After a Lifetime of Uncomfortable Antique Sofas

  We finally or I should say I finally gave in to comfort and pleasing my children and son in law. Gabriel calls the new sofa a boat “bateau” and he has it right.  We can sail away in it!                    [Author: French la Vie]
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Week 9: Bargains at the world's biggest shop

100 years ago this week: Week 9Some tempting promotions were on offer a century ago at the Palais de la Nouveauté, an eccentric and eclectic store that marketed itself as the world's largest. If most of the city's other 'grands magasins' are today still in operation, this curiously positioned 'palace' was already in decline in 1921.  Read on to find some bargains.(Click on the image above to see [Author: Adam]
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Hawaii tourism looking up, Mayor to act on Maui coronavirus outbreak, $70M more for Honolulu rail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii beach scene ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s Summer Tourism Season Is Looking Promising. Hawaii’s economy is poised for a significant recovery over the next six months, as pent-up demand for travel coincides with vaccinations on the mainland and an expected new wave of federal stimulus money in March. Civil Beat.Gov. David Ige again withholds funding for corrections oversight staff. Two years ago the Legislature passed what was hailed as major corrections reform: It placed the Depart...
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When Employees Work From Home, How Much of the Home Office Must be Paid For by Employer?

Since March of 2020 (has it really been a year?!), the Governor has ordered employers to allow employees to work from home if they can in many industries.  Many other employers have just decided to do it anyways. Working from home has been far from a temporary thing; it’s THE thing. But what about providing equipment to work from home?  What about internet service? A printer? Printer ink? A desk? A ergonomic chair? Many employers are providing some type of help, offering computers and other offi...
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Ria Pizza + Wine, Potts Point

Ria Pizza & Wine is the latest opening from the team behind Bentley Bar and Monopole. Here sourdough pizza bases are combined with novel topping combinations and an extensive wine list. There are also pizza crust dipping sauces available as well as an option to pimp your pizza with black truffle, bottarga or beluga caviar.
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Airlines continue to flock to the Boeing 737 Max as it debuts on Alaska and United places a massive new order

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max. Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines began passenger flights with the Boeing 737 Max on Monday. The first day of flights saw two round-trips, the first from Seattle to San Diego, California. United Airlines just placed an order for an additional 25 Boeing 737 Max aircraft.   Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Boeing's most notorious aircraft is having a great start to March with two milestones to kick off the month. Alaska Airlines began p...
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Reducing Friction Makes You Money | By Shep Hyken

Reducing friction is all about creating an easier experience for the customer. In my book, The Convenience Revolution, I identify six ways to create convenience.
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Oil down more than 1% on Chinese fuel demand doubts, OPEC supply concerns | Reuters

Oil down more than 1% on Chinese fuel demand doubts, OPEC supply concerns | Reuters Oil prices fell more than 1% on Monday as fears that Chinese oil crude consumption is slowing and that OPEC may increase global supply following a meeting this week.Brent crude settled at $63.69 a barrel, falling 73 cents, or 1.1%, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude settled at $60.64 a barrel, losing 86 cents, or 1.4%.China’s factory activity growth slipped to a nine-month low in February, sounding alar...
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The 5 best bike pumps, for road cyclists, mountain bikers, or city commuters

Having a bike pump in your cycling kit ensures that your tires are always inflated to their ideal pressure.There are generally three types of bike pumps to consider: Floor pumps, hand pumps, and C02 inflators.Our top pick, the Specialized Air Tool Comp V2, is durable and accurate, and is a great choice for any kind of cyclist. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Bike tires go flat for many reasons and while a flat is never ideal, it's even worse to be caught without the means for fixing it. With ...
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Viceroy Hotel Group Chooses Travel Outlook to Optimize Voice Channel

Travel Outlook Premium Hotel Call Center is expanding its alliance with Viceroy Hotels & Resorts, which offers personalized management of incoming voice calls for all 13 properties in the current Viceroy portfolio. Opening early 2021, Viceroy's newest ski-in, ski-out luxury mountain resort, Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia is also set to use Travel Outlook following an immersive onboarding process.
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Global Hotel Profit Performance Divides in New Year

