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My French Cheese Workshops Are Now Online!

If you've read this blog for any time now, you know how much I love cheese! And after weeks of working out a new (for me) way to share this great passion with you, I've finally done it. Three virtual workshops, which I've entitled, French Cheese Fundamentals, are online and available on Eventbrite. They've been up for a few days, but I've haven't had the chance to share them here yet. Part One is the Basics, a Cheese 101 that covers history, terminology, the French cheese f...
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Coronavirus vaccine may be in Hawaii next week, Maui closes bars, unions may sue to stop furloughs, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

CDC lab worker developing vaccine PC:CDC  Vaccines offer the key to speed of Hawaii’s economic recovery. The state’s recovery is not expected to pick up in earnest until the middle of next year, according to the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization’s annual Hawaii forecast due out today. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Economists Predict Slow, Perilous Path To Recovery. Hawaii’s economy is among the hardest hit in the country, a new report confirms. Civil Beat.Ige: Coronavirus Vacci...
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Oil prices decline following solid prior session - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Oil prices decline following solid prior session - Xinhua | English.news.cn Oil prices slipped on Friday, giving up some of the gains they scored in the previous session.The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for January delivery lost 21 cents to settle at 46.57 U.S. dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for February delivery decreased 28 cents to close at 49.97 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange.On Thursday, WTI crude futures surged 1.26 dollars, or...
Tags: Travel, London, Brent, Wti, Xinhua, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Eugen Weinberg, Commerzbank Research


Oil Ekes Out Weekly Gain After Retreating From Nine-Month High - Bloomberg

Oil Ekes Out Weekly Gain After Retreating From Nine-Month High - Bloomberg Oil just managed a weekly gain as an impasse in Washington over pandemic relief dimmed chances of an imminent boost to demand. Futures in New York eased off a nine-month high alongside a broader market decline as bipartisan talks on another round of U.S. fiscal stimulus stalled. West Texas Intermediate rose less than 1% for the week. A pullback was largely expected after Brent’s rally above $50 earlier in the week, with...
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Video: Travel expert Samantha Brown on How to Plan for Future Travel

With would-be travelers grounded by a global pandemic, 2020 has ushered in a new era of amateur bakers and whipped coffee enthusiasts. Yet every day, the desire to travel continues to grow. A recent survey, commissioned by Hilton, found that 95% of Americans said they are missing travel and 90% of respondents believe the country is experiencing a "Travel Memory Deficit" brought on by this lack of travel.
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Cruise News Wrap-Up for December 11, 2020

For the week of December 11, 2020, it’s another week of cruise news with itinerary changes and more cancellations. Cruise News from Carnival, Royal Caribbean’s failed Singapore cruise and more Carnival Cruise Line just announced plans to send three ships into dry dock.  Ships affected Read More The post Cruise News Wrap-Up for December 11, 2020 appeared first on .
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Woman searches for her drone on a tiny inhospitable island in Thailand

Brooke on Foot was shooting video with her $1,500 DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone when it crashed on this tiny island. She free climbed the cliff wall to search for it, and was able to recover it.
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Covid results in 1 billion unsold hotel room nights in 2020

Hotels are suffering greatly as a result of the pandemic, reports MSN. By the end of the year, the hotel industry in the United States will have recorded a billion unsold hotel room nights. Based on an average daily rate of $131, hotel owners have seen about $46 billion in lost revenue. — Read the rest
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Should I Make a Housecall? - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

Only half my callers require one. I'm happy to phone a pharmacy when guests forget legitimate medication: blood pressure pills, heart pills, contraceptives, etc. I don't do this for guests who tell me "I had the same thing last year, and my doctor prescribed……".
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Virgin Hotels Reaffirms Commitment To Prioritizing Diversity And Inclusivity

Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, today announces its formal diversity, equality and inclusivity framework. Virgin Hotels is, and always has been, committed to diversity and inclusion. By publicly laying out guidelines, commitments and goals at https://virginhotels.com/diversity-and-inclusivity/, Virgin Hotels is establishing a clear path forward as it continues to work in a more positive direction.
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Meliá Continues To Provide The Best Technology Solutions To Transform The Experience Of Business Travellers In The Post-COVID-19 age

While the entire travel industry is looking for ways to reactivate business travel, and especially to make hosting major events viable again, Meliá Hotels International has reinvented its value proposition for this strategic travel market with a special focus on innovation, technology and safety, all key factors in leading the new age of MICE travel.
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Is Hospitality Ready For The Army Of Robots Coming To A Hotel Near You? | By Max Starkov

By 2025, over 85 million existing jobs will be lost due to the seismic shift toward robotization and automation, according to estimates in the "Future of Jobs Report 2020" published by the World Economic Forum. Dangerous, mundane and repetitive jobs performed by manual laborers, unskilled and low skilled workers, assembly and factory workers will be affected the hardest.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele

Mahalo to Denise Herrera for sharing this festive photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Denise’s photo is of Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele who are on annual display in Honolulu by the Honolulu City Lights organization. Denise’s shot is from a previous, pre-COVID, Christmas season as this year, both statues are wearing face masks. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Tadawul to go public after 2021, says Al Hussan

Tadawul to go public after 2021, says Al Hussan The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) will launch its initial public offering (IPO) after 2021, but it depends on the company’s preparations, CEO Khalid Al Hussan said in a webinar organized by Bloomberg.Several factors postponed the share sale, Al Hussan explained, noting that Tadawul will start bracing for the IPO in 2021 and the share sale will take place very soon following the end of 2021.Moreover, Al Hussan revealed that one Gulf firm at least s...
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Podcast: Is the Future of the Hotel Industry in the Hands of Luxury Leisure Travelers?

