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How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider 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 or there is a schedule change, so flyers should be strategic when they cancel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
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STR: Central/South America hotel performance for October 2020

The Central/South America hotel industry reported its highest performance levels since the beginning of the pandemic, according to October 2020 data from STR.US$ constant currency, October 2020 (percentage change from October 2019)
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Ige wants to reroute CARES money to pay loans as economic recovery falters, audit slams Honolulu Police Department's OT excesses, Kauai seeks tighter travel restrictions, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Downtown Honolulu business district ©2020 All Hawaii News ‘Treading Water’: Working From Home Hasn’t Hurt Hawaii’s Office Rental Market — Yet. A wholesale shift to employees working from home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has softened the office market but there’s been no mass exodus from office space. Civil Beat.Rising COVID-19 cases on the mainland, new travel advisories likely to delay Hawaii’s tourism recovery. The robust holiday season that Hawaii’s visitor industry anticipated i...
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Recycling robotics company AMP Robotics could raise up to $70 million sources say

AMP Robotics, the recycling robotics technology developer backed by investors including Sequoia Capital and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, is close to closing on as much as $70 million in new financing, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. The new financing speaks to AMP Robotics’ continued success in pilot projects and with new partnerships that are exponentially expanding the company’s deployments. Earlier this month the company announced a new deal that repr...
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YC-backed Cashfree raises $35.3 million for its payments platform

Cashfree, an Indian startup that offers a wide-range of payments services to businesses, has raised $35.3 million in a new financing round as the profitable firm looks to broaden its offering. The Bangalore-based startup’s Series B was led by London-headquartered private equity firm Apis Partners (which invested through its Growth Fund II), with participation from existing investors Y Combinator and Smilegate Investments. The new round brings the startup’s to-date raise to $42 million. ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Y Combinator, Asia, London, Finance, India, Funding, Paypal, Payments, Zomato, Shopify, Bangalore


HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 20 November 2020

Singapore Tourism Board and Trip.com Group Forge Three Year Global Partnership to Co-market Singapore; Trip.com Group Sets Up International Headquarters in Singapore
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board, Trip com Group Forge Three Year Global Partnership, Trip com Group Sets Up International Headquarters


Ryan Gozleme Food Truck

Ryan Gozleme is a food truck named after the actor Ryan Gosling whose face adorns the truck. They specialise in gozlemes and burgers and pop up at breweries across Sydney. And they've got a back story that would suit any Hollywood film!
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Sydney, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Gozleme Food Truck, Ryan Gozleme


Oil prices settle up over 2% on COVID-19 vaccine news | Reuters

Oil prices settle up over 2% on COVID-19 vaccine news | Reuters   Oil prices settled up more than 2% on Monday, extending last week’s gains as the latest report of encouraging coronavirus vaccine trials had traders anticipating a recovery in demand.Brent crude settled up $1.10, or 2.45 % to $46.06 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude gained 64 cents to $43.06 a barrel, a 1.51% gain. Both benchmarks jumped 5% last week.British drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine, devel...
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#Israel's El Al Airlines to fly 14 weekly flights to #Dubai | Reuters

Israel's El Al Airlines to fly 14 weekly flights to Dubai | Reuters El Al Israel Airlines will operate 14 weekly flights from Tel Aviv to Dubai from Dec. 13, it said on Monday, joining a handful of carriers launching routes between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Israel and the UAE agreed in September to establish diplomatic relations, breaking a longstanding taboo and paving the way for economic cooperation.Subject to regulatory approvals, Israeli flag carrier El Al plans to operate t...
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Away is offering luggage bundles for discounts of up to $125 as part of its first-ever Black Friday sale

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Away Black Friday 2020 and Cyber Monday 2020 are just around the corner and popular luggage brand Away has early deals already available. Away has only ever had one sale in its history, so it's not often that you can find deals on its suitcases and travel accessories. This year, rather than a traditional sale, Away is offering luggage bundles for up to $125 off. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly ...
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#Saudi Unicorn Looks Beyond Kingdom After Western Union Deal - Bloomberg

