Hawaii Capitol on lockdown prior to opening day of Legislature, more than half of inmates in emergency release re-arrested, state send 200 Guardsmen to U.S. Capitol, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

   Hawaii Capitol lockdown PC:Sen. Chris Lee Security heightened at state Capitol ahead of Friday protest and presidential inauguration next week. A pro-Donald Trump local grassroots group that pursues “faith, family and freedom” plans what it calls a “peaceful rally” at the state Capitol Friday amid heightened security including the installation of chain link-fence barricades blocking off the rotunda. Star-Advertiser.No More ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ For State Lawmakers. Goodies gifted from lo...
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‘Reno Italiano’ Is the Only Italian Home Renovation Show You Will Ever Need

"Reno Italiano" is a new home renovation show on HGTV starring Rome-based interior designer Arlene Gibbs. Trust me, you're going to love it!
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Bundled up Yum-Yum

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Musica Venezia Presents Remembrance of the Holocaust (Giorno della Memoria) - at Ateneo Veneto in Venice

Moses and Aaron come before Pharaoh, from the Golden Haggadah, c. 1320, Northern Spain, probably Barcelona (British Library, MS. 27210, fol. 1o verso) (Venice, Italy) Musica Venezia has been entertaining and educating Venice for decades with its distinct, top-quality events in some of the city's most impressive venues. Roberta Reeder, the Artistic Director of Associazione Culturale Musica Venezia and long-term resident of Venice, brings her rich background as a scholar and produc...
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Oil drops over 2% on China lockdowns, U.S. stimulus concerns | Reuters

Oil drops over 2% on China lockdowns, U.S. stimulus concerns | Reuters Oil prices fell more than 2% on Friday, with both contracts posting a loss on the week as concerns about Chinese cities in lockdown due to coronavirus outbreaks tempered a rally driven by strong import data from the world’s biggest crude importer.Brent fell $1.32, or 2.3%, to settle at $55.10 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled down $1.21, or 2.3%, at $52.36 a barrel.Both benchmarks, which hit their highest i...
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Woodcut Barangaroo

Woodcut is a new restaurant at the brand new Crown Sydney. With four kitchens and a menu designed by Ross and Sunny Lusted, it has a Modern Australian menu focusing on cooking with wood, charcoal and steam.
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Holland America Named “Top Pick” for Alaska Cruises

Holland America was once again named “Top Pick” for Alaska cruises in the 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards.  The cruise line has received this award in the Alaska category three times in the last five years.  Considering this category is only... Read More The post Holland America Named “Top Pick” for Alaska Cruises appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Further appeal by Indian students separated from spouses by Australia’s criminal lockdowns

RECEIVED TODAY (COPY OF LETTER SENT TO MPs) Hello Respected Ministers/MP, It has been almost a year now and we are appealing to grant permission to allow us back. We are living apart for such a long time that we have lost faith in Australia doing anything substantial for us. We read frequent reports about […]
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A Best Western hotel in London is now taking in Covid-19 patients as hospitals run out of beds

The Best Western Hotel in the London suburb of Croydon would normally be packed with visiting families, out-of-town construction workers, and business travelers.
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Window on Matera

  Matera is always fascinating and there are so many great locations for a photo-op. [Author: Bryan]
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Three hospitality industry realities for 2021 | By Kelly McGuire

Like many of you, I suspect, I didn't have the energy to make resolutions for this year. After all, I was forced into enough changes in 2020 that I'm still adapting to, personally and professionally. It felt right not to put any additional pressure on myself to read more, exercise more, be more organized or drink less. After all, it's going to be challenging enough to mentally prepare to put on shoes (and, let's be honest, real pants) when we head back to the office or on the road later t...
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Aloha Friday Photo: (Coco)nuts about Hawaii

