Investigation reveals Sens. Inouye, Akaka votes undermined Native Hawaiian land program, teachers to get $2,200 bonus, Aloha Stadium to be demolished, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Polynesian Voyaging license plate Gov. David Ige OKs commemorative license plates for the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Special license plates featuring the Hokule‘a will be hitting the road this summer. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. The U.S. owes Hawaiians millions of dollars worth of land, Congress helped make sure the debt wasn’t paid. In the 1990s, Hawaii’s two elder statesmen — U.S. Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka — were at the forefront of efforts to ensure that th...
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Oil notches second weekly gain despite India virus surge | Reuters

Oil notches second weekly gain despite India virus surge | Reuters Oil edged up slightly on Friday even as the COVID-19 crisis in India worsened, and prices notched a second weekly gain against the backdrop of optimism over a global economic recovery.Brent crude futures ended the session at $68.28 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude settled at $64.90 a barrel, both up 19 cents, or 0.3%.The two benchmarks rose by more than 1% on the week, their second consecutive weekly gain...
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Revenue Management: Look Ahead to Avoid Being Left Behind | By Fulvio Giannetti

In recent years, the tourism industry has been disrupted by a strong push for innovation, thanks to the introduction of new technologies and greater managerial awareness of their necessities. As is often the case, new technology evolves very quickly in times of lack to solve/address the issues that the industry is facing at the time, so it's important for us to recap some of the most important developments, to better understand the parts of technology that are necessary for hoteliers and ...
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Vecino, Canterbury

Korean Mexican? Yes! It's a thing at Vecino on Charles Street in Canterbury. With enormous slushie cocktails, tacos and Korean fried chicken plus ice bing soos for dessert it has a strong following. So what is the food like?
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Adnoc and OCI prepare to list fertiliser joint venture | The National

Adnoc and OCI prepare to list fertiliser joint venture | The National Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and its business partner OCI are preparing for a potential listing of Fertiglobe, their fertiliser manufacturing joint venture.Adnoc holds a 42 per cent stake in the company, known as Fertiglobe, with OCI retaining the majority 58 per cent interest. OCI is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange and has Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris as its biggest shareholder. Microsoft founder Bill Gat...
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Tread Lightly! Clears Hey Joe Canyon Trail

Tread Lightly!, with the help of partners and volunteers, cleared 11 miles of tamarisk from Hey Joe Canyon, an off-road trail in Moab, Utah. The Easter Jeep Safari stewardship project was completed during the event. Tread Lightly!’s completion of projects during past Easter Jeep Safaris allows attendees to give back to the trails they enjoy. […] The post Tread Lightly! Clears Hey Joe Canyon Trail appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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#Qatar Central Bankers Must Reveal Emails Over Blockade Response, UK Court Rules - Bloomberg

Qatar Central Bankers Must Reveal Emails Over Blockade Response, UK Court Rules - Bloomberg Financier David Rowland’s Banque Havilland SA got a boost in its fight against claims it helped orchestrate an economic blockade of Qatar, after a U.K. court ordered top officials at the nation’s central bank to hand over private emails.A London lawyer for the Qataris had said that the governor Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud Al-Thani didn’t have “operational responsibility” for the economic response to Qatar’...
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‘Green list’ guide: the countries travellers from England can visit

The government has revealed the destinations to which quarantine-free holidays will be allowed Countries put on England Covid ‘green list’ with trips allowed from 17 May England’s traffic-light system for foreign travel: all you need to know The government has just announced its green list for quarantine-free international travel into England. The countries on it are Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, Israel, South Georgia and...
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Mount Juliet Estate Golf Club and Academy appoints PGA professional Brian Doheny

Mount Juliet Estate’s practice putting green and practice ground Mount Juliet Estate golf club is synonymous with championship golf, having hosted a string of internationally renowned competitions and world-class golfers from Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to Fred Couples and Padraig Harrington. Over the course of its 30-year history. It has earned its...
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Covid travel rules: 'green list' of destinations announced for England – video

