Call My Name

When I was a child I had an incredible imagination and with that came terrific nightmares. Many nights I woke up panic-filled, wide-eyed, my heart beating loud enough that any robber in the house could hear. I was frightened to the point of feeling paralyzed. My peace of mind came when I would call out to my parents. The evening pattern went like this: DAD! Are you awake? Yes, I am. Don't go to sleep until I go to sleep, okay? Okay, I won't go to sleep until you're aslee...
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Hawaii GOP chair resigns in QAnon Twitter backlash, Court: Mauna Kea police presence warranted, unemployment snags persist, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Republican Party Chairwoman Shirlene Ostrov via LinkedIn Hawaii GOP chair resigns following backlash over tweets defending QAnon followers. The head of Hawaii’s Republican Party is stepping down. The party announced late Sunday that Shirlene Ostrov resigned after four years as chair. Hawaii News Now.Who’s Leading The Hawaii House GOP? Nobody Knows. The four minority members are split 2-2 on who should represent the chamber. Meanwhile, the party’s chair has resigned over controversi...
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Sir Reuben, Rozelle

If you love sandwiches as much as I do, head to Sir Reuben in Rozelle. There you'll find a neat menu of sandwiches and a couple of salads headlined by the eponymous Reuben sandwich. There's also a ridiculously good chicken schnitzel and a roast pork sandwich. But be warned - come with an appetite as these sandwiches are enormous (and very tasty!).
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Oil settles up more than 2% as U.S. inventories fall, demand picks up | Reuters

Oil settles up more than 2% as U.S. inventories fall, demand picks up | Reuters Oil prices settled more than 2% higher on Monday, buoyed by falling U.S. crude inventories and rising winter fuel demand due to one of the worst snowstorms to hit the U.S. Northeast in years.Brent crude settled up $1.31 cents, or 2.4%, at $56.35 a barrel. U.S. crude gained $1.35 cents, or 2.6%, to settle at $53.55. Both benchmarks gained nearly 8% in January.U.S. government data last week showed a drawdown of 2.3 mil...
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14 essential items you should keep in your car during the winter

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. DMOS Collective It's always a good idea to be prepared for accidents or mishaps while on the road, but it's especially important during the winter. Every car should come with a jack and a tire iron, but those basic essentials aren't enough to fully prepare you for winter driving. We rounded up 12 useful items...
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HSMAI To Honor the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds of 2020

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) is proud to recognize the brightest minds in the hospitality industry with the 2020 HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization. These professionals have been selected by a panel of senior industry executives and will be celebrated virtually on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.HSMAI's Top 25 Extraordinary Minds have shared innovative ideas and overcame obstacles in the preceding 18 months. Each of these indivi...
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HTNG and HEDNA Produce Open Payments Alliance Standards Phase II Specification

Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) and the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA) publish a comprehensive specification document and schema messages to standardize the way business to business (B2B) payments are processed today in the hospitality industry.
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OPEC’s Planned Output Increase Tempered by Troubled Producers - Bloomberg

OPEC’s Planned Output Increase Tempered by Troubled Producers - Bloomberg OPEC boosted crude production as planned last month, but the increase was tempered by disruptions at long-troubled member nations.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries raised output by 190,000 barrels a day in January, according to a Bloomberg survey. That fits with an agreement between the group and its allies to revive some of the supplies halted during the pandemic.Yet the monthly change is barely two-thirds...
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Eight Hilton Hotels Located in Historic Buildings Around the World

For more than 100 years, Hilton has spread the light and warmth of hospitality across the world, creating a portfolio of hotels that not only excel at offering world-class services and amenities, but also purposefully adopt local cultures, lifestyle and a general sense of place reflected in the architecture and designs. This philosophy of adopting the feel of a hotel's surroundings is especially evident in properties that have a significant historical value; making Hilton keen to preserve...
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How to Reduce Food Wastage & Maximize your Business Profits? | By Jefrey Walter

In order to increase your profit, waste management plays a major role in any food and beverage business. There are a plethora of ways in which controlling wastage leads to prosperity. Even though many businesses generate some revenue, they never emphasize extreme waste management strategies. According to studies, in the UK around 6.6 million tonnes of food are wasted by the British in 2018 which can be used in many ways.
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The TSA will now require travelers to wear face masks in airports and on planes

