The Inn at Harbor Shores Waterfront Resort and Condo Residences Leverages Maestro PMS and Intelity Integration to Enhance Contactless Guest Experiences

The Inn at Harbor Shores in St. Joseph, Mich., quickly adapted to the coronavirus pandemic as it was unfolding by leveraging an integration between Maestro, the preferred cloud and on-premise Web browser and Windows property-management system for independent hotels, luxury resorts, conference centers, vacation rentals, and multi-property groups, and INTELITY, a leader in end-to-end guest experience technology. The joint technology is enabling the 92-room waterfront resort to enhance its c...
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Surf's up! Obama spotted golfing on Oahu, state orders COVID-19 vaccine, Maui prosecutor removed from office, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kohl Christensen dropping in on a giant messy wave at Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu. File photo via Facebook PC:@michaelclarkphoto Warning-level surf expected into Monday. The National Weather Service in Honolulu said the warning will be in effect until 6 p.m. Monday for the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai and the north-facing shores of Maui. Hawaii News Now.Pipe Masters could get green light Tuesday. A high surf warning is in effect for most of the state’s ...
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Tools to help the travel industry's recovery

Down the road from our Asia Pacific headquarters, one of the world’s most connected travel hubs—Singapore Changi Airport—is unusually quiet. It’s been this way for months, with global air passenger numbers falling by almost 90 per cent in 2020. This has been a devastating year for the tourism industry and the $9 trillion global travel economy—but there are signs of promise, with domestic flights increasing in some countries in Asia Pacific, encouraging news on vaccines, and governments exploring...
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It Shouldn’t Have Taken A Crisis To See All That Our Countries Have To Offer | By Bradley Haines

It wasn't too long ago that I would see international tourists walking the streets of Bangkok, even if it feels like a distant memory to me now. There were times when I was sure that tourist volumes were growing and, indeed, in 2019, Thailand experienced its biggest year of tourism in history with approximately 40 million international guests flocking to the country. It's a figure well over half of Thailand's population and was projected to increase by a further 2.5 percent this year, unt...
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Chachii, Wolli Creek

Chachii is a Brazilian cafe on Arncliffe Street in Wolli Creek located just off the main shopping area of Wolli Creek. You'll find delicious Brazilian classics like Picanha Steak, pastel, coxinha and acai bowls plus of course stretchy Brazilian cheese bread.
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Without International Tourism, Destination Marketers Look Local for Recovery

For New Yorkers who wouldn't dream of going into a crowded Times Square a year ago, the city argues now is a great time for local exploration. As of November, nearly 78% of global travelers still remain concerned about Covid-19 and 60% did not plan to travel domestically, according to travel research firm GlobalData. And...
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Hotel tech investments should have long-term value

Hoteliers in charge of technological improvements cannot implement considerations that merely will allow survival during COVID-19 but must be conscious of the tech that is best for the long term, according to sources.
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Covid-19 And How It’s Changing The Event Industry

Reed Exhibitions today released its first 'COVID-19 and How it's Changing the Event Industry' White Paper, highlighting findings from its COVID-19 Customer Needs and Mindset Barometer, the largest and most ambitious research project ever undertaken by the company.
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Dr. Fauci's 80th birthday is on Christmas Eve, and he's celebrating it with a Zoom party

Dr. Anthony Fauci will turn 80 on December 24, 2020. Tijmen Kielen/Flickr/Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci turns 80 on Christmas Eve, and he plans to celebrate with a family Zoom party.  It will be the first year the nation's top infectious disease expert doesn't spend the holidays with his three daughters, who live in various cities across the country, in person.  He an other experts encourage all Americans to make changes to holiday traditions to help contain the spread of ...
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Tourism Tidbits: How to Re-Enchant Tourism | By Peter Tarlow

With the now real potential for a vaccine, we can begin to think about post - pandemic tourism. After Covid-19 becomes a tragic chapter in the history of tourism industry leaders shall have to find ways to rebuild the industry and to increase both the number of people traveling and regain profitability. The hoped for and desired boom of 2021 can be very positive, but the tourism industry must be careful not to repeat the failures of the pre-Covid-19 tourism world and once again create a w...
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Oil falls amid surging virus cases and U.S.-China tensions | Reuters

