Hawaii tax burden highest in nation, state opens vaccinations to 60 and up, unemployment call center shuts down after worker tests positive, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hula demonstration at Merrie Monarch festival ©2021 All Hawaii NewsMerrie Monarch competition will take place in June with no live audience. The vaunted hula competition was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tribune-Herald.Hawaii opens vaccines to people 60 and older. The state health director did an about-face Thursday afternoon when she opened COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Monday to those 60 and older in the state. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now...
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Oil jumps 4% on fears Suez Canal blockage may last weeks | Reuters

Oil jumps 4% on fears Suez Canal blockage may last weeks | ReutersOil prices rose more than 4% on Friday on worries global supplies of crude and refined products could be disrupted for weeks as workers try to dislodge a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal.It was a rebound from a sharp decline the previous session on concerns that fresh coronavirus lockdowns in Europe would hurt demand.Brent crude rose $2.62, or 4.2%, to settle at $64.57 a barrel, after dropping 3.8% on Thursday. U.S. We...
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Virgin Australia 2.0 Business Class Menu Relaunch

Virgin Australia announced its new Business Class offering and big changes to economy travel food. So what is on board for those flying business class and economy with Virgin Australia?
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Jeep Farout Concept Rolls at Easter Jeep Safari

  Farout, a new Jeep Gladiator concept vehicle for 2021, is an overlander built for four, thanks to the addition of an AT Overland Equipment Habitat truck topper. At 16-feet long and 7.5-feet tall, the pop top fully deployed takes about three minutes to set up. The standard features of the 340-lb. Habitat truck topper […] The post Jeep Farout Concept Rolls at Easter Jeep Safari appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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A year after closing amid the pandemic, Disneyland plans to expand with new rides, restaurants, and entertainment

Visitors take selfies in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle during the last day before Disneyland closes because of COVID-19 in Anaheim, California on March 13, 2020. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register/Getty Images "DisneylandForward" is a multi-year planning effort that will lead to an expansion, a spokesperson told Insider. The expansion might include themed lands based on Disney movies such as "Tangled" and "Peter Pan." Disney first needs to receive an updated development...
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France submits the baguette as candidate for UNESCO heritage status

France has chosen the baguette as its candidate for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status, the government said Friday, seeking...
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UK government in talks over expanding Covid travel 'red list'

Ministers under growing pressure to prevent variants undermining vaccine programme Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDiscussions are under way in Whitehall about expanding the travel “red list” of countries as ministers face mounting pressure to prevent coronavirus variants undermining the vaccine programme.The Guardian understands that officials met on Friday to consider the case for taking a tougher approach. British residents and nationals returning from countries on...
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Is the French baguette a Unesco heritage symbol?

France has nominated the baguette for inclusion on Unesco's intangible cultural heritage register.
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France seeks Unesco heritage status for the baguette

France has nominated the baguette for inclusion on Unesco's intangible cultural heritage register.
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ADA Defense Lawyer: California’s Central District tries to curb ADA lawsuits | By Jim Butler

California has seen an explosion of ADA cases in the past few years, leading the state to impose strict pleading standards and high filing fees for serial litigants. Litigants have previously found their way around this by filing in federal court, but the courts have made it clear that they will decline supplemental jurisdiction in these instances. Martin Orlick, Chair of JMBM's ADA Compliance & Defense Group, explains below.
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CDC Sticks to November 1, 2021 Cruise Restart Date

Despite repeated attempts from the cruise industry and its related travel association to get the CDC to lift their Conditional Sail Order, yesterday’s response from the CDC was a resounding, “No.”  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided... Read More The post CDC Sticks to November 1, 2021 Cruise Restart Date appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Royal Caribbean to Start Cruising from Bermuda, Bahamas June 2021

If the Beach Boys song, “Kokomo” jumps into your head, you’re not alone.  When Royal Caribbean announced it would start cruising from Bermuda and Bahamas, their 1988 hit starting playing in my brain.  But these Royal Caribbean cruises to Bermuda... Read More The post Royal Caribbean to Start Cruising from Bermuda, Bahamas June 2021 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Intra-Regional Tourism Crucial For Post-COVID-19 ASEAN Tourism Revival, Says GlobalData

Due to an abundance of low-cost connectivity and an increased preference for travel closer to home, the intra-regional tourism will play a key role in revitalizing the ASEAN countries' tourism economies, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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I flew on a $2 million 'personal' private jet that needs only one pilot and saw why it was among 2020's most popular private jets

Flying on a Cirrus Vision Jet. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Cirrus Vision Jet is among the newest personal private jets flying, and requires only one pilot to fly it. The $2 million plane allows pilots to fly farther and faster with minimal additional training. Proponents say it's the perfect alternative to the airlines because of jet's low operating costs, ease of use, and versatility. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most perceptions of private aviation inc...
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Revenue Managers Lay Out Strategies For Recovery

As the hotel industry continue its path to the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, hoteliers are figuring out the revenue-management part of the puzzle to bring in cash flow while keeping guests and clients happy.
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Five Rules To Engage The New Digital Customer

