Developing a People-First Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions | By Jeff Venza

For many, change is a terrifying concept – especially when it comes to business. But what we so often forget is that, although uncomfortable, change is the inevitable catalyst to transformation and innovation. Sometimes, the most disruptive moments in our respective careers are the ones that derive the most meaning, setting us on course for incredible development and professional alignment. And contrary to popular belief, mergers and acquisitions can represent precisely that kind of momen...
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G20 Ministers Welcome UNWTO Recommendations For Tourism’s ‘Green Transformation’

Upon assuming Presidency of the G20, Italy has drawn on UNWTO data to highlight the impact the pandemic has had on tourist numbers globally and how this translates into lost jobs and revenues, as well as lost opportunities for social development.
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Aemilia Hotel Deploys BeyondTV GuestCast to Cater to Latest Demands in Contactless Guestroom Entertainment

MILAN — May 5, 2021 — BeyondTV (BTV), a full-service provider of guestroom entertainment services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has announced the successful implementation of its BeyondTV GuestCast streaming solution at the Aemilia Hotel in Bologna, Italy. Installed by LB Sistemi, one of the first LG Business Solutions vendors to receive BeyondTV dealer Certification in the region, BeyondTV GuestCast will ensure that the Aemilia Hotel can securely meet growing industry deman...
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Do you Know the Language Requirements for the New Pathways to PR?

  As part of the eligibility criteria for the recently announced  temp or ary  pathway to permanent residence , applicants must have a  recent  language level proficiency test . For  international students  who graduated from a Canadian institution, they  must receive a language level proficiency of at least  benchmark of 5 or higher in either English or French . For  essential workers , they  must receive a language level proficiency of at least  benchmark ...
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Hawaiian Airlines 10% Off Promo

Hawaiian Airlines has 10% off promo code that’s valid starting today through May 6, 2021. Applicable travel dates are from August 2, 2021 through November 23, 2021. There are some blackout travel dates of September 3 through September 6 for travel to Hawaii and September 10 through September 12 for travel from Hawaii. The promo code is LEIDAY. The post Hawaiian Airlines 10% Off Promo appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Green very popular in poll, 63% vaccinated, facial recognition comes to Honolulu airport, lumber prices more than double, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

An apparently exhausted Lt. Gov. Green on July 29, 2020 Hawaii Voters Really, Really Like Lt. Gov. Josh Green. But Gov. David Ige gets low marks as does Speaker Scott Saiki, the Legislature and former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Of those surveyed in the latest Civil Beat/Hawaii News Now poll, 63% said they had a positive view of Josh Green, who has all but declared his intention to succeed the term-limited David Ige next year. Civil Beat.How major bills in Hawaii fared at the Capitol in...
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Some Very Very Good News

Can you guess? Such very good news. Guess when this new little Sugar Bun is due. Pink or Blue it does not matter.                   [Author: French la Vie]
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April Group Data Shows U.S. Meetings and Events Volume Increased 58.5 Percent over March 2021

Knowland, the leader in AI-powered data for hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, conference centers and other meeting venues, today released its monthly meetings and events data for April. The numbers reveal that April U.S. group meetings volume increased 58.5 percent over last month.
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Zafferano Caffe Mediterraneo, Paddington

Zafferano Caffe Mediterraneo is a brand new Sicilian cafe and restaurant on South Dowling Street in Paddington. You'll feel like you're in Sicily with Teste di Moro ceramic heads lining the wall and dishes like eggplant parmigiana, sfincione (a puffy, spongey Sicilian pizza) or divine little square chickpea fritters.
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Hotel Tech Report Launches the 2021 HotelTechIndex™ Market Leaders Report to Help Hotels Identify Top Technology Solutions in the Recovery

Hotel Tech Report released the 2021 HotelTechIndex™: Hotel Software Market Leaders Report, the most comprehensive view of technology solutions aiding hotel businesses in the industry recovery. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic during the 3-month data collection period, 318,466 hoteliers across 127 countries visited Hotel Tech Report and spent more than 3,000 hours contributing 10,227 verified hotel software product reviews about the technology solutions they're lev...
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Oil ends little changed, U.S. oil inventories fall | Reuters

Oil ends little changed, U.S. oil inventories fall | Reuters Oil ended little changed on Wednesday after two days of gains despite a sharp drawdown in U.S. crude stocks, as the market weighs the outlook for demand with coronavirus infections still surging worldwide.Both Brent and U.S. futures contracts hit their highest levels since mid-March in intraday trade before retreating. The $70-per-barrel mark has acted as a barrier for the market since March, with investors unwilling to push oil high...
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Swing into Spring at These Southeastern Golf Destinations

While the blooming dogwoods and azaleas of the Southeastern U.S. and the 2021 Masters are behind us, the golf season
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Parents of disabled child win fight against UK hotel quarantine

Family allowed to stay at home for rest of quarantine period after return from ‘red list’ countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA severely disabled child who was forced to go into hotel quarantine after returning from a “red list” country has been allowed to return home to complete their period of self-isolation after a legal challenge.Before entering the UK, the child’s parents had applied for an exemption on medical grounds, providing evidence of their child’s seve...
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Expedia And Joe Jonas Team Up To Extend A Helping Hand To Travelers

As Americans look to brighter days ahead, today, Expedia® launches its Travel Companions Report in collaboration with singer, songwriter and actor, Joe Jonas. The report uncovers 80% of American adults feel stressed at the thought of booking international trips, and 60% state they need a helping hand when booking travel compared to pre-COVID. And so, Expedia and Joe Jonas are teaming up to offer travelers an actual Helping Hand to help reduce stress as they make their way back out there.
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The Unexpected Stands Out – Especially If It’s Bad | By Shep Hyken

