Senate Majority Leader Kalani English stepping down following COVID-19 complications, Legislature passes hotel tax surcharge, car rental fee increases, automatic voter registration passes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Sen. Kalani English Hawaii state Sen. Kalani English stepping down due to long-term COVID-19 symptoms. Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from his Senate seat on May 1, citing lingering symptoms from a COVID-19 infection. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Maui Now. KITV4. Lawmakers pass budget and suspend pay raises. In one of their last days to make or amend state law, state legislators passed a budget they say avoided catastrophic cuts to the ...
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French Auctions ... Antiques I Have Seen

      A porcelaine gilded and painted needle case. Why? Because needlework was an art, and the wealthy had beautiful objects to hold their tools. Sort of like who has the latest iPhone, or designer purse, or what car do you drive. Show and tell still exist is some circles.   Some of the things I hear when talking to others about the beautiful objects found or seen are:   "I wasn't born in the right era?" or   "We could never create such beautiful things now."   and   "When did they find the t...
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Oceania Cruises to Restart in Europe Summer 2021

Slowly but surely, cruise lines are forging their own paths to resume cruising.  Oceania Cruises, known for its culinary and destination immersion, announced Oceania Marina will resume summer 2021 cruises in Europe.   Oceania Marina resumes cruises in Europe this summer... Read More The post Oceania Cruises to Restart in Europe Summer 2021 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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14 travel essentials to keep your dog safe and comfortable in the car, recommended by experts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. If you're taking a road trip with your dog, you'll need to ensure their safety and comfort. We rounded up the best dog car travel accessories, including a crash-tested dog crate and harness. You can protect your dog from overheating on the road with window shades and plenty of water. Sleepypod With changes to how we travel, Americans across the country are hitting the road with dogs as their cop...
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Royal Caribbean is building the new world's largest cruise ship - see the Wonder of the Sea

The Wonder of the Seas. Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean's upcoming Wonder of the Seas will be the world's largest cruise ship. The ship will begin sailing from Shanghai and Hong Kong beginning March 2022. Take a look at the ship, which is under construction in France and will have eight "neighborhoods" once completed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Royal Caribbean's new Wonder of the Seas cruise ship will begin sailing from China in March ...
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The Cumberland, Manly

The Cumberland Bar is a cosy speakeasy located on Central Avenue in Manly. This subterranean bar serves up a mean list of cocktails and Spanish style snacks in a dark, candlelit setting. And unless you know how to enter, you'd never find it!
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25 beach bags you'll want to carry all summer long

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Target; Overstock; Lilly Pulitzer; Walmart; Alyssa Powell/Insider A well-structured, spacious beach bag is a handy carrier for sunscreen, books, and other portables. We rounded up options across different price points and styles so you can find the perfect one. We rounded up the best beach bags to shop, from ones with vibrant patterns to others of a more traditional wicker style. Some with chunky rope s...
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Oil gains more than 1% on fuel demand optimism | Reuters

Oil gains more than 1% on fuel demand optimism | Reuters Crude prices rose more than 1% on Wednesday, after U.S. distillate inventories posted a large drawdown and refiners ramped up activity to the highest in over a year, boosting hopes for rising fuel demand in the world's top oil consumer.OPEC+, comprising of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, on Tuesday decided to stick to plans for a phased easing of oil production restrictions from May to July, an indic...
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Painting with a Needle: Dr. Shernaz Cama and the work of PARZOR

Dr. Shernaz Cama the founding director of UNESCO PARZOR Project speaks on ZAMWI ZOOM, a lecture series curated by the Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington DC.
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5 Ways to Budget for and Plan a Road Trip in 2021

Budgeting and preparing for a road trip were fairly straightforward tasks until last year. Then... The post 5 Ways to Budget for and Plan a Road Trip in 2021 appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Marketing Coach.
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Tourism to EU countries this summer may require multiple Covid certificates

Bloc warns of ‘fragmentation’ if member states fail to agree on common travel passCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish and European holidaymakers should be able to visit EU countries this summer but may have to deal with multiple, potentially unconnected health certificates unless the bloc can agree on cost, privacy and technical aspects of a common pass.Talks on the mechanics of reopening travel routes between the UK and EU countries over the summer holidays are d...
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WTTC Launches Ground-Breaking Initiative To Support Women In Travel & Tourism

Cancun Declaration adopted by more than 100 companies, industry associations and destinationsLeaders from the private and public sectors and academia join forces at Global Summit to promote diversity and inclusivity to boost women's equalityMexican Caribbean, Hilton, Carnival Corporation, Apple Leisure Group, Intrepid, Expedia, IHG, Barcelona Tourism and CLIA amongst signatories
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MIDEAST STOCKS Banks buoy #Saudi index; other major Gulf bourses dip | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Banks buoy Saudi index; other major Gulf bourses dip | Reuters Saudi Arabia's stock market outperformed the region on Wednesday, boosted by gains in financial shares, while other major Gulf markets ended lower.Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Tuesday the kingdom had no plans to introduce income tax and a decision last July to triple value-added tax to 15% was temporary. read moreThe country had tripled VAT to offset the impact of lower oil revenue on s...
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Demand For Long-Haul Travel Is Greater Than Expected, According To GlobalData

Despite travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, it appears that consumer confidence has not been deterred too drastically, as a recent survey by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, revealed that 36% of respondents stated that they would consider an international trip to a different continent in the next 12 months, which is eight percent more than the percentage of respondents that stated they would consider an international trip to a country within the continent in which the...
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Accused Abraaj tycoon Arif Naqvi sells UK mansion for more than £12m | The National

