Beekeeper CEO’s New Book Shares Vital Insights on How to Gain a Competitive Advantage with a Digitally-Enabled Frontline Workforce

Beekeeper, the leading mobile workforce productivity and collaboration platform designed specifically for frontline workers, today announced the launch of its inaugural handbook for business and operations leaders, "The Rise of the Frontline Worker: How to Turn Your Frontline Workforce Into Your Biggest Competitive Advantage."
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Hawaii vaccine passports on hold, Honolulu mayor 'dead set' against tightening restrictions in wake of coronavirus upsurge, Kauai joins Safe Travels program, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige from Zoom Vaccine passports for Hawaii on hold, Gov. David Ige says. Gov. David Ige said the state is testing the technology needed for a vaccine passport with CommonPass and CLEAR but that they still aren’t ready. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald. KHON2.Hawaiian Airlines Hopes State Reconsiders Safe Travels Program Amid New CDC Guidelines. Hawaiian Airlines hopes the state will reconsider its Safe Travels Program after new guidelines from the Centers fo...
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All that Love

(Quote from Instagram. The antique santon belongs to Dorlis a wonderful artist and curator of beautiful things. The crown of thorns was made by my friend Philippe. The two of them had a stunning exposition for Holy Week.)                      [Author: French la Vie]
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This and That

Another mix of photos in Paris. The full moon came up orange the other day probably due to polution but still beautiful. Here it is right over Montparnasse Tower. Meat delivery. Well, this is unusal. The Dior Shop I think. Seen in a children’s playground by les Halles. Flowers for my birthday. I am old enough to have gotten my second vaccination against Covid on my birthday. I have the antibodies for it too so surely I am covered. I just want to travel aga...
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How Much Do Those Cabin Getaways Really Cost?

Some of the most popular vacations during the pandemic have been cozy cabin stays in the wilderness. These rural-style vacations have been popular due to their relative safety compared to other vacation options, with guests able to socially distance while they take advantage of outdoor activities like hiking,…Read more...
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Raspberry Coconut + White Chocolate Muffin Loaf!

These raspberry and white chocolate muffins or loaf bread are something special. While this is one of the easiest recipes you will come across, the resulting mix is super moist with a perfect balance of tangy raspberries, sweet white chocolate and coconut. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Oil gains over 1% on strong U.S., China economic data | Reuters

Oil gains over 1% on strong U.S., China economic data | ReutersStrong economic data from China and the United States helped lift oil prices by more than 1% on Tuesday, recouping some of the previous session’s losses.Brent gained 83 cents, or 1.3%, to $62.98 a barrel by 1:19 p.m. EDT (1719 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 91 cents, or 1.6%, to $59.56 a barrel.Prices were buoyed as March data showed U.S. services activity touched a record high. China’s service sector has also ga...
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Shale Giant Occidental (OXY) Praises ‘Brilliant’ OPEC for Rebalancing Oil Market - Bloomberg

Shale Giant Occidental (OXY) Praises ‘Brilliant’ OPEC for Rebalancing Oil Market - BloombergOccidental Petroleum Corp. praised OPEC and its allies for managing crude markets out of last year’s historic crash and said the U.S. shale industry is thankful for its efforts.“They’ve been brilliant in the way they’ve handled it, the way they’ve been doing it,” Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub said at a conference hosted by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association Tuesday. “Every...
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Apollo Raises $1.8 Billion in Push for Big Corporate Loans - Bloomberg

Apollo Raises $1.8 Billion in Push for Big Corporate Loans - BloombergApollo Global Management Inc. sees an increasing opportunity to make large corporate loans, a business long dominated by the biggest global banks.The firm has raised $1.8 billion for Apollo Origination Partnership, a new direct-lending fund that’s seeking an internal rate of return of 8% to 10%, excluding leverage, and 12% to 14% with borrowed money, according to a letter sent to investors Tuesday.The first investment will be ...
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Qatari Royal Among Investors in Credit Suisse’s Greensill Funds - Bloomberg

Qatari Royal Among Investors in Credit Suisse’s Greensill Funds - BloombergQatar’s former prime minister is one of the wealthy Middle Eastern investors exposed to Credit Suisse Group AG’s troubled supply-chain finance funds, according to people familiar with the matter.Vehicles linked to Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani invested approximately $200 million in the funds that bought loans from Greensill Capital, the financial firm that collapsed in early March, said the people, asking not to be nam...
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#Qatar Airways CEO says passenger demand unlikely to recover until 2024 | Reuters

Qatar Airways CEO says passenger demand unlikely to recover until 2024 | ReutersQatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said on Tuesday he agreed with industry forecasts that passenger demand for air travel would not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024.“We need to get borders safely reopened so people will fly again and with airlines expected to bleed cash at least until the fourth quarter of 2021 there is no time to lose,” he told an online event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...
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The UK needs a robust border policy, but right now we can’t see if it is working

Analysis: it is incredibly challenging to scrutinise the system because data on movement is so opaqueCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage The official response to coronavirus at the UK border has been problematic from the start. It was not until February this year that the government introduced mandatory hotel quarantine – some 11 months after coronavirus was first recorded the UK – despite it being used in countries such as New Zealand from the off.Even now with stricter...
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Travellers warned of up to 10-week wait for British passports

Influx of applications could triple waiting time as proposed end of travel ban draws near, says Home OfficeProcessing British passport applications could take more than three times the usual waiting time as a result of an expected spike in demand, the Home Office has warned.The Passport Office is telling travellers to allow up to 10 weeks to receive the document, up from three weeks previously. Continue reading...
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Hiking the Chilkoot Trail from Alaska to British Columbia

