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Nearly May... The French la VIe

The French la Vie... that beautiful gathering of friends from blogging who loved coming to France, digging in the brocantes, meeting people, sharing stories, tasting Provence in big juicy gulps and delicate sips. I postponed the 2020 gatherings, hoping that 2021 would be promising. Though after much thought and listening to others I decided that   even if we have our vaccines it will take time for France to feel like France again. When we travel we want to dive in, soak it in, be carefree as ...
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Week 17: Baptistin Travail, a gentleman-burglar fit for the cinema

100 years ago this week: Week 17When a daring, ingenious and charming French career burglar was arrested in Rio de Janeiro, the press could not help making a link to the rapidly developing film industry. His life, exploits - and arrest - seemed to make a perfect movie scenario, but little did journalists know that the most dramatic was yet to come. Get your popcorn ready and read on.Is it because [Author: Adam]
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Lawmakers focus on farmers, counties struggle with vacation rental laws, Mauna Kea working group comes together as TMT gets nod for runoff permit, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii farmers market pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii NewsBill would require 10% of Hawaii-bought produce to be local. The legislation, if approved by Ige, would mandate that a minimum of 10% of produce purchased by state departments be grown locally by 2025. That percentage requirement would increase every five years to 50% by 2050. Associated Press.Hawaii’s Food Hubs Find Strength In Numbers. A group of food hubs came together to support legislation that would win them new access to grant m...
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Expedia discovers what we’ve always known!

The Expedia travel website launched in 1996, revolutionizing the global travel industry. The idea was simple then and remained so for decades: give travelers a way to become their own travel agents. Expedia and other sites like it connected travelers directly with vendors, from airlines to hotels, from car rental companies to local eateries. Similar […] The post Expedia discovers what we’ve always known! appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Hospitality Net announces World Panel Live Broadcast with Oracle & Nor1

The hospitality industry is beginning to see a notable increase in bookings, and it is becoming clear that that travel is on the rebound. This emerging demand has uncovered opportunities for hotel technology-focused companies to reimagine the overall landscape and deliver solutions that amplify the guest experience.
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Upcoming 2021 HFTP Club Summit Addresses High Priority Topics; Strong Registration Demonstrates the Interest for Professional Engagement

Next month, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is bringing back its Club Summit after a one-year hiatus. Relatively new to HFTP's slate of events (est. 2018), this conference has quickly become a key program for the association's club segment offerings. The Summit delivers a vital opportunity for high-level club professionals and industry experts to directly address the topics that are most compelling and important to this specialized segment of hospitality. Coming...
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Kimono reflections in a crumbling section of Tokyo’s subway system

This fantastically old and crumbling section of Tokyo’s subway system is a firm favourite of mine. It’s patched up beyond belief, there’s piping all over the place, and even if you don’t see them, you can hear rats running around behind the wall panels. Oh, and there’s that bit of protruding rock in the background too. A wonderfully unintended feature that was a key part of another kimono photo I took back in 2018. It’s here if you’d like to see it. Opting to try and incorporate the mirror rathe...
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Siroo Rice Cake Cafe, West Ryde

Siroo Rice Cake Cafe is a cafe that serves rice cakes or tteok. Located in West Ryde, it's a popular cafe and Sydney's first and only rice cake cafe or bangatgan. This family run business starts early to ensure that customers get fresh mochi and rice cakes every day. They sell a range of over twenty tteok as well as four bingsus or shaved ice desserts.
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The 5 best coolers to use on camping trips, at tailgating parties, or while fishing

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A cooler is a must-have if you spend time outdoors, be it camping, grilling at home with friends, or fishing. The best coolers should retain ice for at least 24 hours, have a durable design, and be easy to transport. Our top pick, Yeti's Tundra 75, is highly durable, retains ice for several days, and is designed to last years. To the fisherman, a reliable cooler makes the difference between bringing home fresh fillets or wasting the catch as it spoils in ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Camping, America, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Yeti, Picnic, Hopper, Don, Coleman, Steven John, Cooler, Tundra


Oil falls on India's COVID surge; OPEC+ limits drop | Reuters

Oil falls on India's COVID surge; OPEC+ limits drop | ReutersOil pared its losses on Monday as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies indicated that it was watching surging COVID-19 cases in India, which may dent fuel demand in the world's third-biggest oil importer.Brent crude settled 46 cents lower, down 0.7% at $65.65 a barrel, after trading at a session low of $64.57 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ended down 23 cents, or 0.4%, at $61.91 a bar...
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Holland America “Have It All” Package Nearly All-Inclusive

