What will holidays / travel look like after coronavirus lockdown?

Travel, the luxury most of us took for granted up until March, has never felt more needed, with many of us desperate to swap the four walls that kept us safe in isolation for the white-washed stone of a Spanish villa. But from self-cleaning hotel rooms to temperature checks at airports, what will holidays actually look like post-coronavirus lockdown?

The reality is that travel as we know it has changed

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The online wine shops still delivering during lockdown

Whether you’re pairing a bottle with a nice dinner in the garden after being sat indoors working all day, or over a Zoom call for a catch up with friends, trying times often call for a glass of wine.

Wine isn’t counted as an essential item – although we all know the relaxing benefits of a glass or two, especially at this time – so we advise instead of making

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Airbnb-NYC Settlement Means Hosts Will Have to Pay Taxes or Leave the Platform

Ending a years-long skirmish over complying with short-term rental regulations, Airbnb and New York City reached a settlement that requires Airbnb to provide the city with host information, including names, physical addresses, phone numbers and emails. If hosts don’t consent to the data transfer, they would be barred from listing their properties on the platform.

That Airbnb consented to such a settlement in one of its biggest global markets may

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Will reopening more businesses bring serious new outbreaks?

Robert Hennie works out at a makeshift gym in a closed playground area at De Portola Park in Torrance on April 2. On Friday, L.A. County will allow fitness centers and gyms to reopen. <span class="copyright">(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Robert Hennie works out at a makeshift gym in a closed playground area at De Portola Park in Torrance on April 2. On Friday, L.A. County will allow fitness centers and gyms to reopen. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County is facing a critical new test in its battle against the coronavirus.

Officials are taking another major step in reopening the economy as a slew of additional

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the best face coverings to buy online

Ministers have announced that it will be mandatory to wear facial masks and coverings when using public transport from June 15.

That means if you use trains, tubes, trams, ferries, planes or buses, you must cover your nose and mouth to help contain the spread of coronavirus. Those without an adequate face covering could be refused travel on public transport and may even face a fine.

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‘Feeling great, beautiful day!’ Yosemite National Park reopens with changes

Gary Egorov didn’t let not being able to get a day-use reservation stop him from getting into Yosemite National Park on Thursday.

The cyclist from Fresno parked in Oakhurst and rode his bicycle up Highway 41.

“Feeling great, beautiful day!” Egorov said after he passed through the park’s south gate around 8 a.m. He waited in a line of about 15 cars and a motorcyclist, who he joked with about

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Meet the man stranded on an island in the middle of lockdown

A Brit traveller has spoken of his experiences after becoming stranded on an island under strict lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

Daniel Worthington, 29, from Manchester was on a round the world trip, and had spent 18 months travelling the globe.

In March, he arrived on the Thai island of Phuket for a friend’s wedding and had checked into a nearby Marriott Hotel – but then the global COVID-19 outbreak

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the online hustle to be everywhere

Dave Basulto had a good business going with sales of his iOgrapher iPhone case for filmmakers, selling thousands to schools across the country, based on in-person demos and meetings with teachers. 

Then the pandemic hit, and he couldn’t travel, thus eliminating a huge chunk of his income. 

So he was forced to get creative, hustling from home to create a new gig, online seminars, and he turned to all the

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Brad Hoylman Defends State Senate Seat

GREENWICH VILLAGE, MANHATTAN — Democrats living in Manhattan’s 27th state senate district — which stretches from the Village to the Upper West Side — will head to the polls on June 23 to cast their ballot in this year’s primary race.

On the ballot will be incumbent state Sen. Brad Hoylman, who has held the seat since 2013, and Elizabeth Glass, a first-time challenger from the East Village.

The June

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What do the new rules mean for my travel plans?

These are the key questions and answers about what the UK’s first blanket quarantine policy means for travellers.

What is happening – and why now?

Most travellers coming to the UK by air, sea or rail are required to self-isolate for 14 days from the day following the day of arrival.

The only exception is if they are leaving the country before the two weeks are up.

The obligation applies

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2020 is ‘the perfect storm’ for online scams

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Online scams can come in many forms and via any kind of device. (Photo: Getty)
Online scams can come in many forms and via any kind of device. (Photo: Getty)

A worldwide pandemic, mass unemployment and nationwide protests over racial injustice — there are many important issues occupying our collective attention.

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Here’s what defunding the police might look like in reality

In 2017, when a shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds in Dallas was driving up the number of 911 calls, overwhelming emergency rooms and crowding jails with mentally ill people, the city decided to try something different.

It put an officer, a paramedic and a social worker in every car responding to mental health calls in the city’s troubled south-central region, an attempt to get people the help they needed without

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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

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Fear of Second Covid-19 Wave Sinks Travel and Leisure Stocks

(Bloomberg) — Travel and leisure stocks saw a third straight day of declines as a second wave of coronavirus cases emerged in the U.S. with the number of confirmed cases pushing past two million, according to data from John Hopkins University.

Airline stocks plunged Thursday, including declines of as much as 16% for Delta Air Lines Inc. and 14% for JetBlue Airways Corp. Hotels, cruise operators, online travel agencies and

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Student loan glitch affected up to 5 million credit scores

Jeramiah Harrington struggled for nearly a year to drive his credit score up from a grim 527 to pretty good 682. Then in a matter of days, his score unexpectedly tumbled by 91 points in May.

What’s worse: He apparently didn’t do anything wrong to drive that score back below 600. He simply was caught in a COVID-19-related glitch connected to some student loans.  

“I had never even been close

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Big Lots and Intercontinental Hotel Group highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – June 4, 2020 – Zacks Equity Research Shares of Big Lots BIG as the Bull of the Day, Intercontinental Hotel Group IHG as the Bear of the Day. 

Here is a synopsis of the two stocks:

Bull of the Day:

One of the strongest industries lately has been retail. Specifically, Retail – Discount stores. That industry is currently in the Top 21% of

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Free events and services to watch online while self-quarantining

As novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, millions of Americans are spending more time at home.

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But whether you’re doing so because of a job loss, working from home situation or otherwise taking part in the mass effort to stay safe, chances are you’ve been bored once or twice while living under quarantine.

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Defund police in schools? How the movement got momentum after George Floyd’s death

Three summers ago, about 50 students and activists gathered outside the Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters to demand the school board end a contract that placed police officers in schools.

The officers — whose role was to keep schools safe — actually made students, especially black students, feel criminalized, activists said.

But the majority of teachers, staff and parents liked officers in schools, a district-wide survey showed at the time. The

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21 of the best and worst celebrity homes, as seen on Zoom calls

Celebrities are just like us… they also work from home during a global pandemic.

For the past few months, actors, celebrities, and politicians have been calling into virtual interviews, going live on social media, and having Zoom calls galore to do press, speak on current events, and communicate with fans. And with each celebrity Zoom call, we received small glimpses into their home lives.

Some big names like the Obamas

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How much coronavirus risk is there in common travel activities? We asked an expert

Travel in the middle of a global pandemic presents challenges, with each activity carrying its own level of risk for coronavirus.

Joseph Khabbaza, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Cleveland Clinic, said some of the biggest questions he’s getting relate to travel activities. 

Khabazza, who treats coronavirus patients, said the primary path of transmission is contacts with respiratory droplets produced by infected people. Face masks, physical distancing, frequent

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