Extended jobless benefits ready for rollout, gambling, guns, Sunshine Law debated in Legislature, study finds pandemic depressing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Swimming with sea turtles in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News Turtles Face Grim Future, UH Researcher Says. Sea turtles in Hawaiʻi, as well as all turtles worldwide, face a “daunting future” due to climate change and other factors, a University of Hawaiʻi researchers says. Big Island Video News.Schatz to serve as chairperson of Indian Affairs committee. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, will serve as chairperson. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, will be vi...
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Government of Canada announces further measures to support international students.

  News release Ottawa, February 12, 2021— International students bring so much to Canada, contributing more than $21 billion annually to our economy and supporting the vitality of our communities. The pandemic has presented myriad challenges for international students, and the Government of Canada has taken action to assist them through this difficult time with a variety of measures, including offering open work permits for former international students who hold or held a post-graduation ...
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Puppy Tail Cafe, Lane Cove

Puppy Tail Cafe is a dog and human friendly cafe in Lane Cove. It is located adjacent to Blackman Park, an enclosed off leash dog park with a small agility course. There your furry bestie can have a delicious "Woofle" aka a doggy waffle or a dog latte while you can order coffee, tea, Japanese hot dogs, cookies or sweets.
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Boris Johnson Names Edward Lister Special Gulf Envoy to Drive Investment - Bloomberg

Boris Johnson Names Edward Lister Special Gulf Envoy to Drive Investment - Bloomberg U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Edward Lister, one of his longest serving advisers, as his new special envoy for the Gulf and special projects.The role will “support the delivery of the prime minister’s ambitions for the U.K.’s relations with the Gulf,”’ according to an emailed statement from the Prime Minister’s Press Office. It includes strengthening links with the region to drive investment in the U.K...
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Oil edges higher on U.S. stimulus hopes, tighter supplies | Reuters

Oil edges higher on U.S. stimulus hopes, tighter supplies | Reuters Oil prices climbed more than 2% on Friday, hitting the highest levels in more than a year on hopes a U.S. stimulus will boost the economy and fuel demand, as supplies tighten due largely to output cuts by top producing countries.Brent crude settled up $1.29, or 2.1%, at $62.43 a barrel by 1:32 p.m. ET (1832 GMT) after rising to a session high of $62.83, the highest since Jan. 22, 2020. U.S. oil ended the session up $1.23, or 2.1...
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The 10 best Airbnbs in Denver, from a tucked-away trolley car to a modern condo near Coors Field

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb One of the Rockies' premier city destinations, Denver offers a mix of urban attractions and outdoor fun.Attracting both visitors and permanent remote workers, short and long-term Airbnbs are in demand.  We rounded up a variety of top-rated Denver Airbnbs ranging from $98 to $298 per night to start.Read more: Are Airbnbs safe? We spoke to experts, a company representative, and an Airbnb host ...
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Camping in Winter? 6 Gadgets to Make it Easier

Camping in winter can be an exhilarating experience, and especially after the year we’ve had! We’re all eager to get out again, in a socially distanced way, and reconnect with the great outdoors. But... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Take a Road Trip Across America with Cartoonist Lynda Barry in the 90s Documentary, Grandma’s Way Out Party

Who wouldn’t love to take a road trip with beloved cartoonist and educator Lynda Barry? As evidenced by Grandma’s Way Out Party, above, an early-90s documentary made for Twin Cities Public Television, Barry not only finds the humor in every situation, she’s always up for a detour, whether to a time honored destination like Mount Rushmore or Old Faithful, or a more impulsive pitstop, like a Washington state car repair shop decorated with sculptures made from cast off mufflers or the Montana State...
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Airborne transmission due to farting leads Canadian health authorities to mandate triple layer underwear...

Most are now aware that China has commenced anal swabs to test for the novel SARS-Cov-2 virus due to the fact that the anal cavity has been found  to carry a larger viral lode than deep in the nasal cavity.  That has lead to the discovery that passing wind spreads aerosols containing the SAR-Cov-2 virus, and all its variant strains.Studies indicate that people can fart as often as 25 times a day on average, which is concerning to officials at Canada's healh agency the Centre for Disease Disinfor...
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Sustainable Hospitality Challenge forges partnership for a sustainable planet

With leading events' organiser Bench and the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance on board, a beneficial partnership has been created for all parties involved in the Sustainable Hospitality Challenge. This collaboration is about pushing the boundaries of innovation to create value-added solutions for a more sustainable world.
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Merci Beaucoup

  Merci  I am in awe of your kindness and thoughtfulness what an abundance I have to lean on. I feel guilty for not responding to each of you personally! My mother said the same thing the other day. She has received many cards, letters, flowers, food, visit, and acts of kindness... she is overwhelmed by the love and support. On the phone, my mom said, "How am I ever going to be able to write everyone? I have been keeping a list but it is becoming longer and longer  and I haven't even started to...
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A Winter Walk

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Stay or Leave? Internship Stress and Coping Strategies in the Hotel Industry | By Shan Shan Chien

The hospitality industry has been regarded as the most challenging and stressful working environment compared to any other industry sector. As a former waitress in the banquet hall of a five-star hotel and a Michelin starred restaurant, I deeply understand the required components of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining service quality simultaneously.
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STR: Preliminary January data for Sydney hotels

Sydney's hotel industry reported lower performance levels compared with the previous month, according to preliminary January 2021 data from STR.
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Aloha Friday Photo: L O V E