A TSA agent wears a face mask. Paul Hennessy / Echoes Paul Hennessy / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images The TSA will require passengers to wear masks at checkpoints and during travel. The agency is following mandates from the president and CDC. Those who do not comply will be denied travel and may face civil penalties.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Starting Tuesday, the Transportation Security Administration will require passengers to wear facemasks at TSA ...
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TripAdvisor Doesn’t Get Early Section 230 Dismissal–Putt v. TripAdvisor

Putt booked a tour through TripAdvisor’s subsidiary, Viator. On the tour, she suffered personal injuries. Putt sued TripAdvisor for negligence, misrepresentation, and more. Section 230. TripAdvisor invoked Section 230. The court says it’s too early to tell if TripAdvisor qualifies for the tour listing content provided by the tour vendor. The court says “Plaintiffs do not allege the extent of Defendants’ contributions to the content on Viator’s website” but that’s OK because Section 230 is an af...
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Week 5: The Moulin...Bleu?

100 years ago this week: Week 5Everybody knows the Moulin Rouge, but did you know that in the 1920s and 30s a rival with a very similar name was in operation not 200 metres away? I didn't until I saw an advert in a Paris paper from 1921...Read on to find out more.Moulin-Bleu42, rue de Douai, tel 42-90La Revue by Battaille-Henri and G. de la FouchardièreToday, matinee at 3pmThe advert, [Author: Adam]
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The New York City Market is Back on Top and Leads the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline

In the recent U.S. Construction Pipeline Trend Report released by Lodging Econometrics (LE), at the close the fourth quarter of 2020 and after more than 6 quarters since leading all U.S. markets in the number of pipeline projects, New York City has regained top billing again with 150 projects/25,640 rooms. Other U.S. markets that follow are Los Angeles with 148 projects/24,808 rooms; Dallas with 147 projects/17,756 rooms; Atlanta with 140 projects/19,863 rooms, recording a record-high num...
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Nicklaus to design first course in Saudi Arabia

A computer generated image of the future Jack Nicklaus golf course at Qiddiya in Saudi Arabia Jack Nicklaus has taken another step that’s sure to enrage those who do not forgive him for his support of Donald Trump’s re-election campaign — he’s decided to design his first course in Saudi Arabia where the European Tour’s world stars also touch down this...
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Oracle Cloud Supports Arlo Hotels Growth in a New Age of Hospitality

Hotel guests in New York City and Miami are experiencing a home-away-from-home vibe at Arlo Hotels with the help of Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud Property Management.
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Hotel Equities and Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Form Strategic Alliance

Today, Hotel Equities ("HE") and Coakley & Williams Hotel Management ("C&W") announced the formation of a strategic alliance whereby Hotel Equities will provide operational oversight and national support to all hotels within the Coakley & Williams portfolio of properties. The alliance provides Coakley & Williams with additional resources, including Hotel Equities' best-in-class operational platform, industry leading sales and revenue generation expertise, an award-winning hospitality tra...
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JetBlue just unveiled its new Mint business class suites that will soon take passengers to London - take a look

A rendering of JetBlue Airways' Mint business class suite. JetBlue Airways JetBlue Airways unveiled the new business class "Mint Suites" that will be used for flights to Europe later this year. Each suite features lie-flat seats and is fully enclosed with a door for maximum privacy.  The new product is also accompanied by the revised service offering JetBlue introduced in late 2020.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways is making its European debut this y...
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Clariant chairman to go in compromise deal with SABIC | Reuters

Clariant chairman to go in compromise deal with SABIC | Reuters Clariant Chairman Hariolf Kottmann, who hailed the arrival of Saudi Arabia’s SABIC as the chemical maker’s top shareholder three years ago, became a casualty on Monday of a deal to try to patch up relations between the two sides.The Swiss company said Kottmann would not stand for re-election in April.The 65-year-old has led Clariant for more than a decade, but Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has become increasingly disenc...
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#UAE markets lead gains, #SaudiArabia declines | Reuters

