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Corpus Christi Has Most Expensive Hotel Rates in Texas, According to Survey

Corpus Christi, located in the Gulf of Mexico, is the most expensive destination in Texas based on the cost of lodging, according to a recent survey conducted by CheapHotels.org.
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How To Make 3 Types of Bubble Tea at Home!

Bubble tea is such a delicious treat but did you know that it's super easy to make at home and much healthier done this way? You can use the best ingredients and control the sugar in your bubble tea drink so that you can enjoy it more often!
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Tourism After Lockdown: The Long and Short of Long-Haul Travel

Mass COVID-19 vaccination programs are underway across the globe and providing the tourism and hospitality industry a much-needed confidence boost following 12 months or so of seismic declines. However, with lockdowns still in place for some regions and the emergence of new virus variants, predicting future travel demand remains challenging.
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Post-Pandemic Hospitality Trends & Economics in China | By Kimberly Yoong

The impacts of COVID-19 have been felt far and wide around the world and across industries. As one of the first hit but also one of the first economies to successfully slow the spread of the virus, China has already been seeing a gradual recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
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Remote Work Trends: What Hotel Workspaces Can Offer Over Co-Working Offices

There was a time when working where and when you wanted was primarily limited to freelancers and digital nomads. But that was before the COVID-19 pandemic paved the way for new remote working trends. Since, the days of daily commutes to large open-plan offices with coffee corner chats and in-person team meetings have, for a large part of the workforce, been replaced by remote video meetings in improvised home-offices or coworking spaces.
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Where Everybody Knows Your Name – Lessons on Guest Loyalty From a Beloved Sitcom | By Mark Bedard

The American sitcom "Cheers" is ranked as one of the most popular television shows in history. Over 11 seasons and 275 episodes from 1982 – 1993, millions tuned in each week to see the latest happenings at local Boston drinking establishment "Cheers" (although we Bostonians know the show actually showed the exterior of the Bull & Finch pub). And while the show was mainly centered around various romances, social issues, and the personal dilemmas of the cast, it was the friendship, camarade...
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Rome: The National Etruscan Museum

One of the most appealing Italian cultures that have evolved historically on the boot is that of the Etruscans. What better than visiting the artifacts of their existence in a museum inside an historic building, the Renaissance Villa Giulia that sits on the northern edge of the Borghese Gardens in Rome? The villa was built for Pope Julius III , for whom it was named. It remained in papal property until 1870, when, in the wake of the Risorgimento and the demise of the Papal States, it became ...
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Oil rises after robust China data but J&J vaccine pause weighs | Reuters

Oil rises after robust China data but J&J vaccine pause weighs | ReutersOil prices settled higher Tuesday on strong Chinese import data, but the rally was capped by concerns that pauses on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could delay economic recovery and limit oil demand growth.Brent crude oil futures settled up 39 cents, or 0.6%, at $63.67 a barrel, while U.S. crude oil futures gained 48 cents, or 0.8%, to $60.18 a barrel. Both contracts have recorded changes of less than 1% for five straight ses...
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M3 Welcomes Sage Hotel Management to Growing Customer Base

GWINNETT, Ga. – April 13, 2021 – Today, M3, the hospitality sector's #1 cloud-based accounting, financial reporting and data management platform in North America, announced the addition of Sage Hotel Management, a Sage Hospitality Group company, to its growing portfolio. As of March 2021, M3 proudly serves nearly 950 individual customers representing more than 6,700 active hotels online.
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Setting New Benchmarks In The Luxury Hotel Segment

Deutsche Hospitality is uniting its flagship hotels under a new umbrella brand. The name "Steigenberger Icons" will be used in future to position exceptionally luxurious Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts which are characterised by their singular quality aspirations, their location, and their particular historical background.
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Paris Photos

I’m running out of ideas for titles for my blog so I think I will just always say Paris Photos. Art near the Louvre Museum. I bet this bread is good. I’m not sure what these were but I bet they are good. Good looking cakes for Easter. A menu outside of a Russian restaurant across the street from a Russual Orthodox church. New lighting in the Cité metro stop. I am continuing on with conversations with French speakers via a program called Tandem. I have...
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Can you take full-sized sunscreens in your carry-on luggage? TSA says NO

We were excited to see numerous reports that the USA’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revised their rules to allow full-sized sunscreen in carry-on luggage. Then, we became concerned when we couldn’t find any information on the TSA’s website that matched the reports. We reached out directly to the TSA for clarification. Their AskTSA account was very helpful and promptly replied to our questions. When asked about the reports, their response was as follows: So, unfortunately, “full...
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Honolulu Chinatown restaurants rally back

Aloha Bruce recently posted a link via social media to a brilliant Hawaii Vacation Connection podcast from the “Before Times”, pre-pandemic, about the exciting revitalization Oahu’s Chinatown Arts District and Chinatown restaurants have undertaken in the past decade. It got us thinking about how restaurants, bars, galleries, and music venues are re-emerging in a once-thriving […] The post Honolulu Chinatown restaurants rally back appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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A Royal Caribbean-owned 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...
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A Las Vegas hotel says employees must either get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing at their own expense

