Inmates to get $1200 stimulus, Honolulu maintains existing COVID-19 restrictions, coffee leaf rust hits two islands, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii jail dorm ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks. A federal court in California has ruled that prison and jail inmates are eligible to receive federal stimulus payments under the $2.2 trillion federal CARES Act, and Hawaii corrections officials are now distributing forms for prisoners to use to file for the payments. Civil Beat.CARES Act Funding Lifted Hawaii Residents’ Incomes. The state Council on Revenues projects total personal i...
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OPEN LETTER BY Alexander Cooney, Senior Constable, NSW against the Police State across Australia

This is really good. See also: October 26, 2020 To: Michael Fuller Police Commissioner of New South Wales RE: Open Letter Concerning the Police Enforcement of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions We are writing to you to raise concerns we have about the use of the police to enforce the ongoing restrictions placed upon our citizens […]
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New Report Gives Actionable Insights for Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

London, UK: As hotels around the globe continue to grapple with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Fornova, a world-leading travel and hospitality business intelligence specialist, released a comprehensive report exploring the steps hotels can take to navigate the 'new normal'.
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I’ve just discovered a vital piece of evidence of CRIMINAL INTENTION: that Daniel Andrews has been paying TAXPAYER MONEY to a company that SPECIALISES IN MANIPULATING PUBLIC OPINION. A company more evil can barely be imagined. Its website says it all. The Orwellian slogans that I’ve been commenting about for months are not a myth. […]
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Oil Has Worst Month Since March After Covid Surge Hurts Recovery - Bloomberg

Oil Has Worst Month Since March After Covid Surge Hurts Recovery - BloombergOil posted its largest monthly drop since March as renewed lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus threatened to upend a shaky demand recovery.Futures fell 1.1% in New York on Friday to end the week below $36 a barrel taking their cue from a broader market selloff and the worst week for U.S. stocks since March. At the same time, the U.S. posted a record surge in daily coronavirus infections, while new restrictions i...
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Oil falls on demand concerns, posts second monthly decline | Reuters

Oil falls on demand concerns, posts second monthly decline | Reuters Oil prices fell on Friday and posted a second consecutive monthly drop as rising COVID-19 cases in Europe and the United States heightened concerns over the outlook for fuel consumption.Brent crude LCOc1 dropped 19 cents to settle at $37.46 a barrel, after touching a five-month low of $36.64 in the previous session. The front-month Brent contract expired on Friday and the January contract LCOc2 settled down 32 cents.U.S. West T...
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Off The Grid - Love Cabins, Blue Mountains

It was a weekend away for Mr NQN's birthday that saw us going off the grid and staying in solitude at the Love Cabins Wollemi Wilderness Cabin. These unique award winning cabins are like no other and offer complete privacy and solitude.
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Insider poll: Your travel history is linked to who you're voting for in 2020

Passengers wait to board a flight at the Long Beach Airport in Long Beach on September 17, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images  Whether Americans travel — or not — is linked to the 2020 presidential candidate they're voting for, according to a series of polls. Voters who have been around the United States and outside the country tended to favor former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. The surveys were conducted by Insider wit...
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Regent Announces 2022-2023 Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2022-2023 Collection Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces their new 2022-2023 Voyage Collection. And do you want to get your mind blown? After releasing this new collection, Regent also announced their largest booking day in the company’s 28-year history. They also just announced that their newly released 2023 World Cruise sold out in a matter of hours with the longest waitlist for a world cruise in its history. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEW CATALOG New Bookings Ar...
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The CDC will let cruises sail again starting November 1, but normal trips are likely a long way away

The CDC gave the cruise industry a path toward restarting trips in a detailed set of guidelines it released Friday. Photo by Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave cruise lines a path toward restarting US operations Friday.  Under the CDC's new order, cruise lines will be able to sail again on November 1, but they won't be allowed to bring passengers on board until they meet a rigorous set of requirements.  The CDC pushed ...
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Embracing Change Management | By Silvia Kirkland Zese

As I have already mentioned, lately I have been browsing hospitality groups online and asked questions within my network, in order to get a closer look and better understand what are the struggles people are going through in our industry, what are the questions they have, what myself and all of us can do to help and support each other.
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CDC Lifts No-Sail Order for Large Cruise Ships Beginning on November 1

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lifted their cruise ship no sail order that was set to expire on October 31, 2020.  This doesn’t mean you’ll be able to hop on board a cruise ship just yet. CDC New Order is a “Framework Read More The post CDC Lifts No-Sail Order for Large Cruise Ships Beginning on November 1 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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CDC Lifts No-Sail Order Beginning on November 1

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced they have lifted their No Sail Order set to expire on October 31, 2020.  This doesn’t mean you’ll be able to hop on board a cruise ship just yet. CDC New Order is a “Framework for Conditional Read More The post CDC Lifts No-Sail Order Beginning on November 1 appeared first on .
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Australia's Skye Suites Set To Skyrocket With New Leadership Team

SKYE Suites, the leading innovative hotel division of global real estate developer Crown Group, are bolstering their leadership team to skyrocket success in 2021. While other businesses restructure and streamline, the affordable-luxury hotel brand is expanding and equipping itself with some of the best minds and intellects in the hotel industry with three recent leadership appointments.
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HFTP Debuts CYBER HITEC to Large Virtual Crowd

