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Polaroid launches new stay safe collection

As the world battles a pandemic, an innate fear of contracting the virus has comfortably nestled into the average traveler’s mind. In a situation like this, ‘safety’, ‘protection’ and ‘contagion’ are the most searched words on the internet. 

Furthermore, there’s also a confusion regarding the correct safety equipment. Travellers fear flimsy protective gear, unreliable information related to safety gear, and not getting the right protective equipment for a carefree journey. In such unprecedented times, the Stay Safe collection, the latest offering from the house of Polaroid aims to provide new protective gear. 

About the Collection    

Polaroid Stay Safe collection is the latest from the house of Polaroid, the core brand of Safilo, the world’s second largest eyewear manufacturer, manufacturing sunglasses and eyewear frames since 1878. The curated range of safety equipments are trusted worldwide. Known for its strength-in-performance eyewear, Polaroid had launched this collection only for medical professionals, but it’s

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Here’s how to stay safe in the water, according to a former lifeguard

According to the CDC, an average of 3,536 people unintentionally drown every year — that’s roughly ten per day.

As a former lifeguard, swim and CPR instructor, I’ve been schooled in the nuances of water safety. Here’s what you need to know to keep your family safe at the lake, beach, and pool this summer.

What does drowning look like?

Unlike what you might see on TV, drowning may not involve screams, thrashing or hand signals. Look for a weak or inefficient kick, attempts to reach for the edge, and neutral or negative buoyancy.

What can you do if you think someone may be drowning? Experts recommend throwing anything that floats to the person. It could be a life jacket, swim noodle, or even an empty cooler with the top closed. 

“This is why ocean lifeguards use rescue buoys and tubes,” explains B. Chris Brewster, Chair of the National Certification

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Visit West Hollywood – Stay in the Heart of LA

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Stay in the heart of L.A.

West Hollywood is at the cultural and geographical heart of the Los Angeles region, surrounded by must-see hotspots in every direction. If you want to experience Southern California, booking a hotel in walkable West Hollywood will give you convenient access to everything and situate you in one of the hottest hubs of L.A.

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Nowhere is Route 66 more diverse, fun and walkable. Explore Santa Monica Boulevard and experience the freedom to be yourself and to live life your way.

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Home to California’s premier high-caliber design, art, fashion and all things cultured cool, you’ll love browsing and buying in this cultural destination.

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Pandemic turns Europe’s retail sector on its head as shoppers stay close to home

By Victoria Waldersee

LISBON (Reuters) – City centre shops and malls may have lost their lustre during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as lockdowns ease across Europe many stores in and around residential areas stand to benefit as consumers remain reluctant to venture far from home.

While retail sales appear to be rebounding – surging 17.8% in the euro zone in May and approaching pre-lockdown levels in Britain in June – shoppers are increasingly staying local, leaving Europe’s most renowned shopping districts from London’s West End to Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm struggling in the absence of office workers and tourists.

On Germany’s main shopping streets in Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin, footfall in June was as much as 50% lower than a year earlier, according to the German Retail Federation, while in London’s West End it was down 75%, according to the New West End Company, an association of retailers and landlords in the

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Is it safe to stay in a hotel amid the coronavirus pandemic?

As travelers slowly begin to get back on the road and in the air amid the coronavirus pandemic, they may be wondering if it’s safe to stay in a hotel. 

Hotels have rolled out a slew of cleaning and safety programs, and last week the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the hotel industry’s major trade group, released a checklist for guests who plan to stay in hotels.

“Utilizing these best practices, including requiring face coverings and practicing social distancing in public spaces, will create an even safer environment for all our guests and employees,” Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA, said in a statement. “We applaud governors who have standardized the use of face coverings in all indoor public spaces and we urge all lawmakers to help make this a national standard by implementing this requirement in their states.” 

