Veganism’s influence on the travel industry will grow, says GlobalData

Veganism has traditionally been associated with both the consumer and retail sectors but its influence in the tourism space is growing, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Vegan-friendly tours, excursions and digital travel apps are emerging as another tool for travel companies to attract environmentally focused individuals. As companies across the travel and tourism spectrum look to recover from the harmful impact of COVID-19, they see greater personalization a...
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All Day Long

As today was a glorious warm spring day one like we haven’t seen in while I packed the stroller with what we might need to spend the entire day outside. As you probably know when you are with a baby be it with a stroller, a car, or on a plane it seems like everything in the house tags along: A change of clothes, diapers, diaper wipes, water, food, toys, a blanket, hand sanitizer... the stroller was loaded and I was glad it could support the load. We went to Luxembourg garden a few miles from ...
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STAY Builds for Growth with Infor

Infor today announced that luxury serviced apartments provider STAY has deployed Infor HMS property management system for its 169 apartment properties in Camden, London. The application will help deliver customer service excellence and provide a platform for new processes including flexible, contactless check-in.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Property shares lift #Dubai bourse, #Saudi strong ahead of OPEC+ meet | Nasdaq

Dubai's stock market ended higher on Wednesday, led by blue-chip developer Emaar Properties EMAR.DU, while Saudi shares also registered strong gains ahead of an OPEC+ meet.Dubai's main share index .TASI gained 0.8%, extending gains for a fifth consecutive session, with Emaar Properties rising 2.2%, while its unit Emaar Malls EMAA.DU jumped over 5%, its biggest intraday gain since November last year.Emaar on Tuesday said it was buying out minority shareholders of its shopping centre unit, less th...
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Teachers union seeks ouster of schools superintendent, Catholics concerned about vaccine-abortion link, Honolulu mayor releases $2.9B budget, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. Ige signs business unemployment tax relief bill Gov. David Ige signs law lowering business payments into fund. Gov. David Ige signed a bill into law Tuesday that’s expected to provide significant relief to businesses faced with steep hikes in how much they have to pay into the state fund that covers unemployment insurance claims. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio. Associated Press. Big Island Now. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KITV4. Unemployment office puts ‘bot blocker’ in place to...
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OPEC+ Silence Has Oil Market Second-Guessing Next Supply Move - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Silence Has Oil Market Second-Guessing Next Supply Move - Bloomberg OPEC and its allies kept oil-watchers guessing about their next move, after a day of preliminary talks offered few clues as to whether the market will get the April supply increase it’s been expecting.Saudi Arabia and Russia, leaders of group, held bilateral talks on Wednesday, seeking common ground as Riyadh urges caution and Moscow presses to raise output, a delegate said. While OPEC+ is still widely expected to revive s...
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EHL named world’s best university in hospitality education

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has once again confirmed its position as the world's leading institution in hospitality management education and is now among the top five business management institutions in Switzerland. These two fine recognitions are the fruit of an exceptional and caring educational environment, training the managers and enlightened citizens of tomorrow.
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Oceania Cruises: 2022-2023 Itineraries

CLICK TO VIEW 86-PAGE CATALOG Oceania Cruises: 2022-2023 Itineraries Today, Oceania Cruises releases its 2022-2023 itineraries and makes them available for immediate booking. “Both loyal past guests and first-time guests alike have shown an almost unquenchable thirst for worldwide travel with our 2022 itineraries and our recently launched 2023 world cruise, and we are certain they will be delighted with this latest collection of memorable, exotic experiences,” stated Bob Binder, President & C...
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IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Meet with Confidence Reimagines Experiences for Hybrid Events

In 2020, IHG Hotels & Resorts introduced its Meet with Confidence program to support the changing needs of meeting planners. Now, as the world prepares to safely return to travel, the program has expanded to include resources, technology and tools for hybrid events. These hybrid capabilities can simultaneously connect multiple hotel locations to regional and global business and leisure events through live streaming, creating more shared experiences for virtual and in-person attendees.
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Pastizzi Cafe, Newtown

