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  A child leads us the way  to the daily doings of living he depends on us A carousel one little ride at a time  If you want to see a little video of Gabriel riding this carousel I have put it on my Facebook just follow this link.                         [Author: French la Vie]
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Coronavirus vaccine shortage hits Hawaii, lawmakers mull lottery, cigarette tax hike, $12 minimum wage, Oahu restaurant inspections suspended, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Josh Green administers coronavirus vaccine in this Dec. 29, 2020, courtesy photo  Lack of supply slows coronavirus vaccinations in Hawaii. Hawaii’s mass COVID-19 immunization sites are putting the brakes on new appointments, at least for the next few weeks, as vaccine supplies remain limited across the country. Star-Advertiser.Second vaccine shots for large group of seniors could limit distribution of first doses. Hawaii seniors 75 and older who got COVID vaccines at large distri...
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1920s Tokyo in 2020s Tokyo?

The best of the past and the worst of the present?
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A TikTok Baked Feta Pasta Upgrade!

Does the word Uunifetapasta mean anything to you? You may have heard all about the viral TikTok baked feta pasta sauce which has taken much of the world by storm. It's a simple pasta sauce made using a block of feta and cherry tomatoes that is all baked on a single dish or tray in the oven. It has become such a sensation that stores in some countries have sold out of feta. But what is this baked feta pasta like? Is it worth making?
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Knowland Releases U.S. Meetings and Events Data for January 2021

January U.S. monthly meetings and events volume increased 7.3 percent over the previous month, according to the latest data from Knowland, the leader in group hospitality analytics for hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, conference centers and other meeting venues.
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#SaudiArabia Seeks to End Arbitrary Justice to Win Investors - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Seeks to End Arbitrary Justice to Win Investors - Bloomberg Saudi officials are working to overhaul the country’s unpredictable judicial system by the end of this year, partly to encourage investors long deterred by the perceived arbitrariness of the kingdom’s courts.Authorities are working to codify a system that has historically granted judges wide discretion to issue rulings based on individual interpretations of Islamic law. This arrangement has created risk for both Saudi and i...
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Oil prices surge for seventh straight day of gains | Reuters

Oil prices surge for seventh straight day of gains | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday for their seventh straight session of gains, touching 13-month highs as investors kept betting that fuel demand will rise while OPEC and allied producers keep a lid on supply.Brent settled up 53 cents, or 0.9%, to $61.06 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) for March was at $58.36 a barrel, up 39 cents or 0.7%.The session peaks for both benchmarks were the highest since January 2020.“With Brent ...
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Travel Insurance: COVID-19 Coverage

Travel Insurance: COVID-19 Coverage How to purchase travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage. When the coronavirus pandemic started last spring, I had no idea that we would be talking about these things nearly a year later. In fact, my first article on the subject in February of 2020 broke the unfortunate news that pandemic was not a covered item on most travel insurance policies. Today, however, many travel insurance policies have provisions that will cover a potential loss for COVID-19. Furt...
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18 of the Best Banff Hikes You Can Do in a Day

If you’re a new visitor to Banff National Park, you may find the selection of Banff hikes overwhelming until you get your bearings. Rest assured that any of the hikes described should satisfy your cravings for sublime Canadian Rocky Mountain scenery. Not all have gorgeous turquoise lakes on route, but all are worthwhile and some more so that others depending on the season.  It has taken me nine years to find the time to do all the Banff hikes described in this post. I love hiking in Banff Nati...
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Here and There

More photos from around one of my favorite Paris neighborhoods, the Marais. I love the shop called Israel full of containers of nuts and dried fruit. Olives and other things for sale there. The Mariages des Freres tea shop is celebrating the Year of the Ox. Delicious looking bread in the Jewish quarter. The symbol for the City of Paris newly painted for the soon to reopen Carnavalet Museum, that is if any thing opens. These are not desserts but cheeses to...
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Covid travel rule-breakers could face 10-year jail terms, says Hancock

