16-20 apr 2019 Barcelona

[Author: Vlad Barbu]
Tags: Travel, Spain, Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Gaudi, Montserrat, Espana, Vlad Barbu

Interisland travel quarantine to end June 16, Ige reports on Trump telephone call, Say leaving Legislature to run for Honolulu City Council, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. Ige holds press conference at Honolulu airport. Gov. David Ige to lift 14-day interisland travel quarantine on June 16. Gov. David Ige is lifting the 14-day interisland travel quarantine for Hawaii residents on June 16 to allow families to “reconnect with one another” and restore the local economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Will End Interisland Travel Quarantine June 16. Gov. David Ige described the move as the first, incremental step to reopening Hawaii t...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Donald Trump, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Trump, Hunter, Honolulu, Department of Human Services, Daniel, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, District Court, Department of Agriculture

Newstead Abbey May 2020

[Author: Vlad Barbu]
Tags: Travel, Newstead Abbey, Vlad Barbu, Newstead Abbey Gardens, Sheerwood Forest

Donna Nook Seals

[Author: Vlad Barbu]
Tags: Travel, North Sea, Seal, Seals, Donna Nook, Vlad Barbu, Donna Nook Seals

Amsterdam 24-27 may 2019

[Author: Vlad Barbu]
Tags: Travel, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Holland, Vlad Barbu

HFTP’s HITEC San Antonio Announces New Era Strategy Experts as 2020 Keynote Speakers

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is ready to usher in a return of the face-to-face, hospitality meeting with its upcoming North American Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®). Raising the event's relevance are three innovative strategists who will deliver thought-provoking keynotes responsive to today's recovering hospitality climate. These big picture sessions will explore how to raise your company's digital profile — Erik Qualman; e...
Tags: Travel, HITEC, HFTP, Erik Qualman, John Picard, HITEC San Antonio, Justin Taillon

Top 6 Tips for Using LinkedIn

by  Sahra Togone LinkedIn  is a leading social networking platform that can connect you to nearly  half a billion  professionals around the world. It is a powerful online tool that helps you explore new contacts and careers, and is an easy way to stay up to date with your current network. Many of us are used to communicating with our friends, family members, and colleagues through social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, but what about LinkedIn? Are there certain th...
Tags: Travel, Linkedin, Facebook Twitter, Andy Rodriguez, Sahra Togone LinkedIn

Workforce training app developer Poka adds strategic investor Schneider Electric

Poka, a workforce training app and software service for industrial companies, has added SE Ventures, the venture capital arm of the European energy and automation conglomerate Schneider Electric to its roster of backers. The company has raised over $23 million in funding so far for its application and software services package that provides training and tips for workers on the factory floor. The company said it would use the new funding to expand its global marketing through new distribution str...
Tags: Travel, Energy, TC, Companies, Canada, Food And Drink, Mars, Black, Bosch, Johnson & Johnson, Decker, Quebec City Canada, Schneider Electric, Industries, CDPQ, Grant Allen

Breaking Tide

    Have you ever waded with your thoughts? Vaguely remembering where they started and unsure where they will end? I know I have. The waters with their sirens and whipped seafoam are uncharted, rendering a certain uncertainty.  Why are we still here? Where are we going? Is there another way? Will we reach the shore? What will calm the sea?  Driftwood, jellyfish, sharks, tangling seaweed, and an island of peace. The current sands shift, moving unevenly, blistering hot underfoot yet t...
Tags: Travel, French la Vie

Virus Leaves The US Travel Industry Struggling to Recover

U.S. air travel down almost 90% from a year ago. A ghostly emptiness at Hawaii’s tourist hotels. Deserted Las Vegas casinos counting the days to reopening. Few sectors of the economy have endured as much devastation from the coronavirus as the travel business. Surveying the wreckage, economists and company leaders say it will take years to regenerate the $1.1 trillion the industry produced last year, potentially leaving many airlines, hotels, rental car companies and restaurants in peril. And as...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Boston, US, West Virginia, Georgia, Industry, Hawaii, Morocco, Delta, Ohio, Las Vegas, Nevada, Airport, Airline, United Airlines

The life and death of an elderly Tokyo bar owner

Several weeks ago I documented the death of a traditional Tokyo bar. The terribly sad sight of a once lively little place that now lies empty and quiet. Why it shut, however, remains a mystery. Its former owner’s relatively advanced age is the obvious answer, but then again, the planned demolition of the building could easily be another. The closure of the bar below, on the other hand, is unfortunately not lacking in facts. A friend and I drank there back in March 2016. It was one of those lovel...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink, Tokyo

one.more Chocolates, Petersham

Down a little laneway in Petersham, lies one.more chocolates, a chocolatier that makes chocolates inspired by European chocolatiers but made with Australian filings. one.more chocolates started their business amidst the COVID-19 pandemic but that hasn't stopped this month old business from flourishing.
Tags: Travel, Petersham

