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File photo: Passengers arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport amid Covid-19 pandemic.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

‘One in every three Indian planning to travel during Christmas, New Year season’: Survey

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:36 PM IST
The findings showed that 60 per cent respondents who are willing to travel during the winter holiday season are planning to spend the year in the hills or on the beaches.
The uptick in airline travel came even as public health officials and state leaders urged people to stay home.(Unsplash)
The uptick in airline travel came even as public health officials and state leaders urged people to stay home.(Unsplash)

Air travel rises to post-pandemic high despite US warning

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:41 PM IST
U.S. air travellers rose to the most in more than eight months as flyers brushed aside the advice of public health officials to avoid trips around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Once the final numbers are tallied up, this year’s Cyber Monday is projected to become the biggest online shopping day in American history.(Unsplash)
Once the final numbers are tallied up, this year’s Cyber Monday is projected to become the biggest online shopping day in American history.(Unsplash)

This holiday season, everyone is shopping from home

New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:13 PM IST
The viral pandemic is accelerating a transformation of America’s holiday shopping season, with millions of pandemic-wary shoppers staying home to shop online.
Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in the history of America and its religion and cultural traditions.(Unsplash)
Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in the history of America and its religion and cultural traditions.(Unsplash)

Thanksgiving 2020: All you need to know about the history, significance and celebrations of this feast-filled holiday

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Thanksgiving 2020: Here’s all you need to know about the date, importance, history and celebrations behind the holiday which has aspects of a harvest festival and is reserved primarily for offering thanks and acknowledging the sacrifices and blessings of the past year.
Tyler Perry opened his studios in Atlanta for four hours where his studio’s employees gave away food and gift cards to nearly 5000 families.
Tyler Perry opened his studios in Atlanta for four hours where his studio’s employees gave away food and gift cards to nearly 5000 families.

The true meaning of Thanksgiving: Tyler Perry stands by the less fortunate

Hindustan Times | By HTC
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:04 PM IST
The filmmaker-actor funded the four-hour charity event that saw employees of his studio volunteer and help the families.
The favoured modifications for holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas are limiting group size and attempting to take things outdoors.(Unsplash)
The favoured modifications for holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas are limiting group size and attempting to take things outdoors.(Unsplash)

How to have a Covid-safe holiday season

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:01 PM IST
The bad news about the upcoming holiday season is that traditional meals and parties — involving indoor settings, poor ventilation, and prolonged, close contact — are the biggest risk factors for spreading Covid-19.
The special trains between October 15 and November 30 will cater to passengers during the holiday season.(HT ILE PHOTO)
The special trains between October 15 and November 30 will cater to passengers during the holiday season.(HT ILE PHOTO)

Railways to start 200 additional trains during holiday season: Rly Board CEO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 09:26 PM IST
At present around 310 special trains are plying since the lockdown was announced while regular trains remain suspended indefinitely.
Press the delay button on your New Year-New Me scheme until you’ve said goodbye to January(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Press the delay button on your New Year-New Me scheme until you’ve said goodbye to January(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Brand New Year…

Hindustan times | By Seema Goswami
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 12:06 AM IST
...means a brand new you – but just wait till February rolls around
Snowmanning aside, these relationship hacks could be the treat you need this Holiday season.(Unsplash)
Snowmanning aside, these relationship hacks could be the treat you need this Holiday season.(Unsplash)

Snowmanning aside, these relationship hacks could be the treat you need this Holiday season

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Christmas romance has been named snowmanning.
Aside from the unusual story, there’s some stunning art in the Netflix Christmas movie, Klaus.
Aside from the unusual story, there’s some stunning art in the Netflix Christmas movie, Klaus.

#Streaming: Our pick of the most interesting Christmas specials

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2019 06:16 PM IST
There’s an unusual Santa origin story, an old-timey meet and greet show, a woke Norwegian series and an evening with a curmudgeonly dad.
Perfectly nestled in the Pir Panjal mountain range, Sar Pass is completely surrounded by high-rise mountains, waterfalls, and lush green forest.(Unsplash)
Perfectly nestled in the Pir Panjal mountain range, Sar Pass is completely surrounded by high-rise mountains, waterfalls, and lush green forest.(Unsplash)

