There’s no shortage of five-star hotels or photogenic bakeries in London, but that’s not to say there isn’t room for more. Enter The Connaught Patisserie, the new pretty-in-pink patisserie by The Connaught, one of London’s most iconic luxury hotels. The gorgeous cakes and pastries on offer include leveled-up French classics like the Chestnut and Blackcurrant Mont Blanc; Yuzu and Honeycomb Éclair; and Apple and Mascarpone Tatin; however, the star of the show is the Signature Connaughty Hound: a sculptural chocolate hazelnut cake in the shape of a hound, which is the emblem of The Connaught Hotel. Toulouse-native Nicolas Rouzaud is at the helm as Executive Pastry Chef, and the seasonal selection of pastries and desserts are available to
If you were on the hunt for a bargain, the Amazon Prime Day board game deals would like a word. Everything from Hasbro to Fantasy Flight games have been discounted, and you can save up to 40% in some cases. Because those price cuts include some of the best board games, it’s not an opportunity to pass up. In fact, they’re among the top Amazon Prime Day deals we’ve seen so far.
Because these Amazon Prime Day board game deals span board games for 2 players to the best board games for adults (and everything in between), there’s a lot to choose from. There are a more than a few of the best card games on offer, for example, not to mention loads of board games for kids. That’s why we’ve gathered up the most tempting Amazon Prime Day
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While Amazon Prime Day 2020 may be best known for excellent tech and kitchen savings, more than just laptops and coffee makers are on sale right now. The deals also include favorite luggage brands like Samsonite and Victorinox.
Everything from suitcase sets and travel backpacks to underseat bags for organizing business essentials is currently discounted, including suitcases we tested and found to be the best carry-ons you can buy.
With COVID-19 continuing to disrupt many travel plans, buying new luggage may not be top of mind. But consider that even for short weekend trips you’ll need a reliable bag. Not to mention that the best travel gear is built to last and can be used for years to come.
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- Airlines next on runway in earnings season, with United Thursday
- Most hopes for industry improvement rest on vaccine or treatment
- Disney grabs spotlight with recent layoffs, reorganization
Been on a plane lately?
If, like many of us, the answer is no, you’re probably part of the reason the airline and travel industry’s Q3 earnings prospects remain grounded.
Actually, “grounded” isn’t the best word for the results analysts expect from airlines. An expression that comes to mind, unfortunately, is “nose dive.”
Airline earnings are expected to plunge an incredible 313% year-over-year in Q3, according to research firm FactSet. That’s about the worst earnings projection for any industry sub-sector, dwarfing even projected losses in the lackluster Energy complex.
Travel isn’t all about the airlines, of course. Digging deeper into sub-sector performance, analysts see the Hotels, Restaurants, and Leisure sub-sector falling off a cliff, with earnings down
Besides wearing a mask on an airplane, there’s one other thing you should definitely do if you are traveling this fall or over the holidays: Use your miles.
A survey of pandemic award prices finds airlines are making award seats available at very cheap prices in miles or points. First-class seats, which give you a bit more social distance on board, are a particularly good value.
In its 10 busiest markets, United’s award seats for various travel dates in November averaged only 12,833 miles round trip, about half the cost of what traditionally has been a standard domestic coach ticket of 25,000 miles.
averaged only 15,167 points round trip. For first class, American was only 42,500 miles round-trip, Delta only 49,100 miles.
“The answer is a resounding yes—it is a good time to
NEW DELHI — At a time when the global aviation industry has been drastically hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s airlines appear to be turning the crisis into an opportunity by expanding their international operations under the ongoing “travel bubble” arrangements.
The latest company to join the bandwagon is low-budget carrier SpiceJet, which earlier this month announced that on Dec. 4 it will launch non-stop services connecting Delhi and Mumbai with London’s Heathrow Airport.
“For SpiceJet, this is a big step [as] it’s the first time we are starting scheduled long-haul operations,” said Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh during an online briefing to announce the London flights. The airline has until now been flying to international destinations closer to India such as Bangkok and Hong Kong.
“More importantly, we are the second-largest airline in India and connect destinations in small towns [in the country],” he said, pointing out that
Shortly after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, experts encouraged people to get outside, into nature’s open spaces. They emphasized the myriad benefits of fresh air and sunshine for our mental, emotional and physical well-being. Normally, skiing — both alpine and Nordic — would seem to check off all those boxes. But COVID-19 is having a negative impact on the skiing experience, in the lodges, in the lift lines, and on the lifts themselves. Of course, New Hampshire’s ski areas and resorts, large and small, are no strangers to negative impacts.
“Rightly or wrongly, we are total optimists in this business,” says Kris Blomback,
Christmas celebrations may end up being rather different this year, with the potential of tough restrictions on how many can gather, and where we can travel, but river cruise fans can still get into the festive spirit amid Covid-19.
For while the situation with ocean cruising remains largely uncertain – the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opted to extend its ‘no sail’ order through October 31 while Canada, the Cayman Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and the Seychelles all have cruise bans in place until the end of the year – river cruise lines have been quietly making their comeback.
German river cruise company, A-Rosa, successfully resumed cruises on the Douro, the Danube, the Rhine and the Rhone over the summer, as did Amadeus and Strasbourg-based CroisiEurope. And all three outfits are offering Christmas markets cruises to British passengers – even with quarantine requirements on the arrival
“Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America,” directed by historian Gretchen Sorin and director Ric Burns (younger brother of Ken Burns) premieres tonight on PBS, and the documentary reveals how the automobile — portrayed as the ultimate symbol of independence — has long been of particular significance to African Americans who relied on travel guides and informal networks to keep them safe and, most importantly, alive.
It’s hardly surprising that mobility for African Americans has always been restricted, from the days of slavery to Jim Crow America when “Sundown Towns” were a thing. “The Negro Motorist Green Book” became a necessary guide decades ago, and the focus on Black mobility continues in the form of recent stop-and-frisk laws in New York City that predominantly targeted Black people. Limitations on movement from before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation has carried over, in different forms, into Reconstruction and beyond.