Hawaii tightens travel testing requirements, will soon welcome visitors from Canada; Caldwell strives to avoid layoffs and furloughs, activists block Waipio Valley, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii travel sunset ©2020 All Hawaii NewsHawaii-bound travelers with pending coronavirus test results will no longer have the chance to bypass quarantine. Gov. David Ige announced Thursday that trans-Pacific travelers to Hawaii who can’t present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival in the islands won’t be able to bypass the 14-day quarantine once their test results are received. Star-Advertiser.Ige tightens pre-traveler testing rules amid concerns about those arriving witho...
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Plan B Works, Crows Nest

Popular burger chain Down N Out is now Plan B Works and they serve up delicious burgers, fries and other American favourites like Philly Cheesesteaks and Reubens!
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#SaudiArabia Won’t Tap Debt Market Again In 2020, Minister Says - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Won’t Tap Debt Market Again In 2020, Minister Says - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia has no plans to tap international debt markets again this year as the kingdom leans on domestic borrowing to cover its budget deficit, Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said.“We went to the local market significantly this year, we are likely to go to the market next year,” Al-Jadaan said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Friday. “There are no plans currently for an international issuance.”The world’s la...
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Oil rises about 1%, posts third week of gains on vaccine hopes | Reuters

Oil rises about 1%, posts third week of gains on vaccine hopes | Reuters Oil prices rose about 1% higher on Friday and posted a third consecutive weekly rise, buoyed by successful COVID-19 vaccine trials, while renewed lockdowns in several countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus capped gains.Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose 76 cents, or 1.7%, to settle at $44.96 a barrel.The more active U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) January crude contract CLc2 gained 52 cents, or 1.2% to $42.42 a bar...
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The Renaissance Reno Downtown offers a gambling- and smoke-free environment that emphasizes Reno's overlooked artistic side — plus it has comprehensive new COVID protocols

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Renaissance Reno Downtown offers a quieter stay away from the casinos, but is still close to all the action. The hotel recently launched an Art Studio Package that turns suites into private art studios. I spent one night in a King Bed Suite for $220 to test out this package. My rate included an upgraded room, art supplies, and a complimentary bike rental.  Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right...
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Princess Cruises Extends Cancellations Until Spring 2021

Princess Cruises has extended its cruise cancellations once again.  This is in response to the recently issued Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Framework for Conditional Sailing” Order.   The CDC’s new “Framework” requires certain safety and health protocols in place before cruise ships with over Read More The post Princess Cruises Extends Cancellations Until Spring 2021 appeared first on .
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Checklist to Optimize Hotel Energy Consumption During Low Occupancy | By Chris Magee

Around the world, all kinds of buildings - from offices to hotels to retail spaces - have transitioned to a state of low occupancy, with some nearly empty. For hotels, securing the safety and security of guests and staff are a top priority. But what is next?
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Silversea Cruises: More All-Inclusive

CLICK TO VIEW INFORMATIONAL FLYER Silversea Cruises: More All-Inclusive Silversea Cruises is set to become more all-inclusive than ever, with the upcoming launch of its new 2022/2023 itineraries. Carol and I sailed with Silversea in 2014. And you can find Silversea on our newly published Favorite Ocean Cruise Lines . They were our first introduction to luxury small-ship cruising. In fact, it was Silversea that convinced us that we needn’t ever sail on a big cruise ship ever again. We wer...
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Guest Post: Cy Todd

  Hi Everyone!   I don't know about you, but when I got a message from Corey, asking me to consider doing a guest post on her blog, well... I had just finished reading about Rebecca  the Metropolitan Opera singer in NYC, and thought... how do I follow that?   Then I read about Jennifer in New Zealand, and again, I'm thinking... how do I follow that?  Then I gave up.  What could possibly be of interest to Corey's readers about my life?  And besides, she probably wrote ...
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Cornell Webcast: Innovating for a Post-Pandemic Future

On September 23, a panel of hotel industry leaders joined Kate Walsh, dean of the School of Hotel Administration and E. M. Statler Professor, for a webinar titled, Innovating for a Post-Pandemic Future: Challenges and Opportunities in the Hospitality Industry.
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How to train and attract future hospitality leaders?

