Crystal Cruises: What The Luxury Cruise Experience is Really Like

In 2003, I boarded a large cruise ship on a sailing of the Western Caribbean. I call this itinerary a training wheel cruise for would-be travelers because they offer a good first insight into what the experience is all about. Since then I’ve been on many other cruises in nearly every corner of the world, averaging at least one or two a year. It’s not how I always decide to travel, but it is a style I enjoy and over the years I have fine-tuned what it is I like and don’t like about certain compa...
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Madras HC stays ban on e-pharmas; wait and watch game for regulation

The Madras HC, on January 2, has stayed an earlier order which banned the online sale of medicines until further notice, saying that patients would be affected if sales were banned suddenly. A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam granted the interim stay. Why... ...
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Emotional Support Animals Banned on Long-Haul United Flights — And…

Passengers who purchase tickets as of today, Thursday, January 3, 2019 will not be permitted to originate travel with emotional support animals on any flights operated by United Airlines which are greater than eight hours in duration; and regardless of the date when tickets were booked, all emotional support animals will be banned on those flights effective as of... The post Emotional Support Animals Banned on Long-Haul United Flights — And… appeared first on The Gate.
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Hiking Diamond head Do’s and Dont’s

This week’s podcast is about hiking one of the most popular landmarks in Hawaii: Diamond Head. We tell you about where the name came from and the history of this amazing crater, also known as “Leahi”. Lanai and Bruce offer tips and things to remember including do’s and don’ts for hiking the crater. We discuss […] The post Hiking Diamond head Do’s and Dont’s appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Government as the Overlord

Even though I know precious little about the formation of mass psychology, I am certain that how the citizens of a nation collectively view the world must have a causal relationship with the fortunes of a nation. As individuals we are singularly powerless to alter the environment we grow up in. We have to take … Continue reading Government as the Overlord
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Travel News: January 4, 2019

Herb Kelleher, Fun-Loving Co-Founder of Southwest Airlines, Dies at 87 Wall Street Journal Herb Kelleher, the co-founder of Southwest Airlines Co. who died Thursday at the age of 87, followed a simple but groundbreaking strategy: Keep costs and fares low. The business plan sketched out 50 years ago on a cocktail napkin in a Texas hotel transformed the global airline industry, birthing copycats including Ryanair and AirAsia as well as the deregulation of the once-clubby U.S. aviation market in 1...
Tags: Travel, Texas, NFL, Thailand, Hawaii, Ryanair, New Zealand, National Football League, Pacific Ocean, Airasia, Koh Tao, Phuket, News And Deals, Southwest Airlines Co, Herb Kelleher, Palau

BLLA Announces Speaker Line-Up at Annual Stay Boutique Conference Los Angeles

Los Angeles (January 4, 2019) - In just 5 weeks, the Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) will congregate in downtown Los Angeles February 11-13 at the Magic Box @ The Reef to showcase some of the world's best brands and independents to discuss the future of the boutique sector globally.
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Creating a Successful Hotel Retail Space | By Kacey Bradley

In previous years, many hoteliers treated their facility's retail space as an afterthought. These little shops vended few items outside the occasional forgotten guest toothbrush or razor.
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HEBS Digital Wins Silver Adrian Award for The Resort at Pedregal’s Here Comes the Sun Campaign

HEBS Digital has been honored with a Silver Adrian Award for their work on The Resort at Pedregal's Here Comes the Sun multichannel campaign by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for 2018.
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Revinate Ends 2018 with Strong Company Growth and Innovation

Revinate, the software as a service (SaaS) company that helps hotels transform guest data into revenue, today shared a look-back at achievements that occurred during the 2018 calendar year. Serving the hospitality industry since 2009, Revinate moves into its 10th year in a position of tremendous strength from both a company and product perspective.
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Two New Lounges for Amex Platinum and New Doors Mean Even Less Room in American’s Lavs

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Two New Lounges for Amex Platinum and New Doors Mean Even Less Room in American’s Lavs...
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Prosit 2019

Almost every Wednesday morning you can find me in Cafe Van Beek in the City Hall of The Hague where a couple of Photographers who know each other from Flickr meet to have a Coffee and chat a bit about Photography and everything else. The first Wednesday of 2019 we toasted with a Dutch Gin or Genever to celebrate a Happy New Year for 2019. The post Prosit 2019 appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
Tags: Photos, Hotels, Flickr, The Hague, Photo of the Day, 101 Happy Hotelier, City Hall of the Hague, Cafe Van Beek

My Year in Travel 2018

2018 has been my best travel year to date. 8 trips around 13 countries most of them I haven't gotten round to sharing here so I'll do a round up now.January brought my first trip to the Caribbean with a weeklong cruise round the Eastern Caribbean.
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Australia 2019

We return to Australia for the 2019 winter getaway and to the same house in Noosa Heads that we rented in 2017. Noosa Heads is on the Sunshine Coast about 1 12 hours drive north of Brisbane. Our last stay at the Noosa Springs Golf Community was very
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What are social community hotels?

