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13% of travelers to Hawaii test positive for COVID-19, Kauai seeks to opt out of Safe Travels program, Honolulu limits Thanksgiving parties to 5 people, unemployment tax expected to triple, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Travelers get screened at Honolulu airport PC:state of HawaiiTravelers testing positive up fourfold in November. Travel-related COVID-19 cases in Hawaii have more than quadrupled since the state began allowing nonessential travel in October, according to new data released by the state Department of Health. State health officials said Tuesday that 13% of travelers to Hawaii tested positive for COVID-19 in November, up from 3% in October, even though the total number of COVID-19 cases in g...
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Sacramentans Weigh Travel Decisions

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Cafe 0.6, Alexandria

0.6 Cafe is spacious cafe and homewares store offering Instagram friendly food and drinks. The Japanese and Asian style food is as delicious as it looks and there are fresh smoothies and interesting drinks as well.
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The best Black Friday 2020 travel deals for domestic getaways — with flexible booking dates through the end of 2021 and beyond

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Getty Images/Yumi mini Due to COVID-19, the travel industry has been upended throughout 2020.Hotels and booking sites are still offering significant savings for Black Friday 2020, Cyber Monday 2020, and Travel Tuesday 2020 (December 1). However, with the pandemic continuing, many people aren't sure if travel is safe right now, or when they will be able to safely ...
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Oil’s Surge Toward $50 Risks Giving OPEC+ Yet Another Headache - Bloomberg

Oil’s Surge Toward $50 Risks Giving OPEC+ Yet Another Headache - Bloomberg With OPEC+ just days from meeting, those countries who favor ratcheting up oil production may be finding some support for their arguments from surging prices. Headline futures contracts jumped 30% this month with Brent at one point on Wednesday hitting $48.75 a barrel, the highest since March. Critically though, a much more fundamental shift has taken place in the forward curve, which offers clues about traders’ perspecti...
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Oil rallies past eight-month high on U.S. crude inventory draw, vaccine hopes | Reuters

Oil rallies past eight-month high on U.S. crude inventory draw, vaccine hopes | Reuters Oil prices climbed nearly 2% to their highest in more than eight months on Wednesday, as data showing a surprise drop in weekly U.S. crude inventories extended a rally driven by hopes that a COVID-19 vaccine will boost fuel demand.Brent crude rose 75 cents, or 1.6%, to settle at $48.61 a barrel, its highest since early March.U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude also closed at its highest since early March, risi...
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Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. Assumes Management of Two Additional Hotels

WILLIAMSBURG, VA —Newport Hospitality Group Inc., (Newport), a leading hotel management company, has recently been selected to manage two additional hotels.
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Oil Tanker Owner Says Ship Attacked in #Saudi Arabian Red Sea - Bloomberg

Oil Tanker Owner Says Ship Attacked in Saudi Arabian Red Sea - Bloomberg An oil tanker came under attack while at a Saudi Arabian terminal in the Red Sea about 125 miles north of the country’s border with Yemen, according to the vessel’s owner.The Agrari, a so-called Aframax-class vessel able to haul about 700,000 barrels of oil, was holed about 1 meter above the waterline in the incident, a statement distributed on behalf of the carrier’s owner said. The incident took place as the ship was prep...
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How hotel sales teams can do more with less during times of change | By Ryan Hamilton

Few have felt the impacts of COVID-19 more than the hotel industry. Fortunately, however, recovery seems to be on the horizon. Recently, U.S. hotel weekly occupancy hit 50% for the second time since the pandemic's low point, according to STR's latest data.
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listening to joni: #16: taming the tiger

Taming the Tiger, 1998Taming the Tiger is markedly different than Joni's previous album, Turbulent Indigo. Where Turbulent Indigo is dark, intense, and enigmatic, and the lyrics largely topical, this one has a light, lyrical feel, the music shimmering and weightless, the lyrics more personal. Many critics regard it as Joni's best "latter day" album, perhaps because it's more accessible. I wouldn't go that far -- Turbulent Indigo and Night Ride Home are both better, in my view -- but Taming the...
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Hawaii travel news: Kauai seeking to opt out of pre-travel testing program. CVS tells Hawaii travelers to seek other testing plans.

North Shore Kauai Kauai seeking to opt out of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program starting December 1, 2020 Yesterday, Kauai’s Mayor Kawakami requested approval to opt out of the state of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program starting December 1, 2020. If approved all travelers to Kauai would be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of testing. Here’s an except from the County of Kauai’s announcement. On Tuesday, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami forwarded to Gov. David Ige proposed...
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Global Tourism Plastics Initiative Welcomes 26 New Signatories

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the global tourism value chain. Led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common goal of addressing the root causes of plastic pollution.
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Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about safety

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
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Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about the safety of the plane

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Ubs, Aviation


Deep losses for Middle East carriers to continue in 2021: IATA | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Deep losses for Middle East carriers to continue in 2021: IATA | ZAWYA MENA Edition Airlines in the Middle East will see an improvement in business next year after a difficult period in 2020, but they will continue to burn through cash, with estimated losses in the industry expected to reach $3.3 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).The projected losses in 2021 will be nearly half this year’s revenue drop of $7.1 billion, which is still a “worrisome” picture f...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf shares extend gains on upbeat global outlook | Nasdaq