Pastizzi Cafe has been open in Sydney for 15 years and has moved from the South End of King Street to the Eastern end of King Street. There you'll find a menu of pastas and specials. Plus of course a range of fresh and frozen pastizzis from savoury to sweet ones like raspberry and custard and chocolate and ricotta.
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INTEREL Names Scott Watts to Head Expanded Americas Presence

INTEREL, the global leader in providing award-winning hospitality guest-room automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Scott Watts has joined the company as the Senior Vice President, Americas. In this role, Watts will provide the company's overall direction for INTEREL's continued growth and expansion in the Americas market with a focus on increasing market share in multiple vertical markets including hospitality, senior living, and MDUs.
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Oil Surges After Record U.S. Fuel Supply Drop From Deep Freeze - Oil Prices for Mar. 03, 2021: Brent Crude, WTI - Bloomberg

Oil Surges After Record U.S. Fuel Supply Drop From Deep Freeze Oil Prices for Mar. 03, 2021: Brent Crude, WTI - Bloomberg Oil jumped the most in more than a week after a U.S. government report showed a record drop in domestic fuel inventories from the aftermath of a deep freeze that shuttered refineries in several states.Crude futures in New York climbed 2.6% on Wednesday, snapping a three-day streak of losses. U.S. gasoline inventories tumbled last week by the most since 1990 after a pol...
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Emirate of #Sharjah sells $1.25 billion in bonds | Reuters

Emirate of Sharjah sells $1.25 billion in bonds | Reuters The Emirate of Sharjah launched $1.25 billion in two-tranche bonds of 12- and 30-year paper on Wednesday, a document from one of the banks arranging the deal showed.It sold $750 million in 12-year notes at 3.625% and $500 million in 30-year bonds at 4.75% out of combined orders of more than $2.7 billion, the document showed.It had tightened final guidance to between 3.625% and 3.75% for the 12-year notes and 4.75% to 4.875% for the 30-yea...
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DP World-backed freeport 'open for business' after winning UK government bid | The National

DP World-backed freeport 'open for business' after winning UK government bid | The National A UAE-backed freeport on the river Thames won the support of the British government on Wednesday, after UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak unveiled the eight winning bids to turbocharge post-Brexit Britain in his budget statement.The Thames Freeport in East London's Thames Estuary is a digitally linked, special economic zone that includes DP World-owned London Gateway port, as well as Tilbury port and a...
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#Dubai Risks Driving Out Investors as Public Companies Delist - Bloomberg

Dubai Risks Driving Out Investors as Public Companies Delist - Bloomberg Betting on Dubai to deliver uninterrupted success as a tourism and entertainment hub is turning into a costly business for some stock investors.For the second time in less than three months, one of the emirate’s leading companies said it will effectively delist one of its units for about two-thirds of its original public-offering price. Emaar Properties PJSC, which built the city’s iconic Burj Khlaifa tower, announced Tuesd...
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Les mochis patates

Les mochis, plus besoin de vous les présenter ! Si, il y a seize ans, aux débuts de ce blog, j’avais pris la peine de vous expliquer en quoi consistaient ces douceurs japonaises, aujourd’hui c’est Mathilda qui s’en charge pour le plusLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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How To Handle Lost Luggage: A Lesson From The Airlines | By Shep Hyken

It's been almost a year since my last business trip. I'm excited as I'm writing this article because I'm about ready to take the first trip since the COVID-19 lockdown.
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U.S. Hotel Profitability Improved Slightly In January

U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) improved slightly from prior months but remained in the low single digits, according to STR's January 2021 monthly P&L data release.
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Kauai seeking to rejoin Hawaii’s Safe Travels program for incoming travelers

Yesterday, March 2, Kauai’s mayor, Derek Kawakami, announced that Kauai is seeking the governor’s approval to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program starting April 5, 2021. You can read the full announcement here. This proposed rule to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program is called Rule 25. Here’s a summation of it from the announcement: If Rule 25 is approved, Trans-Pacific travelers would be exempt from Hawai‘i’s 10-day travel quarantine starting April 5, 2021 by participating in the s...
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Sustainable travel statistics: 6 facts to open your mind

