« Heureusement que vous étiez là » - Fortunately you were there. This is what you could read on the Eiffel Tower last night. A tribute was given by the City of Paris to everybody who has participated in making the confinement period successful. This Sunday was the last day before a relative relief takes place. Let’s see what it will give… we must remain very careful! This means also that we were asked not to go there and look. I took the freedom to do so anyhow, only five minutes walk.  ...
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Hidden Gems and Unusual Things to do in Athens: The Cradle of Democracy

Uncover hidden gems and unusual things to do in Athens, the home of democracy and modern heart of Greece. Here's our inside guide. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
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Cake cerise matcha + Un moteur de recherche par ingrédient !

Il aura fallu deux mois de confinement pour cela, mais… tadaaaaa : vous disposez désormais d’un superbe moteur de recherche pour les mille et quelques recettes de ce blog ! Par ingrédient (pomme, purée d’amande, lait de soja…), par type d’alimentation (vegan,Lire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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The future of the telecom industry: COVID-19, business, privacy, and competition

On May 5, we interviewed Rajan Mathews, Director General of the Cellular Operators Association of India. We discussed the pandemic, its effects on telecom operators, trends in cellular network traffic, privacy, Net Neutrality, and more. Watch the full interview here. An edited version of the interaction follows. MediaNama: Do you have any numbers for us […] ...
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I’ve long been a fan of Instagram where I can see photos by others around the world who love photography. Recently I was sent a link to a group on Facebook called View From My Window, although I was to find there was another called The View From My Window. (There is a smaller site called Urban View From My Window too). The former has over two million members and has taken the world by storm in this time of confinement and even stopped new people from joining as it was becoming a full time ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, China, Singapore, US, United States, Paris, Nice, Worldwide, Connections, View From My Window, South Africa Australia India Canada

Battered UK tourist industry anticipates easing of coronavirus lockdown

Resorts and hotels planning to open at the end of May could enjoy a boom or the worst season in memory Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Holiday resorts across the UK are preparing to open at the end of May with trepidation. They have no idea what the summer holds for them. The battered tourism industry could enjoy a boom in staycation business, or the worst season in memory. It all depends on the advice of the British government.From Wednesday, people will be allowed ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Scotland, Hotels, UK News, Blackpool, Cornwall, Coronavirus outbreak

Original Content podcast: ‘Upload’ is a cheerful show about a nightmarish future

“Upload” feels like a slight, funny show — until you realize that without the jokes, the story would be unwatchably bleak. The Amazon Prime Video series (created by Greg Daniels of “The Office,” “Parks & Recreation” and the upcoming “Space Force”) takes place in a near future where people can upload digital copies of themselves before they die. The experience is marketed as a virtual retirement community, but it quickly becomes clear that being trapped in an afterlife run by a for-profit tech...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Media, Entertainment, Amazon Prime Video, Nathan, Robbie Amell, Greg Daniels, Original Content Podcast, Space Force, Office Parks Recreation

Good Form

Why are you out and about? I'm out of paper and toner from printing out self-declarations...   A fab way to get around printing the forms...From the folks who gave us t-shirts with aseatbelt printed on it (used in Naples!) ;) In the time of coronavirus, the Italian 'bella figura' has taken on new significance. No, I'm not talking about those designer facemasks coming out from Gucci or Prada. But the forms that have accompanied us during the crisis. Rather than simply aski...
Tags: Travel, Health, Customer Service, Rome, Italy, Lodi, Gucci, Naples, Italians, Forms, Lockdown, Lipari, Coronavirus, Auto-dichiarazione, Quarantene

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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ITC Hotels Launch ‘WeAssure’: A first-of-its kind initiative on health, hygiene & safety

Reinforcing its globally acknowledged Responsible Luxury ethos that seeks to create a better and secure world, ITC Hotels today announced the launch of its path breaking 'WeAssure' initiative. In a first for the hospitality industry, the discerning guests of ITC Hotels will be reassured by an accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)- the leading standards organisation for sanitation, hygiene, safety and infection control practices. ITC Hote...
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The life and death of a traditional little Tokyo bar

