4 Simple Tips To Enhance Your Online Charisma | By Dr Lohyd Terrier

When asked what differentiates a good speaker from a great speaker, the answer is often the same: charisma or presence. Indeed, if what you say can make you a good speaker, the way you say it can make you a great speaker. For once, popular intuition and scientific findings point to the same conclusion.
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Visioning the post-COVID era in CRM & loyalty

The importance of loyalty during a downturn cannot be emphasized enough. Guests that love your property are going to be far more engaged than transient one-timers. They will also be better guests than deal-seekers amidst a global downturn. And, once the recovery gains steam, these guests are usually the first to return.
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Guest Post: Marilyn Miller

Each of us has a story to tell. I have so appreciated and enjoyed each story being shared. Here is my story.     As a young girl, I dreamt of being a fashion designer. I would design clothes from scraps of cloth for my dolls. My family didn’t understand that desire to be a creative soul, so after a while, my dream left me, but it must have really just been tucked away in a corner of my heart.     As I was approaching forty years old I began evaluating...
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Almost there

At the bottom of the path through the woods, we emerge on the valley floor where several agricultural parcels are planted in grains each year. There are some houses, a couple of small orchards and private vegetable gardens, all connected by dirt roads to the paved road that parallels the river. Tasha is ready to venture back into the light. I started walking this route back in 2003 with our first dog, Collette. Callie and I took most of our afternoon walks this way, except for springtime when ...
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Rugby ace Quinlan throws weight behind bid to save Ballykisteen

Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel near Limerick Junction in Co Tipperary Former Munster and Ireland rugby star Alan Quinlan has thrown his weight behind a local campaign to save Tipperary gem Ballykisteen Golf Club from being sold as farmland.The Tipperary native (46) is saddened that the course next to Limerick Junction has been put on the marke...
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Hilton Digital Marketing Opportunities | By Sonya Taylor

Over the last few years, Hilton has worked especially hard to combat OTA marketing funds and come up with programs to increase direct bookings for your individual hotel. Some are mandatory and others are optional/additional marketing opportunities that will support your digital exposure.
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Interstate to manage 31 Jupiter Hotels in the UK

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality's international division, has announced it has been appointed to manage Jupiter Hotels' UK portfolio.Interstate will step in as the new management company for all 31 of Jupiter's UK properties from 1 December 2020.The portfolio is made up of both Mercure and Holiday Inn branded hotels, as well as two independents.Nicholas Northam, Executive Vice President International at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, said: "This is a very exciting develop...
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Marriott International Named One of the Top 10 Companies for Executive Women

Marriott International has been named one of the 2020+ Top 10 Companies for Executive Women by Working Mother Media, for the 17th year. The list celebrates companies that champion women's advancement, with a focus on succession planning, profit-and-loss roles, gender pay parity, and programs that support work-life integration.
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Velouté butternut et cacahuète

En ce moment, et depuis d’ailleurs un bon bout de temps, tous les soirs, c’est soupe ! C’est presque le cas toute l’année, d’ailleurs, à quelques plaques de légumes rôtis près… Je me demande même par quel miracle cela ne s’est pasLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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Drone traffic management: Privacy plays catch up in India’s drone automation plans

Provisions under India’s proposed data protection Bill will be followed for maintaining the privacy of individuals whose sensitive personal data has been captured by drones, a new floated by the Civil Aviation Ministry said. However, the paper, which deals with automating and securing drone operations, was silent on the blanket exemptions available to government bodies from adhering to provisions under the bill, and whether there will be any additional safeguards around drone data collected an...
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Top Ten Trends in Hospitality 2021 | By Bob Rauch

Today's hotel business models look entirely different from their predecessors. COVID-19 is just one earthquake that has jolted the landscape this year. The hotel industry must evolve and reinvent itself to exploit the opportunities and cope with the challenges it faces. After all, this industry is no stranger to disruptions. As we do every year on December 1, the top trends shaping our industry next year will be:
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AHLA Statement On Problem Solvers Caucus Bill

The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, on the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief proposal released today by the Problem Solvers Caucus. "The hotel industry has consistently urged lawmakers to grant relief to those affected by the pandemic since March in order to save millions of jobs and small businesses.
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Survey: 9 in 10 U.S. Voters Want Another COVID Relief Bill

Eighty-seven percent of respondents to a recent survey—all of whom voted in the November 3 election—believe there should be another round of coronavirus-related relief from Washington, according to results released Tuesday by the U.S. Travel Association.
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#Saudi shares ease, other markets gain after UK's Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approval | Reuters

Saudi shares ease, other markets gain after UK's Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approval | Reuters Saudi shares edged down on Wednesday, tracking lower oil, while other Gulf markets were buoyed by encouraging news in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as Britain became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rollout.Britain said the vaccine developed by Pfizer and partner BioNTech will be rolled out from early next week, a boost for investors worldwide.Oil prices exte...
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#Dubai external trade doubled ten times to $346bln since 2000 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai external trade doubled ten times to $346bln since 2000 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Dubai non-oil external trade has doubled about ten times between 2000 and 2019 rising from AED143 billion in 2000 to AED1.271 trillion in 2019. In the first half of 2020, Dubai trade made around AED551 bn, according to trade figures released by Dubai Customs on the occasion of the UAE 49th National Day celebrations.The figures reflected the significant role the oldest government department played in developing and ...
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Oil prices slip but traders cheer vaccine approval | Reuters

Oil prices slip but traders cheer vaccine approval | Reuters Oil prices fell early on Wednesday but later pared some of the losses on news that Britain has become the first country in the world to approve a vaccine for use and that it will be rolled out from early next week.Prices had been hit earlier by a surprise build in oil inventories in the United States and as OPEC and its allies left markets in limbo by delaying a formal meeting to decide whether to increase output in January.Brent crude...
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RTI: Kolkata, Delhi police refuse to give information on facial recognition systems

