Wallpaper Adventure

    The room has no natural light so the photos are not the best. Yann said it reminds him of his Aunt's home where the wallpaper is old, peeling, and well looks like this. I told him I remembered her home and I love it, especially the wallpaper. Maybe that was the unconscious inspiration? Nevertheless, Yann said he liked it, but maybe he said that just to be nice and fed.       All in all, it was a good project to accomplish on a rainy day. Downpour! So much so it knocked over our r...
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Hawaii inter-island vaccine passport program begins today, Mauna Kea working group named, $2,200 teacher bonus outside Legislature's authority, Ige says, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tourists on Mauna Kea ©2021 All Hawaii News State’s inter-island vaccine passport program begins as broader plan still in the works. The state’s vaccine passport program starts Tuesday for inter-island travelers. It applies only to people who got their shots in Hawaii. The passport program allows fully vaccinated individuals to skip a COVID-19 test or travel-related quarantine. Hawaii News Now. Big Island Now. Bill to increase lodging tax could stifle visitor industry, some say. Hawaii’s ...
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Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo in Venice reopens with "It's Forever"

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Venice - Photo courtesy Gioielli Nascosti di Venezia   (Venice, Italy) One of the most unique and beautiful palaces in Venice is Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, with its circular staircase that spirals up to spectacular view of the rooftops of the city, the bell tower in Piazza San Marco on the horizon. Built in the 15th century, "bovolo" is the Venetian word for snail.    Tintoretto Paradise sketch & Presenze/Assenze by Alberto Pasqual - Phot...
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Purpose Of life – an article by my mother

My mother has recently written this: ==== Part of being alive and in touch with the world around and within us lies in searching for our answers and in asking our questions. But in life, we keep ourselves so much occupied with the mundane jobs of life that we hardly get time to solve our […]
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Beyond Vaccines, UNESCO Wants More Global Science Shared

While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious plan.
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The “Objective Person” decides the reasonability of an emergency declaration, not the Minister

A superb (truly superb!) legal interpretation applicable to the current pandemic has been received by someone – I will disclose the name after obtaining consent. But the content is crucially important for the people of the world, not just for the people of Australia. === A large part of my days at university were devoted […]
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AAA makes prediction on Memorial Day weekend travel

By The Associated Press U.S. highways will be far busier over the Memorial Day holiday weekend than last year, but traffic still won’t reach pre-pandemic levels, according to a forecast by the AAA auto club. AAA officials say travel will increase because more Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 — about one-third of U.S. adults — and consumer confidence is growing. The auto club and insurance company said Tuesday it expects more than 37 million people to travel at least 50 miles from ...
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INCREDIBLE Nduja, Olive & Tomato Sausage Rolls!

Nduja lovers, I cannot recommend that you make these sausage rolls enough. If you love sausage rolls with buttery puff pastry and a spicy, delicious filling then you've got to make these delightful nduja, black olive and tomato sausage rolls. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Event Temple Selected as Choice Hotels Canada Qualified Vendor

Event Temple, the award-winning hotel sales and event management software company, is proud to announce that it has entered into a Qualified Vendor Agreement with Choice Hotels Canada. Choice Hotels Canada is one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in Canada, with more than 350 properties currently open or under development. The Choice family of hotel brands provide business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality lodging options, including limited to full-se...
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I flew America's leading mid-tier airlines, JetBlue and Alaska, and saw some of the best options for pandemic flying

Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways aircraft in Los Angeles. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC/Getty JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines have taken similar approaches in returning to normal. Both have restored in-flight snack and drink services, board normally, and no longer block middle seats. But returning to normal doesn't mean abandoning health and safety protocols, as I found on recent flights. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines are mi...
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Another Garden

Once again a photo on Instagram sent me to a new place, this time Parc Georges Brassens. I took a new electric bus. This arc at the entrance is what caught my eye on Instagram. The cherry tree beyond it was starting to lose its blooms and men were making huge piles of them. A closeup. Another entrance, this time with bulls. The flowers were fabulous.
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Oil prices rise on nagging fears of fuel shortages | Reuters

Oil prices rise on nagging fears of fuel shortages | Reuters Oil prices settled higher on Tuesday, as lingering fears of gasoline shortages due to an outage at the largest U.S. fuel pipeline system after a cyber attack brought futures back from an early drop of more than 1%.Brent crude futures rose 23 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $68.55 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 36 cents, or 0.6%, to end the session at $65.28.Benchmark gasoline futures prices ended th...
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Wealthy millennials are set to drive the post-pandemic travel boom, survey finds

High-earning millennials are already spending on luxury travel. DaniloAndjus/Getty Images High-earning millennials will fuel travel's comeback, per a new Accenture and TripAdvisor survey. They're most likely to spend their pandemic savings on travel, and they're already doing so on luxury travel. It's a good sign for the economy, which needs the wealthy to spend to get back on its feet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wealthy millennials are busy booking ti...
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Beyond Vaccines, UNESCO Seeks Share More Global Science

While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious plan.
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Travel: Hawaii welcomes back tourists, but they still need to pass COVID-19 tests

The welcoming “aloha spirit,” dampened by more than a year of restrained travel between Hawaii and the mainland, is being happily lifted by a combination of positive events and a promising summer. The June-August tourist season can’t come soon enough for a state so dependent on vacationing families, honeymooning newlyweds, seniors enjoying their golden years and everyone in between. Tourists represent nearly a quarter of Hawaii’s economy, and when folks aren’t coming because of a pandemic, you g...
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Even more iconic planes are disappearing from the skies earlier than planned as the coronavirus continues to wreak airline havoc

