Travel quarantines to be reduced to 10 days, state preps for COVID-19 vaccine, Hawaiian Airlines plans new U.S. routes, state certifies Biden win, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Flying to Hawaii ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Will Reduce Traveler Quarantine To 10 Days. Gov. David Ige is expected to issue an order with the lowered quarantine requirement next week but it’s unclear when it will take effect. Civil Beat.Arriving air passengers in Hawaii without COVID-19 test to face 10-day quarantine. With Hawaii leading the nation in fewest new COVID-19 cases, Gov. David Ige plans to reduce the number of days that arriving passengers with no test results will have to r...
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Technology in Hospitality, Evolution, Innovation and Guests. | By Martin Soler

In hospitality, technology is a complicated problem. For an industry that has historically excelled and set the bar for customer experience, buying technology solutions has not been on the top of the list. Not because hoteliers like to be old fashioned, but because until recently guests really didn't care. Guests do care about the quality of the mattresses; they care about the wear in the carpets. They care about hot water, air conditioning and operational elevators.But innovation and com...
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Timeline - The History Of Hotel & Travel Technology

The complexity of the hotel and travel technology ecosystem runs deep. This diagram shows how technology has evolved throughout the industrial revolution until today, a timeline starting as early as 1760. Innovations of the past have been driven through crises. As we are facing today's COVID-19 crisis we eagerly anticipate what innovations will come this time.
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TripAdvisor shut out of China appstore in crackdown

Companies including the Chinese arm of TripAdvisor Inc. have been ordered by regulators to overhaul their mobile phone apps in what the Chinese government said is a crackdown on pornography and other improper content.The National... [Author: [email protected]]
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MOON & BACK Cafe, Rosebery

MOON & BACK Cafe is a café in Rosebery that specialises in chiffon sandwich cakes, teas and coffees as well as Croffles (a hybrid of a croissant and waffle). But is the food as tasty as it is photogenic at this popular café?
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RMS North America Appoints Fred Dominioni as Chief Revenue Officer

RMS North America, a provider of fully integrated, cloud-based property management systems to 6,000 properties in the hospitality industry, announced today the appointment of Fred Dominioni to Chief Revenue Officer for the Americas.
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Accommodation Experiences in a New COVID-19 World

July to September of 2020, defined by some as the summer of the staycation, was a period of relative freedom during which travelers around the world were able to resume leisure trips dependent on local restrictions and personal choices.
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Delta scraps change fees on international flights, joining American Airlines

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Delta is permanently dropping change fees for all international flights that start in North America. American Airlines has already done the same, and both airlines have also dropped change fees for domestic flights. Airlines have been looking to bolster passenger traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic and amid the US economic downturn, which has hit the travel industry especially hard. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Delta Air Lines has sc...
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Vrbo Tries Catch Up With Airbnb as Short-Term Rentals Rebound

At the onset of the pandemic, it was unclear whether travelers would opt for the security of a major hospitality brand's health and safety policies or roll the dice with a short-term rental platform where the host is responsible for changing the sheets. But as 2020 winds down, it's clear where travelers feel most comfortable...
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Expedia Group: Spotlight on Technology as Catalyst for Tourism Recovery

Today at its annual partner conference, explore '20, Expedia Group shared its continued commitment to focus on technological innovation as a key driver in recovery and beyond. The world's leading online travel agency is calling on all players in the global travel ecosystem to adapt to the shift in traveler expectations in critical areas such as flexibility, cleanliness, and communicatio n to restore traveler confidence.Joined by speakers from companies representing the diverse travel indu...
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Oil steadies despite massive build in U.S. crude stocks | Reuters

Oil steadies despite massive build in U.S. crude stocks | Reuters Oil prices settled little changed on Wednesday as investors weighed an unexpected jump in U.S. crude stockpiles against optimism that a fast rollout of a coronavirus vaccine would fuel a recovery in global oil demand.Prices fell 1% early in the session as data showed U.S. crude inventories rose by 15.2 million barrels to 503.2 million barrels last week, according to the Energy Information Administration, compared with analysts’ ex...
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AHLA Announces 2021 Officers, Board, and Executive Committee With Record Diversity

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today unveiled its 2021 Officers, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee, which includes top leaders representing all segments of the hospitality industry. The 2021 AHLA leadership team is the most diverse group of industry leaders in the association's more than 100-year history.
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What Is TRevPAR?

