Facelift planned for Waikiki beaches, electric bills could drop under new utility rate structure, Honolulu extends grocery card deadline, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki beach scene ©2020 All Hawaii News The state wants to give the beaches of Waikiki a facelift. The state Department of Land & Natural Resources wants improve the Fort DeRussy, Halekulani, Royal Hawaiian, and Kuhio Beach shores. KITV4.One of Hawaii’s largest Japanese travel companies extends tour cancellations through March. JTB Hawaii, one of Hawaii’s largest Japanese travel companies, extend its cancellations for tours at least until March, in another blow to Hawaii’s economy. Hawa...
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Cook at Kurnell

Cook at Kurnell is a vintage Airstream trailer right next to Silver Beach in Kurnell churning out tacos and cocktails in an outdoor setting. It is also the perfect spot for a Sydney summer if you want to feel like you're overseas. Oh and did I mention is also a dog friendly eatery and located right next to the dog friendly beach? So bring your pooch along!
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The new stimulus includes $15 billion for airlines to bring back furloughed workers but their jobs may only last a few months

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport. Philip Pilosian/ The new COVID-19 stimulus package signed by President Donald Trump includes $15 billion for airlines. Workers furloughed from October 1, 2020, will be recalled and given back pay from December 1, 2020. Executive compensation and stock buybacks are also limited and air connectivity will be restored to cities that lost their airlines.  Visit Business Insider...
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Oil prices dip as demand concerns counter U.S. stimulus | Reuters

Oil prices dip as demand concerns counter U.S. stimulus | Reuters Oil prices fell on Monday as concerns about weakening fuel demand and the prospect of higher OPEC+ output outweighed optimism over a U.S. stimulus package.Oil prices strengthened earlier in the day, with Brent rising above $52 a barrel, as Democrats aimed for larger $2,000 COVID-19 relief payments following U.S. President Donald Trump’s signing of a $2.3 trillion stimulus deal.But a new variant of the virus in the United Kingdom h...
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This service lets you rent Winnebago Mercedes-Benz Sprinter RVs picked up from airports for $199 a day. See how it works.

Blacksford's van. Blacksford Newcomer Blacksford is disrupting the RV rental market by creating a platform of rentable Winnebago-converted Mercedes-Benz Sprinters.Blacksford is currently located at McCarran International Airport by Las Vegas and the Bozeman Airport in Montana with plans to expand to new locations in the coming year.The company was founded by Jonathan Distad after he had a less-than-optimal experience trying to rent an RV for a family vacation.Blacksford rentals range fr...
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#Oman Banks Get More Flexibility in Financing Stock Investments - Bloomberg

Oman Banks Get More Flexibility in Financing Stock Investments - Bloomberg Oman’s central bank said it approved a recommendation that would provide more flexibility for banks in financing stock market investments.The regulator’s board reviewed the prospects and challenges facing the economy and approved a recommendation to amend some of the provisions in granting of loans against shares.“The amendment is expected to provide greater flexibility and enhanced opportunities to banks in financing inv...
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The TSA said it screened nearly 1.3 million travelers on Sunday, the most since the beginning of the pandemic

A passenger approaches two airline workers in Christmas themed headwear at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Arlington, Virginia on December 22. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque The Transportation Security Administration screened 1,284,599 people in airports nationwide on Sunday, according to spokesperson Lisa Farbstein, the most since the COVID-19 pandemic's start. Sunday was also the sixth day in the last 10 that the TSA screened more than 1 million travelers.  More than 63,000 America...
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Thousands apply to relocate to Finland as country seeks to lure foreign tech workers

Miemo Penttinen - / Getty Images Over 3,500 people have applied to Finland's new "90-Day Finn" program, which offers foreign workers and their families a chance to live in the country for 90 days to see if they want to permanently relocate to the Nordic country.  Successful applicants get housing, school, daycare, networking opportunities, and places to work remotely. The program can also assist with permanent residency if applicants choose to seek it.  Employees of US and Canad...
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Doctors Predict Another Onslaught Of COVID-19 Patients After Mass Holiday Travel

