Vaccinations to begin for 65+, Honolulu bars to reopen, Ige cancels furloughs after federal stimulus, mudslide isolates Kauai's north shore, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

COVID vaccination PC: Steven Cornfield on Unsplash Hawaii residents 65 and older, those in 1C category can get COVID-19 vaccine starting next week. The state is opening coronavirus vaccine eligibility to Hawaii residents 65 and older and those in the phase 1C category starting Monday. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Maui News. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Gov. Ige says furloughs, layoffs of state workers no longer needed thanks to federal stimulus funds. ...
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Lobster Dave Cooks up a Storm in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

You’re sailing on another western Caribbean cruise heading back to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  On your last visit here, you climbed all 300-feet of Dunn’s River Falls, drove the winding roads through Fern Gully rainforest, tried river-tubing and experienced zip-lining.  But... Read More The post Lobster Dave Cooks up a Storm in Ocho Rios, Jamaica appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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The Box On The Water, Ettalong

Sunny day? Check! We head to The Box On The Water at Ettalong Beach for a seafood lunch to end all lunches. We breathe in the salty beach air and feast on an enormous seafood platter, paella, oysters and salads!
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Oil Falls for First Week in Two Months With Rally Losing Steam - Bloomberg

Oil Prices for Mar. 12, 2021: Brent Crude, WTI - Bloomberg Oil in London fell for the first week in two months as signals of a patchy demand rebound across the globe and a stronger dollar held back crude’s rally.Global benchmark Brent futures fell 0.6% on Friday. West Texas Intermediate also edged lower, posting its first weekly decline in three weeks. A fresh bout of bond volatility spurred a risk-off mood across markets, with U.S. equities declining and the dollar strengthening. Meanwhile, Ind...
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4 ways to use big data to enhance guest service and maximize hotel revenue | By Manon Campbell

The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil.
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Amtrak to Restore Daily Long Distance Service on 12 Routes

Amtrak is getting ready for summer 2021 with plans to restore daily service on 12 long distance routes.  Due to pandemic-related travel restrictions and a basic lack of passengers in 2020, daily long distance departures were drastically reduced to just... Read More The post Amtrak to Restore Daily Long Distance Service on 12 Routes appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Oil settles near $70/bbl on hopes of recovering demand | Reuters

Oil settles near $70/bbl on hopes of recovering demand | ReutersOil settled near $70 a barrel on Friday, supported by production cuts by major oil producers and optimism about a demand recovery in the second half of the year.Benchmark Brent settled down 41 cents, or 0.6%, to $69.22 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude also ended down 41 cents to $65.61 a barrel.Brent and U.S. crude ended the week roughly flat after prices touched a 13-month high on Monday, following seven straight weeks ...
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Nitty Gritty of March

I’ve turned to Victoire de Montesque again to see how I should be managing my “french” household. Turns out March is a good time to get on with organizing the kitchen, but before she drags you into the nitty gritty of the soul of the home she sets up the scene. ‘March is the most unstable month of the year. You awake to a dusting of snow, in the afternoon you are pulling weeds under a hot sun, you grab a cup of tea looking out at the hail stones, and just before the sun sets you ...
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The Green Shoots | By Sharad Kapur

Almost a year ago, the Pandemic changed the narrative in every aspect. Across the hospitality, ecosystem hotels had to undergo the exercise of number crunching and reviewing multiple scenarios to arrive at a future outlook. The stakeholders such as the investors, the owners, management companies and many others want more clarity.
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See inside the first JetBlue plane with all-new Mint business class suites which are set to impress on upcoming flights to London

JetBlue Airways Airbus A321neo's with new Mint business class. Thomas Pallini/Insider JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first aircraft with the new Mint business class cabin. The private suites offer new fan-favorite amenities like direct aisle access and wireless charging. The long-awaited flights to London from the East Coast are slated to begin in the third quarter of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways' swanky new business class suites...
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Relais & Châteaux Welcomes Eight Newcomers This Spring

The arrival of spring has never been as welcome as it is now and to celebrate, Relais & Châteaux proudly announces that they can welcome eight new members. Discover these extraordinary new locations in Europe and the United States. Each hotel with a spirit, but all seamlessly aligned with the values ​​of Relais & Châteaux. Given the current situation, traveling abroad is unfortunately hardly possible at the moment, but fortunately one of the new hotels is located in beautiful Gouda and a ...
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Accor Partners With x.labs To Offer Covid-19 Testing Solutions Across U.S. & Canada

World leading augmented hospitality group Accor announced today a partnership with the leader in next-generation digital healthcare technologies x.labs to provide COVID-19 testing options to leisure guests and groups across all Accor-managed hotels in the U.S. and Canada.
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An influential airline exec is sounding the alarm on Boeing and its leadership over the 737 Max and 787 Dreamliner scandals

Sir Tim Clark, president of the Middle Eastern mega carrier Emirates. AP Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates, is concerned about Boeing's continued issues on its newest planes. Clark cited issues with the Boeing 737 Max, 787 Dreamliner, and 777X aircraft in a recent interview. The 737 Max was just ungrounded after issues with the aircraft's software caused two crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most airlines are ready to move on from Boeing's 737 Max cr...
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Staypineapple Introduces A New Way To Book Hotel Stays

