Holidays: Britons ditch holiday favourites in 2021 for these top five destinations | Travel News | Travel

Earlier this year, thousands of Britons had their holiday plans cancelled as the pandemic pulled the breaks on international travel. Instead, Britons decided to go on holiday in the UK, ditching flights overseas for something closer to home. But with many missing the opportunity to travel overseas, Britons are looking to broaden their horizons and truing out some new destinations.

1. Orlando

The USA has been out of bounds to Britons for the majority of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, if the country opens its borders to Britons, it’s looking as though it’s likely to be a popular choice.

Mr Thorne explained that Florida is very popular with families, especially due to the abundance of theme parks.

He said: “After a year spent at home, some parents are keen to make new childhood memories with their kids and have perhaps been saving throughout 2020 in order to

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Transfer news: West Ham and Leeds among teams who could complete deals by Friday | Football | Sport

More than £1billion has already been spent by top-flight clubs this summer. There are, however, still a number of teams in the market for new additions before the domestic window closes. And here are five Championship players who could make the move to a Premier League side before Friday’s deadline.

Said Benrahma (Brentford)

Few shone as brightly as Benrahma in the Championship last term, with the Algerian scoring 17 and assisting nine in 48 appearances for Brentford. 

Ultimately, the Bees fell just short of clinching promotion to the Premier League, losing the play-off final to Fulham, but that hasn’t stopped Benrahma from being linked to top flight clubs this summer.

Most recently, West Ham have taken an interest in the 25-year-old, tabling an offer worth an initial £25 million plus £5 million in add-ons for Benrahma. 

The deal has, however, run into complications (per the Guardian), meaning this transfer

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With Kearney still hotspot for COVID-19, Two Rivers urges ‘vigilant’ mask-usage, other precautions during Cruise Nite | Local News

KEARNEY — Two Rivers Public Health approved the event plan for Kearney Cruise Nite Week, and is hoping everyone has a wonderful but safe time during the event this week. While the activities do take place outdoors, there still are some safety recommendations Two Rivers would like to pass along to people who plan to attend.



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A press release from Two Rivers last week indicated that the Kearney area has been identified as a local hot spot. Jeremy Eschliman, Two Rivers’ health director, said there are concerning levels of activity taking place in the Kearney area regarding the virus and its spread, so he urges caution to prevent any further spread in the community.

“With the activities taking place in open areas, this affords a much better opportunity for social distancing,” he said.

Vigilant mask usage and proper

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Two downtown hotels get boost from Blue Jays’ games in Buffalo | Local News



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Tom Long, general manager of the Westin on Delaware.




The hotel has hosted pro hockey teams and entertainers before, but circumstances were different this time.

“It did open your eyes on how serious they took Covid and all the protocols that were in place,” Long said.

That included the occupancy limits for elevators. “Almost every player walked the stairs every time they went up or down,” Long said. The hotel opened up its courtyard for teams to use, but tables were spread 10 feet apart.

About 25 Westin employees returned to work to help with hosting the teams; some of the employees wanted only part-time hours, Long said. “That helped kind of spread the wealth and get them back and see them again,” he said.



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The fitness center in The Westin on Delaware and Chippewa, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.




The teams used anywhere

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8 travel-inspired homes to fulfil your wanderlust, Lifestyle News

To say that the pandemic putting a halt on all travelling plans is a huge damper is perhaps a major understatement. To ease your restless spirit, we put together 8 homes in Singapore inspired by places around the world.

Taking inspiration from popular travel destinations like New York, Bali and London, these homes will hopefully fulfil a part of your wanderlust.

1. Place of Inspiration: Japan

Design: AkiHaus

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The homeowner wanted a home that was inspired by Japanese interiors as Japan is a place he frequently travels to for work. To recreate the look in the one-bedroom apartment, AkiHaus employed a neutral palette of white, wood and black —a palette commonly associated with Japanese interiors — with the occasional greys to lend visual texture and a modern slant.

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Much of the interiors were kept clean and simple, with fuss-free silhouettes and lines. An open concept was adopted to facilitate hosting

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Cruise companies receive thousands of bookings within days, Lifestyle News

SINGAPORE – Phones have been ringing off the hooks at the offices of Genting Cruise Lines, with the company receiving more than 6,000 bookings for its “cruises to nowhere” in just five days.

Each of these bookings is likely for at least two people. A total of 23 Genting Cruise Lines sailings, each with a maximum capacity of 1,700 passengers, are scheduled for November and December.

The Singapore Tourism Board announced last Thursday (Oct 8) that round-trip cruises without ports of call will take place under a pilot programme.

Under it, only two cruise lines – Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International – can take to the seas.

Without disclosing specific numbers, Royal Caribbean International also said that the demand has “exceeded expectations”.

According to a spokesman, bookings are up 500 per cent compared to the past two weeks. Its first sailing on Dec 1, which is capped at

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Cruises to nowhere: More than 6,000 bookings in five days, Singapore News & Top Stories

Phones have been ringing off the hook at the offices of Genting Cruise Lines, with the company receiving more than 6,000 bookings for its “cruises to nowhere” in just five days.

Each of these bookings is likely for at least two people. A total of 23 Genting Cruise Lines sailings, each with a maximum capacity of 1,700 passengers, are scheduled for next month and December.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced last Thursday that round-trip cruises without ports of call will take place under a pilot programme.

Under it, only two cruise lines – Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International – can take to the seas.

Without disclosing specific numbers, Royal Caribbean International also said that the demand has “exceeded expectations”.

A spokesman said bookings are up 500 per cent compared with the past two weeks. Its first sailing on Dec 1, which is capped at about 1,000 guests,

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P&O Cruises welcomes new cruise ship in British ‘first’ ahead of holidays 2021 | Travel News | Travel

P&O Cruises now has a new cruise ship to add to its fleet. The Iona joined last week at an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, in the latest cruise news. She is the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market.

The area is a tranquil pool environment by day with dining and entertainment by night.

Here, guests can expect specially commissioned aerial entertainment shows under the stars when the Iona sets sail.

Holidaymakers will also be able to enjoy craft individual gins at the first-ever gin distillery at sea or unwind in the Oasis spa featuring a range of destination-themed treatments.

Iona will have eight speciality restaurants including yet-to-be-unveiled concepts.

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There will also be 13 entertainment venues, four swimming pools – including a spectacular infinity pool at the aft of the ship – and 16 whirlpools.

P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow,

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