The hospitality industry is facing a massive challenge in its human capital recruitment, development, and retention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is leaving large and small players in the industry asking themselves, how will we attract and train future leaders and young talent during and after this crisis?
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Choice Hotels' Upscale Brands Continue Segment Leadership

Choice Hotels International, Inc.'s (NYSE: CHH) popular upscale brands, the Ascend Hotel Collection and Cambria Hotels, achieved impressive year-over-year room count growth and outperformed local competitors in RevPAR share gains in the third quarter of 2020. The success of Ascend, a global portfolio of resort, boutique and historic hotels, and Cambria, which is designed for modern travelers and offers a distinct local experience, further validates the company's strategic focus on growing...
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A Big Tipper - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

Le Meredien on La Cienega has a firm policy against recommending a doctor. This does not mean it never calls, only that a call from Le Meredien means a guest making trouble, and the harassed employee has chosen Doctor Oppenheim as the lesser of two evils, the greater being burdening his boss with the problem.
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How to change or cancel flights as the pandemic and travel restrictions cripple the airline industry's nascent recovery

Airline passengers reconsidering their holiday plans can take advantage of new policies offered by most major airlines. MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Getty A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled...
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Newly discovered mineral petrovite could revolutionize batteries

Russian scientists discover a new mineral in the volcanic area of Kamchatka in the country's far east.The mineral dubbed "petrovite" can be utilized to power sodium-ion batteries.Batteries based on salt would be cheaper to produce than lithium-ion batteries. Researchers from St. Petersburg University in Russia found a beautiful new mineral species called "petrovite," created in the volcanos of the remote region of Kamchatka in the country's far east.The research team that found petrovite was he...
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Exclusive: Reliance Digital exposes personal data of several prospective PlayStation 5 buyers

You are reading it here first: At least a hundred Indians interested in buying the PlayStation 5 might have to shell out more than just money. Reliance Digital took out a pre-registration survey of people who were interested in purchasing the game console, but in the process, left their names, email addresses and phone numbers exposed. Reliance Digital took the survey down after MediaNama reached out to them asking if they were aware of this. The company did not respond to our queries. At the ti...
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Singapore Airlines is betting on the US with new routes despite a COVID surge — here's why the airline is expanding now

Singapore Airlines is growing its US presence following eight months of only serving Los Angeles. Phuong D. Nguyen/ Singapore Airlines is growing its US route network with increased flights to the West Coast starting next month.  New three-times-weekly flights to San Francisco will start in mid-December while Los Angeles will soon see five weekly flights. The airline's head of Americas Joey Seow told Business Insider that vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna is a good sign ...
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Ignoring Amazon, CCI approves Reliance-Future deal

The Competition Commission of India has approved Reliance Retail’s ₹24,713 crore acquisition of the retail, wholesale, logistics, and warehousing businesses of the Future Group — a deal shrouded in controversy so far.  The Commission has ignored Amazon’s request that it consider a ruling by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre which had temporarily halted the planned sale. Amazon had obtained the emergency arbitration order arguing that a 2019 deal that it signed with Future Coupons...
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Aarogya Setu’s backend code released on OpenForge

Aarogya Setu’s backend code has been released on government-owned open source repository OpenForge (available here). With this, the source codes of the Android and iOS apps, and of the backend servers have been placed in open domain; only the source code of KaiOS app remains unreleased. Anivar Aravind, a public interest technologist and part of’s advisory board, tweeted, “ The demand was for not some random backend code snippets . it is for server code, deploy functions and verifiable ...
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Exclusive: Delhi Police working on arming PCR vans with facial recognition software

The Delhi Police is in the process of equipping its beat cops and Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles with remote facial recognition systems. This way, both local cops and first responders will be able to scan people’s faces using remote devices and run them against Delhi Police’s databases, DCP (Operations and Communications) S.K. Singh told MediaNama. This won’t be Delhi Police’s first tryst with widespread use of facial recognition technology. It had earlier used the technology to screen crowd...
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Hospitality Unsettled Podcast: Business Development, E-sports and Hospitality