Today's episode is a "can't be missed" for hoteliers. Chris Hartley, CEO of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), shared not only the organization's backstory, but provided a deep dive into the role independent hotels play in travel, future travel trends, and the importance of loyalty programs.
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Explore ’20: Expedia boss favours regulators having ‘a good hard look’ at frenemy Google’

Expedia boss Peter Kern has demanded a level playing field online saying the OTA is in favour of government regulators looking at the practices of its "frenemy" Google.
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United Airlines invests in carbon-capture project to be 100% green by 2050

United Airlines said on Thursday it had committed to a multimillion-dollar investment in a project to remove carbon dioxide from the air through air direct-capture technology as part of a plan to be 100% "green" by 2050.
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Airbnb is worth more than the 3 largest hotel chains combined after its stock popped 143% on its first day of trading

Airbnb's stock soared on Thursday in its highly anticipated public market debut, closing at $144.71 per share, more than double its initial offering of $68 per share.
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Choice Hotels Continues Focus On Increasing Diversity Across Hospitality Industry By Creating One-Of-A-Kind "Choice Hotels Owners African American Alliance"

Part of the company's longstanding commitment to diversity, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announces the creation of the Choice Hotels Owners African American Alliance (CHOAAA). As the hotel industry's only franchisee-focused group dedicated to Black and African American hoteliers, CHOAAA will provide ongoing representation, support and advocacy for these underrepresented entrepreneurs.
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Seafood Feast At The Cosmpolitan, Double Bay

Summer has arrived and tonight we're dining at The Cosmopolitan in Double Bay. The Double Bay mainstay for over 40 years reopened inn November last year with new owners and a new chef.
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Announcing the CCG Digital Fellowship – Opportunity for Digital Rights Litigators #Ad

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi (CCG) is announcing the DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship, an exciting opportunity to work in the domain of digital rights litigation and policy in India. The Fellowship is a ten-month, full time commitment and the Fellows will be placed with litigation chambers and civil society organisations undertaking digital rights litigation. About CCG CCG is the only academic research centre dedicat...
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Of course Brits can be banned from travel to the EU in 2021. Why the surprise? | Giles Tremlett

If Europe wants to enforce non-member Covid rules after Brexit, it can – it’s just one of consequences of lost citizenshipNo one expects a joyous new year in 2021. Covid-19 will ensure that. Yet news that a collision between the pandemic and Brexit may also see Britons barred from entering the European Union for nonessential travel from 1 January has now added to the misery.As things now stand, EU rules that ask member states to ban citizens of high-risk Covid countries from entering should be a...
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Summary: NITI Aayog’s proposal for an AI oversight body

Central government think-tank NITI Aayog has proposed an oversight body to manage artificial intelligence (AI) policy which will lay down guidelines for responsible behaviour, and coordinate with sectoral regulators. Stressing that “existing regulatory mechanisms are best placed to enforce rules, standards, and guidelines”, the think-tank recommended that an advisory body be set up that interfaces with existing sectoral regulators, among other things Prepared “based on expert consultations ov...
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Have Yourself a Very Hybrid Holiday

This year, preparing for the holidays comes with a new set of challenges, as the global pandemic has inspired many to stay at home this season in favor of a celebration with limited face-to-face contact. During a time when togetherness is desired more than ever, both health officials and event professionals are encouraging families and friends to embrace the newly coined hybrid trend, combining the best of in-person and virtual events.
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21 New Hilton Properties to Visit in 2021

An unprecedented year is finally nearing its end, and people across the world are hopeful that 2021 will usher in a return to normalcy - not just in our daily routines but our travel plans.
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Moving Forward From 2020 | By David Woolenberg

While 2020 has proved a challenging year, we have learned a lot, and there are glimmers of hope as we move into 2021. The pandemic has promoted massive technological innovation and has led to many of us changing our habits, shifting our priorities, and looking forward in a new way.
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dailypoint™ market leader among the CRM providers in the German hotel industry

In order to give executives from the individual and chain hotel industry insights into the hotel tech market, the first German Hotel Technology Report was published by Hotelhero in partnership with the German Hotel Association (IHA) and in cooperation with HSMA Deutschland e.V. and techtalk.travel. This report underlines the importance for hotels to rely on a strong digital strategy in order to survive in the market even after the lockdown.
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Portugal Hosts UNWTO Crisis Committee On Harmonization Of Cross-Border Travel Procedures

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has met for the last time in 2020, to continue advancing coordination and cooperation among all parts of the sector. The virtual meeting of the Committee, established by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the start of the pandemic, was hosted by Portugal ahead of its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, beginning in January. It was accompanied by in-person meetings of the highest political level between the UNWTO leadership, Prime Min...
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WTM London Proclaims Manifesto for Safer, Smarter and Greener Travel and Tourism

WTM London publishes a manifesto to guide policy-makers with concrete solutions to our present and future challenges The document had the support from UNWTO and WTTC, plus more than 200 international leaders (public and private sector) from the tourism industry who took part in the process through a Delphi method WTM London has declared its mission to work with governments and the private sector around the world to create a safer, smarter and greener travel and tourism industry. The ev...
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Info Edge Venture Funds raises ₹375 crore from Temasek

Info Edge Venture Fund has raised ₹375 crore from MacRitchie Investments, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, according to a stock exchange filing. The venture fund was set up in January this year as an alternative investment fund (AIF), with a corpus of ₹750 crore, for investments in early stage technology companies in India. Under the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s regulations, a category-II AIF can raise money from high net-worth individuals and foreign investors to invest in unlisted...
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