A Qantas Airbus A380. TIM WIMBORNE/Reuters The steep drop in travel caused some airlines to move up retirement dates for aging aircraft. Older aircraft are on the chopping block as airlines turn to newer ones like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB. The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are quickly vanishing due to their size and cost to operate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Aircraft are quickly becoming COVID-19 casualties.As Boeing and Airbus continue to ...
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Swiss-Belhotel International Unveils New Brands

At Swiss-Belhotel International our business strategy is focused on responsible recovery while delivering value. We are thrilled to unveil our latest upscale lifestyle brands Maua and Bohemia Collection designed to offer inspiring and unique experiences to our guests. These fit perfectly into our extensive portfolio of brands and will give us a tremendous opportunity to leverage our offering across a wider spectrum of segments and markets for future growth.
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MCR Acquires The Staybridge Suites Cathedral City Palm Springs At Foreclosure Auction

Going once, going twice, sold! MCR — the country's 4th-largest hotel owner-operator — won the foreclosure auction for the 197-room Staybridge Suites Cathedral City Palm Springs, an IHG Hotel, on the Corona City Hall steps on April 7, 2021 at 9:30 AM. The acquisition marks MCR's expansion into the California market as the Staybridge Suites joins MCR's portfolio of 110 hotels across 33 states.
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Travelodge To Open 17 New Hotels In 2021, Creating Over 360 New Jobs Across The UK

Travelodge announces it expects to open 17 new hotels across the UK in 2021, creating 360 new jobs and growing its hotel network to 597 locations in the UK, Ireland and Spain.
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Deutsche Hospitality Adopts A Robust CSR Strategy

Deutsche Hospitality is putting sustainability at the very heart of its global corporate approach. The group has completely redrawn its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy to emphasise that a strong commitment to the environment and to society will now form the foundation of all business activities. "We need to make decisions which are not detrimental to the environment or to future generations. This should be self-evident to us," stated Marcus Bernhardt, CEO of Deutsche Hospit...
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Thinking Of Making A Move? Try Out A New City, With Airbnb

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives – including the way in which we work, travel and live. For many, the remote working trend sparked by the pandemic has created a more flexible lifestyle, providing opportunities to move closer to family or seek a lower cost of living, and empowering us to live anywhere.
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ROOMDEX Masterclass - The hyper-intelligent hotel upgrade and upsell platform

ROOMDEX automates, monetizes and ultimately simplifies the hotel room upgrade 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. For more information visit
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The Fuzzy Log Hotel Enhances Guest Safety With VingCard Signature RFID Locks and Mobile Access by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions as a comprehensive provider of hospitality's latest security access technology, has announced the successful deployment of VingCard Signature RFID door locks and lockers alongside Mobile Access at The Fuzzy Log hotel in Slovenia. An eco-friendly property offering an eye-catching contemporary design along with cabin, capsule or glamping booking options, The Fuzzy Log's adoption of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions technology ensures that guests can be protected from b...
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9 New Hotel Rate Types For The Post-Covid Traveller | By Kassem Jouni

Upon landing at Belfast International Airport in February 2020, it caught me by surprise to see visitors from northern Italy having to announce themselves and go through a separate "Covid control lane" adhering to additional questioning and health checks. The article "Covid-19; Tourisms Deathbed?" reflects on our speculations surrounding the evolution of the travel industry back in April 2020.
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Former Marriott Emerging Technology Leader Richard Wagner Joins Nomadix

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – ​​Nomadix® Inc​., a technology leader in hospitality and multi-tenant industries, today announced the appointment of Richard Wagner as director of certification and compliance to drive the adoption of its technology portfolio in global and regional hospitality brands and ownership groups. With three decades of technology implementation and management, and large hotel brand expertise, he will lead Nomadix certification efforts for new products, provide technology guid...
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Helios to Use $575 Million #Oman Deal as Base for Regional Growth - Bloomberg

Helios to Use $575 Million Oman Deal as Base for Regional Growth - Bloomberg Helios Towers Plc plans to use an expansion into Oman to further its presence in the Middle East and North Africa, part of an ambitious growth plan kicked off by an initial public offering in London in 2019.The telecom-mast operator has extended its reach to 11 countries from five since its IPO, and on Tuesday announced a $575 million deal to buy almost 3,000 towers from Omantel. That followed an agreement with Airtel...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #Kuwait #Israel #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #Kuwait #Israel #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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High Cost Of PCR Tests Will Continue To Negatively Impact International Travel Recovery, Says GlobalData

Vaccination rollouts have been pinpointed as a catalyst for the recovery of travel, but the pricing of PCR tests is also a critical factor and risks holding back recovery in the long-term, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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"An Insight on Extended Hotels" | By Korosh Farazad

In a global bad economy during the COVID-19, it was challenging time for all the different hotel businesses. However, one segment that outperforms the rest of the hospitality industry is extended stay hotels. They tend to have bigger rooms containing well-equipped kitchens and are priced for the budgeted guests. They offer long term accommodation for people who need to stay; for a week, a month, six months, multiple years or longer, such as businessmen on extended trips, families on long ...
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Flying to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket is surprisingly cheap this year as wealthy people look for summer escapes

Kickstand/Getty Images Travel between New York and the vacation spots of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard is heating up. Smaller carriers like Cape Air, Tradewind Aviation, and Elite Airways offer semi-private flights. JetBlue, Delta, and United also plan to fly to the New England coast. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the time of year again when wealthy people flee the concrete jungle of New York City in search of beaches and wide-open spaces. New England hot...
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