Boosting Luxury Retail With Flexible Payments

Dramatic shifts are underway in the retail sector as it adjusts to consumers’ increasingly digital preferences.

Merchants are optimizing their eCommerce operations, but this is posing challenges for some, including luxury merchants. These retailers are accustomed to engaging with their customers in brick-and-mortar stores and building long-lasting relationships that lead to brand loyalty. Many consumers are shying away from physical stores, however, leaving

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New Zealanders may be able to travel to some Australian states before Christmas, Ardern says

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Travel between New Zealand and some states of Australia is possible before the end of the year, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.

Plans for a travel ‘bubble’ between Australia and New Zealand has been in discussions for months as both nations slowed the spread of the coronavirus, but they were disrupted after a resurgence of COVID-19 in Melbourne, Australia, followed by a second

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Boris Johnson’s father pictured shopping without face covering

Boris Johnson’s father said he was “extremely sorry” after he was pictured shopping without wearing a face covering.

Stanley Johnson was pictured in the Mirror newspaper perusing the shelves at a newsagents in west London on Tuesday, seemingly breaking the rules by not covering his mouth and nose.

The picture emerged after fines increased to £200 last week for first time offenders who fail to wear a face covering in

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Guide to Alaska Airlines partners

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Alaska Airlines offers travelers a unique value proposition by not tying its rewards program into a single alliance, but instead having a partner network with various airlines. For travelers, this encourages globe-trotting as they can build up rewards by booking through these airlines or use their existing Alaska Airlines miles to book flights on these carriers.

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AMC to Have More Than 80% of U.S. Theatres Open With 14 More Theatres Resuming Operations in California and Across the State of Michigan

AMC to resume operations at AMC Manteca 16 and AMC Brentwood 14 in California beginning Friday, October 2

AMC to reopen 12 theatres in Michigan beginning October 9

Surveyed AMC guests grade AMC theatre cleanliness in the U.S. at an all-time high

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States, in Europe & the Middle East and the world, today announced another round of theatre reopenings in

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Beach Hotels Market Analysis with Impact of COVID-19, Top Companies, Trends, Size, Growth, Share, Demand, Future Opportunity Outlook 2026

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Sep 29, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “”Beach Hotels Market“”(2020-2026) status and position of worldwide and key regions, with perspectives of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries; this report analyses the topmost companies in worldwide and main regions, and splits the Beach Hotels market by product type and applications/end industries.The Beach Hotels market trend … Read More

Global airline alliance calls for rapid COVID-19 testing to restore air travel

SkyTeam wants rapid COVID-19 testing to restore air travel after the pandemic has brought the industry to crisis point. Photo: Pro Shots/Sipa USA
SkyTeam wants rapid COVID-19 testing to restore air travel after the pandemic has brought the industry to crisis point. Photo: Pro Shots/Sipa USA

Global airline alliance SkyTeam is calling for standardised COVID-19 testing before departure to restore international air travel in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

SkyTeam and its 19 members, which include Delta Air Lines (DAL), Air France (AF.PA), KLM (KLMR), and China Eastern Airlines (0670.HK), are supporting

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The show is written and performed by Inua Ellams.

Written and performed by Inua Ellams, The Bridge presents Ellams’ and Fuel’s production of An Evening with an Immigrant, with music selection by DJ Sid Mercutio.

Performances run through October 15.

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 aged

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Craving Authentic Nashville BBQ But Afraid To Travel Or Dine-In? Enter Goldbelly

You canceled your trip through Italy but you’re still craving gelato? You couldn’t attend your relative’s wedding in New Orleans but you’re dreaming of seafood gumbo? Or perhaps, like Goldbelly’s founder, Joe Ariel in 2011, you’ve just come back to Brooklyn from college in Nashville, and all you can think of are hot chicken, barbecue and biscuits.

“I would have given anything

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1,362 new Illinois coronavirus cases as Chicago adds four more states to travel quarantine list

Public health officials on Tuesday announced 1,362 more people have tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, the lowest number of new cases confirmed in a single day statewide in almost three weeks.

The latest coronavirus cases were detected among 45,624 tests submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health, lowering the state’s average testing positivity rate over the last week to 3.6%. Tuesday’s daily caseload is the lowest since the state

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hotels recovering, but bars, restaurants suffering


We asked Mayor Joe McCombs to take our quiz and see if he deserves a key to the city


Corpus Christi’s tourism industry is still hurting because of the pandemic, but it has started to recover. 

Hotel occupancy rates hit the single digits and averaged lower than 20% around Easter weekend in April. Now the rate is roughly 55%, said Brett Oetting, Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau’s

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Princess Anne Country Club listed among top 25 short courses around the world

When it comes to destination golf trips, short courses may not always get their proper due. But as the Princess Anne Country Club demonstrates, bigger isn’t always better.

In the September issue of Golf Magazine, the Princess Anne was recognized as one of the top 25 sub-6,000-yard courses in the world. The list, which features courses as far away as Iceland, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, was chosen with

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Flight news: Major airlines eliminate change fees

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