Hawaii traveler quarantine likely to be extended again, state epidemiologist takes leave as Health Department leadership flounders, group threatens legal action over contact tracing fail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii dawn ©2020 All Hawaii News When will tourism in Hawaii reopen? One expert predicts it might not be until 2021. The trans-Pacific quarantine rules for travelers to Hawaii remains in effect until at least Oct. 1, but one travel expert thinks that will be pushed back again. Hawaii News Now.=====Embattled state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park put on paid leave. The turmoil at the top of the state’s public health organization reflects deep frustration with Hawaii’s inability to halt the s...
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Happy Birthday Yann

    Your birthday you woke up early to take a bus to the motorcycle repair shop were, at last, the reparations of one of your oldest motorcycles was completed  while there you saw a vintage 125 motorcycle love at first sight  I shook my head  disappointment filled yours ”you have six” ”three don't count they are mopeds" "six" "I know I have antiques and you have things with wheels though really that is apples and oranges  I swear the repair shop put that 125 right next to your motorcycle on purp...
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The Election of 1824

Transcript Many people think that politics and elections in the United States are the most controversial they have ever been.  History, however, begs to differ. Perhaps the oddest and most controversial presidential election in American history was the election of 1824. It is an election that doesn’t get a lot of attention given who won ... Read more The Election of 1824 The post The Election of 1824 appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
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Virgin Invites Locals to Test Out Its New Nashville Hotel by Accomplishing ‘Firsts’

No one's suggesting that visitors to the new Virgin hotel in Nashville should act like rock stars, circa 1969, tossing TVs off balconies, smashing plate-glass windows and trashing the place. In fact, the hotel would rather you didn't. But if you want to get up to some mild 2020-style shenanigans--like checking in with a fake...
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Top 5 Father's Day Foods

Father's Day is tomorrow and if you want to give your dad a tasty food surprise then here are 5 Father's Day foods that your dad and your whole family will love! There's the easiest 4 ingredient chocolate fudge using Tim Tams and Milo, healthy blueberry and chia pancakes, a barbecue beef brisket from scratch, a Milo Whisky Chocolate Cake plus the most delicious plank salmon done on the barbecue!
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The best hotels in the Catskills

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Eastwind Hotel & Bar Just two hours outside of New York City, the Catskills is a year-round destination offering an outdoor escape teeming with a wide range of activities from hiking and skiing trails to breweries and sweat lodges.The area has seen a resurgence in recent years and new hotels and elevated bed and breakfast options have popped up accordingly.While there's no shortage of lodging optio...
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"Free" PMS API Integration is the Key to Hotel Innovation | By Jos Schaap

Ask any hotelier or hotel technology company about their biggest pain points, and inevitably they will mention integration. Interfacing between legacy hotel Property Management Systems (PMS) and third-party systems have plagued the hospitality industry for years. HTNG was created some 20 years ago to create a communication messaging standard for hotel systems and made some initial progress. But till today, connecting hotel systems is still mostly a pain.
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Oil falls 3%, posts weekly drop on demand concerns - Reuters

Oil falls 3%, posts weekly drop on demand concerns - Reuters:Oil prices fell more than 3% on Friday and posted their biggest weekly decline since June as fears of a slow economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic compounded worries about weak oil demand.Brent crude LCOc1, the international benchmark, fell $1.41, or 3.2%, to settle at $42.66 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) CLc1 fell $1.6, or 3.9%, to settle at $39.77 a barrel.Brent fell 5.3% from last week, while WTI lost 7.4%.Pric...
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China's Sinopec awards 10-year gas tender to Qatargas: sources - Reuters

China's Sinopec awards 10-year gas tender to Qatargas: sources - Reuters:China’s Sinopec Corp has awarded a 10-year tender to buy 1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas annually from Qatargas, two industry sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday, to take advantage of current low prices.Sinopec has agreed to pay at a slope of 10.19% to Brent crude on a delivered ex-ship basis, said one of the sources.The deal shows how some buyers are taking advantge of the heavily oversupplied mar...
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Oil Prices; Covid: Russia Sees Economy, Oil Recovering on Vaccine - Bloomberg

