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StayNTouch Releases the Ultimate Hotel PMS Buyer's Guide for 2021

StayNTouch, a leader in innovation for cloud hotel property management software and contactless check-in/check-out solutions, today released the Ultimate Hotel PMS Buyer's Guide | 2021  help hotels prioritize the most essential components when evaluating new PMS technology in the year ahead. COVID-19's cost to the hospitality and travel industries has been lasting and significant hotels need technology partners who are agile in their development mentality to meet the new demands of the po...
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Controversial Christmas Tree in Venice - Digital vs. Real - Why not both?

Digital Christmas by Fabrizio Plessi - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) There is a debate in Venice about whether or not you like the glowing gold Digital Christmas installation by the international artist Fabrizio Plessi that is currently in the Piazzetta in San Marco, made up of more than 80 panels of flowing light. Each river of gold flows in a different direction, symbolically uniting earth, water and sky.    The 80-year-old Plessi was inspired by his deep love of Venice and the gold ...
Tags: Travel, Venice, Murano, San Marco, Piazza San Marco, Correr Museum, Piazzetta, St Mark s Basilica, Cat Bauer Venice Italy, Cat Bauer, Pesaro Venice, Fabrizio Plessi, Cat Bauer in Venice Blog, Venice Digital, Plessi, Cat Bauer Long


In Training

In training to be my antique business partner. So far waking up early and being outside  are checked off on the positive side. Vocabulary is missing but I trust that will  come with age. He is an asset when it comes to négociations... charming  every time. Has time to learn about carrying things ... he tends to drop things or walk away. Overall I think we are going to be great together!                           [Author: French la Vie]
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Native Hawaiian agency seeks to build casino on Oahu, first COVID-19 vaccines administered, Diamond Head to reopen Thursday, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Diamond Head State Monument ©2020 All Hawaii News Diamond Head State Monument to reopen Thursday. The Diamond Head State Monument is slated to reopen to the public Thursday after a nine-month closure with significant changes that include occupancy limits on the popular hiking trail. Star-Advertiser.Diamond Head Monument To Reopen To Visitors. The popular state attraction has been closed for nine months due to COVID-19. Civil Beat.=====On ‘momentous’ day, state’s first COVID-19 vaccines ad...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Oregon, Bank Of America, Hawaii, House, Pfizer, County, Big Island, Maui, Honolulu, Board of Education, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, University of Hawaii


Hilton Hawaii Village reopens (partially)

The Hilton Hawaiian Village has reopened after closing back in April due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and that is wonderful news for a variety of reasons. It is the largest hotel property in the Aloha State, and it is certainly one of the most storied. The property itself comprises 22 beachfront acres. Tourism and […] The post Hilton Hawaii Village reopens (partially) appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Ayam Penyet Ria, Randwick

Smashed chicken? This is chicken that has been pounded before it has been cooked so that it is soft and tender. And at Ayam Penyet Ria the specialty is smashed chicken (or beef or prawns). The dual cooking method ensures that the chicken is very tender and soft yet crispy.
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How To Help Your Child Cope With Car Accident Trauma

An estimated 1.35 million people lose their lives in road crashes every year. An additional 20 to 50 million individuals experience non-fatal injuries that result in long-term disabilities, according to ASIRT. On 3rd December, two teenagers were ejected from their car following a road accident. The teens, identified as Skylor Brown and Garret Haddon, are aged 18 and 17 years. Family members say the two were traveling to view Christmas lights when the crash occurred before 10 pm at Mickler ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Car Insurance, Trauma, Car Crash, Jacksonville, Nassau County, Car Safety, Car Accident, University of Florida Health, NCSO, Garret Haddon, Mickler Street, Skylor Brown


Oil prices edge higher after U.S. crude stockpile draw | Reuters

Oil prices edge higher after U.S. crude stockpile draw | Reuters Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday, buoyed by U.S. government data that showed crude stockpiles fell last week and by optimism about a coronavirus relief package in the United States.Brent crude futures rose 32 cents to settle at $51.08 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 20 cents to settle at $47.82 a barrel.U.S. crude inventories fell by 3.1 million barrels in the week to Dec. 11, the Energy Informat...
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No Flight Can Truly Be 'COVID-Free'

Delta is now offering “quarantine-free” flights to Europe, which, in a bold move they are also billing as “COVID-free.” If only it were so easy to guarantee that the coronavirus won’t be on the plane. The flights do use a testing protocol to reduce the chances that somebody with COVID makes it on board, though.Read more...
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#SaudiArabia unveils 2021 budget - @RiyadhBureau @ahmed

