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Guest Post: Kathie Baker

“I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   “I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   For a brief moment, I felt the pain my twitching eyes closed, My hands and my fingers clenched life poured out of me, I fell t...
Tags: Travel, California, France, America, Chelsea, Marseille, Paris, Berkeley, Central Valley, Nancy, Dick, Provence, Bataclan, Azores, Cal, Corey


Legislature won't take up mask mandate in special session, Hawaii's only volcano-powered electric plant resumes operations, Hawaiian Airlines allows frequent flyer miles for COVID-19 tests, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Airlines at HNL ©2020 All Hawaii NewsHawaiianMiles now redeemable for a pre-travel COVID-19 test. Hawaiian Airlines now allows members to redeem HawaiianMiles for a pre-travel COVID test as part of the company's loyalty rewards program. KITV4.Senate Judiciary Committee to convene, but no plans for legislative mask mandate. The state Senate’s Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet in special session Monday to review two judicial appointments but has no plans to discuss whether ...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Hawaii, Kilauea, Cvs, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Senate Judiciary Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Oahu, Health Department


Design shortcomings for Parler to improve. We are abandoning Facebook but Parler needs to get its act together.

I’m noting these – so Parler can improve. It needs to get its act together quickly because I can guarantee the world is going to abandon Facebook and LinkedIn and other such Big Brother platforms soon, and we need a well-managed alternative. Not enough words can be put into a post – the word limit […]
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The best romantic hotels in the US for COVID-19 era newlyweds

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Four Seasons Due to the ongoing pandemic, many newlyweds are looking for safe domestic honeymoon options.The ideal honeymoon spot is romantic and secluded, with elevated options for couples to relax, bond, and celebrate.While privacy has always been prized for honeymoon getaways, with COVID-19, it's more important than ever.We rounded up romantic and idyllic hotels around the US at a variety of pri...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Hollywood, Colorado, Cdc, La, White House, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Hawaii


Oil falls on rising Libya output, coronavirus surge | Reuters

Oil falls on rising Libya output, coronavirus surge | Reuters Oil prices fell about 2% on Friday, pressured by swelling output from Libya and fears that rising coronavirus infections may slow the recovery in the global economy and fuel demand.Hopes for a vaccine kept crude futures on track for a second straight weekly gain.Brent crude LCOc1 fell 75 cents, or 1.7%, to settle at $42.78 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 fell 99 cents, or 2.4%, to end the session at $40...
Tags: Travel, Libya, Reuters, Reuters Oil, National Oil Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Column: U.S. oil inventories offer hope, and a warning, to OPEC+ - Kemp | Reuters

Column: U.S. oil inventories offer hope, and a warning, to OPEC+ - Kemp | Reuters U.S. petroleum inventories are gradually normalising as output curbs by OPEC+ and processing restraint by refiners push the oil market back towards balance.But with stocks of crude and distillates still well above the five-year average, OPEC+ and refiners will need to maintain their disciplined approach until at least March to avoid renewed downward pressure on prices.U.S. stocks of crude and petroleum products out...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Energy Information Administration, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OPEC Kemp


Why I left NYC: Upstream cofounder Alex Taub moved his family to Miami during the pandemic and now wants others to do the same

Upstream CEO Alex Taub and his family in their new Miami home. Alex Taub Alex Taub, 33, is cofounder and CEO of Upstream, a new professional social networking app and platform. After he and his wife and daughters contracted COVID-19, they decided to swap their two-bedroom apartment in NYC for the extra space, yard, pool, and sunny weather that Miami offered. With his new lack of commute and added space, Taub is more productive in his work than ever; the hardest part is being away from fami...
Tags: Travel, Business, New York, Adobe, NYC, US, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Tech, Austin, Iowa, Manhattan, Miami, Andreessen Horowitz, Barkbox, Upper West Side


The cofounder of the new social app Upstream explains why he moved his family from NYC to Miami and may build the company from there

Upstream CEO Alex Taub and his family in their new Miami home. Alex Taub Alex Taub, 33, is cofounder and CEO of Upstream, a new professional social networking app and platform. After he and his wife and daughters contracted COVID-19, they decided to swap their two-bedroom apartment in NYC for the extra space, yard, pool, and sunny weather that Miami offered. With his new lack of commute and added space, Taub is more productive in his work than ever; the hardest part is being away from fami...
Tags: Travel, Business, New York, Adobe, NYC, US, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Tech, Austin, Iowa, Manhattan, Miami, Andreessen Horowitz, Barkbox, Upper West Side


An American man was jailed after leaving a negative review of a Thai hotel, and TripAdvisor has now issued a warning on the resort's page

