The Top Women’s-Only Travel Tours That Offer Flexibility For Booking

In the past few years, women’s-only tours have grown in popularity. Right now, travel is at a standstill and no one knows for certain when it will resume—but that isn’t stopping female-identifying people from booking future travels to remain optimistic and someday soon experience one of these tours for themselves.

Of course, you might be a little hesitant to book a tour right now. What you want is a company that prioritizes safety and allows you to book with confidence. What women’s only tours can consumers consider that offer flexibility with booking and a generous change policy? Here are TK tour companies to consider.

Purposeful Nomad

Purposeful Nomad specializes in small group tours that focus on culture and use local guides. They practice and preach sustainable travel by working with responsible organizations for authentic community connection and a meaningful impact. Some of their destinations include Mongolia (new for 2021), Georgia, and Tanzania. Trips are confirmed at least 60 days prior to departure, but if the company must cancel then clients are refunded completely.

Intrepid Travel Women’s Expeditions

Intrepid Travel launched their Women’s Expeditions because they found that some experiences in certain countries weren’t possible in co-ed groups. Some unique experiences include getting to know Bedouin women in Wadi Rum, Jordan, or relaxing in a women’s only salon in Iran. Intrepid offers a new Flexible Bookings Policy, which permits changes to travel plans 21 days before a scheduled departure, allowing for new travel dates or an entirely different trip, with no change fees.

Origin Travels

If you’re looking for a women’s-only tour that doesn’t feel like a typical travel tour, check out Oirgin Travels. Their Kenya trip is a perfect example: whereas many Kenya tours focus solely on the safari experience, Origin Travels connects travelers with local women who are changemakers, and the tour heads to the coast. They offer payment If your trip is cancelled to COVID-19 related reasons, a rescheduled date will be offered, or the full trip amount can be credited towards a future departure. 

Wild Terrains

Wild Terrains tours don’t just cater to women—they’re also powered by women. They partner with incredible women locally for all of their tours, including their most recent destination, Argentina. This tour company’s booking policy has always embraced flexibility. They ask for a 50% non-refundable

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Global Blood Pressure Monitoring Equipment And Accessories Market 2020 to 2025 Top Countries Data, Growth Pattern and Analyzing Impacts Of COVID-19

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Dec 02, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest research report titled Global Blood Pressure Monitoring Equipment And Accessories Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 demonstrates a thorough executive synopsis of the industry over the globe. The report focuses on target groups of customers to help players effectively market their products and achieve strong sales in the global Blood Pressure Monitoring Equipment And Accessories market. The report studies the market basic introduction and description of the market. It gives the information on the key drivers, constraints, and opportunity evaluation for the report readers/viewers to get a current market scenario. The report segregates useful and relevant market information as per the business needs of players. The research includes the absolute growth revenue value of the market across the globe over the forecast period 2020-2025.

The report shows validated and revalidated market forecast figures such as CAGR, market revenue, production, consumption, and market share. The vendor landscape is also analyzed in-depth to reveal current and future market challenges and business tactics adopted by leading companies to tackle them. The report serves industry value and volume prognosis. This report is comprehensive numerical analyses of the global Blood Pressure Monitoring Equipment And Accessories industry and provides data for making strategies to increase market growth and success. It also estimates the market size, price, revenue, gross margin and market share, cost structure, and growth rate.


NOTE: Our analysts monitoring the situation across the globe explains that the market will generate remunerative prospects for producers post COVID-19 crisis. The report aims to provide an additional illustration of the latest scenario, economic slowdown, and COVID-19 impact on the overall industry.

The research covers the current market size of the market and its growth rates based on records with the company outline of key players/manufacturers: Omron Healthcare, Welch Allyn, American Diagnostic Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Withings SA, Schiller AG, A&D Medical, Spacelabs Healthcare, SPENGLER, SunTech Medical, GE Healthcare

By the product type, the market is primarily split into: Automatic Sphygmomanometer, Ambulatory Sphygmomanometer, Blood Pressure Sensor, Blood Pressure Meter Accessories

By the end-users/application, the market report covers the following segments: , Hospitals, Clinics, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Home Care Settings, Others

Major countries play a vital role in the market: North America (United States, Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and Australia), South America (Brazil, Argentina), Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and South Africa)

How Will This Report Benefit Potential Stakeholders?

