Hawaii to start pre-travel testing program October 15, 2020

In a press conference on September 16, Hawaii’s Gov. Ige announced that the pre-travel testing program will begin October 15, 2020. The pre-travel testing program will allow trans-Pacific visitors to be exempt from the 14-day quarantine by providing a negative COVID-19 test result within 72-hours of travel. Limited details of the pre-travel testing program were discussed in the press conference. More information will be forthcoming. The details of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program that were m...
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Hawaii most restrictive state in COVID-19 era, hotel industry pushes Ige for reopening, statewide prison testing to begin, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hanauma Bay ©2020 All Hawaii News Hanauma Bay is recovering. Some want to limit crowds in the long run to further protect it. Users of Hanauma Bay are pushing for an online reservation system to reduce the number of visitors and protect the bay’s ecosystem. Hawaii News Now.New study ranks Hawaii as state with most COVID-19 restrictions. A new study by finance website WalletHub ranks Hawaii as the state with the most COVID-19 restrictions in the country. Most states have mask requirements ...
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BLLA Announces the StayBoutique™ 2020 Award Winners

Los Angeles - The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) and sister organization, StayBoutique™, presented the 10th annual awards during the organization's 1st ever Boutique Lifestyle Digital Summit. The Awards recognize leaders, innovators, and icons in every corner of the boutique world.
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OPERA Cloud Foundation – Cloud PMS for Economy/Limited Service Hotels

Even with all the known benefits of cloud technology, considering a switch to it can seem daunting. How easy will it be to train or onboard staff? Doesn't it have more "bells and whistles" than we need? Can we afford it? Such questions are often asked, especially by economy or limited-service hoteliers who may feel as if the cloud movement is passing them by.
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Kauai “resort bubble” plan moves forward

Two big stories about Hawaii tourism broke on Tuesday that offer a glimmer of hope for the return of the main driver of the Aloha State’s economy. And goodness knows that many in the islands affected by the Hawaii COVID-19 quarantine shutdown and stay/work at home order welcomes the news. First, Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami […] The post Kauai “resort bubble” plan moves forward appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Calico, Redfern

Calico Cafe is a new cafe in the Redfern/Chippendale area that opened on March 12 when COVID-19 first took hold of Sydney. Located in a former Calico fabric factory it takes the place of Rabbit Hole Tea on the corner of Hudson and Abercrombie streets. It's a mix of healthy, vegan dishes but also includes meat dishes and brunch items.
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Lybra & HS LATAM Announce New Travel Tech APAC Online Conference, September 21-25, 2020

Rome, Italy - September 16, 2020 - Lybra - developer of the Assistant, the most advanced, machine learning, demand-centric revenue management system (RMS) available on the market, and HS LATAM - developer of state-of-the-art online distribution and competitor analysis solutions - is proud to announce the upcoming Travel Tech APAC Online Conference, taking place September 21-25, 2020. The Travel Tech APAC conference will feature expert speakers from top travel technology companies, includi...
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Oil up more than 4% as U.S. stockpiles fall, hurricane hits output | Reuters

Oil up more than 4% as U.S. stockpiles fall, hurricane hits output | Reuters:Oil prices jumped more than 4% on Wednesday, following a drawdown in U.S. crude and gasoline inventories and as Hurricane Sally forced a swath of U.S. offshore production to shut.Brent crude LCOc1 settled at $42.22 a barrel, up $1.69, or 4.2%. U.S. crude CLc1 finished $1.88, or $40.16 a barrel.U.S. crude stocks fell 4.4 million barrels last week to 496 million barrels, their lowest since April, the U.S. Energy I...
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The best commuter bikes

Owning a commuter bike is a cost-effective and fitness- and environmentally-friendly way to run errands or cruise around your neighborhood. When shopping for a quality commuter bike, look for one that's comfortable to ride, versatile enough to handle a variety of casual terrain, and can handle a broad array of weather and road conditions.Our top pick, the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Franklin 3, features an attractive upright design good for visibility and comfort, has high-quality parts, and is availab...
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How to Become a U.S.-Based Digital Nomad

The pandemic has impacted many aspects of our lives—including how we work. Some 35.2% of employees worked remotely in May, compared to only 8.2% in April, which may be a good or bad thing, depending on your perspective. But one positive aspect of remote work is the possibility of working from someplace else.Read more...
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#Dubai's DP World to partner with Israeli firm in bid for Haifa Port | Reuters

