What Goes Around

        Gabriel received his third vaccine. He didn't take it well and threw up a day or two later. A few days later his parents were worshiping the porcelain god. Since I have had a horrible cold to the point I  was convinced I had covid (two PCR tests) but do not I could not help them. Yann went to babysit Gabriel.  Two days later Yann was wiped-out vomiting. Three days later it hit me, I woke up freezing thinking I was hungry but soon realized that feeling wasn't hunger it was the rumbling o...
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Sustainable Development: How the hospitality industry could transform, even in the wake of a pandemic

By 2050, hotels will need to reduce emissions per key by 90 % to be in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Public and political pressure on the sector is rising to implement drastic changes in coming years. Many hotel and restaurant chains are responding, but the path to a clean hospitality industry remains a long one1. However, the current pandemic offers a pause that might be able to accelerate a reset.
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In Hawaii, agricultural land doesn't translate to food, Legislature seeks to trim governor's emergency powers, state pension fund up 15%, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii farmers market pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii Has A Lot Of Agricultural Land. Very Little Of It Is Used For Growing Food. The amount of land used for farming in Hawaii has shrunk dramatically since the 1930s. Civil Beat.These 2 Companies Are Putting Big Money Into Hawaii’s Agricultural Future. Will Their Bets Pay Off?. A pair of companies backed by a billionaire and a pension fund are trying to revitalize fallow farmland in the state. Civil Beat.Embattled Agribusiness Corpo...
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Week 7: the deaf, the dumb and the apache

100 years ago this week: Week 7What happened when a deaf musician met a dumb stranger late at night on the streets of Paris?Read on to find out more.A deaf man knocks out a dumb man he mistook for an apache (hoodlum)After making the guests dance at a wedding on the boulevard de Grenelle, the violinist Jean Patat set off, at night, to his home on the rue Didot. In fear of apaches, he was following [Author: Adam]
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Hotel Companies Turning to Aptech’s Browser Based PVNG Accounting Solution Mid Pandemic

PITTSBURGH, February 16, 2021 — As hoteliers continue to use this time of low occupancy to improve their properties, many have found it the ideal opportunity to also upgrade their back-of-house systems to optimize efficiency. Aptech, the industry standard for hospitality financial management, has seen a surge in adoption of its browser based PVNG enterprise accounting solution. Since the onset of the pandemic, 166 hotels either transitioned from Aptech's legacy accounting solution Profitv...
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Digital Tipping: Meet the Need for Speed by Avoiding the App Store | By Doug Miles

Did you know "if people pay with a credit card, (workers) will be tipped more?"
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Mango Coco, Sydney

Mango Coco is a Thai dessert cafe in Haymarket based on the combination of mangoes and coconut. There you'll a range of smoothies (naturally including myriad combinations of mango and coconut) as well as Thai fusion dishes and eye catching desserts. But be warned - there can be a queue to get in on popular nights.
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"The parents of adventurous young meritocrats paid $5,490 (plus airfare) for two weeks studying 'Public Health and Development in the Andes.'"

"On that trip, the reporter, Donald G. McNeil Jr., got into a series of heated arguments with students, none of them Black, on the charged question of race. Their complaints would ultimately end his career as a high-profile public health reporter for The Times, and again put The Times at the center of the national argument over journalism and racism and labor.... The student at the center of this story is Sophie Shepherd, who isn’t among the teenagers who have spoken anonymously to other news or...
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Maestro Asks: Is Your Current PMS Helping or Hindering Your Reopening Plans?

Markham, Ontario, February 16 , 2021 — 2021 is a year of disruption. Not only has the hotel business come to a screeching halt in many markets, but travelers are modifying their list of must-haves if operators want them to return, and touchless experiences — such as contactless payments, mobile check-in/out, mobile reservations, mobile keys, and hotel-to-guest text messaging — are topping their list of demands. Maestro, the preferred cloud and on-premises property-management system soluti...
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AmaWaterways: Back-to-Back River Cruises

CLICK TO VIEW RECOMMENDED BACK-TO-BACK RIVER CRUISES AmaWaterways: Back-to-Back River Cruises AmaWaterways: book back-to-back river cruises and save 10% on the second cruise. When we can travel to Europe safely once again, a week-long getaway may not be enough. In fact, many of us will want to plan a longer journey that allows us to discover even more countries in one incredible river journey experience. For a limited time, when you reserve back-to-back river cruises in Europe, you’ll save ...
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Oil hits 13-month highs as market rebalances | Reuters