The report gives figurative estimations for upcoming years on the basis of the recent developments and historic data. Researchers have used top-down and bottom-up approaches for gathering information and estimating revenue for all segments. On the basis of data collected from primary and secondary research and trusted data sources the report will help both existing and new aspirants for the

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Working Mother Media Names VF Corporation One of the “Top 75 Companies for Executive Women”

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, has been named one of the 2020+ Top Companies for Executive Women by Working Mother Media (WMM). WMM continues to explore ways to move more women into top positions, while highlighting the successes at these trailblazing companies.

This list is the most definitive list of top workplaces for women who want to advance through the corporate ranks. It celebrates companies that champion women’s advancement, with a focus on succession planning, profit-and-loss role, gender pay parity, support programs and work-life balance programs.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by WMM as one of the 2020+ Top Companies for Executive Women. We’ve worked very hard over the past several years to accelerate our gender parity efforts and are proud of the progress we’ve made in hiring, retaining and promoting more women into senior roles across the organization, as well as on our board of directors,” said Anita Graham, VF’s Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Public Affairs. “We are working every day to ensure that our global workforce is as diverse as the consumers we serve, and we encourage all of our teams around the world to work with an inclusive mindset, because our differences are what make us better together.”

“Because what gets measured gets done, our Top Companies list stresses the number of women in senior positions,” says Betty Spence, president of the National Association for Female Executives. “Most important, we are the only organization that counts women holding revenue-generating operations positions with profit-and-loss responsibility, as those are the jobs that are the path to the top. Companies need to pay attention because that number dropped in the past year, even pre-COVID-19.”

Highlights of the 2020+ Top 75 Companies for Executive Women include:

  • The percentage of women corporate executives increased 1 percentage point to 31 versus 30 percent in 2019.
  • Female executives responsible for divisions worth more than $1 billion decreased to 30 percent from 38 percent in 2019.
  • Forty-three percent of women at the Top 75 Companies are among the top 20 percent in terms of pay, up from 37 percent in 2019.
  • Sixty percent of the Top 75 Companies offer formal sponsorship, down from 71 percent in 2019.


The 2020+ Top 75 Companies application includes more than 200 questions on topics including female representation at all levels, but especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application, based on 2019 data, tracks and examines how many employees have access to programs and policies that promote advancement of women and how many employees take advantage of them, plus how companies train managers to help women advance. To be considered, companies must have a minimum of two women on their boards of directors, a US-based CEO and at least 1,000 US employees.

About VF Corporation

Founded in 1899, VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles,

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Top 12 Catalan Wines For The Festive Season

Most wine enthusiasts are familiar with the Spanish wine regions of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, but what about the lesser known Catalan regions of Montsant, Terra Alta and Alella? A triangular corner of northeastern Spain, wedged between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea, Catalonia is perhaps most famous for its magnificent capital city, Barcelona. It is also home to no fewer than 12 official wine regions or “Denominaciones de Origen” (D.O.s), including official home of Cava, Penedès, and Priorat, the third most-awarded red wine region in Spain and one of only two to qualify for highest accreditation level, “Denominacion de Origen Qualificada” (D.O.Q.).

Catalonia has 12 wine regions. This year, why not spend the 12 days of Christmas getting to know them all, one bottle at a time?

D.O. Empordà

Castillo Perelada 5 Finques 

Located in northeastern Catalonia, just south of the French border, the Empordà region is packed with stunning scenery, excellent gastronomy, rich history and natural diversity. It also produces excellent wine, such as the Perelada 5 Finques Reserva 2016, awarded the Grand Gold Medal this year by the prestigious Mundus Vini competition. This well-structured red wine has a deep cherry color, aromas of red fruit and spices, and balsamic notes with smoky hints of toast.

D.O. Alella

Alt Alella MIRGIN

Situated just 30 minutes north of Barcelona, the Alella region produces some very exciting varieties of white and sparkling wine, noted for their saline minerality. Alta Alella is an organic winery that overlooks the glittering blue seas of the Mediterranean. Its Alta Alella MIRGIN is a light, fresh sparkling wine with aromas of white fruit, notes of pastry, well-integrated bubbles and a delicate aftertaste.

D.O. Pla de Bages

Abadal 3.9 Vi de Finca  

One of the smallest wine regions in Spain, covering less than 500 hectares, Pla de Bages is located inland from Barcelona in a unique terroir where oak and pine-tree forests surround scattered plots of vines. The limestone soil and red clay terraces of the Abadal vineyard lie snugly within the forest, producing the elegant Abadal 3.9, with its fruity identity enhanced by balsamic aromas and mineral presence.