3 nights, 3 hotels: What it’s really like to

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Scottish island asks visitors to stay away ‘for now’

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The Scottish island of Eigg has closed all self-catering, hostel and guest house accommodation until August 31 to discourage visitors. 

A majority of locals were in favour of not opening up the island when Scottish tourism resumed on July 15, a vote revealed.

The 110-strong community-owned island in the Inner Hebrides said it has “agonised” over the decision, which was taken to protect vulnerable residents and because of limited capacity on ferries.

Scotland is marking its first weekend of the tourism sector reopening, and Nicola Sturgeon has urged people to not “drop their guard”.

Hoteliers in Scotland complained earlier this week that a growing number of English guests are calling to cancel their summer bookings amid ongoing uncertainty over quarantine rules.

The Scottish government had suggested it could impose a 14-day quarantine  on travellers from England. 

Follow all the latest travel news below.

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3 Major Trends That Are Here to Stay

With the recent relaxation of lockdown guidelines followed by mass reopening of a number of states, the nation’s daily new case tally is on the rise again. The last three months’ data had showed a slowdown in new cases, bringing a glimmer of hope. However, the past seven days’ data shows a record increase in the number of new cases.

The catastrophic impact of the pandemic on the financial market has already been widely compared with the great financial crisis of 2008. Though the full impact cannot be gauged at this stage, we can still conclude that the pandemic-led recession that the economy has experienced so far is much worse that the 2008 mayhem.   

The IMF recently expressed deep concern about rising debt in the United States as well as other developed and emerging countries. The excessive numbers of fiscal stimulus packages that have been announced since March has resulted

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ICE says students taking ‘hybrid’ classes may be able to stay in the US, but it won’t tell colleges what that means

Many universities including NYU, which is home to over 17,000 international students, plan to operate under a hybrid model in the fall.
Many universities including NYU, which is home to over 17,000 international students, plan to operate under a hybrid model in the fall.

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  • New guidelines from ICE prevent international students on certain visas from attending schools that are fully online, but may allow them to remain if they’re taking a mixture of online and in-person classes.

  • Many universities have announced they will use a “hybrid model,” combining both in-person and online courses for the upcoming academic year.

  • With “very little information” included in the announcement, however, the new policy lacks clarity in what may be required for a hybrid model, a Senior Legislative and Advocacy Counsel at ACLU told Business Insider.

  • A number of faculty have spoken out on social media that they will offer “1-unit in-person study with any student that faces removal from the country” due to the new policy. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Universities have

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Soren Bjorn says online grocery shopping is here to stay

It took a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders for 1.5 billion people worldwide, but something is finally occurring to us: The future we thought we expected may not be the one we get.

We know that things will change; how they’ll change is a mystery. To envision a future altered by coronavirus, Quartz asked dozens of experts for their best predictions on how the world will be different in five years.

Below is an answer from Soren Bjorn, the president of Driscoll’s. Before coming to Driscoll’s in 2006, Bjorn worked as a vice president at Del Monte Foods.

Sorting through all the stuff that has changed in the short term, and figuring out what is more permanent, is the million-dollar question. One of the things that we very clearly believe has changed once and for all is online grocery shopping. If you think about online shopping when it comes to

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What a hotel stay looks like amid coronavirus

Contactless check-in and check-out. Employees wearing masks and gloves. Grab-and-go food options. 

The next time you stay at a hotel, your hygiene experience will be different because of the coronavirus pandemic. A lot different.

Hotels across the hospitality industry updated their cleanliness procedures during the past few weeks in a sweeping effort to boost confidence among wary travelers. Industry executives on recent earnings calls have been hopeful about leisure travel demand starting to pick up – and it has, slightly – but overall occupancy levels at chains such as Hilton and Marriott remain low.

“Now the challenge for hotels is how you deliver a welcoming service encounter as well as ensure the safety and health of your employees and guests,” said Linda Canina, a professor at The Hotel School in Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business.

Here’s a look at what you can expect when you next visit a

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