Delhi and Kolkata’s police departments refused to furnish details about their respective facial recognition systems, in responses to RTI queries filed by the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), the digital rights advocacy body said on Tuesday. Additionally, the Telangana State Technology Services (TSTS), which was supposed to provide a facial recognition technology (FRT) solution to authenticate remote voters during the just-concluded Hyderabad municipal elections, told IFF that it had no intenti...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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10 Myths About Expat Life in Dubai

Dubai is home to seven million expats. These people hail from diverse backgrounds. However, we can divide them into two broad categories – those from Asia and those from the West. There are some misconceptions and myths in both, east and west, about expat life in Dubai. Here are the top 10 myths about expat […] The post 10 Myths About Expat Life in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Is Customer Service an Oxymoron or Leadership Tool for Hospitality Managers? | By Justin Taillon

Hospitality professionals universally recognize the importance of customer service to the success of their businesses. Examples of this importance are measurable. For example, one study on the impact of customer service found the following (Oracle, 2011, p. 2).
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EHL's Berceau des Sens maintains 16/20 in the Gault & Millau guide

The Ecole hotelière de Lausanne is a world renowned hospitality university. Our gastronomic training restaurant, Le Berceau des Sens, is equally deserving of praise and has once again obtained 16 out of 20 points from the prestigious Gault & Millau restuarant guide for Switzerland!In the kitchen, head chef Cédric Bourassin, leads a high-flying brigade of professionals and students. In the dining room too, it is the students providing the service, meticulously coached by restaurant manager...
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Lee Applbaum of Wheels Up Wants to Democratize Private Air Travel

Lee Applbaum has spent his career marketing tequila at Patr?n, navigating the retail space at Target and more recently, embracing the chaos of the uncharted cannabis industry. After years of experience under his belt, he has set off to disrupt and redefine a new territory: aviation. Last week, Applbaum began his role as CMO of...
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Facebook re-brands digital coin Libra as Diem

The Libra Association, Facebook Inc’s digital coin project, will now be called the “Diem Association” as part of the social media giant’s attempt to rebrand and restructure. While Facebook had released a white-paper for Libra in June last year, the project did not take off as central banks and regulators had raised several concerns over the attempts to create the world’s first digital coin which would be backed by a basket of currencies. Stuart Levey, chief executive officer, Diem Association t...
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The top destinations and tips for travellers in 2021

Navigate your way through what the future of travel holds with the help of the Expedia 2021 Travel Trends Report. Learn all about how attitudes towards travel has changed and discover how you can make the most of your future holidays with these helpful travel hacks. Timing is everything – top savings hacks Getting the most out of your holiday bookings is easy when you adopt these handy travel hacks. Expedia, with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), has examined the data and discovered th...
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Facebook’s Oversight Board announces first batch of cases, will consider matters of hate speech, nudity

Facebook’s Oversight Board, an independent body that reviews moderation decisions by the social media giant, has chosen six cases concerning hate speech by politicians, nudity, politico-religious speech, and “dangerous organisations”, as the first batch of cases it will review in the coming days. None of these cases concern India directly. The OSB was first proposed in November 2018, in response to several years of criticism faced by Facebook over its unsatisfactory content moderation activity. ...
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Salesforce is acquiring workplace messaging app Slack for $27.7 billion

Business software company Salesforce is buying workspace messaging platform Slack for $27.7 billion. Announced on Tuesday, the deal is “ a match made in heaven”, according to Salesforce cofounder and chief executive officer Marc Benioff. The deal is expected to give competition to Microsoft, which offers software services similar to Salesforce. Microsoft Teams, on which it has doubled down efforts during the pandemic, directly competes with Slack.   “Together, Salesforce and Slack will shape...
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The BAME women making the outdoors more inclusive

The British countryside remains a distinctly white and often intimidating place for BAME communities. We interview three outdoor enthusiasts seeking to address this lack of diversity The British countryside being the preserve of the white middle classes is a perception that is backed by stark figures, with ethnic minorities often deterred from heading into the outdoors due to deep-rooted, complex barriers.At the time of the last census in 2011, 13% of the UK population, around 8.1 million people...
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Microsoft anonymises productivity tracking feature on Office after privacy concerns

Microsoft had announced a feature for its enterprise Office productivity suite that would let employers check how much time each month employees were spending on Microsoft productivity tools like Word and Excel, but later took steps to hide employee names in these statistics. While Microsoft reportedly told Forbes that the feature, called Productivity Score, was only intended to let IT support staff in companies help employees with trouble in using these applications, concerns mounted that this ...
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In a first, Twitter flags BJP IT cell head’s tweet on farmers protest as ‘manipulated media’

Twitter has flagged a tweet by BJP’s IT cell head Amit Malviya on the ongoing farmers’ protest as ‘manipulated media’ — an audio-visual piece of content which has been “significantly and deceptively altered or fabricated”. This is perhaps the first instance when Twitter has applied this label to an Indian user’s tweet, ever since it rolled out its policy on dealing with manipulated media in February this year. Apart from Malviya’s tweet, Twitter also flagged the same video shared by conservative...
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Honolulu ex-police chief, deputy prosecutor sentenced in corruption scandal, House committee seeks looser travel rules, HPD chief vows to discipline CARES OT abusers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

File footage of Katherine and Louis Kealoha PC:Hawaii News Now Honolulu’s former law enforcement power couple learned their punishments in federal court Monday: seven years in federal prison for disgraced Police Chief Louis Kealoha and 13 years for his estranged wife, former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha. The Kealohas and two Honolulu Police Department officers were convicted in June 2019 following an elaborate but botched effort for the Kealohas to steal the proceeds from a reverse...
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