Oil hits 13-month highs as market rebalances | Reuters Oil prices soared to their highest in about 13 months on Monday as vaccine rollouts promised to revive demand and producers kept supply reined in.Brent crude was up 70 cents, or 1.1%, at $63.13 a barrel at 12:15 p.m. EST (1715 GMT) after hitting a session peak of $63.76, its highest since Jan. 22 last year.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 63 cents, or 1.1%, at $60.10 after touching $60.95, the highest since Jan. 8 last...
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#SaudiArabia Aims to Sideline Firms Without Base in the Kingdom - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Aims to Sideline Firms Without Base in the Kingdom - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia said it will stop working with foreign firms that don’t base their Middle East headquarters in the kingdom, in its latest effort to shift the Gulf region’s business hub away from Dubai.From Jan. 1, 2024 the government as well as agencies, institutes and funds owned by the state will no longer contract any companies or commercial institutions unless they have a regional hub in Saudi Arabia, according to a sta...
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Here are the 7 top national parks, according to TripAdvisor

The United States’ National Parks offer such varied and vibrant treasures, why would anyone rank them? They’re all magnificent. But when TripAdvisor asked its users to choose their favorites, they were quick to comply, handing out Travelers Choice 2021 bragging honors to 10 National Parks from coast to coast. Here are the top seven. (Find all the Travelers Choice honorees, along with details, at 1 — Grand Teton National Park Wyoming’s spectacular, 310,000-acre...
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Google slapped in France over misleading hotel star ratings

Google has agreed to pay a €1.1 million fine over misleading star-ratings for hotels in France. The tech giant had been applying its own (algorithmic) system of ratings for hotels applied via its search engine and on Google Maps. But back in 2019, following a number of complaints by hoteliers, the French national competition and consumer watchdog (DGCCRF) instigated an investigation into this propriety rating system. The probe revealed that the tech giant had replaced the standard classification...
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Cornell: Innovative Tech Platforms Facilitate Better Communication

Introducing new employee-oriented tech solutions can be a double-edged sword for the hospitality industry. As technology becomes increasingly relevant for both employers and employees, it's important to consider the positives and negatives of engaging staff digitally. Hosted by the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality and Labor Relations (CIHLER), this session brought together a labor lawyer, an industry consultant, and representatives from two innovative employee-facing tech compan...
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Cornell Research Recap: Customer engagement is the key to long-term loyalty and impact | By Chris K. Anderson

In today's physically separated world of hospitality, engagement and interaction between hoteliers and guests are taking new forms but are still as critical as ever. In a series of studies using data from a well-known hotel chain and a customer feedback software company, Professor Christopher Anderson and co-author, Assistant Professor Saram Han Ph.D. '19, illustrate the long-term impacts of guest engagement upon guest satisfaction, loyalty, and booking channel selection.
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OYO Hotels Expands Footprint Across US; Opens Doors to 10 New Hotels

OYO Hotels & Homes, the leading technology and revenue growth platform for owners and operators of hotels and homes, today announced that it opened doors to 10 new hotels in Colorado, Georgia, I owa, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas. Continuing its US recovery momentum, the company's RevPar reached over 130% of pre-COVID levels in Q4 2020 as it emerged as the preferred choice of accommodation for front-line travelers getting our economy moving again. Under the leadership of Kasra Mo...
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Sonesta Growth Continues With Addition Of 88 Hotels To Portfolio

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) is once again announcing historic growth with the addition of 88 hotels to its global portfolio of destinations, adding to the company's recent expansion which has seen a 350% increase in hotels over the last six months. As of today, an additional 78 hotels have been reflagged to Sonesta. The remaining 10 hotels will transition to Sonesta before the end of March.
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Study Implies $15 Minimum Wage Would Have Outsized Impact on Hotels