In the customer service world, people have expectations. They want to be treated with dignity and respect. They expect that if they buy something, it will work and do what it is supposed to. If it doesn't, they expect the company to stand behind its products and services.
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Impact On Workers’ Compensation In Hospitality Due To Covid-19 | By Thomas Cleary

Hospitality businesses need to understand how claims under Covid-19 will impact their business and their peer group. Any claims paid out will be recovered by the insurance companies paying the claims at some point by charging the specific business and the industry sector on a macro level.
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ProfitSword Demonstrates the Cost Savings of Business Intelligence For Hotels With Newly Published White Paper

ORLANDO, Fla. – (May 5, 2021) – ProfitSword, a premier developer of business intelligence and data integration software, has announced the publishing of a white paper focusing on how hoteliers can save themselves from thousands of dollars in operational expenses when deploying an advanced business intelligence platform. Now freely available for hospitality professionals to download from the ProfitSword website, the new white paper takes a step-by-step approach to demonstrate precisely whe...
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Mideast Stocks: Banks, petrochemicals weigh on #Saudi; Agility boosts #Kuwait | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Banks, petrochemicals weigh on Saudi; Agility boosts Kuwait | ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabian stocks closed lower on Wednesday, hit by losses in banking and petrochemical stocks, while the Kuwaiti index outperformed the Gulf region.Other major Gulf markets were largely muted.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index fell 0.7%, with Al Rajhi Bank losing 0.7% and chemical maker Saudi Basic Industries retreating 1.2%.Saudi Electricity declined 3.6% after the company said net loss attributab...
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OCI confirms potential #AbuDhabi listing for fertilizer JV with ADNOC | ZAWYA MENA Edition

OCI confirms potential Abu Dhabi listing for fertilizer JV with ADNOC | ZAWYA MENA Edition Fertiglobe, a fertilizer joint venture between chemical producer OCI and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has started preparing for a potential initial public offering in Abu Dhabi, OCI said in a stock exchange disclosure on Wednesday.Fertiglobe, 58% owned by OCI and 42% by ADNOC, could be valued between $5 and $5.5 billion, two sources familiar with the deal said.Reuters sources said last month t...
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Get Into MoRe Presentation - The N°1 Business Intelligence tool for Meetings, Events and Group Business

Get Into MoRe is an award winning solution for modern day function space management. The tool is utilised by sales teams to spot opportunities in an ever-changing landscape and revenue management professionals to optimize this important and highly profitable revenue stream at hotels and meeting venues worldwide. Get Into MoRe introduces a data-driven approach, taking away guesswork and making sure no revenue is left on the table. 
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How artificial intelligence makes hotel upselling smart – and effective | By Valyn Perini

One of the best ways for hoteliers to engage guests is to offer them products and services that they'll covet – and willingly pay for.
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WTTC Requests Clear Rules And A Consistent Protocol For Mobility At The G20 Tourism Ministerial Meeting Hosted By Italy

Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) gave an opening keynote speech at the G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting, as Ministers gathered to discuss the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism.
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FAU Poll Tells Disturbing Tale Of Hospitality And Tourism Employment In Wake Of COVID-19

The world's battered hospitality and tourism industry has a long way to go to rebound from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey of workers conducted by Florida Atlantic University.
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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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Swing into summer with a golfing trip to the Kingdom

Misty Mountains at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry, located on the edge of Killarney National Park has linked in with the famous Killarney Golf and Fishing Club to offer guests a tempting golf and stay experience.  The club features two 18-hole golf courses, Killeen and Mahony’s Point and a 9-hole course ...
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With Remarkable Pent-Up Travel Demand, Tourists Are Jet Setting To Mexico

Mexico is featuring robust market dynamics that suggest strong hospitality and lodging industry recovery amid the pandemic. In JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group's latest Travel and Tourism Update, there are several factors that put Mexico on the map for tourism recovery and increased investor interest.
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Taqa swings to profit in first quarter on higher oil prices and economic recovery | The National

Taqa swings to profit in first quarter on higher oil prices and economic recovery | The National Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, also known as Taqa, swung to a Dh1.4 billion ($390 million) profit in the first quarter after posting a Dh596 million loss in the same period a year earlier, boosted by higher oil prices and an economic rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic.Group revenue was 3.4 per cent higher at Dh10.3bn in the first quarter. Capital expenditure increased 18 per cent to Dh1.3bn, re...
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3 Arguments Why Monitoring Your Hotel's Indoor Air Quality Is Crucial | By Larina Maira Laube

A happy guest is an objective for all hoteliers and much hard work is employed towards creating a unique guest experience. As a "home away from home," hotels are expected to guarantee a pleasant and safe environment for guests and staff. That includes good indoor air quality*. Something fundamental for our health and well-being.
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Plane lessor DAE confident of market recovery despite slide in Q1 profit | The National

Plane lessor DAE confident of market recovery despite slide in Q1 profit | The National Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the world's biggest plane lessors, said a faster pace of vaccination roll-out over the next six months will boost air travel growth, after it posted a decline in first-quarter profit.Profit for the period fell to $8.3m in the first three months of 2021, from $76.7m in the same period last year, DAE said in a statement on Wednesday. Adjusted profit for the period stoo...
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PACE Financing Lawyer: New York opening PACE – a big opportunity! | By Jim Butler & David Sudeck

PACE financing guidelines are finally available for New York City, and while the program has not officially launched yet, hotel owners and developers in the area should start planning how to use these loans to retrofit their properties. My Partner David Sudeck discusses the program requirements, below.
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