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Judge sides with Florida and says CDC cannot enforce Covid cruise ship rules

Governor De Santis hails ‘major victory’ following ruling that CDC’s ‘conditional sailing order’ is non-binding and merely a guidelineA federal judge in Florida ruled Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cannot enforce its Covid-19 rules for cruise ships in the state after 18 July. Related: Champ, Joe Biden’s German shepherd and ‘sweet, good boy’, dies aged 13 Continue reading...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Florida, Cdc, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, De Santis


Music in the Maze: The Borges Labyrinth on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice has its Own Soundtrack

The Borges Labyrinth on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) I remember when the magical Borges Labyrinth was unveiled here in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore a decade ago, back on June 14, 2011, to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of the renowned Argentinian writer and poet, Jorge Luis Borges, who died on June 14, 1986. The Borges Labyrinth is a reconstruction of the maze that Randoll Coate, the British diplomat, maze designer and B...
Tags: Travel, England, Wikipedia, Argentina, Venice, Newton, Jorge Luis Borges, Venice Italy, Borges, Yunnan, San Giorgio Maggiore, Schopenhauer, Teatro La Fenice, Giorgio Cini Foundation, Fresa, Cat Bauer


Man sues 7 airlines including JetBlue, Southwest and Delta, which he accuses of discriminating against travelers who can't wear masks because of medical conditions

A Southwest Airlines agent in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters JetBlue, Southwest, Delta, and four other airlines were sued over their mask requirements. Lucas Wall, of Washington DC, said his anxiety condition means he can't wear a mask. He said he's been living in his mother's retirement community in Florida and is stranded there. See more stories on Insider's business page. A frequent flier on Monday filed a lawsuit against seven airlines - Southwest, Alaska, Allegia...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Washington Dc, Delta, Tsa, Airlines, US District Court, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Wall, Department Of Transportation, Transportation Security Administration, Jfk Airport


Fears Liverpool may lose World Heritage status

Figures from politics and football urge Unesco not to strip the city of the prestigious status.
Tags: News, Unesco, Liverpool


Central bank stress test shows #UAE banking sector remains solid | Banking – Gulf News

Central bank stress test shows UAE banking sector remains solid | Banking – Gulf News The UAE banking system remains resilient despite challenging operating environment from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results of the latest Financial Stability Report (FSR) of the Central Bank of UAE.Core banking indicators pointed towards adequate funding and liquidity positions and sustained lending capacity. However, vulnerability of the banking sector remained as the economic sl...
Tags: Travel, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Central Bank of UAE Core


#Saudi listed company debt jumped by half in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi listed company debt jumped by half in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition The debts of companies listed on Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul stock exchange, excluding real estate funds, increased by 45 percent last year as they borrowed to face down the pandemic and took advantage of low interest rates.Debt reached SR1.3 trillion ($346 billion) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, up from SR899.2 billion a year earlier, Al Eqtisadiah reported, citing data from the Tadawul and Saudi Capital Market A...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Federal Reserve, Saudi Aramco, Tadawul, Al Eqtisadiah, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Capital Market Authority


EIG-led consortium closes $12.4 bln Aramco pipelines deal | Reuters

EIG-led consortium closes $12.4 bln Aramco pipelines deal | Reuters U.S.-based EIG Global Energy Partners said on Friday a consortium it led has closed a deal to buy 49% of Saudi oil producer Aramco's (2222.SE) pipelines business for $12.4 billion.EIG said the co-investment process for the deal attracted a global group of investors from China, Saudi Arabia, Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.It included Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company, Silk Road Fund, Hassana and Sam...
Tags: Travel, United States, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Aramco, Reuters U S, EIG, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EIG Global Energy Partners, China Saudi Arabia Korea, Mubadala Investment Company Silk Road Fund Hassana, Samsung Asset Management


Summer vacation

Ever since Wednesday night's thunderstorms, it seems that summer has gone away on vacation. The air is much cooler, much cloudier, and it rains off and on. I want to cut the grass, but it's too wet. I need to weed the vegetable garden, but it's too wet. At least I don't have to water outdoors. A summery day last week out in the vineyards. It was raining lightly when I woke up this morning, and I see by the radar that a mild thunderstorm is headed our way in the next hour or so. More serious st...
Tags: Travel, Weather, WCS, The Vineyard


Barcelona Surprise

Sacha’s Italian Girlfriend is doing an internship at an art gallery in Barcelona (currently she speaks three languages fluently) Sacha flew to Spain yesterday to be with her as their birthdays are within a week of each other and for other obvious reasons. We drove to Spain to surprise him.                  [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Spain, Barcelona, Sacha, French la Vie, Barcelona Surprise