TripAdvisor said it "strongly opposes any action where a business uses local law to send someone to jail for expressing their opinion."
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EG Group’s owners cash out ahead of £6.8bn Asda deal | Financial Times

EG Group’s owners cash out ahead of £6.8bn Asda deal | Financial Times The owners of the petrol stations business EG Group have raised expensive debt-like financing from sovereign wealth and pension funds, handing them hundreds of millions of pounds in fresh cash that could help fund their buyout of the UK supermarket chain Asda.  Brothers Mohsin Issa and Zuber Issa, and the private equity firm TDR Capital, raised the fresh funds at the Jersey holding company through which they own the heavil...
Tags: Travel, UK, Asda, Financial Times, Jersey, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Adia, TDR Capital, EG Group, Zuber Issa, Mohsin Issa, Asda Brothers, PSP Investments Holders


How Much Does An Emergency Room Cost? - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

A lady had been vomiting for three days. She had felt better that morning but then relapsed. She sounded weary.
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Coronavirus: California, Oregon, Washington urge travelers to quarantine

In a move spurred by surging coronavirus cases that would surely upend many Thanksgiving plans, governors of California, Oregon and Washington urged Friday that travel be limited to essential needs and that returning residents and visitors from out-of-state self-quarantine for two weeks. The governors said travel should only be for necessary work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care and safety and security. The advisories...
Tags: Travel, Politics, News, California, Washington, Oregon, Disney, California News, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Disneyland, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Fed


Subscription video a bright spot for Disney as physical business verticals struggle

Disney+ has amassed 73.7 million subscribers, vastly exceeding its initial expectations. This growth came as theme parks, rides, and cruise businesses suffered enormously for the company, which posted its first annual loss in 40 years. The company re-structured recently with a focus on streaming, and that seems to be paying off. Around three-fourths of Disney+ subscribers pay the company an average of US$5.30, the Walt Disney Company’s CFO Christine McCarthy said in an earnings call. Over 18 mi...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Disney, US, Earnings, Walt Disney Company, Espn, Mulan, Hulu, Mccarthy, Hotstar, Star India, Bob Chapek, Uday Shankar, Chapek


STR: Preliminary October data for Jeddah hotels

Jeddah's hotel industry reported mixed performance in comparison with recent months, according to preliminary October 2020 data from STR. Year-over-year declines in the key performance metrics remained significant when compared with October 2019:
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amã Stays & Trails Bungalows Portfolio Expands Footprint To New Locations Across India

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia's largest hospitality company, is expanding the presence of its amã Stays & Trails portfolio to new destinations across India. Post the recent opening of a new bungalow at Madh Island followed by one in Lonavala, the brand will soon launch new bungalows in picturesque locations across Trivandrum, Kodaikanal, Goa, Coonoor and Uttarakhand.
Tags: Travel, India, South Asia, India Post, Lonavala, Madh Island, Trivandrum Kodaikanal Goa Coonoor


STR: Preliminary October data for Melbourne hotels

Reflecting the impact of a second lockdown, Melbourne showed continued lower hotel performance in October 2020, according to preliminary data from STR.Year-over-year declines remained significant. Comparison with October 2019:
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COVID Has Made Online Travel A Game Of Millimetres, And He Who Solves Testing Wins Big

COVID has turned online travel from a game of inches to one of millimetres, said Timothy Hughes, vice president corporate development of Agoda, paraphrasing an oft-quoted phrase of former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
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STR: Preliminary October data for London hotels

STR's preliminary October 2020 data for London hotels showed relatively flat occupancy compared with the previous month. Year-over-year declines remained significant. Comparison with October 2019:
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Nimbo Fork Lodge, Killimicat

Nimbo Fork Lodge is a country retreat set on the fork of the Tumut River and Nimbo Creek at the Northern end of Kosciuszko National Park. From here you can explore the Riverina region or the Snowy Mountains in NSW or you can retreat from all the madness of the world and hunker down and get close to nature. Another added draw is that of this month the food offering at Nimbo Fork Lodge is by Three Blue Ducks and chef Edmee Driez!
Tags: Travel, Snowy Mountains, Three Blue Ducks, Riverina, Nimbo Fork Lodge Killimicat, Nimbo Fork Lodge, Tumut River, Nimbo Creek, Northern end of Kosciuszko National Park


How Has The Hotel Development Scene Evolved? | By Kimberly Yoong

Hotel development, in a nutshell, involves the process of sourcing and negotiating hotel management or franchise contracts as well as investment opportunities, in order to drive the organic growth of a hotel business. As the tourism industry boomed, the term had earned itself somewhat 'vogue' status, especially amongst aspiring hoteliers. In an EHL webinar, EHL alumni Chris Anklin, Regional Vice President of Development at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Ananth Ramchandran, Vice President of...
Tags: Travel, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Kimberly Yoong, Ananth Ramchandran


Sustainability equals impactful innovation and social change initiated by NextGen

The next generation of hospitality game-changers, who are passionate and dedicated to reinvent a more sustainable world, are the future drivers of our laggard industry caused by today's seismic global scenario, says Paul Griep, Director of Industry & Alumni Relations at Hotelschool The Hague who is also the creator and driver of the Sustainable Hospitality Challenge (SHC).
Tags: Travel, NextGen, Hotelschool the Hague, Paul Griep


What Does A Biden Presidency Mean For Travel?

