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Hawaii National Guard COVID-19 response funding extended, Board of Education approves deep budget cuts, Honolulu theBus driver dies from coronavirus, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii National Guard moves PPE in April file photo Feds Extend Funding For Hawaii National Guard’s COVID-19 Response. The federal government will continue to compensate the Hawaii National Guard’s COVID-19 response in the islands through March 31, the White House announced Thursday. Civil Beat.Trump extends funding for National Guard coronavirus duty in Hawaii and most other states. President Donald Trump today approved funding requests from Hawaii and most other states to continue Natio...
Tags: Travel, Congress, California, White House, City, Hawaii, Boe, Donald Trump, DOE, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Trump, Honolulu


GOT TATTOOS? No Service For You!

This nice young man threw a tantrum after being denied access to the shops. First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the homeless, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not homeless. Then they came for the tattooed, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not tattooed. Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me. Got tattoos No service for you. Not only are tattoos a...
Tags: Travel, Japan, US, America, Tokyo, Erika, Keio University, Gilligan, Waseda University, Saitama, Roppongi, Chandon, Kanagawa, Yuigahama, Enoshima, Zushi


My latest posts are now found here

It is impossible to know what Facebook “accepts” and what they ban you for. I’ll now post some of my latest tweets or Parler posts on this blog post. Visit this post when you have a moment. Also, to ensure that this post remains at the top in my Facebook profile, I’ll delete all content […]
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Felix Bistro and Bar, Sydney CBD

Felix on Ash Street has a bustling French bistro atmosphere. The menu has a classic French menu with soufflé, steak frites and Cote de boeuf but if that sounds too rich there's also a menu with fresh, cold seafood dishes.
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Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the #UAE- #Israel Peacemaker: Bloomberg 50 2020 - Bloomberg

Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE-Israel Peacemaker: Bloomberg 50 2020 - Bloomberg The decision by the United Arab Emirates’ de facto leader could prove to be the most consequential diplomatic breakthrough in the Middle East in a generation. MBZ, as he’s widely known, has pursued an aggressive foreign policy, deploying military power (participating in wars in Yemen and Libya) and engaging in economic activity (investing in ports along the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa) to allow his tiny...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Israel, Bloomberg, Iran, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Uae, Red Sea, Horn of Africa, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Qatar, #SaudiArabia Say They’re Closer to Ending Gulf Rift - Bloomberg

Qatar, Saudi Arabia Say They’re Closer to Ending Gulf Rift - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia and Qatar said on Friday they were making progress toward ending a rift that’s divided the Gulf Arab region for more than three years, nudged by a Trump administration keen to rack up foreign policy gains in its last days.“We are hopeful that things will move in the right direction right now,” Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said in a virtual interview as part of the Mediterranean Dialog...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Tehran, Donald Trump, Kuwait, Doha, Gulf, Trump, U S, Gulf Arab, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatar Saudi Arabia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil rises, hovers below $50/bbl on hopes for U.S. stimulus | Reuters

Oil rises, hovers below $50/bbl on hopes for U.S. stimulus | Reuters Brent crude oil futures rose more than 1% on Friday, remaining just under $50 a barrel, as expectations of a U.S. economic stimulus package and the possibility of a vaccine for the coronavirus overrode rising supply and increased COVID-19 deaths.A bipartisan $908 billion coronavirus aid plan gained momentum in the U.S. Congress.Brent settled up 54 cents or 1.11% at $49.25 a barrel. During the session, the contract hit its highe...
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21 signature cocktail recipes from hotel bars around the world - plus the tools and spirits you'll need to make them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Chatham Bars Inn's Bourbon Smash; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Although many restaurants have reopened following shutdowns due to COVID-19, many places still aren't allowing indoor dining and nobody wants to pack into bars just yet. That makes enjoying a favorite cocktail at your local watering hole more difficult. If you're one of many turning to a home bar cart to whip up a drink, take insp...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, London, Montana, Singapore, Trends, Features, Chile, Tennessee, Italy, Miami, Cocktails, Atlantic City, Collins, Caribbean, Lemon


19 German Gifts for People Who Love Germany

Check out our top German gifts from Christmas ornaments, toys, board games, and tasty treats to make you feel like you're in Germany. You can read the original article here: 19 German Gifts for People Who Love Germany. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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21 German Gifts for People Who Love Germany

Check out our top German gifts from Christmas ornaments, toys, board games, and tasty treats to make you feel like you're in Germany. You can read the original article here: 21 German Gifts for People Who Love Germany. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Adventure Travel in Germany, German Gifts for People Who Love Germany


