Remembering John Lennon on the 40th Anniversary of his Death

The Imagine Circle in Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York City (Venice, Italy) On December 8, 1980, I was living in the West Village in New York, studying theater with Stella Adler, and working part-time as a waitress at a pub called Traders Inn on Hudson Street between West 11th and Bank. I lived right around the corner, and had gotten home about 11:00 PM. My phone rang a little while later. It was my sister calling from New Jersey. "John Lennon has been shot." I was stunned. ...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, New York Times, Italy, Madonna, Bank, Venice, Upper West Side, Central Park, West Village, Dakota, Alan Weiss, Weiss

Pearl Harbor anniversary commemorated virtually, Hawaii County swears in new mayor, secrecy surrounds Honolulu rail partnership plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Navy Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. John Aquilino speaks during a ceremony Monday to mark the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 79th Pearl Harbor attack observance marked by COVID-19 caution. At 7:55 a.m. Monday, the approximate time when Japanese warplanes dropped out of the sky in a shocking attack on Oahu, a moment of silence was held at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in a coronavirus-reduced 79th anniversary of the moment that launched America into World Wa...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, America, Hawaii, House, Army, Pearl Harbor, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Wailuku, Oahu

Huawei worked on a facial recognition tool to surveil Uighurs: Report

Huawei worked on a facial recognition system to snoop on people from China’s Uighur community, which also had an “Uighur alarm” — to detect a person’s ethnicity, and alert authorities upon spotting a person from the Uighur community, a report from video surveillance researchers IPVM claimed. The Washington Post first reported this. A document discovered by IPVM showed that in 2018, Huawei worked with a facial recognition startup called Megvii to test a facial recognition system which could detec...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Washington Post, China, US, New York Times, Nvidia, Muslim, Xinjiang, Huawei, Facial Recognition, Surveilance, PRC, Noida, Megvii

Hotel Sales Training Insights From A Professional Third-Party Meeting Planner | By Doug Kennedy

As a hotel sales trainer, I often rely on conversations with top-producing sales leaders when designing the latest "best habits" for hotel sales success for our newest KTN workshops and webinars.
Tags: Travel, Doug Kennedy, KTN

An overgrown and abandoned Japanese love hotel

With individual rooms and connected parking spaces, the love hotel below has a fairly common design for small, relatively out of the way places. Built in the late 60s or early 70s, the rooms were presumably quite modern at the time, but unsurprisingly they now look incredibly dated to say the least. That said, they can’t have looked that much better in the early 90s when the hotel was somehow still operational. Needless to say it’s impossible to know how many customers they actually had ...
Tags: Travel, Haikyo

BEAUTIFUL Classic French Glazed Fruit Tart!

Turn out a classic French fruit tart just like at a French patisserie! In Summer when there's an abundance of fruit one of the best desserts is a classic French fruit tart. With a buttery vanilla Pâte Sablée pastry, silky smooth custard and colourful fresh fruit this is a crowd pleaser of a dessert! This also makes a spectacular Christmas dessert and it is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
Tags: Travel

RMS Cloud introduces a refreshed PMS for modern operators

RMS Cloud's property management system receives its biggest update yet with highly anticipated features to make it easier than ever for accommodation operators.
Tags: Travel

Kalibri Labs Industry Health Dashboard Updated - 12/08/20

Go to Industry Health Dashboard
Tags: Travel, Kalibri Labs Industry Health Dashboard Updated

Joby Aviation is acquiring Uber's Elevate as the ride-hailing giant continues to shed divisions during the pandemic

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Uber Joby Aviation will acquire Uber Elevate in another sell-off from the ride-hailing giant during the pandemic.  Uber will invest $75 million in Joby Aviation which, combined with a previously undisclosed $50 million investment in January from Uber, brings the latter's total fundraising haul to $820 million. Joby expects to begin flights with electric vertical take-off and land vehicles as soon as 2023.  Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Uber, News, Planes, Trends, Flying, Rideshare, Flying Cars, Aurora, Joby, Tech Insider, Air Taxi, Uber Elevate, Uber s Advanced Technologies Group, Graham Rapier

The Best Thing

It’s really hard to beat the street markets in Paris. I just happened upon this one on the way to some place else. It made me wish I had my cart so I could have taken some of the bounty home. It’s citrus season as you can see. Nice fresh flowers for sale. Turnips I think. This squash makes such good soup. Nuts and dried fruit for sale. I love mushrooms. These people must sell a lot of chickens. Look at all of those being cooked. Here he is pu...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Chicken, Paris, Market, Flowers, Fruit And Vegetables

Oil steady as COVID-19 cases, lockdowns dampen vaccination news | Reuters

Oil steady as COVID-19 cases, lockdowns dampen vaccination news | Reuters Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday as the most populous U.S. state tightened its pandemic lockdown through Christmas and COVID-19 cases surged in the United States and Europe, counteracting optimism that arose over vaccine advancements.Brent crude futures settled at $48.84 a barrel, gaining 5 cents. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures settled 16 cents lower at $45.60 a barrel.“There’s been this back-and...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Chicago, Britain, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn, Price Futures Group

GBTA Concludes Annual Business Meeting

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world's largest business travel association, held its Annual Business Meeting virtually, with more than 500 in attendance. This important gathering of association leadership and members is held annually and is usually part of the GBTA annual convention.
Tags: Travel, Global Business Travel Association GBTA

Europe: Save The Winter Tourism Season – Suspend Ineffective Quarantine Measures!