The Biden administration has proposed a new federal minimum wage of $15 an hour as part of its COVID-19 relief program.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Mideast Stocks: #Saudi shares climb on higher crude while #Qatar falls | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi shares extended gains for an eighth consecutive session on Monday on rising crude oil prices while corporate results weighed on the Qatari index.Oil prices soared to their highest in about 13 months as vaccine rollouts promised to revive demand and producers kept supply in check. Saudi Arabia's benchmark index advanced 0.5%, with Al Rajhi Bank rising 1.8% and National Commercial Bank climbing 1.5%.  The Qatari index lost 0.5%, dragged down by a 8.1% slide for telecoms giant Ooredoo after...
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#Sharjah's UAB blames NMC exposure, 'legacy issues' for $182mln loss | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Sharjah's UAB blames NMC exposure, 'legacy issues' for $182mln loss | ZAWYA MENA Edition United Arab Bank (UAB) has blamed its exposure to NMC, as well as some legacy issues and the COVID-19 pandemic for its recent losses, which widened in 2020.The bank reported a net loss of 667.3 million dirhams ($182 million) for 2020, after a loss of 470.7 million dirhams in 2019.In a statement to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), UAB said last year’s results were “predominantly driven by higher impai...
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Best Places To Buy A Vacation Home

Traveling is a great way to learn and expand your horizons.  Vacation time is a time that we all hope will bring wonder and excitement to our lives, and sometimes you find a spot that just speaks your language.   If you haven’t yet found the best place to really dig into your vacation experience by purchasing a vacation home, you should make sure you’re investigating all the best routes.   Take a moment to read a little about some of the top places to buy a vacation home around the w...
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Perfect Champagne tasting: Laurent-Perrier's 3 easy steps | By Alice Pedrinelli

Each bottle of Champagne always represents a special occasion and should be treated as such: these are wines with unique characteristics which require a few simple measures to be enjoyed in their entirety. Hence, to taste bubbles at their best, the Laurent-Perrier EHL Alliance Ambassadors (Thierry and Alice) explain how to conduct perfect champagne tasting in three easy steps.
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Wild Life and Pure Nature: Kempinski expands international portfolio with two Safari Lodges and a Luxurious Tented Camp in Tanzania

Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire are only a few highlights attracting travellers to visit the African country of Tanzania, where more than a third of the landscape is under conservation protection. With its 22 national parks, this year round destination guarantees wilderness seekers a stay in harmony with nature and the world's most diverse safari experiences. Amidst the well-known "Northern Circuit", Kempinski Hotels has now signed management contrac...
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A ‘pop-up’ airport for electric aircraft could transform the way we think about urban travel

From bike sharing schemes and hydrogen buses to app-based ride hailing services booked using a smartphone, urban mobility is changing.
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Life House Acquires IMPRINT Hospitality’s Management Portfolio

Life House - a tech-enabled brand and management company - has acquired the management contracts of IMPRINT Hospitality's independent hotel portfolio, which comprises an array of properties across the West Coast. The transaction represents Life House's first M&A transaction with several more expected to close later in 2021.
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Global Oil Markets Are Now Balanced, Russia’s Novak Says - Bloomberg

Global Oil Markets Are Now Balanced, Russia’s Novak Says - Bloomberg Global oil markets have rebalanced following last year’s historic collapse in demand, according to Russia’s deputy prime minister.“The last few months we have seen low volatility, which means the market is balanced, and the prices we see today certainly correspond to the situation in the market,” Alexander Novak said on state television channel Rossiya 1 on Sunday. Crude will probably average $45 to $60 a barrel this year, acco...
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#Saudi and Qatari bonds fall as U.S. yields rise | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi and Qatari bonds fall as U.S. yields rise | ZAWYA MENA Edition Longer-term dollar-denominated bonds issued by investment-grade Gulf countries fell by more than a cent on Monday, Refinitiv's Tradeweb pricing showed, tracking a rise in U.S. Treasury yields.Saudi government bonds due in 2060 shed 1.4 cents to trade at 118.25 cents on the dollar, while Qatari bonds due in 2050 fell 1.35 cents to 123.47 on the dollar.Abu Dhabi bonds due in 2050 were down 1.55 cents to 114.8 on the dollar.The Gu...
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#UAE NMC hospital founder B.R. Shetty, others under pressure as UK court orders total asset freeze | Banking – Gulf News

UAE NMC hospital founder B.R. Shetty, others under pressure as UK court orders total asset freeze | Banking – Gulf News A court in London has put a freeze on any asset disposals by Dr. B.R. Shetty, founder of Abu Dhabi headquartered NMC Healthcare, as well as on other shareholders and former top executives, including Prasanth Manghat, who stepped down as CEO in late February last year.The latest court order is sweeping in its impact – no assets held anywhere in the world by these individuals ca...
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