Hawaii liked Trump a little more this election, state Legislature organizes for new session, state opens to visitors from Japan today, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state senators sworn in PC:Senate Majority Biden Easily Won Hawaii But Data Shows Support For Trump Has Grown. In this historic turnout, the president’s supporters turned out in larger numbers but not enough to influence state elections. Civil Beat.Hawaii Trump campaign chair says roving caravans ‘worked against’ the president. The chair of the Hawaii Trump campaign said the recent waves of support for President Trump may have hurt him in Hawaii. Hawaii News Now.=====Legislatur...
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The legality of using facial recognition security systems in quasi-public spaces

By Raghav Mendiratta New technologies present opportunities for the private security sector to innovate and gain an edge over slower and non-adapter competitors. Law enforcement agencies around the world have started using facial recognition techniques over the last few years. Now, private security companies are also increasingly using these technologies for ensuring security over private owner areas. While these technologies are promising for security purposes, they also pose significant human ...
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How Cannabis Concierge Service Benefits Travelers?

With the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in 2016, it is creating pathways for new and upcoming marijuana enterprises. It helped many innovative minds to develop their new cannabis enterprise to bloom under the weed industry. There is an emergence of cannabis concierge service in many legal states. So, if you are looking to take a break from your mundane and want to live in the moment, then the cannabis concierge service is for you. You can now enjoy the glaze and glamour of 5 sta...
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Bornga, Sydney

Bornga Korean BBQ is located on Harbour Street in Haymarket right in the middle of Chinatown. It's busy and loud with wide spaced booths and a menu full of Korean barbecue meats and stews. It's one of the international outposts of the South Korean chain started by Korean chef Baek Jong-won.
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How to Prepare a Successful 2021 Hotel Digital Strategy & Marketing Budget Amidst COVID-19 | By Margaret Mastrogiacomo

Budgeting season is a time to analyze your hotel's marketing and technology initiatives from the last year and set a new plan in action to achieve greater success. Today, many sources project that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact the hospitality industry for years to come, which makes budget planning for 2021 even more complex. In light of this, it's important to have an idea of where the industry is heading and keep forecasted trends for 2021 top of mind when determining how...
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Oil falls 4% as U.S. vote count continues, coronavirus cases rise | Reuters

Oil falls 4% as U.S. vote count continues, coronavirus cases rise | Reuters Oil settled below $40 a barrel on Friday as rising global coronavirus cases stoked fears about lackluster demand and as drawn-out vote counting in the U.S. presidential election kept markets on edge.France reported record cases, intensifying concerns that additional lockdowns in Europe could weigh on demand.In the U.S. election, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took the lead over President Donald Trump in Geor...
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Why Do Hotels Have a Million Wifi Networks?

Even though none of us should be traveling right now, there are still plenty of people who want (or need) to get away from their home base. I start there because it feels a little weird answering a hotel-related tech question in this week’s Tech 911 while we’re in the middle of yet another COVID spike.Read more...
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Four Seasons Maui: Best Rates

Four Seasons Maui: Best Rates In this article, we’ll teach you how to get the best available rates, a guaranteed upgrade, and other complimentary VIP perks at the Four Seasons Resort in Maui. The Hawaiian Islands have finally opened to U.S. travelers from the mainland. Further, the Four Seasons Resort Maui will reopen on November 20, 2020. Carol and I have stayed at the Four Seasons Resort Maui several times.  It is our favorite resort on Maui. Exclusive Complimentary VIP Perks Roaming Boome...
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Hotel Executives Acknowledge Another Covid-19 Wave Could Derail Progress

The hotel industry is pulling itself from the brink. Earlier this week, both Marriott and Hilton announced that both had seen Q3 earnings improve, a sign of a much needed recovery. Marriott brought in $100 million and Hilton (only) lost $81 million, a meaningful turn from the previous quarter that saw losses of $234 million...
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UNWTO Brings Tourism Sector Together to Plan for the Future

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has once again brought leaders from across the sector together for high-level talks aimed at strengthening cooperation between the public and private sectors. The 42nd Plenary Session of the United Nations specialized agency's Affiliate Members focused both on immediate priorities for tourism's vital restart and on the longer-term task of ensuring the sector continues to be a key pillar of sustainable development.
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How to use travel credits when booking a flight on all 11 major US airlines