Since the pandemic snuffed out hotel room demand, hoteliers have been digging through the resulting financial rubble in search of revenue. Unfortunately, focusing solely on revenue generation from rooms can obscure financial recovery vision.
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New Perspectives for CRM and Loyalty in the Post-COVID Era | By Henri Roelings

The hospitality industry has suffered a great deal during the pandemic, however, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Several COVID-19 vaccines are ready for distribution and there are high hopes that many things will be getting back to some semblance of normal in 2021. This obviously does not mean that the industry is out of the woods, but it can now get ready for guests' return.
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Board game night: 4 great new – or newish – board and card games

Board games have enjoyed a popular resurgence over the last decade, with thousands of new titles released each year. Industry watchers are forecasting that the board and card game industry will be a $21.6 billion proposition by 2023 — accounting for $12 billion in the U.S. alone — and that was before the pandemic shutdown turned us all into near-obsessive puzzle devotees and board game fans. Parcheesi may be peachy and pinochle fun, but with so many new games flooding the market, we set out to t...
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The Goat Lake Hike in Waterton Lakes National Park

The Goat Lake hike in Waterton Lakes National Park reopened in the summer 2020. It had been closed for several years due to the 2017 Kenow fire that devastated some of the infrastructure in the park, including part of the Red Rock Parkway – the pretty access road to the trailhead. The trail to Goat Lake was closed many times again in 2020, but that was on account of bear activity. Two days before my visit, it had been off limits so it wasn’t until the day before I did it, that I knew it woul...
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#UAE Taps Occidental to Boost Oil Capacity as OPEC Cuts Rankle - Bloomberg

UAE Taps Occidental to Boost Oil Capacity as OPEC Cuts Rankle - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates awarded oil-exploration rights to Occidental Petroleum Corp., moving quickly to expand output capacity just a week after the country clashed with its OPEC partners over production limits.Government-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. picked Occidental to explore for oil and natural gas at a block in the desert along the UAE’s border with Oman, Adnoc said Wednesday in a statement. The block is adjacent...
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Cheap Rental Car ~ How to Save Money on Rental Cars

Cheap Rental Car ~ How to Save Money on Rental Cars The very best travel coupons that you’ll find on the internet are car rental coupon codes. I have been able to use some sort of car rental coupon every single time I’ve had to rent a car. However, it’s a rarer occasion when I’ve used a coupon for airfare or hotel. Here’s how to find a cheap rental car. It’s overwhelming to start planning a trip. Not only do you have to work within your budget but it’s stressful trying to find the best deal. You...
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#UAE, #Dubai News: Gulf Expat Exodus to Ebb With Economic Rebound in #Qatar, #Saudi - Bloomberg

UAE, Dubai News: Gulf Expat Exodus to Ebb With Economic Rebound in Qatar, Saudi - Bloomberg Expats might not flee the Gulf in the numbers predicted earlier as economies in Saudi Arabia and Qatar fare better than expected during the pandemic, according to Oxford Economics.“The impact on jobs of the declines in non-oil gross domestic product has been smaller than anticipated,” Scott Livermore, chief economist for the region, wrote in a report Wednesday. “Travel restrictions and the use of furlough...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major markets firm on higher oil prices; #Saudi leads gains | Nasdaq

Most Gulf stock markets strengthened on Wednesday, in tandem with global shares, as progress on the U.S. fiscal stimulus front and positive news about COVID-19 vaccines lifted investor sentiment.U.S. lawmakers continued to negotiate over additional stimulus to help offset the economic impact of the pandemic while pursuing a stopgap government-funding bill.MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe .MIWD00000PUS rose 0.3% to a record high 635.65.Oil prices, a key catalyst for the Gulf markets, gaine...
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A Boeing 737 Max plane just flew paying passengers for the first time since its worldwide grounding in March 2019

