Hawaii volcano erupts after more than two-year pause!

Eruption in Halema’uma’u crater at 2:15am December 21, 2020. Photo credit to USGS Kilauea Volcano erupted at about 9:30pm Hawaii Time on Sunday, December 20th! The eruption occurred at Halema’uma’u Crater at the Kilauea summit inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. For more than three, continuous decades Kilauea was one of the most active volcanoes on the planet. In September 2018, Kilauea took a bit of a rest with no surface activity. That all changed last night! For more information on the ...
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I flew from New York to Boston and returned on Amtrak. Here's why the train blew the plane out of the water during the pandemic.

Riding Amtrak during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The New York-Boston sector of the Northeast is short enough where train travel actually rivals air travel in time and cost. Five airlines now fly between the two cities from three airports in the New York area and compete with Amtrak's Northeast Regional and Acela services.   While each traveler has their own preference, the pandemic has forced flyers and riders to factor in health and safety when making their travel choice...
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12 Great Alberta Hikes You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Looking for some new Alberta hikes that not everyone knows about? Over the years, I have explored some of the less well-known areas of the province and discovered numerous hikes that aren’t very popular – yet. On some, I’ve barely seen a soul and on others there’s been moderate traffic. While a couple of these Alberta hikes aren’t as drop-dead gorgeous as the popular ones you’ll find in the Lake Louise area or even Kananaskis Country, they’re still worthy of your time. Several of these Alberta...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-New COVID-19 strain trips Mideast markets | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-New COVID-19 strain trips Mideast markets | Nasdaq Most Middle Eastern stocks ended lower on Monday as a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain in Britain fuelled concerns that a resurgence of infections could stunt the pace of reopening economies.The variant, which officials say is up to 70% more transmissible than the original, also prompted concerns about a wider spread.Brent crude LCOc1 slid $3, or 5.7%, to $49.26 a barrel by 1028 GMT after rising 1.5% and touching its highest ...
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Kilauea volcano erupts, residents distrust tourists, Caldwell warns of Oahu lockdown amid COVID-19 surge, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Crowd watches Kilauea erupt Dec. 20, 2020 PC: Janice Wei Kilauea volcano lava flows inside Halemaumau Crater; Hawaii island officials warn of possible ash fallout. Scientists are monitoring a new lava eruption of Kilauea volcano inside the Halemaumau Crater within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Star-Advertiser.New eruption at Kilauea Volcano. Hawaii County Civil Defense said the eruption that commenced shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday remains confined to the Kilauea Volcano’s summit calder...
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5 Reasons To Move Abroad

If you are thinking about moving abroad, just go for it! Yes, moving abroad can put you out of your comfort zone, but at the same time it is extremely rewarding and can bring along many benefits from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Google’s Aramco Deal Risks Irking Staff Over Oil, Politics - Bloomberg

Google’s Aramco Deal Risks Irking Staff Over Oil, Politics - Bloomberg Google will start selling its cloud-computing services in Saudi Arabia through a deal with oil producer Aramco, risking a backlash from staff who oppose doing business with the fossil fuel industry or regimes accused of human rights abuses.The partnership gives Alphabet Inc.’s Google regulatory clearance to set up what it calls a “cloud region” in the Kingdom, the companies said on Monday. Employees at Google have called on t...
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Christmas Recipe Hacks - 10 Minute Easy Christmas Recipes!

Christmas is such a crazy busy time but you can entertain with aplomb and make a visual impact using these four creative time-saving Christmas ideas! To start there there's a beautiful antipasti Christmas wreath and then for the main event, an eye catching seafood tower of glory. For something sweet there's the Snowball Sponge that takes all of 10 minutes to put together and a cute and Christmassy way to present fruit mince pies!
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Typical Christmas Menus in Modern Italy

Tomorrow I will be elbows deep in Stollen dough. My grandparents were the offspring of German immigrants, and the stollen became the symbol of the kitchen work obligations which came at the start of our family’s Christmas holidays. Stollen is one of those butter and candy peel sweet breads you have during the holidays. If you’re American, it’s likely you do it without thinking of the history of the thing. But since I’m a little blase about sweet things, I’m sometimes more interested in the his...
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6 Out-of-the-Box Ways That Your RMS Can Support Your Hotel’s Financial Recovery | By Fulvio Giannetti

2020 has been a year that none of us expected and no one was prepared to cope with - least of all the travel industry. While the second wave of COVID-19 has put hotels in a more precarious and uncertain position, there is real hope for the recovery of the global travel industry on the horizon, with the beginning of the administration of vaccinations in countries around the globe.
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Oil tumbles as new virus strain revives demand fears | Reuters

Oil tumbles as new virus strain revives demand fears | Reuters Oil prices tumbled nearly 3% on Monday as a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain that has shut down much of Britain and led to tighter restrictions in Europe sparked worries about a slower recovery in fuel demand.Brent crude settled down $1.35, or 2.6%, at $50.91 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for delivery in January ended the session $1.36, or 2.8%, lower at $47.74 ahead of expiry.The more active February ...
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Overland Expo West Postponed Again

Overland Expo West has been postponed again, this time to September 24-26, 2021. The largest adventure travel event in the country, held in mid-May in Flagstaff, Arizona, has been pushed back to ensure the health and safety of participants, exhibitors, staff, attendees, and the community. Lodestone Events, producers of the Overland Expo event series, made the […] The post Overland Expo West Postponed Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Southwest Airlines is adding 2 new cities to its route network in 2021 as it tries to dominate on the West Coast

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Chris Parypa Photography/shutterstock Southwest Airlines is adding the Californian cities of Fresno and Santa Barbara to its route network in the new year.  No routes or start dates have been announced but service will begin in the second quarter of 2021.  The expansion strengthens Southwest's West Coast rivalry with Alaska Airlines as the two fight for dominance in the region. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airli...
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Iggy Pop Looks Ahead to When We Can All Meet on the Beach in This Touching UK Ad