(CNN) — More people traveled through US airports Sunday than any other day this pandemic, setting the stage for waves of new infections across the country. Over 1.28 million people passed through security checkpoints Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration said. At the same time, more Americans were hospitalized this past week than any other week of the pandemic, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Six states set new records Sunday for the most Covid-19 patients hospitalized: Ala...
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What’s Cooking? New Thermopolium Uncovered in Pompeii

(Photo ©Luigi Spina​) Over what was a relatively quiet holiday weekend for most Italians, news was released about a recent discovery at Pompeii. The ancient archaeological site has been making headlines lately and just recently I wrote about the new plaster casts from Civita Giuliana. This time the news detailed incredible finds about a thermopolium, a sort of snack bar of Pompeii, that has been fully excavated in the archaeological site. If you’ve visited Pompeii, you’ve surely seen at le...
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Photos show crowded airports during Christmas as Americans buck the CDC's recommendation to stay home

Travelers wearing face masks arrive at Orlando International Airport on the day before Christmas. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Photos of crowded US airports during the Christmas holiday showed how many Americans ignored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation to stay home.  The US has reported record COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations this month, with more than 19 million cases nationwide.  As of December 28, Southern California and San Joaquin Valley re...
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What should travelers expect in 2021? Here's what experts predict

There's only one thing that travelers should expect in 2021 with any certainty: It's uncertainty.
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5 predictions for 2021

After the events of 2020, quite a bit of the near-term hotel industry outlook is decidedly better, which is not hard to imagine. But just like with all recoveries, the outlook varies by class, location and customer type.
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Oil rises to touch $52 after Trump signs aid bill | Reuters

Oil rises to touch $52 after Trump signs aid bill | Reuters Oil rose to hit $52 a barrel on Monday as U.S. President Donald Trump’s signing of a coronavirus aid package and the start of a European vaccination campaign outweighed concern about weak near-term demand.After Trump backed down from a threat to block the package, Democrats on Monday will try to push through expanded $2,000 relief payments. Europe, meanwhile, launched a mass vaccination drive on Sunday. [nL1N2J804R]Brent crude was up 45...
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Egyptian shares gain, Gulf stocks mixed | Reuters

Egyptian shares bounced back on Monday after the central bank kept rates unchanged, citing rising inflation and slowing economic growth due to the coronavirus pandemic.Egypt’s blue-chip index rose 0.7%, with most of its constituents ending higher. Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals jumped 6.6% and EFG Hermes increased 1.4%.Saudi Arabia’s index fell 0.3% as Al Rajhi Bank dropped 0.7% and Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) closed down 0.8%, having risen as much as 0.6% during the day.SABIC, which owns 31.5% of...
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How we will travel in 2021

After spending much of this year 'grounded', you'd forgive people for simply wanting to get away once it's possible again.
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How Tour Operators Are Planning for Travel in 2021

Tours are going to look different when travel restarts in earnest.
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A Eulogy for Eateries, 2020

Like so many poor souls infected with COVID-19, a staggering number of restaurants met their untimely demise this year. Well-established eateries and fledgling startups alike were afflicted. Mom-and-pops, national chains, dive bars, bastions of fine dining; none were spared the wrath of this indiscriminate virus. No one could have predicted the devastating impact on business across the board, let alone prepare. Restaurants which already operate on razor-thin margins took the first hit, and keep ...
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The 12 Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

Visit the best ski resorts in Colorado this winter to have an adventure of a lifetime. Colorado is widely known (and loved) for its ski resorts. It has over 20 of them. If you are thinking of skiing in Colorado, it may prove challenging choosing just one resort, as there is so much to consider. ... Read More You can read the original article here: The 12 Best Ski Resorts in Colorado. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Tra...
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Airline Marketers Are Coming Out of Crisis Mode as 2021 Bookings Rise

From the outset of the pandemic, it was clear the travel industry's recovery wouldn't be swift. In fact, some executives estimate it could take three years for airlines to rebound to their prepandemic business, as the timeline for vaccine distribution remains in flux. But on the eve of a desperately needed new year, there are...
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Global Tourism Ends 2020 United, Determined and Ready to Lead Our Recovery

We are almost at the end of what has been the most challenging year in the history of tourism.
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The Alpina Gstaad: Switzerland’s Cutting-Edge Luxury Hotel With A Unique Purpose