Turkey, Maldives and Nepal are expected to be added to a red list while Israel will be among the green list countries, the UK transport secretary, Grant Shapps, announced.Popular travel destinations France and Spain were not included in the green list announced on Friday, but Shapps assured there would be a review every three weeks.Coronavirus: latest global updates Continue reading...
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Steep rise in flight and holiday prices as UK travel green list looms

Hike in prices fuelled by limited flights to quarantine-free holiday destinations Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlight prices and holiday bookings jumped as the government prepared to unveil the list of countries to which British holidaymakers can travel without having to quarantine on their return.Travel experts said the limited number of flights available and the prospect of foreign trips to green list destinations without having to quarantine was pushing up price...
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TripAdvisor sorry for Auschwitz review error

TripAdvisor initially found nothing wrong with a death camp review containing a gas chamber "joke".
Tags: News, Tripadvisor, Auschwitz Group Reveals Latest Travel Trends As May Day Domestic Booking Data Shows Record Growth Of 30% Compared To 2019 Group, a leading travel service provider, has released its 2021 May Day Results and Travel Trends, which reveal a strong recovery in China's domestic travel market during the May Day Holiday (1 – 5 May).
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Three Ways To Make Your Hotel Company Attractive To Investors | By Michael Teplin

As we emerge from the doldrums of the last year and watch demand trend upward, there is a great opportunity to create competitive advantages for your hotel company. Cash flow from new Investors can make or break any company's runway to a sustainable forward path, and a hospitality company that can opportunistically grow in today's unprecedented environment can leapfrog its pre-pandemic growth strategy.
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Timbers Resorts Announces Repositioning And Executive Level Appointments As Part Of Expansion Strategy

Timbers Resorts, the leading developer and operator of boutique luxury resorts and private residence clubs, is embarking on an exciting period of growth, announcing a repositioning to Timbers Company – the parent brand behind Timbers Resorts – in anticipation of introducing new Timbers Resorts locations and launching additional brands. In conjunction with the company's east coast relocation from Carbondale, Colorado, Timbers has also made strategic hires at its Winter Park office and laun...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Honolua Bay, Maui

Mahalo to Rachel Barsha for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Rachel’s photo shows Honolua Bay on the northwest side of Maui. As you can see it is tremendously beautiful. Rachel took this photo on an August day in 2017. As this bay is somewhat north-facing the ocean conditions change seasonally. It late spring, summer and early autumn, it tends to be smooth. When the water is calm it’s fantastic for snorkeling. (See our Honolua snorkeling experience.) Though Honolua Bay...
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Choose Kindness To Make A Difference In Marketing | By Veronique Malan

Marketing is a part of all successful business, whether you're selling yourself or selling a product. The relative merits of different marketing styles is a subject that not only could, but does fill many books. However, over the course of several decades, each style has been employed to achieve a singe goal: Selling.
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Oaky Presentation - Become a Rockstar at Upselling

Oaky is a hyper-personalised and automated upsell engine that helps hotels drive additional profit from their existing customers by delivering a superior guest experience. Browsing from best-selling upsell offers, hoteliers can add personalised guest-facing deals in a few clicks, and promote them through perfectly timed guest communication. This puts guests in control of designing their stay with upgrades, special deals and ancillary services.
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Slipping Down the Rabbit Hole Gawking at Antiques Online

  Ecole FRANCAISE de la fin du XVIIIe siècle   It started with a painting of flowers that I missed during an auction as my bid was too low. Determine to find another I searched for flower paintings that took me down a rabbit hole of discovery, astoundment, and drove me to own one. Understandably my bid was too low but I gained knowledge which made the outcome a little less disappointing.     Peruvian Mary with Child   Of course, once down the rabbit hole distraction arrive. Type in flowers a...
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TripAdvisor Removes Insensitive Review of Auschwitz Museum

Travel website TripAdvisor has removed an insensitive review of the Auschwitz Museum after initially saying it complied with its submission guidelines.
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MGM Resorts International's 2020 Social Impact And Sustainability Report Now Available