Wynn and Encore. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Wynn Resorts and Encore employees in Las Vegas must be vaccinated or undergo a weekly COVID-19 test. Workers who don't want the vaccine must pay $15 for the on-site testing lab, or go elsewhere for a free test. Las Vegas has recently seen a surge in visitors as vaccine rollout continues and restrictions are lifted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wynn Resorts and Encore has announced that its Las Vegas employees must receive t...
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#Dubai draft law to freeze rents for three years 'will stabilise property market' | The National

Dubai draft law to freeze rents for three years 'will stabilise property market' | The NationalA new draft law set to keep rents unchanged for a three-year period will ensure properties are valued fairly and ease disputes between renters and owners, Dubai Land Department said.The rent freeze, if approved, will bring stability to the real estate market and provide a clear picture of the value of properties in the emirate, according to the department, the government body that handles registrations...
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Bandwango raises $3.1M to power tourism- and experience-focused deals

You might think that a startup whose primary customers are tourism bureaus would have had a pretty rough 2020, but CEO Monir Parikh said Bandwango‘s customer base more than doubled in the past year,  growing from 75 to 200. In Parikh’s words, the Murray, Utah-based startup has built a platform called the Destination Experience Engine and designed for “connecting businesses with communities.” That means bringing together offers from local restaurants, retailers, wineries, breweries, state parks a...
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“A Resort Within A Resort”: Meliá Koh Samui Unveils “The Level”

The first Meliá property to open in Thailand has launched a "resort within a resort" called The Level, that sets apart 55 luxurious rooms and suites as well as a private lounge and a raft of bespoke privileges.
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Sustainable Travel Bucket List: 10 Of The Best Eco-Conscious Hiltons Around The World

Thinking about booking your next trip? Not sure where to go first internationally? Well, our environmental experts at Hilton have shared a few of their favorite properties for you in celebration of #EarthDay.
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UT Southwestern Medical Center Campus Dining Implements Agilysys Point of Sale Solution Suite

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Campus has implemented the Agilysys InfoGenesis ecosystem of modern cloud-native SaaS POS solutions for its campus dining including InfoGenesis POS, IG Buy self-service kiosks, IG OnDemand mobile ordering and payment, and Agilysys Pay for secure payment processing.
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Domus Stay: The New Face Of Ultra-Luxury Short-Term Home Rentals

Domus Stay, launching this Spring, will offer guests short-term rental access to London's most outstanding homes. The properties, located in the capital's most vibrant neighbourhoods, are so much more than simply accommodation. In addition to providing the rare opportunity to stay in the chicest of design-led homes, guests will uniquely benefit from a dedicated guest services specialist, committed to fulfilling every request, however big or small.
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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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Saudis Try To Shake Image as Solar Power ‘Latecomers’: Chart - Bloomberg

Saudis Try To Shake Image as Solar Power ‘Latecomers’: Chart - Bloomberg Despite having some of the best solar potential in the world, Saudi Arabia produces a tiny fraction of its electricity from the sun. The world’s biggest oil exporter is now trying to change that and last week awarded contracts to build 2,970 megawatts of solar plants --- almost as much as Greece’s capacity -- as part of a plan to generate half its power from renewables by 2030 and cut emissions by millions of tons. “We...
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HSMAI Foundation Announces Mike Dimond 2021 Scholarship Program

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation is excited to open the 2021 call for applications for its Mike Diamond Scholarship Program. This scholarship program was established to support degree-seeking students who are pursuing careers in hospitality sales, marketing, or revenue optimization.
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Destination: Hilton Head Island

When it comes to golf getaways, Hilton Head still holds its own with any golf destination in North America. More
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Sport, Golf, Hilton, Island, South Carolina, Destination, Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, Harbor Town, Palmetto Dunes, Harbour Town Golf Links, Golf Travel, Atlantic Dunes, Golf Island


Financials drag major Gulf markets lower | Reuters

Financials drag major Gulf markets lower | ReutersMajor stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Tuesday, as financial shares dropped after the International Monetary Fund warned of rising debt risks in the coronavirus-hit Middle East.The IMF said on Sunday that countries in the Middle East and Central Asia need to curb their financing requirements, as a surge in government debt, exacerbated by the pandemic, threatens recovery prospects.Lower demand and a slump in commodity prices eroded state f...
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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Continues Strong Growth In Asia Pacific With Accelerated Expansion Planned In 2021

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company and leading provider of hotel management services with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, continued on a strong growth trajectory in Asia Pacific in 2020, overcoming global uncertainty to achieve a series of important hotel openings, major milestones and a strong pipeline of new properties scheduled to launch in 2021 and beyond.
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Why lockdown was the best time to change PMS – Gisborough Hall Hotel

Interview between Guestline and Vicki Jackson, Deputy Hotel Manager at Gisborough Hall Hotel
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How Digitally Enabling Your Frontline Employees Has Become a Necessity | By Andrada Paraschiv

COVID-19 has completely altered the way the hospitality and attractions industries will operate for the foreseeable future. This pandemic has provided an opportunity for business leaders to reevaluate their business models and leverage more technology. Digital trends are not new, particularly when it comes to interacting with customers. But the most recent experience has made it clear that hospitality and attractions operators must extend digital enablement to their frontline staff.
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Horwath HTL Market Report: Hangzhou, China: Hotel Market Overview

Hangzhou, the capital and the most populous city of Zhejiang, has been traditionally known as a tourism city for popular sights including West Lake and Lingyin Temple.
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