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Schools superintendent Kishimoto calls it quits, some jumping the vaccination line, governor declares state of emergency over flooding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto Hawaii schools superintendent Christina Kishimoto stepping down in July when contract ends. Superintendent Christina Kishimoto announced Tuesday she will step down on July 30 after four years at the helm of Hawaii’s public schools, rather than seek to extend her contract. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Garden Island. Hawaii News Now.Some vaccine recipients finding ways to jump line. The state Departme...
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Labor questions why majority of destinations for cheap flights are marginal seats

The $1.2bn package to provide cheap flights has already been dismissed as ‘second-rate’ by tourism sector, as opposition questions scopeLabor has questioned why 13 regions to benefit from half-price flights to boost tourism include marginal seats in Tasmania and Queensland while neighbouring areas miss out.The Morrison government on Thursday unveiled its $1.2bn tourism and aviation rescue package combining discount flights with business loans – but the scheme has already been labelled “second-ra...
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Labor questions why 13 destinations for half-price flights are marginal seats

The $1.2bn package to provide cheap flights has already been dismissed as ‘second-rate’ by tourism sector, as opposition questions scopeLabor has questioned why 13 regions to benefit from half-price flights to boost tourism include marginal seats in Tasmania and Queensland while neighbouring areas miss out.The Morrison government on Thursday unveiled its $1.2bn tourism and aviation rescue package combining discount flights with business loans – but the scheme has already been labelled “second-ra...
Tags: Travel, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Airline Industry, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Flights, Australian economy, Morrison, Coronavirus, Tourism (Australia


Half-price flights on offer as Australia aims to boost regional tourism with 800,000 travellers

Tourism and business groups say the bailout package ignores many operators and fails to help struggling CBDsHalf-price return flights to more than a dozen destinations in Australia may provide a boost for some airlines and operators, but the bailout package has been labelled “second-rate” by the tourism and business sector.The Morrison government on Thursday unveiled its $1.2bn tourism and aviation rescue package combining discount flights with business loans to ease the pain when jobkeeper wage...
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Nanjing Dumpling, Haymarket

Nanjing Dumpling in Haymarket serves up regional Chinese food from Nanjing which is not easy to find in Sydney. There's the famous Nanjing Salted Duck to a range of plump and pleasing dumplings and wonderful noodle dishes. If you're looking for cheap and cheerful, this is the place.
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Culture Is Contagious | By Shep Hyken

I was recently interviewed by Yigal Adato for his mastermind group, all entrepreneurs and owners of pawnshops. We were discussing how important it is to "bake" customer service into the culture.
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Airstream 30FB Office Travel Trailer Perfect for Working From Anywhere

Airstream recently released its Flying Cloud 30FB Office floor plan, putting dedicated office space in its most popular product line. Replacing a sleeping area with office space, the idea was formulated due to the growing popularity of working remotely and the idea of digital nomadism. At 30 feet in length, the 30FB Office is a […] The post Airstream 30FB Office Travel Trailer Perfect for Working From Anywhere appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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11 US hotels with in-room fireplaces, from a ski resort in Vermont to a romantic California retreat

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Big Cedar Lodge There's nothing cozier than curling up in a hotel room with its own private fireplace. Studies have even shown sitting by a fire can lower your blood pressure and decrease your stress levels. We found hotels across the US at a range of prices that offer the ultimate in-room amenity: a fireplace.Do you feel like your stress level goes down a number of notches when you're sitting by...
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JetBlue is abandoning back-to-front boarding as more travelers take to the skies and vaccinations take off

JetBlue Airways' first Airbus A220-300 aircraft. JetBlue Airways JetBlue is ending its back-to-front boarding policy for travelers. Delta and United airlines will keep the back-to-front boarding as their primary boarding policy. The CDC still recommends limiting travel, even for those who have been vaccinated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. JetBlue is ending its back-to-front boarding policy less than a year after implementing it at the onset of the pandemic,...
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The Battle For Direct Bookings Is Hand-to-Hand Combat, Not Aerial Strafing | By Doug Kennedy