Blackberry Mountain: Smokey Mountains

Blackberry Mountain: Smokey Mountains Enjoy complimentary Virtuoso VIP perks when you book Blackberry Mountain, in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, with Roaming Boomers Travel. This post is the result of I read this morning in the Wall Street Journal Magazine about Blackberry Farm and Mountain. When Carol and I still lived in Michigan, we owned a mountain-top condo in Asheville, North Carolina, and another home in Arizona. When we retired, we planned to spend our summers in the mountains ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Tennessee, Arizona, Blackberry, Michigan, North Carolina, Carol, Luxury Hotels, Boomers, Luxury Resorts, Smokey Mountains, Asheville North Carolina, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Roaming Boomers Travel Services


The Cornell Center for Hospitality Research publishes the seventh annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) Index Report

The seventh annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study includes data from considerably more hotels than last year. While the bulk of the data still come from hotels in the United States, the study also recorded a greater international participation, with 55 nations and 20 international hotel chains represented.
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ONA Le Toit and Grupo Habita collide

Since opening its doors in summer 2020, Círculo Mexicano has captured the hearts of the neighborhood through the immaculate design for which Grupo Habita is known and its contribution to the local social scene. Here, 24 rooms and suites are housed in a traditional 'patio house' in the storied Centro Histórico of Mexico City.
Tags: Travel, Centro Historico, Grupo Habita, Círculo Mexicano, ONA Le Toit


Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index jumped 31.0% in November

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index was up 31.0% in November to a level of 4,354. Year to date through the first 11 months of 2020, the stock index was down 17.4%. "Election clarity and several positive vaccine updates caused a sharp reversal in investor expectations and led to significant outperformance for hotel stocks during November," said Michael Bellisario, senior hotel research analyst and director at Baird. "The positive vaccine updates allow investors to look to 'the other side' and ...
Tags: Travel, Cdc, Amanda Hite, Baird STR Hotel Stock Index, Michael Bellisario, COVID


Update for December: Carnival Cruise Line Issues More Cancellations Into 2021

Update December 4, 2020.  Carnival Cruise Line once again reached out to guests and travel agents with another list of cruise cancellations.  This time it included select itineraries for specific departures that extend further into 2021. Carnival cancels more cruises for 2021 Among the canceled Read More The post Update for December: Carnival Cruise Line Issues More Cancellations Into 2021 appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Carnival Cruise Line, Port Canaveral, Coronovirus


Live: Hospitality Marketplace. #Justpitchit Day 4 - Focus on Marketing

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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I Don’t Do Adderall - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

"A guest at the Century Plaza wants his Adderall refilled. Can you go?" asked someone from the office of a local concierge doctor.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Hanauma Bay reopens with significant changes

Mahalo to Nicole Showel of Gold Coast Australia for sharing this beautiful Hanauma Bay shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. After being closed in March, Hanauma Bay reopened Wednesday, but with some significant restrictions to protect this nature preserve and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. See this link to the full details of the new measures. Some of the most notable changes are as follows: Face coverings must be worn. Hanauma Bay will be closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Aloha, Hanauma Bay, Gold Coast Australia, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, COVID, Coronavirus COVID 19, Nicole Showel, Hanauma Bay Snorkel


‘Public confidence in digital banking has to be maintained,’ says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

“We cannot put thousands or lakhs of customers who are using digital banking into any kind of difficulty for hours together, especially when we are ourselves giving so much emphasis on digital banking. The public confidence in digital banking has to be maintained,” Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Friday. Responding to questions raised during the RBI’s monetary policy press conference, Das said that going forward since the entire financial landscape is going to become...
Tags: Travel, News, Digital, Cbs, UPI, Reserve Bank of India RBI, RBI, Reserve Bank of India, Das, HDFC Bank, State Bank of India, State Bank of India SBI, Digital Payments, Medianama, Shaktikanta Das, YONO


Accor strengthens its leadership position in branded residences, private rentals and extended stay hotels

Accor announces the launch of the "Apartments & Villas" website, entirely dedicated to the rental of private residences and extended stay hotel properties, enabling guests feel at home anywhere in the world. The site makes more than 50,000 apartments, villas and chalets available, drawing from Accor's 15 extended stay hotel brands (including Adagio, Mantra, and Hyde Living), as well as the company's portfolio of branded private residences which are privately owned and frequently included...
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IHCL Expands Its Presence In The East With The Signing Of Three New Taj Hotels

Indian Hotels Company, (IHCL), South Asia's largest hospitality company, announced the signing of three Taj hotels - two in Kolkata, West Bengal and one in Patna, Bihar. These new hotels are in partnership with Ambuja Neotia Group, who have already partnered with IHCL for two other hotels in the East - Taj Chia Kutir, Darjeeling, West Bengal and Taj Guras Kutir in Gangtok, Sikkim. These five projects will culminate to a total of 500 rooms.
Tags: Travel, Patna Bihar, Kolkata West Bengal, IHCL, Indian Hotels Company IHCL South Asia, Ambuja Neotia Group, East Taj Chia Kutir Darjeeling West Bengal, Taj Guras Kutir, Gangtok Sikkim


