Smooth opening day for trans-Pacific travel to Hawaii, most Hawaii residents wear masks, Honolulu rail tops $10B, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

More than 8,000 out-of-state passengers fly into Hawaii on the first day they could test out of a travel quarantine. It was a solid first day for the reopening of Hawaii tourism with 8,000-plus passengers coming through local airports — still only a little more than a third of October 2019’s daily domestic air traffic. Star-Advertiser.Opening Day For Hawaii Tourism: It’s Just The Beginning. Lt. Gov. Josh Green laid out several likely next steps as Hawaii reopened to travelers on Thursday with 8...
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Guest Post: Christine Stratemeier

This November my blog will be 16 years old. To celebrate I am asking 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 (please send your story and JPEG photos to my email then I will post them to my blog. This will introduce you to one another. Many of you are feeling shy, or worse not worthy as if there is a prize for the best life lived. I...
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Happyfield, Haberfield

Happyfield is a brand new cafe in Haberfield on the corner of Ramsay and Dalhousie streets. This bright yellow cafe has created an enormous buzz with their breakfast and lunch menu with a sky-high pancake stacks, burgers and McLovin Muffins by Canadian chef Jesse Orleans formerly of The Grounds.
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Loews New Orleans' rooms and packages are deeply discounted now through the end of the year — after my stay, I'm convinced it offers strong value with reassuring COVID policies

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The spacious Premium River View Room. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Loews New Orleans Hotel is operating with some restrictions during the early stages of phase three in the cityI booked a stay to check on service levels and COVID-19 protocols, as well as to enjoy its prime location in the Central Business DistrictI booked an entry level Deluxe City View Room, but thanks to a promotion was upgrad...
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#Israel- #UAE peace deal 'big' for trade in Middle East - BBC News

Israel-UAE peace deal 'big' for trade in Middle East - BBC News: Israel's peace deals with the UAE and Bahrain are "going to be big" for business and trade in the region, one of the most influential businessmen in the Middle East has told the BBC.Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, the chairman and CEO of Dubai-based DP World, says they will remove barriers to business links previously "not allowed", by shortening trade routes and making it easier to deal with Europe.Israeli estimates suggest trade wi...
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Travel Tech LATAM Online Conference Provides Hotels with Survival Strategies for Periods of Market Instability & Low Demand

Lybra - developer of the Assistant, a machine learning, demand-centric revenue management system (RMS), and HS LATAM - developer of state-of-the-art online distribution and competitor analysis solutions - are proud to announce the upcoming Travel Tech LATAM online conference, taking place October 19-23, 2020. The Travel Tech LATAM conference will feature expert speakers, in English and Spanish, from top travel technology companies, including Lybra, myHotel, BuyZy, Expedia Group, Sabre, Ta...
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Four Seasons Hualalai: Best Rates

Four Seasons Hualalai: Best Rates & Guaranteed Upgrade The Hawaiian Islands are finally opening to U.S. travelers from the mainland.  To celebrate, we are exclusively bringing you the best rates and a guaranteed upgrade at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Carol and I stayed at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai back in 2011 and absolutely loved it.  Here is our review, CLICK HERE . Exclusive Complimentary VIP Perks Roaming Boomers Travel Services is a by-invitation-only “Preferred Partner” w...
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Oil dips on COVID-19 resurgence, fears of more supply | Reuters

Oil dips on COVID-19 resurgence, fears of more supply | Reuters:Oil prices edged lower on Friday, dragged down by concerns that a spike in COVID-19 cases in the United States and Europe will continue to drag on demand in two of the world’s biggest fuel-consuming regions.OPEC+, a grouping of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and ally producers including Russia, fear a prolonged second wave of the pandemic and a jump in Libyan output could push the oil market into surplus next ...
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Marshall Major IV wireless headphones offer great sound, plus 80+ hours of battery life and wireless charging

Marshall’s new Major IV headphones ($149.99) combine lightweight comfort with wireless charging, and up to 80 hours of playback for an iconic headset that’s affordable and flexible. At home or on the go, these are a great option with unique features that you won’t find anywhere else in the headphone market. Basics This is the fourth iteration of Marshall’s Major on-ear wireless headphones, and they offer a number of improvements new to the lineup, including a new folding clip design that makes...
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Branded Hotels: Who Has The Best Contactless App? | By Sonya Taylor