Tokyo’s old and traditional little bars are genuinely wonderful places to visit and spend some quality time in. There’s the joy, the banter and perhaps more than anything, the invariably advanced age of the owner. All positives of course, but the latter in particular offers the addition of extra wisdom and life stories, plus a refreshingly carefree attitude when it comes to hygiene and even heating. The downside, on the other hand, is that every visit could well be the very last visit. Admitted...
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GBTA Industry Forum Series: Interview with Patrick Pacious, President & CEO, Choice Hotels

Scott Solombrino, CEO, GBTA chats with Patrick Pacious, President and CEO of Choice Hotels as part of the GBTA Industry Forum Series. Patrick shares his experience working for a hotel company where 100% hotels are franchised, the challenges facing small business owners, their advocacy efforts and the government funding which has been introduced to support these businesses.
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How UK hotels are preparing for the holiday season from hell

Across the country, hotels that were shuttered at the start of the coronavirus pandemic have become eerie, empty shells. Front desks are devoid of receptionists ready to check-in guests, rooms are collecting dust. And with the summer season on the horizon, life for UK hoteliers is about to get much harder.
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Emirates chairman warns it will be 18-months before aviation industry recovers - Arabianbusiness

Emirates chairman warns it will be 18-months before aviation industry recovers - Arabianbusiness:Chairman of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum has conceded that it will take at least 18 months for travel demand to return to "a semblance of normality".The Dubai carrier, the largest in the Middle East, posted AED1.1billion ($288 million) in net profit for the financial year ending March, up from $237m the previous year.It was the 32nd straight year of profit for Emirates, which oper...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Dubai, Boeing, Al Maktoum, Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Damac to seek legal action against FAM Properties - Arabianbusiness

Damac to seek legal action against FAM Properties - Arabianbusiness:Damac Properties is seeking legal action against Dubai-based online brokerage FAM Properties after it claimed the portal advertised its services to clients under the Damac brand.The dispute began when the developer received complaints from clients about e-mails sent to them by FAM Properties."During the past weeks, we have received several complaints from our clients about unsolicited e-mails sent to them by a real estate broker...
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Rated Gulf banks can absorb up to $36 billion shock before moving into red: S&P - Reuters

Rated Gulf banks can absorb up to $36 billion shock before moving into red: S&P - Reuters:Rated banks in the Gulf can absorb up to a $36 billion shock before depleting their capital bases, S&P Global Ratings said on Sunday, adding that banks in Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates are the most vulnerable to increases in cost of risk.The ratings agency said the relatively strong profits of the region’s rated banks and loan-loss provisions will help them weather the double shock of the coron...
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Exclusive: #Saudi Aramco seeking to review price of SABIC deal - sources - Reuters

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco seeking to review price of SABIC deal - sources - Reuters:Saudi Aramco is looking to restructure its deal to acquire a controlling stake in petrochemicals maker SABIC after a more than 40% drop in SABIC’s value following a slump in oil prices in coronavirus pandemic, two sources told Reuters. Aramco last year agreed to buy a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) from the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the kingdom’s wealth fund, for $69.1 billion, in one of the b...
Tags: Travel, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Aramco, Saudi Basic Industries Corp SABIC

THE BEST Ever Homemade Pizza Dough!

Want to make incredible pizza from scratch at home? Try this incredibly easy and delicious homemade pizza dough with a thin, crispy crust and fat, chewy edges. You don't even need a mixer or use elbow grease to make it as it is a no knead dough. Your dough also gets a long ferment which develops its flavour and makes it easier to digest! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader and I am SO excited to share this with you as I've been testing this for weeks!
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Agilysys Offering Webinar Series Presenting Solutions That Enable The COVID-19 “New Normal”

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that it is delivering a webinar series presenting innovative solutions to help hospitality industry businesses survive and prosper in a COVID-19 business environment. The next webinar in this timely series, "Agilysys Hospitality Solutions for the Covid-19 New Normal", takes place on Thursday, May, 14, 2020, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT. It will discuss Agily...
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'Airlines are way behind': Hilton CEO says hotels more likely to recover faster from coronavirus

The hotel industry, like all others in the travel space, is facing an unprecedented crisis - a truth that's starting to show teeth as companies release financial reports for the first quarter. But there are signs of hope that the industry will recover quicker than its chief peers: airlines and cruise lines.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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I Love You Mom

