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Hanabusa rejects big contract to volunteer on HART board instead, football star Colt Brennan dies at 37, vaccine passport program takes first step, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa rejects $924,000 HART consulting job. Former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa said Tuesday she will turn down a controversial $924,000 consulting contract with the city’s rail project and will instead serve as a volunteer board member. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press. Hawaii News Now. State Launches Limited Inter-Island 'Vaccine Passport' System. Traveling between the Hawaiian Islands just got easier for people who have been vaccinated in Hawai...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Waikiki, Maui, National Park Service, Samuel, Hawai, Hart, Oahu, Glover, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, U S Department of Education, Brennan, PUC


I ask Monica Smit to publicly explain why she stole my Third Front Facebook page

It is with a heavy heart and considerable personal disappointment and regret that I am posting this. But I will be remiss in my duty to the people of Australia if I withhold this information. The people have a right to know about the true character of anyone in public life. BACKGROUND ABOUT THE THIRD […]
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16 incredible US hotels and resorts that will help make up for a year of lost travel

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Booking.com The CDC's recently issued guidelines say fully vaccinated people can travel safely within the US. Experts say the highest travel demand is for hotels with safety protocols and exceptional amenities. For a first post-pandemic hotel stay, these US hotels promise to make up for a year of lost trips. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With more than half of the US vaccinated (and the number...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Cdc, La, White House, Virginia, Milwaukee, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Maine


Matteo, Double Bay

Matteo is an Italian in Sydney's Double Bay. It's buzzy and busy with a menu of wood fired pizzas and pastas inspired by Chef Orazio D’Elia's time on the Amalfi Coast.
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Oil rises to 8-wk high on demand hopes, U.S. export decline | Reuters

Oil rises to 8-wk high on demand hopes, U.S. export decline | Reuters Oil prices rose to an eight-week high on Wednesday as U.S. crude exports plunged and on signs of a speedy economic recovery and upbeat forecasts for energy demand.Brent futures rose 77 cents, or 1.1%, to settle at $69.32 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 80 cents, or 1.2%, to settle at $66.08.That was the highest close for Brent since March 11 and for WTI since March 5.U.S. crude exports fell last...
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2 planes collided midair near Denver, and one was forced to parachute to the ground

Two aircraft were involved in a midair collision near Denver on Wednesday at about 10:25 a.m. Deputy John Bartmann/Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and Joe Amon/The Denver Post/Getty A midair collision occurred on Wednesday as two aircraft approached Centennial Airport near Denver. A private Cirrus SR-22 and Swearingen Metroliner SA226TC of Key Lime Air were involved. Both aircraft landed safely, with the Cirrus deploying its parachute and floating to the ground. See more stories on In...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aircraft, Aviation, Airlines, Denver, Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu, National Transportation Safety Board, Cirrus, Arapahoe County


Two planes collided mid-air near Denver, and one was forced to parachute to the ground

Two aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision near Denver on Wednesday at around 10:25 a.m. Deputy John Bartmann/Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and Joe Amon/The Denver Post/Getty A mid-air collision occurred on Wednesday as two aircraft approached Centennial Airport near Denver. A private Cirrus SR-22 and Swearingen Metroliner SA226TC of Key Lime Air were involved. Both aircraft landed safely, with the Cirrus deploying its parachute and floating to the ground. See more stories o...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aircraft, Aviation, Airlines, Denver, Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu, National Transportation Safety Board, Denver Colorado, Cirrus


The forgotten tool of great hospitality marketers. | By Thomas McDermott

Today, we’re talking about…The lost art of direct mail. The disappearance of direct mail. Over the years, direct mail—the once prized possession of great travel and hospitality marketers—has taken a backseat to hyper-targeted digital advertising. And understandably so, it’s hard not to let limited budgets favor more trackable tools such as digital display and search. But what about surprise and delight?For luxury hotels and resorts looking to leverage their past guest data, few mediums h...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Gm, Fort Lauderdale, Thomas McDermott, New York City Carlsbad


Can video answer the most important question in hotel marketing? | By Thomas McDermott