Hayashi tapped as interim schools chief, DeCoite heading to Senate, only 56% of Hawaii residents vaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Keith Hayashi Trailblazing principal Keith Hayashi is selected to lead Hawaii’s public schools. Keith Hayashi, the pace-setting principal of Waipahu High School who is credited with raising public education to new heights, will take the reins as interim superintendent of public schools Aug. 1. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KITV4. A Potential Shakeup At OHA Is Clouding The Agency’s Budget. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees is struggling to approve a new b...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, City Council, Department Of Transportation, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hart, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kailua Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, KPD


101 Kissa, Chippendale

101 Kissa is a bright, modern, sunny cafe on the corner of Meagher and Abercrombie streets in Chippendale. It has a large, dog-friendly outdoor section and a menu full of Japanese Asian Australian Fusion cafe fare. There's a jumbo lobster and scallop roll, curry chicken karaage panini and their signature butterfly pea flower rice with lobster, scallop and eel tamagoyaki with blue fried rice.
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Oil gains on OPEC outlook that U.S. output growth will slow | Reuters

Oil gains on OPEC outlook that U.S. output growth will slow | Reuters Oil futures rose on Friday, reversing early losses and set for a fourth week of gains after OPEC sources said the producer group expected limited U.S. oil output growth this year despite rising prices.Officials at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries got the U.S. production outlook from industry experts, OPEC sources said. This would give the producer group more power to manage the market before a potential ...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Chicago, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn, Price Futures Group


A major cruise line says its customers' private information may have been accessed during a data breach

Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship in March 2020. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Carnival Corp says a data breach in mid-March may have impacted its guests' and employees' personal data. The company's Carnival, Holland America, and Princess cruise lines were affected. Data like Social Security and passport numbers may have been accessed, the Associated Press reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carnival Corp says its guests' and emplo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Trends, Hack, Data Breach, Social Security, Associated Press, Carnival, Holland America, Carnival Cruises, Princess, Carnival Corp, Tech Insider, Carnival Holland America, Ransomware Attack, Cruise line


SiteMinder World Hotel Index: Hotel Bookings Globally Grow for Six Months Straight | By Mike Ford

The deeper into 2021 we set foot, the more we thankfully see hotel booking momentum strengthen, with small peaks and troughs not shaking the overall trajectory that’s been building since January. Reservation volumes globally have now risen to over 65% of 2019 levels, well above the 40% seen at this same time last year, and importantly, we’re able to map growing international acceleration, the fifth and final stage of the hotel booking reset, taking place in each region around the world.
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Silversea Cruises: Reopening & Best Offers

CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST OFFERS Silversea Cruises: Reopening & Best Offers Today, Silversea Luxury Cruises is reopening with some of its best offers ever.  (MONACO — June 18, 2021) Silversea Cruises, the world’s premier ultra-luxury cruise line, will today mark its healthy return to global operations with the maiden voyage of its new flagship,  Silver Moon , from Athens (Piraeus). To learn about the restart of the entire Silversea fleet, please CLICK HERE . SILVER MOON. CLICK FOR A LARGER V...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Greece, Monaco, Iceland, Galapagos, Silversea, San Cristobal, Silversea Cruises, Athens Piraeus, Galapagos Archipelago, Greek Isles, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Silver Moon, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Silverseas


Tiramisu fraise-Chartreuse en bocal (et version vegan)

Et voilà, c’est le mois de juin. Étonnamment, il ressemble à tous les autres mois de juin : une tonne de travail à boucler avant les congés de chacun, des dossiers à remplir mais surtout des tupperwares et des sacs cabas quiLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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The EU has lifted restrictions for all US travelers, whether they're vaccinated against COVID, or not

European tourists outside the Louvre in Paris. Francois Mori/AP Photo American travelers can start taking European vacations again, whether they're vaccinated or not. The European Council said Friday that member states should "gradually lift the travel restrictions." The list will be reviewed every two weeks, and will be updated as needed, the council said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Union has officially lifted all bans against American travelers.In a...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, News, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Cnn, Tourism, Louvre, Reuters, European Council, Speed desk, Paris Francois Mori, Deutsche Welle France s Agence France Presse, Alexandra Ma Sophia Ankel


Sparks Are Flying! MCR Purchases The Home2 Suites By Hilton Evansville Just In Time For The Fourth Of July

Celebrate red, white and blue at the Home2! MCR, the country’s 4th-largest hotel owner-operator, expands its Midwest footprint with the acquisition of the 102-room Home2 Suites by Hilton Evansville in Indiana.
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Hilton Doubles Down On Las Vegas Growth With Rapidly Expanding Portfolio And Grand Return To The Strip

After revolutionizing the Las Vegas hospitality experience decades ago, Hilton is building on its storied legacy in time for the return to travel by almost doubling its presence in the sought-after global destination over the past three years.
Tags: Travel, Hilton, Las Vegas, Hilton Doubles Down On Las Vegas