The global pandemic has canceled or delayed most travel plans for 2020. Now that we're in the waning weeks of the current calendar year, all eyes are looking to 2021. Specifically, many are wondering how a Biden presidency will impact their travel plans and the travel industry.
Tags: Travel, Biden


STR's Final 2020 U.S. Hotel Forecast Adjusted Slightly Upward

New U.S. hotel industry forecasts from both STR and HVS anticipate that the full-year occupancy level will end the year at around 42 percent, according to information presented by the companies at Thursday's New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.
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The Evolving Travel ‘Experience’: Virtual, Actual and In Between

Guided excursions have long been at the heart of travel, but like everything else, the pandemic disrupted such experiences, and many went virtual. But as travel begins to tick up, existing tour companies are adapting to social distancing in other ways.
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2020 U.S. hotel forecast slightly upgraded; full recovery still unlikely until 2024

With leisure demand stronger than anticipated in the fall, STR and Tourism Economics slightly upgraded the final 2020 U.S. hotel forecast just released during the virtual NYU Hospitality Conference. Regardless of the short-term upgrade, the forecast for 2021 remains functionally unchanged and full recovery in revenue per available room (RevPAR) is unlikely until 2024.
Tags: Travel, STR and Tourism Economics


PLI schemes in electronics manufacturing will lead to production worth ₹10.5 lakh crore in next five years, says MEITY secretary

Various production-linked-incentive (PLI) schemes for electronics will lead to a minimum incremental production of ₹10.5 lakh crore over the next four financial years, and around ₹6.5 lakh crore’s worth will be exported, said Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY). Sawhney, who gave an interview to Rajya Sabha TV earlier this week, also indicated that a policy or strategy, surrounding data centre infrastructure for artificial intelligence (AI)...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Manufacturing, PCB, Pli, Sawhney, Rajya Sabha TV, MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Local Manufacturing, MEITY Sawhney


No, the Council of the European Union is not considering a ban on end-to-end encryption

An Austrian media report incorrectly concluded that the Council of the European Union, one of the three legislative bodies of the European Union, is discussing a resolution to ban end-to-end encryption. The , in fact, states, “Encryption is an anchor of confidence in digitalisation and in protection of fundamental rights and should be promoted and developed”. It sees the increasing adoption of end-to-end encryption by messaging platforms as a “positive[e] reflect[ion]”. The draft resolution ack...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, Privacy, China, India, US, Eu, European Union, Surveillance, End-to-end Encryption, Commission, New Zealand, European Commission, Council of the European Union, Committee


Aloha Friday Photo: Golden Hour in Maui

Mahalo to Charlene Webb for this Aloha Friday Photo. She took this photo while visiting Maui in May of 2018. Photographers refer to the hour around sunset as the golden hour. This photo is extra golden-y during this golden hour. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Golden Hour in Maui appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Aldar Properties profit rises 8% as development business outperforms | Reuters

Aldar Properties profit rises 8% as development business outperforms | Reuters Aldar Properties ALDAR.AD, Abu Dhabi's biggest property firm, posted an 8% rise in third-quarter net profit, helped by strong sales of completed residential units and income from its third-party development management business.Aldar recorded a net profit of 416 million dirhams ($113.27 million) in the quarter ended Sept. 30, up from 387 million dirhams a year earlier, it said in an announcement late on Wednesday.Sales...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Greg Fewer, Aldar, Reuters Aldar Properties ALDAR AD Abu Dhabi


#Saudi crown prince says PIF to inject $40 bln annually in economy in 2021, 2022 | Reuters

Saudi crown prince says PIF to inject $40 bln annually in economy in 2021, 2022 | Reuters Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, (PIF) will inject 150 billion riyals annually ($40 billion) into the economy in 2021 and 2022, and has become a key growth driver.The fund is the main vehicle for boosting Saudi Arabian investments at home and abroad as the young prince, known in the West as MbS, seeks to diversify the kingd...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, West, Reuters, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Press Agency, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund PIF



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