Turning the page doesn't always assure a better result. After the worst performing year on record, the hotel industry was ready for 2021, but resigned to the fact that a new year doesn't mean things automatically get better. The harsh reality is a global pandemic that has ceased to fully recede.
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Creditors of #Dubai's Drake & Scull set to vote on restructuring plan by end of April - Arabianbusiness

Creditors of Dubai's Drake & Scull set to vote on restructuring plan by end of April - Arabianbusiness Drake & Scull International (DSI) has announced that creditors are set to vote on its restructuring plan by the end of April as the Dubai contracting major prepares to meet with them again on Monday.The company initially presented its reorganisation plan - alongside experts Aaronite Partners - to creditors last week but will hold a second meeting on Monday, according to a filing to Dubai Financ...
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#AbuDhabi's ADQ assets estimated at $110 billion | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's ADQ assets estimated at $110 billion | Reuters Abu Dhabi’s state holding company ADQ is worth $110 billion, sovereign wealth fund tracker Global SWF said, the first publicly available estimate of ADQ’s assets under management.Established in 2018, ADQ has gained prominence in the past year as Abu Dhabi consolidated several government assets under its banner.ADQ, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment, owns Abu Dhabi Ports, Abu Dhabi Airport and bourse operator ADX....
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Saudia plans to order 70 Airbus, Boeing jets: report | Reuters

Saudia plans to order 70 Airbus, Boeing jets: report | Reuters State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) plans to order 70 airliners from Airbus and Boeing, Saudi news outlet Maaal reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources.Saudia is in talks with local banks to raise 11.5 billion riyals ($3.07 billion) to partly finance an order for Airbus A321 narrow-bodied jets and Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner wide-bodies, Maaal said.The report did not breakdown how many aircraft of each type Saudia w...
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Ghost Kitchens and Their Role in The Future of the Hospitality Industry | By Korosh Farazad

Ghost kitchens is one of the break-out trends facilitated by this pandemic and is now a part of the new wave of delivery-only restaurants. According to data from Euromonitor, this new industry could be worth $1 trillion within ten years.
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Oil Steadies With OPEC+ Meeting Looming Over Tightening Market - Bloomberg

Oil Steadies With OPEC+ Meeting Looming Over Tightening Market - Bloomberg Oil edged higher ahead of a key OPEC+ meeting that may see some supply returned to a fast-tightening market.Futures in New York flipped between gains and losses on Monday, after rising as much as 2.3%. The alliance gathers on Thursday and is expected to loosen the taps after prices got off to their best ever start to a year. But it’s unclear how robustly the group will act, with the Saudi Arabian energy minister calling f...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Moody's forecast lifts Qatari banks | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Moody's forecast lifts Qatari banks | Nasdaq Qatari shares ended higher on Monday, extending gains for a third consecutive session, led by financial stocks after Moody's gave an upbeat forecast for the sector.Other major Gulf markets were little changed.A Moody's report on Monday said that Qatari bank profits will remain resilient in 2021 despite higher provisioning costs driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.Qatar's benchmark .QSI rose 0.6%, with Qatar Islamic Bank QISB.QA climbing 2.2...
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Introducing The Set Collection

The Set Hotels has been capturing the hearts and minds of guests since the Conservatorium in Amsterdam first opened its doors in 2011. By 2018, it had grown to three iconic European hotels with the addition of Café Royal in London and the Lutetia in Paris. The group is delighted to announce the next stage in its exciting development: the soft rebrand and launch of 'The Set Collection'.
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China's Hotel Construction Pipeline Ends 2020 with 3,375 projects/639,811 rooms

According to the latest China Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), China's total hotel construction pipeline dipped slightly at the end of Q4 '20 to stand at 3,375 projects/639,811 rooms, down 4% by projects and 1% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). This is the second quarter off the peak reached in Q2 '20, where construction pipeline totals stood at 3,574 projects/647,704 rooms.
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Kempinski Hotels Embarks On The Expansion Of Its Wellness And Wellbeing Strategy

To better anticipate the increasing needs of its customers for wellness offering and to provide its guests with an expanded suite of high-end wellness and wellbeing services, Kempinski Hotels today announces that it has completed the acquisition of shares of the international and independent company providing sustainable wellness solutions Resense Spa S.A.
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 26 February 2021