#SaudiArabia unveils 2021 budget - @RiyadhBureau @ahmed Saudi Arabia unveiled a 990 bn riyals ($263.9 bn) budget for 2021 that will see spending cut by 7.3% and said deficit will jump to around SR298 bn this year as the kingdom tackles the impact from low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.Gross domestic product is projected to shrink by 3.7% this year but to return to a growth of 3.2% in 2021. Revenues for 2020 are expected to stand at SR770 bn and SR849 bn next year.The budget “aims to pr...
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Airbnb’s Mariah Carey Experience Is the Safe Way to Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Celebrating the end of 2020 in a Times Square crowd is the last thing on people's minds, but Airbnb is offering up a safe alternative: the best seat in the house to this year's virtual celebration--for just $21. The one-night stay for two in the Nasdaq outdoor terrace includes a panoramic view of New Year's...
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#UAE News: #Dubai Wealth Fund Takes Control of Meydan's Property and Horse-Racing - Bloomberg

UAE News: Dubai Wealth Fund Takes Control of Meydan's Property and Horse-Racing - Bloomberg Investment Corp. of Dubai is gaining a larger footprint in the emirate’s property market by asserting control over state-owned developer Meydan’s real estate projects.“We have embarked on a review of Meydan’s business strategy,” Mohammed Al Shaibani, ICD’s chief executive officer, said in an emailed reply to questions. “Our aim is to improve efficiencies in operations.”Meydan, which built Dubai’s horse ra...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Meydan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nakheel PJSC, Emaar Properties PJSC Dubai, Horse Racing Bloomberg, Horse Racing Bloomberg Investment Corp, Mohammed Al Shaibani ICD


How #Saudi Aramco IPO proved a game changer in a tumultuous year for oil

How Saudi Aramco IPO proved a game changer in a tumultuous year for oil In a masterpiece of understatement, Amin Nasser summed up 2020 at a recent awards ceremony. “This year has been challenging,” the president and chief executive of Saudi Aramco told journalists.Prospects looked very different just over a year ago, when Aramco made its debut on the Tadawul stock exchange in Riyadh in the world’s biggest initial public offering (IPO), becoming the world’s most valuable company in the process.Ha...
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Agoda Reveals Travelers Pampering Themselves With More Upscale Stays to Ring in the New Year

After almost a year of restricted travel, travelers are indulging in more high-end stays this New Year's Eve. According to booking data from digital travel platform Agoda, 4 to 5-star hotels are the accommodation of choice to ring in 2021 globally and saw an increase of 13 percentage points as compared to 2019, pushing 1 to 3.5-star hotels down to second place this year.
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Service Properties Trust Completes Transfer of 12 Additional Hotels to Sonesta

Service Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SVC), or SVC, today announced that it has completed the previously announced transition of branding and management for 12 hotels to Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, or Sonesta. This includes three hotels from InterContinental Hotels Group, plc, or IHG, located in Canada and Puerto Rico and nine hotels from Marriott International, Inc., or MAR.
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Implements Agilysys Point of Sale & Cloud-Native Contactless Food Service Management Solutions

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that Rochester Institute of Technology has implemented the Agilysys InfoGenesis ecosystem of modern cloud-native SaaS POS solutions for its campus dining and sports facilities to streamline operations while promoting social distancing through contactless self-service options for students, faculty and guests.
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The St. Joe Company Announces Hotel Indigo® as the Brand for Its Planned Hotel in Panama City’s Downtown Waterfront District

The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) ("St. Joe") announces Hotel Indigo®, a stylish and vibrant boutique hotel, as the brand for its planned hotel in Panama City's downtown waterfront district. St. Joe intends to build, own and operate the previously announced hotel on a portion of the Panama City Marina property fronting St. Andrews Bay. The City and St. Joe completed a lease agreement on the property earlier in the year.
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Customer Service Lessons From The Best Unknown Companies | By Shep Hyken

I'm often asked what the best way to disrupt the competition is. The answer is to not compare yourself to the competition, but to the best companies from other industries.
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Hawaii travel news: Diamond Head to reopen + Hawaiian Airlines adds new routes + Hawaii vacation sweepstakes!

