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Spring breakers could bring COVID surge, lobbyists but not public allowed in state Capitol, 1.4k vaccine doses discarded on Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Spring breakers in Hawaii defy mask, distancing rules PC:Hawaii Kapu Quarantine BreakersAdjutant General warns of possible spring break COVID surge. COVID-19 case counts are still too high for the state to end the interisland travel quarantine in mid-April. That's what Adjutant General Kenneth Hara of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday at an AARP Hawaii webinar. KITV4.Rapid growth in Hawaii arrivals stresses Safe Travels coronavirus screening. Travel to and between the H...
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The Lollipop Lesson

The Little Squirt pointed to the canister on his parent's dresser that held phone-chargers, plugs, a hair clip or two, some receipts, and a few lollipops. "Gabriel, I don't think the lollipop is the answer." You see the handlebar to his pushbike was up too high and I could not lower it no matter how hard I tried. When I told him I couldn't budge it he pointed to the canister on his parent's dresser then in his nonverbal but highly effective way I knew he was telling me the lollipop was the ans...
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The magic of Disney spurs surge in Orange County Airbnb bookings

Airbnb bookings in the area surrounding Disneyland saw a boost on March 9th when the company hinted it could reopen the resort soon. Then when they made the announcement official on March 17th, bookings soared 73 percent.
Tags: Travel, Disney, Data, Analysis, Radio, Airbnb, Disneyland, Rentals, Orange County California, Santa Ana, Select, Beyond Pricing, Airbnb Rentals, Short Term Rentals, Property Portfolio, Short-term Rental Market


Chuski Parlour, Harris Park

Chuski Parlour is an Indian sweets shop that specialises in paan and chuskis. Indian Ices or chuskis are a popular shaved iced treat. They come in flavours like kacha aan (green mango), falsa (blackcurrant), butterscotch and black cherry.
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Oil gains more than $3/bbl after Suez Canal ship grounding | Reuters

Oil gains more than $3/bbl after Suez Canal ship grounding | ReutersOil prices jumped about 6% on Wednesday after a ship ran aground in the Suez Canal, and worries that the incident could tie up crude shipments gave prices a boost after a slide over the last week.The crude benchmarks, U.S. crude and London-based Brent, added to gains after U.S. inventory figures showed a further rebound in refining activity, suggesting U.S. refiners are mostly recovered from the cold snap that slammed Texas in F...
Tags: Travel, Texas, London, Brent, Reuters, Suez Canal, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Royal Caribbean just announced new 'fully vaccinated' cruises from Bermuda this summer

Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas ship. Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean just announced a new series of "fully vaccinated" summer cruises from Bermuda. The seven-night cruises will sail aboard the Visions of the Seas ship from June 26 through August. This is the cruise line's third fully vaccinated cruise announcement this month. See more stories on Insider's business page. Royal Caribbean has announced a new series of "fully vaccinated" cruises from Bermuda, just four days after...
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Mysterious "Plain of Jars" in Laos has been dated

The Plain of Jars consists of over 90 sites containing thousands of jars scattered across Laos. According to new research, these jars were constructed sometime between 1240 and 660 BCE.In 2019, UNESCO named a cluster of 11 regions as a World Heritage Site. The stone jar sites scattered around Laos are considered the most unique and important archaeological finds in all of Southeast Asia. In total, over 90 sites have been identified, with each site containing between one and 400 jars, some of w...
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Ancient "Plain of Jars" in Laos has been dated

The Plain of Jars consists of over 90 sites containing thousands of jars scattered across Laos. According to new research, these jars were constructed sometime between 1240 and 660 BCE.In 2019, UNESCO named a cluster of 11 regions as a World Heritage Site. The stone jar sites scattered around Laos are considered the most unique and important archaeological finds in all of Southeast Asia. In total, over 90 sites have been identified, with each site containing between one and 400 jars, some of w...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, England, Scotland, Southeast Asia, Religion, Unesco, Innovation, Anthropology, Archaeology, Laos, Usaf, World Heritage Site, Derek, University of Melbourne


Oil rises as Suez Canal ship runs aground, demand fears weigh | Reuters

Oil rises as Suez Canal ship runs aground, demand fears weigh | ReutersOil rose more than 2% on Wednesday after a ship ran aground in the Suez Canal raising supply concerns, although fears of a slow recovery in demand due to European lockdowns limited gains.The giant container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for more than a day has been partially refloated and traffic along the fastest shipping route from Europe to Asia is expected to resume soon, port agent GAC said on Wednesday.“Pri...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Reuters, Suez Canal, GAC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Stephen Brennock, ReutersOil


