A Table In Paris Book Giveaway

Abrams Publishing has generously given me an extra copy of their new book A Table in Paris- The Cafes, Bistros, and Brasseries of the World’s Most Romantic City by artist John Donahue.   A Table in Paris is a visual exploration of the Paris dining scene, with stories, guides, and recommendations from everyday patrons and famous aficionados alike. It will take you on a delicious visual journey through the arrondissements that you'll never forget. In his signature loose and evocative style,...
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Breakfast Croissant

    Slippers wearing slippers outside. Wisteria petal ground. His other grandmother's scarf. Likes to stand while eating breakfast. Croissant from the baker down the road. Happy sunny day.                  [Author: French la Vie]
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My Grandmother Name by Gabriel

  Today Gabriel called me by a name and continued to say my new name over and over. Each time he would say my name I would respond,  »I E loves Gabriel. » Eventually I E will become Vavie. Yann’s name so far is « BaBa » which will become Grand PaPa. Unless of course we just let it go and adopt these names. I E ok.                   [Author: French la Vie]
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When I Traveled to Morocco the First Time

                                                                                                                           Marrakesh, Morocco... An ancient harem, light danced like many scarves across the threshold I could hear the bells on their feet and smelled the perfume in their hair, my imagination swirled me to another time. The first time I went to Morocco was with my cousin Julie. I wish I could be near her now but since I cannot travel my spirit is with her Brave on Julie!          ...
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Qu'est-ce que c'est ?

I don't know what this tiny flower is called. It kind of looks like it could be a variety of orchid or iris. This group grows in a spot very close to the vineyard road in the shadow of a tall stand of (false) acacia trees. Water frequently flows by this spot as rainfall drains down toward the river. These little wildflowers add a nice purple color to the ground cover. We're having nice weather again, thankfully. The mornings are still cool, but not cold. The days are sunny and almost warm. I g...
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Best of Hawaii: Guided Tour

Best of Hawaii: Guided Tour Want to experience the best of Hawaii on a guided tour? Then let us recommend a guided tour of Hawaii from our friends at Tauck. As more and more of our clients get their vaccinations, we’ve found great demand for Hawaii in 2021. Carol and I have been to Hawaii numerous times, and what’s not to like? You’ve got some of the world’s best beaches, fabulous seafood, friendly islanders with the Aloha spirit, fabulous resorts, and so much more. If you want to visit one of...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Carol, Tauck, Luxury Tours, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Tauck Tours, Pali Coast Kauai, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Small Group Tours, Maui Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visit, Mount Haleakala

The look and looks of a little Tokyo bar over six years

These photographs were taken between 2014 and 2020. A period of time that has seen Tokyo undergo huge changes, and yet this bar at least looks exactly the same, with even the looks emanating from it remaining surprisingly consistent.
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How to Get a US Passport Faster by Expediting

Whether you want to expand your small business into additional countries or visit a manufacturing facility outside the U.S., you need a passport. Americans can no longer simply drive to Mexico or Canada. They would not be able to get back into the U.S. without a passport if traveling by air. When traveling by land or sea to Canada or Mexico, you must have at least a passport card. Due to COVID, there may also be additional restrictions or requirements. Preparing for an international trip can be...
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Paris Photos

I often go through this park on a bus but this time I decided to hop off and take some photos. A statue of la Fontaine famous for the fables he put together with two of the animals he wrote about. Another statue surrounded by beautiful Spring flowers. A more modern piece of art. Not in the park but the end of Île de la Cité where the trees are no longer bare.
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Please consider following me on Telegram

Looks like I’m now only able to speak honestly on Telegram. Facebook is a crooked company along with Linkedin and Twitter. But Telegram seems to be relatively uncensored at the moment. My Telegram account:  
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Oil steady as Libya output decline offsets risks to Asian demand | Reuters

Oil steady as Libya output decline offsets risks to Asian demand | ReutersOil prices were little changed on Thursday as concerns over lower crude production in Libya offset expectations that rising coronavirus cases in India and Japan would cause energy demand to decline.Brent futures edged up 8 cents, or 0.1%, to settle at $65.40 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 8 cents, or 0.1%, to end at $61.43.Libya said its oil production fell to about 1 million barrels per day ...
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Sandals Resorts International Announces Plans For Three New Hotels In Jamaica

Signaling the brand's ongoing confidence in the destination, Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the Caribbean's leading luxury all-inclusive resort company, will add three new hotels to its Jamaica roster.
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GBTA Poll: Positive Momentum Continues For Return To Business Travel

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world's largest business travel association, today issued the findings from its 18thCOVID-19 poll assessing the impact of the pandemic and the road to recovery for the business travel industry.
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Rotana Eliminates Single-Use Plastic Toiletries Across All Hotels

Rotana announces the removal of single-use plastic toiletries across its hotel rooms. The move is part of Rotana's larger ongoing commitment to reduce its environmental impact and strengthen its efforts to combat plastic pollution.
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The 5 Do's and Don'ts of Digitisation | By Aaron Belton

Automating and digitising should no longer be viewed by the hospitality industry as buzzwords - as this is happening in hotels across the world this very minute. The idea of adapting and keeping pace may be a daunting experience for some - not knowing where to start, what type of automation software is available, or how best to implement it in the organisation.
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Integration Partnership Between Crave Interactive and ALICE Enables Joint Customers to Deliver Seamless Hotel Services

Crave Interactive today announced an integration partnership with ALICE hospitality platform. The integration between ALICE and Crave Interactive is the perfect union of two complementary hospitality technology innovators empowering staff and enhancing the guest experience like never before.
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Inclusivity vs Exclusivity: How Social Clubs Have Been Reimagined | By Kimberly Yoong