For years now, hotels have been fighting desperately to win back market share from third parties such as Online Travel Agencies and thus reduce the cost of customer acquisition. Huge sums are spent on strategic initiatives such as ad campaigns, updating guest loyalty programs, improving organic and paid SEO, making sure the website tells the hotel's story, and ensuring a smooth journey from looking-to-booking.
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Oil ticks up on global economic outlook, plummeting U.S. fuel inventories | Reuters

Oil ticks up on global economic outlook, plummeting U.S. fuel inventories | ReutersOil prices rose on Wednesday on an upbeat forecast for global economic recovery and as U.S. gasoline inventories plummeted, but prices were limited due to a surge in crude oil inventories in the aftermath of last month’s Texas winter storm.Brent crude settled at $67.90 a barrel, gaining 38 cents, or 0.6%. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled at $64.44 a barrel, rising 43 cents, or 0.7%.U.S. gasoline stocks d...
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The Hotel Show Dubai Returns For Its 21st Edition in 2021, Including HITEC Dubai

The Hotel Show Dubai is delighted to announce its return, live and in-person, from 31st May - 2nd June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Under this year's theme, 'Redefining Hospitality', The Hotel Show Dubai offers the industry professionals in the Middle East a powerful platform from which to source, connect and learn about critical topics over the course of three inspirational days.
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CDC: Travel guidance won’t come until more Americans are vaccinated

By Betsy Klein | CNN The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has so far declined to issue new guidance on travel for vaccinated Americans due to concerns about travel-related surges but is “looking forward” to updating guidance once more people get protected. “What we have seen is that we have surges after people start traveling, we saw it after July 4, we saw it after Labor Day, we saw it after the Christmas holidays,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday in response to ...
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Stay safe on your Hawaii vacation by avoiding flash floods

In some terribly tragic news from Maui, two tourists died in flash floods. A third is missing and is presumed to have also died. What heartbreaking news! KHON2 published an exclusive interview with the wife of one of the flash flood victims. In the interview, she says that she didn’t know what a flash flood was or understand the warnings for it. She says that there needs to be more education for visitors to understand the hazards of flash floods. The KHON2 segment says, “Most residents say it’s...
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America’s National Parks

GRAND PRISMATIC SPRINGS IN YELLOWSTONE America’s National Parks America’s National Parks are certain to be hot destinations for 2021. International travel to the U.S. is still down. Therefore, this will be the year to visit our National Parks without all of the international crowds. And if you have never visited Yellowstone, for example, you simply must. Carol and I visited Yellowstone National Park in 2013, and we were completely unprepared for the natural beauty we would witness. And beca...
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Biggest Wealth Funds See Lower Returns on Death of 60/40 Investment Portfolio - Bloomberg video

Biggest Wealth Funds See Lower Returns on Death of 60/40 Investment Portfolio - Bloomberg Two of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds say investors should expect much lower returns going forward in part because the typical balanced portfolio of 60/40 stocks and bonds no longer works as well in the current rate environment.Singapore’s GIC Pte and Australia’s Future Fund said global investors have relied on the bond market to simultaneously juice returns for decades, while adding a buffer ...
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Mideast Stocks: Most Gulf stocks gain; blue-chip selloff dents Egypt | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Most Gulf stocks gain; blue-chip selloff dents Egypt | ZAWYA MENA EditionMost stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Wednesday, supported by gains in the banking sector, while Egyptian stocks retreated due to a broad selloff in blue-chip shares.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index climbed 1.3%, with Al Rajhi Bank gaining over 3% and National Commercial Bank 1180.SE climbing 3.6%.Oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, whose state coffers have been battered by the COVID-19...
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Oil rises on economic outlook, falling U.S. fuel inventories | Reuters

Oil rises on economic outlook, falling U.S. fuel inventories | ReutersOil edged up on Wednesday, supported by an upbeat forecast for global economic recovery and OPEC+ oil output curbs as well as a sharp reduction in U.S. fuel inventories.Brent crude gained 42 cents, or 0.6%, at $67.94 a barrel by 10:47 a.m. EST (1547 GMT) and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude rose 40 cents, or 0.6%, to $64.41 a barrel.U.S. gasoline stocks slumped by 11.9 million barrels last week and distillates, which include...
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A Story My Brother Marty Told Me