Holland America has introduced a new package available as an add-on to standard fares.  Called, “Have It All”, this new almost-all-inclusive package offers guests a 50% savings over the cost of each feature.  Competition for inclusive add-ons is heating up... Read More The post Holland America “Have It All” Package Nearly All-Inclusive appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Holland America “Have It All” Package Gets Close to All-Inclusive

Holland America has introduced a new package available as an add-on to standard fares.  Called, “Have It All”, this new nearly-all-inclusive package offers guests a 50% savings over the cost of each feature.  Competition for inclusive add-ons is heating up... Read More The post Holland America “Have It All” Package Gets Close to All-Inclusive appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Vitamin D Deficiency in India

Dr John Campbell has been posting highly informative videos on medical matters relating to Covid-19. This video posted a couple of hours ago is especially relevant for Indians.
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Aramco Is Said to Weigh Sale of Stake in Natural Gas Pipelines - Bloomberg

Aramco Is Said to Weigh Sale of Stake in Natural Gas Pipelines - BloombergSaudi Aramco is considering the sale of a stake in its vast natural gas pipeline network to help free up cash and draw more international investors to the kingdom, people familiar with the matter said.The state-owned energy producer is holding preliminary discussions on the potential move, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Any deal could raise billions of dollars for Dhahran-b...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Aramco, Bloomberg News, Dhahran, BP Plc, Saudi Arabian Oil Co, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EIG Global Energy Partners, Yasir al Rumayyan, Abdulaziz Al Gudaimi, Natural Gas Pipelines Bloomberg, Natural Gas Pipelines BloombergSaudi Aramco, Amin Nasser Saudi Arabia


24 of the best virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards and wine connoisseurs around the world

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images While most US tasting rooms have reopened, virtual experiences are still popular for socializing. Virtual wine tastings from wineries and wine connoisseurs bring the vineyards straight to your home. Many of the virtual tastings are free, and some ship wine right to you as part of the package. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals. The CDC ...
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Olive Tree Holdings Launches Hospitality Group, Earmarks $500M for Investment in Hotels

New York-based real estate investment firm Olive Tree Holdings today announced the launch of Olive Tree Hotels & Resorts, a fully integrated hospitality group focused on the acquisition and strategic repositioning of hotels across the U.S. The company has enlisted hospitality industry veteran and former Holiday Inns, Inc. CEO Ken Hamlet to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new venture, which will invest over $500 million of equity capital over the next three years in select-service ...
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Malmaison, Hotel du Vin and Frasers Hospitality UK Raise Awareness of Mental Health with The Burnt Chef Project

Today, UK boutique hotel brands Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, alongside Fraser Suites and Fraser Place properties across the UK, are partnering with The Burnt Chef Project, a non-profit campaign committed to removing the stigma and raising awareness of mental health issues within the hospitality industry.
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#AbuDhabi's Adnoc, OCI Pick Banks for Fertilizer Venture IPO - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi's Adnoc, OCI Pick Banks for Fertilizer Venture IPO - BloombergAbu Dhabi National Oil Co. and chemical producer OCI NV have hired banks for a potential listing of their fertilizer joint venture, in what could be one of the largest offerings in the United Arab Emirates in recent years, people familiar with the matter said.Morgan Stanley, Citigroup Inc, HSBC Holdings Plc and First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC have been appointed as advisers for Fertiglobe’s offering in Abu Dhabi, the people said, ...
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Blackstone Seeks Control of MPhasis for Up to $2.8 Billion - Bloomberg

Blackstone Seeks Control of MPhasis for Up to $2.8 Billion - BloombergBlackstone Group Inc. offered to take a controlling stake in Indian IT outsourcing services provider Mphasis Ltd. in a deal worth as much as $2.8 billion, as demand for cloud computing surges amid the pandemic.Funds managed by Blackstone Capital Partners VIII and Blackstone Capital Partners Asia have teamed up with long-term investors including Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and UC Investments to take a majority stake in Mphas...
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16 charming Airbnbs in Savannah that put you in or near the city's historic district

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Savannah is a well-preserved historic city with great weather, pretty parks, and delicious food. Experts and the CDC say private Airbnbs are safe because they promote social distancing. We found top-rated Airbnbs in Savannah with central locations, great decor, and affordable prices. If you're looking to steep yourself in a slice of well-preserved history, you'll want to visit Savannah, ...
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Cenium simplifies Housekeeping and Front Desk operations