Saudi Unicorn Looks Beyond Kingdom After Western Union Deal - Bloomberg Saudi Arabian digital payments firm stc pay, which was valued at $1.3 billion in a funding agreement with Western Union this month, is set to become profitable “very soon” and is in talks with regulators to expand into neighboring countries.The company, launched by the kingdom’s biggest mobile operator Saudi Telecom Co. in late 2018, wants to offer digital payments across the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, Chief Execut...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Digital, Middle East, Western Union, Mohammed bin Salman, Gulf Cooperation Council, STC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom Co, Ahmed Alenazi, Alenazi


Seven key takeaways from #UAE's new commercial company ownership laws - The National

Seven key takeaways from UAE's new commercial company ownership laws - The National In a landmark move, the UAE on Monday executed sweeping reforms to its commercial company ownership laws.The move, which comes in the wake of recent changes to personal and family laws and reforms to visa rules, is aimed at attracting foreign capital and improving the ease of doing business in the country. Here are seven major takeaways from the reformed commercial company ownership law, according to law firm BSA...
Tags: Travel, GCC, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem Associates Companies, Department for Economic Development, Michael Kortbawi, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem Associates


#UAE Allows Full Foreign Ownership of Firms to Boost Economy - Bloomberg

UAE Allows Full Foreign Ownership of Firms to Boost Economy - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates abolished the need for companies to have Emirati shareholders, local media reported, in a major shake-up of foreign ownership laws aimed at attracting investment into an economy reeling from the coronavirus and a decline in oil prices.The amendments to the 2015 commercial companies’ law remove key provisions requiring that a company be chaired by an Emirati national and for the board of directors to ...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Emirati, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tarek Fadlallah, Boost Economy Bloomberg, Nomura Asset Management 's Middle Eastern


Brand new luggage comes with a pre-damaged look

Buying brand new things comes with an additional price — worrying about them getting scratched and dented. An Italian company called Crash Baggage makes polycarbonate luggage with cosmetic damage molded into the shell. From their website: [O]ur suitcases are already dented, worn-looking, crashed. — Read the rest
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Frontier Airlines is launching 19 new routes and expanding to 3 new cities in 2021 with a new shortest route at 167 nautical miles — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is planning massive growth in 2021 with 19 new routes and entry into three new cities. The bi-coastal expansion will focus primarily on California and Florida but cities across the US will see increased service.  In the Caribbean, Frontier is taking the fight to Spirit Airlines with increased service to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fronti...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Sacramento, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Miami, Airbus


Frontier Airlines is launching 19 new routes and expanding to 3 new cities in 2021 with a new shortest route at 171 nautical miles — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is planning massive growth in 2021 with 19 new routes and entry into three new cities. The bi-coastal expansion will focus primarily on California and Florida but cities across the US will see increased service.  In the Caribbean, Frontier is taking the fight to Spirit Airlines with increased service to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fronti...
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Access Point Financial Provides FF&E Financing for Aloft Omaha Aksarben Village

Access Point Financial, LLC (APF), a leading direct lender and specialty finance company focused exclusively on the hospitality industry, today announced the completion of an agreement with Center 60 Hospitality to finance the furniture, fixtures and equipment at the recently built Aloft Omaha Aksarben Village in Omaha, Nebraska.
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what i'm reading: beaten down, worked up: the past, present, and future of american labor

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor by Steven Greenhouse is exactly what the subtitle says: a history and analysis of the rise, decline, and re-emergence of the labour movement in the United States. Although the context is American, the lessons in the stories easily apply to Canada, and perhaps globally, to labour movements everywhere. Greenhouse covered labour issues for The New York Times for more than 30 years. It's obvious that the research for Beaten D...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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The Middle East Hotel Construction Pipeline Continues to Decline

According to the latest published Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the third quarter of 2020, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East declined again to 579 projects/168,042 rooms. The Middle East's pipeline is down 7% by projects and 6% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). This is the fifth consecutive quarter the pipeline has declined since reaching its cyclical peak by projects in Q2 2019.
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All You Need to Know about House Sitting Gigs in Australia

House Sitting in Australia is becoming a hot topic among international travellers and locals alike. Indeed there is an increasing demand for house sits, because of the many benefits offered to both parties: homeowners and house sitters. Homeowners can travel longer with peace of mind, by leaving their house and beloved pets in trusted hands, […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Traders body urges DPIIT to penalise Amazon, Flipkart for allegedly violating FDI, FEMA rules

