Plant Love and Share it as Much as You Can

  Thank you for all your loving attention and kindness. Haven't we all had a complicated ongoing year plus, and for some it has been terribly hard. Thank you for your love sent to Pam, she is in need of every ounce of healing.   With Cynthia's passing so many memories have been stirred up. I hope to share some as time goes on.   As Annie said, "It takes courage to grow old." I see more and more what she meant by that.                          [Author: French la Vie]
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Advancing Harmonized Travel Protocols and Financing Tourism’s Survival

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again convened its Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in harmonizing travel and health protocols and securing vital financing for businesses struggling to survive an historic crisis.
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Ismael Ivo - Beloved Director of Venice La Biennale Dance - Rest with the Angels

Ismael Ivo (1955-2021) Photo courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia (Venice, Italy) Venice attracts many exceptional human beings. La Biennale di Venezia, that stalwart cultural organization, is a magnet that yanks the best of them together in the same space and time.   Ismael Ivo, the dancer and choreographer, was one of the most extraordinary denizens that ever touched down in Venice. As Director of La Biennale Dance from 2005 until 2012, he revolutionized the dance sector. I ...
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Gas prices going up, House shelves worker relief bills, Oahu opens vaccine to 50+ as COVID cases continue to rise, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gas prices were very high 10 years ago ©2011 All Hawaii News AAA Hawaiʻi: State Gas Price Average Reaches 17-Month High. On Thursday, April 8, the statewide average price for regular unleaded is $3.71 a gallon, which is up two cents from last Thursday, April 1, 22 cents higher than a month ago and 40 cents higher than the average last year on the same date. Maui Now. KITV4.State House leaders shelve bills that would help workers. House leaders are resisting union pressure to revive bills ...
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Top 10 Easter Show Foods To Try!

The Easter Show is back this year after a hiatus in 2020 and there's plenty to see, do and eat. Here you'll see what's new and what's good to eat so you make the most of your visit including some Easter Show must eats!
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Hotel Lawyer: New rules for anti-money laundering compliance? FinCEN seeks comments on new Federal Anti-Money Laundering Law. | By Jim Butler

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is currently accepting public comments on a provision in the recently enacted Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) which requires some privately-held business entities to disclose ownership information directly to a law enforcement agency. Interested parties should consider commenting before the May 5th deadline, and companies who may be impacted should take this opportunity to review their anti-money laundering complianc...
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Oil Posts Worst Week in Three With Demand Recovery in Focus - Bloomberg

Oil Posts Worst Week in Three With Demand Recovery in Focus - Bloomberg WTI for May delivery fell 28 cents to settle at $59.32 a barrel Brent for June declined 25 cents to end the session at $62.95 a barrel. The contract fell 2.9% over the week Oil posted its worst week in three amid concerns that rising global coronavirus cases are slowing the economic recovery.West Texas Intermediate futures ended the week down 3.5%, the biggest weekly loss since mid-March. With the Organization of Petroleum ...
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Does a U.S. Citizen Need a Passport to Visit the Bahamas

With the Bahamas as the closest island vacation and cruise destination to the U.S., a common question is, “Do I need a passport to visit the Bahamas?”  The answer depends a lot on how you go to the Bahamas.  Arriving... Read More The post Does a U.S. Citizen Need a Passport to Visit the Bahamas appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Oil edges lower on mixed supply and demand outlook | Reuters

Oil edges lower on mixed supply and demand outlook | ReutersOil prices edged lower in rangebound trade on Friday on rising supplies from major producers and concerns over a mixed picture on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on fuel demand.Brent crude futures for June fell 16 cents, or 0.3%, to $63.04 a barrel by 1:38 p.m. EDT (1738 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for May was at $59.38, down 22 cents.Both contracts are on track for a 2%-3% drop this week but still far from a low of $6...
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Our Hotels – Ambassadors Of Sustainable Development

Throughout the world, our hotels have been committed for many years to a process of continuous improvement relating to sustainable development. In Spain, the United Kingdom, Austria, Portugal and Brazil: discover some of their CSR best practices – real sources of inspiration for our network.
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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® Releases New Brand Film As A Tribute To The Unlimited Wonder Of Travel

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, a global leader in luxury travel and lifestyle experiences, has debuted A Sense of Place®, the brand's newest film created in partnership with Studio Dangin, a creative agency renowned for its collaborations with the world's most influential fashion, lifestyle and fragrance brands. A stunning interpretation of Rosewood's guiding A Sense of Place® philosophy, wherein the distinctive ethos of the destination is woven into the identity of each property, the video ...
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Sando : les sandwichs japonais

Cette semaine, mon cerveau a refusé de se remettre dans la configuration télétravail + travail scolaire + enfant à la maison du printemps dernier. A la place, on a décidé de se lancer dans une semaine à thème : les sandoichi, autrementLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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Magnuson Hotels Plans UK Relaunch With Tailored Technology Platform

Magnuson Hotels is relaunching its offer to the independent UK hotel market with its new Mag­nuson Cloud platform, which will manage revenue, distribu­tion and marketing for members.
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Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dipped 0.2% in March

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dipped 0.2% in March to a level of 5,131. Year to date through the first three months of 2021, the stock index was up 12.2%.
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Data Privacy Vs Personalization In A COVID-19 World | By Ana Gabriela Schupp

In an era where technology has facilitated access to data, consumers are increasingly aware of the trade-offs between personalized experiences and their privacy. Data gathering and predictive analysis have created a paradox between privacy and personalization. Yet, are we personalizing brand interactions at the cost of consumer privacy? This question will continue to gain traction in a post Covid-19 world.
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The Mask - Hospitality's NEW Superpower! | By Roberta Nedry

