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There Will be Light

There will be light there always is even in unexpected places.                     [Author: French la Vie]
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Week 2: A big noise at “Père Tranquille”

100 years ago this week: Week 2Thanks for all your kind messages after the first post last week. It's good to be back and good to know that people are still reading! Here's week 2!  A not so souper evening....  A big noise at “Père Tranquille”In an establishment at Les Halles where nightbirds looking for thrills go to taste the classic “Père Tranquille” onion soup, the owners had made a habit of [Author: Adam]
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Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb pledges bans for anyone involved in Capitol riot

Building on a policy that the company said has been in place since the Charlottesville protests back in 2017, Airbnb said it will take additional steps to beef up community protections for the DC metro area ahead of the presidential inauguration. Airbnb already removes people from the platform who are associated with violent hate groups ahead of specific events, the company said. And ahead of the inauguration, the company said it would use a seven-step plan to ensure that the DC metro-area is...
Tags: Travel, TC, Tech, Airbnb, Dc, Charlottesville, Vacation Rental, Capitol, United States Capitol, Hospitality Industry, US Capitol, D C Metro Police, Airbnb hosts, Capitol Riot, Urgent Safety Line Pro Trump


A Foodie Sydney Staycation!

If you're a foodie and either live in Sydney or are visiting Sydney, I've got a delicious food-focused itinerary for you. This 48 hour Sydney itinerary will have you eating some of the best that the harbour city has to offer. And it may even surprise you to see what we have on our doorstep!
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The best cat carriers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good cat carrier should be comfortable for your pet and easy for you to safely transport them by foot, mass transit, car, or plane.We tested 23 cat carriers, including soft carriers, hard-sided kennels, budget options, and backpack-style carriers. The best cat carrier overall is Mr. Peanut's Gold Series Expandable Carrier, which unzips to give your cat additional space during travel.The right cat carrier can make getting a feisty feline from Point A to Point ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Cats, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Air, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Gadd, Frisco, Oakland California, Phoebe, Reston Virginia, Sherpa, Subaru of America Inc


The Capitol riots caused chaos in the skies as airlines flew protesters home from a violent day in Washington, DC

Pilots chatting in front of an American Airlines plane. Mike Stone/Reuters Airlines have been flying protesters home from last week's "Stop the Steal" rally-turned-riot and some continued rallying while in the air. An American Airlines flight turned into an aerial rally as passengers began chanting "USA," prompting the pilot to threaten to land the plane. Alaska Airlines reported banning 14 passengers after "non-mask compliant," "rowdy," and "argumentative" behavior on a flight from Washin...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Utah, Usa, News, Air Travel, Washington, Politico, Planes, US, Trends, Getty Images, Flying, Ronald Reagan, Alaska, Hawaii


INNSiDE Manchester and Sterling Event Group join forces to launch Hybrid Event Studio in Manchester

INNSiDE Manchester, part of Meliá Hotels International, has partnered with one of the UK's leading technical event production and AV hire companies, Sterling Event Group to launch Manchester's first virtual event production studio in a hotel.
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10 Essential Features of a Good Hotel Booking System

Online bookings make up almost 63% of the travel and tourism segment's revenue annually. A good hotel booking system will let you efficiently manage online reservations. Automating reservation processes with a reliable hotel booking system reduces the risk of manual errors and losses in business.
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Don’t Get on the Plane! - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

"My flight leaves tonight" is a phrase I like to hear because it means the guest will return to the care of the family doctor. Until then he or she is my responsibility. Now and then, I don't like to hear it.
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Preferred Hotels & Resorts President Michelle Woodley interviewed in INDIE Colorcast

In episode 023 of INDIE Colorcast, Andrew chats with Michelle Woodley, the President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, about her journey working her way up in the hotel industry.  
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Brent crude falls on renewed lockdowns, stronger dollar | Reuters

Brent crude falls on renewed lockdowns, stronger dollar | Reuters Oil prices steadied on Monday after strong gains last week, as tough coronavirus lockdowns around the world renewed concerns about global fuel demand, while a stronger U.S. dollar also weighed on prices.Brent fell 33 cents to settle at $55.66 a barrel, after bouncing off the session low of $54.99. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) rose a cent to settle at $52.25 a barrel.“The renewed concerns about demand due to very high numbers...
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How Hotel Salespeople Are Using Tech To Put People Back In The Sales Process | By Doug Kennedy

In recent years, sales conversations between buyers and suppliers have moved to digital formats such as email and in-app platform messaging in CVENT, The Knot, and CVB apps. Too many salespeople mistakenly believe that two urban legends: that planners exclusively prefer digital communications, and that the most important factor is simply being the first to respond. On top of it all, the 10+ years of surging demand in the pre-pandemic era caused the sales culture at many hotels to devolve ...
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Creditors consider action against Air Seychelles in Etihad debt saga | Reuters

Creditors consider action against Air Seychelles in Etihad debt saga | Reuters Holders of around $70 million in troubled bonds issued on behalf of Air Seychelles are considering options including enforcement against the African carrier, according to sources and documents.The action under consideration is the latest twist in broader creditor efforts to recover $1.2 billion in funds owed by Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways and related airlines including Air Seychelles.Etihad is state-owned Air Seychelle...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Etihad, Reuters, Etihad Airways, Air Seychelles, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Air Seychelles Etihad


We are staying on adjusted level three — Ramaphosa

Although South Africa’s variant of Covid-19 does not cause more severe illness, the country, according to the president, must be ‘diligent, vigilant and compliant’ The post We are staying on adjusted level three — Ramaphosa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Funerals, Alcohol, Hospitals, South Africa, Vaccination, National, Oxygen, Vaccines, Conspiracy Theories, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, SAB, Ramaphosa, Lockdown, Beitbridge


