Hanauma Bay reopens, schools face deep budget cuts, Health Department to scale back contact tracing, Maui dogs sniff out COVID-19, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hanauma Bay snorkeling spot ©2020 All Hawaii News Hanauma Bay Is Reopening — But Capacity Will Be Limited. The county nature park is one of Hawaii’s most popular tourist attractions, but fewer visitors will be allowed in, face masks will be mandatory and nonresidents will pay more in fees. Civil Beat.Hanauma Bay Reopening Today Under City Guidelines. Prior to the shutdown, as many as 3,000 residents and tourists entered the marine sanctuary daily. Hawaii Public Radio.City reopens Hanauma ...
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The Ultimate Guide to a Vegas Garden Wedding You’ll Never Forget

Everyone wants an original wedding. The trouble with getting married in Vegas is that it’s one of the most popular destinations in the world when you’re looking to elope. Brides shy away from the cliche of a Vegas shotgun wedding in hopes of creating a more cosmopolitan experience. But you can have it both ways. Here’s how to plan the ultimate Vegas garden wedding you’ll never forget.  Planning a Las Vegas Wedding You don’t need to roll through a drive-thru for your wedding to...
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An old-style Tokyo drinker in an old-style outdoor setting

The masks are a bit of a giveaway of course, but those aside, the scene, and indeed the people seen in it, are surprisingly timeless.
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Christmas Gifting - Spicy Harissa Paste

Harissa is a spicy chilli paste from North Africa and makes for a wonderful edible Christmas gift. If you have any chilli lovers they'll appreciate a jar of this authentic North African harissa!
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Another Way

A friend and I downloaded an app called Flash Invaders which is a way of keeping track of all of the Space Invaders that you see. There are over 1000 in Paris alone. The artist has done them all over the world. It’s an interesting way to walk around Paris looking for them. It’s hard to find exact addresses but you can find streets they are on. We walked on some new to me streets and found a few here in the 15th arrondissement where I live but it is such a huge arrondissement that it will take mo...
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2020 Holiday Sale

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2020 Holiday Sale 2020 Holiday Sale: Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers the Gift of Travel* with 20% savings on select 2021 Mediterranean and Northern Europe voyages. The Gift of Travel goes beyond the material and provides experiences and memories to be shared and cherished for years to come. From Dubrovnik’s ancient streets to Iceland’s famed Blue Lagoon to Jerusalem’s sacred antiquities, unforgettable opportunities await. Use your $500 Shipboard Credit to explore f...
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Local Measure Achieves AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Status

Local Measure, customer service made simple, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Travel and Hospitality Competency status. This designation recognizes that Local Measure has demonstrated deep experience helping customers transform their businesses from behind-the-scenes operational efficiencies to guest-facing customer experiences. The launch of the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency comes at a crucial time for the industry as it looks to innovate to address ...
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Improving the Hotel Bottom-Line Begins With Knowing How to Read a P&L | By David Eisen

Here's the bottom line..." It's a familiar turn of phrase that is succeeded by the speaker getting to the sum or crux of the issue—the overarching point.
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Southwest Airlines is preparing to furlough nearly 7,000 workers for the first time in its history

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly. Lawrence Jenkins/Getty Images Southwest Airlines just sent 6,828 workers WARN notices after it couldn't come to an agreement with employees to take a pay cut to avoid furloughs. Ramp workers and flight attendants are among the most impacted workgroup with over 4,000 WARN notices issued between them. Workgroups that accept Southwest's proposed temporary pay cuts will be exempt from any furlough.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly 7,000 Sout...
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OPEC+ Clinches Compromise on Gradual Easing of Output Cuts - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Clinches Compromise on Gradual Easing of Output Cuts - Bloomberg OPEC+ agreed to ease oil-output cuts next year after almost a week of fraught negotiations that exposed a new rift at the heart of the cartel.The group will add 500,000 barrels a day of production to the market in January, and ministers will then hold monthly consultations to decide on the next steps.That’s a much shorter time frame than OPEC+ usually operates under, and before this week the expectation had been that the grou...
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Brent rises to highest since March after OPEC+ output cut deal | Reuters

Brent rises to highest since March after OPEC+ output cut deal | Reuters Global benchmark Brent crude prices rose 1% to their highest since early March on Thursday on renewed hopes for a U.S. stimulus deal and after major oil producers agreed to increase output by a modest 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) from January.The increase means the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia, a group known as OPEC+, would move to cutting production by 7.2 million bpd, or 7% of globa...
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STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 28 November

STR data for 22-28 November 2020 showed Canada's hotel industry with slightly lower occupancy from the previous week.
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Ryanair just placed a massive order for more Boeing 737 Max jets intended to cram as many passengers into a plane as possible

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty Ryanair just upped its Boeing 737 Max order by 75 aircraft for a total of 210 in a $22 billion order. The Boeing 737 Max 8200, as Ryanair calls it, will seat 197 passengers in a high-density configuration ideal for low-cost operations. Deliveries will begin in spring 2021 with Ryanair expecting all of the aircraft by 2025.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ireland's Ryanair is the latest carrier to seek out more B...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Adds Longer Cruises in 2022-2023