UAE markets lead gains, Saudi Arabia declines | Reuters The markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) finished higher on Monday, helped by financial and real estate stocks, while Saudi shares fell for a second straight session.Dubai’s main share index started the month on a high note, putting on 1.6%, for the benchmark’s first session of gains in three.Blue-chip developer Emaar Properties was the best performer, jumping 3.5%, while sharia-compliant lender Dubai Islamic Bank added 1.2%.Dubai’s ho...
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Meyer Jabara Hotels Opens Cambria Fort Lauderdale

Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH) announces that the Cambria® Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach is now open. Owned by Jai and Jessica Motwani, president and CEO of real-estate development group Hotel Motel Inc., the 97-room hotel is located at 2231 N. Ocean Blvd. This is the 55th Cambria in the Choice Hotels International portfolio and the fourth Cambria Hotel managed by Meyer Jabara Hotels.
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Rotana's Expansion Plan In Strategic Markets

Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region, with hotels across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey, today announced additions to its burgeoning pipeline for the next three years, comprising eight new landmark developments. Significant hotel signings and new agreements will take place in Manama, Bahrain and Jubail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, alongside further expansion in the UAE, Qatar and Turkey.
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Is Netflix a window on the future for Travel and Hospitality? | By Terence Ronson

Raise your hands... those who yearn to get on a plane and fly to some exotic destination. In fact, at this point, anywhere outside the confines of our homes, in any form of transport will do nicely, thank you. But this privilege which some of us have taken for granted in the past, now comes with the threat of catching a virus that seems to have taken a life of its own, mutating and wreaking havoc in its path.
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Hilton Garden Inn Broadens Global Presence While Expanding Positive Impact in Communities Around the World

During a year filled with uncertainty, Hilton Garden Inn continued to demonstrate growth in 2020 by opening 43 new hotels with nearly 6,500 rooms as the brand reached nearly 900 properties worldwide. Entering new and emerging markets such as Camden, N.J.; Flint, Mich.; and the Faroe Islands, these Hilton Garden Inn openings brought opportunities to revitalize communities and pioneer new travel markets during one of the most challenging years in history.
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#UAE utilities firm Utico says in talks to IPO on #Dubai bourse | Reuters

UAE utilities firm Utico says in talks to IPO on Dubai bourse | Reuters United Arab Emirates (UAE) utility firm Utico said on Monday it intends to list on the Dubai Financial Market this year, seeking a valuation of 3 billion dirhams ($817 million).Dubai, the business and financial hub of the UAE, this week ordered local companies to sell shares in local stock markets before seeking listings in other emirates or abroad.Utico said it was seeking a primary listing and its advisers were in negotiat...
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Ultima Collection Reveals the Ultra-Luxury Travel Trends That Are Here to Stay in 2021

Ultima Collection is delighted to share a collaborative report with leading trend forecasting agency Globetrender, detailing the projected trends at the forefront of the luxury travel industry in 2021. A collection of ultra-luxury hotels and private residences, Ultima Collection is a game-changing addition to the luxury hospitality scene. Its business model is a trendsetter amongst hospitality brands for UHNW individuals, continuously responding to the increase in demand for a combination...
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Podcast - William Ward: Repurpose your food waste, and avoid landfill

Reducing volume of food waste is certainly the first step to food waste hierarchy. However, for the food that can't be saved, does your hotel have a food waste disposal plan to avoid landfill? William Ward and Green Eco Technologies, are pursuing to convert bio-degradable waste for soil enhancement, fish food or even green energy as a means for repurposing and recycling through WASTEMASTER. He promises a guaranteed ROI solution for all hotel types, and aspires for food repurposing to be a...
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Room service: the best of luxury hotels, at home

Breakfast in bed
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Book now, pay later: The new trend that’s reshaping travel during the pandemic

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on travel, "book now, pay later" deals and third-party services were gaining in popularity with travelers.
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The future of business travel: Digital nomads and "bleisure" define the new high-tech take on work trips

On short notice, the coronavirus pandemic brought global travel to a standstill. In April 2020, US airline passengers decreased 96% compared with April 2019, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics data. At the same time, many organizations adopted remote work policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and business conferences were transformed into virtual affairs with varying degrees of success. These components in tandem served as a temporary kill shot to the multi-billio...
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