Koko trail viewing platform to be repaired, not removed; bill advances allowing nurses to perform abortions; Maui grappling with rising COVID-19 infections, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Koko Crater Trail PC:Honolulu Parks & RecreationViewing platform atop Koko Crater Trail won’t be torn down. The city announced Thursday that the metal grate platform at the top of the hike will not to removed until a new one is constructed. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser. KHON2. KITV4.Swelling inmate populations prompt new fears about COVID outbreaks. Although pandemic rules to lower the number of inmates eased overcrowding last year, officials worry more prison COVID outbreaks could s...
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Matinee Coffee, Marrickville

Matinee Coffee is a cafe on Addison Street in Marrickville. It serves up delicious cafe style food in a setting inspired by Australian milk bars of years past. Almost everything is made in house including the must-try pastries and there is a spacious outdoor seating so you can bring your pupper along!
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Oil Rises With Wall Street Calling Sell-Off a Chance to Buy - Bloomberg

Oil Rises With Wall Street Calling Sell-Off a Chance to Buy - BloombergOil came back from a sell-off that investment banks from Goldman Sachs to Morgan Stanley said was excessive and offered an opportunity to buy, with physical crude markets still showing signs of strength in the long run.Futures in New York rose 2.4% on Friday, after a plunge of more than 7% in the previous session. While the market may have gotten too long for its own good, the recent price weakness is likely temporary as sign...
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OK. Let’s Travel!

Elderly woman happy, showing thumbs up – signal good on getting vaccine from Covid-19. Nurse vaccinates coronavirus Senior people. The post OK. Let’s Travel! appeared first on The Roaming Boomers
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Celebrity Cruises From St. Maarten Planned to Start in June

Celebrity Cruises announced Celebrity Millennium will resume cruising this June.  But there’s one caveat.  All adults must have completed their vaccination.  Celebrity’s first cruise since last year is scheduled to depart on June 5, 2021.  And it’s not from Florida;... Read More The post Celebrity Cruises From St. Maarten Planned to Start in June appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Silversea: Arctic Polar Expedition Cruises

? Silversea: Arctic Polar Expedition Cruises Silversea Arctic Polar expedition cruises are the perfect post-Covid getaway experiences. The destinations are sparsely populated, the ships are small, and the memories will last a lifetime. Silversea is one of our Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands , and an Arctic expedition cruise is one of the top five destinations on our bucket list. One of the first things to understand about an expedition cruise is that it is as active as you want it to be. Sil...
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IFC And IHCL Launch Global Call For Innovators To Bring Climate Smart Cooling Solutions To Indian Hospitality Sector

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia's largest hospitality company, today launched an open call for innovators worldwide to bring efficient, climate-smart, cost-effective cooling solutions to India's hospitality sector.
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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Receives Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award For Refusing To Keep Quiet Or Sit Still About Sustainability

Travel + Leisure's Global Vision Awards spotlight 30 individuals, companies and organizations making meaningful strides in responsible travel and sustainable living. In addition to thought leadership, these changemakers are also proactively protecting communities and environments and inspiring their industry colleagues and travelers to do their part.To arrive at this year's list of honorees, an esteemed panel of experts across the travel, hospitality, and sustainability industries submitt...
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Oil extends losses on demand fears | Reuters

Oil extends losses on demand fears | ReutersOil prices fell on Friday, extending losses from a big sell-off the previous day as a new wave of coronavirus infections across Europe triggered fresh lockdowns and dampened expectations of any imminent recovery in fuel demand.Brent crude was down $1.06, or 1.7%, at $62.22 a barrel by 1347 GMT. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) U.S. crude fell 86 cents, or 1.4%, to $59.14. Both traded within a wide range of more than $2 a barrel on Friday.Oil closed about ...
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New Technologies To Balance “Speed-Accuracy Trade-Offs” In Hiring | By James Houran & Thomas Mielke

We predict 2021 will be "the year of two extremes." These first quarters are likely to involve continued pressure on operations and financial distress, but the last quarters could well bring a significant upswing in various bookings. A surge in business ― fuelled by the global vaccination programs — should efficiently usher a recovery and rebound period. This view is not unrealistic optimism. People have ruminated on missed experiences over the past 12-months, and several consumer surveys...
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Gender Diversity At The Top Of The Ladder: Will Hope Become Reality? | By Cédric Poretti

Education is a major factor enhancing development and quality of life. As highlighted by the United Nations, it has become a priority in international development goals. In recent decades, the share of young adults (25-34 year-olds) reaching tertiary education [1] across all OECD countries increased to 44%, which is significantly higher than the 27% for their 55-64 year-old counterparts (OECD, 2019). In Switzerland, 53% of young adults had a college degree in 2019, while this figure was a...
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Accor And Cvent Partner To Launch An Innovative Solution Dedicated To B2B Leisure Contracts

To prepare hotels for the revival of the tourism industry, which will begin with a speedier recovery in terms of leisure clientele and domestic travel, Cvent now enables the management of leisure RFPs, and Accor will be the first hospitality group to roll out the new solution out to its properties, starting from April 15, 2021.
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Team Hilton Reacts To Heartwarming Guest Comments

For more than 100 years, Hilton Team Members have delighted guests around the world with their hospitality.
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COVID-19’s Impact On The Greater Boise Lodging Market