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has just wrapped up the first week of its premiere virtual event CYBER HITEC®, with the first-three days featuring live interaction. The event hosted over 1,840 registered participants engaging in hospitality technology-focused education sessions, 18 virtual exhibit halls and multiple networking opportunities. CYBER HITEC was a virtual adaptation of the 48-year hospitality technology convention and trade show HITEC® (Hospitality I...
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Cheating Medicare - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

Hearing my fee, the guest announced that he was on Medicare. I explained that I am not a Medicare doctor, so he would have to pay me up front. Unlike most elderly callers, he preferred another source of care, so I gave directions to a local clinic.
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 30 October 2020

Nyfosa acquires Connect Hotel Kista, Sweden from Estea AB, Grace Leo and Tim Hartnoll acquire the Red Lion Hotel in Henley, UK.
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Japan's 'love hotels' accused of anti-gay discrimination

Same-sex couples say hotels make excuses to turn them away despite 2018 law changeIn May this year, at the height of the coronavirus’s first wave, two gay men living together in Amagasaki, western Japan, thought they would ease the boredom of the country’s soft lockdown with a visit to a love hotel, where couples pay for short stays to have sex.But rather than the carefree time they had anticipated, the couple, in their mid-30s, did not even get as far as the door to their room. Continue reading...
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Modernizing the Guest Experience: Hotel Restaurant Trends To Consider For 2021 | By Matt Rinehart

The hotel industry faces new challenges and opportunities as COVID makes hoteliers rethink the viability of their food and beverage services and adapt for the future in ways many could have never anticipated. While the transformation of food and beverage offerings at hotels and resorts is an ongoing strategy to provide unique experiences while increasing revenue, hoteliers and restaurateurs must rework their offerings in order to maintain approachable for as many potential customers as po...
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Using an Attribute Based Selling approach in your hotel’s upsell strategy | By Anastassia Kravtsenko

Attribute based selling, or ABS in short, has become one of the top buzzwords in hospitality. But what is it exactly, and how can you take advantage of its principles through your upselling programme?
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Agilysys Wins 2020 GGB Gaming & Technology Award

ALPHARETTA, GA. — October 29, 2020 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that the company has been recognized in Global Gaming Business Magazine's Annual Gaming & Technology Awards by winning the Gold Award for Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology for its rGuest Service solution.
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NowThis partners with Calm to offer a soothing Election Day livestream

Mobile news organization NowThis is announcing a bit of counter-programming for next week’s presidential election — it’s partnering with meditation app Calm to create a livestream for anyone who needs relief from stress of Election Day news. Not that NowThis is exactly avoiding that news, but this livestream (combining breathing exercises and other meditative activities with peaceful nature footage from all 50 states) should offer a brief respite from obsessively checking results. It will go liv...
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What Prop 15 means to California Hotel Owners

On election day this year, voters in California will be choosing between maintaining the existing Prop 13 which has been in place for 42 years (since 1978) and Prop 15, the first meaningful adjustment to tax laws with regard to assessing real estate in California for property tax purposes.
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Adare Manor and Royal County Down honoured at World Golf Awards

The Carriage House at Adare Manor Adare Manor has added three more awards to its collection, headlined by being named 'World's Best Golf Clubhouse' in the latest edition of the World Golf Awards.The Carriage House at Adare Manor was built to accompany and complement Tom Fazio's total renovation of the golf course back in 2018, with every detail of the...
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US tourism recovery may be hindered if President Trump wins second term, says GlobalData

With President Trump's surprise victory in 2016 likely being a contributing factor to a 2.1-percentage-point slowdown in the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of international tourism in the US*, a second term for the Trump administration - combined with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 - does not provide the US tourism sector with a great deal of optimism, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kona Evening

Mahalo to Ashley Stone for this Aloha Friday Photo. Ashley didn’t mention where she took this photo, but it looks a lot like Kona to us. No matter where this photo was taken in Hawaii, it sure is nice. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Kona Evening appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Ashley, Kona, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, Kona Evening, Ashley Stone Reveals How the Impact of Coronavirus is Leaving Travelers Vying for Value

The global pandemic put an immediate halt on travel, and while restrictions have started to ease in many parts of the world, the financial legacy of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will linger for much longer. As people tighten their purse strings, travelers will demand greater value and reassurance when it comes to future travel plans.
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MGM Resorts International Reports Third Quarter Financial And Operating Results

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) ("MGM Resorts" or the "Company") today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
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Key takeaways from Facebook’s earnings call: Ad revenues grow despite boycott, WhatsApp integration into messaging ecosystem imminent

Facebook managed to post record revenues in spite of the significant criticism it has faced all over the world, including in the form of ad boycotts in its home country. Revenue was up 22% through the quarter ended September 30, 2020 at $21.47 billion, while net income increased 29% to $7.85 billion year-over-year. The company also announced that it is considering integrating WhatsApp into the messaging ecosystem of Messenger and Instagram, although this isn’t the first time he’s made this claim...
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Apple had its most successful quarter in India, thanks in part to its online store

Apple’s online store in India — launched only in the last week of September — played a considerable part in the company’s strongest ever September quarter in the country, CEO Tim Cook said during a call with investors on Thursday. On top of that, everything that Apple offers — barring the iPhone — set either September sales records, or all-time sales records. The Mac, for instance, set and all-time revenue record, and iPad saw the strongest September quarter in eight years. However, amid all thi...
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