Europe's Inconsistent COVID-19 Response Likely To Delay Hotel Recovery

One of the principal tenets of the European Union — enshrined in the June 1985 Schengen Agreement — is the free movement of people and trade across the borders of its 27 member nations.
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U.S. Hotel Profitability Hits Pandemic High

U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) reached its highest absolute level since February 2020, according to STR's February 2021 monthly P&L data release.
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Aimbridge Hospitality To Manage The Newly Opened Courtyard Los Angeles Monterey Park

Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company has been selected by owners Ethan Capital to manage the newly opened 288 room property.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Cactus in Hawaii

Mahalo to Jan Elle for sharing this colorful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. It’s a little bit unusual to see cacti in Hawaii as they are not native to these islands. The cacti in Jan’s photo appear to be thriving in this dry microclimate. We believe Jan took this photo at Koko Crater Botanical Garden on Oahu. This garden is literally located in a volcanic crater. How neat is that?! At the present time, Koko Crater Botanical Garden is free to visit. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Fri...
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CDC: Fully vaccinated people can resume travel at low risk to themselves

By Lauren Mascarenhas | CNN The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released a highly anticipated update to travel guidance for people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, eliminating some testing and quarantine recommendations. The CDC says that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. The agency said that as long as coronavirus precautions are taken, including mask wearing, fully vaccinated people can travel within the United States without getti...
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Good Friday

There is a beginning to every end. There is light in darkness. There is forgiveness and suffering. Prayer doesn’t always bring you what you want nor what you need. it is okay to doubt, to be mad and not want to hear someone tell you how to be better.                    [Author: French la Vie]
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CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People May Resume Travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that Americans who have been fully vaccinated may safely begin traveling again, according to new guidelines posted on its "Travel During COVID-19" page, published just before the White House COVID-19 briefing Friday morning.
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Viking: Grand Voyages & Extended Journeys

CLICK TO VIEW CATALOG Viking: Grand Voyages Viking’s Grand Voyages and Extended Journeys range from 22 to 93 days. Some combine two or more cruise itineraries; others are special sailings that may only happen once during the year. One thing is for sure, we are seeing our clients book longer journeys for post-Covid travel. Before we get started, you should know that Viking is one of our ‘go-to” luxury cruise lines. To learn more about our favorite ocean cruise line brands, please CLICK HERE. O...
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Highline Hospitality Partners Inks Third Deal With Acquisition Of Pearl South Padre Resort Transitioning To A Margaritaville Resort After Renovations

Highline Hospitality Partners (HHP), the hospitality investment platform launched by Highline Real Estate Partners (HREP), has added their third property with the acquisition of Pearl South Padre Resort in Texas and tapped Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, to manage the property.
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State auditor slammed in House report, 16-year-olds and up now eligible for vaccines on two islands, Senate panel approves hikes in estate, conveyance taxes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

State Auditor Les Kondo courtesy photo Report: State Auditor Not In ‘Complete Compliance’ With Constitution. The office, currently led by State Auditor Les Kondo, was “inconsistent” in its application of auditing standards, leading to a years-long project by the staff to revise the office’s own operating and standards manual. The report, released Thursday by the Hawaii House of Representatives, concluded that the State Auditor has “not been in complete compliance” with article VII, sectio...
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Families Reunite As Travel Picks Up at Sacramento International Airport

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CDC Announces New Guidelines for Cruise Ships to Resume Sailing in 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines that cruise ship operators must implement for cruise ships to resume sailing in 2021 from U.S. ports.  In the highly-anticipated announcement, the CDC outlined a complicated list of requirements... Read More The post CDC Announces New Guidelines for Cruise Ships to Resume Sailing in 2021 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Top 5 Easter Long Weekend Recipes!

It's a glorious 4 day Easter long weekend and what better way to celebrate than to make some delicious Easter food! Here are recipes for classic hot cross buns, an Italian egg drop soup, Greek tsoureki bread to two recipes to use up leftover HCBs or chocolate!
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Oil poised for gains as Opec+ decision proves price positive for markets | The National

Oil poised for gains as Opec+ decision proves price positive for markets | The NationalOil prices are poised for future gains, following the unexpected decision by Opec+ to turn on the taps and add two million barrels per day back to the market.The group, headed by Saudi Arabia and Russia, will add 350,000 bpd next month, with a similar volume to be added in June. Opec+ will supply 450,000 bpd in July.Saudi Arabia, the largest exporter within the group, will unwind its extraordinary commitment t...
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World Bank Sees MENA Debt Rising At Fastest Pace in 21st Century - Bloomberg

World Bank Sees MENA Debt Rising At Fastest Pace in 21st Century - BloombergPublic debt levels in the Middle East and North Africa are expected to rise to 54% of economic output by the end of this year from 46% in 2019, the fastest accumulation this century, the World Bank said on Friday.Countries in the region were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic last year and like the rest of the world, lockdown measures introduced to combat the spread of the virus left many of its economies in distress, ...
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Doubletree By Hilton Bloomfield Hills Detroit Added To Crescent Portfolio

Crescent Hotels & Resorts has added the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomfield Hills Detroit to its award-winning suite of major hotels and resorts. The hotel, formerly known as the Kingsley Inn, underwent a stunning renovation and reopened under its new brand in 2018. Now, its elegant atmosphere will be further enhanced with the Crescent stamp of luxury. Crescent, based in Fairfax, Virginia operates more than 100 hotels and resorts in the United States and Canada.
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Bali Trailing Other Indonesian Markets In Hotel Performance Recovery

