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Food for Thought

  What are some of your reflections after this year living with Covid? (photo and text via my friend Rachel Baker’s Instagram.) I have various covid reflections rambling around in me but what strikes me most is the daily conversation about this subject the actual living through it each step and wondering will it ever end if we do not help the less fortunate receive a vaccine?                    [Author: French la Vie]
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$30M worth of COVID test kits go to waste, Maui church refuses to stop in-person services amid virus cluster, statewide cases continue steady increase, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

COVID-19 test Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash Some $30 million worth of COVID-19 test kits purchased by the state have expired as they sat in storage, despite at least one county request to use them. The state Health Department said it is working to get federal approval for an extension to use the 672,000 kits, but that could be a lengthy process. Hawaii News Now.Despite uptick in new cases, governor says he’s not considering tighter restrictions. He said while people seem to be less ca...
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A US cruise line just announced a vaccine requirement. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Greece, Israel, US, Trends, Cyprus, Cruise, United Kingdom, Richard Branson, Vaccine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Saga cruises, Odyssey


A UK cruise line just announced a vaccine requirement. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Greece, Israel, US, Trends, Cyprus, Cruise, United Kingdom, Richard Branson, Vaccine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Saga cruises, Odyssey


Tokyo blossoms, beers and obliviousness

An urban hike to see the last of the cherry blossom is always a good idea, and for this Tokyo couple, the addition of a lunchtime beer apiece must have made the stroll even more pleasant. The only trouble was that the morning walk and midday drinks very visibly put paid to any further viewings.
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Overseas holiday destinations 'to be ranked using traffic light system'

Countries to be graded green, amber or red based on Covid rates and vaccination rollouts, reports sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageForeign holiday destinations will be ranked under a traffic light system, with fewer restrictions tied to the places boasting the lowest coronavirus rates and high vaccination take-up, it has been reported.Countries will be graded either green, amber or red, according to how well they are coping with the pandemic, it was claimed. Continu...
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Korean Gochujang Glazed Grilled Salmon & Potatoes!

This gochujang glaze is a simple but absolutely delicious way to serve salmon or any fish or potatoes for that matter (chicken will also do beautifully!). Gochujang or Korean red pepper paste (easily found at most supermarkets) is mixed with a few seasonings and brushed on grilled salmon and potatoes where it caramelises beautifully! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader for a tasty, simple dinner!
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Oil Rises After OPEC+ Agrees to Gradual Monthly Output Increases - Bloomberg close

Oil Rises After OPEC+ Agrees to Gradual Monthly Output Increases - Bloomberg West Texas Intermediate for May delivery gained $2.29 to settle at $61.45 a barrel Brent for June settlement rose $2.12 to end the session at $64.86 a barrel Oil climbed the most in nearly a week with the OPEC+ alliance’s deal to gradually increase oil-supply affirming expectations that demand will continue to grow.Futures rose 3.9% in New York after a choppy trading session. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Television, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jeff Currie


This and That

A mix of things seen around Paris. I wanted to get of photo of these artfully arranged oranges and was waiting for this lady to move when I realized she was wearing an orange coat so I had to take the photo. After she moved. Orange season is said to be over. But you can’t tell by looking at this display. Two really good and healthy salads made by a friend. The display at my local Monoprix getting ready to celebrate Brittany and the Celtic connection.. I actually ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Oranges, Brittany, Brittany display


Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Spotlight Voyages

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Spotlight Voyages Regent Seven Seas Cruises unveils a new collection of 13 spotlight voyages. And each voyage is filled with one-of-a-kind onboard and shoreside experiences. Before we get started, you should know that Regent is one of our ‘go-to” luxury cruise lines. To learn more about our favorite ocean cruise line brands, please  CLICK HERE . Ok.  Let’s get to the announcement: Regent’s 13 Spotlight Voyages  Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cr...
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Nappy nomads: the couples who do #vanlife with babies on board

As the vanlife community grows up, a new generation is being born into the bohemian travelling lifestyle. Doosie Morris meets the couples who take their lives, and babies, on the roadIn October 2020, 34-year-old Karstan Smith had just returned from a 15,000km drive. Four months earlier the Newcastle native had set off in a 1968 Kombi panel van with his childhood sweetheart, Maxine, and their baby daughter, Zuri, and headed north. Within a week of being home, he’d thrown out 90% of his clothes, p...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Life and style, Newcastle, Australia Holidays, Maxine, Kombi, Caravans and campervans, Zuri, Doosie Morris, Karstan Smith


