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‘Stay Alive and Survive’: Ski Resorts Brace for a Pandemic Season

Even before the pandemic, the ski industry was laboring to build interest in the sport. The number of skiers has stagnated in the past decade, according to the National Ski Areas Association. Adrienne Isaac, a spokeswoman for the trade group, said resorts have tried to make skiing and snowboarding more accessible for newcomers, but have grappled with perceptions that they primarily cater to the rich and white. Climate change also continues to affect snowfall, she said, which can lead to shorter seasons.Kellen Browning (New York Times)

A Chilling Question Divides Europe: Open Ski Slopes or Keep Them Closed?

European nations have for months struggled to adopt a unified response, each imposing their own restrictions. And while many imposed new lockdowns this month, some, like France, are easing restrictions ahead of the holidays.Elian Peltier, Melissa Eddy and Emma Bubola (New York Times)

Opinion | Winter Is Coming for Bars. Here’s How to Save Them. And Us.

If we really want to stem the spread of the coronavirus as winter looms and we wait for a vaccine, here’s an idea: The government should pay bars, many restaurants and event venues to close for some months.Elisabeth Rosenthal (New York Times)

The Island Brokers Are Overwhelmed

One of the biggest advantages of selling islands amid a pandemic, brokers say, is that clients are more flexible about location. British buyers who were once fixated on Greek islands are now excited about isolating in the Seychelles or the Irish Sea. Americans’ and Canadians’ enthusiasm for the South Pacific has recently been superseded by interest in closer shores in the Bahamas, Belize and Panama.Heather Murphy (New York Times)

Airlines, Facing a Painfully Slow Recovery, Begin Furloughing Thousands

Boeing, which was already struggling because of the worldwide grounding of the 737 Max, has had to slash production across the board and is cutting its work force by more than 10 percent. On Thursday, it said it would consolidate production of the 787 Dreamliner, a wide-body jet designed for longer flights, to just one factory, in South Carolina, as the pandemic has sharply reduced the number of planes airlines are buying.Niraj Chokshi (New York Times)

Airbnb, a ‘Sharing Economy’ Pioneer, Files to Go Public

Airbnb takes a cut of the stays and activities that its rental operators book. It has come closer to turning a profit than Uber or WeWork — until the coronavirus evaporated more than $1 billion of bookings almost overnight. In the spring, Airbnb projected its revenue for 2020 would drop to half of the $4.8 billion it brought in last year. The company quickly cut costs, raised emergency funding, laid off almost 2,000 employees and shelved its plans to go public.Erin Griffith (New York Times)

E.U. Formalizes Reopening, Barring Travelers From U.S.

The prolonged severance of travel ties between the bloc and the United States has disrupted a critical economic, cultural and diplomatic relationship. Business travelers on both sides of the Atlantic are desperate to resume their visits, couples and families have been split up for months, and the differences between the European and American approaches to combating the pandemic have brought to the fore divergent views on science and policy.Matina Stevis-Gridneff (New York Times)

Business Travel Has Stopped. No One Knows When It Will Come Back.

In a survey this month by the Global Business Travel Association, a trade group for corporate travel managers, nearly all its members said their employers had canceled or suspended all or most previously booked or planned international business travel, while 92 percent said all or most domestic business travel had been canceled or suspended.Jane L. Levere (New York Times)

The Joy of Cooking Naked

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52 Places to Go in 2020

48. Juliana Trail, Slovenia.Žiga Sancin

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