your options for domestic holidays this summer

New age: the old Trafford Park Hotel, west of Manchester: Simon Calder
New age: the old Trafford Park Hotel, west of Manchester: Simon Calder

As expected, the prime minister has said that hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks and campsites in England will be able to open from 4 July 2020. The “social-distancing” guidance has halved from two metres to one in England.

But Boris Johnson left out much of detail. In addition, other UK nations have very different policies.

The key questions are

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U.S. Cases Rise 1.6%; New Highs in Texas, Arizona: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert, told Congress he was seeing a “disturbing surge” in new cases. California, Texas and Arizona reported their biggest daily jumps, and Florida’s infection rate climbed above 10%.

As many as 31 states have R0 figures above 1, according to the Rt.live website, meaning that each person with the virus infects at least one other. The World Trade Organization said its … Read More

Disney parks are starting to reopen. Next up: Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. <span class="copyright">(Michel Euler / Associated Press)</span>
Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. (Michel Euler / Associated Press)

Paris is starting to bounce back. Disneyland Paris plans a limited reopening July 15, a day after the country’s Bastille Day celebrations. The theme park in Marne-la-Vallée joins the Eiffel Tower, set to reopen Thursday, and the Louvre Museum, which plans to reopen its doors July 6, in opening amid

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California lawmakers shelve effort this year to legalize sports betting

People make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas in 2018. <span class="copyright">(John Locher / Associated Press)</span>
People make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas in 2018. (John Locher / Associated Press)

Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states to allow sports betting, political squabbles between rival gambling interests have left California stalemated on the issue, with the latest effort fizzling this week in the state Legislature.

While betting on sports has been

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How Hollywood Is Continuing to Pivot Strategy Amid a Pandemic and Protests

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In September 2001, Nkechi Okoro Carroll was working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her offices were right down the street from the World Trade Center, and after the towers fell, she had to figure out how to “keep one of the world’s strongest economies going,” all while dealing with concerns about “how do we keep our employees safe, and how

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Disneyland Paris plans limited reopening starting July 15

Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. <span class="copyright">(Michel Euler / Associated Press)</span>
Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. (Michel Euler / Associated Press)

Paris is starting to bounce back. Disneyland Paris plans a limited reopening July 15, a day after the country’s Bastille Day celebrations. The theme park in Marne-la-Vallée joins the Eiffel Tower, set to reopen Thursday, and the Louvre Museum, which plans to reopen its doors July 6, in opening amid

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Women’s sports post-coronavirus: Softball, lacrosse, hockey leagues

There already wasn’t going to be a National Pro Fastpitch championship this season.

With softball making its return to the Olympics, NPF had to alter the way it was going to play in 2020. After all, three of the teams in softball’s pro league are national teams.

The Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic, and NPF canceled its season. Next year, it’ll have to make another adjustment

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‘Saudi Runaway’: Film Review

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The docu-thriller is a difficult subgenre to get just right. Finding tension and jeopardy in the real-life crises of others can all too often feel exploitative or trumped-up, spuriously shaped for the viewer’s entertainment. In “Saudi Runaway,” an intimate study of female oppression and liberation where the stakes couldn’t be much higher, director Susanne Regina Meures finds a risky but effective solution to

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Equipping teams during a pandemic a unique challenge

As football teams from the NFL to the high school level prepare — and hope — for a 2020 season, one of the unrecognized concerns by outsiders could be getting those squads fully equipped.

Just like those teams, XTECH, which makes custom shoulder pads out of its New Jersey factory, has had to scramble. That meant using digital means to design the pads without actually meeting up with players to

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Everything you need to know as lockdown eases

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life.

The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

Since 15 June, it has been

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Re-elected President Says Park District’s Future Is ‘Strong’

PLAINFIELD, IL — The Plainfield Park District decided on its leadership team for this year on Wednesday, re-electing current president Mimi Poling and vice president Bill Thoman to new terms.

