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March Group Data Shows U.S. Meetings and Events Continue to Rise

Knowland, the leader in AI-powered data for hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, conference centers and other meeting venues, today released its monthly meetings and events data for March. The numbers reveal that March U.S. group meetings volume increased 42.5 percent over last month.
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Sunday Kitchen Lebanese Cooking Class, Rosebery

Sunday Kitchen is a cooking class with a difference. This charming mother and daughter team hand down Lebanese family recipes in a class setting. Feast on fresh, delicious home style Lebanese food while Karima Hazim and Sivine Tabbouch regale you with tales and familial fun.
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Oil up on global economic recovery, but high U.S. gasoline stocks weigh | Reuters

Oil up on global economic recovery, but high U.S. gasoline stocks weigh | ReutersGlobal benchmark Brent crude inched higher on Wednesday on improving global economic outlook, but U.S. crude fell on rising gasoline inventories amid fears that new coronavirus outbreaks will weaken a global recovery in fuel demand.Brent crude futures were up 44 cents, or 0.7%, to $63.18 a barrel by 1:42 p.m. EDT (1742 GMT) while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 40 cents, or 0.7%, to $59.73.U.S. crude stocks ...
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Oil Slumps With U.S. Gasoline Supply Rising Most Since February - Bloomberg

Oil Slumps With U.S. Gasoline Supply Rising Most Since February - Bloomberg West Texas Intermediate for May delivery declined 83 cents to $58.50 a barrel at 12:29 p.m. in New York Brent for June settlement lost 74 cents to $62.00 a barrel Oil extended losses alongside a strengthening dollar while the biggest U.S. gasoline supply increase in two months offset a drop in crude inventories.Futures in New York furthered their decline to as much as 2% on Wednesday, in tandem with a rising ...
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12 of the coziest Airbnbs in Vermont, including tiny homes, A-frame cabins, and tree houses

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Vermont is one of the best places in the Northeast to hike, ski, and be outdoors. Experts say Airbnb is a safe option and all our picks follow Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program. We found cozy Vermont Airbnb rentals ranging from $70 to $289 per night to start. Vermont, with its beautiful hiking trails, wide-open ski slopes, and seasonal farmers' markets is a year-round delight for nature lo...
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#Oman Is Said to Study Strategic Options for State Energy Firm OQ - Bloomberg

Oman Is Said to Study Strategic Options for State Energy Firm OQ - BloombergOman is studying options for state energy company OQ SAOC, including a potential initial public offering, as the Persian Gulf sultanate seeks to shore up its finances, people with knowledge of the matter said.The Omani government has been speaking with potential advisers as it considers alternatives for OQ, which could also include selling a stake in the business or one of its subsidiaries, according to the people. OQ co...
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Hawaii travel news: April 7, 2021

– Kauai rejoined the state of Hawaii’s Safe Travels program on Monday. A second test after arriving on Kauai is not mandatory, but it is encouraged. Visitors who voluntarily take a second COVID-19 test 72 hours after arrival will receive a Kokua Kauai Card for special discounts and deals on the island. – Despite some leaders’ optimism to allow an option for vaccinated travelers to bypass pre-travel testing, Governor Ige has indicated that there’s not immediate plans for implementation. The gove...
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Amtrak Superliner Bedroom Review and Photos

I don’t fly so I travel a lot aboard Amtrak trains all over the country.  One thing is certain. I always try to have my own sleeping compartment with a cozy bed.  Depending on the route and current cost of... Read More The post Amtrak Superliner Bedroom Review and Photos appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Meetings And Events In A Virtual Era: Foster Connections From Anywhere In The World With Hybrid Meetings By Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a global leader in luxury hospitality, is making it easier to bring people together by combining in-person and virtual settings in a reimagined meetings and events offering. Hybrid Meetings by Four Seasons combines creative design with the latest audio-visual technology, and an unwavering commitment to health and safety, to enrich every meeting with human connections wherever in the world attendees may be.
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8 Life-Changing Tips On How To Manage Food Waste At Home

