Tom Underwood Appointed CEO of StayNTouch

StayNTouch, a leader in cloud hotel property management software and contactless solutions, announced today that Tom Underwood has been appointed as the company's Chief Executive Officer.
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Ige pushes digital economy in State of the State address, new COVID-19 variant found in state, Health Department discovers 60 unreported coronavirus deaths, vaccine shortage hinders efforts, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige State of the State address, Jan. 25, 2020 Full text of Gov. David Ige's State of the State address can be found here.Gov. David Ige calls for economy to pivot to technology. Gov. David Ige wants Hawaii to develop a more robust digital economy — “a Hawaii 2.0” pivot — that would spread broadband connectivity to rural communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has strangled tourism. Star-Advertiser.Gov. Ige pushes for more investment in digital technology. In his...
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A large retro robot in a small Tokyo park

A lot of Tokyo’s little urban parks have concrete playthings and structures. Animals for the most part, but occasionally bigger, more colourful additions such as this previously photographed gazebo of sorts. What aren’t so common, on the other hand, are large, retro-looking robots that double up as slides. Rumour has it that this particular creation also wanders about when everyone is sleeping. A nice little story that sounds like it’s straight out of a kids’ book, although the fella in the corn...
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Italian Sausage, Spinach & Pea Spaghetti

Dear Reader, I urge you to have this Italian sausage pasta recipe up your sleeve in case of emergency, malaise or just plain exhaustion. You don't need takeaway with this wonderful Italian sausage and spinach pasta. You are literally 10 minutes away from a delicious spaghetti for two (or three)!
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Lots to see in the Marais area of Paris. A store famous for chocolate. Lots of pickled food which I guess they put on dishes sold here. I have discovered pickled onions and make them all the time and put them on just about everything. Near the Picasso Museum. Wish it was open. I like the unusual shade of yellow on this building-not seen very often. Rather impressive. I have a French friend and we often take walks around Paris, usually to search for the Space...
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Agilysys Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Revenue Of $36.7m

Alpharetta, GA - January 26, 2021 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today reported operating results for its fiscal 2021 third quarter and period ended December 31, 2020.
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New Azamara Owners Buy Pacific Princess to Add to Fleet

First, Royal Caribbean announced the sale of the three-ship Azamara brand.  Within a blink, the same buyer snatched up Princess Cruises’ Pacific Princess.  Azamara is now a four-ship fleet with ships small enough to visit more out-of-the-way ports around the... Read More The post New Azamara Owners Buy Pacific Princess to Add to Fleet appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Oil prices steady as virus deaths rise, demand worries persist | Reuters

Oil prices steady as virus deaths rise, demand worries persist | Reuters Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday as coronavirus deaths globally continued to rise and weighed on the demand outlook, but losses were capped by reports of a blast in Saudi Arabia.Brent crude ended the session up 3 cents, or 0.05%, at $55.91 while U.S. crude fell 16 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $52.61.Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most-populous country, surpassed a million confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday while...
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The best travel wallets of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Travel wallets are useful for organizing passports, boarding passes, money, and other key documents when making trips.The Bellroy Travel Wallet is our top pick thanks to a sleek, smart design that holds everything without adding bulk.Check our other travel guide on the best carry-on bags.Passports can be easily battered: Thin and light, they get worn down if you're a frequent traveler who shoves them into jeans pockets or carry-on backpacks that are filled to t...
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Strategies to Improve Traffic and Revenue for Hotels in 2021

The start of 2021 provides the perfect space to begin new strategies of content marketing, online presence improvement, and consumer communication approaches. All in the aim of fulfilling the needs of Google's SERP requirements to ultimately improve rates of traffic and streams of revenue.
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Airliners are on their own with no air traffic control at a Florida airport for 12 days after FAA staff contracted COVID-19

