Pandemic or not, Hawaii still satisfies tourists, Green says gatherings may be able to resume in May, vaccine distribution irks and confuses, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaiian kayakers at beach ©2021 All Hawaii NewsMost mainland visitors satisfied with trips to Hawaii, study says. Most visitors are aware of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program, and are mostly satisfied with their recent trips to the islands, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, but 21% are still having issues with the process. Star-Advertiser.HTA survey: Visitors satisfied with Hawaii trips, despite COVID limitations. Most visitors to the state in late December and early January...
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Flooded with Light

    Last night friends and neighbors gather outside of my brother's home and held a candlelight vigil. Please if you can light a candle for my brother that his path will be flooded with light.                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Jobs openings: 75 Fish processors in Surrey, BC, Canada

  Hours of work: 32 per week, Day and Nightshift Employment dates – April 1, 2021 – September 27, 2021 Job duties: •          Set up and operate machines to cut, clean, brine, dehydrate or otherwise process fish. Sort fish according to species, weight, and destination •          Set up and operate machines to bag, box, and pack fish. •          Record production information such as quantity, weight, date, and type of products packaged. •          Check prod...
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Long-forgotten Tokyo bicycles

Bicycles are still incredibly popular in Tokyo. Whether it’s merely popping out to the shops, or rushing to make a train, the trusty bike is invariably what people turn to. Pretty much all people too, regardless of age, gender or social status. At the same time, these environmentally friendly workhorses are often deemed as dispensable as they are indispensable, and the long-forgotten machines below are a mere fraction of the many thousands discarded each and every year. ...
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An AMAZING Mie Goreng!

Master the classic Mie Goreng with this utterly moreish recipe! Mie Goreng is a classic noodle dish from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Noodles are cooked with prawns, chicken and vegetables to create a delicious noodle dish all topped with a sunny fried egg! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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The Baldy Pass Trail in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

The popular Baldy Pass trail is one of the closest trails to Calgary in the mountains, so it’s popular from that standpoint alone. It’s a short and easy hike, though it will be moderate for those who don’t hike often. Most people will be able to knock off the 7.4 km return hike in two – three hours. With only 422 m of elevation gain, it’s also a great choice for families. I have done the Baldy Pass Trail in both summer and winter – and find the winter hike to be more beautiful. I think f or t...
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OPEC Core’s Crude Exports Slip Even as Output Curbs Are Eased - Bloomberg

OPEC Core’s Crude Exports Slip Even as Output Curbs Are Eased - Bloomberg Oil shipments from OPEC’s Persian Gulf producers slipped last month, even as output restrictions were eased and production volumes increased.Combined shipments of crude and condensate -- a light form of oil extracted from gas fields -- from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait were almost 430,000 barrels a day lower in January than in December. The UAE was the only one of the group to boost shipments las...
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Street Art

Montmartre is loaded with street art. You can find it on just about every corner. A tatoo store. Very dramatic. Look at all of this! Art in a wine store. I see him a lot. I guess he sticks his face in plaster to get this. And here he is with wings. A friend of mine told me she was making a dip and thought she was adding cumeric but afterwards realised that she had added cinnamon. Luckily, it wasn’t a huge amount. She didn’t tell her husband and he sca...
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Oil jumps 2%, hits highest in a year as producers limit supply | Financial Post

Oil jumps 2%, hits highest in a year as producers limit supply | Financial Post Oil prices rose 2% on Tuesday, reaching their highest in 12 months after major producers showed they were reining in output roughly in line with their commitments.The global and U.S. crude benchmarks rallied as optimism about more U.S. economic stimulus added to market bullishness from OPEC production levels, which rose less than expected in January.Brent crude settled up $1.11, or 2%, at $57.46 a barrel, after its t...
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The Kimberly Hotel in New York is a grand, European-style hotel with large suites and private balconies - and it's surprisingly affordable

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The lobby boasts an elegant and classical aesthetic. Paul Oswell / Insider The Kimberly Hotel in New York boasts large suites with private balconies, a Manhattan rarity.Rates typically start at $350, but Luxury One-Bedroom Suites are as low as $279 per night right now.It's one of many US luxury hotels seeing dramatic price reductions amidst the pandemic. Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel righ...
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COVID-19 Vaccination Required: American Queen

