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Due to the COVID pandemic, most couples are choosing to celebrate Valentine's Day 2021 indoors rather than stepping out. Add to it 'lockdown fatigue', many couples this year need innovative ways of expressing and communicating their love to their partner. A quick dipstick survey conducted by Oye Happy found that 80 percent of couples, who previously celebrated Valentine's Day at a club, restaurant or outdoors, prefer doing so at home this year.

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Dua Lipa poses backstage with her awards for Best Dance Recording for "Electricity" and for Best New Artist at the 61st Grammy Awards, Photo Room in Los Angeles, California, U.S. (ANI/REUTERS Photo)

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to almost everything, with many award ceremonies and cultural activities facing the brunt of the health crisis. While everything remains uncertain, several details regarding this year's Grammy Awards have been revealed.

As per Variety, a number of details have begun to emerge about how the show will be run, although as with everything during a pandemic, it's all subject to change.

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Global tourism experienced a 4% upturn in 2021, compared to 2020 (415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) were still 72% below the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to preliminary estimates by UNWTO. This follows on from 2020, the worst year on record for tourism, when international arrivals decreased by 73%.

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26 November 2021, Hessen, Frankfurt Main: Passengers wait at Frankfurt Airport.

One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of COVID-19 impact the restart of international tourism. The latest research shows that still 98% of all destinations have some kind of travel restrictions in place.

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Tourists ride camels and others an electric cart, during their trip to Jordan's famed ancient city of Petra, some 230km (143 miles) south of the capital Amman, on October 27, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Council of Europe will work together to develop the opportunities tourism offers to local communities and to enhance the tourist experience along the European region’s Cultural Routes.

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On Thursday 11 November, the nine millionth passenger, Niina Tunturi boarded the Viking Grace in the port of Turku. She was greeted on board according to customary traditions. Master Henrik Grönvik presented flowers, sparkling wine and a cruise gift card to Niina Tunturi, who got to spend her cruise in a nicer cabin.

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A health worker takes a nucleic acid sample for Covid-19 coronavirus at arriving passengers terminal at the Zhuhai train station in Zhuhai, in southern China's Guangdong province on September 27, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

A call to end travel discrimination caused by certain vaccines not being recognized across the world has come from the World Medical Association.

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Most European citizens will need to show a valid passport to be allowed to enter the United Kingdom from Friday, as the UK government will stop accepting national identity cards as a travel document following the country's departure from the European Union last year, the Home Office announced.

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