Dubai's DP World to partner with Israeli firm in bid for Haifa Port | Reuters:Dubai’s DP World [DPWRD.UL] is partnering with an Israeli group to bid for one of Israel’s two main ports and to examine opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states, it said on Wednesday.The announcement came a day after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an historic agreement to normalize ties, and marks a big development in trade and economic collaboration.Dubai state-owned DP World, whi...
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#Qatar's QDB extends loan guarantee program by three months, lifts ceiling - QNA | Reuters

Qatar's QDB extends loan guarantee program by three months, lifts ceiling - QNA | Reuters:Qatar Development Bank has extended by three months a national programme to provide guarantees to local banks to grant interest-free loans to companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency QNA said on Wednesday.The cabinet decision also raised the ceiling of the guarantees to 5 billion Qatari riyals, from 3 billion. The National Guarantee Programme was launched in April. [Author: norep...
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Middle East stocks: Most Gulf markets gain; #Saudi bourse slips | Reuters

Middle East stocks: Most Gulf markets gain; Saudi bourse slips | Reuters: Most Middle Eastern markets ended higher on Wednesday, with Bahrain outperforming the region, while bank stocks weighed on the Saudi index.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI slipped 0.1% and snapped a four-session winning streak, weighed by Al Rajhi Bank's 1120.SE 0.4% fall and Riyad Bank's 1010.SE 1.3% tumble.Saudi Arabia's largest telecoms operator Saudi Telecom Company (STC) 7010.SE gained 1% as STC has asked banks to...
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Cost of Reversing Oil Crash Is Adding Up for #SaudiArabia: Chart - Bloomberg

Cost of Reversing Oil Crash Is Adding Up for Saudi Arabia: Chart - Bloomberg: Saudi Arabia helped revive the oil market in the second quarter, but at a stinging cost to its finances. The kingdom’s crude exports dropped to the lowest on a quarterly basis since at least 2016 as it led a campaign alongside Russia to curb oil production following a coronavirus-induced price crash. While the effort yielded a stark turnaround in prices in May and June, Saudi revenue from oil sales still plunged almo...
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AmaWaterways: Free Roundtrip Air

AmaWaterways: Free Roundtrip Air AmaWaterways is offering free roundtrip air on select Europe 2021 sailings. Further, they invite you to experience some of their newest and most popular river cruise itineraries throughout Europe. As they celebrate their 18th year as a river cruise line, they are offering guests Free Roundtrip Air on select 2021 European destinations. Plus, on additional select 2021 sailings, their special airfare offer is Free Companion Air (based on double occupancy with one f...
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#AbuDhabi Investment Office to open Tel Aviv office | Reuters

Abu Dhabi Investment Office to open Tel Aviv office | Reuters:The state-run Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is to open its first office outside the United Arab Emirates in Tel Aviv, the Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Wednesday, following normalisation of relations between the UAE and Israel.Israel on Tuesday signed normalisation agreements at the White House in Washington with both the UAE and Bahrain.“Tel Aviv is the first in a planned network of international offices that will support compa...
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Kauai gets OK to open “resort bubbles.” Would you go?

Last month, we shared the concept of “resort bubbles” which are also known as “geo-fenced” vacations. It had been a while since we’ve heard about “resort bubbles” so we thought that perhaps the idea had been tossed away. That was until yesterday, when the the news came out that Kauai’s plans to actually open resort bubbles was approved by the governor. Per the Star-Advertiser: “Kauai Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami announced today that Gov. David Ige has signed Kauai’s Emergency Rule 16, which would...
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How Much Does It Cost To Give Great Customer Service? | By Shep Hyken

I recently wrote an article in Forbes about how to get customers to pay more. The focus, of course, was on customer service and experience.
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How to Poop in Nature

We’ve all been there. Inevitably, as soon as you’re too far away from a rest area, port-o-potty, or public restroom—provided they’re even open in the first place—you have to go. And when you gotta go, you gotta go.Read more...
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Scottsdale Hiking: Granite Mountain Trailhead

