Top picks for skywatching, nature and travel from Celestron, Meade and other top brands

Nearly everyone who starts out in skywatching believes that they must have a telescope. However, humble binoculars are incredibly useful for observing and can often prove more effective for viewing some targets such as star clusters, sweeping the surface of the moon and catching a pass of the International Space Station. Easy to use and require very little maintenance, binoculars are ideal for beginners and young astronomers looking for a

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Which Brands Resonated Most in China This Fashion Month? | BoF Professional, China Decoded

LONDON, United Kingdom — When it comes to fashion month, luxury brands’ marketing strategies for China have always relied on front-row faces. “To Chinese consumers, fashion week equals celebrities,” Maggie Mao, deputy executive editor-in-chief and fashion director at Grazia China told BoF exactly one year ago.

This season, however, brands had to make do without the physical presences of A-list heartthrobs and selfie-stick-wielding KOLs. Some names, like Prada, chose to

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Luxury brands set sights on Chinese tourists in Hainan as extended duty-free quotas and pandemic-free shopping attract travellers



a group of people walking in front of a store: People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua


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People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua

Sanya is a place best described in superlatives. It has the whitest sand and the warmest sea in China, the glossiest new five-star hotels

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Top picks for skywatching, nature and travel from Celestron, Meade, and other top brands

Nearly everyone who starts out in skywatching believes that they must have a telescope. However, humble binoculars are incredibly useful for observing and can often prove more effective for viewing some targets such as star clusters, sweeping the surface of the moon and catching a pass of the International Space Station. Easy to use and require very little maintenance, binoculars are ideal for beginners and young astronomers looking for a

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How Technology Is Helping Luxury Fashion Brands Gain Traction

Overall, the advent of technology marked a new dawn for the entire world. Clearly, the reality of life has never been the same since advancements in technology have

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E-Commerce – the New Battleground for Beauty and Luxury Brands

This year marks a milestone in luxury etailing. Both Net-a-Porter and Yoox marketplaces turn 20 in 2020 – some achievement when designers had initially rallied against selling their goods online. 

Now owned by Cartier-to-Chloe umbrella company Richemont, Yoox Net-a-Porter Group proved that there was a consumer appetite for buying both luxury (and later) beauty products online – even though it flew in the face of received industry wisdom. 

Online shopping

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Hotel openings: Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is the brand’s first in Spain: Travel Weekly

The Four Seasons Hotel Madrid officially opened its doors on Sept. 25 as the first Four Seasons outpost in Spain. Located in close proximity to major landmarks like Retiro Park and the Prado Museum, the 200-room Four Seasons Madrid features amenities like a 15,000-square-foot spa and a 24-hour fitness center. The property’s culinary offerings include rooftop venue Dani, helmed by acclaimed chef Dani Garcia, and Asian-inspired gastrobar Isa.  


The Grand

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VideoElephant TV Launches Free News And Entertainment Streaming Service With Videos From 200+ Premium Media Brands From Around The World

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today VideoElephant Ltd., a leading aggregator of premium global video content, launched a free OTT streaming service worldwide that provides viewers access to short-form video content from over 200 award-winning global news, entertainment, and lifestyle partners. Over 60 digital channels of short videos, on demand videos, and over 500 shows are available from VideoElephant’s curated library of over 1 million videos from top

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Luxury Brands Bank on a Raring China Market as Pandemic Lays Waste to Global Demand | Investing News

By Sophie Yu and Silvia Aloisi

BEIJING/MILAN (Reuters) – On the southern Chinese island of Hainan, a duty-free shopping paradise, mainland tourists keen to splurge will often patiently line up for an hour or more to enter a Gucci, Tiffany or other luxury brand store.

“I’m mentally working on a shopping list,” says Zeng Rong, 34, a Beijing-based auditor who is looking forward to her upcoming Hainan trip. “I’d like

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VideoElephant TV Launches Free News And Entertainment Streaming Service With Videos From 200+ Premium Media Brands From Around The World | News

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today VideoElephant Ltd., a leading aggregator of premium global video content, launched a free OTT streaming service worldwide that provides viewers access to short-form video content from over 200 award-winning global news, entertainment, and lifestyle partners. Over 60 digital channels of short videos, on demand videos, and over 500 shows are available from VideoElephant’s curated library of over 1 million videos from

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Top 12 luxury hotel brands, according to Luxury Travel Intelligence

  • LTI — Luxury Travel Intelligence — recently released its latest ranking of the world’s best luxury hotel brands.
  • LTI’s extensive algorithm is based on 123 criteria. The company analyzed luxury hotel brands with 10 or more properties worldwide to find the 12 best.
  • The top spots included well-known names like Six Senses, Belmond, and Mandarin Oriental.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

While luxury travel destinations that look flawless

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These Brands Are Giving Away Flight Upgrades

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Simplemost may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer’s website.

It’s officially the most magical time of the year — and the busiest, especially when it comes to travel. While this year’s AAA holiday travel forecast isn’t out yet, it was forecasted last year

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Big Brands Must Share Resources to Save Mom ’n’ Pops

(Bloomberg) — In a panel discussion during the travel industry Skift Global Forum 2020 on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Sebastien Bazin, chief executive officer of French hotel group Accor SA, painted the most honest portrait of what it looks like to be an hotelier today.



a large building with Raffles Hotel in the background: The renowned Raffles Hotel, operated by Accor SA, in Singapore.


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The renowned Raffles Hotel, operated by Accor SA, in Singapore.

“It’s time to pivot,” he said of his time-tested hospitality business

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New car sales in Australia slump but luxury brands buck trend during coronavirus pandemic



a car driving down a busy city street: Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images


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New car sales in Australia have slumped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but one sector is bucking the trend – luxury brands.

Overall sales have fallen 20% as people have lost jobs and income, overseas factories have closed down and the recession has begun to bite.

But sales of luxury brands have declined much less sharply and, in at

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