Masks, physical distancing instituted as Legislature goes back into session, Lt. Gov. Green pushes to open restaurants and salons May 25, Gen. Hara warns of possible riots, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Legislature opens May 11, 2020 PC:Hawaii House Democrats Lawmakers return to Capitol to make budget fixes and avoid furloughs. Masked state lawmakers gathered at the Capitol on Monday, returning to work in floor sessions where they sat 6 feet away from one another in a striking display of caution that illustrates how much has changed with the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the state and the country. Star-Advertiser.Back In Session: Hawaii Lawmakers Grapple With A Billion-Dollar Bu...
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Contouring IPR and service sector regulation against COVID-19

By Sidharth Chopra and Nandita Saikia Businesses will face significant challenges after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic passes. The world will almost certainly change substantially, and parallels have been drawn to the Great Depression of 1928, with fears arising about many economies around the world going into free fall. There is one critical difference between […] ...
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Financial Aid Options for International Students at Canadian Universities.

 by  Abigail Byle Canadian universities are seeing ever-increasing numbers of international students, but these students often face challenges, such as high tuition and fees. Most of the universities in Canada are publicly funded, which helps to keep tuition fees lower than in some other countries, while still offering a high-quality education. Unfortunately, however, most financial aid options at universities in Canada are primarily intended for Canadian students. International students may h...
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How airlines are social distancing

Until this weekend , it seemed the pandemic would lead to a sliver of a silver lining: less-crowded airplanes. Multiple US airlines had promised to book fewer passengers per plane and leave middle seats open. American Airlines stated it would block “50% of standard middle seats.” JetBlue pledged to sell fewer seats on most flights, and Southwest Airlines said that health measures would include “limiting the number of passengers onboard.” Delta announced it would cap its seating at 50 percent...
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Iceland opening to tourism June 2020

Believing that tourism is integral to the successful resurgence of its economy, Iceland is planning to reopen its borders to travel by June 15. Since Iceland has successfully contained the virus, conducted more tests per capita than any other country, and has only 15 active COVID-19 cases, prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir announced their intent to loosen travel restrictions, which have been in place since March 20. Travelers to Iceland would be given a free COVID-19 test upon arrival. If it...
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LA County stay-at-home orders

Life in Los Angeles will not be returning to normal any time soon, according to County Public Health Commissioner Barbara Ferrer. The city’s stay-at-home orders will “with all certainty” be extended through July, she said at a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. While other parts of California have seen a decrease in cases, the Los Angeles area is still experiencing increases in both new daily cases and deaths. Loosening regulations at a f...
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How to turn your house into a hotel

After weeks of staring at the same four walls, it’s natural to daydream about a luxurious escape. So we reached out to hospitality experts from beachside resorts, luxury hotels, and elegant country houses around the world to learn how we can make our homes feel as well-appointed and inviting as an upscale hotel. Their tips and tricks are quick and easy to do — but deliver big results. That’s because the art of hospitality meets both physical needs — food, water, shelter — and emotional needs ...
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Southwest 2020 summer sale

We’re all eager for travel restrictions to lift so we can go explore again, and this summer, it will be very easy on the wallet thanks to Southwest Airlines’ summer sale. On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Southwest Airlines launched a month-long sale to encourage summer travel, with one-way domestic fares ranging from $49 to $99. Some of our favorite routes include: Denver to Albuquerque for $49 Los Angeles to Tucson for $49 Dallas to Kansas City for $49 New York to Chicago for $79 Atlanta to Denve...
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Future of movie theaters post covid

Earlier this week , Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed that the highly anticipated theatrical release of the live-action remake of Mulan would move ahead as planned on July 24. Spirits bolstered by solid ticket sales at the newly reopened Disney park in Shanghai, Chapek told CNBC, “We very much believe in the value of the theatrical experience overall to launch blockbuster movies,” and that there is a “pent-up demand” for movies to return to theaters. These words sound like the final plea of a de...
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Quore Names David Fox Chief Operating Officer

Franklin, Tenn. - (May 13, 2020) - Today, leading hospitality software company Quore has announced that VP of Business Development David Fox has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, a new position at the company. Fox previously led Quore's business development team in identifying new business opportunities and cultivating relationships with customers and partners.
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An urban Tokyo cowboy?

An urban cowboy expertly navigating the shadowy valleys of Tokyo’s skyscrapers perhaps? Or rather more prosaically, simply an entertainment district host with a love of hats on his way home from work? Either way though, his intriguing and very distinctive look that day was as welcome as the similarly wonderful light.
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Easy Thai Red Curry With Pumpkin & Chickpeas

Fast dinners, versatile and full of flavour. That's what we all need, even when we're not in times of COVID-19. This Thai pumpkin and chickpea comes together quickly without any sacrifices for flavour. It's nourishing, health giving and absolutely delicious!
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Forth Worth, Texas, barbecue

Derrick Walker , owner of Smoke-a-Holics in Fort Worth, Texas, “got bit by the bug” — the barbecue bug — when he was just 12 years old. His grandfather owned an offset smoker, and the night before family gatherings in another town about three hours away, he’d help him load up the smoker with briskets and other cuts. “First thing in the morning, we’d hit the highway with that thing still smoking, and he would pull over at rest stops and check the fire and then get back on the highway,” Walker ...
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#Saudi takeover of Newcastle jeopardised by legal documents: Report | Middle East Eye