Sandakphu, Jawai Hills and more: Offbeat destinations for year end getaways

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 01:53 PM IST
This holiday season, treat the traveler inside you with offbeat destinations nestled in the lap of refreshing natural landscapes.
Colourful washi tape, sprigs of green, fabrics and other jazzy yet sustainable gift wrapping trends for this holiday season.(Pexels)
Colourful washi tape, sprigs of green, fabrics and other jazzy yet sustainable gift wrapping trends for this holiday season.(Pexels)

Colourful washi tape, sprigs of green, fabrics and other jazzy yet sustainable gift wrapping trends for this holiday season

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 03:08 PM IST
Consider beautifully folded fabrics or understated, brown or green masking paper topped with colourful washi tape or sprigs of green instead of easily crushed store-bought bows.
Used stuff is the next big trend in Christmas shopping.(Unsplash)
Used stuff is the next big trend in Christmas shopping.(Unsplash)

Used stuff is the next big trend in Christmas shopping

Bloomberg | By Jordyn Holman, Donald Moore, Kim Bhasin
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 02:29 PM IST
Resale businesses are prepping for what could be their biggest holiday season yet.
You don’t have to look beyond the grocery store for table decorations.(Unsplash)
You don’t have to look beyond the grocery store for table decorations.(Unsplash)

Simple can be gorgeous when setting a holiday table

Associated Press | By Melissa Rayworth
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 01:46 PM IST
Holiday meals are about people, not flower arrangements. So make sure your guests can see each other, without a vase of flowers or tall candles blocking their views.
So whether you are travelling for a business trip or for leisure, these tricks are a sure-shot way of ensuring that if you don’t lose any, you also don’t put any weight on during your holiday.(Unsplash)
So whether you are travelling for a business trip or for leisure, these tricks are a sure-shot way of ensuring that if you don’t lose any, you also don’t put any weight on during your holiday.(Unsplash)

Here’s how you can stay fit even during vacations

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:02 PM IST
So whether you are travelling for a business trip or for leisure, these tricks are a sure-shot way of ensuring that if you don’t lose any, you also don’t put any weight on during your holiday.
The study showed people, who are more emotionally stable, spend more over the holidays while those high in neuroticism spend less over the same time period.(Unsplash)
The study showed people, who are more emotionally stable, spend more over the holidays while those high in neuroticism spend less over the same time period.(Unsplash)

‘Emotionally stable people show more spending tendency during vacations’

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 11:03 AM IST
The study showed people, who are more emotionally stable, spend more over the holidays while those high in neuroticism spend less over the same time period.
Amazon’s wage hike came at a time when US unemployment was at a near two-decade low as retailers and shippers were competing for hundreds of thousands of workers for the all-important holiday shopping season.(Bloomberg)
Amazon’s wage hike came at a time when US unemployment was at a near two-decade low as retailers and shippers were competing for hundreds of thousands of workers for the all-important holiday shopping season.(Bloomberg)

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos challenges retail rivals to raise minimum wages

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 12:44 PM IST
The online retailer raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour for US employees from November, giving in to critics of poor pay and working conditions at the company.
These are some of the books published this year that you need to pick up and read
These are some of the books published this year that you need to pick up and read

Story time

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 11:28 PM IST
Here’s a list of my best books of 2018 – happy reading!
Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt look radiant in their dreamy Zimmermann dresses. (Instagram)
Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt look radiant in their dreamy Zimmermann dresses. (Instagram)

Katrina Kaif stuns in same floral print dress as Alia Bhatt. See pics

Hindustan Times | By Sanya Panwar
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 03:28 PM IST
Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif are two of Bollywood’s most stylish women. What else do they have in common? They both wore gorgeous floral dresses from the same designer. Here’s how much Alia and Katrina’s dresses cost.
Google wishes Happy holidays to all with an animated doodle on Christmas day, December 25(Google.com)
Google wishes Happy holidays to all with an animated doodle on Christmas day, December 25(Google.com)

Happy Holidays 2018: Google says Happy Holidays with an animated Google Doodle

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 12:22 PM IST
Happy Holidays 2018: Google wishes Happy holidays to all with an animated doodle on Christmas day, December 25. In the Google doodle, the company’s logo is decorated with various Christmas elements and the ornaments a Christmas tree is decorated with in many homes.
Christmas cheer comes with a price tag(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Christmas cheer comes with a price tag(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Sunday Humour: If you’re bad at gifting, read this!