   Over the last few years, Yann and I toyed with the idea of my coming over to California to spend a few months with my mom while she was/is in good health. Yann and I wonder what the best time was, and like things that are not urgent, it was pushed back to let's wait and see maybe next spring, or after the baby is born, or maybe after this project or after we do this or that... and then my brother found out he had cancer earlier this year and I came home as soon as I could planning to stay a ...
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A couple more signs

I'm (virtually) back in Sarlat for the moment. Again, these are photos from a visit there back in 2006. I took several shots of signs in and around the city. Two restaurants in Sarlat, April 2006. The soggy weekend is well under way. It rained Friday evening and into the night, but I slept pretty well through most of it. We got a break on Saturday; I actually finished cutting the grass. The big rain is coming in today and Monday will be downright soggy. They're predicting the low temperature o...
Tags: Travel, Weather, Signs, Dordogne, WCS, Sarlat

Middle East Stock News for Sunday, May 10, 2020 - Bloomberg

Middle East Stock News for Sunday, May 10, 2020 - Bloomberg:Stocks in Dubai dropped the most in a week amid mixed share trading across the Middle East and Gulf region.The DFM General Index retreated more than 2% while the main gauge in Qatar advanced 1.2%. Kuwaiti stocks dropped for a second day, losing as much as 0.9%, after the country imposed a 20-day full curfew as it recorded 641 new Covid-19 cases Friday, its biggest daily increase. Middle East investors are looking ahead to oil giant Sau...
Tags: Travel, London, Qatar, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Shell, Gulf, Riyadh, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Bloomberg Intelligence, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, DFM, Yilmaz, COVID

Oil and investment asset price declines will affect Kuwaiti solvency: Emir - Reuters

Oil and investment asset price declines will affect Kuwaiti solvency: Emir - Reuters:The decline in oil prices and the value of investment assets since the start of the coronavirus outbreak will have an adverse impact on the “financial solvency” of the state, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah said on Saturday.“Kuwait is facing the big and unprecedented challenge of shielding our economy from the external shocks caused by this virus, specifically the decline in oil prices and the value of inves...
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Emirates airline reveals 21% increase in profit, on 'healthy demand' and lower fuel prices - Arabianbusiness

Emirates airline reveals 21% increase in profit, on 'healthy demand' and lower fuel prices - Arabianbusiness:Emirates airline reported an annual profit of AED 1.1 billion ($288 million), up 21% from the previous year, in its results announced today.The sharp increase in profit was due to "healthy demand", particularly in the second and third quarters of the year and "lower average fuel prices over the year" according to Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Ai...
Tags: Travel, Emirates Airline, Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Dubai International, Emirates Group, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dnata, GroupThe

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#Dubai real estate fund says irregular trading dented share price - Reuters

:Emirates REIT, a Dubai-based sharia-compliant real estate investment trust, said on Sunday it had found evidence of irregular trading activity that has contributed to its low share price and has reported it to regulatory authorities.The shares were trading at $0.2 a share on Sunday compared with a net asset value (NAV) per share of $1.57 at the end of 2019. Emirates REIT said its board was in the final stages of evaluating options to increase share liquidity and the trust value.In an email to s...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Reuters, NAV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Sylvain Vieujot, Equitativa

Emirates to raise debt as it doesn't see travel recovering for at least 18 months - Reuters

Emirates to raise debt as it doesn't see travel recovering for at least 18 months - Reuters:Emirates, one of the world’s biggest long-haul airlines, will raise debt to help it through the coronavirus pandemic that has shattered global travel demand, warning that a recovery in travel demand was at least 18 months away.The state-owned airline, which reported on Sunday a 21% rise in profit for its financial year that ended on March 31, said it would tap banks to raise debt in its first quarter to l...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ahmed bin Saeed

MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi index up on higher oil prices, real estate stocks weigh on Dubai - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi index up on higher oil prices, real estate stocks weigh on Dubai - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Saudi Arabian stocks rose in early trade on Sunday led by banks, mirroring Friday’s gains in oil prices, while Dubai was pressured by losses in property stocks.On Friday, Brent crude settled up $1.51, or 5.1%, at $30.97 a barrel after U.S. producers cut output with the number of drilling rigs falling to a record low, and as more states moved ahead with plans to relax lockdow...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Oman Dubai, Al Rajhi Bank, Dubai Agricultural Commodities Reuters, Saudi Aramco Aramco

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