The Chilkoot Trail, which begins on tidewater in Alaska and climbs up over mountains in British Columbia, presents a unique backpacking opportunity, as this is a trail rich with history. It was the main trail used in the famous Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800’s, one of the biggest rushes the world has ever seen. An international crowd of literally tens of thousands, fueled by dreams of riches, used the Chilkoot Trail to chase the gold in the Yukon. Most suffered incredible hardship, many nev...
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The federal government will not mandate COVID-19 vaccination passports, White House reiterates

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing on April 6, 2021, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images The White House will not require Americans to carry proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status. "There will be no federal vaccinations database," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. Some states, including Texas and Florida, have banned government-mandated vaccine passports. See more stories on Insider&...
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#AbuDhabi index extends gains for eighth session; other markets flat | Reuters

Abu Dhabi index extends gains for eighth session; other markets flat | ReutersThe Abu Dhabi stock market ended higher on Tuesday as aquaculture company International Holding continued its advance, while other major Gulf markets were little changed.In Abu Dhabi, the index climbed 1.1%, extending gains for an eighth consecutive session, boosted by a 12.8% rise in International Holding.On Sunday, the company said it planned to divest all its shares in defence supplier Trust International Holding fo...
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RMS Launches Web Builder As Hotel Industry Rebounds

RMS North America, a leading provider of property management systems to the hospitality industry, today announced the launch of RMS Web, a website development service available to all hotels looking to grow their brand and online presence.
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IHG Army Hotels Releases Earth Month Tips For Military Travelers

IHG® Army Hotels, a unique portfolio of hotels located on 40 military installations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, is encouraging military travelers to focus on conservation and sustainability during Earth Month this April. Protecting the planet for future generations through design and daily operations is a priority for IHG®Hotels & Resorts, the exclusive hotel operator and manager of IHG® Army Hotels, and for Lendlease, which owns the properties.
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JetBlue is promising London-bound passengers free meals, wider seats, and more when service finally starts this summer - take a look

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321neo aircraft. David Slotnick/Business Insider JetBlue just unveiled its planned in-flight service for economy passengers on European flights. Complimentary meals will be offered in economy for the first time in JetBlue history. Free high-speed WiFi will be available for the entire journey across the Atlantic. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways cannot wait to fly to Europe later this year. April marks the two-year anniversary of t...
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Australia-New Zealand Travel Bubble Marks New Stage In Tourism Recovery, Says GlobalData

Following the announcement that Australian and New Zealand residents will be able to travel between the two countries with no quarantine restrictions from the 19 April 2021 onwards;
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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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The best trip-planning apps for Android and iOS

So you've booked a getaway, but now you need to plan what you're going to do while away. Here are the best trip-planning apps on iOS and Android to help you.
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#Dubai DFM to launch futures contracts for Air Arabia, Aramex, Du stocks | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai DFM to launch futures contracts for Air Arabia, Aramex, Du stocks | ZAWYA MENA EditionThe Dubai Financial Market (DFM) is planning to launch new equity futures contracts on stocks of three listed companies on April 18, 2021, as part of moves to diversify investment opportunities.The stocks are Aramex, Air Arabia and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (or Du) and the new contracts will have tenures of 1, 2 and 3 months, the bourse operator said in a statement Tuesday.This is sim...
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#SaudiArabia's SABIC picks HSBC, Morgan Stanley for specialty unit IPO - sources | Reuters

Saudi Arabia's SABIC picks HSBC, Morgan Stanley for specialty unit IPO - sources | ReutersSaudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) has selected HSBC and Morgan Stanley to work on the planned initial public offering (IPO) of its specialty chemicals business, two sources familiar with the matter said.SABIC, the world’s fourth-biggest petrochemicals firm, hired Saudi investment bank NCB Capital earlier this year to work on the public share sale, which sources said could raise several hundred million dol...
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hihotels Signed and/or Activated Four Properties in Q1

(ATLANTA, April 6, 2021) - hihotels by Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new build hotels for economy lodging, is pleased to report that the company signed and/or activated four properties into the system during the first quarter of 2021.
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Are Hotels Prepared For The Return Of Meetings & Conferences?

Meetings and conferences generate big business for hotels. The pandemic made a big mess of that. On the rebound, hoteliers are eager to see that demand segment return.
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The 32nd Hunter Hotel Investment Conference Partners With Clear For Safer Conference Experience

The buzz of in-person events is on the rise and the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference is leading the way as one of the first industry conferences to return in 2021- taking place Monday, May 10th through Wednesday, May 12th. The Hunter Conference will be utilizing CLEAR's Health Pass for the seamless COVID-19 screening of attendees.
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Novotel Convention & Spa Antananarivo Hotel Implements Latest in Security Access and Digital Key Convenience by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions through its reputation as a leader in hotel security innovation and together with regional distributor, Indian Ocean Visions Co. Ltd., have been selected by Novotel Convention & Spa Antananarivo Hotel to implement VingCard Essence door locks with Mobile Access. Aiming to represent the latest in comfort and modernity that Madagascar has to offer, the newly constructed 180-guestroom property can now ensure that its guests are protected with the industry's highest...
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Travel Outlook Celebrates 10th Anniversary as the Only Hotel Call Center Certified by Kennedy Training Network

Travel Outlook Premium Hotel Call Center ("Travel Outlook") is set to begin its tenth year of sustaining certification by Kennedy Training Network ("KTN"), a prestigious hotel industry training company with a diverse mix of clients all over the world.
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