Indonesia finished 2020 in similar shape as its regional peers. Domestic demand was strong enough to lift hotel occupancy from pandemic low points but not sufficient to overcome the void in international travel. As Indonesia moves through the early part of 2021, the impact from lost international demand is most obvious in Bali, which continues to trail the country's regional markets in the recovery process.
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Spire Hospitality Adds Marriott Park Ridge To Management Portfolio

Spire Hospitality, a nationally recognized third-party hotel management company, has expanded its portfolio's geographic footprint to New Jersey with the addition of Marriott Park Ridge.
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Synergy Hospitality Management Selected To Manage The Holiday Inn Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Synergy Hospitality Management has been selected to manage the Holiday Inn Lancaster located on Chestnut Street in idyllic Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This partnership brings hospitality management expertise that strongly aligns with the ownership's commitment to the improvement and advancement of Lancaster. This expansion of Synergy's third-party managed portfolio showcases the balance of operations and partnership that the company has long been known for.
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Commonwealth Hotels Acquires Hyatt House And Hyatt Place Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville, Expanding Operations Into Illinois

Commonwealth Hotels is excited to announce the acquisition of the Hyatt House Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville and the Hyatt Place Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville. The neighboring hotels offer guests varying amenities in a comfortable location just 30 miles west of Chicago.
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MCR Acquires Springhill Suites By Marriott Charlotte-Southwest In North Carolina

Come along for the rides! MCR, the fourth-largest owner-operator in the United States, has acquired the new-build, 124-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte-Southwest in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Leisure Hotels Consolidates Its Presence In Corbett

Leisure Hotels Group (LHG), a prominent experiential resort chain with a presence across scenic destinations in Northern India & Goa, unifies it's presence as the largest resort chain in Corbett, with 2 upper upscale & 1 luxury resort, that adds up to the maximum number of keys in the world's second most popular Wildlife National Park, as ranked by Trip Advisor's Travellers' Choice Awards 2021.
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Tips for Traveling in an Amtrak Sleeper Car – The Complete Guide

Updated 4/2/2021: It’s taken me a long time to compile this list of tips for traveling in an Amtrak sleeper car.  I’ve learned a lot about train travel in the U.S. since Amtrak officially began in 1971. If relaxing in... Read More The post Tips for Traveling in an Amtrak Sleeper Car – The Complete Guide appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Comments by Elizabeth Hart on the vaccine passport

Via email vaccine passports are one of the major current battlefronts, and what a great interview with Naomi Wolf and Del Bigtree on the Highwire. FYI, I’ve attached a copy of an article on vaccine passports published in the UK Telegraph today, including some of the comments. Here are my two comments on the article, I’m […]
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Fears over fate of free services ahead of #Saudi privatisation push - @RiyadhBureau ht @ahmed

Fears over fate of free services ahead of Saudi privatisation push - Riyadh BureauOne thing that marked the rise of Dubai from a small port to a major commerce and tourism hub has been the utter obsession with breaking records: the tallest tower, the biggest mall, the largest fountain, the longest 22-karat handmade gold chain and the largest dish of mango sticky rice. People may think that getting into the Guinness Book of World Records is a major feat that requires ingenuity and innovation to c...
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Monday's moonset

Here's another shot of the full moon setting on Monday morning. The sun was up, lighting the treetops and vineyard posts as it cleared the eastern horizon. I had the 50mm lens on the camera, so the moon just looks like a white ball in the sky. My longer zoom lens (75-300mm) would have let me get closer (to make the moon look bigger) but it might have been difficult to get a good shot without a tripod in the low morning light. Looking west. 50mm, f8, 1/800s. It's too soon to tell, but the weath...
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OPEC+ Shows Confidence in Economic Recovery With Oil-Supply Hike - Bloomberg video

OPEC+ Shows Confidence in Economic Recovery With Oil-Supply Hike - Bloomberg OPEC+ expressed growing confidence in the global economic recovery by agreeing to increase oil production gradually in the coming months.Before Thursday’s meeting, the cartel had been widely expected to maintain its cautious stance by rolling over the current supply cuts, just as it did last month. Yet Saudi Arabia and its allies showed they are more convinced now that fuel demand is on a firmer footing after a yearl...

Autism And The Hospitality Industry: An Interview With Autism Double-Checked | By Christian Cross & Kyndall Wiedrich

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day held on April 2 that promotes societal awareness of individuals living with autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. It was first proposed by the United Nations' Qatar representative, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned, and was supported by all member states, officially passing on November 1, 2007, and adopted on December 18, 2007. Although World Autism Awareness Day takes place on April 2, a...
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Covid: England adds Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines to travel 'red list'

Move, which takes effect on Friday 9 April, takes number of countries on red list to 39Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, and Bangladesh are to be added to England’s “red list” of countries from which almost all travel is banned, ministers have announced.The additions, which come into effect next Friday, will take the number of red list countries to 39, as the government battles to prevent potentially vaccine-resistant variants of Covid-...
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Analysis: Power play: India wields oil 'weapon' to cut dependence on #Saudi | Reuters

Analysis: Power play: India wields oil 'weapon' to cut dependence on Saudi | ReutersWhen India’s government last month asked refiners to speed up diversification and reduce dependence on the Middle East - days after OPEC+ said it would maintain production cuts - it sent a message about its clout and foreshadowed changes to the world’s energy maps.It was a move that had been in the works for years, fuelled by repeated comments from Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who in 2015 called oil pu...
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