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Florida. The air traffic control tower at St Pete-Clearwater International Airport in St Petersburg, Florida is closed until January 31. The FAA closed the facility for cleaning after personnel tested positive for COVID-19.  Allegiant Air is the main carrier at the airport that also sees high general aviation and private jet traffic.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The phrases "cleared to land" or "cleared ...
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#SaudiArabia Targets Deals to Expand Local Manufacturing to Diversify From Oil - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Targets Deals to Expand Local Manufacturing to Diversify From Oil - Bloomberg Yasir Al-Rumayyan said the PIF is in a “very advanced stage” of negotiating joint ventures as part of a partnership that could ease the path for foreign companies.   Photographer: Mohammed Al-Nemer/Bloomberg Saudi Arabia aims to agree on deals this year or next to expand local manufacturing, the head of the kingdom’s wealth fund, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, told a briefing in Riyadh.“Now we’re in t...
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#Saudi Aramco may sell more shares if market is right - PIF | Reuters

Saudi Aramco may sell more shares if market is right - PIF | Reuters Saudi Aramco may consider selling more shares if market conditions are right, the head of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund told a news briefing on Tuesday.The Saudi government sold more than 1.7% of Aramco in a 2019 initial public offering that raised a record $29.4 billion, triggering more IPOs in the kingdom, which is also seeking to deepen its capital markets to reduce its reliance on oil.Yasir al-Rumayyan, who is govern...
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2 airlines are adding non-stop flights between Kansas City and Tampa for the Super Bowl with fares climbing over $700 one-way

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines planes. HMBSoFL Photography/ Southwest Airlines and American Airlines are adding non-stop flights to the Super Bowl. A one-way ticket from Kansas City to Tampa on Southwest costs over $700 at the time of writing.  Tickets to the big game will be limited to 22,000, split between the general public and healthcare workers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Super Bowl LV is approaching as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepar...
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#Israel's Airobotics eyes Tel Aviv IPO, drone deal in #Dubai | Reuters

Israel's Airobotics eyes Tel Aviv IPO, drone deal in Dubai | Reuters Israeli drone technology firm Airobotics is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) in Tel Aviv this year and is also close to clinching deals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), chief executive officer Ran Krauss said on Tuesday.He declined to give specifics, citing regulatory issues.“We are starting the process and we’re about to submit the (prospectus) to Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in the coming months,” he told Reuters.A...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets ease in line with Asian stocks | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets ease in line with Asian stocks | Nasdaq Most Gulf markets ended lower on Tuesday, mirroring Asian shares, as concerns about potential roadblocks to new U.S. President Joe Biden's planned $1.9 trillion stimulus weighed on investor sentiment.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI lost 0.7%, weighed down by a 1% fall in Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE and a 2.2% decline in the country's largest lender National Commercial Bank 1180.SE.The Dubai index .DFMGI declined 0.9%, its th...
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Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund Builds Tool to Fix Investment Errors - Bloomberg

Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund Builds Tool to Fix Investment Errors - Bloomberg The world’s largest wealth fund is working on a tool it hopes will help its asset managers learn from their mistakes, by simulating the kind of extreme stress they’re otherwise only likely to experience a few times in their lives.Nicolai Tangen, the chief executive officer of Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign investment vehicle, wants to apply methods used in the world of professional sports to help his staff cope bette...
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#SaudiArabia Returns to Dollar-Debt Market to Boost Finances - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Returns to Dollar-Debt Market to Boost Finances - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia launched the sale of a two-part dollar bond as countries in the Gulf Arab region raise cash buffers to weather low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.The world’s largest crude exporter plans to price $5 billion in bonds on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named.The $2.75 billion 12-year notes launched at 130 basis points over 10-year U.S. Treasuries, compared wit...
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Life in hotel quarantine: 'I'm on day two. It's around day 11 things get difficult'

Ian Samson, originally from Edinburgh, describes his experience of Hong Kong’s strict isolation rules for travellersI have a pile of 20 bananas in my hotel room here in Hong Kong, a spin bike I’ve had delivered and some rapidly dying flowers that the hotel gave me on the first day as a morbid reminder of how little sunlight I would be getting for the next 21 days. Continue reading...
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Hawaii travel news: January 26, 2021

– There are two airlines now, Alaska and Hawaiian, that are offering  “Hawaii Pre-Clear.” This process allows travelers to bypass airport screening upon arrival in Hawaii — provided that they complete their Safe Travels profile and have a negative test result before arriving at their departure gate. To learn more about these programs and where they’re offered, see these links: Alaska Airlines Hawaii Pre-Clear Hawaiian Airlines Pre-Clear – If you’re thinking about planning a trip to Waikiki so...
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Boeing will stop making the 747 after more than 51 years of passenger flight. Here's the history of how the iconic plane changed the world.