Newport Hospitality Group Announces Dual Branded Hilton

Williamsburg, VA and Brunswick, GA (February 2020) Newport Hospitality Group has recently acquired the newly opened dual-branded hotel Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites in The Golden Isles area in Brunswick, Georgia. The 84- room Hilton Garden Inn with 4500 sq feet of meeting space and the 91-room Home 2 Suites by Hilton opened its doors on November 20, 2020.
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Most major Gulf markets gain; #Saudi index dips | Reuters

Most major Gulf markets gain; Saudi index dips | ReutersMost major stock markets ended higher on Thursday, while the Saudi index eased a day after it registered sharp gains triggered after the kingdom announced a private investment push.Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said oil firm Aramco and petrochemical firm SABIC would lead 5 trillion riyals ($1.33 trillion) of investments by the local private sector by 2030 under a programme announced on Tuesday for economic diversification.The kingdom’s benchm...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Gulf Arab, Emaar Properties, Etisalat, NCB, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar


Opec+ agrees to increase oil production gradually from May | Financial Times

Opec+ agrees to increase oil production gradually from May | Financial Times The Opec+ oil alliance decided on Thursday to increase output gradually from May as pressure mounts from inside and outside the producers group to release more barrels on to the market and keep crude prices in check.  The decision by the 24-member body comes despite Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, warning Opec and allies including Russia earlier in the day that crude’s recovery was “fa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India, US, Opec, Financial Times, Abdulaziz, Jennifer Granholm, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman, Prince Abdulaziz, Alexander Novak Russia


Tourism Sector To See Skill Shortage Amid Returning Demand, Says GlobalData

With a swift vaccination program underway, demand for international tourism has surged in the UK. Travel companies are preparing to tackle this pent-up demand by hiring - in fact, the number of posted job advertisements within the sector increased by approximately 38% in Q1 2021, according to the Job Analytics tool by GlobalData. However, to cope with this 'new normal' and ever-changing layers of complexity within the sector, there is an urgent need for experienced, skilled travel profess...
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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Completes Acquisition Of Welk Resorts

Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) ("MVW" or the "Company") announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Welk Resorts, one of the largest independent timeshare companies in North America, for $485 million, including approximately 1.4 million MVW common shares of stock.
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 27 March

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy fell one point from the previous week, according to STR's latest data through 27 March 2021. 21-27 March 2021:
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Off-Piste Planning: How To Organize A World-Class Sporting Event In A Pandemic

Situated at the top of the Valle del Boite, the Northern Italian resort of Cortina is blessed with 360-degree views of the Dolomites.
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JdV By Hyatt Brand Expands Into Canada

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the continued expansion of the JdV by Hyatt brand with The Anndore House joining the brand today and plans for The Walper Hotel to join the brand later this year. This milestone signifies the JdV by Hyatt brand's intentional growth in a new market while offering experiences in places that matter most to guests, members, customers and owners. While the brand has 14 properties across the United States and China, The Anndore House marks its debut ...
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HSBC Is Said to Work on Possible IPO of #Saudi Arabian Cargo Firm - Bloomberg

HSBC Is Said to Work on Possible IPO of Saudi Arabian Cargo Firm - BloombergSaudi Arabian Logistics Co., spun off after more than seven decades as the cargo arm of the kingdom’s flagship airline, is working with HSBC Holdings Plc’s local unit on a potential share sale that could come as soon as this year, according to people familiar with the matter.No final decision has been made on the timing or size of an initial public offering but the listing would only be open to local and qualified invest...
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Experts say it's unlikely COVID-19 passports will come about: 'The vaccine passport could wind up being irrelevant'

Robert F. Balazik/Shutterstock Robert F. Balazik/Shutterstock Experts say it's unlikely an international COVID-19 passport travel system will come about. They have flagged privacy, inequality, politics, and long-term need as the main problems. Still, the travel industry is banking on a system to allow international travel to resume. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 passports have been hailed as the key to opening up the global economy, but some privacy and hea...
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Why Is It Important To Choose the Right Hotel Property Management System