Oil Prices; Covid: Russia Sees Economy, Oil Recovering on Vaccine - Bloomberg:Russia sees oil prices averaging $50 to $55 a barrel in 2021 as the development of Covid-19 vaccines spurs an economic recovery, said Energy Minster Alexander Novak.That would be an improvement from this year and enough to cover Russia’s budget, but still well below pre-pandemic levels and too low for many of Moscow’s OPEC+ allies.“Globally, big work on vaccination is being done” and the global economy is rebounding as...
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Deal News: Louis Dreyfus, #AbuDhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund ADQ in Talks - Bloomberg

Deal News: Louis Dreyfus, Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund ADQ in Talks - Bloomberg:Louis Dreyfus Co., the storied agricultural trader controlled by billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, is in talks to sell a stake in the firm to Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADQ, potentially opening the family company to outside ownership for the first time in its 169-year history.A successful deal would give the trading house an injection of much-needed cash as its controlling shareholder seeks funds to pay do...
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No 10 ignoring coronavirus advice, say Scotland and Wales

Devolved parliaments increasingly at odds with Boris Johnson over quarantine restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s coronavirus policy risks descending into chaos after the Scottish and Welsh governments accused Boris Johnson’s administration of ignoring scientific advice, amid increasingly different stances among the devolved nations.Although the prime minister insisted the UK was “proceeding as one” in its response to Covid-19, varying versions of even...
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Marcus Bernhardt appointed new CEO of Deutsche Hospitality

The Supervisory Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG has appointed Marcus Bernhardt as CEO of Steigenberger Hotels AG/Deutsche Hospitality with effect from 1 November 2020.
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The Oxford Cultural Collective (OCC) introduces a fresh take on learning for hospitality and food professionals

The Oxford Cultural Collective (OCC) has launched a permanent, international programme of masterclasses aimed at those who love food, drink and hospitality, whether seasoned professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs or enthusiastic amateurs.
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A 130-year-old firehouse in Newport has been converted into a 4-bedroom home — and it just got a $1 million price cut. Take a look inside the 'Chutes and Ladders' house.

Clint Clemens A historic four-bedroom Newport home nicknamed the "Chutes and Ladders" house is selling for $3.45 million following a $1.2 million price cut in May. Housed in a former 19th-century Rhode Island fire station, it comes with multiple staircases plus an elevator and working firepole.  In 2009, the home received a prestigious restoration award following an intensive and eco-friendly makeover. Take a look inside the historic home, which comes with a scenic rooftop deck and Tesla ...
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The private jet industry is bracing for fall without its biggest money maker: business travelers. Execs are hoping wealthy vacationers can make up the difference.

Private aviation is at a crossroads following a busy summer for leisure travel and executives are waiting to see if business travel rebounds in the fall. XOJET; FXAIR; Silver Air; Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Flexjet; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Private aviation executives say the industry has succeeded in gaining back most of the business lost to the pandemic but the recovery isn't yet complete. The summer saw a 20% reduction in traffic compared to 2019 with the fa...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Relaxing scene at Hualalai

Mahalo to Wena Montera for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo of a relaxing scene from the Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai on Hawaii’s Big Island. Wena took this photo many months prior to the tourism shutdown due to the coronavirus. This resort is closed at the moment and they are taking advantage of this shutdown time to renovate. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Relaxing scene at Hualalai appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Global Survey: How Hotel Revenue Managers Are Preparing For Recovery

After COVID-19 flipped the hospitality industry on its head, business is picking up again around the world. With the road to recovery taking various approaches and forms in different countries, regions and cities, we wanted to understand how revenue managers believe their markets will develop, how they see their business mix change as well as which pricing and distribution decisions they will be making. To answer these questions, OTA Insight surveyed over 400 revenue management profession...
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STR: U.S. weekly hotel performance video

Each week, STR analysts provide a deep-dive into U.S. hotel performance. The most recent video, highlighting performance for 23-29 August, is linked below.Key highlights:
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STR: Hurricane Laura displacements create hotel demand in Louisiana and Texas

Evacuations and displacements due to Hurricane Laura created hotel demand in markets throughout Louisiana and Texas last week, according to an analysis by STR.During the week of 23-29 August, Louisiana hotel occupancy rose 35.9% from the prior week to an absolute level of 55.7%. Texas hotel occupancy improved 17.0% to a level of 54.4%. "Different from the past natural disasters that have led to widescale evacuations, Hurricane Laura hit at a time when hotel performance is incredibly low b...
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Palau is pioneering a new model of sustainable tourism