A Gol Linhas Aéreas Boeing 737 Max 8. Ajuangon/ Brazil's Gol Linhas Aéreas performed the first scheduled Boeing 737 Max flight with passengers since March 2019 on Wednesday. Flight 4104 departed from Sao Paulo en route to Porto Alegre and arrived without issue after climbing as high as 38,000 feet. Gol has orders for 95 Boeing 737 Max jets and is proving to be the most eager of the world's airlines to get the fleet flying again.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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Leap Frog and other Tricks

French Frog painted red made in cement. The paint on this frog is old, though maybe not as old as the frog. I never thought about it until now but why is it painted red? Maybe that is why it is frowning?   When I bought the frog at a brocante as usual I didn't think about how far away I had parked. Walking to my car was not a HOP SKIP and a JUMP.  Had I thought about the distance the frog might not have come home with me that day.   Over the years it seems as if ...
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Knowland Announces the Passing of CEO Robert Post

It is with profound sadness that Knowland announces the passing of Knowland CEO Robert Post. Bob passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2020. We extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Bob's family. Our thoughts are with them at this most difficult time.
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Employees Love The Story, Too | By Shep Hyken

Last week, I covered the idea of the story. Customers love to read the stories of other customers using the products they are interested in purchasing.
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Brits are most resilient in Europe for travel bookings, finds new ADARA booking data

Adara, the leader in verified identity and permissioned data, reveals that the UK leads Europe in willingness to travel internationally. In a study of bookings, departures and searches from 10th November 2020 extending until early 2021, the data also shows that across Europe, travellers are either booking at the very last minute or far in advance as COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty.
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Regenerative Travel Releases White Paper on Regenerative Principles For Hospitality

Regenerative Travel, a benefit[1] corporation providing support services to a network of independently owned eco-luxury boutique hotels who are dedicated to the highest levels of social and environmental impact, today released a white paper as a "primer for regenerative travel." This paper leverages case studies from hotels like Fogo Island Inn, Great Plains Conservation, and Six Senses (complete list of hotels below) who might be practicing regeneration without explicitly using the termi...
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Keema Matar Pulao (Ground Meat & Peas Pilaf)

This recipe for Keema Matar Pulao (Ground Meat & Peas Pilaf) was sponsored by Veal Farmers of Ontario. All opinions, as always, are my own. I only write about and recommend products I use and love myself. Winter has always been one of my most favourite times of the year. The fresh snowfall, a burning fireplace,... The post Keema Matar Pulao (Ground Meat & Peas Pilaf) appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
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#SaudiArabia: Time to face the music | Saudi Arabia | Al Jazeera

Saudi Arabia: Time to face the music | Saudi Arabia | Al Jazeera Participants at a regional security conference in Manama over the weekend must have been surprised to see former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki Al-Faisal shoot in all directions, considering that no Saudi is allowed to shoot from the hip nowadays – not even a prince.Indeed, some may have been quite indignant when the seasoned former ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States, lectured neighbouring Oman on foreign...
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Direct booking providers will have ‘window of opportunity’ in post-pandemic travel, says GlobalData

Online travel agents (OTAs) were the primary choice of booking channel for *44% of global respondents in Q3 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. However, disputed refund policies, coupled with a lack of efficient customer service, give leading service providers an opportunity to boost direct bookings in post-pandemic travel.
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Billions in the bank, yet #Kuwait is squeezed for cash | Financial Times

Billions in the bank, yet Kuwait is squeezed for cash | Financial Times A Kuwaiti woman casts her vote. As pressure builds on public services, many Kuwaitis have ratcheted up rhetoric against expatriates © Noufal Ibrahim/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock When Kuwait’s prime minister returns to office in the coming weeks, he faces an apparent paradox: the Gulf state with a $550bn sovereign wealth fund is running short on cash to pay ballooning public sector salaries.  Oil accounts for 9...
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