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The top destinations and tips for travellers in 2021

Navigate your way through what the future of travel holds with the help of the Expedia 2021 Travel Trends Report. Learn all about how attitudes towards travel has changed and discover how you can make the most of your future holidays with these helpful travel hacks. Timing is everything – top savings hacks Getting the most out of your holiday bookings is easy when you adopt these handy travel hacks. Expedia, with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), has examined the data and discovered th...
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Liverpool FC embarks on a journey with Expedia

Liverpool FC embarks on a journey with ExpediaLiverpool FC and Expedia, one of the world's largest full-service travel sites, have set off on a multi-year agreement that will position the travel platform as a principal partner of the club, landing on the shirt sleeve of both men's and women's team kit.The Expedia sleeve patch was debuted on the Reds' strip during the Premier League clash with [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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13% of travelers to Hawaii test positive for COVID-19, Kauai seeks to opt out of Safe Travels program, Honolulu limits Thanksgiving parties to 5 people, unemployment tax expected to triple, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Travelers get screened at Honolulu airport PC:state of HawaiiTravelers testing positive up fourfold in November. Travel-related COVID-19 cases in Hawaii have more than quadrupled since the state began allowing nonessential travel in October, according to new data released by the state Department of Health. State health officials said Tuesday that 13% of travelers to Hawaii tested positive for COVID-19 in November, up from 3% in October, even though the total number of COVID-19 cases in g...
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For travelers looking to book a flight or hotel room, and look a lot alike. Yet the two fared very differently when the coronavirus pandemic shut down travel, thanks to different strategies behind their websites.
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Vice President for Development, Grand Rapids Symphony

Now in its 91th season, the Grand Rapids Symphony invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Development, available in the first quarter of 2021. The Organization Now in its 91th season, the Grand Rapids Symphony (GRS) is a highly acclaimed orchestra that presents more than 400 performances annually, reaching a diverse audience of more than 200,000 concertgoers from 14 West Michigan counties. Nearly half of those who attend are st...
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Unless Congress acts fast, tens of millions of Americans will lose their unemployment benefits, causing economic damage that may be impossible to contain

People line up outside a temporary unemployment office established by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet at the State Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky, on June 17, 2020. Bryan Woolston/Reuters Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In the latest episode, Hanauer and Goldstein speak with a young woman who lost her job at Expedia in August due to the...
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Looking Forward: Reveals the Top Travel Trends and Tips for U.S. Travelers in 2021

What do Lima, Osaka and Lisbon have in common? These were all trending destinations for U.S. travelers in 2019. Fast-forward to 2020's trending list: Lincoln, New Hampshire. Lake Havasu, Arizona. The Hamptons, New York.
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Airbnb has navigated the pandemic better than its rivals — but the company's uncertain future depends heavily on forces beyond its control

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Airbnb made its IPO filing available to the public on Monday, revealing exactly how the pandemic has devastated its business. The company reported nearly $700 million in losses in the first nine months of 2020, more than double its losses for the same period in 2019. While Airbnb made some key strategic decisions that helped it fare better than competitors, it also disclosed a long list of risk factors that could impair its recovery — and possibly its path to ...
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Officials: L.A. County at ‘dangerous point’ in coronavirus surge

With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to surge at alarming rates in the county, state and indeed the nation on Monday, Nov. 16, Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer put  a large share of blame for the rising case numbers squarely on the backs of young people. “Young people are spreading the virus with disaster effects for our elderly,” said Ferrer, who illustrated the point in a briefing for reporters on Monday. The news in L.A. County arrived as Gov. Gavin Newsom m...
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State hits ’emergency brake’ as coronavirus cases spike, Newsom says; Orange County in purple tier

Orange County will have to once more restrict or shutdown some previously reopened industries because it has fallen back to the most restrictive coronavirus tier, state officials announced on Monday, Nov. 16 — the same day Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California would hit the “emergency brake” on economic activity has another surge of infections sweeps over the state. The state is in the midst of an alarming surge in the coronavirus in recent weeks. Newsom said the recent increase in cases rivale...
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Mass tourism will roar back by summer, optimistic Expedia CEO says