A Qantas Boeing 747-400 aircraft. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz Boeing's most iconic aircraft — the 747 — is celebrating 51 years of passenger service in January. Most of the world's airlines, however, are retiring their 747s in favor of new, fuel-efficient jets. The final models will be delivered to cargo giant Atlas Air in 2022, marking the end of the program. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the greatest feats of American aerospace engineering celebrated 50 years of pas...
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STR, TE slightly downgrade latest U.S. hotel forecast

Worsened pandemic metrics and assumptions of limited early-year travel led STR and Tourism Economics to slightly downgrade their latest U.S. hotel forecast. Full recovery of demand remains on track for 2023, while close-to-complete RevPAR recovery is still projected for 2024. "While the recent COVID-19 surge has made for a challenging start to the year, our expectation that a strong rebound in travel activity will occur in the second half remains intact," said Adam Sacks, president of Tou...
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UgoVirtual™ Appoints Page Petry to Key Corporate Advisory Role to Guide Strategic Global Growth Initiatives

UgoVirtual™, a leading global provider of comprehensive digital platforms designed to meet the rapidly expanding needs of the virtual/hybrid conference and event management industry, has announced the appointment of Page Petry as Senior Strategic Advisor for the rapidly growing organization.
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I Save Another Life - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

The phone rang at 5 a.m. but I am an early riser. April Travel Insurance told me of a lady with a cough at the Residence Inn in Manhattan Beach. Vacationers hate to get sick, so even a bad cold produces wee-hour calls.
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Snow closes I-5 in both directions at Grapevine

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Icy conditions in mountains north of Los Angeles shut Interstate 5 at Tejon Pass and Highway 58 at Tehachapi Pass early Tuesday as one storm exited and a major new system headed toward California. Caltrans said the closure of northbound and southbound I-5 between the communities of Castaic and Grapevine would be in effect until further notice. The pass is at 4,160 feet. There was also no estimate for reopening Highway 58. “Caltrans crews have been working overnight to clear bi...
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Alaska Airlines just took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, becoming the 4th in the US to fly the controversial jet

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max. Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max on Sunday, the last in the US to do so. Pilots and mechanics will undergo additional training while proving runs will be flown across the country. The first flight is scheduled for March 1 as AS482 from Seattle to San Diego.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alaska Airlines on Sunday inducted a new aircraft into its fleet, the Boeing 737 Max. The first of a newly ...
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Miracles happen but as we know they do not on command or desire love is a daily living gracious miracle And most of all healing that does not die. Thank you for your prayers  the road ahead is soften by them.                           [Author: French la Vie]
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youtip Partners with Volara to Bring Digital Tipping to Guests via Google, Amazon Voice Assistants in Guestrooms

Today hotels with in-room voice assistants powered by Volara can enable their guests to leave a gratuity for hotel staff by simply scanning a QR code on Google's Hotel Solution or uttering a voice command to Amazon's Alexa. Through a new integration partnership between Volara, the voice hub for hotels, and youtip, a contactless, cashless and "appless" gratuity system for frontline hotel workers, guests now have a contactless way to reward good service without leaving cash or having to dow...
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What 'vaccine passports' mean for your summer vacation

The words "vaccine passport" have a reassuring ring to them, perhaps conjuring up the image of a sleek, embossed document with watermarked pages and official stamps of approval. Flourished at border controls, it would open travel doors that, for so many of us, have been closed by COVID-19.
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Alpine Investors’ ASG Acquires Visual Matrix, Adding a Third Market Leading Hospitality Software to Its Portfolio

RICHARDSON, Texas. & WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - January 26, 2021 - ASG, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors that buys, builds and operates vertical SaaS companies, today announced that it has acquired Visual Matrix, an industry leading hotel property management software providing an all in one PMS with revenue management, channel management, and operational tools to maximize hotel profitability and efficiency.
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