Cruise ships plan Nov. 1 return to Hawaii waters, hospitals brace for 3rd wave of COVID-19, University of Hawaii execs take pay cuts, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ah, Hawaii.Cruise ship and umbrella drink ©2020 All Hawaii News Cruise ships’ return to isles remains in muddy waters. Come Nov. 1, larger cruise ships could return again to Hawaii’s waters — but it’s probably not going to be smooth sailing at first for the floundering cruise ship industry. Star-Advertiser.Lt. Gov. Josh Green anticipates up to 8K visitors per day to Hawaii with pre-arrivals testing program. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green announced that Hawaii will only be accepting pre-arriva...
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The best air mattresses

A quality air mattress won't deflate in the middle of the night or sag in uncomfortable places.They're also great for hosting guests or even taking on a camping trip.The Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress is our top pick because it's comfortable, easy to inflate, and big enough for two to sleep comfortably.Air mattresses can come in handy if your family or friends drop by for an impromptu visit or if you're a camper or hiker who needs a comfortable way to sleep outdoors.There are a number of factors ...
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#SaudiArabia imposes new, lower property tax to shore up sector | Reuters

Saudi Arabia imposes new, lower property tax to shore up sector | Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s king on Friday issued an order exempting real estate deals from a 15% value-added tax (VAT) and imposed a new 5% tax on transactions as the Gulf state moves to revitalise an economy hit by low oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic.The finance minister said on Twitter that the order, carried on state media, also aimed to support Saudi citizens who want to buy homes.The world’s largest oil exporter is facing a ...
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Oil loses 4% after Trump gets coronavirus and economies wobble | Reuters

Oil loses 4% after Trump gets coronavirus and economies wobble | Reuters:Oil prices fell more than 4% on Friday, and posted a second weekly decline after U.S. President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, roiling risky assets, and as rising global crude output threatened to overwhelm the market’s weak recovery.Benchmark Brent and U.S. crude each posted a second straight week of losses. The uncertainty surrounding the U.S. president’s health added to a series of jitters, including a lacklu...
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22 books on race and white privilege that will show you what's really happening in America right now

Thomonique Moore is a 2016 graduate of Howard University, founder of Books&Shit book club, and an incoming Masters' candidate at Columbia University's Teacher's College. Thomonique Moore During the first 2020 presidential debate, President Donald Trump did not denounce white supremacy when asked to by his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, and debate moderator Fox's Chris Wallace. Instead, he told the far-right group, Proud Boys (designated a "hate group" by civil righ...
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Duty of Care Benchmarking Tool | By Cathy Enz

For any organization, "Duty of Care" is the obligation to avoid or diminish any reasonably foreseen harm to customers and employees resulting from exposure to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This obligation includes reducing or eliminating the spread of the disease. Standards in the form of protocols, processes, guidelines, and actions are currently being proposed and implemented by governments and organizations to "take care" to prevent infection and harm. Standards of care help to...
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Lt. Gov. Green’s October 1st press conference discussing Hawaii’s new COVID-19 pre-travel testing program

We’ve watched and rewatched Lieutenant Governor Green’s October 1st press conference outlining details of Hawaii’s COVID-19 pre-travel testing program. We’ve summarized the press conference below. Welcome to bullet point city! The lieutenant governor described the content of his press conference as  “…the basic, rock-solid information of what it will look like come October 15th.” Some of the information, you probably already know, but some of it is new information. Hawaii’s pre-travel test plan...
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Managing a Wine Cellar Using a Spreadsheet | By Gary Thompson

Using examples from Version 4 of Wine Cellar Management Tool, this report describes the many spreadsheet-based analyses in this tool that can assist an individual, restaurant, or bar in managing a wine cellar. The primary motivation for developing Version 4 was to expand the capability of the tool to assist cellar owners in making decisions about how to manage a purposeful decrease in the size of their cellars. In addition to providing insight into the key questions of what to consume and...
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Pre- and Post-COVID Travel Preferences | By Linda Canina

