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Hawaii is the second safest state, officials mull who should get vaccinated next, nurses could perform abortions, gambling bill dies in Legislature, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Whale watching in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii NewsSurvey: Hawai‘i is the 2nd Safest State During COVID-19. Hawaiʻi was ranked number two on a list of the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic, second only to Alaska. Maui Now.State leaders mull who should be prioritized in next phase of vaccine distribution. As COVID vaccination hubs continue to immunize front line workers and kupuna 75 and over, state leaders are trying to decide who should be next. Hawaii News Now.Some want a unified H...
Tags: Travel, UK, Navy, Senate, Hawaii, United Kingdom, Marine Corps, DOE, County, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, Hawai, Honolulu, Legislature


Photos of Yesteryear to Present Day

  The face of time. Old photos. Stories told, untold, retold... then, now and then over again. Our stories play out, we each have a part. Digging at the brocante photos unearthed  in a soap tin held together with a rubber band. The soap tin had a tag it said: "Photographs from the Canebiere, Marseilles"   Photo of a mother and child: Marie-Francoise and bebe Mathilde.   Photo of a young girl: Helene with the latest hairstyle against her parent's wishes.         Photo of a young man: Was...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Marseille, Martin, Helene, Marie Louise, Mathilde, Lise, Jacques, Henri, Jean Pierre, Marie Françoise, French la Vie, Canebiere Marseilles, Mathilde Photo, Andre Michel Do


The Wild Flower Bar & Dining at Bells at Killcare

The Wild Flower Bar & Dining at Bells at Killcare is the newest incarnation for the Italian restaurant at Bells at Killcare. It's the hotel's main restaurant and has a Mediterranean focus with food with food director Sean Connolly.
Tags: Travel, Mediterranean, Bells, Killcare, Wild Flower Bar amp, Wild Flower Bar Dining at Bells


Oil extends losses as Texas prepares to ramp up output after freeze | Reuters

Oil extends losses as Texas prepares to ramp up output after freeze | Reuters Oil prices fell for a second day on Friday, retreating further from recent highs, as Texas energy companies began preparations to restart oil and gas fields shuttered by freezing weather and power outages.Brent crude futures ended the session down $1.02, or 1.6%, at $62.91 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell $1.28, or 2.1%, to settle at $59.24.For the week, Brent gained about 0.5% while WTI fel...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Brent, Wti, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Jim Ritterbusch, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ritterbusch


When Can We Travel Again?

When Can We Travel Again? “When can we travel again.” As more and more of our clients get their vaccinations, this has become our most often asked question. We just finished rescheduling our 542nd client vacation.  How crazy is that? And while this is discouraging to all, there is optimism in the air. Might overseas travel begin again in June? July? While we don’t have the answer, I have optimism about a June restart for European travel. And my optimism grows from the fact that European ocean c...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Blog, Travel News, U S State Department, Roaming Boomers Travel Services


Two California residents arrested for Hawaii quarantine violation

By KITV Web Staff Honolulu – On Thursday morning Special Agents from the AG’s Investigations Division arrested two Fresno, California residents for violating the Hawaii’s COVID-19 quarantine rules. 22-year-old Miriam Rosas and 34-year-old Abel Rosas were arrested after an alert had been sent out to Waikiki hotels. Agents say the pair attempted to check into one hotel on Tuesday without evidence of a COVID-19 test or exemption. After being told they needed to go into mandatory quarantine they re...
Tags: Travel, News, California, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Waikiki, Hawai, AG, Fresno California, KITV, Los Angeles Long Beach, National News, Cable News Network Inc


STR: Tampa hotels posted moderate rate gains on Super Bowl Weekend

With limited attendance and game festivities, Tampa's hotel performance gains came in far lower than that of previous Super Bowl host markets, according to STR. Despite the current pandemic environment, the market was still able to post a 64.5% year-over-year increase in average daily rate (ADR). During the nights of Friday-Sunday, 5-7 February, Tampa posted an absolute ADR of US$245.82, which drove revenue per available room (RevPAR) of US$202.59 (+64.9%). Occupancy in the market was 82....
Tags: Travel, US, Tampa, February Tampa


Thousands Are Angry About New Bronze Doors For 800-Year-Old Cathedral

“Plans to mark the 800th anniversary of Burgos’s magnificent Gothic cathedral with three enormous new bronze doors have ushered in an unholy row, with UNESCO advising against the project and critics attacking the €1.2m portals as an ‘artistic outrage’. … More than 31,000 people have signed an angry petition attacking the new doors as ‘an eyesore however you look at them’ and claiming ‘no anniversary warrants such ill treatment of our heritage’.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Unesco, Visual, Burgos, 02.18.21


The ultimatum: #SaudiArabia pushes foreign companies to relocate from #Dubai to #Riyadh - tks @RiyadhBureau

The ultimatum: #SaudiArabia pushes foreign companies to relocate from #Dubai to #Riyadh - tks @RiyadhBureau From the Saudi Press Agency:An official source stated that the Kingdom of Saudi of Arabia intends to cease contracting with companies and commercial institutions with regional headquarters not located in the Kingdom. The cessation will include agencies, institutions and funds owned by the government and will take effect January 1st, 2024.The source stated that the decision aims to in...