Superman has his cape! Black Panther has his Vibranium! Wonder Woman has her Lasso of Truth! Thor has his hammer! These superheroes capture our imaginations and our hearts with their adventures and special gifts but what about the rest of us?
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With pandemic’s end in sight, Google searches for resorts and hotels are highest in nearly a decade

The coronavirus pandemic gut punched the travel industry as people stayed home and businesses shut down. But as the number of vaccinations rises and lockdown restrictions lift, consumers are searching for vacation getaways in record numbers, new data suggests.
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Corporate Travel Prepares for Post-Vaccine Realities

Widespread availability of Covid-19 vaccines could be a matter of weeks away in the United States, which will be a key component of corporate travel industry recovery but also is presenting new policy, technology and ethical considerations with which corporate travel programs must grapple.
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Life House Delivers Ultra-Luxury Hospitality With High Profitability At The Wheatleigh Hotel In The Berkshires

In November 2020 Life House assumed the management of the historic Forbes Five-Star Wheatleigh Hotel and its AAA Five-Diamond restaurant in the picturesque Berkshires. Since taking over management in November, Life House has increased RevPAR by 76% over the prior operator's "Pre-COVID" performance, decreased operating expenses by 32% on an apples-to-apples basis, and simultaneously increased guest satisfaction scores - demonstrating that Life House's technology and operating systems are a...
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MGM Resorts Rolls Our Comprehensive Health & Safety Program To Bring Meetings Back To Las Vegas

Following months of trials, MGM Resorts is adding cutting-edge enhancements to its Convene with Confidence program, one of the meeting industry's most comprehensive health and safety plans, designed to get businesses back to doing business in person.
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​Life Science Spotlight: 5 Trends Impacting Corporate Travel Programs

The pandemic has impacted the corporate travel programs of almost every industry across the globe. The Life Science industry - comprising pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and biomedical technologies companies – will be more in the spotlight than ever in 2021 as we continue to navigate the first major global pandemic of this scale since the emergence of modern life sciences.
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IBM report: Four things that will never be the same post-pandemic

After more than a year of quarantines and social distancing, the world is on the verge of opening back up since hundreds of millions of people around the globe have received a COVID-19 vaccine. IBM's Institute for Business Value polled more than 15,000 adults worldwide in February to gather opinions on everything from the workplace of the future, social trends, shopping and travel in a post-vaccine world. 
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Grounded business travelers feel loss as frequent flying changes

A year into the pandemic, leisure travel appears to be picking back up, but many expect business travel won't come back in the same way — a disappointing projection for the nearly two-thirds of business travelers who enjoy their jobs less while grounded.
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People in England told they can ‘start to think’ about summer holidays

Transport secretary pledges to work to drive down costs amid fears only wealthy will be able to travel abroadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in England can “start to think” about booking summer holidays, the transport secretary has said, pledging that government would work to drive down the cost of tests needed for international travel.Grant Shapps was speaking after the government confirmed that from 17 May countries would be placed in a traffic light system w...
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The Top Ten “Blocking And Tackling Areas” Every Hotel Operator Needs To Hit During COVID19 | By Bob Holland

While the Covid-19 Pandemic has devastated our industry in many ways, it has also served as a terrific opportunity to "get ahead of the curve" – allowing us to operate from a much stronger position when the tide turns. We have had to learn how to operate in a drastically altered environment, changing many of the ways we approach our business and customers.
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WTTC Research Reveals Travel & Tourism Sector’s Contribution To Germany’s GDP Dropped A Staggering €161 Billion In 2020

COVID-19 sparks a dramatic 46.9% collapse in the sector's contribution to GDP More than 440,000 jobs lost, while many more remain protected by the Kurzarbeit schemeHowever, the return of international travel this year could see GDP contribution rise sharply and jobs return
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More Middle East airlines face bankruptcy risks with each month of uncertainty: IATA | Aviation – Gulf News

More Middle East airlines face bankruptcy risks with each month of uncertainty: IATA | Aviation – Gulf NewsSeveral airlines in the Middle East face heightened risk of bankruptcy - despite the industry receiving $4.8 billion in government aid in 2020. Most of this support ($4.1 billion) was distributed through direct cash injections.“Government relief for airlines avoided massive failures that would jeopardize a restart,” said Kamil Al Awadhi, IATA Regional Vice-President for Africa and the Middl...
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NMC Health creditors presented with restructuring proposal | The National

NMC Health creditors presented with restructuring proposal | The NationalThe administrators of NMC Health outlined a restructuring plan to lenders owed about $6.4 billion by the company, which would lead to more than $4bn of its debts being wiped out.Joint administrators from Alvarez & Marsal outlined a Deed of Company Arrangement plan which would mean lenders agreeing to compromise their claims in return for exit instruments in a new holding company, with a view to achieving a "controlled" exit...
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COVID-19’s Impact On The San Antonio Lodging Market | By David Bone & Shannon Sampson

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Downtown San Antonio was enjoying a decade of revitalization and growth. The year 2020 was poised to be a banner year, spurred by the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center's $325-million renovation and expansion, which was completed in January 2016. Data provided by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts indicate that hotel revenue across the San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA declined by roughly 53% in 2020. RevPAR for the MSA remained relatively stable in 2018...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Stunning Na Pali Coast Rainbow

Mahalo to Krista Marie for sharing this stunning shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Kauai’s Na Pali Coast is dazzling on its own, but with a vibrant rainbow on top of it and it’s even more amazing! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Stunning Na Pali Coast Rainbow appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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