Oil prices rangebound as supply cuts offset virus worries | Reuters

Oil prices rangebound as supply cuts offset virus worries | Reuters Oil prices edged up on Friday but traded in a tight range as demand concerns caused by new coronavirus variants and slow vaccine rollouts offset a cut in Saudi Arabian oil supply and falling U.S. oil inventories.Brent crude futures for March rose 24 cents, or 0.4%, to $55.77 a barrel by 1126 GMT.The Brent March contract expires on Friday. The more active April contract was up 26 cents, or 0.5%, at $55.36.U.S. West Texas Intermed...
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Tourist tax proposed, 7 Hawaii National Guard troops test positive for COVID-19 after D.C. duty, Honolulu restaurant cited for lack of masks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tourists at Hawaii rocky beach ©2021 All Hawaii News Proposed Tourist Tax Could Help Hawaii Deal With Climate Change Impacts. Legislative leaders want to bump up taxes that could be assessed on the kinds of things sought by higher-spending tourists and travelers. Civil Beat.Pandemic drives sharp drop in Hawaii tourism, with arrivals down 75%. Stricken by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaii tourism entered 2021 in critical condition with visitor arrivals down 74% from the previous year, accordin...
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Woy Woy Fishermen's Wharf, Central Coast

Woy Woy's Fishermen's Wharf is a popular stop on the Central Coast for day trippers or those staying on the Central Coast. It is a casual restaurant known for its simple approach to seafood. There you can order fresh seafood and sit on the wrap around deck watching boats go by.
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Commodities - Bloomberg Oil close

Commodities - Bloomberg Oil close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Oil set for slow recovery as vaccines rolled out: Reuters poll | Reuters

Oil set for slow recovery as vaccines rolled out: Reuters poll | Reuters Oil prices will hover around current levels for much of the year before a recovery gains traction into end-2021 as vaccines help demand gradually emerge from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. The survey of 50 participants forecast Brent crude would average $54.47 per barrel this year, a jump from last month’s $50.67 forecast. Brent has averaged around $54 so far in January. ...
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The best messenger bags of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Messenger bags are great for commuters and students, and are a solid alternative to a backpack.The Chrome Industries Citizen is the best overall messenger bag for everyday use with great capacity.Check out our best travel backpacks and best carry-on luggage guides for more on-the-go recommendations.Messenger bags are an extremely popular alternative to backpacks - they can usually carry the same amount of gear, but are easier to access because you can shift the...
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Travel Advisors: Invaluable and Irreplaceable

Travel Advisors: Invaluable and Irreplaceable As travel advisors, we often hear from our clients that we are invaluable and irreplaceable. One of the oft-made mistakes we find in talking to hundreds of people each month is that a few folks are looking for nothing but the best deal. Folks, booking travel is not like buying a tube of toothpaste. If you’re looking for a tube of Crest Whitening Toothpaste, it makes sense to look for the best deal. However, travel is a service and not a durable good...
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Canada’s stricter travel restrictions: Quarantine upon arrival, suspension of some flights

By Rob Gillies | Associated Press TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus — including making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April 30. Trudeau said in addition to the pre-boarding test Canada already requires, the governme...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Papakolea, Green Sand Beach

Mahalo to Chris Hill for sharing this difficult-to-reach shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Papakolea, the green sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii, is one of only four green sand beaches in the world. Along with being unique, it’s quite remote, too. In addition to the relatively long drive to get to the south side of the island, to reach Papakolea, a fairly long, dusty and hot hike is required. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Papakolea, Green Sand Beach appeared first o...
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Miami Short-Term Rentals Outperformed In December

Miami's short-term rental sector posted its best overall performance since the beginning of the pandemic, according to December 2020 data from STR. Miami short-term rentals, along with those in Nashville and Pennsylvania, reported occupancy levels higher than hotels in their respective markets.
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Horwath HTL Industry Report: Tourism & Hospitality Sector Assistance (V.5)

Horwath HTL decided to start collating industry support measurements on a country by country basis so that we can create a best practice benchmark that shows the different approaches. Hopefully, once this crisis passes we will be able to look at the various measures adopted and figure out which was the most effective and why. It would be wonderful if this was the last such crisis in our lifetimes, but it seems more likely that it won't be.
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Rising from the Ashes - The 25th Anniversary of the Teatro La Fenice Fire in Venice

Teatro La Fenice New Year's Day 2021 - Photo: Ufficio Stampa (Venice, Italy) Twenty-five years ago today, the world watched in horror and disbelief as Venice's beloved opera house, Teatro La Fenice, burned to the ground. But true to its name, La Fenice -- The Phoenix -- rose from its ashes. During the pandemic, La Fenice has delighted the planet once again with its innovative livestreams, enriching our spirits and uniting the community as we applaud with emojis while confined insid...
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The best luggage tags of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Swap the flimsy luggage tag airlines provide with one of our top picks, from leather to stainless steel.The Away x Tile Luggage Tag is our best overall because it also locates your bag thanks to Bluetooth connectivity.For other luggage-related guides, check out our best carry-on luggage and best checked luggage guides.There are plenty of things to worry about while traveling: Figuring out how to squeeze everything you'll need for a week-long trip into a carry-o...
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Horwath HTL Sentiment Survey: Ukraine Hotel Market & COVID-19 Impact