Calling all eco-warriors! It's not because you're a student and living on a budget that you can't do your part for the environment. In fact, in many ways, going green can be a smart economical move. There are lots of great ways that you can make a positive difference for the environment as a student - like recycling, shopping second-hand, ditching private transport for public transport or cutting down on water use. But the most impactful place to start is with food waste.
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Cendyn names Jenny Cybul Chief Human Resources Officer

Cendyn, the leading innovator in CRM, sales, and revenue strategy for the hospitality industry, is excited to announce the appointment of Jenny Cybul as Chief Human Resources Officer at Cendyn.
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Avoid Customer Confusion | By Shep Hyken

Today's customers are smarter than ever. They know how to buy. The digital/online world has given customers the power to research products, read reviews, and compare prices.
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Masdar signs deal to develop $200m solar project in Azerbaijan | The National

Masdar signs deal to develop $200m solar project in Azerbaijan | The NationalMasdar plans to develop a 230-megawatt solar project in Azerbaijan as Abu Dhabi’s clean energy company continues to expand its renewable energy portfolio.The company signed two separate deals including an investment agreement with Azerbaijan’s ministry of energy and a power purchase and transmission connection agreement with state-owned power company Azerenerji to provide a revenue stream, Masdar said in a statement on ...
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Four Seasons Launches Hybrid Meetings Platform

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a global leader in luxury hospitality, is making it easier to bring people together by combining in-person and virtual settings in a reimagined meetings and events offering. Hybrid Meetings by Four Seasons combines creative design with the latest audio-visual technology, and an unwavering commitment to health and safety, to enrich every meeting with human connections wherever in the world attendees may be.
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Tips On How To “Inspire” Others In The Hospitality Industry | By David Salcfas

We've all heard the sayings "Look at the Glass Half Full" and "Turn Lemon into Lemonade". Given the uniqueness of the past year in the hospitality industry, the need to be inspired is even greater.
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IMF raises most Gulf countries' economic growth forecasts | Reuters

IMF raises most Gulf countries' economic growth forecasts | ReutersThe International Monetary Fund expects most Gulf economies to recover this year at a faster pace than previously estimated, as it raised its 2021 global growth forecast to 6% from 5.5% less than three months ago.Saudi Arabia’s economy, the region’s largest, is expected to grow 2.9% this year, up from the 2.6% forecast in January, the IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook, released this week.The kingdom’s economy contract...
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Louvre Hotels Group enters the extended stay hotel market with Tulip Residences

The health crisis has upset consumers' expectations in terms of long term stays This is why Louvre Hotels Group is developing in the Apart 'hotel market with Tulip Residences.
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Openkey and ResortSuite Integrate to Provide Seamless Contactless Guest Experiences

Furthering its expansion into partnering with leading edge hospitality software solutions, OpenKey is pleased to announce its partnership with ResortSuite; a global leader in guest-centric hospitality management software. OpenKey's Digital Key software will work in twine with ResortSuite to provide a more personalized guest experience to its luxury hotel partners.
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STR: U.S. Leads World In Hotel Openings As Construction Activity Declines

The U.S. led the world in new hotel and room openings during Q1 2021, according to global pipeline data from STR's AM:PM platform. At the same time, the country's construction activity continues to decline in comparison with pre-pandemic levels.
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#UAE central bank extends $13.6 billion stimulus measure until end of the year - WAM | Reuters

UAE central bank extends $13.6 billion stimulus measure until end of the year - WAM | ReutersThe United Arab Emirates central bank decided to extend until the end of this year a 50 billion dirhams ($13.6 billion) facility introduced to help banks and financial companies, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday.The “zero cost funding support facility” was one of a series of stimulus measures introduced last year by the UAE central bank to contain the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the econom...
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#Saudi bourse Tadawul receives proposals from 10 firms seeking advisory roles for IPO | Reuters