#SaudiArabia should make environment more conducive to business rather than issuing 'ultimatums': CE - YouTube

(9) Saudi Arabia should make environment more conducive to business rather than issuing 'ultimatums': CE - YouTube Nomura Asset Management's Tarek Fadlallah weighs in on Saudi Arabia's move to lure more companies into setting up regional headquarters in the Kingdom. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tarek Fadlallah, CE YouTube, CE YouTube Nomura Asset Management


Unemployment Upgrade

The Hawaii state unemployment insurance system is not unique in being antiquated, overloaded, and massively backlogged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a crisis unfolding across the country years earlier. But that’s not much comfort to the thousands of people struggling to make ends meet while they wait for things to catch up. The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations recently announced a $10 million contract to upgrade the mainframe-based system to a cloud-based one, hiri...
Tags: Travel, Idaho, Hawaii, Hawaii News Now, KITV, Department of Labor Industrial Relations, DLIR, Solid State Ops


I flew on American's Boeing 737 Max and found the airline doing the bare minimum to inform passengers they were booked on the notorious plane

An American Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8. American Airlines is the largest Boeing 737 Max operator currently, averaging over 50 daily flights. One problem faced by the airline is passenger confidence in the aircraft that's killed 346 people. I flew from New York to Miami on the Max and found American to be less than forthcoming about the aircraft. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. American Airlines was the first US airline to fly the Boeing 737 Max following its 2...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Gogo, Miami, Boeing, United, Laguardia, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Rainbow

Mahalo to Dana Manalo for sending this lovely rainbow shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Dana took this photo on October 18, 2020, just after Hawaii re-opened to visitors with pre-travel testing. What a great capture! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Rainbow appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Dana, Aloha, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, Waikiki Rainbow, Dana Manalo


I flew on American's Boeing 737 Max and found the airline doing the bare minimum to inform passengers they were booked on the ill-fated plane

An American Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8. American Airlines is the largest Boeing 737 Max operator currently, averaging over 50 daily flights. One problem faced by the airline is passenger confidence in the aircraft that's killed 346 people. I flew from New York to Miami on the Max and found American to be less than forthcoming about the aircraft. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. American Airlines was the first US airline to fly the Boeing 737 Max following its 2...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Gogo, Miami, Boeing, United, Laguardia, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


Furukawa Electric: Not only offering network infrastructure, but also a 6-star service for the hotel sector | By Magno Fugisawa

The Hospitality industry has often been faced with the challenge of reinventing itself. It couldn't be otherwise, after all, it was one of the pioneers in the development of the Customer Experience concept working the entire supply chain that operates behind the scenes in order to delight its demanding customers.
Tags: Travel, Furukawa Electric, Magno Fugisawa


Hilton Banking On “Resilient Business Model, Spirit Of Innovation” And “A Clear Purpose” To Overcome Pandemic

"Ultimately, we believe that will be this swift, responsive and adaptive innovation that will help us progress towards the travel and tourism sector's eventual recovery," said Hilton's vice president, operations in Southeast Asia, Paul Hutton in an interview with Web in Travel.
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Hilton, Paul Hutton


#SaudiArabia's MBS and the #UAE's MBZ Are on an Economic Collision Course - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia's MBS and the UAE's MBZ Are on an Economic Collision Course - Bloomberg Come on down to Riyadh.    Photographer: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP For several years now, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been in lockstep on foreign policy. The close friendship of their de facto rulers, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, is the Middle East’s most important alliance. It allows them to boss around the Gulf Cooperation C...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Qatar, Turkey, Iran, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Muslim Brotherhood, Uae, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman


Oil Giving Up Big-Freeze Gains With Wells Slowly Restarting - Bloomberg

Oil Giving Up Big-Freeze Gains With Wells Slowly Restarting - Bloomberg Oil fell for a second day as production slowly restarted in Texas and the White House said it would be willing to meet with Iran, potentially paving the way for more crude exports from the Persian Gulf nation.Futures in New York dropped toward $59 a barrel, falling the most in three months at one point on Friday. Companies are using restored power from grids or generators to resume output that was halted by the frigid weathe...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, White House, Iran, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Wells Slowly Restarting Bloomberg, Wells Slowly Restarting Bloomberg Oil


Damac chairman mulls #Saudi presence after kingdom's regional HQ ruling - Arabianbusiness

Damac chairman mulls Saudi presence after kingdom's regional HQ ruling - Arabianbusiness The chairman of Dubai-based developer Damac Properties has said he is looking into adding a regional office in Saudi Arabia following the kingdom's ruling aimed at attracting more foreign companies.Starting on January 1, 2024, the Saudi government and state-backed institutions will stop signing contracts with foreign firms that base their Middle East HQ outside the kingdom.It is unclear whether that would im...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Dubai, Cnbc, DAMAC Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Damac, Hussain Sajwani, Arabianbusiness, Middle East HQ, Hadley Gamble


