GBTA Poll: More Than Half Expect to Return to Office by Q3

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world's largest business travel association, has released the results from its 15thcoronavirus poll, the first in 2021, to measure the impact on business travel following the onset of the pandemic last year.
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Hawaii Legislature convenes without pomp, federal recognition for Hawaiians back on the table, Honolulu mayor names chief of staff, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Taro farmers offer free cuttings at Capitol as Hawaii Legislature convenes PC: Ka Leo o Hawai'i via Facebook, Ethan Weil State Legislature opens without the usual revelry. The coronavirus pandemic and the shock waves it has sent through the economy, as well as heightened security as a result of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, combined to create somber, austere ceremonies as lawmakers gathered on Wednesday to kick off this year’s legislative session. Star-Advertiser.New legislativ...
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[VIDEOS] Viral Marketing Examples – 25 Videos

A viral video is every marketer’s dream. It’s a definite way to cut through the noise of the internet. Studies show that social viewers (people who watch shared content rather than videos they’ve found by browsing) are far more likely to buy a product and recommend it to others.  You can get some inspiration by watching the following 25 viral marketing videos – you will enjoy watching them and sharing with your friends: ...
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A broken but unique-looking old Tokyo vending machine

Early last year I posted a set of old and broken vending machines that I’d photographed over several years. A few months later I managed to find a few more, and then later in the year got lucky again with a wonderful looking machine discovered in a long-abandoned apartment complex. Now there’s another one to add to the collection. One so unique due to its television-like vending machines within a vending machine that it deserves a post all of its own. A lovely chance find that made a cold and du...
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Oil steadies after unexpected build in U.S. crude stockpiles | Reuters

Oil steadies after unexpected build in U.S. crude stockpiles | Reuters Oil prices steadied on Thursday after industry data showed a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories that revived pandemic-related fuel demand concerns, while U.S. stimulus hopes buoyed prices.Brent crude futures rose 2 cents to settle at $56.10 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 18 cents to settle at $53.13 a barrel.Both benchmarks rose over the past two days on expectations of massive COVID-...
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Cypriot Tiropita Halloumi & Mint Pie

Cypriot Tiropita is made differently from Greek Tiropita. This wonderful halloumi and mint pie is baked in a ring tin and has sweet and savoury flavours to it.
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I’m always writing about the sun coming out probably because Paris has many dreary gray days. It’s still beautiful even with clouds and rain, but it really becomes spectacular when the sun shines. (As I post this a few days later, it is raining). This is a sculpture done by Picasso. I still can’t believe it’s never been stolen. Benches looking like open books. I think they are so cool. The back of the Institut de France. This shows how high the Seine came in 1910. That’...
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Princess Cruises Just Sold Their Only Small Ship

Princess Cruises announced it has sold Pacific Princess, their smallest ship in the fleet.  The name of the buyer is undisclosed.  Selling their smallest ship almost comes as no surprise.  Last year, Princess Cruises sold two other ships, Sun Princess... Read More The post Princess Cruises Just Sold Their Only Small Ship appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Luxury Travel Trends Survey 2021

Luxury Travel Trends Survey 2021 A luxury travel trends survey for 2021 reveals a comeback driven by vaccines and pent-up demand. Strategic Vision’s 2021 Pulse of the Industry Survey measures the post-pandemic travel outlook of luxury travelers and travel advisors. The affluent consumers in the survey, conducted by Strategic Vision, a consultancy specializing in the luxury travel and lifestyle industries, are intently focused on how they can get back on the road and when and where. And they hav...
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Micro-weddings & Minimonies | By Kristen Sullivan

Lavish, over-the-top weddings with extensive guest lists are a thing of the past, at least for the near future. Post-pandemic couples are opting for smaller, more intimate events to celebrate their big day, either with a micro-wedding or a minimony; elopements are also on the rise. While this downsizing of events has certainly impacted the hospitality industry, hoteliers can adapt their offerings to cater to these safety-conscious couples.
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2020 Was Officially the Hotel Industry’s Worst Year on Record

Between pandemic-driven travel restrictions and many people being reluctant to take the risk of traveling for business or pleasure, 2020 was a catastrophe for the entire travel industry. A new report from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) has thrown Covid-19's impact into even more stark relief: 2020 was the hotel industry's worst year...
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Magnuson Hotels Enters 2021 With Expansion In CA, NY, Indiana And Massachusetts.

