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CDC Director Offers Covid-19 Update, Urges Citizens To Wear Their Masks

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Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in America has recently delivered a Covid-19 update in which he claimed that the outbreak could be controlled across the nation within 4-6 weeks if people were more strict about wearing their masks.
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How Do We Cope With Bouncing In and Out Of Lockdown?

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Just when we think there is some light at the end of the tunnel, something comes along to thwart our plans. Many businesses in the health and aesthetics sectors were given a blow earlier in month.
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Has The Coronavirus Pandemic Aided the E-Book Market?

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The steadily growing popularity of audiobooks and podcasts is not exactly new, but for many the ability to borrow or download digital books during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Cinemas Stagger Reopening of Chains As Major Film Dates Are Pushed Back

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The UK’s largest cinema operator, Odeon, has been reported to have altered its reopening schedule as the return to normality continues to be hindered by both coronavirus spikes and the delaying of major film releases.
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Scientists Worried About Rapid Melting Of 'Doomsday' Glacier In Antarctica

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Climate scientists have always regarded Thwaites glacier in Antarctica as a key factor in terms of climate change and global sea-level risings. The glacier itself is seen as one of the most vulnerable to be impacted by climate change, as its collapse would raise global sea levels by more than half a meter on its own.
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NBA Players Have Mixed Reactions To Being In Disney World Bubble

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NBA players have been in the Walt Disney World “bubble” for almost a week now and many of them are less than enthused to be living in an isolated hotel in preparation for the 2020 season.

World News

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WHO Director Calls For Global Unity As Pandemic Begins To 'Speed Up'

The Director and Chief of the World Health Organization is reprimanding the world’s leaders for spreading mixed messages regarding Covid-19.
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WHO Director Claims Lack Of Unity Among World Leaders Is Bigger Threat Than Covid-19

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It’s been over six months since the coronavirus initially appeared in Wuhan, China. Now, half a year later, the virus is continuing to rapidly spread in what experts are calling the “once-in-a-century pandemic.” 
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Hong Kong Activist Flees The Territory

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Following the announcement of China’s new – and controversial – security law, one of Hong Kong’s democracy activists has been forced to flee the territory.
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Palestinian Members Demand Help From U.S. Democrats

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Following the announcement that Israel is planning to annex several large parts of the occupied West Bank, demands have been made that US Democrats “take a firm stand."
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Tensions Increase Between China and Japan Over East China Sea

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China has hit the headlines again this week after they announced they had renamed some undersea features in the East China Sea, an area that is hotly disputed and has stirred up the tension.

U.S. News

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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Discusses Record Breaking Covid-19 Numbers In Florida

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez claims the city is breaking record after record of Covid-19 reports as Florida passes 200,000 cases.
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Trump U-Turn On Masks

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President Trump, who throughout the pandemic has been against the use of face masks in public, has now come out to say that he is ‘all for masks’, even claiming that wearing one makes him look like the Lone Ranger.
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Epstein’s Former Girlfriend Charged With Child Sex Crimes

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Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of shamed sex offender Jeffery Epstein, was arrested in New Hampshire on child sex trafficking charges.
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Esper and Stoltenberg Meet in Brussels

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Following the recent announcement by President Donald Trump that he would be withdrawing thousands of American military personnel from within Germany, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
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States Start to Close Down Again Due to Increase in Covid-19 Cases

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While many countries around the world are starting to slowly reopen their borders to tourists from specific countries only, states across America have seen tougher measures brought in to stop the spread of covid-19.

Business News

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Quibi's Rise And Immediate Fall In The Steaming Industry

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman were the two billionaires that launched Quibi, an experimental new entertainment streaming service that was meant to offer celebrity-filled fragmented “quick bite” shows; hence the name Quibi.
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American Airlines Announces Job Cuts

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While there has been news that certain areas of the travel industry are reopening around the world, and hopefully gaining much needed business, things are not quite as positive on home soil.
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With 3 in 4 Workers Wanting To Remain at Home, Will Office Working Become A Thing of The Past?

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Since Coronavirus began to take hold in major countries across the world earlier this year, many workers have been adjusting to live working from home.
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Economy Struggles to Reopen Following Surge in Coronavirus Cases

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The current surge in coronavirus cases across the country has seen America’s attempts at kick-starting the economy fall flat after it emerged that the number of people claiming unemployment aid.
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Not Everyone Is Happy That Disneyland Is To Reopen

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One of the first global organizations to close in the early stages of coronavirus was the Disney Corporation with theme parks in Hong Kong and Shanghai closing in January followed by full closure of all parks.

