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Angel Wings Disguised as Twigs

At first glance I thought the oil painting I found at the brocante  was of an Angel sleeping but after a closer look it is of a young man who has taken off his clothes for a swim, and later resting while using a bunch of twigs as a head rest which at a glance look like Angel wings. Or maybe it is an earthly Angel in disguise.                      [Author: French la Vie]
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Tax hikes still on the table, automatic voter registration clears committee, legislator charged with DUI, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s Fiscal Picture Is Looking Up. So Why Do Lawmakers Still Want To Raise Taxes? House leaders say they will consider increasing capital gains and state income taxes on high earners in an effort to restore targeted cuts. Civil Beat.Hawaii Senate Committee Passes Automatic Voter Registration. A bill advanced Tuesday by the Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee would automatically register to vote eligible U.S. citizens who apply for a driver's li...
Tags: Travel, China, Hawaii, House, Pahoa, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu Police Department, Garden Island, Department of Public Works, David Ige, Hanalei, Tribune Herald


Frank & Chitch, Earlwood

Frank and Chitch is a dog friendly cafe in Earlwood serving up cafe breakfast classics as well as lunch specials including an enormous Fried Chicken burger and a healthy poke bowl. And your four legged pooches aren't forgotten with their very own menu!
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Maximizing Airport Revenues in the Era of Smart Data Technology and Experience Personalization | By Sandy James

Cancelled flights, record lows for both international and domestic travel, longer wait times due to enhanced cleaning regulations — these are just a few of the hardships shared by airports around the world since the beginning of the global pandemic. Yet, airports must remain open to serve those who still have a necessity or a desire to travel on commercial airlines. This inevitably comes with the need to maintain various services that travelers expect to have available at any airport, inc...
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Oil rises after data shows slump in U.S. output amid Texas freeze | Reuters

Oil rises after data shows slump in U.S. output amid Texas freeze | Reuters Oil prices climbed on Wednesday to fresh 13-month highs after U.S. government data showed a drop in crude output after a deep freeze disrupted production last week.U.S. crude oil production dropped last week by more than 10%, or 1 million barrels per day, during the rare winter storm in Texas, equaling the largest weekly fall ever, the Energy Information Administration said. Refinery crude inputs dropped to the lowest si...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Chicago, Houston, EIA, Energy Information Administration, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn


HSMAI Welcomes a New 2021 Americas Board

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is proud to announce the members of its 2021 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board is composed of senior travel and hospitality executives from a representative selection of HSMAI member organizations.
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Silversea Cruises: Galápagos Islands

? Silversea Cruises: Galápagos Islands Silversea Cruises is reinventing visiting the Galápagos Islands with its new expedition ship, the Silversea Origin. The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. A province of Ecuador, the islands’ group lies just 975 kilometers (600 miles) off its coast and is considered one of the world’s principal destinations for wildlife viewing. The Galápagos’ isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species unique to th...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Charles Darwin, Ecuador, Pacific Ocean, Galapagos Islands, Carol, Galapagos, Silversea, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Silversea Cruises, Baltra, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Tagus Cove


At year-end 2020, Europe’s hotel construction pipeline stands at 1,905 projects/307,093 rooms

According to the latest Europe Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), analysts at LE report that at the close of 2020, Europe's hotel construction pipeline increased 2% by projects and 3% by rooms year-over-year (YOY) to end the fourth quarter with 1,905 projects and 307,093 rooms, a record high project and room count for the region. Europe's construction pipeline has remained robust as hotel developers have purposely delayed their opening dates to await ...
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OPEC+ to weigh modest oil output boost at meeting - sources | Reuters

OPEC+ to weigh modest oil output boost at meeting - sources | Reuters OPEC+ oil producers will discuss a modest easing of oil supply curbs from April given a recovery in prices, OPEC+ sources said, although some suggest holding steady for now given the risk of new setbacks in the battle against the pandemic.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, known as OPEC+, cut output by a record 9.7 million bpd last year as demand collapsed due to the pandemic. As of February, it ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Reuters OPEC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


October 2020 notes on HCQ sent to me by someone

Haven’t had time to read all my emails. Got to this now, and believe it is important to have this on my blog for future reference: === Could the Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) issue be added to the claim to the ICC? Australia is one of the only countries in the world that has banned the drug […]
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#Saudi Wealth Fund Commits $3 Billion to Build Mountain Resort - Bloomberg

