Ige signs 16th proclamation limiting quarantine-free travel to negative coronavirus tests, Honolulu throws out most COVID-19 citations, Kauai records first COVID-19 death, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii hotel beach scene ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s hotel industry is still struggling despite tourism reopening, and isn’t expected to break even in 2021. A new annual Hawaii hotel forecast prepared by STR for the Hawaii Tourism Authority estimates that by the end of 2021, statewide occupancy will have hit only 46.3%, still short of the 50% to 60% occupancy that the industry needs to break even. Star-Advertiser.=====Concerns raised over state’s new quarantine plan. A new 14-day quara...
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A Tokyo dog that’s a best friend and a drinking buddy

Sometimes, some scenes, seem to exist for the sole purpose of simply making people smile.
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ADORABLE Pumpkin Bread Rolls!

These pumpkin bread rolls are as deliciously soft and tasty as they are adorable and are shaped like small pumpkins. Inside they are filled with a savoury chilli and spring onion cream cheese filling. These pumpkin dinner rolls are perfect for the Thanksgiving table or just because!
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Where to Go Snowshoeing in Banff National Park

Snowshoeing in Banff National Park is a fun, invigorating way to spend time outdoors in winter. It’s hard to beat rosy cheeks and the glow you get after a few hours outdoors in Mother Nature. In Banff National Park, there are loads of trails to choose from – including some that will get your heart pounding for hours at a time. Don’t worry though. There are plenty of easy, family-friendly options for those of you who just want to break up the day and get out for an hour or two. No matter where ...
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If it isn’t raining I usually try and get outside during this confinement. The other evening there were no clouds and no wind so I set out along the Seine again on Swan Island. A lot of other people had the same idea. It was like this the day before-very dense fog. Here’s the walkway that runs along the middle of the island with the Seine on either side. Lights were coming on in the boats moored along the river. This Viking river boat is lighting up too. It’s the first ...
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The capture of government by the science establishment

This is an extract from the current draft of the book I’m writing on pandemics. In this book I will not be discussing or debating the merits of lockdowns. I have discussed that issue at length in my complaint to the International Criminal Court. In that complaint I showed that there is no basis for […]
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Oil closes at highest level since March on vaccine trials, Biden transition | Reuters

Oil closes at highest level since March on vaccine trials, Biden transition | Reuters Oil rose about 4% on Tuesday to touch highs not seen since March as a third promising coronavirus vaccine raised hope for fuel- demand recovery and U.S. President-elect Joseph Biden began his transition to the White House.Brent crude settled at $47.86 a barrel, gaining $1.80, or 3.9%. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled at $44.91 a barrel, rising $1.85, or 4.3%.Both benchmarks ended at their highest clos...
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The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood Debuts with Landmark Signing of First Three Properties by 8M Real Estate

Oakwood® today announced the launch of The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood, a new brand which allows for a curation of independent properties that retain their unique positioning yet leverage Oakwood's hospitality management expertise and distribution network. The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood will strengthen the group's market potential through distinctive residential spaces that celebrate individualism. In a landmark partnership with 8M Real Estate, Oakwood will manage its first three...
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Nearly the same amount of planes are in the air above North America ahead of Thanksgiving this year compared to last year. Here's what that looks like.

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320. Angel Millions of people are flying ahead of Thanksgiving this week, and Flightradar24, a live air travel tracker, shows what that looks like.  Although the airlines are seeing their busiest stretch yet since March, air travel is still at a fraction of last year's levels.  The US Centers for Disease Control is advising that people avoid Thanksgiving travel to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.  Visit Business Insider's home...
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Hawaii vacation news: November 24, 2020

* Today marks the start of the new travel restriction that requires travelers to have their negative test result before the departure time of their final leg of travel to Hawaii as we reported on Friday. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the final leg of departure by a testing partner approved by the state of Hawaii. If a traveler does not have their result prior to the departure of their final flight, the traveler must quarantine for 14 days even if a negative test result is received a...
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Silversea Cruises: 2022/2023 Itineraries