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 10:37 PM IST
Presents become memories, so be careful what you choose this Xmas
Christmas 2018: Check out these fun decorating ideas to decide which ones are best for your home. (Instagram)
Christmas 2018: Check out these fun decorating ideas to decide which ones are best for your home. (Instagram)

Christmas 2018: These decoration ideas will help you throw the best party this holiday season

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 09:51 AM IST
Christmas 2018: Here are some great Christmas party decoration ideas for anyone decorating an apartment. We love these and hope you find something to suit your party vibes. Happy Christmas party-throwing.
This year, we saw animal prints, gingham, bold colour palette, oversized and sharply tailored silhouettes, teddy and trench on and off the runway.(Moschino Instagram/Priyanka Chopra Instagram)
This year, we saw animal prints, gingham, bold colour palette, oversized and sharply tailored silhouettes, teddy and trench on and off the runway.(Moschino Instagram/Priyanka Chopra Instagram)

Take inspiration from these celebs for coat trends this holiday season. 5 style tips

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Srishti Jha
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 09:56 AM IST
When it comes to winter dressing, coats rule our wardrobe and why not? A perfect coat can really transform your look. The staple coat is a must-have this holiday season. Take style tips from the hottest trends of the season and fashion icons like Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid.

What’s on your plate this holiday season, Delhi?

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 05:00 PM IST
If lazy brunches and delicacies galore mark Delhi winter, then here’s your guide to choose the place to eat, enjoy cultural gigs and more.
Etsy is home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.(Etsy)
Etsy is home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.(Etsy)

Your Christmas picks from Etsy: Custom-made is the new sexy

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 11:41 AM IST
From journals to passport covers to handbags, here’s a low-down on some of the coolest gifts that you can give to your loved ones this holiday season.
Amazon on Wednesday said that a website glitch accidentally exposed names and email addresses of some of the e-commerce giant’s customers.(REUTERS)
Amazon on Wednesday said that a website glitch accidentally exposed names and email addresses of some of the e-commerce giant’s customers.(REUTERS)

Amazon website glitch exposes customer names and email addresses

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 02:45 PM IST
As a precaution, messages were sent to customers affected by the website mishap letting them know their names and email addresses may have been disclosed by the Amazon website.
As against ₹1,500 for an off-season Pune-Nagpur ticket of a private luxury bus, the rates during Diwali have been raised to a whopping ₹3,000 to ₹4,000, with an indiscriminate jump of 100% to 250%(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
As against ₹1,500 for an off-season Pune-Nagpur ticket of a private luxury bus, the rates during Diwali have been raised to a whopping ₹3,000 to ₹4,000, with an indiscriminate jump of 100% to 250%(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Monday Musings: Why can’t Govt tame pvt. bus operators?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Vaidya
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 02:48 PM IST
The government has failed to take firm steps to prevent private bus operators from inflating ticket prices during the holiday season.
A separate travel wardrobe with lots of prints and cartoon characters in a must-have for children.(Shutterstock)
A separate travel wardrobe with lots of prints and cartoon characters in a must-have for children.(Shutterstock)

Parents, here are 8 easy fashion tips for your kids

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 11:51 AM IST
Children can express their individuality early on in choosing what they want to wear. Nudge them along with this guide.
The news of the Nipah virus has led to almost 50 to 60% cancellation of bookings to Kerala.(Shutterstock)
The news of the Nipah virus has led to almost 50 to 60% cancellation of bookings to Kerala.(Shutterstock)

Nipah virus dampens holiday season tourism in Kerala

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 11:17 AM IST
Even though travellers have been advised to avoid just four districts of Kerala due to the Nipah virus outbreak, most travellers are choosing to avoid visiting the state altogether.
Many passengers complain that the seats of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses for long distances are presently full, due to which many passengers are forced to pay extra to private bus operators.(HT PHOTO)
Many passengers complain that the seats of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses for long distances are presently full, due to which many passengers are forced to pay extra to private bus operators.(HT PHOTO)

Pune private bus operators hike fares, passengers irked

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 05:06 PM IST
For travelling to places like Nagpur, the fares charged by private bus operators is close to Rs 2,000, while normally it is around Rs 1,000, said passengers. For Ratnagiri too the private bus operators charge close to Rs 900, when otherwise the fare is around Rs 400.
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