In line with new guidelines published by EASA and ECDC on testing and quarantine measures, NET members urge European governments to immediately suspend blanket quarantine measures and travel restrictions. €80 billion of potential tourism spending is in jeopardy
Tags: Travel, Europe, ECDC, EASA

With Tripadvisor Plus Subscription Service, Travel Site Continues to Diversify Amid Slow Recovery

During an undeniably challenging year for the entire travel industry, Tripadvisor debuted a brand relaunch despite the global pandemic that included a travel agent-staffed amenity called Reco Trip Designers. Now, it's closing out 2020 with another new direct-to-consumer business: a premium subscription service. Dubbed Tripadvisor Plus, it costs $99 a year and will offer customers...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Tripadvisor

What California's Lockdown Means for Holiday Travel

If your holiday plans were going to take you to our nation’s most populous state, it’s past time to cancel. Roughly the whole southern half of California is under a lockdown order that prohibits nonessential travel, and it will likely remain in effect for the rest of the year. Read more...
Tags: Travel, California, Lifehacks, Pandemic Life, Lockdown Means for Holiday Travel

Nihoa Island: Conservation crucible protects the last of a genus

Swimming in the clear, 60-foot waters in the lee of Nihoa’s western cliffs, I came across a floating leafed branch blown off the island in high winds. It was, of course, a native plant: `aweoweo, an edible amaranth that is found on all the small islands from Nihoa to Laysan and Lisianski. Little Nihoa rises abruptly from the sea 160 miles west of Kaua’i and Niihau. It is a fragment of an old, larger volcanic island, with steep basalt cliffs on three sides, a single sandy beach, and small ...
Tags: Travel, Birds, Conservation, Hawaii, Archaeology, Zoology, Botany, Yeung, NIHOA, NIIHAU, Voyaging, David Sischo, Nihoa Island, Lisianski Little Nihoa, Kaua'i, Norine Yeung

Inside Miami's exclusive, high-security 'Billionaire Bunker,' where Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner just dropped $30 million on an empty lot

Mansions line the perimeter of Indian Creek Island, while the center is occupied by an 18-hole golf course. Katie Warren/Business Insider Miami's Indian Creek Village is a tiny private island with just 34 homes that's been nicknamed the "Billionaire Bunker" for the famous and ultrawealthy people who call it home. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, supermodel Adriana Lima, and former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula are among the island's elite residents. Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, Enrique ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Florida, Real Estate, Finance, US, Trends, Features, Billionaires, Miami, Miami Dolphins, North America, Sears, On The Road, Carl Icahn, Iglesias

It's Time for the Best Italian Cookie Recipes!

It's that time of year when I share and re-share the best traditional Italian cookie recipes from years past to now. These are all family recipes, we may film new cookie recipes this year as the kids have gotten older and there are always new requests and variations.  Here's the second variation, this is my sister's recipe: [Author: [email protected] (Italian American Girl)]
Tags: Travel, Christmas Italian cookies, Italian American baking, Italian American Girl Baking

Get a Free Flight and Work Remotely From Hawaii

If you’re a remote worker who’s tired of the same grim corner of your home, why not pack up shop and move to Hawaii? The government program is offering out-of-state remote workers free round-trip tickets to Oahu for those willing to live and work there while contributing to the state’s economy.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Remote Work, Hawaii, Making Money, Lifehacks, Remote Working, Giveaway, Oahu

Oil dips as COVID-19 cases, lockdowns outweigh vaccination news | Reuters

Oil dips as COVID-19 cases, lockdowns outweigh vaccination news | Reuters Oil prices edged lower on Tuesday, extending the previous session’s losses after the U.S. state of California tightened its pandemic lockdown through Christmas and COVID-19 cases surged in the United States and Europe. Brent crude fell 3 cents to $48.76 a barrel by 10:34 a.. EST (1534 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures lost 21 cents to $45.55. Both benchmarks retreated by about 1% on Monday.Oil pr...
Tags: Travel, California, Britain, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Jim Ritterbusch, Europe Brent, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ritterbusch

