COVID-19 infections spike at Hawaii's largest prison, taxpayers on the hook for convicted ex-Police Chief's legal fees, tourist quarantine hasn't stopped Kauai coronavirus cases, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii prison ©2020 All Hawaii News Hālawa Correctional Facility COVID-19 Infections Rise to 167 Inmates and 28 Staff. The new results include positive results for 99 inmates and seven staff, according to an update provided by the state Department of Public Safety. Maui Now.Outbreak at Halawa Correctional Facility grows. The Department of Public Safety reported Sunday an additional 99 inmates and seven staff have tested positive for COVID-19. KITV4.Hawaii’s Largest Prison Hit With A Major...
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Raines Hospitality Completing Portfolio-Wide Transition to Aptech

PITTSBURGH, December 15, 2020 — Hotel management, development and investment group Raines Hospitality is nearing completion of a systemwide rollout of Aptech, the industry standard for hospitality financial management. By January 1st, 19 properties in the company's portfolio representing Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice, and Best Western brands, will be LIVE with Aptech's next-generation, browser-based enterprise accounting solution, PVNG, and soon, the company will launch Aptech's new bus...
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Beekeeper Allocates $20,000 Towards 2020 Charitable Giving Campaign

Oakland, Calif, Dec. 15, 2020 — 2020 was one of most challenging years the hospitality industry has ever experienced. Resilient hoteliers had to adapt overnight to a new reality. But from these dark times came the rise of the frontline worker. It is their dedication to this industry that keeps hotels running smoothly and ensures that guests' needs are met during this difficult and dangerous time. Beekeeper, developer of an award-winning, GDPR compliant, workplace app that digitalizes hote...
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Oil prices steady after six weeks of gains, pressured by glut | Reuters

Oil prices steady after six weeks of gains, pressured by glut | Reuters Oil prices were little changed in choppy trade on Monday as persistent oversupply in the market largely offset hopes that a rollout of coronavirus vaccines will lift global fuel demand.Brent crude futures for February ended the session 32 cents, or 0.6%, higher at $50.29 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures for January settled up 42 cents, or 0.9%, at $46.99 a barrel.Prices slid more than 1% earlier in ...
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OPEC cuts 2021 oil demand outlook again as pandemic impact lingers | Reuters

OPEC cuts 2021 oil demand outlook again as pandemic impact lingers | Reuters Global oil demand will rebound more slowly in 2021 than previously thought because of the lingering impact of the coronavirus pandemic, OPEC said on Monday, hampering efforts by the group and its allies to support the market.Demand will rise by 5.90 million barrels per day (bpd) next year to 95.89 million bpd, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said in a monthly report. The growth forecast is 350,000 ...
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Exclusive-Italy authorises #AbuDhabi fund to invest in TIM's grid - sources | Reuters

Exclusive-Italy authorises Abu Dhabi fund to invest in TIM's grid - sources | Reuters The Italian government has given Abu Dhabi’s biggest sovereign fund a conditional green light to invest in Telecom Italia’s (TIM) last-mile network, three sources close to the matter told Reuters on Monday.The planned sale would give Abu Dhabi an indirect 10.3% stake in TIM’s last-mile grid, a fourth source said, in a deal worth about 500 million euros ($608 million).The Italian government has the power to bloc...
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The Fold, Dulwich Hill

The Fold is a cafe in Dulwich Hill that is equal parts bakery and Sri Lankan restaurant. You'll find house baked cakes, Sri Lankan dishes as well as a couple of fusion Sri Lankan dishes like a Hopper Benedict and Hopper Shakshuka.
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Plan a Post-Pandemic Vacation in a Novelty Airbnb

Unique stays have always been a part of Airbnb’s selection, from tree houses to glamping, but if you ever wanted to stay in a fairytale, now you can: Current listings include stays at the North Pole and a gingerbread house in the woods. Now that we’re months away from a publicly distributed COVID-19 vaccine, you might…Read more...
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IHG Hotels & Resorts And Explore Georgia Invite Visitors To Go Beyond The Headlines

In 1960, the soulful, Georgia-born singer Ray Charles hit the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with the song "Georgia On My Mind."
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Relevant Hospitality Research in a Magazine: Rosen Research Review Winter 2020

It's here! The third issue of the Rosen Research Review, a bi-annual publication of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, in partnership with Research Features. Read the Winter issue NOW!
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UNWTO and CNN Partner for Global #RestartTourism Campaign

After partnering back in May for a campaign asking the world to be patient, responsible and "travel tomorrow", the World Tourism Organization and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) have teamed up again to celebrate the transformative power being unleased as the restart of tourism gets underway. Centred around a 45-second film launched today and broadcast exclusively on CNN International until January 2021, this message will reach millions of households. The campaign affirms UNWTO as the...
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US Hotel Industry Forecast Adjusts in Response to COVID-19 Winter Surge and Anticipation of Vaccines

The recent surge in COVID-19 infections has dampened expectations for U.S. hotel performance through the first half of 2021, but news of effective vaccines has bolstered projections of U.S. lodging industry recovery beginning in earnest during the second half of next year, according to CBRE's latest hotel forecast.
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Bridging the Disconnect: The Transferability of a Revenue Manager | By Sahad Kassam