The first hotel market sentiment survey conducted in Ukraine as a combined effort of the Ukrainian Hotel & Resort Association (UHRA) and Horwath HTL Hungary. The report gives an overview on how much the local hotel industry has been impacted by COVID-19 and what local hoteliers believe the future holds. The results are somewhat surprising as in some instances they are more optimistic than what we have experienced elsewhere in CEE.
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Hotel Ezra Cornell Sponsors Virtual Conference on “Prioritizing People Over Dollars”

Industry leaders joined academic scholars from the School of Hotel Administration for a webinar titled, People Over Dollars: Prioritizing People-Oriented Solutions in a Business Landscape.
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Country Clubs and Crisis: How one segment of the hospitality industry is surviving the pandemic | By Drew Conte

Seventeen percent of America's restaurants permanently closed in 2020 (source: CNN Business). By the end of last year, hospitality workers saw an unemployment rate of 16.7% (source: U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). It is no surprise that in the face of a deadly disease, travel restrictions and shutdowns have hit the leisure and hospitality industry the hardest. Yet, one segment of the industry that appears to be thriving is country clubs. Unlike other businesses in the hospitality indus...
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RDIF says completes joint investment of 7.85% in AliExpress Russia alongside partners | Reuters

RDIF says completes joint investment of 7.85% in AliExpress Russia alongside partners | Reuters The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Friday said it had completed a joint investment to acquire 7.85% of AliExpress Russia, alongside the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company and other Middle East sovereign wealth funds.AliExpress Russia is an e-commerce venture between Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba and Russian partners.The acquisition of shares was completed on Jan. 28, the RDIF said in ...
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The Evolution of Hotel Design | By Gordon Coles

In the past year, the hospitality industry has undergone a significant transformation to adapt to the changing demands of guests. Hilton has been at the forefront of ensuring that as travel resumes, hotels are ready to welcome guests back in a safe and secure way. Gordon Coles, Senior Vice President, Architecture, Design & Construction EMEA, Hilton, explores six ways in which hotel design has adapted as a result.
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Revolutionizing Hospitality Experiences with Touchless Technology

As the travel and tourism industry gears up for business, hoteliers are reimagining ways to prioritize hygiene standards and contactless services for arriving guests. Covid-19 proved to be the turning point that accelerated the adoption of contactless technology as demand for safer physical touchpoints for both guests and staff saw a surge. It is, therefore, no surprise that experts in the industry are re-defining service delivery, and "touchless hospitality" is the future.
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IHG® Celebrates Seventh Straight Year as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

IHG® Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, has earned a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and been recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the seventh year in a row. The results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advan...
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Marriott International Earns 100% Perfect Score on 2021 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Marriott International, Inc. today has been named, for the eighth consecutive year, among America's top corporations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality, by again earning a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
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How Jonas Gwangwa used his music to preserve his mother tongue

Music giant Dr Jonas Gwangwa, who passed away on 23 January, used his influence to promote the language of his people MaNdebele ase Nyakatho, writes Lucas Ledwaba The post How Jonas Gwangwa used his music to preserve his mother tongue appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Report: 2021 Will Be the Year of Meaningful Travel

New Airbnb survey data shows that travel is the activity Americans have missed the most during the pandemic and a majority are ready to travel in 2021First trips post-pandemic will be to connect with loved ones, taking travel back to its roots of creating meaningful memories
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These Four Walls : 5 Ways To Make Quarantining At A Hotel Easier

The prospect of an extended stay at a hotel rarely has negative connotations. What is a hotel if not a magical place where you can tuck swimming pool-pruned fingers into room service fries, cloaked in a fluffy robe, on a bouncy-castle bed? As arduous as business travel can sometimes be, extending your hotel stay after the work element of your trip has ended is an indulgence.
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Food Entrepreneur: How To Master Restaurant Management?

If opening a restaurant is an ambitious challenge, this article aims to explain you why and how some have been successful in living from their passion for food:
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IATA Travel Pass, Set For March Launch, Seeks To Give Governments Confidence To Re-Open Borders

The IATA Travel Pass, currently in pilot phase with Singapore Airlines, IAG Group, Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways, and targeted for launch by March, will hopefully give confidence to governments and health authorities to open their borders without the requirement of quarantine.
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Human Rights Campaign Names MGM Resorts International One of the "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality"

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is proud to announce that it received a perfect score of 100 on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), for the 10th consecutive year. CEI is the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. MGM Resorts joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
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Governance in a Changing World | By Keith Kefgen & Terry Donovan

The restaurant industry has been hit especially hard by COVID. Layoffs, closures, a shift to delivery and outdoor dining, as well as mergers and acquisitions have dominated the news this past year. Many executives and even board directors have taken pay cuts during this health crisis. We also have seen restaurant boards in the news over the last several months. For example, in March 2021, Mellody Hobson will become the first African American Chairwoman of the Board of a Fortune 500 compan...
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HRC Recognizes Airbnb as One of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality

Airbnb has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as a top place to work for LGBTQ equality, scoring 100 percent on the organization's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). We are proud to receive this designation for the sixth year in a row, joining more than 760 major businesses in the United States that also earned top marks this year.
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Cultivating Excellence: Building Brands With Banyan Tree | By Kimberly Yoong

"Brand building or icon creation is a long and laborious exercise that requires consistency and continuity - that is particularly important for the niche players, whether Banyan Tree in an unchosen space or Singapore in the world stage, because it allows the brand owner to punch above his weight to have an influence larger than an enterprise would have due to its size." - Ho Kwon Ping, Asking Why.
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