IF you haven't figured it out already, here is your new customer: digital, unpredictable and easy to lose, and more powerful. And this new customer is changing how companies work and compete.
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Standing Amongst the Roses

      I remember the day like it was yesterday, though it was over twenty years ago. I went up the hill to visit my friend Annie. She invited me, saying to come mid-morning to help her pick the roses.         Annie was an American by birth. Soon after she was born her parents returned to their homeland in Greece. A few years later, Turkey invaded the part of Greece where they lived. Her parents and three sisters barely escaped death. Annie tells the story, of their leaving everything behind...
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Oil prices rise over 3% on fears Suez blockage may last weeks | Reuters

Oil prices rise over 3% on fears Suez blockage may last weeks | ReutersOil prices rose more than 3% on Friday, rebounding on concerns it could take weeks to dislodge a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal, which would squeeze supplies of crude and refined products.Prices, however, were still headed for a third consecutive weekly loss, with the outlook for demand dented by fresh coronavirus lockdowns in Europe.Brent crude was up $2.12, or 3.4%, to $64.07 a barrel at 1338 GMT, after droppi...
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Choice Hotels Reveals Next Milestone For Flagship Brand: The Comfort® Rise & Shine™ Prototype

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today unveiled the new Comfort Rise & Shine prototype as the next milestone for its flagship, upper midscale brand. The prototype celebrates the successes of the iconic brand as Comfort marks its 40th anniversary this year, and positions the brand for continued performance and system growth. The first new construction Rise & Shine prototype hotels are expected to open in 2023.
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WTTC And ETC Call On The European Parliament To Approve The “Urgent Procedure” Of The Digital Green Certificate

WTTC and the European Travel Commission (ETC) welcome European Commission's proposal for the EU wide Digital Green Certificate, which will be a major step towards the recovery of Travel & Tourism in the region. The introduction of the new certificate to travel could see Member States welcoming travelers with proof of vaccination, a negative test or a positive antibody test, in time for the busy summer period. This would provide a significant and much needed boost to economies and save mil...
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WTTC Research Reveals Global Travel & Tourism Sector Suffered A Loss Of Almost US$4.5 Trillion In 2020 Due To The Impact Of COVID-19

The World Travel & Tourism Council's annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals the full devastating impact of COVID-19 had on the global Travel & Tourism sector last year, which suffered a massive loss of almost US$4.5 trillion.
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Essential Hospitality Skills To Include On Your Resume And Why

While many people may focus on their experience in their hospitality job resume, your skills section may be one of the most critical parts of your resume. A well-developed skills section is crucial for allowing potential employers to see that you have the desired skills that can translate into the position that you are applying for. Your skills should be listed in its own section on your resume, and the skills should also be incorporated in the descriptions of your previous job experience...
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7 Steps To Seamless Onboarding

The onboarding process can be a headache for clients. With strict deadlines to meet, technical solutions to communicate, and stakeholder expectations to manage, the implementation process can feel like an impossible task before it has even begun.
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Operating Observations From 2020 | By Robert Mandelbaum

In 2020, U.S. hotels suffered the worst year of operating performance since CBRE began tracking profitability in 1938. During the year, the average hotel in CBRE's monthly survey of U.S. operating performance experienced a 78 percent decline in Gross Operating Profits (GOP) and achieve the lowest GOP margin (19.7%) over the past 82 years. While hotels may have earned enough revenues to cover their direct operating expenses, it is likely that the average hotel did not generate any cash fro...
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Revenue by Design launches online learning platform in response to global pandemic

Revenue by Design, leading revenue management training and outsource provider, today launched Revenue Academy, an online learning platform designed to share, build and drive revenue management knowledge and understanding throughout the industry.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Akaka Falls on Hawaii’s Big Island

Mahalo to my cousin Jennifer Myers from Pennsylvania for sharing this excellent photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Jennifer took this shot at Akaka Falls while on vacation with her husband, Mark. Our popular scenic drive guide between the Kona side and Hilo side includes a stop at Akaka Falls. So, be sure and check that out as you’re planning your Big Island vacation itinerary. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Akaka Falls on Hawaii’s Big Island appeared first on Go Visit Ha...
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My whooshkaa podcasts – backup

I started my podcasts on Soundcloud but then reached the “free” limit. Then moved to Whooskhaa. Now Whooshkaa is making this a entirely paid service and I don’t see any value in paying for my podcasts – I have been bleeding money (and I’m not including opportunity cost) since I decided to fight for liberty […]
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Shangri-La Group Releases 2020 Full Year Results

Shangri-La Asia Limited (HKEX stock code: 00069) today reported its financial results of the Company and its subsidiaries ("Group"), and associates for the year ended 31 December 2020. Highlights included:
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RIU introduces its CSR method, unique in the hospitality industry, through a new company website

RIU Hotels is introducing its new website all about its Corporate Social Responsibility and the RIU Method, a social innovation method that the company uses to identify and manage the impact its activity has on the destinations where its hotels operate. This digital space sits within its long-term strategy, which aims to achieve a more responsible hospitality model for the people and environment in the 20 countries where its 100 hotels are situated.
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What about budesonide?

Common asthma treatment reduces need for hospitalisation in COVID-19 patients, study suggests
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