"Gaming is the biggest entertainment industry in the world. Which might sound crazy if you look at the film and the music industry, but the gaming industry actually dwarfs both of them."
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Inside the COVID-19 vaccine airlift: How cargo carriers plan to distribute the world's soon-to-be most valuable drugs to market

Cargo planes will be crucial is getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the furthest reaches of the world in the shortest time. Oed/ullstein bild/Getty Air cargo carriers are gearing up to transport a vaccine for the novel coronavirus if one is approved, in the second COVID-19 airlift of 2020. Each vaccine comes with its own requirements for shipping, with Pfizer's being among the most challenging as it requires storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a problem for aircraft. Vacci...
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Pre-Travel Test Results Must Be Received Prior to Flight to Hawaii + Canadian Pre-Travel Testing Program with Hawaii Announced

Governor Ige and his team announced some major new changes/additions to Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program. Before we get into the details of those news items, we’d like to say mahalo to Angie Palmer for supplying today’s lovely Aloha Friday Photo. — Last night, November 19th, the governor held a lengthy press conference announcing a couple of important changes/additions to the pre-travel testing program: Travelers must have test results prior to the departure of the final leg of their flight...
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Lost Inside Your Bubble

The French government has declared that we are confined to our own personalized bubble from now until the first of December. With a declaration form in hand you can, for one hour, leave your house to get some exercise in the the outside part of your bubble. There is no stopping to visit with anyone else, no dilly dallying outside the little grocery (if your bubble includes the little grocery). One’s legally binding bubble is restricted to a one kilometer radius circle around your home (about 2...
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The Journey Continues: Four Seasons Reveals 2022 Itineraries Aboard An All-New Four Seasons Private Jet

As a new Four Seasons Private Jet prepares to take flight in 2021, the world's leading luxury hospitality company is revealing its first itineraries for 2022, with a continued focus on health, safety and flexibility.
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Meliá Hotels International Announces The Removal Of Eggs From Caged Hens From Its Supply Chain

Meliá Hotels International, the leading hotel group in Spain, has recently been named one of the most sustainable companies in the world for the third consecutive year in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment published by the sustainable investment agency SAM. The company occupies first place in the 2020 ranking in Spain and Europe, a result that highlights its commitment to combatting climate change and the creation of a responsible supply chain.
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5 lessons from an Irish hotel securing direct bookings during Stage 5 lockdown

Within today's context, hotels around the globe have been facing the same recurring problems: strict regulatory procedures and, on a more troubling note, temporary hotel closures. However, even if your hotel is experiencing a shutdown, don't forget that quite a handful of potential guests are still visiting your hotel website as they search for a nice vacation away from home. With this in mind, be sure to adapt your marketing communication to win over as many of these visitors as possible...
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RBI allows payment firms to maintain more than one escrow account

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed payment companies to maintain more than one escrow account with a scheduled commercial bank. At present, pre-paid instrument (PPI) issuers and payment aggregators (PA) are required to maintain one escrow account with a commercial bank. “With a view to diversify risk and address business continuity concerns, it has been decided to allow one additional escrow account in a different scheduled commercial bank,” the central bank said in a circular issued on...
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Group of Ministers recommends alphanumeric codes for streets, localities: Report

A Working Group of Ministers on employment generation and skill development has said in its report that streets be numbered using an alphanumeric format, the Print reported on Wednesday. Under such a system, each village and locality would be allotted a unique code.  The report points to archaic street identification systems even with explosions of growth in rural and urban areas, and highlights the resultant hurdles in delivery of public services, such as police, ambulance, addressing breakd...
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How Delhi Police uses data from emergency calls to track, map crime

Calls made to the Delhi Police’s emergency response support system (ERSS), the 112 helpline, are a treasure trove of data for the law enforcement agency. Electronic data — gathered from 15,000 daily calls made to emergency helpline numbers and which is retained forever — is used by the police to map crimes and generate insights from the process. This data runs the engine that is the Crime Mapping, Analytics and Predictive System (CMAPS). DCP (Operations and Communications) S.K. Singh, a veteran ...
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