This camper van rental company will let you subscribe to book RVs for months or even years at a time — see how it works

Indie Campers. Indie Campers Indie Campers has released a subscription service that allows digital nomads in Europe to subscribe to #VanLife on a monthly or annual basis. The price of the subscription varies according to the city, and customers can select one of the company's nine camper van models that range from a Fiat Ducato to a Volkswagen California. An annual subscription entails a fixed monthly fee, while a monthly subscription has fees that change according to the month. Visit Busi...
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This camper van rental company will let new let you subscribe to book RVs for months or even years at a time — see how it works

Indie Campers. Indie Campers Indie Campers has released a subscription service that allows digital nomads in Europe to subscribe to #VanLife on a monthly or annual basis. The price of the subscription varies according to the city, and customers can select one of the company's nine camper van models that range from a Fiat Ducato to a Volkswagen California. An annual subscription entails a fixed monthly fee, while a monthly subscription has fees that change according to the month. Visit Busi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, News, US, Trends, Rental Cars, Volkswagen, RV, Subscription, Reykjavik, Rental, Tiny Home On Wheels

A Dog-Eat-Dog Business, Part 4 - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

Danielle, chief concierge of the Ritz-Carlton, called me when her allergies were acting up, but this wasn't the reason. It was an awkward situation, she explained, but she hoped I'd understand. A guest has complained, I thought. I racked my brain to think who it might be.
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Aloha Friday Photos: Board Meeting at Waikiki

Mahalo to Krista Marie for sharing this great shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. At the end of a day of ocean fun, the surfboards are neatly stacked and ready for more the following day. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photos: Board Meeting at Waikiki appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Calling Brussels VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our survey of VCs in Brussels will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought amongst investors by the coronavirus pandemic. (Please note, if you have filled the survey out already, there is no need to do it again). We’d like to know how Brussels’ startup scene is evolving, how the tech sector is being impacted by COVID-19, and, generally, how your thinking ...
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Hawaii unveils coronavirus vaccine plans, test backlog sends tourists to quarantine, Honolulu marathon canceled, Lanai COVID-19 outbreak balloons, students infected, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia How Hawaii Is Planning For A Future COVID-19 Vaccine. It could cost Hawaii a minimum of $25 million to get people vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 — once a vaccine is approved by the federal government — state officials said Thursday. Civil Beat.Gov. David Ige announces draft COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for Hawaii. Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and state Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia to...
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Taxpayer funded scare campaign by Daniel Andrews – ads and social media focused on creating panic

There have been many such ads and  videos – I’ve never bothered to click or watch any, but for my complaint to the ICC I need to assemble some of them. Please share any that you find. Every test helps us get closer to a new normal. Go to work safely. Get back to sport. […]
Tags: Travel, Current Affairs, Bad Ideas, Daniel Andrews, Icc

Questions sent to me for Dan’s lockdowns advocates to answer

Someone shared these questions – sharing. But first let me add this, as well: Is it ethical to kill ADAM (e.g. via suicide, reduced lifespan from cancer that is not detected or treated in a timely manner) through lockdowns while trying to save EVE from a small chance of death from a relatively mild viral […]
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Brett Sutton’s misdemeanours – the complete violation of the Hippocratic Oath

At one time I only thought that Sutton was incompetent, but as more evidence has come in, it is clear that he is a REPRESENTATION OF EVIL ON EARTH. His “memos” to justify emergency powers are AN ABSOLUTE SHOCKER – FULL OF LIES AND DECEPTION. And he is justifying a policy of “freezing society indefinitely […]
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Martabak 109, Woodcroft

Dear Reader, do you love martabak that spongey sweet Indonesian sandwich cake with a delicious range of fillings? How about a red velvet martabak? Or a savoury one filled with ramen and sausage? We try out Martabak 109 in Woodcroft.
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A placeholder for the MORONIC and UNETHICAL arguments of Dan Andrews supporters