What do industry professionals need to know about the 'new norm' in tourism? In this article we take a deeper look at 6 sustainable travel statistics. While COVID has upended the $8 trillion global travel industry, the pandemic has also paved the way for tourism and hospitality professionals to reflect, rethink and reshape the sector, making it better - and ultimately more sustainable - for people and places around the world.
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Loews Hotels & Co and Omni Hotels & Resorts Form Cross-Selling Partnership

Two of the only remaining Branded independent hospitality companies in North America, Loews Hotels & Co and Omni Hotels & Resorts, announced today the forming of a new partnership rooted in cross-selling, cross-marketing and collaborating within the sales process.
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Pandemic may allow VR to shake off 'gimmick' image in tourism, says GlobalData

The impact of COVID-19 may allow VR to permanently shake off its image of being a gimmick in the tourism sector. Hype behind the technology in recent years has often been greater than actual usage, especially for leisure purposes. However the longer this pandemic impacts travel for, the higher the chance that consumers and organizations adopt this technology on a more permanent basis, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Hotel Industry Foundation Announces $5 Million Commitment To Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) today announced a new $5 million, multi-year commitment and action plan to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the hotel and lodging industry.
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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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Trends shaping the future of travel and working life

Where were you around this time twelve months ago? Most of us remember it vividly. Travel freezes and work-from-home directives swept over the world. In response, CWT released a new messaging product with a single-click cancellation button within 48 hours and set up thousands of counselors to work from home using a VPN-based home kit that allowed them to do the right thing for travelers at a tough time; safely.
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#AbuDhabi fund, CVC, among suitors for $1 billion NMC hospital business | Reuters

Abu Dhabi fund, CVC, among suitors for $1 billion NMC hospital business | Reuters Abu Dhabi state-owned holding company ADQ and private equity firm CVC Capital Partners are among the suitors that have shown interest in NMC Health’s core hospital business, sources told Reuters.Hospital operators in the region have reported higher profits for last year as the COVID-19 pandemic led to higher in-patient occupancy.NMC has hired advisers for the sale of NMC’s healthcare business in the United Arab Emi...
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Oil up as OPEC+ considers rollover rather than raising output | Reuters

Oil up as OPEC+ considers rollover rather than raising output | Reuters Oil prices rose on Wednesday, boosted by expectations that OPEC+ producers might decide against increasing output when they meet this week, while signs of progress in the coronavirus vaccine rollout in the United States gave further support.Brent oil was up 66 cents, or 1%, to $63.36 a barrel by 1313 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 65 cents, or 1.1%, to $60.40 a barrel.“The fundamentals of the oil market s...
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The LNG King Embarks on Sales Campaign After Approving Expansion - Bloomberg #Qatar

The LNG King Embarks on Sales Campaign After Approving Expansion - Bloomberg Executives from the top exporter of liquefied natural gas are jetting around the globe in a whirlwind bid to strike competitive deals with the fastest growing customers. They need to.Qatar, the world’s largest producer of the fuel, last month approved a $29 billion plan to boost capacity at its LNG export facility by 64% this decade, and is now urgently seeking to lock-in contracts and undercut rival developers from the...
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#AbuDhabi's Chimera Capital lists new ETF on DFM | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Abu Dhabi's Chimera Capital lists new ETF on DFM | ZAWYA MENA Edition UAE-based asset management firm Chimera Capital listed its exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) on Wednesday.The Chimera S&P UAE UCITS ETF has been designed to track the performance of the S&P UAE BMI Liquid 20/35 Capped Index, which includes the largest stocks by capitalisation in the UAE.The new ETF is a sub-fund of the Chimera UCITS ICAV umbrella fund. It listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange...
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Case Study: Lack of Differentiation Was Stifling Revenue | By Jim Schultenover

Unclear messaging and price positioning was keeping this mixed-use development from reaching its revenue potential.
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