Oil falls amid surging virus cases and U.S.-China tensions | Reuters Oil prices fell around 1% on Monday as surging coronavirus cases and heightened tensions between the United States and China undermined the positive impact from an OPEC+ deal on production.Brent crude fell 46 cents, or 0.9%, to settle at $48.79 a barrel. U.S. crude fell 50 cents, or 1.1%, to settle at $45.76 a barrel.Prices came under pressure after Reuters exclusively reported that the United States was preparing to impose san...
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The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe offers a tranquil getaway with easy access to water and mountain activities - but new COVID-19 protocols mean guests don't have access to all its usual amenities

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Jamie Ditaranto/Business Insider The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is a mid-size resort located on the north side of Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nevada.The hotel offers guests a tranquil pocket of Lake Tahoe with easy access to water and mountain activities.It also has a fantastic restaurant with exceptional views and a small casino indoors.I spent one night during the off-seas...
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‘Travelling While Black’ extract: Africans can be foreigners in Africa too

This extract from Nanjala Nyabola’s new book reflects on Pan-Africanism and xenophobia in the context of the capitalist state The post ‘Travelling While Black’ extract: Africans can be foreigners in Africa too appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Pandemic brings surge in business for Middle East’s fintechs | Financial Times

Pandemic brings surge in business for Middle East’s fintechs | Financial Times Some of the world’s strictest lockdowns and restrictions were imposed across the Gulf states to combat coronavirus. They caused havoc across oil-reliant economies already hit by low crude prices.  But, as elsewhere around the world, the region’s emerging technology firms were big beneficiaries from a surge in ecommerce activity as customers sheltered at home.  The payment platforms behind the shift from bricks...
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Guest Post: Sue Tinker

My sister Jan, and me wearing my favorite necklace.  2007   Treasures from France My adventures in France began around 2007 when my sister Jan was sent to Paris four separate times for her job.   I eagerly offered to join her for a few days after her May trip.   The rainiest days did not match my fantasy of Paris, but we made the best of it and saw most of the main sights which included climbing to the top of Notre Dame.   What a treat to see the gargoyle’s up close.   Armed...
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Les Roches Marbella launches “SPARK” Innovation Sphere with eight tech companies and twelve entrepreneurial projects

Backed by the experience of the world's leader in hospitality management education, Sommet Education, and the recently launched Innovation Hub of Les Roches Crans-Montana (Switzerland), "SPARK" is set to become one of the most important industry initiatives from school in the last decade.
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#Israel can link Middle East, European ports, DP World chairman says | Reuters

Israel can link Middle East, European ports, DP World chairman says | Reuters Israel is a logical, strategic link between ports in Europe and the Middle East, DP World’s chairman said on Monday, estimating initial UAE-Israel bilateral trade could be worth $5 billion.Dubai state-owned DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, is partnering with an Israeli group to bid for one of Israel’s main ports.“The port facilities (in Israel) will allow us to link our ports in Europe to the Middle...
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December 7th – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day — the 79th anniversary of “a date which will live in infamy.” Today, we remember the service, sacrifice and bravery of the patriots who were there that day, December 7, 1941. In the our photo, of Pearl Harbor, you can see the USS Arizona Memorial hovering above the sunken ship. To the right of the Arizona is the Mighty Mo, the Battleship Missouri Memorial. To many, the view of these two battleships, positioned side-by-side, represent engagement and then pe...
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#Saudi stocks lead gains; Egypt loses | Reuters

Saudi stocks lead gains; Egypt loses | Reuters Major Gulf markets eked out gains on Monday, riding on the positive sentiment around the progress in COVID-19 vaccine development and the OPEC+ deal on oil production cuts, with Saudi stocks breaking a losing streak of four sessions.Despite oil prices falling on surging coronavirus cases globally and amid heightened tensions between the United States and China, markets in the Gulf managed to close in positive territory, with some erasing losses in t...
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Why Japan Has the Oldest Businesses in the World?: Hōshi, a 1300-Year-Old Hotel, Offers Clues

