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 1) Goat cheese season!   2) Frilly tulips      3) Une baguette française          4) Organic       5) Île Saint-Louis [Author: Jennifer]
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Vaccine Skepticism Should Not Be Ignored In US Outbound Travel Recovery, Says GlobalData

Vaccine skepticism coupled with COVID-19 concerns will continue to affect US outbound travel recovery in 2021 and potentially 2022, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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The Pandemic Effect: An Increased Desire To Travel More Sustainably

Earth Day 2021 will be a moment of reflection for travelers around the world. Instead of reminiscing about the trips they have taken in the past 12 months, it will be a milestone moment for many to reflect on how their future travels can have a more positive impact, both on the environment and on local communities. We have leveraged our recent research* to unearth an uplifting trend of a heightened desire to travel responsibly, which means we can expect to see travelers having a more eco-...
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GREAT NEWS! Starting June 9, Vaccinated U.S. Citizens Can Travel to France

The best news I’ve heard since March 2020: The French government just announced it will let Vaccinated U.S. Citizens to visit France starting on June 9th.  YAHOO! HALLELUJAH! WHOPPE! YAY! I look forward to seeing many of you in the coming months, so book your flights, pack a suitcase, and BOOK one or more Eye Prefer Paris Tours. Here are some Key Dates regarding France coming out of lockdown.   May 19th   Restaurant terraces and museums w...
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Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) Announces Results of “Spring 2021 Industry Outlook Survey”

The Hospitality Asset Managers Association ("HAMA") today released the results of its bi-annual survey of asset managers' thoughts, experiences and forecasts for the upcoming year as the hotel industry continues to deal with the on-going pandemic. With approximately 100 participants, topics ranged from "return to 2019" RevPAR levels predictions to the status of the lending market. Additional topics included current acquisition appetites, new brand/management plans and the leading issues o...
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Governor not lifting mask mandate yet, state Legislature adjourns with federal funds propping up budget, Hawaii first state to declare climate emergency, Zuckerberg buys more of Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Gov. David Ige (from video) Governor Says No Changes To Hawaii’s Mask Mandate Anytime Soon. Gov. David Ige said it would create an “enforcement nightmare” to allow fully vaccinated people to forgo masks in accordance with new CDC guidance. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii legislators adjourn 2021 session, citing progress. State legislators Thursday wrapped up an economically challenging session that they say changed the way government operates by restructuring the Hawaii Tourism Au...
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Making Black Olive Bread - Pane Alle Olive Nere

Well, it's time for a new post and I wanted to share an amazing baked bread that my brother Santo made, its a black olive bread, Italian style.  I believe many Italians make this in many variations as we like to experiment and also be simple with our staple dinner element.   My brother has since baked a few loaves since this original loaf pictured here, I believe he wanted to perfect it and it almost seemed to get better each time he baked it.   Now, once he made it, we had a chance t...
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Woof Gateaux, Enmore

Looking for dog treats and dog birthday cakes? Woof Gateaux in Enmore is a dog cafe, cake shop and treat shop for your favourite canine companion. You can order raw and cooked dog cakes that look just like human cakes or you dog can sit and enjoy a puppacino and pupcake.
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Niagara’s Most Watched Webcams

Reading Time:  2 minutes - Do you ever sit and wonder “I wish I could be in Niagara right now.” Lucky for you, we have collected 5 amazing webcams you can watch right now! Get a birds eye view from high above in real time with these live webcams—and start dreaming about your next trip to Niagara! Niagara Falls Live Cam via Hilton Fallsview Location: 6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada LOS 1J0 Streaming to you live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 3...
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India demand fears, weak Japan crude imports knock oil prices | Reuters

India demand fears, weak Japan crude imports knock oil prices | Reuters Oil prices fell from six-week highs on Friday as investors unloaded positions after weak Japanese crude import data and on worries about fuel demand in India, where COVID-19 infections have soared.U.S. crude and global benchmark Brent logged their biggest daily drops in more than three weeks, but saw monthly gains of near 6% and 8%, respectively. Fuel demand worldwide is mixed, with consumption rising in the United States ...
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Seychelles Pays $1 to Acquire Etihad’s Stake in Its Flag Carrier - Bloomberg

Seychelles Pays $1 to Acquire Etihad’s Stake in Its Flag Carrier - Bloomberg Seychelles said it repurchased Etihad Airways’ 40% stake in its flag carrier for $1, ousted its board and began restructuring the airline’s debt.Etihad accepted a 79% haircut on $72.3 million of debt owed by Air Seychelles Ltd., Patrick Payet, secretary of state at the nation’s finance ministry, said in an emailed response to queries. The government also offered to pay $20 million to bondholders with $71.5 million of ...
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US to restrict travel from India amid COVID outbreak

By Kaitlan Collins | CNN The Biden administration will restrict travel from India starting on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. “On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately,” she said in a statement. “The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in the India.” The administration will issue a 212(f) order res...
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Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again

In March, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. According to the Auto Care Association, this was the first month since August 2019 that VMT topped 300 million miles. To give you some perspective, the distance between the earth and the moon is only 238,856 miles, according to Wikipedia. Last year, U.S. drivers were stuck […] The post Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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California hotel workers laid off due to COVID-19 get rehire rights | By Travis Gemoets

As coronavirus cases drop and economic activity starts to return to normal, the hospitality industry will soon be able to begin replacing workers who were laid off due to the pandemic. Some cities in California, and now the entire state, have enacted requirements for how hotels and other businesses can fill open positions; my partner, Travis Gemoets, has summarized the new law below. - Jim Butler 
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Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 5 Things to negotiate in your next Franchise Agreement | By Robert Braun