The MGM Resorts International's (NYSE: MGM) 2020 Social Impact and Sustainability Report is now available. The report solidifies the company's commitment to creating a sustainable future and making a difference in the lives of employees, guests and the communities in which it operates. Through the lens of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic and operating challenges generated by the virus, this report offers insights into how the company continued to deliver against extraordi...
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Host Hotels & Resorts Acquires Four Seasons Resort Orlando At Walt Disney World Resort For $610 Million

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: HST) (the "Company"), the nation's largest lodging real estate investment trust ("REIT"), today announced that it has acquired the fee simple interest in the 444-room Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort for approximately $610 million in cash.
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WTTC’s Annual Global Summit Awards Recognise Leadership Of The Highest Quality

Quintana Roo Governor hailed for early adoption of WTTC Safe Travels StampSaudi Arabia recognised with Global Leader Award for historic inclusion of private sector in 2020 G20 Tourism Ministers meeting and the Leaders Declaration14 major awards announced by WTTC and presented at the hybrid event
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New Report Shows Value Of IP To The Tourism Sector

A new report published jointly by WIPO and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on the value of intellectual property in boosting tourism shows how the IP system creates a favorable ecosystem for innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in the sector.
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#Saudi Official Confirms Talks With #Iran to Reduce Tensions - Bloomberg

Saudi Official Confirms Talks With Iran to Reduce Tensions - Bloomberg A Saudi foreign ministry official confirmed his country is in talks with Iran to reduce tensions in the Middle East, bringing weeks of private diplomacy between the two regional powerhouses into the open.Ambassador Rayed Krimly, head of policy planning at the ministry, told Reuters that Riyadh wanted to see “verifiable deeds” before evaluating the talks.“We hope they prove successful, but it is too early, and premature, to ...
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Economic Experts Predict Bright Path for Commercial Real Estate in 2021

Washington, D.C. – May 7, 2021 ( The U.S. economy experienced one of the swiftest declines in history last year, followed by a quick and relatively significant recovery in the second quarter of 2020. Speakers at today’s Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum, held as part of the 2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo(link is external), discussed these historic shifts in the nation’s economy over the past 12 months while projecting a favorable outlook for the commercial...
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Dusit International Introduces New Group - Wide Wellness Concept, Devarana Wellness

Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, has responded to the increasingly health-conscious aspirations of global travellers by introducing its new group-wide wellness concept – 'Devarana Wellness' – which aims to weave well-being elements throughout the entire stay experience at Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide.
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#Dubai luxury home market soars as world's rich flee pandemic

Dubai luxury home market soars as world's rich flee pandemic After nearly three decades in London, Christophe Reech was fed up with the city’s pandemic lockdowns. This spring, he sold his luxury townhouse and jetted off to the desert sheikhdom of Dubai to start a new life with his family.There was no turning back, he said. The French business magnate’s super wealthy foreign friends were doing the same, driving an unprecedented surge in sales of Dubai’s most-exclusive properties.“Here in Dubai,...
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#Turkey Seeks #SaudiArabia Talks as Part of Regional Reset - Bloomberg

Turkey Seeks Saudi Arabia Talks as Part of Regional Reset - Bloomberg Turkey is taking its outreach to the Arab world one step further with a planned visit to Saudi Arabia next week, after diplomats held two days of talks in Egypt to heal strained ties.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s visit to Saudi Arabia would be the first since the 2018 murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, according to people familiar with the matter. The visit, which is lik...
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IHC to list three subsidiaries on #AbuDhabi's ADX Second Market in Q2 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

IHC to list three subsidiaries on Abu Dhabi's ADX Second Market in Q2 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Three subsidiaries of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)-listed International Holding Company (IHC) will be listed on the exchange’s Second Market commencing in Q2 2021. The listing will create an attractive opportunity for current and new investors to take part in the growth of the companies, as well as benefitting IHC as a result of increased profile raising and higher visibility from these compa...
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