SPACs cause headache for Emirates bourses struggling to attract listings | Reuters

SPACs cause headache for Emirates bourses struggling to attract listings | ReutersFirms in the United Arab Emirates are increasingly seeking fast-track listings in New York through mergers with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), posing a fresh challenge to local bourses which are struggling to revive a moribund IPO market.A burgeoning dealmaking instrument, SPACs raise money to acquire a private firm with the purpose of taking it public, allowing the target to list more quickly on sh...
Tags: Travel, Asia, New York, United States, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Shuaa Capital, Fawad Tariq Khan


#Saudi Aramco sends request to banks for pipeline deal financing - sources | Reuters

Saudi Aramco sends request to banks for pipeline deal financing - sources | ReutersSaudi Aramco has sent a request for proposals to banks for financing it wants to offer to investors looking to lease its pipelines, three sources said, a sign the oil giant is progressing with plans to extract value from its assets.Aramco, which is being advised by JPMorgan and Japan’s MUFG on the financing, has sent the request over the past few weeks to its relationship banks, meaning to banks that have already ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Jpmorgan, ADNOC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, MUFG, ReutersSaudi Aramco


MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf stocks ease on Europe lockdowns, U.S. tax hike fears | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf stocks ease on Europe lockdowns, U.S. tax hike fears | NasdaqMost stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Wednesday, tracking global equities as coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and potential U.S. tax hikes hit risk appetite."The concerns of a third COVID-19 wave in Europe is weighing down on demand expectations thus negatively affecting energy prices and oil prices which are particularly sensitive in the Gulf region," said James Campion, private banker at Ourea.Saudi Ar...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Qatar, Dubai, Gulf, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Riyad Bank, Qatar National Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Alinma Tokio Marine, Emirates NBD ENBD, James Campion, Emaar Properties EMAR, Ourea Saudi Arabia


Seasonal Agriculturist

 Waged Offered:  $$15.12/hour Number of Openings:  4 Years of Experience Required:  1 Education Required:  None LMIA Status:  LMIA approved job description Job Position: Seasonal Agriculturist         Positions available: 4             Season June-October 2021   Grain/Alfalfa Farm in Manitoba is looking for seasonal labourers for the season 2021. Wage:  $15.12 CAD/hour   Job duties: Spaying, fertilizing, until harvest in Sept. with fieldwork complete in October. Haul and ...
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Hawaii travel news: Mask mandates still in effect, Hawaiian Airlines sweepstakes & more

* We look forward to the day when masks are no longer required, but in the meantime, they still remain a point of contention. Perhaps it’s a slow news period, but we’ve seen recent Hawaii news stories with complaints that visitors aren’t wearing masks outdoors. For example, here’s a segment that aired this week on Hawaii News Now. Here’s a graphic from Oahu’s COVID information website that explains when masks are required: * In celebration of Hawaiian Airline’s new services to Orlando, Ontario...
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Ryanair to increase flights to 80% of pre-pandemic levels by July

Airline optimistic about vaccination programmes as boss criticises UK government over holiday warningsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRyanair plans to increase the number of its flights to 80% of pre-pandemic levels by July, as the airline’s chief executive criticised the UK government for warning against booking overseas summer holidays this year.Michael O’Leary said he was “very confident” that Britons would be “going to the beaches of Europe” and that Ryanair would...
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#AbuDhabi’s Mubadala Plows $1.1 Billion into U.K. Life Sciences - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Plows $1.1 Billion into U.K. Life Sciences - BloombergAbu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co. will invest 800 million pounds ($1.1 billion) in U.K. life sciences businesses as part of efforts to boost the sector following the coronavirus pandemic, the British government said.The money will be pooled with 200 million pounds from the U.K. to help life sciences companies “scale and grow,” the Department for International Trade said Wednesday in a statement. The commitment, describe...