The easiest way to grow your revenue while delivering an unforgettable guest experience is by employing a powerful hotel property management system(PMS). These systems help in streamlining operations by aggregating reservations across multiple channels on a single dashboard. Some hoteliers tend to confuse them with hotel booking software, however, these systems are more resourceful and efficient. They also help to organise housekeeping tasks and schedule and carry out transactions such as...
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This is no joke – rental cars are scarce and outrageously expensive in Hawaii and beyond

Today is April Fool’s Day and normally we post a silly joke, but unfortunately, this post is no joke. As more travelers are coming to Hawaii, they’re discovering that rental cars are scarce and outrageously expensive. How expensive are rental cars now? According to a KHON segment, which we’ve embedded at the bottom of this article, they report finding rentals for $600 per day and some even higher! Wow! We did a quick search on Hawaii Discount Car Rental for a rental car picked up at the Kona Ai...
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An AirBnB boss says its COVID-19 tool will soon be ready, and says the tourism sector is going to bounce back

Monica Casañas was promoted just three days before the pandemic really hit Europe. Airbnb The travel industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and Airbnb lost 80% of revenue in eight weeks. However, general manager for Spain and Portugal, Monica Casañas, is optimistic about the future. Casañas said wanderlust was on the rise and vacations were now being booked more last-minute. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's no secret that the tourism industry has been one of t...
Tags: Travel, International, Trends, Markets, Spain, Tourism, Portugal, Retail, Airbnb, Travel Industry, Brian Chesky, Balearic Islands, Nordic, Don, Chesky, Formentera


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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Dr. Lloyd Terrier On The Fascinating Intersection Of Hospitality And Healthcare | By Beatrice Venturini & Dr. Lloyd Terrier

As the patient experience moves to the forefront of healthcare delivery, what are the hospitality systems, processes and knowledge that might enhance customer outcomes in the healthcare sector? EHL, no. 1 in the hospitality school rankings, is committed to crossing boundaries and creating bridges via transferable skills at a time when interdisciplinary learning is more in demand than ever before.
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OPEC+ to Choose Between Gradual Output Hikes or Keeping Cuts - Bloomberg

OPEC+ to Choose Between Gradual Output Hikes or Keeping Cuts - BloombergThe OPEC+ meeting on Thursday will discuss whether to resume a monthly schedule of modest and gradual production increases or maintain current output cuts, according to a delegate.The choice between those two options could still go either way, the delegate said, asking not to be named because the information wasn’t public. Even if OPEC+ decided to resume phased increases, it would review each step every month, allowing it to...
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#Saudi calls for restrain as oil market recovery far from complete | Reuters

Saudi calls for restrain as oil market recovery far from complete | ReutersOPEC+ oil producers have taken a cautious stance but the market’s recovery is far from complete, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said on Thursday.“Last month we called for a cautious and restrained approach and fortunately we were proved right by subsequent events,” Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said as he opened an OPEC+ meeting.“The market now realises that the OPEC+ cautious position was the correct course of action... Th...
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#Qatar's Ooredoo sells $1 billion in 10-year bonds | Reuters

Qatar's Ooredoo sells $1 billion in 10-year bonds | ReutersQatari telecom operator Ooredoo launched a 10-year bond sale on Wednesday to raise $1 billion at 100 basis points over mid-swaps after receiving more than $3.2 billion in demand, a document showed.Initial price guidance earlier on Wednesday was around 130 basis points over mid-swaps for 10-year U.S. dollar-denominated bonds, a separate document from one of the banks on the deal showed.“Ooredoo’s pricing was at the upper end of expected r...
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#Qatar's economy shrinks 3.9% in fourth quarter of 2020 | Reuters

Qatar's economy shrinks 3.9% in fourth quarter of 2020 | ReutersQatar’s economy contracted by 3.9% in the fourth quarter of 2020, government data showed, with transportation and storage activity plummeting 32.8% and construction down nearly 5%.Gross domestic product, based on constant prices, also fell on a quarterly basis, decreasing by 0.5% in the fourth quarter, the Planning and Statistics Authority said in a statement.GDP shrank 4.5% in the third quarter on annual basis but grew 5.6% compare...
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