– Diamond Head State Monument will be reopening on Thursday, December 17 after a nine-month closure due to COVID-19. Some new changes come with this long-awaited reopening. The park will only be open Thursdays through Sundays, with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Visitors will be required to practice social distancing and wear face coverings as well. This trail is quite steep — especially at the top near the tunnel. The elevation change is over a short distance, which ca...
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Aramco may have to sell assets, borrow more to maintain #Saudi dividend | Reuters

Aramco may have to sell assets, borrow more to maintain Saudi dividend | Reuters Oil giant Aramco, whose dividend remains vital to helping Saudi Arabia contain a huge deficit, may have to sell assets and borrow more to fulfil its fiscal role amid uncertainty in oil prices, market specialists said.While Saudi Arabia has increased non-oil revenues this year, Aramco still accounted for more than half its total income, and will be key to containing a budget shortfall this year forecast at 298 billio...
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Saudis pushing for Gulf dispute breakthrough at summit - sources | Reuters

Saudis pushing for Gulf dispute breakthrough at summit - sources | Reuters An annual Gulf Arab summit has been put off to January while parties locked in a rancorous row that led to a boycott of Qatar work towards announcing a tangible deal, though a final resolution is likely to take longer, informed sources said. The dispute, in which Saudi Arabia and its allies severed diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Qatar in mid-2017, has seen movement with Riyadh earlier this month saying a final sol...
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Red Roof® helps those in need affected by the pandemic including students, first responders, healthcare and remote workers

As we close 2020 and look to 2021, Red Roof®, the leader in upscale economy lodging, is continuing to support some of the pandemic's most affected communities: students, first responders, healthcare workers and remote workers with programs tailored just for them, available at participating, select properties. In a challenging year for many, Red Roof is a hospitality industry leader, one of the first brands to offer pioneering programs to fill a pressing need; helping a range of audiences ...
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Outlook for the Latin American Hotel Industry | By Richard Katzman

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on domestic and international travel, economic activity, and individual movement are having an unprecedented impact on the lodging and tourism industry in Latin America and worldwide. While government authorities across the region work to manage restrictions and phased reopening plans, uncertainty prevails over the duration of the global pandemic.
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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Announces Departure of Chief Administrative Officer and Appointment of New Chief Human Resource Officer

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) today announced that Mary R. Falvey, its Chief Administrative Officer, will leave the Company on March 1, 2021.
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Davidson Hotels & Resorts Grows Midwestern Footprint With Addition Of Two Hotels

Award-winning hospitality management company, Davidson Hotels & Resorts, has been tapped by National Real Estate Advisors, LLC (National) to manage the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette and Courtyard by Marriott Peoria Downtown. Situated in the business and entertainment district of downtown Peoria, Ill., the hotels are within walking distance of Caterpillar World Headquarters, OSF, Unity Point Methodist Hospitals, Peoria Civic Center and the celebrated Peoria RiverFront.
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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Completes Rollout of Mobile Check-in and Checkout to Nearly 6,000 Hotels in North America

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across 90 countries, today announced it has completed the rollout of mobile check-in and checkout to nearly 6,000 economy and midscale hotels in North America.
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COVID-19’s Impact on the Seattle Lodging Market

Amid a worldwide pandemic, the lodging industry is facing a downturn that is greater than the past two lodging-market declines combined. During the Great Recession, Metro Seattle occupancy fell roughly seven points from 68.1% in 2008 to 61.6% in 2009; this year, we forecast occupancy to drop from the 2019 benchmark of roughly 74% to 37%, reflecting a 50-point correction. Average rate declined from $127 in 2008 to $112 in 2009, an 11% drop; this year, we forecast ADR to fall 36% ($161 to $...
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Typical Christmas Menus in Modern Italy

There are widespread misconceptions on the foods Italians eat over the Christmas holidays. Like “Italian food” in general, different regions and sometimes even the towns within have different traditions. So Martha and I have been asking around, and we’ve been gifted a couple of menus from the region of Le Marche and from our neighbors in the Lunigiana. Remember that only a small number of people will feast with these menus, but they reflect the diversity of traditions regarding the food of Ital...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Jesus, Puglia, Martha, RODI, Le Marche, Francesca, Niccolo, Kyle Phillips, Gargano, Baccala, Rita Sacco, Fausta Munno, Sassoferrato


Korean lantern festival gets Unesco heritage honours

South Korea's celebration to mark Buddha's birthday is now an Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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Brent oil hovers around $50/bl on vaccine optimism and weaker dollar | Reuters

Brent oil hovers around $50/bl on vaccine optimism and weaker dollar | Reuters Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday after a surprise gain in U.S. crude inventories and tighter coronavirus lockdowns in Europe but a weakening dollar and progress on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines offered support.Brent crude futures were down 13 cents, or 0.26%, to $50.63 a barrel by 1421 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 15 cents, or 0.31%, to $47.47.“A weak dollar is helping support the p...
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