Norwegian Cruise Line is planning something new for 13 of its 18 ships.  Beginning in winter 2022 and continuing into 2023, Norwegian has announced a slew of longer cruises and itineraries that spend more time in port. Norwegian Longer Cruises are “Extraordinary Journeys” The new Read More The post Norwegian Cruise Line Adds Longer Cruises in 2022-2023 appeared first on .
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Delta is launching a new passengers contact-tracing initiative as new lockdowns ruin the airline's plans to stop burning through cash

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 XWB. viper-zero / Delta Air Lines is introducing a voluntary contact tracing program for international arrivals to the US. Passengers will be asked for their full name, email address, contact numbers, and address in the US to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CEO Ed Bastian announced in the same memo that the airline will not achieve its goal of daily losses of $10 million for the fourth quarter and will fall short...
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21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
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Foundation Risk Partners Signs with InsuraGuest to Lower Insurance Premiums and Transfer Risks for Hotel Clients

InsuraGuest's Hospitality Liability and tech platform enables hotel operators to transfer small property and medical guest claims to lower general liability premiums and generate additional revenue
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 28 November

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy fell to its lowest level since late May, according to the latest data from STR through 28 November. 22-28 November 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019):
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When is enough, enough?

Today, I have a serious question that I need an answer to. And like all times when I don't know where to go for counsel, I turn to my blog.  The question is, when do you think you know you've tried enough? How long can you continue to try to make things work when you know that the other side is not reciprocating at all? When do you give up if you know that all the effort you are making will eventually go down the drain?I don't know how to explain the predicament that I am in without going into s...
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ITB Berlin and IPK International: High travel satisfaction in summer despite COVID-19

ITB Berlin publishes new results of the second COVID-19 study of IPK international - Germans were very satisfied with their outbound travel experiences in times of Corona - Increase in travel intentions abroad for the next 12 months - Travel security remains a central topic
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Sonesta Announces The Addition Of Over 100 Hotels To Portfolio

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced the addition of 102 properties to its global hotel portfolio. 99 of the hotels have already been reflagged as Sonesta on 12/1, and the three remaining hotels, located in Canada and Puerto Rico, will be reflagged later in the month. All the hotels are owned by Service Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SVC).
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On the journey to post-pandemic recovery, hoteliers need to be clever about which revenue intelligence solutions they invest in | By Michail Tzouvelekis

The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the profitability of the global hospitality industry, which in turn has accelerated its digital transformation, both front and back of house. Thousands of revenue managers have been furloughed or made redundant, and many of those still employed are either having to work remotely or are now responsible for a cluster of hotels, instead of being dedicated to a single property.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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How hotels should embrace change in 2021 and beyond

Humans aren't fond of change - it's deeply integrated in our DNA that we prefer the safe and known. But this year has promoted the exact opposite. The coronavirus has forced us to meet 'the new normal' and although we might not like it, we must embrace it in order to survive. And we can. After all, that's what we humans are best at; adapting to survive. In the hospitality industry, Covid-19 has caused millions of closed businesses, people being fired or furloughed, and a growing feeling o...
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Live: Hospitality Marketplace. #Justpitchit Day 3 - Focus on Operations Technology

Between December 1 to 4, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm CET, 40 companies will meet online to inspire the world of hospitality and travel tech. Brave leaders, industry pioneers, innovators and rule-breakers to show hoteliers "the reason why" their offers, their products and their services are the best fits in the market.
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The Automat Concept – What’s Old Is New Again With Technology: Opportunity for Hotels | By Fred DeMicco

A restaurant without waiters or workers behind the counter seems like an idea from the future; Ironically, this is an idea of the past. This concept is called an Automat, it was popularized in the early 1900s after the Spanish Flu Pandemic (Figure 1). Horn & Hardart, the largest Automat opened in New York in 1912 without any visible employees' whatsoever costumers inserted their money into a glass-enclosed kiosk and enjoyed a steaming plate of freshly made food (Strauss, 2019). The Automa...
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Four Seasons Reveals What’s New For 2021 And Beyond

Whether making plans to travel, dreaming of future travel or simply looking to enjoy a new local experience, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts reveals what to look forward to from the world's leading luxury hospitality company next year.
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Easy Spinach & Cheese Croissants and At-Home New Year’s Eve Ideas

This recipe for Spinach & Cheese Croissants was sponsored by HelloFresh. All opinions, as always, are my own. I only write about and recommend products I use and love myself. I’ve had a few readers ask me tips on how to throw a small scale New Year’s Eve party with recipes that are still festive, yet... The post Easy Spinach & Cheese Croissants and At-Home New Year’s Eve Ideas appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
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Accessible Tourism Identified as ‘Game Changer’ for Destinations

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a 'game changer' for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic. A new set of Inclusive Recovery Guides from the World Tourism Organization, produced in partnership with the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), the ONCE Foundation of Spain and Travability from Australia, makes clear the importance of placing inclusivity at the centre of recovery plans and...
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SBI’s YONO app suffers system outage

State Bank of India’s (SBI) flagship mobile banking application, YONO, has been facing issues for the past few days, with customers raising their concerns on social media. In a tweet on Thursday, the bank said that the mobile banking app has been impacted by a system outage and that necessary steps were being taken to restore services. One of the banks’ customers tweeted that they could not access the app for the past two days, nor could they log on to their internet banking account. Another cus...
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