Arsenale Spa to acquire Grand Hotel de La Minerve in Rome from Billi Family, Lionel Messi acquires Casa Canut in Andorra, VW Landesarztekammer Hessen acquires Future Living Hotel in Leipzig, Atream acquires Le Domaine de Mousquety in France from Belambra, Atream acquires NEMEA aparthotel in Paris from the NEMEA Group.
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 26 February 2021

S Hotels & Resorts to Acquire Additional 50% Stake in 26 Hotels in the United Kingdom, Iris Capital Acquires Raffertys Resort in Australia, [email protected] Facility at Singapore EXPO Opens to Allow Business Travellers to Meet Without Quarantine, Indonesia Sets Up Two More Special Economic Zones in East and West Java.
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Regenerative tourism will be at the forefront of the recovery effort | By Marina Laurent & Carlos Martin-Rios

COVID-19 has and continues to put many strains on the tourism sector, which came to a near standstill in 2020. As professionals and international associations are preparing themselves to restart and recover, they have a exceptional opportunity to rethink the role of tourism and rebuild a better, healthier and more resilient industry.
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First Co-Hosted Hackathon: DEVrupt Hospitality Goes Live Thanks to apaleo and Limehome

Starting today, apaleo and Limehomeopen up acommunity fordevelopersparticipatingDEVrupt Hospitality hackathon. The goal is to inspire innovative ideas that will benefit the entire industry and result in new applications that could immediately benefit accommodation providers, including hotels, hotel chains, and serviced apartments.
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Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas Begins Cruises From Israel

In a sudden change of plans, Royal Caribbean announced that its newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, will debut in Israel.  Originally scheduled to begin with cruises from Rome, Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination program success instigated the change. Royal Caribbean will... Read More The post Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas Begins Cruises From Israel appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Global hiring a mixed bag in 2021 after the highs and lows of 2020, finds GlobalData

Global hiring activity witnessed a momentous 2020 with significant changes throughout the year. The pharma and retail sectors saw pronounced hiring, and the active job index for these industries surpassed pre-COVID-19 levels in 2021 - notably with a dip in 2020. Meanwhile, the travel and tourism and automotive sectors reacted sharply with the number of jobs open for recruitment stooping to a low in May 2020. However, the automotive sector has turned the tables with hiring regaining moment...
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​Are Your Employees Ready To Travel?

For most of us it has been an age since we hopped on a plane to go to a meeting. It's still hard to fathom that a whole year has passed since the COVID pandemic hit us. Local restrictions, health and safety, and quarantine measures are not making it easy for us to get back to travel anytime soon.
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Radisson Hotel Group Builds On Successful 2020 Signings

Radisson Hotel Group looks ahead to 2021 with 30 planned hotel openings or 5,000 rooms across EMEA, building on the Group's 40+ signings announced in 2020. The Group's 2020 expansion included the introduction of the Radisson Individuals brand and the announcement of ambitious plans to double its portfolio of Serviced Apartments by 2025. 2021 expected openings also include seven exciting new openings of the Group's premium lifestyle Radisson Collection brand in France, Italy, Spain, Turkey...
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Oil jumps on vaccine optimism, U.S. stimulus | Reuters

Oil jumps on vaccine optimism, U.S. stimulus | Reuters Oil prices rose on Monday, supported by optimism about COVID-19 vaccinations, a U.S. stimulus package and growing factory activity in Europe despite coronavirus restrictions.Brent crude was up 63 cents or 1% at $65.05 a barrel by 1150 GMT, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude jumped 62 cents or 1% to $62.12 a barrel.Both contracts finished February 18% higher.“The three major supportive factors are the prevalent vaccine rollouts, the...
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Delicious 5 course meal inspiration from EHL's top chef

At EHL, we come together to enjoy the rich opportunities to explore the hospitality industry with students and professors from all around the world. A central part of hospitality and tourism lies in the food industry. Tourists and locals alike appreciate local dining experiences that allow them to enjoy expertly prepared food as a means of exploring the culture, the people and the times.
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