Perhaps, when the state of the world once again permits reasonably convenient travel, you plan to visit Japan. If so, you’d do well to consider staying at one of the country’s ryokan, the traditional inns often located at hot springs. No accommodations could appeal more deeply to those in search of “old Japan,” and many ryokan deliver on that adjective in the most literal sense. Take the Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan, whose 1300 years of operation at its hot spring in Yamanashi Prefecture make it...
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AMEX 2021 Global Meetings and Events Forecast

After the initial shock of global shutdowns, and the ensuing wave of postponements and cancellations, the meetings and events industry appears to be adjusting. Once it became clear that the disruption was going to last longer than originally expected, meetings professionals around the world transitioned to the world of virtual alternatives. There is still a demand for travel, but the lack of consistency in government travel policies, procedures, and protocols are impacting international t...
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Marshall Hotels & Resorts Launches 40th Anniversary Celebration

Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today announced that it is has begun a year-long celebration to commemorate its 40th anniversary. During those four decades, the company has successfully managed through multiple industry economic cycles, pivoting to meet the constantly changing demands of both seen and unseen events.
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NPCI publishes UPI market share data, yet to consult players on 30% cap

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has released app-wise data for companies and banks providing Unified Payment Interface (UPI), which show that Google Pay and PhonePe had a combined market share of 82% in volume terms and 86% in value terms during the month of November 2020. So far, the NPCI has released data on bank performance. This is the first time that the umbrella organisation for retail payments has released UPI app performance data. Last month, the NPCI said that it would...
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#AbuDhabi Investment Office to open #Israel office in weeks | Reuters

Abu Dhabi Investment Office to open Israel office in weeks | Reuters State-run Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) will open its office in Israel within weeks, its director general said on Monday.ADIO announced in September it would open its first office outside the United Arab Emirates in Tel Aviv following the UAE-Israel agreement signed the same month to establish formal ties.Asked about the new office, Tariq bin Hendi told a UAE-Israel conference in Dubai: “It’s very exciting for us because w...
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Hyatt Announces Significant Brand Expansion Plans In Europe

Hyatt today announced plans to grow its brand portfolio in Europe significantly by the end of 2023 with more than 20 executed managed and franchised deals for new hotels in some of the most desirable destinations in the world. These properties are expected to join 63 Hyatt-branded hotels across nine distinct brands in 22 European countries. Andaz, Alila, and Hyatt Centric - Hyatt's lifestyle brands - and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt - one of Hyatt's independent collection brands - make...
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The Best Outdoor Clothing Brands & Alternatives to Buying Them From Amazon

Get the best outdoor clothing brands and gear from small businesses that give back with every purchase you make. You can read the original article here: The Best Outdoor Clothing Brands & Alternatives to Buying Them From Amazon. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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Marriott Bonvoy Celebrates the Holiday Season with an Enchanting Campaign for Those Dreaming of an Escape

Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International's travel program, announces the unwrapping of its global holiday campaign, spotlighting its portfolio of 30 leading brands and suite of offerings with a hopeful illumination of travel this season and into the new year. Inspiring staycations, road trips, and all the travel opportunities that reside just around the corner, the animated digital and social effort creates an extravagant visual world through a magical storybook narrative reminding people ...
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There’s probably an app for that! | By Terence Ronson

Abstract: Mobility has never played a more important part in our lives as it now does in these COVID times which has forced the world and most especially the hospitality industry to adopt a contactless/lo-touch environment. This article explains the journey as how we got to where we are now, and how the industry could emerge and transform hand-in-hand with mobility and the various benefits it brings with it.
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Food & Beverage Trends for Hotel Restaurants and Bars in 2021

COVID-19 has, perhaps permanently, changed the landscape of our daily lives, prompting dramatic shifts in the way that businesses reach their customers, and how the public accesses products and services.
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Survival of the Fittest: 79% of Chefs Observe that the Industry Needs to be More Creative

In response to the changing landscape of the restaurant industry post-pandemic, Upfield Professional have commissioned a UK study which reveals new trends, as well as how chefs are feeling about the future of the industry.
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