The Seine

We walked along the Seine and enjoyed the view. There’s the Louvre Museum across the water. We moved to the other side of the Seine and got some nice views of the bridges as we went along. Going under a bridge. Pont des Arts.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Bridges, Paris, Seine, Seine River, Louvre Museum, Pont des Arts

Maestro PMS Announces Webinars to Guide Users Toward a Touchless Guest Journey

Maestro PMS will host live free 1-hour webinars Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 1pm ET and June 17 at 11amET. Maestro users will learn what mobile, online and touchless tools are available in the Maestro PMS system that support an overall property strategy for a more touchless guest experience. The Maestro Touchless Guest Journey and Mobile Tools support a safer guest engagement process. Click here to register.
Tags: Travel, Touchless Guest Journey, Maestro Touchless Guest Journey and Mobile Tools

UK air bridges with holiday destinations impossible, warn public health experts

Mutual pacts to exclude UK tourists from Covid-19 quarantine restrictions complicatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health experts and officials have warned that the idea of “air bridge” links between the UK and overseas holiday destinations may prove impossible this summer, amid continued concern over how they could operate safely.A number of Conservative MPs are pushing for air bridges – mutual agreements with other countries to allow travellers to fly in an...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Greece, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

Health experts cast doubt on UK hopes for holiday 'air bridges'

Agreements to exempt tourists from coronavirus quarantine restrictions are complicatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health experts and officials have warned that the idea of “air bridge” links between the UK and overseas holiday destinations may prove impossible this summer, amid continued concern over how they could operate safely.A number of Conservative MPs are pushing for air bridges – mutual agreements with other countries to allow travellers to fly in a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Greece, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak

GIP and Brookfield close in on $15bn #AbuDhabi gas pipeline deal | Financial Times

GIP and Brookfield close in on $15bn Abu Dhabi gas pipeline deal | Financial Times:Global Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield Asset Management are close to taking a stake in the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s natural gas pipelines, according to people familiar with the matter. Under the deal the investors would take a 49 per cent share worth more than $15bn including debt, the people said.The discussions have been under way for months but a deal now would come just as resource rich-nations ...
Tags: Travel, Brookfield, Abu Dhabi, Financial Times, Brookfield Asset Management, ADNOC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Global Infrastructure Partners, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Oil up more than 3% ahead of OPEC+ meeting and on easing lockdowns - Reuters

Oil up more than 3% ahead of OPEC+ meeting and on easing lockdowns - Reuters:Oil prices climbed by more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday on hopes that major crude producers will agree to extend output cuts during a video conference expected to be held this week and as countries and U.S. states begin to reopen after coronavirus lockdown.Brent crude LCOc1 settled at $39.57 a barrel, rising $1.25, or 3.3%. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) CLc1 settled at $36.81 a barrel, jumping $1.37, or 3.9%. ...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Lipow Oil Associates, Andy Lipow

Princess Cruise Cancellations Extended Through Summer and Fall

Just announced, Princess Cruises has added to their list of cruise cancellations for summer and into mid-fall this year. Princess cruise cancellations are global and extend from Alaska and Canada / New England cruises to transatlantic crossings and transpacific voyages. While not actually referring to Read More The post Princess Cruise Cancellations Extended Through Summer and Fall appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Canada, Alaska, Princess Cruises, Cruise News, Alaska Cruises, Canada New England

Anant Operations Selects STS Cloud System for 9 Properties announced that Anant Operations replaced its legacy system with the STS Cloud Sales and Catering System at its ten properties. Nebraska-based Anant operates mid-scale Marriott and IHG lifestyle brands. STS Cloud is a full-function, cost effective sales and catering software system used by hundreds of properties and multi-property hotel groups. Click here for information on
Tags: Travel, Marriott, Ihg, Nebraska, Anant, Anant Operations

First a pandemic and now riots - What's next?

