Guest Post: Amy Kortuem

    Bonjour!   My name is Amy.  Here is my story .  It’s about  adventu re. S urprise.  D isappointment.  M usic ,  art ,  discove ry .  It’s even a little juicy.        First, I am from North Mankato, Minnesota. I live in a charming old Craftsman-style bungalow   that I love   despite  its quirks,  creaks , crookedness ,   and  the occasional wayward bat they are always gently  shepherded outside in a net , a ccompanied by lo...
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Julian Babin - Like A Tornado

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Restaurant Manager-Job opportunity in Canada

  Job description Terms of employment: Permanent, Full time 40 hours/week Start date: As soon as possible Benefits: Medical/Dental Benefit which comprises of Pharmaceuticals, Hospital Care, Paramedical, Medical Equipment, Travel, Visioncare, Long Term Disability, Basic and Optional Life, AD&D, and Critical Illness, along with an optional Group RSP, vehicle and cell phone allowances and free meals. Employment conditions: Early morning, Morning, Day, Evening, Weekend, Night   Job ...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Waikoloa At Sunset

Mahalo to Scot Cavagnaro for sharing this excellent Big Island sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Scot took this photo while visiting the Hawaiian Islands with his wife in October 2018. He tells us, “My wife and I spent 10 days on the islands. Didn’t wanna leave and can not wait to get back. We want to go back to Laie and check out Maui.” We hope you get back soon, too, Scot! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Waikoloa At Sunset appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Hawaii travel procedures still up in the air, Honolulu residents brave COVID-19 to go Black Friday shopping, Maui's Iao Valley reopens with new tourist fees, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige and Hawaii's mayors  Mayors seek travel rule changes amid surging coronavirus cases. The county mayors are proposing travel-related rule changes amid surging COVID-19 cases on the mainland and Hawaii, but so far their requests are just piling up on Gov. David Ige’s desk. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii sees one of its busiest travel days of the pandemic, despite CDC guidance. Despite the CDC warning people to stay home for Thanksgiving, Hawaii saw one its busiest travel days since t...
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Oil prices post weekly gain ahead of OPEC+ meeting | Reuters

Oil prices post weekly gain ahead of OPEC+ meeting | Reuters Oil prices were mixed on Friday but posted a fourth straight week of gains ahead of an OPEC+ meeting early next week.Brent crude January futures rose 38 cents to settle at $48.18 a barrel, while the more active February contract gained 46 cents to $48.25.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 18 cents to settle at $45.53 a barrel.Brent rose 7.2% over the week, while WTI gained 8% for the week. Encouraging news on potenti...
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Kuro, Sydney

Kuro is a Japanese restaurant on Kent Street. Situated in the middle of a lot of office blocks it stands out with its golden lit minimalist white cup decoration among the grey concrete buildings. Kuro means Black in Japanese and we are visiting for dinner, where it becomes fine dining Japanese style.
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The best Black Friday luggage deals, including up to 60% off Tumi, Briggs & Riley, Travelpro, and Away

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Away As part of Black Friday 2020, you can find serious savings on luggage of all types.Even premium brands like Tumi, Briggs & Riley, Travelpro, Away, and more are up to 55% off, offering serious value for investment pieces that will last a lifetime.Some of our top overall picks in our guide to the best carry-on are also on sale.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice...
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All 11 US airlines are running Black Friday sales, but the meager discounts are just another sign of an industry in crisis — here's the list

Flying on a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider All 11 major US airlines are participating in Black Friday in which flyers can get the jump on deals for 2021 travel. Those not offering discounted flights are offering sale prices or bonuses when purchasing points or miles.  International flight deals are largely missing as travel restrictions continue to hinder where Americans can travel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Black Friday is here, ...
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#SaudiArabia seeks to resolve #Qatar crisis as ‘gift’ to Joe Biden | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia seeks to resolve Qatar crisis as ‘gift’ to Joe Biden | Financial Times Saudi Arabia has stepped up its efforts to resolve its more than three-year dispute with Qatar after US president Donald Trump’s election defeat, according to people briefed on the talks.  The move to end the Gulf states’ blockade of their gas-rich neighbour is being perceived as an attempt by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to curry favour with the incoming Biden administration and deliver a parting prese...
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Israel's Beitar Jerusalem says #AbuDhabi ruling family member looks to buy stake | Reuters

Israel's Beitar Jerusalem says Abu Dhabi ruling family member looks to buy stake | Reuters A member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family is looking to buy a roughly 50% stake of Israeli Premier League soccer club Beitar Jerusalem, the club’s owner said on Friday.Beitar said in September it was negotiating a possible investment by a group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a statement that followed the announcement that Israel and the UAE had agreed to normalize ties.Beitar owner Moshe Hogeg said in a ...
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More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.'