After a year of economic upheaval in the hospitality industry, hotels are making big changes as they look ahead to recovery. Oftentimes these changes involve a complete rebrand, and this leads to questions about what is negotiable in a franchise agreement. In the article below, Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, talks about 5 important franchise terms that can usually be negotiated.
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  Bharathappuzha River, also referred as Nila is considered to be an integral part of the culture of Kerala. Here she flows nonchalantly under the blue skies while meandering past lush greenery and sandy banks. Shot from Kuttippuram Bridge, Kerala. January 2021 [Author: R Niranjan Das]
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Google is scrapping its famous, lavish staff buffets as its reopens its offices, but employees can still get free food

Google staff eating at its Mountain View employee cafe in 2005. MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images Google staff will no longer be able to get eat from its buffet-style spreads, The New York Times. As staff return to offices, they will instead get free boxed meals and individually packaged snacks. Google's massage rooms, fitness centers, and shuttle buses will also be off limits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google is well known for its staff perks, an...
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Playing Your Part – 10 Easy Steps Towards More Sustainable Meetings And Events

There's no denying virtual meetings have their advantages. You can circumvent travel restrictions and social distancing requirements, save money and create a smaller carbon footprint – all while sitting in your pajamas. And while they will likely remain a big part of how we do business moving forward, what's become abundantly clear over the past year is that they aren't a perfect substitute for face-to-face interactions.
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ROOMDEX Presentation - The hyper-intelligent hotel upgrade and upsell platform

ROOMDEX automates, monetizes and ultimately simplifies the hotel room upgrade & upselling process by putting the power of choice in the hotel guest's hands. Founded early 2020 by Jos Schaap, Pierre Boettner and Denis Bajet, 3 industry veterans (Ex. MICROS, StayNTouch, Shiji and Nor1) who together bring over 90 years of hotel software experience around integrations, PMS, revenue management, BI, mobile, self-service and upgrade optimization software.
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Sonesta Partners With Sharecare And Forbes Travel Guide To Verify Health Security Across Managed North American Hotel Portfolio

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) has announced that its more than 250 managed hotels in North America will soon all become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide. Once the verification effort is completed, Sonesta will be the first hotel company to receive this important designation across its managed hotel portfolio, demonstrating Sonesta's commitment to the health and safety of its guests and team members. Sharecare's comprehensive verification pr...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Donates $1 Million to Sitka, Alaska

As reported by Katherine Rose of KCAW, Sitka City and Borough officials have voted and they decided to accept the $1 million donation offered by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.  Norwegian said they are donating the money to the city with... Read More The post Norwegian Cruise Line Donates $1 Million to Sitka, Alaska appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Oil prices to drift higher despite India demand hiccup | Reuters

Oil prices to drift higher despite India demand hiccup | Reuters Oil prices will inch higher this year as vaccines revive demand and OPEC+ keeps a leash on supply, but the worsening COVID crisis in India and elsewhere poses a roadblock, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.The survey of 49 participants forecast that Brent would average $64.17 in 2021, up from last month’s consensus of $63.12 per barrel and the $62.3 average for the benchmark so far this year. [O/R]This is also the fifth straight up...
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EHL Success Stories: Startup Edition - Project Planet | By Silvia-Cristina Vasquez

EHL Success Stories: Start-Up Edition is a new series to show support to our EHL Family and, more specifically, our hard-working AEHL entrepreneurs. This project aims to showcase EHL's entrepreneur mindsets, support new and upcoming ideas and businesses. While overcoming a challenging time for all companies, these Start Ups prove that resilience and hard work can overcome any problem.
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Tourism In Technicolour

Cartoons might just hold the key to attracting an important new niche in the tourism market, according to a pioneering recent study by Dr Mimi Li and Mr Yuhao Chen of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and their co-authors. With society's increasing emphasis on family togetherness and bonding, especially through leisure activities, more families are travelling together than ever before. How can destination marketing be targeted to mee...
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MGM Resorts International Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial and Operating Results

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) ("MGM Resorts" or the "Company") today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.
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Hotel Industry Statement On President Biden’s First Joint Address To Congress

The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), on President Biden's first joint address to Congress.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai’s Tunnels Beach

Mahalo to Chrisy Cox for this Aloha Friday Photo. Christy took this photo while visiting Kauai in January of 2018. She said, “Truly a magical location.” Yes, indeed! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai’s Tunnels Beach appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Tepelene Water: The awakening sound of life

The Tepelene Water comes from an ancient water source in the south of Albania, and it is where one of the country's a famous aqueducts was built around 250 years ago. To bring the viewer closer to this natural piece of history, the commercial was filmed in the mountains of Tepelene and the campaign was launched with this powerful commercial through a poetic manifesto. The Albanian iso-polyphony, being an important part of the traditional folkloric music and UNESCO's intangible...
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WTTC Global Summit Closes With Travel & Tourism Leaders Uniting To Restart Safe International Travel

WTTC announce the Philippines as the next Global Summit hostCarnival Cruise CEO Arnold Donald named as WTTC's new ChairGlobal Summit in Cancun Mexico hailed a success as world's first face-to-face meeting of global tourism leaders takes place post-COVID-19
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#SaudiArabia Tourism to Get 2 Billion Riyal Boost for Project Funds - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Tourism to Get 2 Billion Riyal Boost for Project Funds - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia will provide up to 2 billion riyals ($533.4 million) to fund 113 tourism projects nationwide this year, as the kingdom aims to expand the sector under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to diversify the economy.The Tourism Development Fund and Riyad Bank, which is backed by the country’s sovereign wealth fund, will provide funding starting at 1 million riyals and rising to 100 million riyals for t...
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