? Scottsdale Hiking: Granite Mountain Trailhead If you’re looking for a fun and relatively easy hiking experience in Scottsdale, head out to the Granite Mountain Trailhead. Now that the weather has finally cooled down here in Scottsdale, Carol and I made the Bootlegger and Granite Mountain Loop our first hike of the season. While the trail is only 2.7 miles, you will experience 236 ft of elevation gain.  Although, we found it to be very gradual and didn’t notice until my knees started to ...
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Hotel brand OYO invites colleagues to ‘Work from Anywhere’ and announces new initiatives to support remote workers

Tech-enabled hospitality start-up OYO ( has announced a 'Work from Anywhere' initiative for its UK team members to put employee wellbeing at the heart of its operations alongside productivity and efficiency.
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Beekeeper Webinar to Showcase Some Technology Must-Haves of the Next Normal

COVID-19 is fundamentally changing the way hoteliers are operating their businesses. Physical distancing requirements, increased compliance demands, and razor-sharp attention to managing costs are accelerating the adoption of technology in the next normal. While the way to recovery is likely long and sinuous, a property's technology stack can help alleviate some of the pain points. As part of its ongoing COVID-19 Webinar Series, Beekeeper, the No. 1 employee communication platform for hos...
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Low Water At The Five Branches

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I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar intervened to censor Zee5/ALT Balaji show: BJP MP

Minister of Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar intervened to get an ALT Balaji/Zee5 show censored, BJP MP Dr. Vikas Mahatme said in the Rajya Sabha. Mahatme took offence to a signboard in the show that contained the name Ahilyabai, purporting that it defamed Ahilyabai Holkar, an 18th century Maratha ruler. While government officials have used their influence on web series in the past — like when Subramanian Swamy spoke to Zee group’s head Subhash Chandra to delay a Tamil Zee5 show — th...
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Unity raises IPO price range after JFrog, Snowflake target steep debut valuations

On the heels of two IPOs pricing above raised ranges, Unity boosted the value of its own impending debut this morning. The well-known unicorn is currently set to begin trading this Friday, pricing after the bell Thursday. If that happens, the gaming platform company expects to be worth between $44 and $48 per share, up from its preceding $34 to $42 per-share IPO price range that it initially set. Unity raising its price range for its IPO is not a surprise, given that software companies have b...
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Nomadix Offers Only Hospitality Gateway to Earn IPv6 Certification

Nomadix Inc​., an industry leader in hospitality and MDU technology, today announced its flagship gateways are the only hospitality gateways to earn the IPv6 Ready logo from the IPv6 Forum. This rigorous certification process with verification of more than 600 test cases validates functionality and interoperability with IPv6 and equipment commonly used in ISP, hospitality and MDU networks. With the growth of the Internet, influx of IoT devices and new standards pushing for migration to IP...
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Swiggy delivery executives go on strike in Hyderabad, lash out against company for ‘diverting’ orders to third-parties

Hundreds of delivery executives working with Swiggy in Hyderabad have been on a 48-hour strike since Tuesday, protesting a massive drop in income over the past few weeks. Executives have claimed that the food-delivery aggregator has changed the payment and incentive structure around a month ago, due to which they make only around Rs 15 per order, from around Rs 35 earlier. The strike has seen participation from hundreds of executives across the city. On Tuesday, they held demonstrations in front...
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citizenM introduces corporate subscription

Corporate subscription by citizenM is a seriously clever alternative for all companies with travelling employees. Stop paying those big hotel, office space or co-working bills - we have created the perfect work-sleep-meet-entertain hybrid.
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MEITY answers questions on app ban in Lok Sabha without mentioning China

The ban on 224 Chinese-owned apps was brought up in at least five different questions in Lok Sabha today a number of different ways. In at least three written answers, IT Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre, refused to name any country “in public domain” citing national security concerns when asked if all the apps where made Chinese companies. Here’s what Dhotre revealed about the situation: No proposal to ban all China-linked apps: In one response, Dhotre revealed that there is no proposal with th...
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JFrog and Snowflake’s aggressive IPO pricing point to strong demand for cloud shares

After raising their IPO price ranges, both JFrog and Snowflake priced above their refreshed intervals last night. At their final IPO prices, the two debuts are aggressively valued, showing continued optimism amongst public investors that cloud shares are an attractive bet, even if their growth is financed through a history of steep losses, as in the case of Snowflake . The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or get The Exchange newsletter e...
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