Health secretary sets out new measures as Scottish government announces even stricter plansCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers arriving from coronavirus hotspots could face £10,000 fines and jail sentences of up to 10 years under a package of measures designed to stop new variants entering Britain.Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said people who travelled to England from 33 high-risk countries would have to pay up to £1,750 to quarantine in government-design...
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Dubai Digital Marketing Courses Classroom-based & Online | Dubai Marina | Downtown Dubai | Abu Dhabi

SEO International, a Google Partner firm, based in Dubai offers classroom-based digital marketing courses and online (over Zoom) sessions covering SEO, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Content Marketing, and Social Media Marketing. Our standard course venue is the Address Hotel, Dubai Marina that is very close to these locations of Dubai: JLT, JBR, DIC, DMC, TECOM, Dubai Knowledge Village, Al Barsha, Emirates Hills, and Palm Jumeirah. Even, the participants who are coming from Abu Dh...
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Delta CEO slams proposed negative COVID-19 test requirement for domestic flights as a 'horrible idea'

A couple walking to their flight at the Newark International Airport on November 2020. Mike Segar/Reuters US officials are considering requiring a negative COVID-19 test result for domestic flights. The TSA requires domestic travelers to mask up. International travelers headed to the US are already required to show a negative COVID-19 test. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US officials are considering requiring a negative COVID-19 test result from travelers flying do...
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The US may require negative COVID-19 tests for domestic flights. Delta's CEO says it's a 'horrible idea'.

A couple walking to their flight at the Newark International Airport on November 2020. Mike Segar/Reuters US officials are considering requiring a negative COVID-19 test result for domestic flights. The TSA requires domestic travelers to mask up. International travelers headed to the US are already required to show a negative COVID-19 test. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US officials are considering requiring a negative COVID-19 test result from travelers flying do...
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Is hospitality ready to service the digitally savvy travel consumer | By Max Starkov

Today's typical online travel consumer - your past, current and future hotel guest - is exposed to more than 250,000 digital micro-moments a year: from social media interactions to messaging and quick read of the headlines on their smartphones (Google Research). This year travel consumers will spend more time on digital media - 6:41 hours/day - than all other media (TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines) combined - 5:30 hours/day (eMarketer).
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An Introduction to Using Content Marketing for Your Hotel in 2021

Hotels across the world are seeing 2021 as a year to better online presence through the tactics of content marketing. This is because modern online values have created a content marketing era where brands have become publishers, blogs have replaced magazines, video platforms have replaced TV shows, podcasts have replaced radio stations, and so on.
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HSMAI Honors Dorothy Dowling and Mary Gostelow With Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards in marketing and public relations. Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Best Western® Hotels & Resorts, will be recognized with the Albert E. Koehl Award for Hospitality Marketing. Mary Gostelow, publisher of the Gostelow Report, will be honored with the Winthrop W. Grice Award for Public Relations. HSMAI ...
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#SaudiArabia’s central bank faces biggest overhaul in decades | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia’s central bank faces biggest overhaul in decades | Financial Times Saudi Arabia’s central bank is set for its most significant changes in decades as a new law comes into force this month that analysts say will formalise Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s efforts to divert more of the kingdom’s oil wealth to back his grandiose investment plans.  The reforms — in which supporting economic growth will become part of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority’s mandate and the bank repor...
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Bacau Bay Resort Coron Teams up with INTELITY to Deliver a Mobile-First Guest Experience

INTELITY®, the provider of hospitality's most comprehensive guest experience platform, announced today it has signed a deal with Bacau Bay Resort Coron in the stunning Philippine island region of Palawan to provide contactless service and seamless hotel experience to guests through the INTELITY platform, which includes a branded mobile app, mobile check-in, mobile key, and GEMS®. This marks the first deal for INTELITY in the Philippines, and reflects the company's growing footprint in the...
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"The Company still exists": Drake and Scull International CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition

"The Company still exists": Drake and Scull International CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition The CEO of Drake and Scull International (DSI), has offered reassurance that the company is keen to continue operations, adding that it has won new business in Tunisia and India is focusing on completing work in Iraq. A press release, issued alongside preliminary financial results, said Munir Mansour confirmed that ‘the company still exists’ and that it had reached the final stages of a restructuring process.Resul...
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How to mark an Airbnb reservation as a business trip so you can expense your receipts