In a world of increased connectivity and a heightened desire for social inclusiveness, the hospitality space has been abuzz with concepts like 'co-working' and 'co-living' in recent years. At the same time, social clubs, which have traditionally been built on creating a sense of luxury and exclusivity with joining fees in the thousands, have continued to thrive. While the end result of the two concepts seems to be at odds - inclusivity vs. exclusivity - their core purpose appears similar:...
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Earth Day: WATG Reimagines One Of The World's Most Iconic Destinations

WATG, the world's leading global destination and hospitality design firm, has debuted Green Block Honolulu – its third vision alongside London and New York City. This innovative planning and landscape architecture solution responds to the global community's call to 'restore our earth' and demonstrates how one of the world's most recognized and beloved urban avenues can be transformed into a lush, eco-friendly space for tourists and kamaʻaina alike.
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People in England could get Covid passports for foreign travel by 17 May

Documents still under development but should be available by time international travel restrictions lift, sources sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMillions of people in England could be provided with so-called Covid passports by 17 May to let them take holidays abroad this summer and potentially avoid quarantine when they reach their destination, the Guardian has learned.The documents – likely to be different from domestic Covid certificates, which the government is...
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The 5 best backpacking tents, perfect for spring camping, ultralight hikers, and couples

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Backpacking requires an emphasis on lightweight gear that's durable, easy to set up, and packs down small. When considering a backpacking tent, keep in mind its weight, the duration of the trip, and who will use it. Our top pick, the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2, is durable, weighs 3 pounds, and has a roomy interior. Spending a weekend (or longer) living out of your backpack while hiking through a remote trail may not seem like a great experience to many ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Camping, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, Tent, Mother Nature, Agnes, Half Dome, Big Agnes, Dyneema, Duplex, Hubba Hubba

Key performance metrics for hotels and how to calculate them

To thrive in an unpredictable business environment is no mean feat. The dynamic nature of things makes it imperative for entrepreneurs to keep a constant check on their performance and to measure themselves against well-established indicators of success. So, whether it is assessing yourself through a RevPAR formula or scoring yourself as an ADR hotel, you may have often wondered if these are enough and what those key performance metrics are that you must weigh your business on. To unburde...
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OPEC Fund Helps Finance Egypt’s Largest Private Solar Plant - Bloomberg

OPEC Fund Helps Finance Egypt’s Largest Private Solar Plant - BloombergOPEC’s Fund for International Development is among a group of development banks providing $114 million of loans to build the largest privately owned solar plant in Egypt.ACWA Power’s 200-megawatt Kom Ombo site also received funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund and Jordan’s Arab Bank Plc, the company said in a statement.Egypt aims to generate 42...
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Celine Dion, Katy Perry and Other A-Listers Star in First Ad for Resorts World Las Vegas

How do you introduce a $4.3 billion, 3,500-room mega-resort, the first built-from-scratch hotel casino to open on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade? It helps to start with some star power, and Resorts World Las Vegas has gathered a half-dozen celebrities, among them Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood,...
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Ibero-American Leaders Urged To Embrace Tourism As Driver Of Development

With a special focus on the role of innovation in sustainable development, the hybrid summit united leaders of the 22 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries of Latin America and Europe. Held against this backdrop, the Ibero-American Business Meeting brough together top executives from the region's top companies, including from the banking and aviation sectors. Addressing this meeting, UNWTO highlighted its leading role in addressing the key challenges facing tourism. Secretary-General ...
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Oil Wavers With Market Weighing Uneven Global Demand Comeback - Bloomberg

Oil Wavers With Market Weighing Uneven Global Demand Comeback - Bloomberg WTI for June delivery fell 4 cents to $61.31 a barrel at 1:12 p.m. in New York Brent for June settlement slipped 9 cents to $65.23 a barrel Oil oscillated near Wednesday’s close as a resurgence of coronavirus in India cast a cloud over signs of strengthening demand in other key economies.West Texas Intermediate was little changed after flipping between gains and losses in a $1.26 a barrel trading range on Thursday....
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Marriott Leans Into Superapps to Build Up Loyalty

Marriott International will apply lessons learned from its Alibaba joint venture in China to boost numbers for its Bonvoy loyalty program elsewhere, because local knowledge goes a long way.
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Aimbridge Hospitality, Announces Multiple Managed Properties Are Rebound Ready, Emerging From The Pandemic

Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, announces multiple managed properties are rebound ready, emerging from the pandemic with renovated assets, showing strong growth in Aimbridge's Full Service, Lifestyle, and Luxury & Resort verticals.
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Will the lodging industry’s supply growth outpace demand growth? | By Linchi Kwok

The COVID-19 vaccination rate is climbing steadily in the U.S. At its current rate, three in four people, or 75% of eligible residents, will be vaccinated by June. Businesses are reopening. The U.S. economy is now operating at 88% of its pre-pandemic level, with hope for continuous improvement.
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Renowned Science And Health Experts Share Insights And Confidence In Moving Beyond Pandemic

Nearly 10,000 people from around the world signed up to participate in the 2021 Global Science Summit on COVID-19 on April 15 to hear directly from eight renowned public health experts and scientists, sharing their knowledge on the most up-to-date science amassed from the past year of studying COVID-19. They also discussed how best to address ongoing questions about the virus and best practices for how society can safely resume travel and day-to-day activities moving forward.
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Chipotle says avocados prices are going up - but there's no reason to worry about your guacamole just yet

TripAdvisor/ctsmithlii Chipotle is seeing some pressure on avocado supply as demand and prices rise. Executives said demand always increases at this time of year, so it shouldn't affect your guacamole. Chipotle on Wednesday reported surging digital sales as it invests heavily in "Chipotlane" drive-thrus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chipotle is warning of a potential squeeze on avocados. But don't worry - it happens every year, and it shouldn't affect your...
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