It was only a year ago that Iggy Pop narrated a darkly humorous campaign about why we all needed to get out to the beach as soon as possible. But it feels like a century ago that sunny vacations on crowded shores even felt like an impossibility. Now the elder statesman of punk is back...
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7 Reasons Why You Need an Efficient Hotel PMS Software

The post-pandemic world is going to be a much different place than we are used to. While a promising vaccine has encouraged travelers to plan vacations in 2021, most travelers are prioritizing safety. COVID-19 has made it necessary for hotels to adopt AI and automation to create a no-contact stay experience and an efficient hotel PM software does just that!
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Hong Kong Poly Research Provides Practical F&B Guidance for destination marketers in Africa

Ghanaian restaurateurs need to improve food quality and hygiene, and give diners opportunities to socialise, find Professor Sam Kim, Ph.D. students Frank Badu-Baiden and Munhyang Oh of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, along with a co-author in recently published empirical work. The researchers emphasise that food is a vital component of the tourism experience, but little attention has been paid by food tourism researchers to destin...
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The best air mattresses in 2020

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air mattress is a convenient and comfortable option for unexpected visits, sleepovers, and camping trips. The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress (Queen) is our top pick because it's the most comfortable, provides great back support, and the company has excellent customer service.An air mattress can be a great investment for those who like to be prepared for unexpected visits, sleepovers, and spontaneous trips. It can be set up quickly and stored easily, b...
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Aparthotels Adagio Introduces New Design Concept – Exclusively Created By Didier Versavel

Aparthotels Adagio, the European leader in aparthotels has announced its new design concept for all future Aparthotels worldwide. Developed by French Architect and Designer Didier Versavel, the new design concept will combine the brand's urban influences with a new soothing modern aesthetic to create a relaxed space for guests in the heart of leading cities.
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#Dubai Stocks Fall Most in Seven Months on Travel Worries: Chart - Bloomberg

Dubai Stocks Fall Most in Seven Months on Travel Worries: Chart - Bloomberg Stocks in Dubai slumped the most since May on fears of further travel restrictions after a new variant of the coronavirus was found in the U.K. A travel corridor between Britain and Dubai was expected to help air traffic on the route to climb by a third this month. Any anticipated boost to the city’s struggling tourism sector could also be threatened by several countries including neighboring Saudi Arabia imposing ...
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UK in Covid freight ban talks with France as Cobra set to meet over crisis

Boris Johnson to host press conference on Monday but ministers rule out recall of parliament Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government is in talks with France to end a ban on freight set to cause chaos at UK ports, Downing Street has said, with ministers ruling out a recall of parliament despite the impact of a new variant of coronavirus.Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, was in contact with his French counterpart over the 48-hour ban imposed on freight hauli...
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NMC Health sells Spain fertility business to Fresenius Helios | Reuters

NMC Health sells Spain fertility business to Fresenius Helios | Reuters Troubled hospital operator NMC Health said on Monday it agreed to sell its Spain-based fertility business Eugin Group to European hospital operator Fresenius Helios for an enterprise value of 430 million euros.The transaction, which went through a competitive sale process, is expected to close by the end of the first half of next year, NMC Health said in a statement.NMC went into administration in April following months of t...
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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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Tampa Bay Won’t Get a Traditional Super Bowl, but It’s Still Spending Like Crazy

When Miami hosted the Super Bowl earlier this year, it was basically guaranteed a four-hour commercial for the city: Every shot that wasn't football featured its famous palm trees, sandy beaches and pristine blue ocean. The financial return on investment for hosting the Big Game may still be disputed by economists, but from a tourism...
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Tampa Won’t Get a Traditional Super Bowl, but It’s Still Spending Like Crazy

When Miami hosted the Super Bowl earlier this year, it was basically guaranteed a four-hour commercial for the city: Every shot that wasn't football featured its famous palm trees, sandy beaches and pristine blue ocean. The financial return on investment for hosting the Big Game may still be disputed by economists, but from a tourism...
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Six Senses Launches Mobile App

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas launches a new travel app that connects guests anytime, anywhere with resorts and hotels around the world from the palm of their hand. The app has been built to enhance each guest's experience, from the initial planning inspiration and practical information right through to customizing a stay with activities, concierge services and spa treatments.
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The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021

Even for the compulsive jetsetters among us, it's a simple truth that most travel stories are aspirational in the best of times. There are too many incredible places to see, not enough vacation days, and sometimes we all have to content ourselves with scrawling another spot on the bucket list and hoping the stars align.
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WTTC Celebrates The End Of 2020 With Its 200th Safe Travels Destination

Following its launch in May this year, the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) highly popular Safe Travels stamp, has now been adopted by 200 destinations around the world.
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Hospitality Unsettled Podcast: Hospitable Experiences of 2020 - Holiday Special

As 2020 is coming to an end, we want to celebrate our shared love for Hospitality. In this little compilation, we've asked future hospitality leaders from all over the world what their favourite Hospitality related experience was from 2020! Enjoy, and we would love to welcome you back next year with new and surprising episodes of the Hospitality Unsettled Podcast!
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Hurting Travel Industry Welcomes COVID Relief Deal

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package.
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New York Gov. Cuomo called for a UK travel ban over its new COVID-19 strain, saying it's 'reprehensible' that the US is taking no action

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the federal government should be testing all UK arrivals, or institute a travel ban, given the new strain of COVID-19 circulating the country. "We have about six flights a day coming in from the UK [to NYC] and we have done absolutely nothing," Cuomo told a Sunday teleconference. "To me this is reprehensible because this is what happened in the spring," he added, referring to the ...
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