Katie Canales/Business Insider The COVID-19 pandemic has appeared to bolster an exodus from the pricey San Francisco Bay Area to more affordable locales, including Austin, Texas. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is among those who have announced their move to Austin in the last few months amid a widespread shift to remote work. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
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A Dog-Eat-Dog Business, Part 6 - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

People often ask what sort of contract I had with hotels. The answer is none. Staff called because I was easy to reach and quick to respond. Once they called a few times, they were not inclined to change.
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Best Black Friday Deals for LOCAL TRAVEL, Hikers and Outdoor Lovers

I've scoured the web for the best Black Friday deals on virtual and local travel and gear for hikers and outdoor lovers. Check it out. You can read the original article here: Best Black Friday Deals for LOCAL TRAVEL, Hikers and Outdoor Lovers. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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Hospitality Unsettled Podcast: E-Commerce 2

"Research is always important but especially in E-Commerce. Understanding what it is the customer is looking for rather than creating and delivering something simply because you like it."
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Sustainability In Tourism: The Socio-Cultural Lens | By Beatrice Venturini & Peter Varga

In October 2020, EHL hosted its annual Sustainability Week with a vast array of online seminars, activities and discussion panels. Considering the current impact on the hospitality industry of ongoing COVID-19, the theme of sustainable tourism is more than ever a relevant and urgent topic. Under the direction of Joshua Gan (EHL regional director Asia-Pacific), the issues concerning the socio-cultural aspect of sustainable tourism - its meaning and implementation - were thoughtfully turned...
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How Italy accidentally invented the perfect COVID-era hotel

Medieval architects, deserted towns and remote countryside -- what sounds like the ingredients for a horror movie could actually be the recipe for the perfect COVID-era hotel.
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2020 Travelodge Bizarre Requests Audit Results

Earlier this month, Travelodge, the UK's first budget hotel chain has revealed the top35 most interesting and bizarre requests that the company's 575 UK hotels teams have received during the last 12 months. With the company welcoming millions of business and leisure customers annually, the range of requests varies across the regions and seasonally. This year the hotel teams have even encountered a few interesting requests around social distancing.
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Horwath HTL Sentiment Survey: Australian Hotel Market And The Impact Of COVID-19 (Third Version)

In the five months since the Second Australian Hotel Sentiment Survey in mid-May 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to severely impact on the hospitality industry across the globe and at home.
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Mövenpick Adds More Top Locations

Since 1940 Mövenpick has been breathing the extra into the ordinary by taking special care over those little everyday things that make all the difference. That's the ethos its teams practice across 99 contemporary and upscale hotels, and which guests will discover in the 54 new establishments opening worldwide.
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Short-Term Rentals Outperformed Hotels In Select U.S. Markets During October

Short-term rentals in three key U.S. cities showed substantial month-to-month performance growth and posted higher occupancy than hotels in the market, according to October 2020 data from STR.
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London Short-Term Rental Occupancy Reaches Pre-Pandemic Levels

The short-term rental sector in London reached its highest occupancy level since February, according to October 2020 data from STR.
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Research Reveals UAE Residents Have Ambitious Travel Plans for 2021

UAE residents are already gearing up for a busy year of travel in 2021, according to new research conducted by Hilton in the UAE.
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'If the EU says we can’t open, they should pay': Italian ski resort awaits Covid ruling

Sestriere’s residents agree with Austria that EU should foot bill if Christmas skiing season cancelledCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePaolo Di Bendinoni’s grandmother Adelina began the family’s ski hire business in the winter of 1964, when she kept a few pairs of wooden skis and boots in her home that she would rent out to tourists as they got off the bus by the square in the alpine village of Sestriere.In the early days her trade came only at weekends, when a smatter...
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In major move, govt caps commissions, surge pricing charged by Ola, Uber

Cab aggregators such as Ola and Uber will now be able to pocket only 20% of fares as commission. Drivers will receive the lion’s share — 80% —, per guidelines issued by the Road Transport Ministry on Friday. In the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines, 2020, the Ministry has also capped surge pricing at 1.5 times the base fare. We have reached out to Ola and Uber for comment and will update the story when they respond. The government had last year amended the Motor Vehicles Act, by identifying ag...
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US Intelligence Chief warns of China’s dominance in crypto-currencies: Report

The United States’ Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe warned of China’s growing influence in the crypto-currency universe in a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Washington Examiner reported. Ratcliffe, in his letter, says that more than half the world’s crypto-currency mining operations take place in China and that China’s own Central Bank-backed Digital Currency (CBDCs) would make it tough for US-based companies to compete. The report says that Ratcliffe ...
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Justice Prathiba M Singh calls for adjudicatory mechanism for streaming services, broadcasters

Delhi High Court judge Justice Prathiba M Singh called for an adjudicatory mechanism to regulate streaming platforms and broadcasters on Wednesday. “Unchecked growth [of OTT streaming platforms] could also lead to sudden disruption, especially because there are local issues and sensitivities which would get affected,” Singh said, recommending something akin to the neutral adjudicatory system established by the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy that is used for resolving domain name d...
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Digital travel company has revealed nine predictions for the future of travel. The research includes data from more than 20,000 travellers across 28 countries and territories, including India.
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Out Of Isolation: 3 Rules For Employee Mental Health

Duty of care for companies is typically focused on protocol and practicalities such as travel alerts and tracking. But there's no doubt that the link between mental health, lockdowns, and the associated uncertainties of the pandemic is real. We cannot talk about duty of care in isolation, without addressing one of the most pressing issues of the current climate.
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BharatPe looks to expand loan offerings, launch cards

After launching loans for its small and medium-sized merchants last year, BharatPe is looking to expand its financial services stack with working-capital loans, credit cards and other loan products, its newly appointed group president Suhail Sameer told MediaNama. BharatPe’s was recently valued at $500 million backed by investors like Sequoia Capital, hedge fund Coatue Management and Insight Partners. With a user base of over 5 million merchants, the company is now setting its sights on becom...
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