The #UAE and #Israel's whirlwind honeymoon has gone beyond normalization - CNN

The UAE and Israel's whirlwind honeymoon has gone beyond normalization - CNN "Ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates are 'blossoming,'" a senior official traveling with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters last month. Blossoming is, perhaps, an understatement. Since the 1978 Camp David Accords, Israel has "normalized" relations with Egypt, Jordan (1994), Mauritania (1999), and most recently, the UAE and Bahrain. Last month Israel and Sudan also signed an agreement to normal...
Tags: Travel, Israel, US, Cnn, Egypt, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Bahrain, Uae, Mauritania, State, Golan Heights, Egypt Jordan, Jordan Syria, Mike Pompeo


Streaming platforms to on-board legal luminaries to bolster self-regulation code: IAMAI

Streaming platforms will on-board legal luminaries to their in-house complaints committee in response to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting’s refusal to endorse the industry’s self-regulation code, an industry group representative said. Tarun Katial, the outgoing CEO of ZEE5 and the head of the Digital Entertainment Committee at the Internet and Mobile Association of India, said that the self-regulation code will not be amended, but when being implemented, “we’ll bring in legal luminarie...
Tags: Travel, News, Ministry, IAMAI, Mobile Association of India, RTI, Nikhil Pahwa, BCCC, Nikhil, FICCI, India International Centre, Medianama, Shuma Raha, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Online content regulation, Tarun Katial


Volara Achieves AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Status

Volara, the voice hub for the hotel industry, announces that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Travel and Hospitality Competency status. This designation recognizes that Volara has demonstrated deep experience helping its hotel customers accelerate the industry's modernization and innovation from behind-the-scenes operational efficiencies to guest-facing customer experiences - while ensuring the protection of guest privacy and hotel proprietary data. The launch of the AWS Travel a...
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Open For Business: What Matters In Travel Right Now

COVID-19 has changed nearly every organization; it's certainly changed the business travel world. Despite benefitting from video conferencing services (e.g. Zoom, WebEx, and Skype) we have realized that what matters most is the human touch. The smiles. The eye contact. The ability to read a room. Coffees with colleagues or lunch with prospective clients.
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Whistle Messaging Achieves AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Status

Whistle Messaging, Inc. (Whistle) - a leading Guest Messaging Platform - has announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Travel and Hospitality Competency status. This designation recognizes that Whistle has demonstrated deep experience helping customers transform their business 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...
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Hyatt Debuts New Office for the Day Package, Offering Remote Workers a Much-Deserved Change of Scenery

Driven by its commitment to continuously listen to guests, customers and members, Hyatt announces an extension of its popular Work from Hyatt extended-stay package to include a new Office for the Day option now available daily through May 31, 2021, at more than 400 Hyatt hotels in the Americas. Offering a much-deserved change of scenery to people still working remotely and the opportunity for guests to incorporate more wellbeing experiences into their work day, the Work from Hyatt: Office...
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Oil Advances Toward $50 After OPEC+ Clinches Compromise Deal - Bloomberg

Oil Advances Toward $50 After OPEC+ Clinches Compromise Deal - Bloomberg Oil extended gains toward $50 a barrel after OPEC+ reached a compromise deal to gradually taper production cuts, ending days of uncertainty after cracks emerged in the alliance earlier in the week.Futures surged 1.9% in London after closing at the highest level in nine months on Thursday. The group will start adding 500,000 barrels a day of crude to the market in January, with ministers holding monthly meetings to de...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Oil


Extreme Internet Exchange adds 7 new points of presence in Mumbai, to invest ₹15 crore in network expansion

Extreme IX, an Internet Exchange that connects Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with content providers, added 7 new points of presence (PoPs) in the Greater Mumbai and Navi Mumbai region, the company said in an announcement. It said that it has added the capacity to “meet the increased demand in internet usage and bandwidth capacity posed by COVID-19 pandemic”. Extreme IX is now present in 20 locations in India, the company said. The company told the Press Trust of India that it plans to invest...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Mumbai, South Asia, Press Trust of India, Greater Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Tata Communications, Prabhadevi, Internet exchanges, DE-CIX, Extreme IX, GPX Mumbai, Netmagic DC, Chandivali


‘The worst is behind us’: #Saudi Aramco CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition

‘The worst is behind us’: Saudi Aramco CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition The oil industry is recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and “the worst is behind us,” Saudi Aramco’s President and CEO, Amin Nasser, told an award ceremony in Riyadh on Thursday.“April was by far the worst month for our industry when oil demand fell. Such a massive drop was never seen at any time in the industry. But I believe the worst is behind us. At this moment there is a recovery taking place,” Nasser said...
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