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How to travel this Christmas through live virtual tours

How to travel this Christmas through live virtual tours

For people staying safely at home this holiday season, new virtual tours let anyone with an internet connection tour famous Christmas destinations around the world.    Homebound travelers can book live interactive tours with local guides to learn about everything from the religious sites of Jerusalem to the department store …

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New warnings of a Covid ‘Christmas wave and New Year’s wave’

New warnings of a Covid ‘Christmas wave and New Year’s wave'

Dr. Stephen Parodi, director of Kaiser Permanente’s nationwide Covid response, warned that new coronavirus case surges are imminent unless Americans change their behavior during a Tuesday evening interview on “The News with Shepard Smith.”  “If we don’t make the choice now to change the future, then what I’m worried about …

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New Covid strain ruins Christmas travel plans for Brits

New Covid strain ruins Christmas travel plans for Brits

People walk past the closed entrance of the Eurostar terminal at Brussels South railway station after Britain’s European neighbors began closing their doors to travelers from the United Kingdom amid alarm about a rapidly spreading strain of coronavirus, in Brussels, Belgium December 21, 2020. Yves Herman | Reuters LONDON — …

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Americans head to malls as Christmas approaches

Americans head to malls as Christmas approaches

A woman wearing a mask carries shopping bags through the snow near Bryant Park on December 17, 2020 in New York City. New York City received 6 to 8 inches of snow in an overnight storm that resulted in local power outages and transportation delays during the first North Eastern …

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Zoom confident it can meet Christmas Day demand

Zoom confident it can meet Christmas Day demand

LONDON – Zoom is gearing up for what could end up being its busiest day ever: Christmas Day. Around the world, there are lockdowns in place that will make travelling to see friends and family on Christmas Day complicated, and for millions, illegal. Over 18 million people in the U.K. …

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150 million people to shop Saturday before Christmas

150 million people to shop Saturday before Christmas

People look at the holiday decorations in the window displays at the Country store on Main Street in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on December 13, 2020. Joseph Prezioso | AFP | Getty Images Procrastinators still abound this holiday season, a new survey finds, despite retailers ranging from Target to Best Buy trying …

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Christmas shopping season is different for retailers

Christmas shopping season is different for retailers

Shoppers on Regent Street in central London. Dominic Lipinski – PA Images | PA Images | Getty Images LONDON — The coronavirus crisis has caused serious challenges for many retailers this year with the holiday shopping season seen as their last chance to pull in much-needed sales. In the U.K, …

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How Europeans are going to spend Christmas this year

How Europeans are going to spend Christmas this year

Children look at a window display at store on Regent Street in London. Hollie Adams | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — There’s one thing that most people are agreed upon as the festive season approaches and the coronavirus pandemic continues: Christmas is not going to feel the …

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Christmas amid coronavirus can still be merry: WHO

Christmas amid coronavirus can still be merry: WHO

A pedestrian wearing a face mask or covering due to the Covid-19 pandemic takes a photograph of Christmas trees in Covent Garden in central London on November 17, 2020. TOLGA AKMEN | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Scientists and governments are pondering how and whether families should get together …

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How to travel safely and host travelers over the holidays

How to travel safely and host travelers over the holidays

Despite rising Covid-19 infections throughout the United States, Europe and beyond, people are preparing to travel in late 2020. According to a survey by travel booking app Hopper, 39% of Americans are expected to travel during the upcoming holiday season. By that estimate, nearly 130 million people will be hitting …

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