Today, we’re talking about…How four hotels are leveraging video to tell a better story. What are you really selling? That’s the single most important question in hotel marketing. Just like Apple doesn’t sell computers and Disney doesn’t sell rides, you don’t sell room nights. So… what are you really selling? What’s that one unique aspect about your property that differentiates you from your compset? Or better yet, why would your demographic benefit by choosing your hotel instead of the o...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Disney, Santa Monica, Fort Lauderdale, Elan, Thomas McDermott, Farmhouse Inn Sonoma Wine Country, Faro Blanco Resort Yacht Club, New York City Carlsbad


Tripadvisor Inspires Travelers For Their Next Hotel Stay With The World’s Best For 2021

With a year’s worth of pent-up travel demand on the brink of bursting as summer approaches, Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, today announced its annual Travelers’ Choice® Best of the Best Awards for Hotels, giving people the inspiration they need to finally turn their daydreams into real trips. Nearly half (45%) of Americans in a recent Tripadvisor survey are planning to travel internationally this year, and 64% are planning to stay in a hotel this year*.
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Best Hikes in Europe: Your Ultimate Guide to Where and When to Go

The best hikes in Europe by season. Your ultimate guide of where and when to go. From moderate gorgeous coastal walks to harder hiking trails in the Alps. You can read the original article here: Best Hikes in Europe: Your Ultimate Guide to Where and When to Go. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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Easy Money? But Where Will It Go And What About #AbuDhabi's Billions Owed? | ht @Sarawak_Report

Easy Money? But Where Will It Go And What About Abu Dhabi's Billions Owed? | Sarawak Report Four law firms have filed a plethora of 22 civil suits to claim billions of US dollars on behalf of state-owned 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and its former subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd.The firms of Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership (RDS), Skrine & Co, Lim Chee Wee Partnership and Shearne Delamore filed the suits last Friday in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur and the Sessions Court in Shah Ala...
Tags: Travel, High Court, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Sessions Court, Riza Aziz, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jho Low, 1Malaysia Development Bhd, SRC International Sdn Bhd, Shearne Delamore, Tan Sri Che Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman, Low Taek Jho Jho Low, Tan Sri Larry Low Hock Peng


The New Saracen Casino Resort Selects InvoTech Systems for Uniform Control and Operating Efficiency

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 12th, 2021 -- InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its Uniform System at Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme parks. Saracen Casino Resort joins InvoTech’s extensive client portfolio of r...
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Memorial Day Holiday Travel To Rebound To More Than 37 Million

AAA Travel expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.
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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 248: Hotel Theresa, New York, N.Y. (1913) | By Stanley Turkel

Hotel History: Hotel Theresa, “The Waldorf of Harlem” (300 rooms) : On September 18, 1960, four months before the United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, Fidel Castro arrived in New York City for the 15th session of the United Nations General Assembly. He and his staff first checked into the Shelburne Hotel at Lexington Avenue and 37th Street. When the Shelburne demanded $10,000 for alleged damage that included cooking chickens in their rooms, the Castro entourage moved to t...
Tags: Travel, New York City, United States, Castro, Harlem, Lexington Avenue, United Nations General Assembly, Theresa, Shelburne, Stanley Turkel, Cuba Fidel Castro, Shelburne Hotel


Holiday Inn Owner Sees Busy U.S. Summer As Demand Returns

Holiday Inn owner IHG (IHG.L) said on Friday demand was coming back strongly and forecast a busy U.S. summer season as travellers take advantage of an easing of coronavirus lockdowns.
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IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Avid Hotels Continues Rapid Growth With New Property Open In Fort Worth, Texas, And Six Additional Openings Across US

The avid hotels brand is growing with seven new cities, including three hotels in one of the fastest- growing states in the U.S. – Texas. These new hotels offer the type of hospitality guests value most – the essentials that make a difference, and the experiences that feel just right every time.
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I flew on JetBlue and Alaska 1 year into the pandemic and saw some of the best options for summer travel

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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Pomelo raises $9M to build a payments infrastructure for LatAm fintechs

Pomelo, a startup building a fintech-as-a-service platform for Latin America, has raised $9 million in a seed round of funding. The Buenos Aires-based startup’s new infrastructure aims to allow fintechs and embedded finance players to launch virtual accounts and issue prepaid and credit cards via “compliant” onboarding processes. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital payments all over the world, and Latin America is no exception. While the majority of transactions are sti...
Tags: Google, Tech, Mexico City, Brazil, Argentina, Tripadvisor, Latin America, Buenos Aires, Mastercard, Index Ventures, Latam, Sao Paulo Brazil, Fiorentino, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Angela Strange, Mark Fiorentino