“I am very pleased to have been re-elected to president of the Plainfield Park District Board of Commissioners,” Poling said. “All seven of our commissioners are active and committed to the district and the board. Their cooperative positive spirit makes

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Trip.com Group’s New Recovery Campaign Shows Tourism Leaders Still Long for China’s Outbound Travelers

That it took Trip.com Group to pull together the global travel industry in a travel revival campaign rather than a world tourism body, Google Travel or Booking Holdings, shows the ongoing importance of the China outbound travel market.

In a never-before spectacle of global industry unity, Trip.com Group roped in more than 70 tourism, aviation, and hotel leaders worldwide to individually address tourists why their next trip would be their

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British tourism industry rejoices as hotels and campsites will reopen on July 4

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As of July 4, “most leisure and tourist attractions will reopen if they can do safely,” Boris Johnson has announced, revealing the biggest return of freedoms to Britain since lockdown.

The two-metre rule has been cut to one, in a major boon for pubs and restaurants, which will also be permitted to reopen from July 4. “All hospitality indoors will be limited to table service with minimal

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Apple’s App Store model isn’t worth the 30% charge for today’s developers

Capiche is a secret society for SaaS power users, building a new community of people who care about software to make the SaaS industry more transparent, together. This article was written by Matthew Guay, Capiche‘s founding editor and former senior writer at Zapier.

Wake up with a great idea for a new widget. Build it, set up a table in front of your house, and sell it for $10

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Britons await news of air bridges as Europe opens to tourists

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Boris Johnson will today give the go-ahead for pubs, restaurants and galleries to reopen on July 4; and confirm that the two-metre rule will be cut to one, enabling businesses and venues to reopen in the biggest return of freedoms since March 23 when the UK was plunged into lockdown.

What does this mean for hotels, and holidays here in Britain? UK tour operators eagerly await the

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The best reusable straws for your eco-friendly adventures

The best reusable straws for your eco-friendly adventures
The best reusable straws for your eco-friendly adventures

Ever since that video of a plastic straw up a sea turtle’s nose went viral, there has been a demand for reusable straws. Some companies have agreed to either phase out or entirely get rid of plastic straws in response to the demand. And some restaurants have resorted to using paper straws, bamboo straws, or even bucatini pasta [a noodle with a

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Brunello Cucinelli’s Luca Lisandroni Sees the Sun Shining After the Storm

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The experience of becoming a father might teach a fashion executive much more than management gurus or prestigious MBAs. “When my child was born, I realized that as a human being you have to accept that you cannot always keep everything under control. When you face critical phases, you have to be aware that specific difficulties of the moment won’t affect the value

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Customer Relations Management Gains New Relevance in Pandemic Era

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PARIS — Social distancing may be the new norm, but so, too, is getting up close and personal. While shopkeepers diligently apply bright, new floor markings to regulate store traffic, brands are also busy working behind the scenes to forge deeper, more personal ties with clients.

Customer relationship management has emerged as a key element to pandemic-era strategies as brands and retailers across

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Paris is bouncing back. Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Disneyland Paris to reopen, with limits

Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. <span class="copyright">(Michel Euler / Associated Press)</span>
Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. (Michel Euler / Associated Press)

Paris is starting to bounce back. Disneyland Paris plans a limited reopening July 15, a day after the country’s Bastille Day celebrations. The theme park in Marne-la-Vallée joins the Eiffel Tower, set to reopen Thursday, and the Louvre Museum, which plans to reopen its doors July 6, in opening amid

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Hoboken Mayor: Coronavirus Cases Rising Again

HOBOKEN, NJ – Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said, in a nightly coronavirus update on Monday, that the Hoboken Health Department noted seven new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Saturday, two Sunday, and two Monday, after a recent week in which there was only one new case. That brings the total of confirmed cases of Hoboken residents to 583.

Bhalla noted a “slight uptick” related to “travel outside of New Jersey

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