Ecommerce players Amazon and Flipkart should be punished and penalised for “blatant violation” of India’s FDI policy and Foreign Exchange Management Act, traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) wrote in a to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). In the letter, the organisation questioned Amazon’s alleged control over Future Retail via its stake in Future Coupons, its investment into More Retail, and Walmart-owned Flipkart’s investment into Aditya B...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, India, Walmart, Fema, Flipkart, SEBI, Cait, Future Group, Aditya Birla Group, FDI In E-Commerce, Amazon Flipkart, Flipkart Group, Confederation of All India Traders CAIT


RBI penalises multiple pre-paid instrument players including Sodexo, PhonePe

Last week, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed monetary penalties on PhonePe and five other payments entities, totaling around ₹5.78 crore. While the central bank fined 5 pre-paid instrument (PPI) players, the Punjab National Bank was fined ₹1 crore for non-compliance with regulatory guidelines with regards to the banks’ ATM network operations. In its press release, the RBI said “In exercise of powers vested under Section 30 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007, the Reserve B...
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The Best Hiking Gaiters for Every Outdoor Activity

Finding the best hiking gaiters for your favourite outdoor activity is easy. Just check out this guide for the best gaiters. You can read the original article here: The Best Hiking Gaiters for Every Outdoor Activity. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 20 November 2020

MHL Hotel Collection, owned my US billionare John Malone and Irish partners John Lally and Paul Higgins, have confirmed that they are selling the 88-room Beacon Hotel in South Dublin to the neighbouring Beacon Hospital. The sale was prompted by an unsolicited approach by the Beacon Hospital’s owner, Michael Cullen, and was accepted by MHL given the hotel’s non-strategic status in the MHL portfolio. The hotel is set to be integrated into the Beacon Hospital, further solidifying its status ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, US, Dublin, John Malone, Paul Higgins, John Lally, South Dublin, Michael Cullen, Beacon Hotel, MHL Hotel Collection, Beacon Hospital


Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA) Centers & Institutes Annual Reports

Rewind with us. Despite this year's challenges, the School of Hotel Administration's Centers & Institutes have accomplished a great deal thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff and the generous support of our advisory board members. We invite you to rewind with us as we take a look back at the events and achievements of fiscal year 2019-2020. Click the cover of any report below for an in-depth look at each of our Center's and Institute's accomplishments.
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HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Feasibility Study will Become Critical in the COVID era | By Mandeep S Lamba

COVID-19 has dramatically changed every aspect of life as we knew it, including the way we conduct our business. Though demand will be subdued for the near to medium term, we expect the industry to regain its 2019 glory in the next 2-3 years, making this an opportune time to invest in hotels. However, with the rapidly evolving consumer behaviour and demand fundamentals, it is imperative for investors to be more cautious and meticulous while evaluating their investment decisions, which mak...
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Delhi HC orders removal of tweets, video about WhiteHat Jr in defamation suit: Report

WhiteHat Jr. and its CEO Karan Bajaj have managed to secure a partial gag order from the Delhi High Court against Pradeep Poonia, who has been openly critical of the company and its practices. In response to a ₹20 lakh defamation suit filed by the Byju’s-owned company and Bajaj, the high court has restrained Poonia from a number of activities essentially, scutting any criticism that could amount to defamation.  Poonia will have to delete multiple tweets posted through September and October,...
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Hiking Gaiters for Every Activity from Mountaineering to Trail Running

Finding the best hiking gaiters for your favourite outdoor activity is easy. Just check out this guide for the best gaiters. You can read the original article here: Hiking Gaiters for Every Activity from Mountaineering to Trail Running. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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Offended by Netflix show, Madhya Pradesh home minister orders probe

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra said on Sunday that he found a Netflix show, A Suitable Boy, “very offensive”, and directed state police to investigate the show. An episode Mishra referred to has a scene depicting a kiss in a temple, and this seems to have upset the right wing, which orchestrated a trend to #BanNetflix over the weekend (again, after having done so following similarly mass-produced outrage for a different show in May). In a later tweet, Mishra said that an FIR has...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Censorship, Bbc, Netflix, Madhya Pradesh, Mishra, Central Board of Film Certification, Rewa, Bollywood Hungama, Vikram Seth, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Online content regulation, Monika Shergill, Babul Supriyo



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