CLICK TO VIEW 2022 2023 ITINERARIES AT A GLANCE Silversea Cruises: 2022/2023 Itineraries Silversea Cruises has just released their 2022/2023 itineraries. You can view the itinerary at a glance by clicking the image to the right. We shared with you last week that Silversea Cruises is now more all-inclusive than ever .  And it all begins with their 2022 cruises. Silversea Cruises 2022 & 2023 Collection For 2022 & 2023, the Silversea collection will include: 315 new voyages on 10 ships begin...
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Buying a hotel: never without a good liability guarantee agreement! | By Christopher Boinet

With an asset and liability guarantee agreement (Garantie d'actif et de passif, or GAP, under French law), the buyer obtains a contractual warranty for ensuring that the price it is paying matches the value of the company being sold. A post-sale tax adjustment or industrial tribunal proceedings in favour of an employee? A GAP agreement covers disputes prior to the sale, if these disputes were undeclared or if insufficient provisions were made for them.
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Top 10 hotel trends in 2020: Are they here to stay? | By Heidi Banak

Back when we were all naïve enough to think that 2020's biggest headache would be a seemingly endless year of political campaign ads, hotels and resorts in the U.S. were poised to enjoy the fruits of a robust economy. But the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic threw the industry into chaos, forcing hotels and resorts to not only rethink their strategies for the year, but in many cases to completely overhaul their operations.
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Oil hits highest since March collapse on vaccine, Biden transition | Reuters

Oil hits highest since March collapse on vaccine, Biden transition | Reuters Oil hit its highest since in March on Tuesday, rising towards $47 a barrel, as a third promising coronavirus vaccine spurred demand recovery hopes and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden received the go-ahead to begin his transition.AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 shot was 70% effective in trials and could be up to 90% effective, giving the fight against the pandemic a third vaccine. This follows positive results fro...
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Accor doubles down on lifestyle and enters into exclusive negotiations with Ennismore

Accor & Ennismore today announced they are entering into exclusive negotiations to form the world's leading lifestyle operator in the hospitality sector, focusing on one of the fastest growing segments of the industry.
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Sabic Is Said to Consider IPO of Specialty Chemicals Business - Bloomberg

Sabic Is Said to Consider IPO of Specialty Chemicals Business - Bloomberg Saudi Basic Industries Corp. is considering an initial public offering of its multibillion-dollar specialty chemicals unit, people familiar with the matter said.Sabic is speaking with advisers as it weighs a potential listing of the business as early as 2021, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is private. Specialty chemicals, which Sabic recently carved out as a separate unit, generate about $2 bill...
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Most Middle East markets end higher as investors cheer Biden transition, vaccine progress | Reuters

Most markets end higher as investors cheer Biden transition, vaccine progress | Reuters Most major Gulf markets closed higher on Tuesday, tracking gains on global bourses, helped by a formal transition nod for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and new coronavirus vaccine developments.U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday gave the head of the General Services Administration the go-ahead to proceed with a transition to a government led by Biden despite plans to continue with legal challenges.Global f...
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Oaky Provides Oracle Cloud and Opera Cloud Property Management System Customers with Automated Digital Upselling

Oaky, the leading upselling tool for hotels and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today that they have achieved Integrated with Oracle Cloud Expertise. Oaky is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace offering added value to Oracle Cloud customers. Oaky on Oracle Cloud Marketplace enables hoteliers to browse best-selling upsell offers, add personalised guest-facing deals to their platform, and promote upsell offers through perfectly-timed guest communication. Guests ...
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RMS Unveils New and Improved Internet Booking Engine

RMS North America, a provider of fully integrated, cloud-based reservation and property management systems to 6,000 properties in the hospitality industry, unveiled its updated internet booking engine (IBE) to address the needs of modern travelers and help property owners increase their direct bookings.
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Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
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Here's everything you need to know and check before returning to the skies this holiday season