Major Gulf markets rallied on Wednesday as investors cheered the prospects of a faster-than-expected global economic recovery, driven mainly by encouraging news on the COVID-19 vaccine development front.Financial markets worldwide have gained in the past couple of weeks as U.S. drugmakers Pfizer Inc PFE.N and Moderna Inc MRNA.O as well as British firm AstraZeneca AZN.L released positive data on the effectiveness of their vaccine candidates.Aiding sentiment, the uncertainty over presidential tran...
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MHA Unlock guidelines: Govt recommends businesses with more than 50 employees to use Aarogya Setu OpenAPI Service

The Indian government has recommended organisations and businesses with more than 50 employees to use the Aarogya Setu OpenAPI service. The Open API Services Portal, launched in August, allows third-party apps to integrate health check features to detect potential COVID-19 patients. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued the latest Unlock guidelines, which will be in effect from December 1 to December 31, 2020. The ministry had earlier issued guidelines on September 30, 2020, wh...
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Black Friday Deals 2020

The Black Friday vibe this year is different. We may not know what we are doing tomorrow, and not be in the right mood of planning any trip, right now. While we are living in the pandemic, with the feeling of uncertainty looming over us, we should try to do everything to keep the spirit […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Deutsche Hospitality relies on dailypoint

Deutsche Hospitality presented its new loyalty and rewards program "H Rewards" in summer 2020. With the bonus program, Deutsche Hospitality opened up a significantly expanded benefits package for all guests of its five brands. Behind one of the most modern and efficient hotel bonus programs is dailypoint™.
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Accor takes full ownership of sbe hotel brands

As part of its simplification and asset-light strategy, and with the ambition of accelerating its momentum in the fast-growing Lifestyle hospitality sector, Accor today announces the signing of binding agreements on a new sbe Group's ownership structure.
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Kalibri Labs Industry Health Dashboard Updated - 11/24/20

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ALICE Announced as the Hotel Operations Technology Provider for Curator Hotel & Resort Collection

ALICE, a leading hospitality operations and management platform, is pleased to announce that it is the preferred operations technology provider for Curator Hotel & Resort Collection, a hand-selected collection of small brands and independent lifestyle hotels and resorts worldwide. In selecting ALICE as their preferred operations technology provider, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is ensuring its properties have the proper tools for its hotels and staff to provide a superior guest exper...
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The Whole Sometimes Costs More Than The Sum Of The Parts | By Benoit Gateau-Cumin

Lou Hammond Associates, one of my all-time favorite hospitality PR firms, happens to represent the 113-year-old Fifth Avenue Association. The association was the first endeavor of its kind to realize the need to create mutually advantageous ties between and among its members. One does not eat all day, one does not buy jewelry all day, one does not shop all day nor does one get beauty care or spa services all day. For all I know, one does not either sleep all day, visit art galleries all d...
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Kerala High Court tells state to install tracking devices on all public transport vehicles by Jan 1, 2021

The Kerala High Court has directed the state government to ensure that vehicle tracking systems (VTS) and emergency buttons are installed in all public transport vehicles except e-rickshaws and three-wheelers by January 1, 2021. The court issued the order, in two public interest litigations (PILs) which sought strict implementation of provisions in the Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 dealing with emergency buttons for the sake of women’s safety. Jaffer Khan, who presented himself as a human ri...
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Running a global hospitality business in a pandemic

Minor International is a hospitality industry powerhouse. Based in Bangkok, Minor operates more than 530 hotels in 56 countries, with a large presence in Asia (where it operates chains across the region, including the Anantara luxury hotel brand), Europe (where it runs the NH chain of hotels), and Africa. The company also owns brands in the well-being and lifestyle sectors and runs 2,300 restaurants. Founded in 1967 by American William Heinecke, who was then 17 years old (hence the name M...
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What Hotel Marketers Think About Black Friday and Cyber Monday

As Thanksgiving approaches, so do the traditional sales days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But this year, many businesses are stretching out their sales to start earlier and last longer, including many hotels. During a recent call, members of HSMAI's Marketing Advisory Board (MAB) discussed their sale plans and how coronavirus has changed how they traditionally execute them. Here are key takeaways from their discussion:
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Phocuswright: Travel Not Expected to Fully Recover from Covid-19 Before 2025

Travel will begin to pick up in 2021 but the sector is not expected to fully recover from the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis before 2025, according to a study of global tourism industry research company Phocuswright.
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To be Open is to have Courage | By Akanksha Ghildiyal

'Openness' means different things to different people. To some, it's the courage to try new experiences or to be vulnerable, while to others it equates to transparency.
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Challenges In China’s Grand National Strategy For Modernisation Its Tourism Offering

Tourism is a core, but highly volatile, component of China's grand national strategy for modernisation, according to Dr Eric Chan of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a co-author in a recently published research paper. The researchers find that less developed areas in particular desperately need to retain people and resources to strengthen their tourism offering. Drawing on a rich dataset of personal narratives, the study sheds l...
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Thailand’s hotel profits continue to tumble as neighbours start to recover

As new data reveals the continuing impact of COVID-19, top speakers head to the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit from 1-2 December 2020 to tackle the industry's biggest issues at South East Asia Hotel Investors' Summit 2020
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