Magnuson Hotels, a top 20 global chain, today announced the addition of hotels in California, New York, Indiana and Massachusetts to the Magnuson Independent collection.
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First Hotels Partners with RateGain for AI-Enabled Competitive Intelligence and Rate Parity

RateGain Technologies, the leading SaaS Company for travel and hospitality, today announced a global strategic partnership with First Hotels, a leading hotel chain in Scandinavia, for providing AI-driven competitive pricing insights and helping maintain price parity across various OTAs and third-party booking platforms.
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 16 January

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy climbed back to the 40% mark, according to STR's latest data through 16 January. 10-16 January 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2020):
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A cruise line for people over 50 years old will require all passengers have the COVID-19 vaccine before boarding

The new cruise liner "Spirit of Adventure" built for the British shipping company Saga Cruises. Hauke-Christian Dittrich/picture alliance via Getty Images Saga, a UK cruise company, will require passengers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine 14 days prior to boarding. Passengers will also be screened for the virus upon boarding the cruise. Saga is the first UK cruise operator to require passengers get a vaccination for the coronavirus, the Guardian reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee Meets Again to Explore Safe Travel in Age of Vaccines

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has met for the first time in 2021. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the cross-sector body met in Madrid during the 113th session of the UNWTO Executive Council to advance solid plans to restart tourism. Key outputs from the meeting focused on the integration of vaccines into a harmonized approach to safe travel and launching a coordinated effort to boost confidence in the sector.
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5 Travel Trends to Watch in 2021, According to Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel platform*, today released the findings of a new research report based on the platform's unique insight into shifting traveler trends, revealing how consumers are planning to travel in 2021 and what impact the ongoing pandemic has had on their trip planning habits.
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Burgeon Hotel Group Launches Operations

A new hotel management company, the Burgeon Hotel Group (BHG) has launched operations with an award-winning leadership team and a vision of cultivating the next generation of hoteliers. By delivering excellence with integrity, and consistently exceeding expectations to be the "Best in Class", their mission is to maximize returns by developing their most valuable asset - people. The company has also announced that The Sheraton San Gabriel Los Angeles Hotel has tapped them to manage their o...
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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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Mindfulness: Peace Of Mind In The Workplace | By Beatrice Venturini

"Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it's not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it."
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A Yogini’s Take on Hotel Revenue Optimization in a COVID19 World | By Suzanne Swafford

I see myself as a yogini, first, revenue optimist second. Having spent thousands of hours centering my mind, body and soul- my professional career within the revenue and consulting space has also benefitted immensely from the cognitive gains of daily yoga.
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Top 5 Things You Need to Know Now in Hotel Digital Marketing: January Edition | By Margaret Mastrogiacomo

As hotel marketers embark on 2021, it's important to stay ahead of the curve with the latest digital trends.
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Pent-Up Demand for Small Meetings Is Heating Up

It just may be the small meetings business that could help the beleaguered hotel industry overcome challenges presented by a raging pandemic, economic downturn and civil unrest.
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COVID-Gap Performance Analysis of the C-Suite | By Thomas Mielke

The corona crisis is not without its effects on the leadership style of managers. This was not only revealed by a recent Xing survey, but also confirmed by Thomas Mielke, partner at the international HR consultancy AETHOS Consulting Group.
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Oceania Cruises Reveals Mega 180-Day Around the World Cruise in 2023

Today Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, unveiled its 2023 Around The World in 180 Days voyage which opens for public sale on January 27th. Oceania Around the World Cruise Details Departing San Francisco on January 15, 2023,... Read More The post Oceania Cruises Reveals Mega 180-Day Around the World Cruise in 2023 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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How Much Does Aramco Pollute? Missing Emissions Might Double Carbon Footprint - Bloomberg

How Much Does Aramco Pollute? Missing Emissions Might Double Carbon Footprint - Bloomberg Before it launched the world’s biggest public listing, Saudi Arabian Oil Co. promised potential investors a small piece of a trillion-dollar company with access to unrivaled oil reserves. Not just in sheer volume but in climate friendliness, too.Aramco executives emphasized in the run-up to an IPO in 2019 that drilling Saudi oil generates fewer planet-warming emissions than other producers. “Not because our...
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La cour Saint-Benoît

This isn't the cloister, but another courtyard inside the abbey complex at Fontevraud. I don't have much to say about it, but I liked the way that the potted shrubs were arranged. La cour St.-Benoît at Fontevraud abbey, September 2003. I went to the dump as planned on Wednesday morning. The line to get in was long, but it moved quickly enough. I had to ask the attendant to help me lift the old lawnmower up and into the dumpster. He was really nice, I could not have done it myself. Still, in th...
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Hotelbeds and HotelRunner further extend partnership

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#Oman Picks State Street Saudi Chairwoman to Head Oil Company - Bloomberg

Oman Picks State Street Saudi Chairwoman to Head Oil Company - Bloomberg Oman’s government named Haifa Al Khaifi as head of a new company that controls the country’s biggest oil block, a rare appointment for a woman in a male-dominated sector in the Middle East.Al Khaifi will be chief executive officer of Energy Development Oman, which ultimately owns the sultanate’s 60% stake in Block 6, a huge field capable of producing around 650,000 barrels of crude each day.She joins from Petroleum Developm...
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#UAE's First #AbuDhabi Bank signs deal to acquire 100% of Bank Audi Egypt's share capital | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Bank Audi sal (Bank Audi) has signed a definitive agreement with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) for the acquisition by FAB of 100 percent of the share capital of its Egyptian subsidiary, Bank Audi sae.The transaction, expected to be completed within the next few months, is subject to regulatory approvals, the banks said in a joint statement Wednesday.The statement didn’t disclose the value of the transaction.This agreement follows the completion of an in-depth due diligence exercise conducted by FAB...
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