Travelers taking to the skies this holiday season will be greeted by an entirely new travel experience, one unlike anything seen before the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Flyers returning to the skies for the upcoming holiday season will be met with an entirely new travel experience. Health and safety is the new priority with revamped procedures at nearly every airport and on every airline. Airline schedules are constantly changing but travelers ca...
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How Digitalizing the Workforce with Beekeeper Helped Jurys Inn Engage All Employees During the Pandemic and Better Prepare Us for the Next Normal

When you are a hotel group operating 49 corporate, leisure, and lifestyle hotels across the United Kingdom and Ireland, a pandemic can have a devastating impact on employee communication if digital safeguards are not in place. When the 2020 pandemic first hit, Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotel Group had to close all but three of our properties that remained open to accommodate essential workers. Most of our 3,000 employees were furloughed. Thankfully, when we needed to bring our people back in J...
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DoT to put out policy soon for public WiFi hotspot proliferation: official

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will put out a policy soon for the proliferation of public WiFi hotspots, a senior official said. “In the very near future, we are going to come out with a policy which will enable proliferation of public WiFi hotspots,” DoT Member (Technology) K Ramchand said at the Broadband India Forum’s India Satcom event (broadcast here). “The demand for bandwidth for providing these hotspots will be there, and we’ll try to use all technologies, including satellite...
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COVID-19 has ushered in a new kind of vacation: the ultra-exclusive road trip for the uber-wealthy traveler

Luxury travel company All Roads North and luxury community Exclusive Resorts now offer discreet, nearly private seven- to nine-night excursions. Napa Valley Wine Train; Samantha Lee/Business Insider For the better part of a year, the novel coronavirus has put many aspects of life on hold — or on Zoom. But for those with enough money to spend, not even a deadly, contagious virus is reason to let their wanderlust go unsatiated. Instead, they can take a trip along the California coastline, sto...
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Not possible to fulfil broadband goals without satellite internet: DoT official

“The Prime Minister in his Independence Day celebration address gave the target of a 1,000 days to [get broadband to 600,000 Indian villages]. It’s not possible, seeing the terrain and geography of this country to reach all these villages through fibre and terrestrial micro-wave communications. There will be areas where they need to get connected through satellite communications,” said K Ramchand, Member (Technology) at the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Ramchand made these remarks duri...
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How we travel now: a guide for getting from here to there in a suddenly static world

Juice Flair/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider I've spent much of the seven months since John Prine died from complications related to COVID-19 going through the master songwriter's sizable catalog. That has afforded me the time not just to wallow in the over-the-top good stuff ("Sam Stone," "Paradise," "Lake Marie"), but also to root around the back of the catalog, where the undeservedly under-heard stuff lives. To continually discover Prine's habit of slipping bits of wisdom and...
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CRM - the Central Element of Success

Hardly any industry collects as much data about its customers as the hotel industry. Along the Customer Journey, each guest leaves hundreds, if not thousands, of digital traces. Modern hoteliers, especially in a post-COVID world must be able to make profit from the opportunities data offers. This requires the definition of a sustainable digitalization and CRM strategy. But what does it look like?
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Hyper-personalized, Fully-automated, and Real-time Omnichannel Marketing Through Open Customer Data Management Platforms Will Shape the Future of Hotel Marketing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the hospitality industry for years to come, it is even more important for hoteliers to invest in the right tools and technology in order to capitalize on what travel demand remains. Our mission at NextGuest is to help hoteliers continue to generate revenue through digital engagement by providing integrated technology, marketing, and consulting, closing the gap between traditional CRM solutions and digital marketing services.
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What Is Development Management?

Project Development Management (308)Development management is the strategic planning, administration and controlling of a project during its development life cycle, from project planning through to construction completion and project exit. It is performed to minimize project and financial risk while maximizing profit for the developer.
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The Right CRM Software is Essential for Success in a Post-COVID World, Here’s Why.

The pandemic has changed the world in so many ways, including guest behaviors and priorities. In times of crisis, humans tend to move down Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to prioritize food, security, and safety. But as we enter 2021, we move beyond basic survival to realize a renewed sense of optimism and, perhaps more importantly, a desire to start a new chapter with the new year.
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