COVID-19 has disrupted travel and the hospitality industry like no other historical event. As travel slowly resumes in the US under strict government guidelines, our survey results suggest that travel-related businesses like hotels are now serving a more cautious guest who appreciates mask wearing, social distancing, and increased cleaning. Respondents' preference for virtual business meetings and using their personal car for future leisure travel increased, while respondents' preference ...
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Asana’s strong direct listing lights alternative path to public market for SaaS startups

This week’s pair of direct listings from Asana and Palantir were historic moments for each firm, but they also served as public business experiments. For Palantir, the event tested how far corporate governance could be twisted while leaving an underlying remain worth buying in the eyes of public shareholders. And with Asana, its direct listing was a test of what sort of tech company can go public using the mechanism. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Ex...
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Tesla delivers 139,300 vehicles in Q3, beating expectations

Tesla delivered 139,300 vehicles in the third quarter, slightly above Wall Street’s expectations and a notable improvement from last quarter as well as the same period a year ago. Tesla’s numbers in the third quarter marked a 43% improvement from the same period last year when the company reported it had delivered 97,000 electric vehicles. The third quarter figures were 53% higher than last quarter when Tesla was still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that included suspending product...
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Guest Blogger Ella Dyer

This November my blog will be 16 years old. To celebrate that I have asked you my readers to submit a Guest Post for my blog as a way of celebrating our connectedness as a community through social media.  I hope you will send me your story or at least a glimpse into your life I feel I know so many of you through the comment section and emails, I hope this will introduce you to one another. Thank you in advance for being part of French la Vie / Tongue in Cheek.           Dear Core...
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New White Paper Published: Boost Room Service Sales At Your Hotel

Room service has been a distinguished part of the hotel experience for nearly a hundred years. However, with the rise of deliver apps, hotels have struggled to compete and room service has taken a backseat.
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Surge in #Saudi Oil Flows Offset Cut in #UAE’s September Exports - Bloomberg

Surge in Saudi Oil Flows Offset Cut in UAE’s September Exports - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia increased oil shipments in September, offsetting lower flows from the United Arab Emirates as the smaller nation started to compensate for earlier over-production, and leaving exports from OPEC’s Middle East producers broadly stable for a third month.Exports from Saudi Arabia rose by more than 480,000 barrels a day, almost exactly offsetting the drop in shipments from the UAE last month. Kuwait and Iraq incre...
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PPHE Hotel Group choose Crave Interactive’s ServeSafely mobile ordering for its hotels and restaurants

Crave Interactive, a leading global hospitality technology company, have signed an agreement with PPHE Hotel Group ('PPHE') to provide mobile ordering solutions to PPHE's hotels and restaurants using its innovative ServeSafely solutions.
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Feature-Based-Retailing Goes Live in Cardrona Terraces Backed by Tech Providers GauVendi and apaleo

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Zucchini-Ricotta Fritters

Like everyone else who grows zucchini, I’m always looking for a new recipe.  We’ve had frittatas and gratins. I’ve stuffed, grilled, sauteed and made pancakes. I’m sort of happy that it’s time to move on to fall vegetables, however I’d be happy to have these fritters on my table any time of year. To be […]
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Flour Mill Markets Summer Hill

Sydney's Flour Mill Markets are an environmentally friendly food and artisan market in Summer Hill. Open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month they are a good spot to grab something for breakfast or lunch be it some Peruvian treats of Mexican street food. They are located at Flour Mill Lane at the forecourt of the Mungo Scott building which was until recently an operating flour mill.
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1.7mln Middle East workers to lose jobs as airlines get pummeled: IATA | ZAWYA MENA Edition

1.7mln Middle East workers to lose jobs as airlines get pummeled: IATA | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The Middle East’s aviation industry is heading for more job losses, as the air traffic continues to suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.Before the end of the year, an estimated 1.7 million people are expected to be out of employment, the air transport body’s latest research revealed.The number is half of the region’s 3.3 million workers in aviati...
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African Hotel Reopening Strategies And Recovery Responses | By Wayne Troughton