COVID-19 Vaccination Required: American Queen The American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines announced that COVID-19 vaccinations would be required starting July 1, 2021. This comes as no surprise as we’ve been hearing rumblings of this for weeks now. Further, it wouldn’t surprise me to see other travel brands follow suit. Further still, it wouldn’t surprise me to find various countries worldwide requiring a COVID-19 vaccination before entering their country. Here is a copy of th...
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CDC Requires Masks for Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew

Effective on February 2, 2021, a mandatory mask Order was issued by the CDC and applies to all passengers on public transportation.  The requirement to wear a mask extends to more than just buses and trains, your first thought for... Read More The post CDC Requires Masks for Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Airstream has unveiled a $107,500 RV with a full office for remote work - see inside the Flying Cloud 30FB Office

The interior of Airstream's new 2021 Flying Cloud 30FB Office. Airstream Airstream has unveiled its new $107,500 Flying Cloud 30FB Office travel trailer with a home office setup. The new RV combines two COVID-19 trends: boosting RV sales and the rise in the "work from anywhere" movement. The workspace has amenities like an office chair, desk, cabinets with a dry erase surface, and more. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Airstream has taken advantage of the long lastin...
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GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville says he doesn't know anything about Marjorie Taylor Greene because bad weather has prevented him from reading the news

Sen. Tuberville. AP Photo/John Minchillo, File Sen. Tommy Tuberville said on Tuesday that he can't comment on allegations about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. "I haven't even looked at what all she's done," he said. "Travel in this weather it's been a little rough looking at any news or whatever." Greene drew backlash for her support of conspiracy theories and may be stripped of committee assignments. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of...
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The Guardian view on Europe by train: virtue signalling | Editorial

A continent-wide rail renaissance can play a vital part in the battle to meet net zero climate targetsThe avant garde German band Kraftwerk understood perfectly the special pleasures of cross-border train travel. The spare lyrics to their 1977 classic Trans-Europe Express celebrated the frissons that come with being stylishly on the move: “Rendezvous on Champs-Élysées / Leave Paris in the morning with T-E-E / In Vienna we sit in a late-night cafe / Straight connection T-E-E.”Cool, sleek and, in ...
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The frustrating and liberating ways travel is returning in 2021

Travel will slowly start to return in 2021 - but it won't be any fun. As the first vaccines began to be approved and administered late last year, officials, businesses, and travelers began hoping that the great travel freeze of 2020 might begin coming to an end. But all too quickly, the discovery of new, more infectious strains of Covid-19, and soaring caseloads and death rates in several parts of the world, have dampened that optimism. What we do know is that 2021 is going to be a bumpy ...
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Per survey, most Hawaii travelers have “excellent” experience in current circumstances

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) coordinated a special survey in December 2020 to determine travelers’ experience with the Safe Travels program and their overall trip satisfaction. You can review the findings via these well-organized slides. As a reminder, Hawaii’s Safe Travels program allows most passengers arriving from out-of-state and traveling inter-county to bypass the mandatory 10-day self-quarantine with a valid negative COVID-19 NAAT test result from a Trusted Testing Partner. The te...
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Sandals Resorts International Announces Scholarship And Conservation Effort Honoring The Legacy Of Founder And Chairman Gordon "Butch" Stewart

In one of his first initiatives as Sandals Resorts International's Executive Chairman, Adam Stewart has announced the creation of The Gordon "Butch" Stewart Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship, fostering the power of education to develop the next generation of Caribbean tourism leaders in honor of the Honorable Gordon "Butch" Stewart O.J, C.D, Hon. LLD.
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Watch 36 Short Animations That Tell the Origin Stories of Mexico’s Indigenous Peoples in Their Own Languages In our efforts to preserve endangered species we seem to overlook something equally important. To me it is a sign of a deeply disturbed civilization where tree huggers and whale huggers in their weirdness are acceptable while no one embraces the last speakers of a language.  – Werner Herzog, Encounters at the End of the World Trees and whales aside, we suspect the ever quotable Herzog would warm to fellow director Gabriela Badillo’s 68 Voices, ...
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Hapi and addappation Partner to Transform Data into Powerful Applications