The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to use credits issued by airlines for canceled flights. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The upcoming holiday travel season is the perfect time to offload travel credit from flights canceled during the pandemic.  Travel credit is often issued in lieu of a refund so an airline can keep the cash paid for the original flight. Each airline is different in how flyers can use credit and this step-by-step guide for all 11 major US airlines explains h...
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Americans Aren’t Staying Home for the Holidays

The pandemic has snarled leisure and business travel this year, but the latest travelhorizons™ survey, conducted by MMGY Travel Intelligence, found that the travel industry is likely to get a significant boost over the holidays. The survey, which queried people planning to travel in the next six months, found that half of respondents intend to take trips between November and early January, with 25% traveling for Thanksgiving, 31% traveling for the December holidays and 15% for New Year's ...
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Marriott International Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today reported third quarter 2020 results, which were dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic and efforts to contain it (COVID-19).
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Guest Post: Linda Marcov

2009   When Corey asked us to be guest writers for her blog, I knew I wanted to give it my best and make it something worth reading. I have followed her for years it seems, maybe 20 it's hard to remember when I first saw her beautiful photos and words in Romantic Homes magazine. When she wandered into my booth at Marburger Farms Antique Show in Round Top Texas over 10 years ago, camera in hand, and made a comment about how lovely our things were I looked up to find I recognized her name on her ...
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Losing the Chateau Marmont - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

The Chateau Marmont is a funky art-deco apartment converted to a hotel in the 1930s with nine nearby cottages acquired during the 1940s. John Belushi died in a cottage in 1982, but that was a few years before I became its doctor.
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EY faces £1bn lawsuit over audit work for NMC Health | Financial Times

EY faces £1bn lawsuit over audit work for NMC Health | Financial Times The administrators to NMC Health are preparing to sue EY for more than £1bn over claims the Big Four audit firm was negligent when it signed off the group’s accounts during a “long term” multibillion-dollar fraud.  NMC Health, the former FTSE 100 healthcare group, collapsed this year after discovering that more than $4bn was apparently hidden from its balance sheet in a large-scale fraud that spanned operations from Abu Dh...
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Wyndham Destinations Wants to Safely Reunite Families This Thanksgiving

So far, the pandemic has left no holiday unscathed. Easter was largely relegated to Zoom. The Fourth of July's barbecues were dampened by social distancing. Halloween candy was shared via a PVC pipe. But for travelers that can't handle the loss of stuffing, cranberry sauce and uncomfortable political conversations, Wyndham Destinations, Wyndham's timeshare company, is...
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AAA Four-Diamond Thunder Valley Casino Resort Selects INTELITY for End-to-end Digital Transformation

INTELITY®, the developer of hospitality's most comprehensive guest experience and staff management platform, announced today a new deal with Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. The AAA Four-Diamond property will deploy the full INTELITY platform, embracing mobile, in-room, and staff technology in an innovative overhaul of their operations and guest experience.
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Aloha Friday Photos: Sliding Sands Trail

Mahalo to Carina Petz for sharing this interesting shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. At first glance, most people might not think that this photo was taken in Hawaii, but it really is. It’s from Sliding Sands Trail at Haleakala National Park on Maui. This summit offers unique views of colorful terrain across a crater floor.  If you’d like to check out this trail to observe these unusual views for yourself, it would be convenient to do so after taking in sunrise from Haleakala. Happy A...
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Checking Temperatures at Clock-In & Check-In is the Next Evolution of Employee, Guest Safety | By Robb Monkman

"Enabling Security Everywhere" has been the focus of React Mobile since its inception. Our company was founded on the principle of making safety simple for every hotel employee through technology. While COVID-19 has been devastating to everyone in the travel and hospitality industries, it appears to have a silver lining: The hotel industry is improving the safety of hotel workers everywhere.
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Now That Hotels Are Offices, Will Business Travelers Return?