China Set to Bail Out Iraq with Multibillion-Dollar Oil Deal - Bloomberg

China Set to Bail Out Iraq with Multibillion-Dollar Oil Deal - Bloomberg Iraq is poised to sign a multibillion-dollar contract with China ZhenHua Oil Co., a bailout from Beijing for the cash-strapped government which will receive money upfront in exchange for long-term oil supplies.The deal is the latest example of China, via state-controlled trading companies and banks, lending to struggling oil producers such as Angola, Venezuela and Ecuador, with repayment in the form of oil barrels rather th...
Tags: Travel, China, Iraq, Bloomberg, Beijing, Ecuador, Cabinet, SOMO, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, China ZhenHua Oil Co, Zhenhua, Multibillion Dollar Oil Deal Bloomberg, Angola Venezuela, Hassan Nadhim

ADNOC launches second trading arm to fuel growth, focus on new markets, customers | ZAWYA MENA Edition

ADNOC launches second trading arm to fuel growth, focus on new markets, customers | ZAWYA MENA Edition UAE's largest oil compnay, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has launched its second trading arm, ADNOC Global Trading (AGT), a joint venture between ADNOC (65 percent), Eni (20 percent) and OMV (15 percent) which focuses on the trading of refined products globally.AGT is located at Abu Dhabi Global Market, alongside ADNOC Trading and ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD), which will launch Murban ...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Eni, OMV, ADNOC, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Advanced Technology, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Adnoc, ICE Futures Abu Dhabi IFAD

#UAE official lauds efforts to strengthen Gulf unity | Reuters

UAE official lauds efforts to strengthen Gulf unity | Reuters The United Arab Emirates appreciates efforts by Kuwait and the United States to strengthen Gulf Arab unity, a senior Emirati official said on Tuesday in a reference to a row with Qatar that Washington says hampers a united Gulf front against Iran.Kuwait and Saudi Arabia said last Friday that progress had been made towards resolving the dispute that has seen Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt sever diplomatic, trade and travel ti...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United States, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Riyadh, Emirati, Gulf Cooperation Council GCC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Anwar Gargash

Major Gulf markets end mixed; #Dubai index outshines | Reuters

Major Gulf markets end mixed; Dubai index outshines | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets ended mixed on Tuesday, with Dubai stocks registering sharp gains following Emirates Airline’s projection of a busy December as travellers return for holidays.The main share index in Dubai, the Middle East’s tourism hub, advanced 2%, with its largest developer Emaar Properties rising 3.5%, while Dubai Investments surged more than 11%.In Abu Dhabi, the index gained 0.4%, led by a 0.3% rise in the United Arab Em...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Gulf, Reuters, Emirates Airline, Emaar Properties, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar

The Hospitality Industry At Christmas: How To Make It Through The Festive Season | By Gareth Ogden

The promising news of the UK Government's vaccine deal has offered a beacon of hope during this challenging time, but life is far from returning to 'normal' anytime soon. Now entering the recently announced enhanced restrictions of the 'tier system', and with the potential for further lockdowns in 2021, people are approaching Christmas with greater caution and uncertainty, and the hospitality industry is having to adapt during what is traditionally its most lucrative period.
Tags: Travel, UK, Gareth Ogden

The FAA has cleared Boeing's 737 Max to fly passengers again - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021, with American starting flights the soonest on December 29, 2020.  All except for Southwest Airlines have announced the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, and Los ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Canada, Alaska

An ancient migration across the ocean was no accident

Historians have wondered whether ancient mariners drifted from Taiwan to Japan or navigated there on purpose.The passage between Taiwan and the Ryukyu islands contains one of the world's strongest currents.Thousands of buoys suggests that the journey was anything but an accident. It's something experts are still piecing together, but there's a growing body of evidence that as humans left Africa and scattered across the globe, they often did so by traversing land bridges that are now underwater,...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Australia, Africa, History, Taiwan, Discovery, Ocean, Innovation, Anthropology, University Of Tokyo, New Guinea, Okinawa, Ancient World, Ryukyu Islands

Google launches 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.
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia Pacific, Singapore Changi Airport

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) Ramps Up Lender Real Estate Owned (REO) Management and Receivership Activity

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, today announced that it has begun to ramp up its Real Estate Owned (REO) management and receivership activity with the addition of two foreclosed IHG franchised hotels in Killeen, Texas. The company expects its role assisting lenders to continue to expand as industry RevPAR levels remain at roughly half of 2019 performance levels and an on-going surge in COVID-19 inf...
Tags: Travel, Atlanta, Ihg, Hospitality Ventures Management Group HVMG, Killeen Texas, Real Estate Owned REO

How to Choose a Panama Canal Cruise

A Panama Canal cruise had been on my bucket list for a long time.  When I started to look at possible cruise itineraries, it was definitely decision time. There are three choices to choose from for a Panama Canal cruise and it all depends on Read More The post How to Choose a Panama Canal Cruise appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Panama Canal, Crystal Cruises, Caribbean Cruises, Panama Canal Cruise, Plan Your Cruise

show more filters
November - 2020
December - 2020
January - 2021