AmaWaterways Offers Free Cruise Certificates to Medical Professionals

In celebration of National Nurses Week, luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways is giving away a free cruise on a selection of Europe sailings between October through December 2021.  Eligible frontline medical professionals can receive their free river cruise with one... Read More The post AmaWaterways Offers Free Cruise Certificates to Medical Professionals appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Europe, River Cruises, Cruise News, AmaWaterways, National Nurses Week


STR: Preliminary London Hotel Data For April

STR's preliminary April 2021 data for London hotels shows slightly better performance compared with recent months, albeit at overall low levels.
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OTA Insight Presentation - Empowering Smarter Revenue And Distribution Decisions

OTA Insight empowers hoteliers to make smarter revenue and distribution decisions through its market-leading suite of cloud-based business intelligence solutions including Market Insight, Rate Insight, Parity Insight and Revenue Insight. With live updates, 24/7 support from our customer success team, and a highly intuitive and customisable dashboard, the OTA Insight platform integrates with other industry tools including hotel property management systems, leading RMS solutions and data be...
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Gâteaux De Voyage: Travel Cakes Unpacked | By Beatrice Venturini & Julien Boutonnet

Unlike a cream cake, sticky pudding or fancy meringue, travel cakes have to do what is says on the tin: be able to move smoothly from A to B and remain delicious. Why this type of "on-the-go", fuss-free dessert is here to stay and is surely becoming the new buzzword amongst pastry chefs and food businesses alike.
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Shiji’s IcePortal Selected by Minor Hotels to Enhance Visual Content Management

ATLANTA, GA, May 12, 2021 – Shiji's IcePortal has announced that it has recently partnered with Minor Hotels to provide visual content management for the hotel group.
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Orbite Unveils its First Signature Space Program: Astronaut Orientation – A Guide to Suborbital and Orbital Spaceflight

Orbite, the premier space training company for ultimate adventurers, announced its first signature space training program: Astronaut Orientation, a 3-day, 4-night experience designed to prepare the mind, body and soul to maximize enjoyment and safety for a once-in-a-lifetime space journey. The company will offer four courses in the fall of 2021, with three located in the U.S. and one in France. Each Astronaut Orientation will be limited to 10 guests to ensure personalized service.
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STR, TE Upgrade Latest U.S. Hotel Forecast

Underpinned by stronger-than-expected demand during Q1, STR and Tourism Economics upgraded the latest U.S. hotel forecast just released at the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference. Even with 2021 projections higher, full recovery of demand remains on the same timeline for 2023, while close-to-complete recovery of revenue per available room (RevPAR) is still projected for 2024.
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Rasmala's Swats on #SaudiArabia Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery - Bloomberg video

Rasmala's Swats on Saudi Arabia Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery - Bloomberg Eric Swats, Rasmala Investment Bank, Senior Executive Officer discusses pandemic recovery and oil curbs in Saudi Arabia. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Daybreak, Rasmala, Yousef Gamal El Din


Indian court upholds travel bar on founder of debt-laden hospital operator NMC | Reuters

Indian court upholds travel bar on founder of debt-laden hospital operator NMC | Reuters An Indian court on Wednesday refused to let B R Shetty, the founder of troubled hospital operator NMC Health, travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as it upheld a previous ruling.Shetty's NMC, the UAE's biggest hospital group listed in London, went into administration in April 2020 after months of turmoil over its finances and its disclosure of $6.6 billion in debt, well above earlier estimates."The fi...
Tags: Travel, London, Uae, Karnataka, Reuters, United Arab Emirates UAE, NMC, Shetty, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, B R Shetty


Exclusive - #Qatar pivots to LNG-hungry China in strategy shift | Reuters

Exclusive - Qatar pivots to LNG-hungry China in strategy shift | Reuters Qatar is in talks to make Chinese firms partners in its liquefied natural gas expansion project, the world’s largest, in a shift from the Gulf state’s reliance on western majors for technology and global outreach, industry sources said.Since the early 1990s, Qatar has depended on international companies, including ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Total, to help it to build its LNG industry. In exchange, the Western major...
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