Mahalo to Carol Schuldt for sharing this very fun coconut person shot for Aloha Friday Photos! We hope it brings you smile just like it did to us. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: (Coco)nuts about Hawaii appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Allegiant Air is adding 21 low-cost leisure routes to this year with service to 3 new cities - here's the full list

An Allegiant Air Airbus A320 aircraft. Ryan Fletcher / Allegiant Air is adding 21 new routes and three new cities in 2021. The route expansion spans from coast to coast with the first routes launching in March. Regions with beaches, national parks, and/or mountains are among the main focus as that's where travel trends are now pointing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Allegiant Air is continuing a nationwide expansion with 21 new routes planned for 2021...
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New year, new you? Discover the latest healthy drink trends

The new year is synonymous with new opportunities. A blank page upon which to set new intentions and objectives. A renewed impulse to eat and drink healthy after indulging in a festive December. And let's be honest, after surviving 2020 with a global public health crisis, we can be excused if we've treated ourselves to a little extra sweetness or fizz to get through, what has been, a turbulent year to say the least.
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Duetto Pulse Report: Consumer Confidence In Travel Remains Low

The latest edition of the Pulse Report, which tracks activity in the month of December, shows that the majority of markets are continuing to feel serious effects of continued uncertainty amongst bookers due to rapid rises in COVID cases across the globe. North America's pace remains consistently low and Europe is still subject to several lockdowns in various countries, preventing travel and damaging confidence, which is reflected in the latest data.
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The best road trip cars for 2021

From a high-tech Tesla Model 3 to an old-school Ford Crown Victoria, here are the best cars for a road trip.
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Oil slips as China lockdown, U.S. unemployment data temper gains | Reuters

Oil slips as China lockdown, U.S. unemployment data temper gains | Reuters Oil prices fell on Friday as concerns about Chinese cities in lockdown due to coronaries outbreaks tempered a rally driven by strong import data from the world’s biggest crude importer and U.S. plans for a large stimulus package.Brent was down 86 cents, or 1.5%, at $55.56 by 1227 GMT, after gaining 0.6% on Thursday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was down 58 cents, or 1.1%, at $52.99 a barrel, having risen more than 1...
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5 paradoxes: Comparing the first and second COVID waves in Switzerland | By Reza Etemad-Sajadi

Comparing the number of deaths in European countries between the first wave (March-June 2020) and the second wave (September-December 2020), we observe that several countries endured more deaths (per one million people) during the second wave than during the first. This is the case in Switzerland with 2.73 times more deaths compared to the first wave ! The trend also holds for Germany (2.59 times more deaths compared to the first wave) and Portugal (2.04 times more deaths compared to the ...
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Florida International University and Women's Hospitality Initiative partner to launch groundbreaking hospitality leadership course

As part of its ongoing commitment to advance opportunity and remove barriers for future women leaders, Florida International University (FIU) and its Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has partnered with the Women's Hospitality Initiative (WHI) to implement WHI's groundbreaking academic course, "From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Leadership for Women in Hospitality."
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Aberdeen Standard Investments in landmark acquisition of world’s first hometel, room2 Southampton

room2, the world's first hometel brand, has completed the sale and leaseback of its flagship offering, room2 Southampton, to a fund managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments ("ASI"), the UK's largest active asset manager. The disposal price of c. £10 million reflects a prime net initial yield of 4.98% with a 30 year indexed linked lease in place. The hometel concept, a sub sector of the extended stay space, is the brainchild of brothers Robert and Stuart Godwin, former members of the Briti...
Tags: Travel, UK, Southampton, Savills, Robert, ASI, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Aberdeen Standard Investments ASI, Stuart Godwin

About Hospitality, Covid-19 and the Brexit at the beginning of 2021

Maria Puetz-Willems and Andrew Sangster about Hospitality, Covid-19 and the Brexit at the beginning of 2021. Maria Puetz-Willems is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a bilingual (German-English) online trade magazine for the international hotel industry. The editorial topics also shape offline events such as networking events, conferences and workshops. Andrew Sangster launched Hotel Analyst more than 12 years ago and it has grown into a publishing business that no...
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Key hospitality technology trends to watch in 2021 | By Andrew Metcalfe