It's often said that things happen in threes, I'm afraid to even ponder what the next one might be. Those who devle into dystopian conspiracy theories of an invisble hand pushing the world into a dark future of one world government subjigating the human population to slavery, they're probably feeling somewhat justified in their beliefs right now.   First we had the novel coronavirus shutting down large segments of public life including closed schools and churches,.  Many buisnesses are shu...
Tags: Travel, Minneapolis, North Korea, China, Boston, New York City, Canada, United States, Coburg, Dystopian Future, Gordie Canuk, COVID, George Floyd, Wal Marts Amazon

#QuarantineLife with no break in sight? Here's 7 ways to evoke a vacation state of mind

Staying home has become the new norm as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the accompanying restrictions have momentarily put a stop to most nonessential travel. An Expedia® poll1 of 1,500 U.S. residents, conducted between May 4 and 8, 2020, shows 60% of people have already changed or canceled their travel plans and another 70% are worried about outbreaks impacting future trips.
Tags: Travel, Expedia

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)]
Tags: Travel, Europe Middle East Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Europe UK Germany Russia, Bloomberg UAE SaudiArabia Qatar

Bartech Addresses the Post-COVID Hotel Environment with Launch of Minibar+ for Remote Operation and Control

Bartech, a Las Vegas-based provider of automatic, profit-generating minibar solutions for the global hospitality industry, has unveiled Minibar+, an innovative solution that enhances Bartech's manual minibars with semi-automatic functionality. Simple to set up and implement, Minibar+ is a "plug and play" solution that is available as a downloadable application, easily adding semi-automatic functionality to Bartech's manual units to give hotel operators the ability to control key functions...
Tags: Travel, Las Vegas, Bartech

Oil’s Rally Encourages U.S. Shale and Complicates Task for OPEC+ - Bloomberg

Oil Prices for June 2, 2020: Brent Crude, WTI - Bloomberg: PRICES: West Texas Intermediate for July delivery rose 2% to $36.15 a barrel as of 10:17 a.m. in New York. Brent for August delivery climbed 2.1% to $39.13 a barrel. As OPEC+ producers head toward a consensus on extending their output curbs, oil’s rally is prompting some U.S. producers to open their taps once again. With U.S. futures rising as much as 3% on Tuesday, resuming its record advance last month, concern is emergin...
Tags: Travel, New York, Russia, Opec, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Stewart Glickman, OPEC Bloomberg, CFRA Research, Brent Crude WTI Bloomberg, Rally Encourages U S Shale, U S driller Parsley Energy Inc

Asia’s Richest Man Nears Deal With Top Mideast Sovereign Funds - Bloomberg

Asia’s Richest Man Nears Deal With Top Mideast Sovereign Funds - Bloomberg:Three of the largest Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are in advanced talks to invest in Reliance Industries Ltd.’s digital arm, people familiar with the matter said, potentially adding to the roster of marquee investors that have piled into the business.Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co. is nearing a deal to invest about $1 billion into Jio Platforms Ltd. and an announcement could come as soon as this week, said th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Saudi Arabia, India, Bloomberg, Abu Dhabi, KKR, Reliance, Reliance Industries Ltd, Facebook Inc, Jio, Mukesh Ambani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Mubadala Investment Co, Jio Platforms

Companies in GCC states likely to consolidate amid COVID-19: KPMG | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Companies in GCC states likely to consolidate amid COVID-19: KPMG | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region are expected to consolidate as the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic continues to deepen, global audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG said on Tuesday.Several small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as large companies in the region are likely to raise cash to keep the business going, hence merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Saudi Arabia an...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, GCC, Kpmg, Gulf, Gulf Cooperation Council GCC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ali Maabereh

#Saudi wealth fund suspends plans to change $10 bln loan terms - sources - Reuters

Saudi wealth fund suspends plans to change $10 bln loan terms - sources - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has suspended plans to change some of the terms of a $10 billion loan it raised last year after some banks voiced reservations, sources said.Over the last two years, banks have lent billions to the fund, which is the engine of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic transformation plans for Saudi Arabia and aims to increase its assets under management to $400 billion ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund PIF

UPDATE 2-Emirate of #Sharjah sells $1 bln 7-year dollar sukuk - Reuters

UPDATE 2-Emirate of Sharjah sells $1 bln 7-year dollar sukuk - Reuters:Sharjah, the third-largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates, sold $1 billion in seven-year sukuk, or Islamic bonds, on Tuesday, according to a document from one of the banks arranging the deal.The debt sale comes as several governments in the Gulf seek to bolster their finances to face the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and a historic slide in oil prices.Sharjah set the final spread at 245 basis points (bps...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Emirates to decide on fleet size in the next few months - Reuters

Emirates to decide on fleet size in the next few months - Reuters:Emirates will decide over the next few months on the size of its future fleet, the Dubai-based airline’s president said on Tuesday.It is not clear when Emirates, which flew to 157 destinations in 83 countries before the coronavirus pandemic, will start rebuilding its network after grounding passenger flights in March. It has since flown few, limited services.“We need a little more time to see how this is all going to pan out,” he ...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Reuters, Clark, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

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