BREAKING: Federal judge rules Hawaii quarantine reasonable during COVID-19 pandemic - full order included

Federal courthouse in Honolulu ©2020 All Hawaii News Federal judge rules Hawaii’s quarantine is reasonable during coronavirus pandemic. A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents tried to stop the quarantine by filing a lawsuit alleging it is unfair and unnecessary. It vi...
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things i heard at the library: an occasional series: #32

I emailed this to my colleagues and our administrators; I should share it with wmtc readers, too. Along with many library workers, I am worried that our most vulnerable neighbours are being left behind.* * * *I just heard a heartbreaking lament from one of our regular customers, who was here for curbside.She told us that most people she knows do not have internet access or any TV service, and many do not have phones. They rely on library staff to suggest and order materials for them.We assured ...
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How Peak Oil’s Outlook Is Changing Under the Pandemic: QuickTake - Bloomberg

How Peak Oil’s Outlook Is Changing Under the Pandemic: QuickTake - Bloomberg:One big question emerging from the pandemic is whether it will speed up the global shift away from oil. Life under lockdown gave a taste of a world that burns less petroleum, with consumption down by about a quarter and city dwellers from Los Angeles to New Delhi relishing the cleaner air. As restrictions eased, things weren’t exactly returning to normal. Many workers had given up on commuting and there was talk that ai...
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Portugal angered at being left off England's safe travel list

Foreign minister points out his country’s death rate from Covid-19 is a fraction of the UK’sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePortugal’s tourism sector reacted with fury and disbelief at the UK’s decision to maintain a quarantine regime for travellers coming from Portugal despite having a higher number of coronavirus cases and deaths.Portugal was left off a list of more than 50 countries that Westminster considers safe enough for travel without coronavirus-related restr...
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Oil falls below $43 a barrel on virus fears, still heads for weekly gain - Reuters

:Oil fell below $43 a barrel on Friday as a resurgence of coronavirus cases raised concern that fuel demand growth could stall, although crude was still headed for a weekly gain on lower supply and wider signs of economic recovery. The United States reported more than 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a new daily global record for the pandemic. The rise in cases suggested U.S. jobs growth, which jumped in June, could suffer a setback. “If this trend continues, oil demand in the region is...
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A Little Lagos, Enmore

A Little Lagos began as a pop up at Earl's Juke Joint and they have now opened up a restaurant on Enmore Road. This popular Nigerian restaurant serves up incredible Jollof Rice, Goat Stew, Ofada Stew, crispy plantains and puffy donuts dredged in sugar for dessert!
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Judge upholds Hawaii’s pandemic quarantine on arriving travelers

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU — A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents tried to stop the quarantine by filing a lawsuit alleging it is unfair and unnecessary. It violates the fundamental right to travel freely, they argued. The quarantine mandate, which applies to out-...
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Queenstown: a tourist town with no tourists, fights despair among stranded workers

Droves of travellers drawn to the southern alps resort to work in restaurants and hotels face hardship amid Covid-19 border closuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo months after the end of lockdown and the resort hub of Queenstown is slowly showing signs of life. It’s lunchtime at the mall and while many shops and restaurants remain closed, some have begun to trade again, catering to locals and a trickle of domestic travellers.Those braving the winter cold at outdo...
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On Film: The 30-day Film Challenge

Back in May I saw a friend of mine share on Twitter that he was starting something called the “30-day Film Challenge,” and so I decided to give it a go as well. You are basically to answer a question a day by highlighting a film, following the instructions below. Below, a round-up of my 30 answers. The first film I remember watching? I don’t really have a memory of it, but I’ve been told by my parents that Dumbo was the first movie I watched. I have vague memories of seeing the ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Film, China, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Potter, Danny Boyle, Mamoru Oshii, Nolan, Alfred Hitchcock, Shell, Hal Hartley, Fight Club, Logan, Breakfast Club, Denis Villeneuve

Johnson's father's visit to Greece 'could erode trust in guidelines'

Trip by Stanley Johnson could weaken message on Covid-19 rules, warns Sage adviserThe decision by the prime minister’s father to travel to his Greek villa in apparent breach of Foreign Office guidance has been criticised by a government scientific adviser.Boris Johnson has refused to condemn his father, Stanley, for flying to Greece, despite current advice for British nationals to avoid all but essential international travel. Continue reading...
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Millennial influencers will be indispensable in travel sector recovery, says GlobalData

Elite and young independent travelers are crucial to the recovery of the travel sector as they are likely to be the first tourists to embark on international travel, however according to a survey by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, *35% of Gen Z and *48% of Gen Y are still extremely concerned about COVID-19.
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Hotel Rate Trends Summer 2020: London & Paris | By Alex Sogno

Global Asset Solutions and Origin World Labs present a study for hoteliers, revenue managers and owners with key market trends by region for Summer 2020. As hotels begin to re-open, revenue managers need to decide their pricing and rate strategy. As there is no historical data to refer to, revenue managers will need to pay attention to their entire market and look beyond their comp set.
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A European Summer Without Americans Threatens Already Struggling Luxury Hotels

The European Union's temporary ban on American travelers due to the swelling coronavirus count in the U.S. will particularly hurt American-based chains and the upscale end of the European hotel industry.
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England publishes list of countries travellers can go to without being quarantined on return

No 10 accused of ‘shambolic’ handling of air bridge list after publication beset by delaysCan Britons book a summer holiday now?Coronavirus – latest updatesA host of popular European tourist destinations are on a confirmed list of 59 countries and territories English holidaymakers will be able to visit in so-called “air bridge” arrangements without having to quarantine for a fortnight on their return.Passengers arriving from France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Greece are among those who will be ex...
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Meliá Gives An Extra Boost To The Digitalisation Of Its B2B Relationships

