Leaving in a Jet Plane

The last time I was on a flight was the end of January 2020 — return from San Francisco Bay area after attending the Mont Pelerin meeting at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Because of the Chinese virus, I have avoided… Continue reading →
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Bankers Return Downtown Just in Time for Brookfield #Dubai Tower - Bloomberg

Bankers Return Downtown Just in Time for Brookfield Dubai Tower - Bloomberg ICD-Brookfield Place tower in Dubai.   Source: ICD-Brookfield ICD-Brookfield has had to ride Dubai’s economic roller-coaster since opening the largest standalone office tower in the city last September when the worst of the coronavirus outbreak appeared over.More than half a year and another spike in infections later, regular office life remains a way off. Even without the pandemic casting a shadow over...
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HSMAI Foundation Distributes COVID Relief Grants to More Than 260 Hospitality Professionals Around the World

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation is supporting the hospitality industry by distributing more than $130,000 in HSMAI Foundation COVID Relief Fund grants to more than 260 hospitality professionals around the world.
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State Department to issue 'Level 4: Do Not Travel' for 'approximately 80%' of countries worldwide due to coronavirus spread

PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/GETTY The State Department said on Monday that it plans to issue a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" advisory for close to 80% of countries worldwide. The move is due to the coronavirus pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. The State Department said on Monday that it plans to issue a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" advisory for close to 80% of countries worldwide, as coronavirus continues to spread.-Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) April 19, 2021 The update ...
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Tosyali in Talks to Buy Stake in BMC Sanayi With Businessman Ethem Sancak - Bloomberg

Tosyali in Talks to Buy Stake in BMC Sanayi With Businessman Ethem Sancak - BloombergTosyali Holding is in talks to buy a stake in a Turkish truck and armored vehicle producer that’s half-owned by Qatar, according to people with knowledge of the matter.The Turkish steelmaker is negotiating the purchase of shares in BMC Sanayi ve Ticaret AS with businessman Ethem Sancak, who controls 25% of the company, said the people, asking not to be named because the deliberations are confidential.Qatar Armed...
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Oil climbs as dollar slumps; gains capped by pandemic surge | Reuters

Oil climbs as dollar slumps; gains capped by pandemic surge | ReutersOil prices edged higher on Monday, supported by a weaker U.S. dollar but gains were capped by concerns about the impact on demand from rising coronavirus cases in India.Brent crude settled up 28 cents, or 0.4%, at $67.05 a barrel, after rising 6% last week. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) U.S. oil ended the session up 25 cents, or 0.4%, at $63.38 a barrel, having gained 6.4% last week.The U.S. dollar traded at a six-week low vers...
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Capo di Bove

Capo di Bove was once a farm with vineyards built along the Appian Way on the rural outskirts of Rome. When the property was purchased by the Italian Government in 2002, the vineyards obscured the real ancient treasure, the thermal baths of a vast property owned in the 2nd century AD by Herodes Atticus and his wife Annia Regilla. The baths are the main attraction on the property, but it would be a shame to miss the exhibits showing maps and photographs of the Appian Way in the first half of th...
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14 unique Airbnbs in New York's Hudson Valley, from a yurt on a goat farm to a renovated train caboose

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As summer approaches, many New Yorkers are seeking a close-to-home getaway to enjoy the outdoors. We found Hudson Valley cabins, cottages, and barns in places like Beacon, Hudson, and Rhinebeck. All are highly-rated listings with top-notch amenities and start under $450 per night. Though vaccine rollouts are well underway, many city dwellers are continuing to seek getaways to connect with nature ...
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WTTC Releases Major New Paper For Inclusive & Accessible Guidelines To Aid Global Travel & Tourism Recovery

London, UK: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launches its new high-level guidelines for inclusion and accessibility in the sector which focus on the experience of travellers with disabilities and will help make the Travel & Tourism sector a more inclusive space.
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Q : Alternative Careers In F&B: What Does A Chef Consultant Do?