  My brother Marty said that friends and family changed the way they talked to him when they heard he was seriously ill with cancer. Their tone was different their concern and sorrow showed and he longed for everyone to talk to him like they did before; to shoot the breeze, talk about their days, their dreams, their lives as they did before they knew he was dying- to tease him, to treat him like the Marty they knew and not the Marty he had become. He said, "Corey it makes me feel defeated to hea...
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The Future Of Events in a Post-COVID Landscape | By Katie Niland

It has been a challenging year for everyone, and the meetings and events industry has been particularly hit hard by the pandemic. We are seeing light at the end of the tunnel now that vaccinations have begun, however we still have some time to go before we return to normality and as venues are not yet permitted to operate at full capacity, the world of business events will still look very different for the time being.
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How To Create A Top Spa Menu: From Body Wraps To Management

An overview of the importance of quality products, treatments and a varied menu offering in the spa industry. Based on the premise of luxury and well-being, it is vital to establish the right ambiance and high quality service delivery.
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Why GCC economic recovery will be slow until 2023 | Special-reports – Gulf News

Why GCC economic recovery will be slow until 2023 | Special-reports – Gulf News The Gulf economies suffered in 2020. That’s true for the rest of the world too. How soon will the Gulf countries recover from the recession wrought by the perfect storm of the COVID-19 outbreak, sustained low oil prices and geopolitical challenges? This is the first of a four-part series on the health of the Gulf economy. What’s IMF's 2021 outlook? Sound policies and robust reserves are keeping GCC economi...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, GCC, International Monetary Fund, Uae, Imf, Gulf, World Economic Outlook, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Gulf News The Gulf, Saudi Arabia GCC


What Can I Do With A Culinary Arts Degree?

This article aims to give you a complete overview of the Culinary Arts industry, the trends that drive it and the professional opportunities.
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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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#Qatar Ships First Oil Cargo to #UAE Since Gulf Embargo Ended - Bloomberg

Qatar Ships First Oil Cargo to UAE Since Gulf Embargo Ended - BloombergQatar exported what appeared to be its first oil cargo to a Persian Gulf neighbor since the United Arab Emirates and three other countries agreed to restore ties with Doha in January.Qatar loaded about 700,000 barrels of oil onto the tanker Abu Dhabi-III on March 4 and the vessel delivered the fuel to Dubai’s Jebel Ali port 3 days later, Bloomberg tanker tracking data show. The exports may be a sign that business is getting b...
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Running Out of Medication - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

A guest at the Doubletree had run out of insulin. I could have made a housecall, written a prescription, but instead I explained that insulin doesn't require a prescription. She should go to the pharmacy and ask for it. The same is true for the morning-after pill, another request that arrives now and then.
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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 245: Boone Tavern Hotel, Berea, Kentucky (1855) | By Stanley Turkel

Hotel History: Boone Tavern Hotel (63 rooms)
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Why Assessing Hotels Isn’t That Simple! | By Jochen Ehrhardt

There are a myriad of reasons to assess a hotel, however, in the era of rapid information processing and dissemination the prevalent reasons appear to be pure self-marketing, self-praise, self-laudation, self-gratulation, bragging or doing someone a favor. You get the message.
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OYO UK hotels go live on Sabre's SynXis platform to grow reach and focus recovery

OYO Hotels & Homes (www.oyorooms.com) has connected its first group of UK hotels to Sabre's SynXis Central Reservations System, following a global partnership signed between OYO and Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider powering the global travel industry. More than 80 OYO hotels in the UK, representing more than 2,500 rooms, are now connected to all major GDSs through Sabre's advanced hospitality solutions.
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Templeton Looks to U.S. Real Yields for a Signal to Buy EM Dip - Bloomberg

Templeton Looks to U.S. Real Yields for a Signal to Buy EM Dip - BloombergFranklin Templeton’s Mohieddine Kronfol is joining the ranks of fund managers scanning for signs it’s time to pile into emerging markets left battered by the Treasury-led selloff.U.S. 10-year real yields above zero will be the trigger for the Dubai-based chief investment officer for Middle Eastern and North African fixed income. He’ll be watching to see which bonds get punished most in the ensuing slump.It’s an approach th...
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