Culture News

Congressman John Lewis' 80 Year Fight For Racial Justice

John Lewis is a civil rights leader who’s served as a congressman for Georgia for 17-terms.
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Acts Of Kindness Across The United Kingdom

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Amidst such an unprecedented, uncertain and daunting time, it is important to try to maintain positivity and hope and to turn to humanities strengths and kindnesses at a time where everything seems hopeless.
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National Theatre Provides Free Live Streams of Theatre Shows During Coronavirus Lockdown

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With the close of all public events and entertainment venues, the much loved world of live theater was well and truly put on ice for the foreseeable future. To help bridge the gap, the National Theatre is offering access to a range of breathtaking theater productions on YouTube.
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‘Establishing Their Independence’: Experts, Students Weigh In On College Dating Culture

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“College is a time of multiple high-impact transitions,” clinical and community psychologist and psychoanalyst Mark B. Borg said.
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Meet the Most Important Mogul in South Korean Entertainment

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Since the moment the lights went up last May at the Grand Theatre Lumière in Cannes (which preceded an eight-minute standing ovation), Bong Joon Ho's Parasite has broken precedent after precedent.

Entertainment News

On Air TV

Floella Benjamin Reflects On Her Career In Advocacy On Children's TV

Floella Benjamin is a children’s TV presenter who’s used her career to advocate for children of all ages and backgrounds. Benjamin originally was a presenter on ‘Play School’ - a children’s program in the UK - before she began her own production company.
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Pubs in The UK Reopen For First Time Since Lockdown

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Pubs in the UK have reopened for the first time since lockdown was announced in March, with the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging people to ‘act sensibly’ when visiting them.
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The Handmaids Tale Season 4 Will Return in 2021

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Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale was first published in 1985. Set in a future totalitarian state, Gilead, once the United States of America, the novel explores the role of women.
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MTV To Hold Socially Distanced VMAs At Barclays Center

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MTV’s annual Video Music Award show typically takes place the last week of August every year. A few weeks ago it was predicted that the VMAs would likely be either cancelled or digital, but recently, the city of New York announced that the show would be doing neither. 
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Entertainment Venues in England Prepare For July 4th Opening

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The UK government has announced that selected entertainment venues in England can officially reopen for business on July 4th, providing they are able to adhere to social distancing and safety measures.

Health News

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California Governor Prepares For Second Statewide Lockdown Amid Spikes In Covid-19 Cases

California Governor Gavin Newsom claims that the state is setting daily records this week for new cases of Covid-19.
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Fireworks Considered Health Threat to Humans and Animals

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With the July the 4th weekend usually a big occasion it is clear that many celebrations will be muted given the current climate and health fears.
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US Buys World Supply of Remdesivir

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The US has bought and stockpiled nearly all of the world’s supply of one of the only two drugs known to be effective against Covid-19.
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Over 70 Countries Experiencing Shortage In HIV Medication Due To Pandemic

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More than 70 countries in the world are currently at risk of running out of essential HIV medication due to the coronavirus pandemic and the multitude of vaccine trials using drug cocktails that involve said medication. 
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Good News as Ebola Leaves Eastern Congo

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With the world’s health news currently focusing primarily on the current coronavirus pandemic it is hard to imagine any good news stories featuring illnesses.

Lifestyle News

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California's Poorest County Is The State's New Epicenter For Covid-19

Adolphe Edward is the CEO for El Centro regional medical center, which is one of the only two hospitals in the entire county; which houses 181,000 California residents.
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Have You Developed A Drinking Habit During Lockdown?

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There is no denying that lockdown has had a significant impact on people of all ages and circumstances. It’s been a once in a lifetime experience for most and the sudden restrictions on everyday life.
Girl with her Dog

Fears As Dog Ownership Rises During Lockdown, But Is It Really A Bad Thing?

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Dogs have long been known as ‘man’s best friend’ and with good reason; they can provide a host of benefits to their owners, both physically and emotionally.
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Easy Exercises You Can Do At Home

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Staying indoors has become the new normal for all of us as we endure the coronavirus pandemic. While remaining isolated is the best way to curve the spread of the virus, it’s still important to be doing things that will improve your physical and mental health, especially during times of global uncertainty. 
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How Comfort Food Could Be Affecting Your Mood

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As we have retreated into our homes to wait out the coronavirus storm, we have all been finding new ways to entertain ourselves and our families.

Real Estate News

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Antonio Citterio Discusses Resilience And Sustainability In The Architecture Industry

Antonio Citterio’s aim as a designer and architect has always been to create spaces that evoke a sense of quality. Spaces that are useful for the individuals daily life while being creative enough to embody a sense of the client's personality.
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Has Coronavirus Put A Stop To The Airbnb Craze?