Two companies singularly focused on unlocking data from siloed technology systems have partnered on providing an end-to-end platform to help various hospitality stakeholders access internal data and turn it into user-friendly, public-facing applications. The partnership aims to remove traditional limits around complex data-driven projects and provides a conduit for building applications quicker than ever before.
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Stock Exchange Hotel Selects ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions to Maximize Security Abilities With VingCard Essence Door Locks and Mobile Access

Stockholm - February 2, 2020 - ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions with its industrywide status as the leading innovator of hotel security access technology, has been selected by the Stock Exchange Hotel to implement VingCard Essence door locks equipped with Mobile Access. Located in Manchester, UK, the Stock Exchange Hotel's recent renovations include a focus on enhancing both guest peace-of-mind and convenience which has now been achieved using VingCard Essence's advanced data encryption abilit...
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Hotel Mariposa Adopts BeyondTV GuestCast® to Provide Guests With Latest in In-Room Entertainment Personalization

LOS ANGELES — February 2, 2021 — Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of internet services and solutions, has announced the successful implementation of advanced content casting abilities at Hotel Mariposa with the availability of BeyondTV GuestCast®. A newly constructed luxury boutique property situated near some of the most popular attractions in Los Angeles, Hotel Mariposa can now ensure that guests seeking to entertain themselves within the comfort of their guestroom...
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Three Franchise Companies Account for 3,513 Projects/419,466 Rooms in the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline

In the recently released Q4'20 United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest U.S. construction pipelines at year-end 2020 are Marriott International with 1,397 projects/184,775 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,290 projects/150,294 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 826 projects/84,397 rooms. These three companies combined account for 67% of the projects and 65% of the rooms in the total ...
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A Bilingual Doctor at Midnight - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

A guest wanted a doctor who spoke French. "I don't speak French, and it's midnight," I pointed out. "You won't find a bilingual doctor to make a housecall at this hour."
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WTTC Responds To Latest Move By Canadian Government

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: "The Canadian government's decision to suspend all flights to Mexico and the Caribbean until April 30, and impose hotel quarantines for all arriving passengers, will cause even further damage to its Travel & Tourism industry, which is already in a fight for survival due to the COVID-19 pandemic."
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Hyatt Launches The Great Relocate, Offering Fixed Price, Long-term Stays

After a turbulent year of cancelled travel plans, 2021 can be the year it's possible to tick 'seeing more of the world' off the bucket list. Hyatt Hotels has launched 'The Great Relocate,' a long-stay package to cater to the pent-up desire amongst consumers for travel and longer stays abroad.
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Staypineapple and Angie Hospitality Offer Comfortable, Contactless Experience for Guests and Their Pets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - February 2, 2021 - ​​Angie Hospitality® by Nomadix, the leading provider of voice-activated and contactless technology solutions for hotels, today announced Staypineapple, An Artful Hotel, Midtown, New York, implemented a Stayclean initiative with the help of Angie's in-room assistants to create a physically distanced, contactless experience. As travel demand begins to return, the use of technology will boost travelers' confidence and provide a personalized, private ...
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#Saudi wealth fund to raise more than $10 billion with loan - sources | Reuters

Saudi wealth fund to raise more than $10 billion with loan - sources | Reuters Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund may raise $10 billion or more through a revolving loan, exceeding what it initially targeted, sources said, as the Public Investment Fund (PIF) seeks extra liquidity to fund its plans.The fund, which is the engine of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic transformation plans for Saudi Arabia and manages a portfolio worth $400 billion, has boosted its firepower by tapping seve...
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#UAE News: Emirates Global Aluminium to Sell First Solar-Based Aluminum to BMW - Bloomberg

UAE News: Emirates Global Aluminium to Sell First Solar-Based Aluminum to BMW - Bloomberg BMW AG and Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC have struck a deal for the first aluminum produced using solar power, a milestone for both their energy-intensive industries.The Middle East’s biggest aluminum maker will supply 43,000 metric tons per year of solar aluminum to the German carmaker in a deal worth at least 100 million euros ($121 million), the two companies said in statements on Tuesday.EGA, based in ...
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Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson to Temporarily Reduce Schedule for Cancer Treatment

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that president and CEO Arne Sorenson will be temporarily reducing his schedule to facilitate more demanding treatment for pancreatic cancer. In May 2019, the company announced that Mr. Sorenson, 62, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was beginning treatment.
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