#SaudiArabia to auction mining licenses in 2022 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi Arabia to auction mining licenses in 2022 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabia plans to auction two major mining licenses in 2022 for commodities including gold, copper and zinc, as the Kingdom aims to triple the mining sector’s contribution to the national gross domestic product (GDP) to SR240 billion ($64 billion) and double the number of jobs to 470,000 by 2030.The auction was announced by Vice Minister for Saudi Mining Affairs Khalid Al-Mudaifer during an interview with S&P Global ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Dubai, Barrick Gold, Alcoa, Eastern Province, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma'aden, ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabia, Khalid Al Mudaifer, Al Mudaifer, Ma'aden Bauxite, Alumina, Ras al Khair Industrial City, Al Shamal Fertilizer Production Complex


Aloha Friday Photo: Quite possibly the “most Kauai” photo ever

Mahalo to Carol Randles for sharing this funny Kauai photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos! If you’ve ever been to Kauai, you know there are chickens just about everywhere. Each time we visit, it seems that there are more and more. There are some theories why Kauai has so many chickens. Apparently this rooster thinks he owns the place … or at least this beach chair. He looks like he might have a lot to crow about. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Quite possibly the “most Kauai” ...
Tags: Travel, Kauai, Aloha, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, Carol Randles


Q : What Is People Analytics?

Analytics give an important way for businesses to track and measure whether they are meeting their goals. We have analytics to track online marketing efforts, finances and many other aspects of business. Now, analytics technology is being used for human resources (HR), especially in the recruitment of employees but also in much broader company applications. This type of technology is known as people analytics, or you may hear it referred to as HR, workforce or talent analytics.
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More Than 150 Hotels Operated By Meliá Hotels International Worldwide Achieve The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

For yet another year, Meliá Hotels International has received numerous awards from the most important travel review site on the Internet, with 156 hotels receiving the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award, a result of the company's commitment to constantly raising the quality of its hotels to offer the best possible experiences to guests, in spite of the new health and safety measures hotel companies have had to take to adapt to the current circumstances.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Meliá Hotels International, TripAdvisor Travellers


Black goes first on the chess board / Échec à la créativité?

THE ORIGINAL? Move for equality / UNESCO – 2019 “For the first time, two chess grandmasters broke a rule. And Black started.” Watch the Case Study video Agency : BBDO Dusseldorf (Germany) LESS ORIGINAL Black goes first / Detroit City Chess Club – 2021 “One simple rule change. A limited edition black goes first chess board” Check the official website Agency : Anomaly New York (USA) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Social, Advertising, Environmental, Unesco, Racism, United Nations, Discrimination, Injustice, Black Lives Matter, Bias, Non-profit, Chess, Direct Marketing, Racisme, New York USA, Joe La Pompe


GBTA Urges EU Governments To Lift Travel Restrictions Between Member States

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the industry – is today writing to EU governments calling for strong political impetus, decisive action, and seamless coordination to safely re-open travel across the EU.
Tags: Travel, Eu, Global Business Travel Association GBTA, EU Governments To Lift Travel Restrictions Between


Pandemic Impact Severe On Mumbai's Hotel Industry

The second wave of the pandemic caused by the variant of the COVID-19 virus, which was first identified in the United Kingdom has been the most severe in India. As a result, travel and tourism have been halted across the country, and the impact on the hotel industry is immense, especially in major cities such as Mumbai.
Tags: Travel, India, United Kingdom, Mumbai


WTTC Responds To Latest News From The EU, Advising Member States To Allow For A Return Of U.S. Visitors

Virginia Messina, Senior Vice President WTTC, said: “Today’s announcement from the EU advising member states to begin welcoming back U.S. travel is the latest piece of encouraging news from global leaders as we all work towards revitalising the global Travel & Tourism sector. Reopening pathways for tourism and business between countries within the EU and the U.S. is a significant step in providing a much-needed boost to the economy and job market across all parties involved. With 42% of t...
Tags: Travel, Cdc, Eu, Wttc, Virginia messina


Delta CEO expects business travel to return to pre-pandemic levels July 1

The travel industry has been stopped short by the coronavirus pandemic but as the nation recovers, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said he expects travel to bounce back to normal.
Tags: Travel, Delta, Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian


EasyHotel CEO François Bacchetta dies

The following statement is issued by Harm Meijer, Chairman of easyHotel, on behalf of easyHotel and its stakeholders ICAMAP, Ivanhoé Cambridge and easyGroup.
Tags: Travel, Easyhotel, Ivanhoe Cambridge, François Bacchetta


Palma Convention Centre Hosts One Of The Biggest Hybrid Post-Pandemic Congresses In Europe

Palma Convention Centre managed by Meliá Hotels International rebooted its most important pre-Covid functions today, hosting the XXVII National Congress of General and Family Medicine attended by more than 1,000 delegates from all over Spain. The entire meeting and events industry is looking towards Mallorca today to see the start of this new post-pandemic age for major events, dominated by two key features: technology and health and safety.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Mallorca, Meliá Hotels International, National Congress of General and Family Medicine



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