Airbnb sends you expensable receipts for stays that you mark as business trips. Sofie Delauw/Getty Images You can mark an Airbnb reservation as a business trip using the Airbnb for Work program. The Airbnb for Work program lets businesses and employees set up and organize business trips. To join Airbnb for Work, click on an invite link sent by your company or visit Airbnb's business travel page. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Airbnb for Work program helps busi...
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Optii and Tapendium Join Forces To Enhance The Guest Experience and Operational Productivity

Optii, the provider of the most advanced labor optimization solution for hotel teams, is announcing the integration of its housekeeping software with Tapendium, the leading provider of in-room e-concierge solutions for the hotel industry.
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Marriott International Expects To More Than Double All-Inclusive Portfolio In An Agreement With Sunwing Travel Group

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced a significant planned expansion of its all-inclusive portfolio through a long-term agreement with Sunwing Travel Group's hotel division, Blue Diamond Resorts, which has an extensive portfolio of resort properties throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. The agreement is expected to propel Marriott into the list of top 10 global all-inclusive players by adding 19 franchised resorts totaling nearly 7,000 rooms across si...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets up in line with global stocks | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets up in line with global stocks | Nasdaq Most stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Tuesday, mirroring global equities, with Saudi Arabia extending gains for a fourth consecutive session.The MSCI All-Country World Index .MIWD00000PUS held broadly steady throughout the European morning, up 0.1% at a fresh record high.Oil prices, a key catalyst for the Gulf region's financial markets, also hit 13-month highs, helped by rising optimism about a pick up in fuel dema...
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Top #UAE bank FAB raises $907.73mln with first euro-denominated bond | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Top UAE bank FAB raises $907.73mln with first euro-denominated bond | ZAWYA MENA Edition First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest lender in the United Arab Emirates, raised 750 million euros ($907.73 million) through the sale of five-year bonds on Tuesday, its debut euro-denominated issue, a document showed.It set the spread at 55 basis points (bps) over mid-swaps, tightening initial price guidance by 20 bps after receiving more than 1.6 billion euros in orders, the document from one of the banks runni...
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Canada’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Ends 2020 with 270 projects and 34,768 rooms

According to the year-end Lodging Econometrics (LE) Construction Pipeline Trend Report for Canada, analysts at LE state that Canada's hotel construction pipeline ended the fourth quarter of 2020 at 270 projects/34,678 rooms, a mere 35 fewer projects than the region's peak of 305 projects achieved in Q4'19. Projects under construction stand at 83 projects/9,836 rooms. Projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months recorded 87 projects/10,142 rooms, while projects in the ear...
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Another Glamorous Film Shoot - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

"We're at 501 West Olympic," explained my caller. "Come up to the seventeenth floor."
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How are Hotels Adapting and Innovating During COVID-19?

Covid-19 has hit businesses of just about every shape and size hard, but few have felt the effects quite as strongly as those in the hospitality industry. Bars, restaurants and hotels in many parts of the world have been forced to close as restrictions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus have taken hold.
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Canada Launches Hong Kong Pathway that will Attract Recent Graduates and Skilled Workers with Faster Permanent Residency

  News release February 4, 2021—Ottawa —  The ties that bind Canada and Hong Kong run deep. The first Hong Kong residents arrived here over 150 years ago, contributing immensely to Canada’s economic, social and political life. Canada continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Hong Kong, and is deeply concerned about the new National Security Law and the deteriorating human rights situation there. Against this backdrop, in November 2020, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino...
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When will Hawaii allow vaccinated travelers to bypass pre-travel testing and quarantine?

As more and more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, many are wondering when Hawaii will create special provisions for vaccinated travelers to go to Hawaii without pre-testing or 10-day quarantines. That’s a very good question that remains unclear at the moment. On January 28, Hawaii’s Lt. Gov. Green sent a proposal to Gov. Ige recommending timelines to allow vaccinated travelers to move more freely without pre-travel testing or quarantine. In order to be eligible for relaxed rules, a perso...
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