Mahalo to Nikki Bushell for this fun Aloha Friday Photo. It’s the perfect shot to lead us into Valentine’s weekend. We believe this shot was taken at Wai’anapanapa State Park on Maui. I’ve always thought that this lava rock looked like bunny ears, but a V works just as well in the middle of the word love. Happy Aloha Friday and hau’oli la aloha! The post Aloha Friday Photo: L O V E appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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STR: Preliminary January Data For Riyadh Hotels

Riyadh's hotel industry reported its highest overall performance since the start of the pandemic, according to preliminary January 2021 data from STR. Year-over-year declines remained significant.
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STR: Preliminary January Data For Berlin Hotels

STR's preliminary January 2021 data for Berlin hotels showed slightly higher performance levels compared with the previous month but at overall low levels.
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#Oman Air Flights Expansion Plan Scrapped, to Focus on Code-Share - Bloomberg

Oman Air Flights Expansion Plan Scrapped, to Focus on Code-Share - Bloomberg Oman Air, the state-run carrier, has abandoned a planned expansion and now aims to reduce its fleet and focus more on code-sharing with other airlines as restrictions to curb the pandemic slash demand for flights.“Going to 70 aircraft, the risks would have been quite high for the country and the airline,” company chairman Mohammed Al-Barwani told local website WAF Oman. Instead the carrier will target a fleet of 36 plan...
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Leading Wellness Brand Miraval Announces Partnership With NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness

A global leader in destination wellness resorts and spas, Hyatt's Miraval brand announces its new partnership with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a non-profit, grassroots organization providing no-cost advocacy, education, and support to all those affected by mental illnesses. Together in 2021, the Miraval and NAMI teams plan to launch a series of events and programs that aim to promote the intersection of mindfulness and mental wellbeing, which are more important now than...
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THE Service Excellence Guide: from Service Design to Service Recovery

Learn more about this key hospitality ingredient with EHL Advisory Services' definitive guide to Service Excellence: from Service Design to Service Recovery
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Traveler Sentiment & Influences in 2021: Infographic and Insights on Europe | By Monya Mandich

To keep our advertising partners and the industry abreast of traveler trends and opportunities around the world, we are diving into regional insights from our recent global research.
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Exquisite Valentine's day dessert recipes from our EHL chefs

Are you a foodie fan looking to add an extra layer of sweetness to your Valentine's day menu? Why not try upping your game with some exquisite variations on tradition themes? Two of our top pastry chefs, Julien Boutonnet from EHL Lausanne and Lars Hellenbrand from EHL Passugg, have submitted elegant alternatives to the classic toffee apple and the Swiss nut tart. Surely an impressive and memorable way to show love to those dear to you!
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HVS Market Pulse: The Florida Keys Lodging Market | By Chris Cabrera

Notable market downturns that have negatively impacted the Florida Keys lodging market include the Great Recession in 2009, the Zika virus in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017, and the ongoing global pandemic. Nonetheless, hotel and resort properties in the Florida Keys have positive attributes that allow owners and operators to continue to perform well even during the hardships of economic crises. The heavy leisure-dependent market, without reliance on commercial and meeting/group demand, all...
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How to expertly connect to your online audience with Dr Laura Penn | By Beatrice Venturini

Public speaking expert and communication enthusiast, Dr Laura Penn, was invited to give an online masterclass at EHL with the aim of sharing with teaching faculty the best practices in developing a formidable and engaging online presence. Her audience hung upon her every dynamic word and gesture, knowing full well that the virtual teaching reality is here to stay, and so upskilling in all areas of authentic presence and audience engagement is now - more than ever - the name of the game.
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Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Closes Out 2020 With 632 projects/109,597 Rooms

According to Lodging Econometrics' (LE's) year-end 2020 Construction Pipeline Trend Report for Latin America, the Latin America Hotel Construction Pipeline stands at 632 projects/109,597 rooms, down 11% by projects and 15% by rooms, year-over-year (YOY). These are the lowest project and room counts seen in as many as eight years in the region.
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ROOMDEX, A Hotel Upsell Innovator, Partners With Pacifica Hotels

ROOMDEX, a pioneer in automated hotel upselling solutions, announces that Pacifica Hotels has activated ROOMDEX's Upgrade OptimizerTM software in four hotels, including, Marina Del Rey Hotel, (Venice, CA), Inn at the Pier (Pismo Beach, CA), Blue Sea Beach Hotel (San Diego, CA) and La Jolla Cove Hotel (La Jolla, CA).
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Oil’s Red-Hot Rally Fizzles With Virus Continuing Hold on Market - Bloomberg

Oil’s Red-Hot Rally Fizzles With Virus Continuing Hold on Market - BloombergOil slipped below $58 a barrel as a recent rally fizzled with the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to weigh on the demand outlook and as one technical indicator signaled prices may have climbed too far, too fast.Futures in New York fell for a second session on Friday after surging more than 12% for the longest run of gains in two years. The enduring outbreak continues to crimp fuel consumption from China to the U.S., with th...
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STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 6 February

STR data for 31 January through 6 February 2021 showed Canada's hotel industry with slightly lower occupancy compared with the previous week.
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 6 February

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy remained relatively flat from the previous week, according to STR's latest data through 6 February.
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IDeaS Expands Partnership with RateGain to Power Over 100,000 Hotels with AI-Driven Real-Time Rate Intelligence

RateGain Technologies, the leading SaaS Company for travel and hospitality, today announced a global strategic partnership with IDeaS, a pioneer and global technology leader offering revenue management solutions, to deliver real-time and AI-powered rate intelligence to more than 100,000 hotels across the globe.
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