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This time last year it is fair to say that Airbnb was well and truly living its best life. Offering a multitude of short term lets and getaways at properties located everywhere.
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Outdoor Projects To Liven Up Your Yard This Summer

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Now that we’re in the middle of summer with not a lot of places to go, many are looking to their own outdoor spaces to create an environment of summer fun during a global pandemic. So what are some fun projects you can do yourself this summer from home?
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Decluttering Your Home Office

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If you are having to work from home during the current climate, you may have dedicated a room or nook in your home as your ‘home office space’.
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With Just 14% of Quarterly £2.5bn Rent Paid, Is The UK Retail Scene in Crisis?

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With UK retailers now due to make their usual quarterly rental payments, reports have revealed that just 14% of the total £2.5bn rent owned has been paid.

Science News

Apocalypse Movie Fans Are Better Equipped To Cope With The Covid-19 Pandemic

Researchers have found that individuals who are fans of apocalyptic movies are more resilient and prepared when it comes to the current Covid-19 pandemic.
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Researchers Want To Use 'Sports Bubbles' For Covid-19 Research

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Sports are slowly beginning to make their way back to our TV screens, and as they do, many professional leagues are making policies that will allow researchers and scientists to use large sports venues as research facilities for Covid-19. 
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The South Pole Has Been Warming At Three Times the Global Rate

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A recent study has revealed that the South Pole has been warming at three times the global rate for the last thirty years. This information could be seen as a surprise by some.
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Where Is A Coronavirus Vaccination?

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As the coronavirus pandemic emerged scientists and epidemiologists have been racing against the spread of the virus to develop an effective vaccination.
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Climate Change: Tree Planting Campaigns Could Be Causing More Harm Than Good

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Climate change is an ongoing issue that needs to be urgently faced by governments all around the world. The simple act of planting trees to help the environment is not the solution to climate change.

Sports News

Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving Among Players Refusing To Play 2020 NBA Season Amid Covid-19 And Social Justice Movements

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving is leading a player movement to skip the NBA’s restart of the 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic and multiple protests regarding issues of social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Cam Newton Joins New England Patriots

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Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has agreed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. Newton will compete with 34-year-old Brian Hoyer and 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham.
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Ian Desmond Refuses To Play Rest Of MLB Season

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Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond has opted out of the remainder of the Major League Baseball season, which is set to resume at the end of the month.
Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox Under Fire For Multiple Claims Of Racism And Sexual Abuse

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Former Major League Baseball All-star Torii Hunter recently made a public statement claiming to be called the N-word “a hundred times” anytime he played at Fenway Park in Boston.
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Liverpool Crowned EPL Champions

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Liverpool FC have won the English Premier League for the first time in their history. After a 30-year wait for a 19th top division title, Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over second-placed Manchester City.

Technology News

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Jeff Bezos Returns To Manage Day-To-Day Operations At Amazon During Pandemic

As one could imagine, orders for Amazon have reached some record highs during this quarantine, and as those order numbers are increasing, so is the amount of warehouse staff walkouts/strikes against the trillion-dollar company and it’s billionaire CEO.
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The Importance of Regulating Your Screen Time

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Soon after lockdown was announced, there were many discussions by parents across the globe who noted that their children’s screen time had soared and were questioning whether it was ok?
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Facebook Removes Hundreds of Accounts Linked to Boogaloo Movement

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Many events in the world have caused social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to strengthen their ability to combat negative posts.
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US Looking Into Banning Tik Tok And Other Social Media Apps From China

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The United States is looking to potentially ban certain social media apps that come from China in an attempt to increase security access between the two countries. The main app that’s in question is Tik Tok, and according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the administration is taking this matter “very seriously.” 
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NASA’s Headquarters To Be Named After Mary W. Jackson

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Mary W. Jackson, became Nasa’s first African American female engineer in 1958, a journey fraught with both racial injustice and female inequality.

Travel News

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The Story Of Milli Violini And The Miming Orchestra

At just 21-years-old, Hindman was living alone in New York and paying for her Columbia University tuition by selling her own eggs. She’s always played the violin, but was originally studying to be a war correspondent.
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EU Slowly Reopens For Business

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Leaders around the world have welcomed the news that the European Union (EU) has created a ‘safe list’ of the countries they have deemed safe enough to allow travelers to start making non-essential trips.
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Amtrak Offers Buy One Get One Free Deal On Roomette Tickets

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Amtrak is offering a new opportunity this summer to encourage individuals to get back to travelling in a safe way this summer. The rail service is offering a buy-one-get-one-free discount for its “roomette” accommodations.
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Holland America Sued Over Handling of Covid-19

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The travel industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors from the fall out of the coronavirus pandemic and many companies have seen financial struggles.
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Travel Experts Claim Tourism Will Be More Personalized Post-Coronavirus

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According to hotel, aviation, and tourism experts, the future of travel in a post-coronavirus world is going to be all about “hyper-personalization” and luxury.