National Bank of #Kuwait sells $700mln AT1 bonds | ZAWYA MENA Edition

National Bank of Kuwait sells $700mln AT1 bonds | ZAWYA MENA Edition The National Bank of Kuwait launched $700 million Additional Tier 1 bonds on Thursday at 3.625%, a document showed.It had given initial price guidance of about 4% for the bonds, which are non-callable for six years.AT1 bonds, the riskiest debt instruments banks can issue, are designed to be perpetual in nature, but lenders can call them after a specified period.Citi, HSBC, JPMorgan, NBK Capital, Standard Chartered and UBS arran...
Tags: Travel, Ubs, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Bank of Kuwait, Citi HSBC JPMorgan NBK Capital Standard Chartered, MENA Edition The National Bank of Kuwait


Oil drops as investors gauge big chill impact on U.S. refineries, OPEC+ output rise | Reuters

Oil drops as investors gauge big chill impact on U.S. refineries, OPEC+ output rise | Reuters Oil prices slid more than 1% on Friday, adding to overnight declines, on worries that refineries will take time to resume operations after the big freeze in the U.S. South, creating a gap in demand, while OPEC+ supplies were expected to rise.“The market was ripe for a correction and signs of the power and overall energy situation starting to normalise in Texas provided the necessary trigger,” said Vanda...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Opec, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Vandana Hari, Vanda Insights Brent


RPT-COLUMN-OPEC+ under pressure to boost output as oil climbs towards peak: Kemp | Reuters

RPT-COLUMN-OPEC+ under pressure to boost output as oil climbs towards peak: Kemp | Reuters Saudi Arabia’s oil minister has called for a cautious approach to raising production, even as prices surge and many traders anticipate an increasingly severe shortage of petroleum later this year.“We are in a much better place than we were a year ago, but I must warn, once again, against complacency. The uncertainty is very high, and we have to be extremely cautious,” the minister said in a speech on Wedne...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Reuters, Kemp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Post COVID-19: What's Next For Digital Transformation?

When COVID-19 struck, it forced societal changes around the globe. Nearly overnight, governments issued orders that limited large gatherings of people, restricted in-person business operations, and encouraged people to work from home as much as possible. In response, businesses and schools alike began to look for ways to continue their operations remotely, thanks to the internet. They turned to various collaboration platforms and video conferencing capacities to remain engaged with their ...
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Another view over Loches

This photo was taken near the northern point of the Cité royale in Loches, very close to the royal residence (visible on the right). It's looking roughly eastward. You can see the fifteenth century Porte de Cordeliers down below (with the pointy conical roofs), the eastern gate in what was then the wall around the lower city. The Indre River is just beyond. There's Ken taking a photo of the Porte des Cordeliers, Loches, May 2006. From that gate, a street wound around the promontory and up to t...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, Chateaux, Southern Touraine, Indre River, Loches, Porte des Cordeliers Loches, Porte Royale


Hospitality’s ‘Hot Seat’ Leadership Series: COOs – A Tale Of Two Fortunes | By Andrew Hazelton & Thomas Mielke

In our roles as organisational advisers to the hospitality industry on all HR-, talent- and recruitment-related aspects, we are frequently being asked: "What can we [or I] do differently to stay ahead of the curve?", often followed by, "What profiles, backgrounds and leadership skills are currently most sought after by the market?".
Tags: Travel, Thomas Mielke, Andrew Hazelton


Airbnb Announces Plans to Open Atlanta Technical Hub

As a 21st Century company, Airbnb is committed to serving all stakeholders in our community: hosts, guests, communities, employees and shareholders. To serve our employees, we champion diversity and belonging, and enable long-term growth and career opportunities.
Tags: Travel, Airbnb, Open Atlanta Technical Hub


Accor to sell a 1.5% stake in Huazhu for €239m

Accor announces that it completed the disposal of a 1.5% stake in Huazhu Group Limited (HTHT) for €239m. This transaction allows Accor to crystallize further value creation of the initial investment while simplifying its balance sheet. After this transaction, Accor owns a 3.3% stake in Huazhu and continues to be represented at the Group's Board of Directors.
Tags: Travel, Accor, Huazhu, Huazhu Group Limited HTHT


HVS Market Pulse - Minneapolis-St. Paul | By Tanya Pierson & Justin Westad

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region experienced significant increases in new supply and high levels of demand attributed to major one-time events such as Super Bowl LII in 2018 and the NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Tournament in 2019.
Tags: Travel, Ncaa, Minneapolis St Paul, Tanya Pierson, Justin Westad, HVS Market Pulse Minneapolis St Paul


Tiered Marketing Approach To Hotel Recovery | By Stephanie Smith

Hotel markets across the US are behaving differently. They are rebounding at a different pace. Even hotels within the same market are not seeing the same patterns.
Tags: Travel, US, Stephanie Smith


Lost & Found Instructions: The Super Boss | By Arturo Cuenllas

Some - especially those my age - will remember the television series The Great American Hero. Ralph Hinkley is a school teacher who has to wear a suit with special powers that he has received from aliens. The problem is that Ralph loses the instruction book in the desert, and he has to learn to use those powers based on 'trial and error.'
Tags: Travel, Ralph, Arturo Cuenllas, Ralph Hinkley



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