Things are looking good for Expedia Group — well, relatively, anyway. Its third-quarter earnings report shows a company that’s still pulling in $1.5 billion in quarterly revenue, exceeding mid-pandemic expectations, even if that it represents $221 million in losses. Parts of the business, such as airfare sales, may have tanked, but others, like rental home platform VRBO, are compensating. Instead of looking back at the last few months of bumpy business, though, Chief Executive Office Peter Kern—...
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Credit Card Numbers For Millions of Hotel Guests Exposed By Misconfigured Cloud Database (slashdot)

"A widely used hotel reservation platform has exposed 10 million files related to guests at various hotels around the world, thanks to a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket," reports Threatpost. "The records include sensitive data, including credit-card details." Prestige Software's "Cloud Hospitality" is used by hotels to integrate their reservation systems with online booking websites like Expedia and The incident has affected 24.4 GB worth of data in total, according to...
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Credit Card Numbers For Millions of Hotel Guests Exposed By Misconfigured Cloud Database

"A widely used hotel reservation platform has exposed 10 million files related to guests at various hotels around the world, thanks to a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket," reports Threatpost. "The records include sensitive data, including credit-card details." Prestige Software's "Cloud Hospitality" is used by hotels to integrate their reservation systems with online booking websites like Expedia and The incident has affected 24.4 GB worth of data in total, according to...
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COVID Has Made Online Travel A Game Of Millimetres, And He Who Solves Testing Wins Big

COVID has turned online travel from a game of inches to one of millimetres, said Timothy Hughes, vice president corporate development of Agoda, paraphrasing an oft-quoted phrase of former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Nick Wass/Associated Press Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Steve Bannon isn't getting booted from Facebook. Despite the former White Hous...
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Samsung’s new midrange chip supports 5G and 200MP cameras

Apple undeniably stole the spotlight this week with the unveiling of its first-ever in-house silicon for Macs — the M1. But the Big A is hardly the only tech giant boasting new chips: Samsung has lifted the lid on its new midrange mobile chip, the Exynos 1080. The chipset, which combines 5G capabilities with enhanced AI features, is the first ever platform built on Samsung‘s 5nm technology which it first showcased last year. Among other things, the 5nm tech promises significant improvements in p...
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Netflix signs David Fincher in a 4-year exclusive deal

It’s official: Netflix has signed revered filmmaker and director David Fincher in an exclusive four-year deal. The artist, which has directed cult classics like Fight Club, Se7en, The Social Network, Zodiac, and Gone Girl, revealed the news in an interview with French outlet Premiere. There aren’t many details as to what the partnership involves, but the move makes perfect sense given the pair’s evolving relationship. [Read: Traders dump Zoom for Expedia as Pfizer vaccine teases life after COVID...
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Temporary rental provider Tweener Homes strikes deal with Expedia

The Chandler, Arizona-based real estate company offers fully furnished homes on short-term leases for families "in between" permanent residences.
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Traders dump Zoom for Expedia as Pfizer vaccine teases life after COVID

Pfizer sent stock markets into a spin on Monday after the pharmaceutical giant shared promising results of its COVID-19 vaccine trials. Traders, presumably buoyed by the idea of an eventual return to normal, dumped 2020’s most successful ‘stay-at-home‘ stocks for travel plays like Expedia (EXPE) and Booking Holdings (BKNG). EXPE and BKNG jumped 20% and 16% respectively to bring them back into the green for the year-to-date. [Read: Here’s what you need to know about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine] On ...
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The hotel industry now has a potentially serious security headache on its hands alongside the pandemic. Website Planet reports that Prestige Software, the company behind hotel reservation platforms for, and Expedia, left data exposed for "millions" of guests on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket. The 10 million-plus log files dated as far back as 2013 and included names, credit card details, ID numbers and reservation details.
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The public relations industry is going through big changes — here's the latest on pay, hiring, and hot growth areas

A man walks near Nasdaq MarketSite in an empty Times Square as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters The public relations industry is going through some big changes.PR firms are investing more in data and analytics to defend the value of their services to clients and fend off the threat of consultancies and other potential rivals.They're also pouring resources into building out new businesses like creative, digita...
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One of the most historic hotels in New Orleans, The Roosevelt is a 5-star stay with strong new COVID protocols in place