This is a placeholder post. Dan supporters are like trolls – they can’t argue anything – and so I’ve generally block them after giving most of them an opportunity to clarify their issue. But I’ve now decided to create this post in which I keep their arguments on record for posterity. – and for me […]
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Oil falls about 2% on Libyan output, COVID-19 demand concerns | Reuters

Oil falls about 2% on Libyan output, COVID-19 demand concerns | ReutersOil fell nearly 2% on Friday, finishing lower for the week, in anticipation of a surge in Libyan crude supply and demand concerns caused by surging coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe.Crude prices sank after Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) said it lifted force majeure on exports from key ports and output would reach 1 million barrels per day in four weeks.“As soon as that came out, the market cratered,” said Bob...
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Waldorf Astoria Park City: Best Rates

Waldorf Astoria Park City: Best Rates Our clients and readers enjoy the guaranteed best rates and complimentary VIP perks at the Waldorf Astoria Park City Hotel. We can say this because our industry affiliations bring our travel agency membership to Impresario, the elite preferred partner program for Waldorf Astoria, Conrad Hotels and Resorts, and LXR Hotels and Resorts. Enjoy our Complimentary VIP Perks at Waldorf Astoria Here are the exclusive complimentary VIP perks we can add to your book...
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Daniel Andrews had assured Victoria in 2008 that powers under the Public Health Act will NOT be arbitrary

Thanks to a reader for pointing me in the direction of the 2008 HANSARD (Download here)  – source. Daniel Andrews was Minister for Health when this egregious piece of legislation was passed, which has VERY FEW checks on its misuse. Andrews reeled out, one after the other, the MASSIVE breaches of human rights that this […]
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How to Take a Safe(r) Pandemic Road Trip

However you feel about road trips—whether you rack up the mileage on the regular or are still working through the trauma of family vacations that forced you to pack into a station wagon for hours on end—they are the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more...
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STR: September 2020 Central/South America Hotel Data

The Central/South America hotel industry reported slight performance improvement over the previous month but at overall low levels, according to September 2020 data from STR.
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apologies to sir elton: itch, itch, the itch is back

Remember the severe hives I complained about? That condition is now officially chronic idiopathic urticaria. Translation: long-term hives of no known cause. After struggling through our mini-vacation in Victoria and Salt Spring Island, I called the dermatologist's office and pleaded my case. They very kindly squeezed me in as an emergency, on the day we were driving through that town -- saving us six hours of driving. I later learned it was the doctor's last day before his own vacation. Thank ...
Tags: Travel, Personal, Mental Health, Health Care, Victoria, Laura K, Salt Spring Island

‘We are willing to engage with Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill,’ says Amazon

Amazon has not refused to appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill; its experts are simply unable to travel from overseas due to travel restrictions, a written statement from an Amazon spokesperson said. This is after multiple media reports emerged earlier today that Amazon had refused to depose before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill. Amazon is willing “to engage in any way the JPC considers fit”, the spokesperson said. A...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, India, Bill, PTI, PDP, Meenakshi Lekhi, Facebook India, JPC, Ajit Mohan, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

Whose Data Is It Anyway? | By Marianna Sigala

As the tourism industry looks to rebuild after the shock of COVID-19, priorities and approaches are being rethought and reinvented. Once again, the big opportunities for disruption appear to be digital.
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CBSE now has a facial recognition tool and it’s problematic

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students will now be able to use a facial recognition system to download their academic documents for the tenth and twelfth grade. Essentially, students will be able to download their academic documents just by verifying their identity using a facial recognition tool, without requiring any other identifier. The academic documents repository itself is hosted on DigiLocker — an Aadhaar-based cloud-based locker. However, students who go through the facial...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, India, Surveillance, Mozilla, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Indian Railways, Gujarat, Telangana, Joshi, ClearView, CBSE, National Crime Records Bureau, Medianama

Third Quarter Trading Update to 30 September 2020

Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, said: "Trading improved in the third quarter, although progress continues to vary by region. RevPAR declined 53%, compared to a 75% decline in the prior quarter, while occupancy was 44%, up from 25% in Q2. Domestic mainstream travel remains the most resilient, and our industry-leading Holiday Inn Brand Family positions us well to meet that demand as it slowly returns.
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Pakistani government starting its own Netflix-like streaming service: Minister