D.O. Conca de Barberà

Cara Nord

Sheltered from the sea by the mountains, Conca de Barberà is located in southern Catalonia, between Tarragona and Lérida. The landscape is dramatic and hilly, with high peaks, deep forests and isolated vineyards. Unlike most Catalan wine regions, this one is best known for its white wines. Like the vibrant Cara Nord Blanc, with its floral undertones of white fruit, green plums and acidic grapefruit, and exotic aromas.

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Ruten Japan Christmas Shopping 2020 Top Picks Starts today

TOKYO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ruten Japan launched the 2020 Christmas Special Shopping Event today (12/01), featuring a wide variety of Japanese limited brand products. From Christmas decorations to various gift boxes, Ruten recommends 60 million Japanese items to their worldwide members from designated 13 countries and regions. Ruten customers still get to enjoy the free international shipping fee if purchasing over US$50 dollars.

Save on 60 Million Free Shipping Christmas 2020 Items on Ruten Japan

Ruten Japan’s CEO, Yun Su indicates that since the launch of Ruten Global, it has attracted few attention from many consumers. From the last Single’s Day Event, Ruten Global successfully caught the eye of Ruten’s first-time shopper, especially those from Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and New Zealand. Catering to the end-of-the-year Christmas shopping season, Ruten Japan promotes several products from different Japanese brands in order to target different levels of customers. Ruten Global not only is dedicated to providing the best fitted Christmas presents, but also is continuing to promote its free international shopping service for its customers. Ruten’s mission is to provide a more convenient online shopping environment with cheaper and higher quality Japanese products. 

The “2020 Christmas Special Shopping Event” is designed based on customers’ needs, featuring the promotion for their gift-exchange recipients. The promotion includes Japanese brands, Japanese in-land best sellers, and Christmas limited items in Japan. The featuring 8 categories of the promoting items are: Christmas time limited assorted sweets gift boxes, children’s toys, Japanese animation and video game products, teenager sports brands manufactured in Japan, Christmas time limited cosmetics and skin care products, and Christmas decorations and Christmas ambience lights. Ruten Global is introducing Japanese best selling items to global customers at this event.

For assorted sweets boxes, Tokyo Fugetsudo and Yoku moku items are highly recommended brands for this Christmas special event. Japanese brands such as ASICS and MIZUNO are great sports goods gifts for teenagers. As for female customers, Japanese cosmetics and supplements are also available. And of course, don’t miss out on the latest Japanese animation and video game related products! These Christmas items can be bought easily and conveniently at once on Ruten Japan.

The 2020 Christmas Gift Exchange Shopping Guide:

Ruten Japan:

Note: Ruten Japan’s designated 13 delivery countries and regions are: Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, Canada, New Zealand, England, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Korea 


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Biden names diverse economic team with four women in top roles to help build recovery

President-elect Joe Biden named key members of his economic team on Monday, with the long-expected announcement of Janet Yellen as treasury secretary along with three other women in top roles on a diverse team that will help him navigate the nation’s punishing fiscal headwinds in hopes of building an economic recovery.

Janet Yellen, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Neera Tanden, Heather Boushey posing for the camera

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Biden named Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, elevating Tanden, the CEO and president of the left-leaning Center for American Progress, into the top ranks of his administration. Tanden would be the first woman of color and first South Asian American to become director of the Office of Management and Budget if confirmed by the Senate.

The announcement of Tanden sparked more outrage than any nominee has so far, with progressive Democrats and Republicans expressing opposition. A spokesman for Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said Tanden “has an endless stream of disparaging comments about the Republican Senators, whose votes she’ll need, stands zero chance of being confirmed.”

He named Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton economist, to lead the Council of Economic Advisers, which puts another Black woman in a high-profile role of Biden’s top advisers. Rouse would be the first woman of color to chair the Council of Economic Advisers if confirmed by the Senate. She served on the council during the Obama administration.

Among the barrier-breaking nominees Biden announced is Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, president of the Obama Foundation in Chicago, for deputy Treasury Secretary, serving under Yellen. If confirmed, he would be the first Black deputy Treasury Secretary. Adeyemo served on the National Economic Council of the Obama administration and last fall was named as the first president of the Obama Foundation.