When it comes to the foodservice industry, there's no shortage of career opportunities. Whether you love to innovate and create, manage and consult or even mix in science and the arts, foodservice is so diverse that there's room for just about anything. After all, as long as there are people around, someone is going to have to feed them.
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MIDEAST STOCKS Mixed close for Major Gulf bourses | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Mixed close for Major Gulf bourses | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf had a mixed session on Monday, with property shares weighing on the Dubai index but few fresh factors to trade on. Saudi Arabia's benchmark index  (.TASI)  gained 0.5%, with petrochemical firm Saudi Basic Industries  (2010.SE)  rising 2.1%, and Yanbu National Petrochemicals Company  (2290.SE)  up 2.8% after reporting a sharp surge in quarterly profit. In Dubai, the main share index  (.DFMGI)  eased ...
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A bud

The cold weather has slowed down the leafing-out process in the vineyards. I don't know how much, if any, damage was done over the past two weeks of morning freezes. Time will tell. One of the buds in this photo looks ok, with leaves growing. The other one looks a little too brown. I see parcels out back with many leaves and others with just buds. A grape vine cane with buds tied to its support wire. The chilly mornings don't motivate me to get out to work in the yard. Walks with the dog are n...
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Save The Date: April 28- Lovely Luxembourg Gardens Live Facebook Tour

I am happy to announce that I am doing a live Luxembourg Gardens tour for on Wednesday, April 28, 10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time. Here’s the description:   Lovely Luxembourg Gardens Tour Come and explore the beauty of April in Paris at the splendid Luxembourg Gardens. One of the most popular and beloved attractions in Paris, the 60-acre park was once the private gardens of the Luxembourg Palace from 1612 owned by ...
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UK Covid news: India added to England’s travel red list with rules coming into force at 4am on Friday

Latest updates: India added to travel red list, Hancock tells MPs, as number of Indian variant cases in UK rises to 103Under-30s less compliant with Covid rules, UK data shows‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafeOxford trial to study effect of immune system on reinfectionBritons working at home spend more time on job in Covid crisis, ONS findsCoronavirus – latest global updates 4.59pm BST 4.57pm BST In the Commons Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary,...
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Mideast News: #SaudiArabia Red Sea Tourism Plan Near $3.7 Billion Green Loan - Bloomberg

Mideast News: Saudi Arabia Red Sea Tourism Plan Near $3.7 Billion Green Loan - BloombergSaudi Arabia could be weeks away from clinching the first significant funding package for a key part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s program to diversify the kingdom’s economy.The Red Sea Development Co.’s 14 billion-riyal ($3.7 billion) loan is set to close with a small group of local banks including Saudi National Bank, Banque Saudi Fransi, Riyad Bank and Saudi British Bank, according to people famili...
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UPDATE 1- #Saudi crude exports drop to eight-month low in February | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Saudi crude exports drop to eight-month low in February | ReutersSaudi Arabia’s crude oil exports fell to their lowest in eight months in February, the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) said on Monday, as the world’s biggest oil exporter voluntarily capped output to support oil prices.Crude exports fell to 5.625 million barrels per day (bpd), their lowest since June 2020 in February, from 6.582 million bpd in the prior month.Exports had risen for a seventh straight month, to th...
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Why Emirates Development Bank CEO has confidence in 'ambitious' $8.2bn strategy - Arabianbusiness

Why Emirates Development Bank CEO has confidence in 'ambitious' $8.2bn strategy - ArabianbusinessThe CEO of Emirates Development Bank (EDB) has admitted its AED30 billion ($8.2 billion) strategy is “ambitious” but Faisal Al Bastaki told Arabian Business he is confident they will deliver and play a pivotal role in the UAE’s post-pandemic recovery.The strategy, which was launched to support the recently announced Operation 300bn, is aimed at supporting businesses and start-ups across the country.O...
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Oil Flips Between Gains and Losses in Wake of India Virus Surge - Bloomberg