In partnership with Sustainable Travel International and Slow Food, the Palau Bureau of Tourism has launched a new project aimed at mitigating its tourism-based carbon footprint. The project’s long-term goal is to establish the island country as the world’s first official carbon-neutral tourism destination. With a focus on specific approaches to sustainable tourism, such as promoting local food production and developing a transparent carbon management plan, the project is sure to serve as an ins...
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Top 15 of the most beautiful places to visit in Hertfordshire

Affectionately known as one of the ‘home counties’ Hertfordshire, located on London’s popular commuter belt also makes a great place to visit, not just a great place to live. With sweeping valleys and lush green landscapes mostly untouched by any kind of development, it’s a wonderful place to discover a few of England’s Areas of...
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15 Indian streaming platforms, including Netflix, Hotstar, Jio, Amazon agree on self-regulation code

Fifteen Indian streaming services and digital content companies have adopted a self-regulation code to pre-empt government censorship, the Internet and Mobile Association of India announced on Friday evening. Unlike a previous draft of this that was unveiled by the IAMAI, this one does not create a Digital Content Complaints Committee that can hear appeals from viewers and penalise streaming services. Instead, the new code relies on each OTT platform creating a three-member “advisory panel” that...
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Future Leaders in Travel Retreat Engages the Next Generation of Travel Professionals Virtually

Future Leaders in Travel Retreat, powered by TravelAge West, took place Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2020, with advisor and supplier participants logging into the event from their own homes. Future Leaders is dedicated to connecting the next generation of travel buyers and sellers in order to move the industry forward. That goal was accomplished despite the event not being able to be held live in Aspen, CO as originally planned due to the COIVD-19 pandemic. "It was critical for us to bring together t...
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Apple delays iOS 14 feature which prevents advertisers from tracking users

Apple is delaying the rollout of an iOS 14 feature that required developers to take explicit consent from users before that app could track their activity across other services and websites on the iPhone and iPad, the company announced on Thursday. Apple will now introduce the feature “early next year” instead of in September when the iOS 14 update is expected to roll out. This feature had left digital advertisers, especially Facebook, worried (more on that below). What exactly is the change? Ev...
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HotStats And HAMA MEA Enter Strategic Collaboration Partnership

HotStats, the leading global provider of monthly profit and loss benchmarking data, and the Middle East and Africa affiliate of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA), a non-profit organization established in the U.S. in 1991 with more than 750 professionals in asset management, representing an estimated 1.5 million hotel rooms worldwide, have entered into a memorandum of understanding in order to consult, collaborate, cooperate and exchange information with each other in areas...
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Revenue Management visionaries join forces to deliver unique global event

Three of Europe's leading and most respected Revenue Management conferences will come together in early 2021 to deliver an exclusive one-day conference designed to support and unify the revenue management community.
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Andhra Pradesh makes online gambling illegal, but won’t block any apps and websites

The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday declared online gambling activities illegal. State Information Minister Perni Venkataramaiah — better known locally as Nani — announced the decision after a Cabinet meeting. However, the government will not block any gambling apps and websites that offer stakes in poker, rummy, or similar games. Instead, it will make such activity a cognizable offence by amending the AP Gaming Act, 1974. Citizens will still be able to access these services, but now they ...
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A family sailing holiday in western Scotland

The coronavirus has turned the world on its head when it comes to family holidays or indeed travel of any kind. Now we are more mindful of issues such as health and hygiene, social distancing and santisation, than ever before. It is therefore perhaps quite natural that we see holidaymakers seeking isolation over city breaks, […] The post A family sailing holiday in western Scotland appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Whether or Not the Giant’s Causeway is Overrated

Some people might think that the Giant’s Causeway is overrated. I’m not one of those people. In my opinion, the Giant’s Causeway is a must when visiting Northern Ireland. Not only is it the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland, it’s also integral to the history of the country. Scientifically, the 40,000 geometric basalt columns which form the Giant’s... Read the whole entry... »           Comments Skye, perhaps what you read as a child was a kids' version of ... by Kerry De...
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