The government of Pakistan will launch its own streaming service à la Netflix, the country’s minister for science and technology Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry said on Twitter. “Technology part is complete have asked [the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority] to prepare a guideline on content and we will be all set to launch in [Public Private Partnership] mode, it ll be just another humble contribution,” Chaudhry wrote. Chaudhry didn’t specify what kind of content would be on offer on the strea...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, India, Netflix, Pakistan, South Asia, Freedom House, Chaudhry, NFDC, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, PEMRA, Online content regulation, Twitter Technology, Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry, Inter Service Public Relations

Summary: China’s draft Personal Information Protection Law

If data controllers illegally process personal data in China or of Chinese residents elsewhere in the world, they may have to cough up CN¥50 million (~₹ 55 crore) or 5% of annual revenue in fines, according to China’s draft Personal Information Protection Law. Also, if other countries take punitive actions against China in the field of personal data protection, China will retaliate in kind. This Bill is currently being deliberated upon by the National People’s Congress (the Chinese parliament) a...
Tags: Travel, Usa, News, Privacy, Congress, Youtube, China, India, Eu, Data, Netflix, Data Protection, Cctv, Bill, Facial Recognition Technology, Consent

The Big Rethink Agenda: HR, Leadership and Crisis Management | By Thomas Mielke

Throughout the summer months, AETHOS has been inviting human resources executives to participate in one-on-one conversations as well as online roundtable discussions. The purpose has been to have an open and unbiased forum to be able to share concerns, ideas or challenges with impartial industry executives as it relates to talent management and leadership aspects within one's own organization.
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Queensgate Investments and Rockwell secure planning permission for £1bn landmark London hotel

Queensgate Investments and Rockwell has now been given the green light by the Greater London Authority (GLA) for the redevelopment of the Kensington Forum, to provide a world-class hotel and serviced apartment scheme alongside 62 genuinely affordable homes and substantial public realm improvements.
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Q3 2020 revenue: 329 million euros down 63.7% like-for-like

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Accor, said: "Our performances during the third quarter point to a marked recovery of business during the summer season. The worst of the crisis is now behind us, but our main markets are still substantially affected by the measures rolled out to combat the health crisis. Only China reports solid performances and should swiftly recover its activity level pre-crisis. Against this still uncertain context, discipline, adaptability and ...
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Flipkart invests ₹1,500 crore in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail

Flipkart has invested ₹1,500 crore for a 7.8% share in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, the company announced on Friday. Flipkart said this deal will allow it to add more brands on its e-commerce platforms Flipkart and Myntra. Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail owns and operates retail apparel chains like Pantaloons and Forever 21, along with a number of apparel brands such as Allen Solly and Peter England. In a regulatory filing on Friday, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail said that as part ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, E-commerce, Flipkart, Big Bazaar, Reliance Retail, Peter England, Future Group, Aditya Birla, Allen Solly, Aditya Birla Fashion, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, Myntra Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Abof

Embrace Your Inner Yogi: Meetings & Events in a Post-COVID-19 World

As countries continue to grapple with controlling the spread of COVID-19, the meetings and events industry has begun the long and challenging road to recovery. Around the world, including parts of Asia Pacific, restrictions are being eased and face-to-face meetings and events are gradually being allowed to resume. In Australia, for instance, both indoor and outdoor events have been allowed to restart since July, albeit with various restrictions around capacity and safe distancing. Similar...
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The New Era of ‘Safety First’ Travelers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected nearly every aspect of our lives. As travelers start to rediscover the world again, it's not surprising that the majority (79%) are planning to take more health and safety related precautions when traveling in the future with over half (59%) opting to avoid certain destinations altogether due to safety concerns.
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Canary Islands Joins Observatory Network As Members Unite To Provide Data For Tourism’s Recovery

The Canary Islands has been confirmed as the latest member of the growing International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), overseeing the responsible development of tourism worldwide. The announcement came as INSTO, an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held its annual meeting, bringing together key stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.
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