Oil Flips Between Gains and Losses in Wake of India Virus Surge - Bloomberg West Texas Intermediate for May settlement, which expires Tuesday, slipped 2 cents to $63.11 a barrel at 10:44 a.m. in New York The more-active June contract increased fell 2 cents to $63.17 a barrel Brent for June delivery slid 11 cents to $66.66 a barrel Oil seesawed between small gains and losses with a weaker dollar and the spread of Covid-19 in key importers such as India acting as opposing forces.Futures i...
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Are Your Guests “Apped Out?” Only Welcoming Words Such As These, Spoken By Humans, Convey Authentic Hospitality | By Doug Kennedy

As a writer in the hospitality space, I am often approached by new companies with emerging technology who are looking for PR. Despite that my articles are almost always related to training tips for human engagement such as sales and hospitality skills, they somehow think that my help promoting whatever new gimmick they have come up with is key to their industry penetration.
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What It Takes To Evolve A Beverage Program | By Kim Haasarud

The national beverage program for Omni Hotels & Resorts is rolled out on a bi-annual basis, with the same menu and mandates across all properties. As the chain has grown to include larger and more unique properties, they wanted to evolve the existing beverage program to include more unique and specialized offerings that are regionally- and property-specific.
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Quiche à la roquette

Passons sur les considérations météorologiques, le moral des troupes et l’âge du capitaine, voulez-vous ? Et venons-en au sujet qui nous intéresse aujourd’hui. La roquette est mon nouveau jouet favori, prélevée par brassées entières sur les étals des magasins de producteurs etLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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Alaska Governor “Luring” Tourists with Free Vaccine

In an effort to jump-start Alaska’s summer tourism, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) stated that arriving tourists can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at four major airports in the state beginning on June 1. Alaska Governor entices tourists with free... Read More The post Alaska Governor “Luring” Tourists with Free Vaccine appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Stress Test Before You Invest: Hotel Demand | By Susan Barry

The pandemic has created challenges for hotel owners like none they have ever seen. STR reports that U.S. hotel profits fell almost 85% in 2020, making it the worst year on record for the industry.
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Reimagining Customer Engagement: The Importance Of Taking Care Of Your Client´s Hotel Content

According to a 2020 study by, the likelihood of selling to an existing customer is 60-70%, while the probability of selling to a new customer is 5%-20%. So if growth is a primary corporate goal, then retaining clients is key. And what better way to achieve retention and loyalty than by raising the customer service bar and upgrading customer experience?
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From Room Service To Rehab, Distressed Assets Are Finding New Life

The skilled nursing and hotel industries, while improving, have faced pandemic-fueled challenges over the past year that resulted in empty rooms.
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Tourism After Lockdown: Travel Barriers

STR's Tourism Consumer Insights team has been keeping a close eye on traveler and tourism trends as the industry moves through the most optimistic point of the pandemic. The twists and turns of the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to seismic changes in tourism. These include the cessation of international travel for some countries, and, as discussed in previous "Tourism After Lockdown" pieces, shifting preferences when it comes to choosing accommodation and places to visit.
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interTouch and announce strategic partnership

London, 19th April 2021: interTouch, the leading provider of cloud-based Internet and guest-facing technologies to the global hospitality industry, and, leading telecommunications infrastructure provider in Italy, have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim to accelerate mutual growth in the hospitality sector across Italy.
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Lecture To Celebrate 100th Birthday Of Culinary Legend Ron Kinton

The Ron Kinton Anniversary Lecture is being held in recognition of the chef, author and educationist's huge influence on the catering profession and his lifetime of dedication to the industry.
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How The Public’s Comfort With Travel Will Affect The Recovery

While concerns over COVID-19 and resulting global travel restrictions significantly reduced trips taken in the past year, travel industry professionals say the future is brighter than it may seem.
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