Cenium AS, a global provider of hospitality fulfillment software solutions, announce the release of new Cenium Core Housekeeping and Front Desk solutions complimenting existing PMS, Sales & Catering and Activities products.
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#Dubai Crisis Aftershocks Felt in Developer’s Third Restructuring - Bloomberg

Dubai Crisis Aftershocks Felt in Developer’s Third Restructuring - BloombergDubai property developer Limitless, one of the biggest casualties of the emirate’s financial crisis in 2009, may end up taking close to two decades to complete its debt restructuring under the timeline of its new plan.Limitless gave secured lenders -- both banks and trade creditors -- two options, according to a recent presentation to creditors that shows the company owes around 2.8 billion dirhams ($762 million). People...
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After being an investment banker and an Uber exec, I knew the corporate world wasn't for me. I launched a private luxury travel business and have never been happier.

Sarah Groen is the founder of Bell & Bly Travel Design, a luxury travel company. Sarah Groen Sarah Groen is a luxury travel advisor and business owner based in Houston, Texas. After working in finance and tech, in 2018 she launched a company to help busy execs plan luxury vacations. Groen's fees usually start at $500 per week of travel, and most of her clients spend over $1,000 a day on their trips. See more stories on Insider's business page. My love of travel started young - now ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf bourses gain on corporate earnings | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf bourses gain on corporate earnings | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf closed higher on Monday, with the Saudi index leading gains after a slew of strong corporate earnings.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) rose 0.9%, boosted by a 1.8% gain in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 8.9% surge in Bank Al Jazira (1020.SE), which reported an increase in its quarterly net profit.Elsewhere, Saudi National Bank (SNB) (1180.SE) closed 0.9% higher. The kingdom's lar...
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#Kuwait sovereign fund to get over $1.8 bln per year from KPC – sources | Reuters

Kuwait sovereign fund to get over $1.8 bln per year from KPC – sources | ReutersKuwait’s sovereign wealth fund and state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) reached an agreement under which KPC will pay 8.25 billion Kuwaiti dinars ($27.44 billion) in accrued dividends over 15 years, two sources said.KPC has owed for years about 7 billion Kuwaiti dinars in dividends to the General Reserve Fund (GRF), one of Kuwait’s sovereign funds, tasked with covering budget deficits.The company and GRF ha...
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Oil falls on India's COVID surge, supply increase | Reuters

Oil falls on India's COVID surge, supply increase | ReutersOil fell on Monday on fears that surging COVID-19 cases in India will dent fuel demand in the world's third-biggest oil importer, while the end of a force majeure on exports from a Libyan terminal and an expected supply increase from OPEC+ added to pressure.Brent crude was $1.08, or 1.6%, lower at $65.03 a barrel by 1329 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down 97 cents, or 1.6%, at $61.17 a barrel.Both benchmarks fell abou...
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Dana Gas, Crescent Petroleum to invest $600mln more in Khor Mor project  | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dana Gas, Crescent Petroleum to invest $600mln more in Khor Mor project  | ZAWYA MENA EditionUnited Arab Emirates-based Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum said on Monday they will invest another $600 million in the expansion project at the Khor Morfield in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), work on which has resumed after a year-long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic with a new target start date set for April 2023.The additional investment will add 250 million cubic feet per day of “much-need...
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the concept of intersectionality: what it is, what it's not, why we need it

Women Friendly Cities Challenge After the recent, horrific murders in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian or Asian-American spa workers, there was a lot of discussion online about the nature of these killings. Were they acts of anti-Asian hatred? Were they acts of misogyny? Were they motivated by the hatred of sex workers, as evidenced from the shooter's statements?  Is there another choice, all of the above?  This is where the concept of intersectionality comes in. This w...
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Wayaj, The Sustainability Travel Platform, Invites Sustainably-Minded Hotels & Resorts To Join its Program

Wayaj, the sustainability travel platform, is now onboarding hotels and resorts, inviting them to become members of an exciting eco-system of sustainably-minded accommodations.
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PACE Financing on a Roll: $6 million loan for Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood

Over the past five years, PACE financing has gained wider acceptance, and moved from a novel technique to a mainstream practical solution for financing. For more background on what PACE financing is, why it can be attractive, why it is becoming more popular and how JMBM's attorneys can help, see PACE Financing – Now an accepted tool for hotel lenders and borrowers.
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