Travelers Are Checking In To Spontaneous Trips In 2021

Global 'The 2021 Upgrade Report' from Hotels.com, identifies spike in last minute reservations and upgrading following a lost year for travel.
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MIDEAST DEBT- #Oman raising up to $2 bln loan with mostly regional banks - sources | Reuters

MIDEAST DEBT-Oman raising up to $2 bln loan with mostly regional banks - sources | Reuters Oman is looking to raise up to $2 billion with a loan arranged mostly by local and regional lenders, as international banks tread carefully due to the deterioration of its credit profile, sources said.Oman started talks with banks for a new loan of at least $1 billion in November, sources told Reuters at the time, as it geared up for heavy debt redemptions.It is now working with a group of banks to raise a...
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Relive a year like no other

2020 was an exceptional year in many ways. Relive our highlights.
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What are travelers afraid of in 2021? And what should they actually be worried about?

Walt Meyer is afraid of getting sick when he travels. Too many people aren't taking COVID-19 seriously, he says.
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Comedy U keeps Hawaii comedy laughs alive

Hawaii’s Comedy U and Jose “Dynamite” Figuera are keeping the laughs alive in Honolulu as the Aloha State continues its economic recovery amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Comedy U boasts a roster of talented and committed standup comedians and two showcase performances weekly at two popular Honolulu venues, The Blue Note and Hawaiian Brian’s. Jose […] The post Comedy U keeps Hawaii comedy laughs alive appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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#SaudiArabia tries to lure multinationals from #Dubai | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia tries to lure multinationals from Dubai | Financial Times Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is spearheading a campaign to convince multinationals from Google to Siemens to relocate their regional headquarters from Dubai to Riyadh.  Under the initiative, dubbed “Programme HQ”, authorities are offering incentives to blue-chip companies in sectors such as IT, finance and oil services to move to Riyadh, according to consultants advising the government and executives...
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Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off donations to Republican politicians that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats comple...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc


fact: you cannot wave the confederate flag or the swastika flag and rightly call yourself a patriotic american

This post has been half-written and sitting in drafts for many months. Days after an armed mob tried to violently subvert the results of an election seems like a good time to finish it.* * * * Here's a statement that should be completely obvious.You cannot wave the Confederate flag or the Nazi flag and also be a patriotic American. History Lesson #1In 1861, a group of terrorists attacked the United States. This was an act of war, by a group who would soon be known as the Confederate Army. Repr...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Nazis, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, History, Hillary Clinton, United States, US politics, South America, Nazi, North America, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Trump


Mideast Stocks: Major markets gain as non-oil sector stocks shine | Reuters

Mideast Stocks: Major markets gain as non-oil sector stocks shine | Reuters Major stocks in the Gulf region strengthened on Monday, bucking the global trend, as shares in non-oil sectors took centre stage with markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) primarily driving the gains.The non-oil sector in the Middle East’s tourism and business hub Dubai returned to growth in December, although the expansion was modest as employment fell and sentiment for the new year was subdued, the seasonally adjus...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Mohammed bin Salman, Reuters Major, United Arab Emirates UAE, Qatar National Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Islamic Bank, Aldar Properties, First Abu Dhabi Bank


#SaudiArabia Aims to Raise Over $5 Billion in Bond-Market Return - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Aims to Raise Over $5 Billion in Bond-Market Return - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia is preparing to return to global capital markets with a bond sale aimed at raising about $5 billion to help cover financing needs heightened by last year’s slide in oil prices, according to people with knowledge of the plan.The kingdom is close to hiring banks for a sale earmarked for as early as this month, the people said, declining to be identified because the matter is private. No final decision on the ...
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Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan and Citibank said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats completely. Last We...
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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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M&A deals involving MENA hit $70.3bln - Refinitiv | ZAWYA MENA Edition

M&A deals involving MENA hit $70.3bln - Refinitiv | ZAWYA MENA Edition The value of announced M&A transactions with any MENA involvement reached $70.3 billion during 2020, according to global data provider Refinitiv.This makes 2020 the fourth highest annual total of all time, despite falling 47 percent in value from the record high achieved in 2019 with Saudi Aramco’s agreement to buy a stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)Aramco acquired 70 percent stake in SABIC from the Public I...


HVS Monday Musings: Being Frugal in 2021 – Is this One of the Lessons We Learned from the Pandemic? | By Ajay Mehtani

A crisis is often needed to make drastic changes and the ongoing pandemic is one of the most challenging crises that the world has faced since the Second World War. The COVID-19 outbreak came in suddenly, swept across the world and changed us in an unprecedented way - not only our businesses but even the way we live.
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#Qatar’s Al Khalij Shares Rise After $2.2 Billion Share-Swap Deal - Bloomberg

Al Khalij Commercial Bank PQSC shares surged Sunday after it agreed with Masraf Al Rayan QSC for a share-swap combination that will create Qatar’s second-largest lender.The shares climbed as much as 8.7% in Doha, the biggest intraday gain in more than two months. Masraf Al Rayan shares rose 0.8%.Masraf Al Rayan plans to issue 0.5 securities for every Al Khalij share for the merger. The deal is valued at 8.2 billion riyals ($2.2 billion), according to Bloomberg calculations.Combining with Al Khal...
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Assets of #UAE's first ETF climb above Dh50m just six months after its listing | The National

Assets of UAE's first ETF climb above Dh50m just six months after its listing | The National Assets managed by the Chimera S&P UAE Shariah Exchange Traded Fund climbed to more than Dh50 million ($13.6m) just six months after the UAE’s first ETF started trading on the country’s two stock exchanges.The ETF now ranks as the third-largest in the Middle East and North Africa region, Abu Dhabi-based asset management firm Chimera Capital said in a statement on Monday.The net asset value of both share c...
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