As much as I would like to say that 2020 has been a rollercoaster, I would be remiss to not acknowledge those in the hospitality industry, who have yet to see the upside. In March of 2020, the hotel industry collapsed. Hotels were seeing cancellations come in large waves, and employees were being furloughed by the dozen, flooding the job market in search of a transferable role. As a 2019 Bachelor of Commerce graduate beginning my full-time career with Marriott International's Revenue Stra...
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Gabriel: Christmas Wonder and the Christmas Tree

Are you ready for too many photos by a gushing (Vavie) Grandmother taken in the glow of the Christmas tree lights? Gabriel is our Christmas: A child is born bringing innocence, purity, holiness, life...                     [Author: French la Vie]
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Grafomaps' custom map posters and T-shirts make great personalized gifts - here's what it's like to design them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is a website that lets you design custom map posters and T-shirts of any place in the world.We went through an easy design process and created posters and a T-shirt of our favorite vacation spots - the finished products are really cool.  Custom map posters start at $49 without a frame and can go up to $119 for metal frames, while T-shirt prints cost just $35.Right now, you can save $15 on everything exce...
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Fortune Hotels expands its footprint in India

Fortune Hotels, a member of ITC's hotel group today announced the signing of four individual operating agreements for hotels in Candolim (Goa), Deoghar (Jharkhand), Haldwani (Uttarakhand) and Tirupur (Tamil Nadu).
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20 Best Airbnbs in Colorado to Stay In on Your Next Vacation

Stay at the best Airbnb's in Colorado and enjoy what this extraordinary state has to offer, no matter the season. You can read the original article here: 20 Best Airbnbs in Colorado to Stay In on Your Next Vacation. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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Meliá Hotels International Works To Create Next-Generation Hybrid Events

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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Hotel operator IHG extends debt waivers to end of 2022

Holiday Inn-owner Intercontinental Hotels Group has struck an agreement with its creditors to extend waivers of its debt covenants through the end of 2022, the company said in a statement on Friday.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Bridging the Gulf - The feuding Gulf states are trying to make nice | Middle East & Africa | The Economist #Qatar

Bridging the Gulf - The feuding Gulf states are trying to make nice | Middle East & Africa | The Economist Months after four Arab states imposed an embargo on Qatar in 2017, a minister from the emirate made what he thought was a controversial comparison. “To be honest, we consider ourselves like Israel,” he said, referring to another small country isolated in the region. Improbably, almost three years later, this comparison seems too favourable to Qatar. Thousands of Israelis are visiting Dubai ...
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Hospitality professionals balance robots and human touch for post-COVID-19 era

"We're at the cutting edge of technology that, as kids, we laughed about and that is now becoming our reality," said David Sherwyn, John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and a professor of law, when he led a panel of experts in a discussion about automation and customer service in October. The webinar, Robots in the Hospitality Industry: Adopting new technologies while maintaining the human touch, was hosted by eCornell and the Cornell Center for Innovative Hos...
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Hoteliers, industry experts predict 2021 trends

As 2021 quickly approaches, hoteliers and industry experts are beginning to predict which of 2020's trends will stick around as well as new opportunities that could emerge.
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Hotel Workers’ Union Analysis Reveals Omni Hotels Took Over $76 Million of Paycheck Protection Program Funds But Failed to Rehire Workers

A new analysis by UNITE HERE, the hospitality workers' union, reveals that billionaire-owned Omni Hotels received over $76 million of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, but did not rehire workers at several hotels. The disclosure was included in a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) urging an investigation into how one of the PPP's largest beneficiaries failed to fulfill Congress's intent with the pandemic program.
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Kempinski Announces CEO Transition

Europe's oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski Hotels announces today the appointment of Bernold Schroeder as Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer ad interim, effective immediately. The news follows the decision of the Kempinski Supervisory Board to part ways with former Chief Executive Officer Martin R. Smura.
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How Hotels Can Market To Drive Travelers

There's no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the leisure industry for the foreseeable future. Between the International Air Transport Association predicts that air passenger numbers won't return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024 and the news that 82% of travelers have changed their travel plans for the next six months, hotels will have to adapt to this new normal.
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Exclusive- #AbuDhabi's Mubadala reviews equities fund in investment shake-up - sources | Reuters

Exclusive-Abu Dhabi's Mubadala reviews equities fund in investment shake-up - sources | Reuters Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala is considering options including the spin-out of an internally managed $500 million public equities fund after a weak performance, two sources said, as the emirate shakes up state entities amid lower oil prices.Mubadala Investment Co, which manages more than $230 billion in assets, plans to take a decision on what to do with its long-short public equities fund, part o...
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2021 Priorities for the California Hotel and Lodging Association Include Hotel Employees and Travel Recovery

The California Hotel and Lodging Association and its newly named board of directors announced today they are prioritizing the economic recovery of California's more than 6,000 hotels and the well-being of the state's 235,000 hotel employees in 2021.
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Christmas Shortbread cookies by EHL Chefs | By Julien Boutonnet

Christmas is right around the corner and nothing brings out the festive mood as much as baking. These shortbread cookies are an easy and delicious recipe to try at home during the holidays. This recipe is brought to you by Chef Julien Boutonnet, EHL Senior Lecturer Practical Arts and Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2015 for pastry and candy making.
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Hospitality Unsettled Podcast: Creativity, Brand Narratives and the Power of Storytelling

"If your brand has a story, it becomes a lot more interesting and engaging. It also becomes much easier to create interesting concepts from that position compared to a brand that is somewhere in the middle."
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