Saudi takeover of Newcastle jeopardised by legal documents: Report | Middle East Eye:New legal documents have been filed with the English Premier League (EPL) that raise fresh questions about the $368m takeover of Newcastle United Football Club by a Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund. EPL lawyers are understood to be examining information said to establish a clear link between the Saudi government and the pirate broadcast of Qatar's BeIN Sports' output, including Premier League games, on the Be...
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Like many people I am mostly concentrating on food-where to buy it, what to buy and what to fix for lunch each day. I have also put on what they call the Quarantine 15 as in gaining weight. We are exercising each day. We have added 15 minutes of walking exercises via Youtube to our stretching but I’m not sure how much difference it is making. It’s better than just sitting around of course. As I said before, I thought I was ordering a wedge of a giant squash but got the whole thing. I didn’t get ...
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Oil rises as OPEC looks to deepen, extend supply cuts - Reuters

Oil rises as OPEC looks to deepen, extend supply cuts - Reuters:Oil prices rose on Tuesday after OPEC’s de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, said it would increase supply curbs in June, while other members of the oil-producing group said they want to extend the deep cuts reached in April for a longer period than originally agreed.OPEC and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, decided in April to cut output by 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) for May and June, a record reduction, in response to the 30% ...
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The Easiest Ways to Exchange Currency

At some point we’re going to be heading out to see the world again, and if you’re new to international travel, you may be wondering how to exchange currency. Here are your options. Read more...
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Camping popularity in 2020

In mid-March, my calendar was color-coded in streaks that screamed “too busy,” and every open weekend said “Camping?!” in hope that the reminder would cause me to wedge it in. Now, every trip, every color is gone, and the only thing that remains is “Camping, question mark, exclamation point.” It’s now slotted for every weekend, since every weekend is an open one. Cue the mhmms and nods. State parks around the country have reported record visitation. The outdoors are keeping us sane, the savi...
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Aramco well placed for timid oil recovery

Aramco well placed for timid oil recovery Saudi Aramco is the investment of choice for those who think the oil market is a glass half full. True, U.S. crude futures temporarily turned negative last month, and even after something of a recovery Brent still trades at just $30 a barrel. Even so, the Saudi Arabian oil giant’s first-quarter results suggest at least some players are well prepared. Chief Executive Amin Nasser is caught in a storm, but he’s at least in a big boat. While Aramco’s ear...
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NASA captured California's poppies

Every spring, locals and travelers flock to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve to marvel at the blooming sea of wildflowers, most well-known for the bright orange poppy. Creating a stark contrast between its vibrant petals and the earthy tones of the surrounding land, the poppy blossoms are truly a sight to be admired. Since this year nature-lovers can’t physically visit the poppies, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center — the park’s next-door neighbor — captured and shared satel...
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Travel tips for taking care of eyes

Every now and then, a cliched saying works just as well in reverse. When traveling, it’s often hard to believe it if you can’t see it — and much like humidity wreaks havoc on oily skin, sudden changes in setting can be painful or damaging to the eyes. The change of climate, airplane cabin pressure, or one of a myriad of environmental factors can wreak havoc on your eyes when you travel. Redness, irritation, and general discomfort are some of the symptoms that may manifest upon stepping into n...
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What is sail hitching, how to do it

When Cori Davidson’s bike was stolen in Los Angeles, she decided to hitch a ride. She’d cycled south from her hometown of Vancouver and, despite the hiccup, had no plans of stopping. The first step was hopping on a boat to Mexico as her time in the United States was running out. It would be the first of many boats she’d board over the next few months, yet this initial crossing was the only one that came with a receipt. Davidson disembarked in Ensenada, a port city on the coast of the Baja Cali...
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GBTA Industry Forum Series: Arne Sorenson, Marriott International

The GBTA | Global Business Travel Association welcomes one of the world's most regarded business leaders, Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, to the Industry Forum Series.
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COVID-19 Resource: 5 Technologies for a 'New Normal' Hotel (Part 1)

In this weekly series, Hospitality Net looks at emerging technologies that are being deployed by hotels across the world to help face the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak and its related new legistlation and changing consumer behavior.
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Honma Fitting Experience at Orlando’s Reunion Resort

Orlando is a great place for golf, with great weather year-round and plenty of great courses to choose from. The
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Ryanair passengers ask to use toilet

Soon, using the bathroom on a Ryanair flight will feel a lot like being in an elementary school classroom. The airline, which plans to resume 40 percent of its flights in July, will require passengers to ask permission to use the bathroom. That’s right. Standing in a bathroom line eight-passengers deep will become a thing of the past on Ryanair flights, to promote social distancing. And that’s not the only change coming to Ryanair. The budget airline recently released a new video covering al...
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Thayer Ventures Closes $80 Million Fund III to Invest in Technology Companies Disrupting the Travel and Transportation Industry

Thayer Ventures, the only venture capital firm focused specifically on technology innovation in travel and transportation, raised $80 million to invest in new startups in the $10 trillion global travel and transportation industries. Limited Partners in the new fund include strategic investors, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional capital.
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COVID-19 and hotels: What we’ve learned so far

As stay-at-home orders in states across the U.S. are expiring, the first weekend in May showed strong occupancy gains for hotels in markets with beach access. STR is certainly still some time away from calling this a recovery, but the data has been decidedly "less bad" over the past three weeks. (STR is the parent company of Hotel News Now.)
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Attracting Travelers After COVID-19 | By Todd Taylor & Kristen Sullivan

As states and countries relax their restrictions on quarantine and social distancing, airlines and hotels will likely start offering generous discounts in order to generate demand and entice travelers back out into the world beyond their front doorstep.
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Restaurants and borders reopening

Slowly but surely , the world seems to be waking up. After the surrealness that took over the planet in mid-March making staying at home and social distancing the staples of our daily lives, one by one countries are starting to find ways to safely reopen. That means everything from restaurants with glass partitions in Italy to parks at 30 percent capacity in China to travel bubbles in Europe’s Baltic states and Oceania. And as the United States begins to find its own way back, perhaps we can l...
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