At the beginning of 2020, the future of Boise's hospitality industry looked bright given the anticipated arrival of Amazon to the Treasure Valley and a robust 2020/21 convention and event schedule on the books at the Boise Centre. The return of the renowned Jaialdi Basque festival in August 2020 also positioned Boise for a strong summer season. Although new hotel supply was under construction, Boise's hoteliers were optimistic that local occupancy levels would hold steady and that the mar...
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Aloha Friday Photos: Magical Maui Sunset Sky Shots

Mahalo to Michael McGill for sharing these amazing sunset sky shots with us for Aloha Friday Photos. The colors are amazing. Stunning photos! Right? Michael’s photos demonstrate that sometimes the best sunset show is actually after the sun has dipped below the horizon. So, be sure and soak in the beauty of a Hawaiian sunset before, during and after. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photos: Magical Maui Sunset Sky Shots appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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New ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards for 2021 | By Jim Butler

The survey standards for the American Land Title Association® (ALTA®)/ National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) survey were updated in February 2021. Given how important this survey is to most commercial real estate transactions, it is crucial that investors understand its scope in order to avoid unnecessary costs and delays. JMBM associate Trevor Countryman has outlined these recent changes below.
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New Technologies To Balance “Speed-Accuracy Trade-Offs” In Hiring | By James Houran

We predict 2021 will be "the year of two extremes." These first quarters are likely to involve continued pressure on operations and financial distress, but the last quarters could well bring a significant upswing in various bookings. A surge in business ― fuelled by the global vaccination programs — should efficiently usher a recovery and rebound period. This view is not unrealistic optimism. People have ruminated on missed experiences over the past 12-months, and several consumer surveys...
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WTTC Calls On Europe To Ramp Up Vaccine Rollouts

Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC said: "The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calls upon governments across Europe to ramp up the rollout of vaccines following regulators giving their approval for the safe use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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Avani Hotels Launches A Tiktok Channel To Inspire Trendsetting Travellers

Avani Hotels and Resorts, one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing hospitality brands targeting travellers who are socially conscious, curious about cultures, open-minded and adventurous, has jumped on the #TikTokTravel bandwagon with the launch of its own TikTok channel — @AvaniHotels.
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 13 March

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy reached its highest level in a year, according to STR's latest data through 13 March.
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For Hotels the Future Is Branded. Or Is It?

In the U.S., 72% of hotels are affiliated with a brand. Ever since Kemmons Wilson started his first Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1952, the makeup of the hospitality industry has become more and more heavily focused on brands.
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Sonesta Completes Acquisition Of Red Lion Hotels

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of RLH Corporation (NYSE: RLH). As a result, Sonesta is now one of the largest hotel companies globally with approximately 1,200 locations, more than 100,000 guest rooms, and a diversified portfolio of 15 brands across multiple market segments.
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One Year On: Where Will Hotel Bookings Reset First? | By Mike Ford

Although at times it can feel longer, this week marks the one-year anniversary of when hotel bookings most steeply decelerated around the world, as countries closed borders and commercial travel was suspended. On the SiteMinder World Hotel Index, one look at the comparison to last year serves as a reminder of just how rapidly hotel booking momentum ground to a halt only 12 months ago.
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The Future Of Travel, Restaurants, And Hospitality Isn’t Nearly As Bad As You Think

Almost 365 days ago to the day last year, America first realized what life looked like without everything that we'd always taken for granted.
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Who hasn’t eaten chocolate spread straight out of the jar, and mistaken it for love? | Grace Dent

‘Although the pandemic has been cruel and frightening in a thousand ways, one tiny, shining light of joy is how it has permitted us time off from trying to be better’It’s your final chance to see me in this shoddy state: there are going to be some changes. A sleeker, brighter, better, post-pandemic me is coming out of lockdown. Yes, “data not dates”, our prime minister did warn us, but regardless, the date I’m focusing on is 12 April, the earliest outdoor dining can begin again – and the data I ...
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Vaccine Tourism: Should the Hospitality Industry Acknowledge this Trend? | By Hassan Sameer Al Sayegh

The world is shifting into a recovery stage from the pandemic that has resulted in a loss of millions of lives and impacted many businesses. The emergence of several vaccines around the world is a critical tool to battle against COVID-19 [1]. Currently, eight COVID-19 vaccines are finalized or in-progress according to the World Health Organization, including Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford and Sinopharm, which are being administered to the people of certain countries [2]. However, the...
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Resilience: The Future Of The Hospitality Industry

As the global pandemic has swept around the world, few sectors have been hit as hard as the hospitality industry. People have been unable to travel as countries have closed orders and imposed restrictions on their populations in an effort to control the spread. The businesses that serve them, in response, have experienced tremendous upheaval and closures.
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Why Accentuating The 'E' In B2B4E Is More Important Than Ever

The terms B2B (business to business) and B2C (business to consumer) are commonly used to talk about how a product or solution is brought to market. Having spent my career in B2B, I was intrigued - and a bit skeptical - by CWT's B2B4E concept. I wrongly assumed it was merely a marketing tagline.
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Expedia Travelers Rank The USA's Friendliest Cities Of 2021

After a year in which vacations were few or far between, what better way to ease back into traveling than by choosing a town where you're sure to receive a warm welcome? As travelers begin to plan their spring and summer getaways,® is helping narrow down the possibilities by ranking the friendliest towns and cities for 2021.
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How pandemic-led consumer behaviors might play out in travel

As travel companies eye industry recovery, they are also watching what consumer behaviors, triggered by the pandemic, might stick around in longer term.
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