As we start to look forward to the new year, there are two key trends which we have already begun to see emerge throughout the course of 2020. Both have been driven, in the most part, by the advance of the Coronavirus pandemic - digitisation and the use of data.
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Rooms for Improvement: 3 ways to approach hotel sourcing in 2021

The crystal ball of 2021 is a little cloudier than many travel buyers would have hoped at the start of the year but with the vaccine rolling out and the hard slog mostly behind us, there's reason to anticipate a major uptick from 2020 levels, when our industry was operating at about 20% of its usual volume. Exactly when and how much demand will return will partly depend on the success of vaccine programs and traveler's willingness to hit the road.
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Global Travel Writers Show Cautious Optimism for Travel in 2021

An overwhelming majority of global travel writers (94%) plan to resume travel this year for first-hand reporting, a strong indication of the pent-up demand for travel with recognition about safety with the availability of coronavirus vaccines, according to a Finn Partners Global Travel Practice survey released today. The survey of about 400 travel writers and content producers in North America, Asia, and Europe was conducted in December.
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The Anti-Gluttony Door in Portugal’s Alcobaça Monastery Shamed Plump Monks to Start Fasting

Consider that you eat the sins of the people —inscription carved above the entrance to the Monastery of Alcobaça‘s refectory Apparently, the Monastery of Alcobaça‘s resident monks were eating plenty of other things, too. Eventually their reputation for excessive plumpness became problematic. A hefty physique may have signified prosperity and health in 1178 when construction began on the UNESCO World Heritage site, but by the 18th-century, those extra rolls of flesh were considered at odds with ...
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Travel’s Messy 2021 Comeback

Travel’s Messy 2021 Comeback Travel’s comeback in 2021 seems assured, but it might be messy. I watched CNBC’s Jim Cramer this morning, and he was all excited because he just got his first dose of vaccine today. He said that the first thing he will do is go to a bar (he owns a bar in NYC).  And the second thing he will do is travel. Similarly, I was getting my steps walking around “da hood last night, and I ran across neighbors (who are also clients) who were all excited about getting their jab ...
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HVS Market Pulse: Panama City Beach, Florida | By Hannah McManus

Once an old-school beach destination peppered with mom & pop motels, softened zoning restrictions welcomed high-rise condominium towers in the early 2000s, transforming the area into a collegiate Spring Break haven. The mid-2010s hailed the entrance of a new marketing strategy and the area's first nationally branded hotels, in addition to legislation prohibiting alcohol consumption on the beaches, once more evolving the market identity to one of a family-friendly destination. It was also ...
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U.S. Travel Applauds Biden Emergency Relief Plan

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden's announced plan to combat the pandemic and provide direct relief to Americans:
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Oil drops as Chinese lockdowns, U.S. unemployment data drains rally | Reuters

Oil drops as Chinese lockdowns, U.S. unemployment data drains rally | Reuters Oil prices fell on Friday as concerns about Chinese cities in lockdown due to coronavirus outbreaks tempered a rally driven by strong import data from the world’s biggest crude importer and U.S. plans for a large stimulus package.Brent was down 71 cents, or 1.2%, at $55.71 by 0758 GMT, after gaining 0.6% on Thursday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was 46 cents, or 0.9%, lower at $53.11 a barrel, having risen more t...
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Collégiale Saint-Aignan

Here's a gratuitous shot of Saint-Aignan's church. It's called une collégiale, a church operated by a college of canons. Not being a Catholic, I'm not really sure what that means other than that there's no resident priest in town. La collégiale de Saint-Aignan. Our brief spell of mild weather comes to an end this morning. Temperatures should be dropping through the day. There's even a slight chance of some snow, but nothing significant. [Author: wcs]
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