Hawaii travel news: January 13, 2021

– Costco has some special vacation packages at the two Fairmont properties in Hawaii. We love these two luxury resorts. You can see our review of Maui’s Fairmont Kea Lani here and our review of Hawaii (Big) Island’s Fairmont Orchid here. Both packages are very good deals and include rental car and resort fees. – Two, sister Waikiki hotels are offering some interesting “workcation” packages. Here are the basics about these two options: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki – https://shorelinehotelwaikiki. com...
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Higher taxes on horizon, court halts aquarium industry, proms canceled, surgeon general seeks charges dismissed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

School of fish in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News Gov. David Ige ponders higher fuel and wealth taxes. Linda Chu Takayama, chief of staff for Gov. David Ige, informed the House Finance Committee on Tuesday that these two types of taxes are possibilities to increase state revenue and partly offset a decline driven by coronavirus pandemic impacts. Star-Advertiser.Lawmaker expects National Guard to help with security in Honolulu for Joe Biden inauguration. State House Speaker Scott Saiki expect...
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Riley Eller joins React Mobile as CTO

Seattle, WA, January 14, 2021 — Riley Eller has been involved with technology and security since the beginning of his 30-year career. He has applied his skills in places like Unium (formerly known as CoCo), where he was a part of a successful acquisition to Nokia in 2018. His recent role as the CTO of Rubica, involved leading engineering and security teams in the cybersecurity space to protect data from real-time threats. He is a contributor to several inventions and patents and is recogn...
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StayNTouch Unveils New Integration Hub

StayNTouch, a leader in cloud hotel property management software and contactless solutions, has recently unveiled the new StayNTouch Integration Hub, a centralized webpage where StayNTouch clients and hoteliers can explore the 1100+ direct and in-direct integrations that connect with StayNTouch Cloud PMS. The new integration hub enables hotels to easily explore the technologies that are ideally suited to meet their unique business goals.
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Moeru, West Ryde

Moeru is a Japanese restaurant located on West street near West Ryde station. On the menu are fantastically fresh sushi rolls, sashimi platters and steaming bowls of ramen. And while a 14 page menu is usually a slight cause for alarm, here the food comes out fresh and tasty.
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Oil ends lower, retreating from recent gains as COVID cases rise | Reuters

Oil ends lower, retreating from recent gains as COVID cases rise | Reuters Oil prices fell on Wednesday, pulling back from recent gains, on concerns that rising global COVID-19 will hamper global fuel demand.The market did find some support from weekly inventory figures that showed a drop in crude inventories and rising refinery production.Brent crude prices settled at $56.06 a barrel, down 52 cents, or 0.9%. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) settled at $52.91 a barrel, falling 30 cents, or 0.6...
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#Qatar’s rapprochement restores balance in the Middle East | Financial Times

Qatar’s rapprochement restores balance in the Middle East | Financial Times The embrace last week between Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, and Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, ended the three-year blockade of the tiny gas-rich emirate by its powerful neighbours, led by the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates.  The terms of the deal will only become fully known as they are implemented. But already the agreement — a tactical rapprochement rathe...
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Winners of 2020 Hospitality Graduate Student Blog Competition Announced, Presented by the HFTP Foundation

An overview of the latest hotel cleaning technology advancements is the topic of the winning blog in a competition for graduate-level students. The competition was sponsored by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Foundation and held for students earning their HFTP-UH Global Masters Certificate, a program with candidates of the Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business, a partnership between the CN Hilton College at the University of Houston, the School of...
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Simplified SEO for Hotels - PART I | By Ines Barreiros

With the rise of Google's dominance in the online travel search market, Hotel SEO is undoubtedly one of the most widely-discussed loved and hated topics in the industry today.
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Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week

Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s move on Wednesday even as lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol were moving ahead with a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. We have canceled all Airbnb reservations in DC for Inauguration week. Guests will be issued a full refund and hosts will still be paid in full for these cance...
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An Empowerment Lesson From The Ritz-Carlton | By Shep Hyken