Hostels, when you’re young , are great. Places where you pay almost nothing to stay and get to interact with like-minded young people from all over the world. Where you can share a cheap beer and discover a city with a group of strangers, staying out until sunrise with your motley crew of new best friends. But for most of us, as we get older, the idea of sharing a bunk room with a bunch of dirty backpackers starts to lose its appeal. The cheap beer tastes cheaper, and the idea of staying out w...
Tags: Travel, Europe, America, Austin, San Diego, Hilton, Dallas, Miami, Thompson, Guild, Ritz Carlton, Conrad, Biscayne Bay, Moxy, Momofuku, Hostels and hotels

Southwest Airlines Co-Founder Herb Kelleher Passed Away

Southwest Airlines was incorporated as Air Southwest Company by Rollin King and Herb Kelleher. Kelleher believed that by operating solely within the State of Texas an airline could avoid federal regulation -- meaning they would be free to fly without Civil Aeronautics Board permission. It would also mean they wouldn't have to charge the high fares mandated by the CAB. King and Kelleher, together with banker John Parker, are said to have sketched out the idea for the airline on a napkin in a Sa...
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Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for the New Year 2019

Effective through Sunday, January 10, 2019 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the New Year’s Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers... The post Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by S...
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Renovating a Place in Cassis

Just in case you are wondering what I have been up to ... My friend Ching and Gary bought an apartment in Cassis they hired Golden Hands Rene to do the renovations and asked me if I would guide them with the numerous decisions they need to make. The first part of renovating is removing that which is not needed or wanted. When renovating an old place you never know what you will find when you take off the old flooring, walls, and ceilings luckily for us the surprising have been positive. Underne...
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France, Paris

14h Palais de Tokyo, les derniers jours de l’expo On Air de Tomás Saraceno Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Nude photos link Big Island firefighter to Honolulu deputy prosecutor's phone, lobbyist first to get medical aid in dying prescription, Honolulu Council in disarray, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Jesse Ebersole, Katherine Kealoha Feds recover nude photos on Kealoha’s phone. When Hawaii County firefighter Jesse Ebersole pleaded guilty last July to lying about his relationship with former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, the federal prosecutor said investigators found Ebersole’s name on some of Kealoha’s credit card charges and had records of phone conversations between the two. Star-Advertiser.Evidence of affair between Katherine Kealoha and firefighter included sexually explic...
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Most popular street food in Mumbai

Even dishes that a country considers most traditional can come from somewhere else. Ingredients and recipes cross borders and transform, each meal containing its own narrative. This is as much true in India as anywhere else. Here, certain foods are one of the more benign legacies of colonization. And few dishes are a better example of this than pav, a soft Portuguese bread roll that’s a beloved component of some of Mumbai’s favorite street foods. In 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama lan...
Tags: Travel, Food, India, Iran, Britain, Portugal, Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Vasco Da Gama, Gujarat, Irani, Mandvi, Pav, Dadar, Vada Pav

Directionless #UAE bourses perplexes traders in short-term

Directionless UAE bourses perplexes traders in short-term:Traders in the UAE bourse have been stuck with positions and don’t know what to do: ie to book losses or to stay in the market.The Dubai Financial Market General index has been falling since the past three years, registering a fall of 50 per cent from the high of more than 5,000 in the last 36 months. The DFM index closed 0.22 per cent lower at 2,526.02 on Thursday. Traded value has also fallen from a daily average of Dh2-3 billion in 201...
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Dnata to manage Etihad Airways contact centres

Dnata to manage Etihad Airways contact centres:Dnata, the Dubai-based air services provider owned by Emirates Group, is to manage Etihad Airways’ contact centres, in what appears to be the latest step towards closer cooperation between the two rivals.The contact centres were formerly managed by Etihad itself, and this is the first time it has appointed a third-party to manage those operations. Dnata told Gulf News that it will help Etihad provide customer service to its passengers through “innov...
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US State Department Issues Travel Advisory for China

The US State Department has updated its travel advisory for China. That’s getting plenty of coverage but let’s keep things in perspective. The US is advising the same level of caution for Beijing as Paris. I guess tourist scams like Chinese tea ceremonies are about on par as someone 'finding a ring you must have dropped' by the Eiffel Tower. Continue reading US State Department Issues Travel Advisory for China...
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Oil Edges Up as Traders Weigh Economic Risks Against OPEC Cuts - Bloomberg

Oil Edges Up as Traders Weigh Economic Risks Against OPEC Cuts - Bloomberg:Oil ended another topsy-turvy day by closing near a two-week high, as traders weighed signs that OPEC is following through on production cuts against hints of an economic slowdown.Global benchmark Brent crude rose, fell and then rebounded on Thursday, ending the trading session up 1.9 percent. Prices were spurred by signs that OPEC had made an early start on its pledged production curbs. Saudi Arabia also moved to increas...
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#SaudiArabia may need extra time to privatize soccer clubs | Reuters

Saudi Arabia may need extra time to privatize soccer clubs | Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s plan to privatize its soccer clubs could be delayed beyond the targeted 2020, the head of the country’s soccer federation told Reuters, in what would be the latest setback to economic reforms.Sport is one of the pillars of the government’s Vision 2030 goal to raise living standards and diversify the economy beyond oil exports, while the privatization of soccer clubs has been earmarked as an early candidate in a d...
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Oil rises in choppy trade as OPEC supply cuts vie with demand worry | Reuters

Oil rises in choppy trade as OPEC supply cuts vie with demand worry | Reuters:Oil prices rose more than one percent on Thursday in a session of volatile trade, drawing support from signs that Saudi Arabia is cutting crude output but pressured by concerns that slowing global economic growth could dent demand.Brent crude LCOc1 futures gained $1.04 to settle at $55.95 a barrel, a 1.89 percent gain. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures rose 55 cents to settle at $47.09 a barrel, a 1...
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