From the beginning of the pandemic, it was clear that group and business travel would be among the last relics of normal life to return. Now, with Covid-19 resurgent both in the U.S. and much of Europe, the hospitality industry is bracing for a potentially long winter without an opportunity to cater to travelers seeking...
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Raw sewage dumped into English and Welsh beaches '2,900 times this year'

Exclusive: Public health and environment at risk as water companies overuse emergency overflows, says pressure groupWater companies discharged raw sewage into bathing water beaches almost 3,000 times in the past year, polluting the environment and risking public health, new analysis shows. Related: Face masks and gloves found on 30% of UK beaches in clean-up Continue reading...
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Supreme Court orders Airtel, Vi to disclose ‘segmented’ tariffs to TRAI: Report

The Supreme Court has ordered Airtel and Vi (Vodafone Idea) to disclose “segmented” tariffs that are only offered to certain subscribers to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. The Economic Times first the development. As of writing, the court’s judgement in the case is not available on its website, and will likely be uploaded on Saturday. Segmented tariffs are plans offered to a small subset of users, such as to people wishing to leave a network as retention sops. Airtel and Vi have for...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Telecom, Airtel, Trai, Vi, Madras High Court, Jio, Vodafone Idea, Airtel Vi, Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appeals Tribunal, Vi Vodafone Idea

Uber’s food delivery business zooms ahead of mobility segment

COVID-19 continues to trouble Uber’s balance sheet. The company’s mobility business struggled due to lockdown restrictions in various parts of the globe. At the same time, its delivery business grew at a rapid pace, thanks to changing consumer habits. The company recorded a net loss of $1.1 billion in Q3 2020, slightly lower than the $1.2 billion it recorded in Q3 2019. While gross bookings are on an upwards trajectory, the figure for Q2 was still 50% lower than the same quarter last year. At th...
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Insights on the Private Equity Market | By Kimberly Yoong

Over the past years, the hotel sector had remained a hot market for investors, as hotel investment volume reached US$66 billion in 2019, with initially cautiously optimistic projections for 2020. Although the short-to-medium-term prospects of the market now remain uncertain due to COVID-19, there may be opportunities amidst these times, both for companies to innovate their models and investors with a keen eye and open mind. In an EHL webinar, EHL alumnus Min Su Sung, Head of Product Strat...
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HSMAI and Revenue Analytics Release "The New Revenue Team" White Paper

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Revenue Analytics present The New Revenue Team, a white paper offering insights into hospitality revenue during the COVID pandemic. The publication examines revenue teams during the pandemic and after the pandemic, and identifies the right solution for right now.
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Managing The COVID-19 Crisis: Meliá Has 157 Hotels Open And Continues To Strengthen Liquidity And Competitiveness In A Period Of Maximum Uncertainty Due To Outbreaks

"The first nine months of 2020 confirm the terrible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel industry and highlight the correctness of our response to the crisis, with a focus on activating the drivers of our resilience and improving our competitiveness and efficiency."
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Miral Appoints Hilton to Bring Curio Collection and DoubleTree by Hilton Brands to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island

Miral, Abu Dhabi's curator of experiences, is appointing Hilton to bring two new and unique hospitality offerings to Yas Island, while it invests AED 627 Million in their development. The WB Abu Dhabi, the world's first Warner Bros. branded hotel, will be operated and managed by Hilton under its upper-upscale Curio Collection by Hilton brand, while the serviced residences will be managed by DoubleTree by Hilton.
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Hilton: When Recruiting Talents We Focus On Soft Skills Like Teamwork

What experience and skills do hospitality organizations look for when hiring graduates? What elements should a good resume of young professionals contain?
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Governments scraps VPN, bank guarantee, work-from-home restrictions on Other Service Providers

In a move that will facilitate work-from-home for the tech industry, the Department of Telecommunications is scrapping regulations on some IT businesses and call centres in India (“Other Service Providers”) that industry associations have complained were onerous and unnecessary, the government announced on Thursday. This comes months after some of these guidelines, like having to deposit a bank guarantee and exhaustive disclosure requirements for employees working remotely, were temporarily rela...
Tags: Travel, News, Microsoft, India, Policy, Vpn, Trai, The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, NASSCOM, Department of Telecommunications, Other Service Provider, Nikhil Narendran

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