Staypineapple hotels are re-defining hospitality by offering guests the ability to buy their newly unveiled CORE Passport that locks in pricing on future hotel nights with travel flexibility, location choice, and ease of use. This previously unheard of offering comes at a time when many American travelers are looking for flexibility and eager to plan for future travel. With locations in top destinations such as New York, Boston, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and San Diego Sta...
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Hotel and Hospitality R&D Innovations to Health(care): Hospitality Bridging Healthcare (H2H) | By Fred DeMicco & Hans Schatz

Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food, ascribed to Hippocrates (400 BC), and used to emphasize the importance of food and nutrition to prevent or cure disease.
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Things with Wheels

        Reading to a baby one page half-read turning  two pages back, then upside down  followed with words in a row interrupted by sounds and  lots of facial expressions. And when the pictures become real on the life stage... We spend much time admiring trucks, garbage trucks, and backhoes in the public gardens but the biggest burst of joy was when I took Gabriel to the train station and we watched trains coming and going.                       [Author: French la Vie]
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Australia Unveils $928 Million Covid-19 Stimulus Package For Tourism Industry

The Australian government unveiled a A$1.2 billion ($928 million) tourism support package on Thursday, aimed at boosting local travel while international routes remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Unlocking The World Italy Unveils 'Covid-free' Trains To Tourist Destinations

We've had pre-travel testing, quarantine on arrival and "covid-free" flights. Now comes something new in the travel industry's battle against the pandemic: "covid-free" trains.The concept is being launched in Italy, the first European country to be hit hard by Covid-19, which, one year on, is in the grip of a feared third wave.
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Edyn Prepares For Further Uk And International Expansion Of Locke Throughout 2021

Innovative hospitality leader edyn is pleased to announce dates and first images of the rollout of its popular lifestyle brand Locke, with new sites across the UK and internationally opening throughout 2021.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sitting on the lanai and watching the world go by

Mahalo to Patricia Mabutas for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo with us. Patricia took this photo of Kamaole Beach from her lanai (patio) in Kihei while visiting Maui in April 2016. Looks like a great spot to rest and watch the world go by! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Sitting on the lanai and watching the world go by appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Singapore 'Bubble' Business Hotel Welcomes First Guests

Singapore has launched a travel "bubble" business hotel that allows executives to do face-to-face meetings without a risk of exposure to the coronavirus, in one of the world's first such facilities.
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Affirmations: The Key To Achieving Your Goals | By Prince Sanders

Have you ever set a goal and not followed through? I think we've all done it at one time or another. So, what prevented that goal from coming to fruition? Maybe a lack of motivation or not having the right tools to achieve the goal? Most of the time, there is a key element that impedes us from meeting goals, and in many cases, it is positivity. It may seem silly, but remaining positive while working on your goal is a driving force to success.
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BENCHMARK'S New “Meeting The Moment” Initiative Offers A Vision For Meetings In 2021

As the meetings industry continues to confront the profound changes and challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is launching a visionary new educational initiative to help meeting planning professionals.
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RCI Adds Capital Vacations Club To World’s Largest Vacation Exchange Portfolio Of Resorts

RCI, the world's premier vacation exchange company under the Panorama portfolio of leading travel membership brands, announced that the Capital Vacations Club is joining the family of affiliated resort companies serviced by RCI.
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White Lodging Introduces Launch Hospitality Immersion Program For Purdue University Students

White Lodging's LAUNCH Hospitality Immersion Program is designed to propel high-caliber university students into the industry by providing paid, hands-on experiences across all hotel and restaurant operational areas.
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What Do Women Want From Travel In 2021?

Women around the world are starting to look forward to traveling again, once it is safe to do so, with recent research from uncovering that after spending extended time at home, 65%*of women globally have pledged not to take travel for granted again. In fact, 1 in 2 (55%)* women have revealed the recent travel restrictions have only created a heightened desire to see more of the world when it's possible to travel again.
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Asset World Corporation And Hyatt Sign Framework Agreement To Develop Hotels In Thailand

Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thailand's leading integrated lifestyle real estate group and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H), today announced their affiliates have signed a Framework Agreement for the development and management of new hotels under various Hyatt brands in locations across Thailand.
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Oil Steady Near $70 With Dollar Rising and Demand Outlook Mixed - Bloomberg

Oil Steady Near $70 With Dollar Rising and Demand Outlook Mixed - Bloomberg Oil steadied with the market facing a mixed demand outlook after a recent rally and the dollar climbing.Futures in London were little changed below $70. The demand picture remains uneven across various regions, with Indian fuel sales falling in February amid higher pump prices, while demand is climbing in America and the The global Brent benchmark started this week with a push above $70 a barrel after attacks on Saudi...
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#AbuDhabi's Arkan not to pay dividends until end 2022 after debt moratorium | Property – Gulf News

Abu Dhabi's Arkan not to pay dividends until end 2022 after debt moratorium | Property – Gulf News Arkan, the Abu Dhabi based building materials company, will start paying off its loans and other commitments from mid-December 2022.This follows a moratorium on repayments that it entered into its with principal lenders. But this comes with a clause – Arkan will not be making any dividend payments to shareholders until late 2022.“In light of these challenging circumstances, the Board has decided n...
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#UAE announces $10 billion fund for investments in #Israel | Government – Gulf News

UAE announces $10 billion fund for investments in Israel | Government – Gulf NewsFollowing a constructive phone call His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received from Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, the United Arab Emirates has announced the establishment of a $10 billion (Dh36 billion) fund aimed at strategic sectors in Israel.Through this fund, the UAE will invest in and alongside ...
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