Luxury California ski resorts are gearing up for a wave of visitors with slope reservations and touchless massages



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  • The winter ski and snow season is fast approaching in California.
  • But, like everything else during a pandemic, the slopes will look a little bit different this year.
  • Here’s how some of the biggest snowsport destinations are preparing to welcome visitors.
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The winter 2020-21 snow season is quickly approaching. 

Although skiing and snowboarding are

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Is anyone taking the second wave of COVID-19 seriously? This data shows we’re shopping and travelling like it’s practically 2019

Despite warnings to limit travel and physically distance from others, Ontarians are driving, shopping and going out for recreational purposes at levels approaching what they were before the pandemic, according to mobile phone data.

The data, gleaned from Google and Apple mobile devices, shows that while the trends of Ontarians’ activities are still below what they were pre-pandemic, they have been increasing since about mid-May when the province entered Stage

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Hotels facing a painful wave of permanent closures

A large number of U.S. hotels temporarily closed their doors as bookings dried up last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. And as fall approaches, it looks like a significant number of them might not be able to reopen as expected even if business starts to pick up to a healthy level again.

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Uber’s recovery is slowing down as a second coronavirus wave hits countries around the world, JPMorgan says



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  • Uber will likely still turn a profit by the end of next year despite the pandemic setbacks, JPMorgan said Friday. 
  • However, the bank’s analysts said the recovery has been stalled as COVID-19 cases show no sign of slowing in the US, and a second wave hits other countries.
  • A resurgence of cases and lockdown orders in international markets may also be a negative,
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Uber recovery stalls as COVID-19 pandemic enters second wave: JPMorgan

  • Uber will likely still turn a profit by the end of next year despite the pandemic setbacks, JPMorgan said Friday. 
  • However, the bank’s analysts said the recovery has been stalled as COVID-19 cases show no sign of slowing in the US, and a second wave hits other countries.
  • A resurgence of cases and lockdown orders in international markets may also be a negative, they said. 
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EU Envoys Discuss Borders, Travel Rules Amid 2nd Virus Wave | World News

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, Associated Pres

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU European affairs ministers agreed Tuesday to better coordinate travel restrictions in the 27-nation bloc and keep their guarantee the smooth circulation of people and goods as many EU nations see a resurgence of coronavirus.

In March, several EU nations hastily closed their borders in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, even though the EU’s Schengen agreement allows residents

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