Leading hospitality advisory and brokerage consultancy, HTI Consulting recently hosted its second Pan-African 'Virtual Hotel Club,' a digital forum that saw the operations directors from major brands active in the African hotel space share their unique insights around hotel re-opening strategies and 'lessons learnt' during the current global pandemic.
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How DNA Helps Find French or European Ancestors

This is a guest post about DNA testing in France and Europe  People with European and French ancestry have resources that go much farther back than individuals with ancestors who migrated to the Americas before census records were kept. European ancestry and history can be traced back to ancient Greece and ancient Rome.   According to the British history professor at Roehampton University, John Tosh, at stated in his work ‘The Pursuit of History,’ "From the High Middle Ages (c.1000–13...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, France, Germany, Americas, Rome, Guest Posts, 23andMe, Great Britain, Ancestry, Europe People, Richard Nahem, Roehampton University, John Tosh, Annales School

2021 Hotel Forecast | By Bob Rauch

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to the hospitality industry, so when it comes to mapping a post-pandemic recovery, it's clear that we are in uncharted territory. The Lodging Conference hosted Bernard Bauhmohl, Chief Economist of the Economic Outlook Group. His remarks related to vaccines, treatments, lack of stimulus package and election results led us to believe we are in for a longer ride along the trough of this recession.
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Expedia, Agoda Say ‘Sacred Cows’ Of Rate Parity And Last Room Availability Killed By Covid

The adversarial relationship between hoteliers and the OTAs has changed to an "all hands on deck mentality" during COVID with operators no longer insisting on rate parity and last room availability - once major sticking points - as they scramble to put heads on beds, according to Expedia and Agoda.
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U.S. Hoteliers tested by lack of visibility into demand

Now is the time of year when most hoteliers would normally say goodbye to the last of their summer leisure guests and welcome the return of groups, corporate and conference business. But clearly, this is not a normal year.
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Google says private accommodation is recovering faster than hotels on a global scale

Google has highlighted three trends that it is seeing in the travel sector, ten months into the outbreak of the coronavirus.
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Hospitality Schools Weigh the Pandemic’s Long-Term Impact on Travel Curriculum

The coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the global travel industry, but hospitality schools aren't rushing to overhaul their curriculums around how to operate a travel business — yet.
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Pumpkin Harvest

Cinderellas I have watched you grow on the vine, snuggled in the dirt, full and ripe Stacked on the blue truck away you go                           [Author: French la Vie]
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Linguini with white clam sauce

This is one of my favorite dishes. I still remember one version that I had in Half Moon Bay, California, in early 2003. And another that we made while vacationing on the Ile d'Oléron in 2008. The fishermen were on strike, so there was no fish in the markets. But there was shellfish and we bought some clam-like critters called lavagnons locally, and they were really good in this dish. The fish monger in Saint-Aignan (who has since retired) often had lavagnons, but she also had coques (cockles) at...
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Omantel Is Said to Explore a $500 Million Sale of Tower Network - Bloomberg

Omantel Is Said to Explore a $500 Million Sale of Tower Network - Bloomberg:Oman’s biggest phone company is weighing the sale of its tower network, a deal that may fetch about $500 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter.State-controlled Oman Telecommunication Co., valued at 474 million rials ($1.2 billion), is seeking to sell about 3,000 towers in the sultanate, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. The transaction will probably attra...
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Oil extends losses after Trump tests positive for COVID-19 | Reuters

Oil extends losses after Trump tests positive for COVID-19 | Reuters:Oil prices extended losses to about 3% on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he has tested positive for COVID-19, while agreement on a U.S. stimulus package eluded negotiators amid ongoing worries about demand.Brent crude slipped on the Trump news and was down $1.12, or 2.7%, at $39.81 a barrel by 0710 GMT. U.S. oil was also down $1.12, or 2.9%, at $37.60.U.S. and Brent crude are heading for drops of around 5% and 6%...
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