2020 is slowly coming to an end. At the same time the winter season in the Swiss Alps is right about to kick-off. Known as one of the most sought-after ski-holiday spots in the world, The Alpina Gstaad is looking forward to opening its doors and welcoming guests (back) to this elegant resort.
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Sunday Afternoon Promenade

    walking with a toddler did I just refer to Gabriel as a toddler? oh, no baby. walking with Gabriel on a Sunday afternoon  one step forward  twenty minutes sitting on the ground playing with rocks  meanwhile the view.       Two steps forward up pine cones and trying to put them on the tree Christmas tree which led to singing  up on the housetop...     Three steps forward we rubbed our hands with rosemary thyme Lavender and pine breathing in the Mediterranean  with the  Provençal boy ...
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Christmas in Paris 2020: Vincent’s Art Gift

Our Christmas Eve celebration this year was just the two of us. Vincent cooked a grand, festive meal of Steak Diane- tournedos of beef with a reduced mustard and cream sauce, potatoes with lemon and rosemary, and a salad of pears, radiccio, and mozzarella. Dessert was three slices of buche de Noel, each with a different filling from Maison Aleph.   The usual Christmas ritual is that we don’t exchange any gifts until Christmas morning, but this year Vincent, in a break-through moment, deci...
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Trivet pursuits

I got a couple of comments about the iron trivet under the bowl of apples in Saturday's photo. That trivet spends most of its days as the centerpiece of the deck table. I keep a pot of hens and chicks on it. In the winter, when the table and chairs get stored away, I bring the trivet inside and use it on the dining room table. It has rubber feet, so I don't have to worry about scratches. Trivet. If my memory serves, I found the trivet in a shop in Collonges-la-Rouge back in 2006. We were visit...
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#Oman’s Expat Work Force Down by 16% Amid Pandemic, Report Says - Bloomberg

Oman’s Expat Work Force Down by 16% Amid Pandemic, Report Says - Bloomberg Nearly a sixth of Oman’s expatriate workers left the Gulf Arab country in the first 11 months of 2020, after losing their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Times of Oman reported, citing government figures.The National Centre for Statistics and Information calculated that 272,126 foreign workers departed, leaving the non-Omani work force at 1.4 million. Most were from Nepal, Uganda, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh...
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#Qatar November Exports Rise From Prior Month; Energy Sales Lower - Bloomberg

Qatar November Exports Rise From Prior Month; Energy Sales Lower - Bloomberg Qatar, the world’s biggest shipper of liquefied natural gas, posted an increase in exports in November compared with the previous month although the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on the sale of energy products.November Exports:16.6 billion riyals ($4.5 billion) vs 22.2 billion riyals year agoExports in October: 15.3 billion riyalsThe decrease in November from year-ago period “was mainly due to lower exports of...
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Al Mal Capital's REIT raises $95.3mln in IPO ahead of #Dubai listing | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Al Mal Capital's REIT raises $95.3mln in IPO ahead of Dubai listing | ZAWYA MENA Edition Asset management firm Al Mal Capital has raised 350 million dirhams ($95.29 million) from the initial public offering (IPO) of its property fund.The subsidiary of Dubai Investments had earlier floated its newly founded real estate investment trust (REIT) on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The proceeds were meant to invest in a diversified portfolio of assets.“We are proud that we have successfully raised t...
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#Dubai's DXB Entertainments to hire advisors to review Meraas' buyout offer | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai's DXB Entertainments to hire advisors to review Meraas' buyout offer | ZAWYA MENA Edition DXB Entertainments (DXBE) is set to hire some advisors to review Meraas’ proposal to buy out the troubled theme park operator.DXB Entertainments is the owner and operator of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s leading integrated leisure and entertainment destination.State-backed Meraas Leisure and Entertainment made a conditional offer on December 20, 2020 to pay in cash and acquire the remaining sh...
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#UAE President forms new #AbuDhabi council to oversee economic, financial affairs | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE President forms new Abu Dhabi council to oversee economic, financial affairs | ZAWYA MENA Edition The UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, also ruler of Abu Dhabi on Sunday issued a law to establish the Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs to organise and oversee all matters related to the emirate’s financial, investment, economic, petroleum and natural resources affairs.The current Supreme Petroleum Council, which regulates petroleum-related policies, will be merged with th...
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