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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#UAE's ADCB recommends $511.3mln in cash dividends for 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE's ADCB recommends $511.3mln in cash dividends for 2020 | ZAWYA MENA EditionAbu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) recommended a cash dividend of AED 0.27 per share, translating to a pay-out of AED1.878 billion, or 49% of the net profit for 2020.This came as the ADCB held today its 36th Annual General Assembly virtually, in its head office building in Abu Dhabi.The meeting was chaired by Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Board of Directors, in the presence of Board Members.Commenting on ...
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#AbuDhabi’s $232 Billion Mubadala Is Hiring for Its New ESG Unit - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s $232 Billion Mubadala Is Hiring for Its New ESG Unit - BloombergAbu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co. is looking for top talent to join a standalone unit it created to focus on environmental, social and governance goals.The $230 billion wealth fund is hiring two senior bankers to help evaluate ESG-related risks and opportunities for existing and new investments, according to a job advertisement on Linkedin. Derek Rozycki, who has over 15 years of experience at the fund, has been appoin...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Abu Dhabi, ESG, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Mubadala Investment Co, ESG Unit Bloomberg, ESG Unit BloombergAbu Dhabi, Linkedin Derek Rozycki


IHCL Stays Firm On Its Commitment To Reduce Dependence On Single-Use Plastics

Further to its commitment of phasing out single-use plastics from across its hotels, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia's largest hospitality company, reinforces its commitment towards sustainable business practices with the introduction of bottling plants across its hotels in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai in India and in the Maldives and Sri Lanka. The initiative to replace all plastic water bottles from the hotels with reusable glass water bottles, bottled with treated wate...
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Aimbridge Hospitality Selected By Dreamscape Companies To Manage Las Vegas Multi-Brand Project

Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, has been engaged by Dreamscape Companies as their operating partner to reposition the Rio Las Vegas to multiple Hyatt full-service brand offerings.
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Shiji Group Successfully Implements Mobile Infrasys Cloud POS at Mandarin Oriental, Santiago

ATLANTA, GA, March 24, 2021 - Shiji Group has recently implemented its Infrasys Cloud POS solution at Mandarin Oriental, Santiago in Santiago, Chile across the property's 10 outlets, including on-site restaurants, in-room dining, and the pool. The success of the large install during the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of Shiji's flexibility and character, even in times of complexity.
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Sabre Blog: Let’s turn the page, by Justin Ricketts

The difficulties of the past year were unprecedented in many ways. While the year is new, many challenges remain, and most hoteliers must continue focusing on solving the immediate crisis: occupancy. Given this challenge, the industry is leaning on wide distribution as the ideal solution to restoring the most essential source of revenue. Within the crisis, however, are opportunities to reinvent - to grow revenues well beyond traditional lodging products and seek unified reservation platfo...
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Governments Join Sector Leaders In Backing Principles For International Code To Protect Tourists

More than 100 countries, alongside international organizations and leading business groups have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations. The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has agreed on the text of the first two Chapters of the Code, containing seven key principles for a landmark legal code aimed at restoring confidence in international travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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R.M. Woodworth & Associates Adds Senior-Level Resources and Names Hank Staley and Jill Bidwell Principals, Hank Fonde Senior Vice President

Officials of R.M. Woodworth & Associates (RMWA), a leading provider of customized lodging research, today announced the admission of three associates to the firm. Henry B. "Hank" Staley, Jr. and Jill L. Bidwell have been named principals and long-time industry veteran Henry B. "Hank" Fonde, Jr. was named senior vice president. The company also announced the opening of a Jacksonville, FL office.
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Spring Breakout: 10 Best Road Trip Routes To Satisfy Travel Cravings

With spring officially here and warmer, longer days on the horizon, now is the perfect time to plan an epic spring break road trip. A recent survey by Hilton showed that nearly 9 in 10 (88%) people who travel believe that road trips are a great way to make memories right now.
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U.S. Demand Approaches Pandemic-Lowered Levels Of 2020

STR's latest 51-chart demand map through 13 March 2021 shows that most states are moving closer to their levels from the same time last year. Unfortunately, those demand levels from comparable periods in 2020 were lowered substantially by the earliest pandemic lockdowns.
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Vaccine passports: Can they save travel? Should they?

The launch of China's International Travel Health Certificate on March 8 was music to the ears of frequent travelers like Victor, a 30-year-old financier based in Hong Kong. "I'm healthy, I'm protected and I'm also safe to be around," he said. "I want to be able to travel freely around the world like before."
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Keeping The EHL Campus Spirit Alive During Lockdown | By Alix Sayer

Anyone working or studying at the Ecole hotelière de Lausanne will agree that campus life is an integral part of the EHL experience. A walk around the F&B outlets in the central part of the building inevitably entails bumping into people, swapping ideas, hatching plans - in brief, making things happen! With the quick transition to remote learning, virtual classrooms and a campus on strictly reduced capacity, the fertile hub of human interaction at EHL has inevitably been impacted - but it...
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Whitbread Opens Warehouse In Germany To Support Expansion Plans

Whitbread is announcing it has opened its first warehouse in Haiger, Germany as part of a long-term solution to support Premier Inn's exciting growth plans.
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