Meliá Hotels International has created the Meliá Pro Travel Labs community on Facebook, an exclusive community for travel agents with a programme of live events in which agents will have the chance to take part in webinars, workshops, round tables and virtual visits to company hotels. In parallel, the B2B booking site has also joined the major sales campaign launched by the group to reconnect with customers.
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UNWTO And Telefónica Partner To Help Destinations Use Data And AI To Drive Tourism’s Sustainable Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has strengthened its partnership with Telefónica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company. As tourism restarts around the world, Telefonica deepens its collaboration with the United Nations specialized agency to advance market intelligence in order to accelerate the sector's recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
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India’s new draft e-commerce policy focuses on data, competition, counterfeiting, consumer protection

More than a year after it released the first draft of India’s National E-Commerce Policy, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is coming out with the second draft. Two industry sources shared a copy of the document with MediaNama. The Economic Times had first reported this, and Financial Express and Bloomberg have reported on similar aspects of the policy. MediaNama reached out to DPIIT repeatedly on Friday and Saturday to authenticate the document, but haven’t heard from ...
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Humanitarian Hospitality

"There is always room for activists. Leaders take all different shapes and forms. There are various ways to make a difference in an industry or a sector, and it doesn't necessarily mean being the CEO."
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DPIIT releases new draft e-commerce policy: A summary

More than a year after it released the first draft of India’s National E-Commerce Policy, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade came out with the second draft. Two industry sources shared the document with MediaNama, and we reached out to DPIIT on Friday to authenticate the document. We will update the story once we hear from them. The Economic Times had first reported this. The policy wants access to source code and algorithms to mitigate biases, access to non-personal dat...
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Lights, Camera, Action: 10 Airbnbs From the Big Screen

2020 has given "binge-watching" a whole new meaning. From movie dramas and comedies to reality television, the endless entertainment has provided us with an outlet to escape into another world. You've likely seen the series, but now is your chance to walk in your favorite characters' footsteps, and stay in their on-set homes. From an English cottage in a medieval village to a tropical villa in Mexico, these locales are not just production sets, they're actually bookable on Airbnb.
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COVID-19: Impact on Forward Hotel Bookings in Key European Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for global hospitality, with travel restrictions and lockdown measures forcing hotel closures and performance declines that exceed the levels witnessed during the global financial crisis and other challenging times for the industry. An area of the industry where the impact continues to evolve is business on the books, or reservations booked for future dates.
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Early Effects of COVID-19 on Travelers and Their Motivations

COVID-19 and the ensuing global economic crisis have caused dramatic changes for the travel industry that may take years to fully resolve.
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Benchmarking Can Help Restructure Debt, Avoid Closures

During a recent webinar on the impacts of COVID-19 on European hotels, STR Managing Director Robin Rossmann drew on his experience at Deloitte and shared with viewers an important practical application of benchmarking.
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Award-Winning Sustainability And Wellness At The Maya Boutique Hotel | By Carlos Martin-Rios & Peter Varga

With the theme of Sustainability at the center of today's business agenda, hotels must take the current changes seriously. The Maya Boutique Hotel in Valais is a great example of this process in action.
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Accor's ALL Heartist Fund: the support continues

On April 2, when more than half of the world was in lockdown, Accor took steps to support its employees and partners with the creation of the "ALL Heartist Fund." By allocating 25% of the 280 million euros of its €280m planned dividend, i.e. 70 million euros, our Group and its shareholders have made a meaningful and significant contribution to global solidarity initiatives to address the current health crisis while planning for future needs.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunrise a Kahala Beach, Honolulu

Mahalo to Valerie Smith for sharing this glorious sunrise shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. – FYI, we continue to await the details of the pre-testing plan to bypass quarantine that was announced last week. Nothing official has been released this week. – Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Sunrise a Kahala Beach, Honolulu appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Supertanker state: How #Qatar is gambling its future on global gas dominance | Middle East Eye

Supertanker state: How Qatar is gambling its future on global gas dominance | Middle East Eye:When Saudi Arabia caused oil prices to tumble in March the impact on oil producers’ revenues was immediate. But in neighbouring Qatar, which is a leading producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the situation is more complicated.Last year, LNG accounted for $45.3bn (62 percent) of Qatar’s $73.1bn in export revenues. LNG prices are linked to oil and have also plummeted since March, though with one crucia...
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Zee5 announces TikTok-esque service HiPi, not launching immediately

In the aftermath of TikTok’s ban, Zee5 announced on Wednesday that it would be releasing HiPi, a short video platform of its own. It’s unusual for a content company to wade into the messy world of user generated content, so it will be interesting to see how this service plays out. Entrackr first broke the story on HiPi’s impending launch on June 18. That story said that HiPi will be a part of Zee5, as opposed to launching as a separate app, a Zee spokesperson told MediaNama that HiPi will indeed...
Tags: Travel, News, India, India China, Medianama, Zee5, Tiktok, HiPi, Mitron, Chingari, Nikhil Gandhi

COAI appoints Lt. Gen. Dr. S.P. Kochhar as director general

The Cellular Operators Association of India on Friday announced that it was appointing Lt. Gen. Dr. S.P. Kochhar as its director general. Kochhar will be replacing Rajan Mathews, who has been director general of the telecom lobby for over a decade. “The members of COAI thank Mr. Rajan for his immense contribution to the telecom sector in India and the Association during his tenure, and wish him the very best for his future endeavours,” COAI said in a statement. Read: Our interview with Rajan Ma...
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