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Roosevelt New Orleans is one of the city's most historic hotels, located blocks from the iconic French Quarter.I took advantage of reduced room rates and was pleased to find most amenities open, with solid new COVID protocols in place.I booked a Deluxe Single Queen for $143, but, due to lower occupancy levels, was upgraded to a Deluxe Single King, which typically co...
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33 sentimental gifts that are perfect for everyone on your list

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Gift-giving is one of the too few opportunities to remind our loved ones just how much we love them.Sentimental gifts are a great way to do exactly that — whether it's a custom comic book of your love story or a poster that turns meaningful audio clips into art. Some of our favorites from this list include a , a reel viewer full of special memories, and a new take on the classic message in a bottle.Below,...
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The Grand Bohemian Asheville is an upscale, art-centric mountain lodge steps from The Biltmore — but its COVID-19 protocols have room for improvement

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Jennifer Agress/Business Insider I recently headed to Asheville, North Carolina for a fall getaway within easy driving distance.I chose the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville in part because it falls under the Marriott-Bonvoy umbrella and I trusted their COVID-19 protocols.I stayed in a comped Standard Room, which typically costs $354 during the fall high season for a midweek stay. I was impressed with...
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7 caves in the US you can book if you want to live under a rock for the rest of the year

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Vrbo With two months left to go, 2020 has been an overwhelmingly stressful year, from a continuing global pandemic to the US election, civil unrest, and unprecedented wildfires. As such, nobody would blame you if you're ready to just go hide under a rock for the rest of the year — or stay there in 2021.In fact, you can do just that by booking one of these cave rentals or hotels found across the US....
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The Roxbury Hotel in the Catskills features over-the-top themed rooms from Jetsons-style suites to a cottage with a pumpkin carriage bathroom — here's what staying there was like during the pandemic

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Allison Tibaldi/Business Insider COVID-19 has kept me from hotels since March, but a fall road trip to the Catskills in Upstate New York met my safety criteria.I stayed at The Roxbury at Stratton Falls, which further put me at ease with strict new health and safety protocols and standalone cottages.The Roxbury at Stratton Falls is a new offshoot of The Roxbury Motel, both of which are known for roo...
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App management startup AppFollow raises $5M Series A round led by Nauta Capital

AppFollow, an app management startup, has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Barcelona’s Nauta Capital, alongside existing investors Vendep Capital and RTP Global participating. The Helsinki-headquartered company says benefitted during the pandemic and even in April 2020 as the desire for automation and apps exploded. It says it now has 70,000 clients on its platform globally including McDonald’s, Disney, Expedia, PicsArt, Flo, Jam City and Discord. CEO Anatoly Sharifulin said in a ...
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65 gifts your girlfriend will love — from a cozy robe to a cold brew coffee maker

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Hydro Flask Getting your girlfriend a meaningful gift doesn't have to require hours of internet research on your part.The reporters and editors on the Insider Reviews team spend every day covering the latest, greatest, and altogether best products you can buy, and we put together a list of thoughtful gifts for your girlfriend.Still looking for gifts? Find more gift guides broken down by interest, b...
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Significantly reduced room rates lured me to the Ace Hotel New Orleans — while many amenities are still closed, I was impressed by their new COVID protocols and the facilities that were open

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The rooftop is available via pre-booked, two-hour time slots. I practically had it to myself during my stay. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Ace Hotel New Orleans is open with new COVID-19 protocols in place and some restrictions on facilities.I booked an entry-level Medium Room and enjoyed my stay despite many of the hotel's signature amenities being unavailable.My room cost $117 per night, which ...
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Google fires back at DOJ antitrust lawsuit, saying the 'deeply flawed' suit would force Americans to use worse search features and pay more for their phones

Google's Kent Walker published a blog post defending the tech giant on Tuesday. Aaron Bernstein/Reuters Google fired back against an antitrust lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice in a blog post on Tuesday.  "This lawsuit would do nothing to help consumers," Google chief legal officer Kent Walker wrote. "To the contrary, it would artificially prop up lower-quality search alternatives, raise phone prices, and make it harder for people to get the search services they want to use...
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