Saudi Wealth Fund Commits $3 Billion to Build Mountain Resort - Bloomberg Soudah mountains in southern Saudi Arabia   Source: Soudah Development Co. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund will invest almost $3 billion on a tourism project in a mountainous region near the kingdom’s border with Yemen.The Public Investment Fund will provide 11 billion riyals to Soudah Development Co., which will build 2,700 hotel rooms and 1,300 homes in an area that includes Al-Soudah, the tallest...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund, Almadani, Build Mountain Resort Bloomberg, Build Mountain Resort Bloomberg Soudah, Soudah Development Co, Al Soudah, Husameddin AlMadani Soudah


Industry Veterans Launch Hospitality Management Company

Hospitality industry veterans Chris Manley, formerly with Stonebridge Companies, and Jeff Blackman, founder and president of Bedford Lodging, have launched hotel management company Five Senses Hospitality Management™.Focused on careers, guests and owners within the hotel management industry, Five Senses Hospitality manages the day-to-day operations of hotel properties for existing owners, enabling an accelerated cash flow recovery and investment in acquisition opportunities."The hotel ind...
Tags: Travel, California, Canada, United States, Idaho, Hilton, Marriott, Dallas, Denver, Jeff, Blackman, Marriott International, Sonoma County, Ashford, Manley, California Texas


Airline Cash Burn Could Be Double Previous Forecast, IATA Warns - Bloomberg

Airline Cash Burn Could Be Double Previous Forecast, IATA Warns - Bloomberg Airlines could burn through as much as $95 billion this year as new coronavirus strains lead governments to extend travel restrictions, close to double the industry body’s previous forecast.Even under a scenario that sees flights restored between developed economies in 2021, carriers may still consume $75 billion, compared with the $48 billion estimated in December, the International Air Transport Association said Wednes...
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Pioneer CEO Says U.S. Shale Will No Longer Be Threat to OPEC - Bloomberg

Pioneer CEO Says U.S. Shale Will No Longer Be Threat to OPEC - Bloomberg Strong demand for crude oil and low growth rates from shale mean OPEC and its allies no longer need to be worried about competition for market share from the U.S., according to Pioneer Natural Resources Co.“I’m still a strong believer that demand is going to come back strong, both on airlines and also driving around the world once we get herd immunity,” Chief Executive Officer Scott Sheffield said on a conference call today...
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#SaudiArabia gives final price guidance for euro-denominated bonds - document | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi Arabia gives final price guidance for euro-denominated bonds - document | ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabia tightened price guidance for a euro-denominated bond deal comprising tranches of three and nine years after receiving over 4.9 billion euros in orders for the debt sale, a document showed on Wednesday.It gave final price guidance of around 45 bps plus or minus 5 bps over mid-swaps for the three-year and around 75 bps plus or minus 5 bps over mid-swaps for the nine-year notes, the do...
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Marriott International to create the Arne M. Sorenson Hospitality Fund to support the design of a world class hospitality program and curriculum

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation together with Howard University announced today the establishment of the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership in honor of Marriott International's (NASDAQ: MAR) beloved president and CEO, Arne Sorenson, who tragically passed away last week from pancreatic cancer. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation will provide a $20 million endowment to launch the Center at Howard University, one of the nation's leading historical...
Tags: Travel, Black, Alice, Arne Sorenson, Marriott International, Willard, Howard University, Marriott Foundation, MAR, Arne M Sorenson Hospitality Fund


How to Upsell 101: Too Much Choice Can Lead to No Choice | By Jos Schaap

Shouldn't lots of choices be good for customers? If you ask most people whether they like having a choice, the answer will be yes. How can options possibly be a bad thing? Anyone who has worked in hotel marketing has, at one time or another, been asked to fit numerous offers into one email. Pre-arrival emails, in particular, are crammed to the hilt with hotel information and upsell choices. We call it the shotgun approach.
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New Flexible Search Gives Guests More Ability to Fit Travel into Life

Remote work and learning are giving those fortunate enough to be able to work from home greater freedom to choose when they travel. According to our new travel trends report, one quarter of Americans would consider traveling during off-peak times of the year or the week. And in 2021 to date, more than one third of people searching our platform have been flexible in terms of the date or location of their stay.
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Hospitality Technology and Forced Migrations: A Bad Break-Up Story | By Ryan Hamilton

A hotelier's decision to invest in technology is not merely a purchase; instead, it marks the beginning of a relationship between vendor and customer. One party provides the service and/or software, and the other party leverages it to enhance their offering. The engagement, if successful, is long-term in nature and represents the vendor's ongoing commitment to that client as their business evolves and grows. Of course, in the realm of hospitality technology, there is no 'one-size-fits-all...
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Marais Architectural Details