Safety is still paramount for those that are traveling today and putting guests at ease is a top priority. So, of the major brands (Marriott, Hilton, IHG), Cogwheel Marketing did a little research on which brand the best contactless opportunities for guests.
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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei confirms he has left the company

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has left the company, he confirmed on Friday. Pei, 31, said he plans to take some time off before pursuing his next step. “After nearly 7 years at OnePlus, I’ve made the difficult decision to say goodbye,” wrote Pei on OnePlus forum. TechCrunch reported earlier this week that Pei was leaving the company to start a new venture. Pei, who co-founded OnePlus in late 2013 with Pete Lau, has been the public face of the company ever since. He played an instrumental r...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Lanikai Beach at sunrise + Reports from launch of Hawaii’s safe travels program

Mahalo to Irene Buggy who shared this lovely sunrise shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Irene tells us that this is her favorite picture from her Oahu vacation. It’s a wonderful photo, indeed! — From all reports we’ve seen, it appears that the launch of Hawaii’s new safe/pre-travel testing program was mostly a success. As with any new program being implemented on such a large scale, issues are to be expected. Here’s a batch of news reports about the opening day: KITV – Safe Travels Hawaii Pr...
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How to Plan a Backpacking Trip

An outdoor vacation is one of the safest options for getting away during this eternal pandemic. If you love nature and are particularly ambitious (read: weather-resistant), try planning a fall or winter backpacking trip.Read more...
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How COVID-19 and the resulting recession are impacting female founders

Last week The Exchange dug into recent data concerning the amount of venture capital raised by female founders. As a refresher, the numbers were not good. In Q3 2020, PitchBook data reported that US-based female founders raised $434 million across 136 rounds. That dollar amount was off from $841 million in Q2 2020, for context. The numbers were a dramatic turnaround from where 2019 left the industry. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or ge...
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#Saudi ESG Investments: Countries on Candriam Blacklist for Emerging Markets - Bloomberg

Saudi ESG Investments: Countries on Candriam Blacklist for Emerging Markets - Bloomberg:A top-performing emerging-market bond fund is avoiding investments in Russia, China and Saudi Arabia as the three countries score too low in its ratings for environmental, social and governance risks. The $1.5 billion Candriam SRI Bond Emerging Markets Fund has outperformed almost 90% of peers in the past three years and screens for ESG factors. The bottom 25% of countries on the fund’s ranking get blackliste...
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Meliá Hotels International Introduces New Virtual Community

The past seven months have completely transformed the travel industry. In response, Meliá Hotels International (MHI) has created a new virtual community dedicated to closer communication and relationship rebuilding with agent partners.
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Hospitable Chairmanship

"From the moment that you are chosen as chairman, people stop seeing you as a student, and that was quite difficult for me at the start."
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Tata working on own payment network to rival NPCI: Report

Tata is looking to build its own payment network, the Economic Times reported. The conglomerate is reportedly in talks with the Reserve Bank of India to set up a retail payments network under the latter’s framework for pan-Indian Umbrella Entities (NUEs). Tata Capital and Tata Consultancy Services are reported to be involved in the payment network effort. The National Payment Corporation of India, which was set up on similar lines, is a non-profit, but not a government body. Rivals to its domina...
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Exclusive: Govt bodies and drone makers can now become drone pilot training schools 

You are reading it here first: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India’s civil aviation regulator, has allowed central and state government bodies, and even private drone manufacturers to become drone pilot training schools. This is a significant shift, because so far, only a handful of Flight Training Organisations (FTOs) were eligible to become drone pilot training schools. This decision widens the scope of who can apply to become a drone pilot training school. The regulator is expect...
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World needs to work together to keep ‘high-risk’ vendors like Huawei out of 5G infra, says US FCC chair Ajit Pai

The world needs to work together to secure its 5G communications networks, keeping “high-risk” vendors out of them, Ajit Pai, chair of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said. Pai signalled towards the formation of a global alliance against the use of equipment from such vendors — all of which are Chinese — to ensure the security of 5G infrastructure. He was speaking at CyFy 2020, an annual conference organised by the think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF), on Friday. Pai not...
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#AbuDhabi Wealth Fund ADQ Said to Pursue Bausch’s Egypt Unit - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund ADQ Said to Pursue Bausch’s Egypt Unit - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADQ is exploring a potential acquisition of Bausch Health Cos.’s Egyptian drug unit, people with knowledge of the matter said.ADQ has been evaluating the Bausch business, known as Amoun Pharmaceutical Co., as it seeks to expand its portfolio of health-care investments, according to the people. Amoun could fetch at least $700 million in a sale, the people said, asking not to be identified beca...
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Middle East News: Commodity Trader GP Global Sells Assets to Restructure - Bloomberg