Accused Abraaj tycoon Arif Naqvi sells UK mansion for more than £12m | The National Abraaj founder Arif Naqvi sold his British country estate for £12.25 million ($17m) after being prevented from living there during his extradition battle with the United States.Mr Naqvi was placed under effective house arrest at his London apartment two years ago after his detention at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of fraud and money laundering over the collapse of the Dubai-based private equity company.Propert...
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Oil Climbs With U.S. Demand Bump Driving Global Rebound Optimism - Bloomberg

Oil Climbs With U.S. Demand Bump Driving Global Rebound Optimism - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for June delivery rose $1.27 to $64.21 a barrel at 11:16 a.m. in New YorkBrent for June settlement gained $1.13 to $67.55 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange Oil advanced to the highest intraday level in more than a month as a combination of declining U.S. petroleum product supplies and signs of stronger demand buttressed expectations for a revival in global consumption.Fu...
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#Saudi Tadawul Group hires JP Morgan, Citi, NCB Capital for IPO -statement | Reuters

Saudi Tadawul Group hires JP Morgan, Citi, NCB Capital for IPO -statement | Reuters Saudi Tadawul Group, the owner and operator of the country's stock market, said on Wednesday it appointed JP Morgan, (JPM.N) Citigroup (C.N) and the securities arm of Saudi National Bank (1180.SE) for its initial public offering.Tadawul said the public share sale will allow it to expand and strengthen its position globally. The deal is part of efforts by Saudi Arabia to diversify its economy.With a market capit...
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Stop Reading From The Script! | By Shep Hyken

This is why some companies get a bad rap! Our colleague here at Shepard Presentations, Nate Jones, shared a story about something that recently happened to his father. This is a great customer service training lesson. He bought a new car. About a month later he's in a parking lot and the car won't start.
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The Latest Hotel Website Trends and Tips | By Jordan Lillis

In order to improve on your hotel's website, it's helpful to be aware of the trends sweeping the web so you can ensure you're giving yourself the best chance possible of increasing your direct bookings.
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A Time For Reflection | By Vijay Thacker

Spring has sprung a spiked surprise, second year running. And sadly caught us napping again. Lockdowns abound, soaring hopes have been negated; frustration and despair are rising – in different measures and pressures, depending on a person's station in life, and business responsibility.
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april 28: day of mourning for workers killed and injured on the job

April 28 is the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job. The canary is a potent symbol and a powerful reminder. This tiny, fragile bird was the only thing that stood between miners and a suffocating death. The world over, workers are little more than canaries in their own workplaces.No worker should ever be killed or injured because of work, yet it happens on a regular basis. The pandemic has put the spotlight on the many dangers that workers face every day -- but it hasn't le...
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Swashbuckling Hotel Sales: Stand And Deliver, Or Perish | By Haydn Kramer

Yet, as a Hotel Sales Professional, best to heed them. Beyond the ravages of a global pandemic, is the obliteration of all you knew about how customers (guests) make decisions and the ever-accelerating algorithms of artificial intelligence. Time to face those high seas, or your days are numbered.
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The Castell Project Releases Fourth Annual Women In Hospitality Industry Leadership Report

Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, today released the 2021 Women in Hospitality Industry Leadership report. Celebrating its fourth year, the report details women's progress in leadership within the hospitality industry.
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SuitePad is providing Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London with digital guest communication solutions

SuitePad, Europe's leading provider of digital guest communication systems for the hotel industry, has installed guestroom tablets at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, with tablets having been incorporated into all of the hotel's 202 guestrooms and suites, as well as in the restaurant, lounge and bar.
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Beach Destinations Lead Mexico’s March Hotel Uptick

March produced improved hotel occupancy across most of Mexico's markets, but beach destinations continued to lead the country's recovery, according to data from STR.
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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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Mideast Petrostates Ramp Up Oil-Asset Sales to Raise Billions - Bloomberg

Mideast Petrostates Ramp Up Oil-Asset Sales to Raise Billions - Bloomberg Time was when the Middle East’s petrostates recoiled from using their crown jewels to raise money from foreign investors.Not any more. In the space of a few weeks, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait have all accelerated multi-billion-dollar plans to sell energy assets or issue bonds off the back of them. Capping that trend, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Tuesday the kingdom is i...
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Helpful tools for when you're ready to travel

As vaccines become more available, many people are eager to start planning vacations again. We’re seeing more searches for travel-related destination information — like travel restrictions by country and where to travel, which both recently hit all-time highs. If you're ready to plan a trip, here are a few updates to keep you informed on the latest travel guidance and explore potential destinations. Stay up to date on travel guidance When you look for travel information like flights, hotels ...
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The Power Of Scent: How To Create An Olfactory Signature In Hospitality | By Beatrice Venturini

An interview with scent specialist, Emmanuelle Grau-Bretin, founder and director of the Neuchâtel-based olfactory design center, Flacon & Molecule. Working at the crossroads of brain science, art, design and the senses, Emmanuelle shares her views on the importance of creating the right scent signature in order to form a unique and memorable bond with your clientele. Let's not forget that after a year of restrictions, finding a way to return to the human senses is now more important than ...
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#Saudi Aramco and India’s Reliance discuss cash and share stake deal | Financial Times

Saudi Aramco and India’s Reliance discuss cash and share stake deal | Financial Times Saudi Arabia has held talks with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries about a cash and share deal for a stake in the Indian company’s refining and petrochemicals arm, as the world’s largest crude oil exporter seeks to deepen ties with the fastest-growing energy consumer.   Three people familiar with the matter said talks were revived in recent weeks to finalise state energy giant Saudi Aramco’s acquis...
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