I’ve stayed close to home in recent weeks and rediscovered the architectural wonders of the Marais. I recently had to do a slide show and lecture about the Marais for an organization, so I took new photos of familiar buildings, casting my eye again but in a refreshed way. In case you didn’t know, a large swath of the Marais has former palaces and mansions that were built in the late 1500s to almost 1700. These gorgeous buildings, called hotels, are made of limestone and have ornate details su...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Architecture, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Etsy Shop, Marais, Richard Nahem, Saint Paul Church, rue de Temple The building, Saint Paul Church Hotel


Inn-Flow sets the standard in hospitality with launch of labor management 2.0 tool

- Inn-Flow, a hotel-specific software company, announced today the launch of Labor Management 2.0, its new and improved tool designed to create easy solutions for complex hotel challenges. While more than 15,000 individual users around the world have implemented Inn-Flow's original management tool, Labor Management 2.0's upgraded software provides an all-in-one labor solution with new features to streamline operations, drive performance and manage expenses.
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Accor posts €2B loss, lays out 2021 strategy

Accor has set its ALL loyalty program as one of the business's strategic focuses for 2021.
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Hotel group Accor plans staff vaccination programme

Europe's largest hotel chain Accor has said that it plans to pay for all of its employees to be vaccinated by late summer as it tries to recover its business amid ongoing national lockdowns. "We are not going to wait for government. We will be buying our own vaccines if we can get them but we don't want to do it [taking] from existing government programmes," said Sébastien Bazin, the French group's chief executive. "It should be not be taking away from fragile people."
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Hotels group IHG cautious about travel recovery

InterContinental Hotels Group, owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, has warned that the difficulties of the "most challenging year" in its history have stretched into 2021 as new strains of coronavirus force countries to close borders and limit travel.
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Bartech’s Customized Line of In-Room POS Solutions Help Hoteliers Maximize Revenue

Bartech, the leader in automatic minibar solutions for the global hospitality industry, has refined its extensive line of minibar and in-room point-of-sale (POS) solutions to meet the unique operational challenges and technology needs of a variety of property types and room configurations. With today's travelers seeking to minimize contact with hotel staff and other guests by avoiding public hotel areas such as on-site F&B venues and retail shops, Bartech solutions provide properties with...
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BLLA Announces the Power List of Boutique Leaders

The official association to the world's verified and authenticated boutique hotels and businesses, BLLA (the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association), is proud to announce their inaugural list of leaders who make up what the group calls the 'boutique lifestyle.' This phrase, coined by BLLA a few years ago, is a statement that describes the meaning and definition of living authentically within the hospitality industry at large. This descriptor oozes through every inch of the everyday life o...
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Ritz Hotel Geelong Deploys High-performance Wi-Fi Network Technology by Liveport

GEELONG, Australia — February 24, 2021 — Liveport, a leading provider of internet services and IoT-based technology, has announced the successful implementation of an advanced high-speed Wi-Fi network at the Ritz Hotel Geelong. A full-service property located within south-eastern Australia, Ritz Hotel Geelong is designed to reflect the latest in contemporary design, which is now further bolstered by its ability to fully deliver on modern guest Wi-Fi and online hotel service expectations.
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How to Develop and Inspire the Next Generation of Hospitality Leaders | By Josh Bergen, CHAE, CHTP

A saying reads, "The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis." In this way, 2020 proved to be a revelatory time for hospitality. Over the course of the pandemic, the industry at large faced, perhaps, its biggest challenge yet. And although we still have our work cut out for us, it's essential to recognize that this year put hospitality leadership front and center.
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Beekeeper Announces ‘Frontline Future’ Event, a Global Summit on the Rise of Frontline Workers

OAKLAND, CALIF., February 24, 2021 — Beekeeper, the mobile-first collaboration platform designed specifically for frontline workers, announced Frontline Future, a groundbreaking virtual summit dedicated to the frontline workforce. On May 6, 2021, industry leaders from Europe and North America will join Beekeeper for keynote talks, interactive workshops, and in-depth panels to discuss the future of the frontline workforce.
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The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Announces $20 Million Endowment at Howard University to Establish the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation together with Howard University announced today the establishment of the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership in honor of Marriott International's (NASDAQ: MAR) beloved president and CEO, Arne Sorenson, who tragically passed away last week from pancreatic cancer. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation will provide a $20 million endowment to launch the Center at Howard University, one of the nation's leading historical...
Tags: Travel, Black, Alice, Arne Sorenson, Willard, Howard University, Marriott Foundation, MAR, Marriott Foundation Announces



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