Middle East News: Commodity Trader GP Global Sells Assets to Restructure - Bloomberg:Troubled commodities trader GP Global Group has “accounting irregularities” in its books, according to the restructuring adviser hired to salvage the company’s assets.In a presentation seen by Bloomberg News, FTI Consulting warned that unsecured lenders in the holding company for the group could expect to recover between 0% and 27.5% of their debts.It marks an acknowledgment of the seriousness of the situation a...
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The Strategic Value for Having an Onsite Medical Clinic at Hotels | By Fred DeMicco

The benefits of a medical clinic located within a resort or hotel property are well founded. With an aging society and with travel and tourism set to increase post COVID-19, partnering with an onsite medical clinic franchise could strongly benefit a hotel. There are numerous lodging and medical clinic joint models that currently exist and thrive.
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Do You Want Your Emails to Have a Better “Open Rate?” Try These 6 Tipping Points Designed to Help You Accomplish That | By Gary Hernbroth

"Irresistible attraction." "Curiosity." "Immediate attention." No, I'm not describing the light-headed feeling of romance. I'm describing three of the most critical elements that the subject line in your emails should contain.
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Fall in Love with Autumn Again; Hilton’s Guide to Celebrating Fall Favorites in 2020

For many Americans, autumn used to mean the return of football, the start of school and preparing for one of the most highly anticipated nights of the year: Halloween. In 2020, though, the season will undoubtedly look a lot different.
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The risk of COVID-19 infection on flights is 'very low,' and 1 infected passenger would take 54 hours to spread the virus to others onboard, a US government study found

Hispanolistic/Getty Images Research commissioned by the US Department of Defense (DOD) has found the risk of getting infected by airborne COVID-19 on flights is "very low." Researchers measured the dilution of tracer particles on Boeing 767 or 777 aircraft, and found that the aircrafts' air filtration systems got rid of the particles within six minutes. If only one passenger is infected, it would take a flight of around 54 hours for others on board to get an infectious dose, the research ...
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Barclays, Staveley spar in final lap of London trial | Reuters

Barclays, Staveley spar in final lap of London trial | Reuters:A bitter High Court clash between Barclays BARC.L and British businesswoman Amanda Staveley, over whether she was deceived while negotiating a financial lifeline for the bank at the height of the credit crisis, draws to a close on Friday.Staveley is claiming hundreds of millions of pounds in damages from Barclays in a civil case that kicked off in June and hinges on how the bank secured emergency funds from Qatar and Abu Dhabi and av...
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#Dubai's Arabtec expects to submit liquidation application by end-November - Arabianbusiness

Dubai's Arabtec expects to submit liquidation application by end-November - Arabianbusiness:Dubai-based construction giant Arabtec Holding has announced it expects an application to liquidate the company will be submitted by the end of November, meeting a deadline set by shareholders.A filing to the Dubai Financial Market by Antoine Abi Rached, the company's general counsel and board secretary also said that the appointment of a trustee or liquidator will be subject to the  "absolute discretion ...
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China accuses Five Eyes nations of hypocrisy for demanding backdoors to encrypted communications

2020 is indeed an upside-down year. In a discombobulating development, China, American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation and a host of other global civil society organisations have found themselves on the same side of a debate — standing up against backdoors to end-to-end encrypted platforms. A Chinese Foreign Ministry official, on October 13, accused the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, the US in particular, of double standards for asking companies to build backdoors to encr...
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Oil slides on COVID-19 resurgence and strong dollar | Reuters

Oil slides on COVID-19 resurgence and strong dollar | Reuters:Oil prices fell on Friday, dragged down by concerns that a spike in COVID-19 cases in Europe and the United States is curtailing demand in two of the world’s biggest fuel consuming regions, while a stronger U.S. dollar also pressured prices.Brent crude futures for December LCOc1 dropped 60 cents, or 1.4%, to $42.56 a barrel by 1017 GMT and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for November delivery CLc1 slid 51 cents, or 1....
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