If you've been following my work, you know I'm a huge fan of the Ritz-Carlton. I was recently on a Zoom presentation with Horst Schulze, first president and co-founder of the Ritz-Carlton chain. When Horst speaks, I listen and take lots of notes. One of the questions he was asked had to do with empowerment, specifically about the $2,000 the Ladies and Gentlemen - what Ritz-Carlton calls its employees - are allowed to spend to ensure a guest has a great experience.
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youtip Enters Hospitality as a Contactless, Cashless and ‘Appless’ Digital Tipping Solution for Frontline Workers

Hotels are struggling to keep their doors open today, and many are unable to rehire full staff. Frontline employees fortunate enough to be working amidst the ongoing pandemic are wearing more hats and putting themselves at risk each day to deliver the highest levels of guest service in hopes of assuring travelers that their hotels are safe. To recognize these unsung heroes of hospitality, a new digital tipping solution has entered the hospitality scene to provide a contactless, cashless a...
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Cyber-prepared for a demanding digital environment: PwC 2021 Global Digital Trust Insights

More consumers than ever before are using online options to engage with consumer-facing companies in our pandemic-altered environment, underscoring the ongoing importance of cybersecurity.
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How Hotels are using Gift Vouchers to Generate Revenue Right Now | By Ana Leal

In the new normal of ever-changing regulations and restrictions, one thing that has not changed is the appetite for travel. Whether domestically in the short-term or internationally in the long-term, everyone is anticipating the day when they can freely travel again.
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Keeping education on track with blended learning programs

Sommet Education, worldwide hospitality education group encompassing the highly reputed education institutions - Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches and Ecole Ducasse - is reinforcing its study portfolio with a wide range of flexible learning solutions including blended learning programs. New Bachelor students are offered the possibility of a full first semester on-line or partially at home and on campus. These curriculum options enable students to start the next Bachelor inta...
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#Qatar Raises Carbon Capture Ambitions, Touting Green Credentials - Bloomberg

Qatar Raises Carbon Capture Ambitions, Touting Green Credentials - Bloomberg Qatar Petroleum will build facilities capable of capturing and storing more than 7 million tons per year of carbon dioxide in the tiny peninsular nation by 2030, the company said in a statement.The world’s biggest liquefied natural gas producer is increasingly touting its environmental credentials. LNG is less polluting than oil and coal but suppliers are still facing pressure to reduce emissions as nations seek to meet...
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EHL’s new Customer Experience Management Institute: Prioritizing customer-centricity and service excellence | By Alessandro Inversini

In September 2020, EHL launched a new research institute called the Institute of Customer Experience Management. The launch of the institute, along with its ambitious research program, is part of the strategic vision of the school which, through the creation of business/research institutes in different disciplines, is trying to advance academic knowledge serving the needs of the industry.
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Hospitality Job Losses and Its Effect on Mental Health | By Alan Young

We are in uncharted territory.
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dailypoint™ among the Top Rated Hotel Tech Products

Hotel Tech Report has announced the winners in the 2021 HotelTechAwards, based on more than 10,000 hotel software product reviews from verified hoteliers during the competition. The HotelTechAwards are often referred to as "the Grammys of Hotel Tech" and finalists are selected from more than 1,000 of the top technology products around the world.
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Oil steadies as U.S. inventory fall tempers demand woes | Reuters

Oil steadies as U.S. inventory fall tempers demand woes | Reuters Oil prices were broadly steady on Wednesday as rising global COVID-19 cases took the shine off an earlier rally spurred by a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories.Brent crude prices were up 11 cents, or 0.2%, at $56.69 a barrel by 1311 GMT. Prices rose as far as $57.42 a barrel earlier in the session, the highest since Feb. 24.The next milestone for Brent prices is a rise above $60, a level not seen since late Januar...
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Mideast Stocks: Most major markets end higher on oil price gains | 路透