As we get to work to control the virus, this is the team that will deliver immediate economic relief for the American people during this economic crisis and help us build our economy back better than ever,” Biden said in a statement. “This team is comprised of respected and tested groundbreaking public servants who will help the communities hardest hit by COVID-19 and address the structural inequities in our economy.”

Biden also named Jared Bernstein, a longtime economic adviser to Biden, as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Bernstein previously served as the executive director of the White House task force on the middle class and as an economic adviser to President Barack Obama. He was also the deputy chief economist at the Department of Labor under President Bill Clinton.

The President-elect announced Heather Boushey, who has been one of Biden’s chief economic policy advisers during the campaign, would serve as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Boushey is a longtime economic counselor to Biden and currently serves as president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a nonprofit she cofounded in 2013.

The new team is set to be formally introduced by Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris during an event Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the transition team.


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Cyber Monday Set to Be Biggest Online Shopping Day in U.S. History | Top News

(Reuters) – Cyber Monday is on track to bring in a record of as much as $12.7 billion in online sales, according to latest industry estimates, surpassing Black Friday’s digital numbers as U.S. retailers reached the last leg of an extended holiday selling season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shoppers have seen nearly two months of offers from retailers looking to recover sales lost due to mall and store closures, while pushed back its annual summer promotional event to October, creating a longer than ever season.

Estimates from Adobe Analytics, however, showed this year’s conclusion to Thanksgiving weekend promotions would still be the largest online sales day in history, with spending between $10.8 billion and $12.7 billion. 

“We are seeing strong growth as consumers continue to move shopping from offline to online this year,” Adobe Digital Insights director Taylor Schreiner said.

“New consoles, phones, smart devices and TVs that are traditional Black Friday purchases are sharing online shopping cart space this year with unorthodox Black Friday purchases such as groceries, clothes and alcohol, that would previously have been purchased in-store.”

Traditionally, Cyber Monday starts with people, fresh off their long weekend, scouring for discounts online at work and driving another big day of promotions.

The popularity of event shopping days has faded with the emergence of online shopping and cheap deals throughout the year from retailers including Amazon and Walmart Inc, but the health crisis this year has also played with shopping patterns.

Walmart, Target Corp, Best Buy all moved their promotions up to remain competitive with Amazon, while doubling down on investments in fulfilling online orders.

The tent pole shopping event of Black Friday, which pulled in record online sales of about $9 billion, according to Adobe, saw shoppers turning up in smaller numbers at stores as they utilized the early deals and avoided stepping out into large crowds.

Consumers sought out deals for gifts and necessities including the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Lego sets, the Roku Stick+ and Apple Watches.

(Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham and Shinjini Ganguli)

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Global Electronic PC Accessories Market Size 2020, Share, Growth, Industry Analysis and Future Demand, Top Key Players and Forecast 2026

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Nov 29, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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Best Cyber Monday Belk Deals (2020): Top Homeware, Apparel, Fashion Items, Jewelry & More Savings Highlighted by Save Bubble

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Here’s a guide to the latest Belk deals for Cyber Monday, including the top sales on jewelry, fashion items, designer bags & more. Check out the full selection of deals listed below.

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Biden taps women from Obama and Clinton teams for top jobs

US president-elect Joe Biden has given top positions to female former aides to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as he announced senior appointments to his economic and communications team on Sunday.

Mr Biden announced that Jennifer Psaki, the former White House communications director and State department spokesperson under Mr Obama, would serve as White House press secretary. He also tapped Kate Bedingfield to be White House communications director after serving in that role for his presidential campaign.

The announcement of the communications team came as it emerged that Neera Tanden, a former senior aide to Mrs Clinton, was set to be tapped by Mr Biden to be White House budget director, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr Biden is also poised to name Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton University labour economist, to be chair of the White House council of economic advisers. Serving alongside her on the council will be Jared Bernstein, Mr Biden’s former chief economist when he was vice-president, and Heather Boushey, an economist whose research is centred on combating inequality.

The economic appointments are likely to be announced this week with the selection of Janet Yellen, the former Fed chair, as Treasury secretary.

Ms Yellen is expected to be flanked by Wally Adeyemo, the president of the Obama foundation and a former international economic official during his administration — who is set to be named deputy Treasury secretary. The economic appointments were first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Mr Biden’s choices emerged at the end of the long Thanksgiving holiday, as the president-elect continued to fill out his team with a more diverse cast of senior officials than has been the case in past administrations. This was one of the key promises of the Democratic candidate during his campaign. The choices also reflect his need to balance the different factions of the Democratic party.

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