Saudi bourse Tadawul receives proposals from 10 firms seeking advisory roles for IPO | ReutersSaudi Arabia’s bourse Tadawul has received proposals from 10 local and international firms on potential advisory roles for its upcoming initial public offering (IPO), Group Chief Executive Khalid al-Hussan said on Wednesday.“In the next two weeks, we will be announcing the appointment of the advisor or advisors of that offering,” al-Hussan told Reuters.Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange has converted itself ...
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Emirates NBD Bank to sell controlling stake in #Dubai Bank to Eradah Capital | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Emirates NBD Bank to sell controlling stake in Dubai Bank to Eradah Capital | ZAWYA MENA EditionEmirates NBD Bank has entered into an agreement to sell a controlling interest in Dubai Bank to Eradah Capital, the lender confirmed in a statement to the Dubai Financial Market on Wednesday. The transfer, expected to complete in 2021, is subject to regulatory approval by the Central Bank of the UAE, it added.Eradah Capital, based in Abu Dhabi and operates in the investment services sector, according ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets end mixed; #AbuDhabi snaps winning streak | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets end mixed; Abu Dhabi snaps winning streak | NasdaqMajor stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Wednesday, with the Abu Dhabi index ending its run of gains, while Saudi Arabia was lifted by its financial shares.The Saudi benchmark index .TASI rose 0.3%, helped by a 5.7% gain in Banque Saudi Fransi 1050.SE and a 3.3% increase in Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services 4013.SE.However, petrochemical firm Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) 2010.SE eased 0.3%.SABIC ...
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#Saudi Stock Exchange Targets IPO, Revamps Corporate Structure - Bloomberg

Saudi Stock Exchange Targets IPO, Revamps Corporate Structure - BloombergSaudi Arabia’s stock exchange, the largest in the Middle East, announced a reorganization of its corporate structure as it prepares for a highly anticipated initial public offering this year.The newly created Saudi Tadawul Group will have four subsidiaries, comprising the exchange, a clearing center, a depository company and a technology-services business. The changes create the “necessary platform” to strengthen the group’...
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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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Night Audit and all you need to know about it

Hotel operation runs without breaks - 24 hours every day for seven days. Maintaining the load of check-ins and check-outs, catering to different kinds of guests and optimizing occupancy are some common challenges hoteliers are familiar with. For smooth running, the front office must routinely review and verify the accuracy of accounting records. Night audit is the process that intends to fulfil this need.
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The Return Of Business Travel | By Bob Rauch

When Is business travel really coming back? Many corporate executives had all their meetings online in 2020. In 2021, we believe that will change soon due to the pace of vaccines, decline of COVID-19 cases, and negative impacts of closed economies.
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UPS reveals plan to buy hundreds of eVTOLs that can fly up to 250 miles to deliver packages - take a look

A rendering of Beta Technologies' eVTOL aircraft. UPS UPS is planning to buy electric takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs, to transport packages. Beta Technologies' Alia-250C is the shipping giant's eVTOL of choice, with options for 150 aircraft. The electric aircraft can carry 1,400 pounds of payload and travel up to 250 miles emission-free. See more stories on Insider's business page. UPS is going electric - in the air. A rendering of Beta Technologies' eV...
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Startup Competition Seeks Ideas To Accelerate Rural Development Through Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new competition to identify the best ideas that will help rural communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Rural Tourism Startup Competition will also support the entrepreneurs and enterprises that can help rural communities seize the economic and social opportunities that will come as tourism restarts.
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Tourism Tidbits: Developing Employee Loyalty In The Hope That Tourism Will Soon Return To Normal | By Peter Tarlow

One of the things that the tourism and travel industry learned from the Covid-10 Pandemic is the importance of good and loyal employees. Everyone seems to want loyal employees, yet few tourism businesses seem to know how to win this loyalty. In fact, tourism is known for high employee turnover, low pay, and often capricious management. It is a mistake to overlook the fact that employee-employer relations often impact the tourism experience and may become a major form of positive or negati...
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