Mideast Stocks: Most major markets end higher on oil price gains | 路透 Most major Gulf stock markets finished higher on Wednesday as oil prices jumped after industry data showed a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories, before rising global COVID-19 infections capped the crude price gains.Brent crude rose to a session high of $57.42 a barrel, their highest since Feb. 24, before prices steadied. [O/R]In Dubai, the main index firmed 0.8% for its fifth straight session of gains, with th...
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Emirates airline sees full fleet returning to the skies this year | Reuters

Emirates airline sees full fleet returning to the skies this year | Reuters Emirates expects its full fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s to be in use by the end of the year as the rollout of coronavirus vaccines renews confidence in travel.Several countries have started or announced programs to inoculate residents, with some believing they can vaccinate a majority of their population this year.Emirates President Tim Clark has repeatedly said a vaccination program would be vital to any recover...
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#Dubai partner 'very happy' with Trump Org despite Capitol chaos | Reuters

Dubai partner 'very happy' with Trump Org despite Capitol chaos | Reuters Donald Trump’s business partner in Dubai on Wednesday said he was interested in expanding their commercial relationship despite the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week.Trump has faced stinging criticism after encouraging supporters on Jan. 6 to march on the Capitol as Congress met to certify his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden. That led to a violent invasion during which five people died.“Our relationship with the Trump Or...
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Top 7 Menu Engineering Techniques to boost your F&B Revenue & Profit | By Jefrey Walter

It's really incredible how smart strategies could boost your Food and Beverage revenue. People tend to overthink some of those strategies and eventually end up in different scenarios. This article will discuss various techniques in order to maximize your restaurant's, or profitability of any food and beverage outlet to enrich the guest experience.
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SMEs warned not to over-extend themselves following #UAE retail group's collapse - Arabianbusiness

SMEs warned not to over-extend themselves following UAE retail group's collapse - Arabianbusiness Small and medium-sized businesses have been warned not to over-extend themselves and risk going under following the collapse of a major retail operator in the UAE.Earlier this week, Arabian Business revealed how Gulf Greetings General Trading emailed suppliers last Friday saying it had closed down operations with ‘immediate effect’. The shock announcement has hit the company’s suppliers hard with so...
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United is preparing for a Boeing 737 Max resurgence in February with the 12 first routes just added to its schedule - here's the full list

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9. Philip Pilosian/ United Airlines revealed the first 12 routes that its Boeing 737 Max aircraft will fly. The newly ungrounded jets will be based in Denver and Houston with routes from coast to coast. United operates the larger Boeing 737 Max 9 jet and is currently the only airline in the US to operate the type. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. United Airlines has scheduled the first routes for its Boeing 737 Max aircraf...
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5 Leading PMS Companies Reveal their Integration Strategies

5 Leading PMS Companies Reveal their Integration Strategies: An expert panel discussion with the 5 Leading Hotel PMS Companies, moderated by ROOMDEX's own Paul Peddrick as part of our Webinar Series. Join: Laura Calin, VP Strategy and Solutions At Oracle Hospitality, Nicki Dehler, VP Product at StayNTouch, Ingo Dignas, Founder and CEO at protel hotelsoftware GmbH, Richard Valtr, Founder at Mews, Ulrich Pillau, Founder at apaleo PMS, and Jos Schaap CEO and Co-Founder at ROOMDEX for a livel...
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Aimbridge Hospitality Awarded Management of Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, has been awarded management of the 584-room Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, located just 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Boxer Resorts, a company of Boxer Property Management Corporation, will continue to asset manage the property.Aligned with concentrated focus, agility, and expertise to operate each hotel vertical, Aimbridge is the largest third-party operator of full-service and resort properties, ...
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The Disconnect Between Brand and Reputation | By Adele Gutman Milne

Successful reputation optimization is a key form of branding. Your brand is far more than your name and your logo; it is your identity. You may have worked hard to build a strong or relevant brand, but your work is not done yet if your public reputation doesn't validate your brand with credibility. Most hotels and restaurants would stand to see strong financial benefits from revamping their reputation management process into a reputation optimization discipline.
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