Gas prices increase, vaccine passport program problematic, Maui condos falling into the ocean, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hilo gas station on May 12, 2021 ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii gas price second highest amid mainland disruption. Hawaii’s geographic isolation protected consumers from gasoline shortages in many southeastern states caused by the forced shutdown of a massive pipeline that lasted five days and began reopening Wednesday. Star-Advertiser. KITV4. With inter-island vaccine passport set up, state now turns attention to trans-Pacific travel. Without an automated method for verifying with local va...
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Bloom Here I Did

  Bloom where you land. Bloom with the tiny seed, dirt, and rain. Trust in the elements that present themselves to you. So I did when I discovered the brocante. That was the beginning of truly falling in love with France. Tell me what watered you the seeds of who you are?                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Tokyo Racecourse photographed in a very different time

The photograph below was taken just shy of 7 years ago — a day when 130,000 spectators squeezed into Tokyo Racecourse for the Japan Derby. Not that long ago really, and yet in the current climate it almost looks like another world. All those people, hardly any masks, and, pandemic comparisons aside, an almost complete absence of smartphones. 2014, it turns out, wasn’t half bad, and perhaps appropriately, the winner that year was One and Only.
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There’s nothing better than roaming around a French street market even if you don’t buy anything. Scallops are such a pretty shape. I’m not a huge fan of radishes but I love their shape and color. I’m not a fan of dirt left on potatoes but I’m sure these are really fresh. Orange carrots looking good. This cheese sort of looks like it got dropped on the ground but it’s actually covered with flowers. I’ve had it and I prefer it plain. And then maybe a stop f...
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Oven Roasted Self Saucing Caramel Pears!

Want a simple Winter dessert that delivers in flavour and yet needs little to no attention? These oven roasted pears are so easy and baking them with butter and sugar created a wonderful bonus caramel sauce! Perfect for entertaining-just serve with vanilla ice cream!
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The info I sent to Monica and Morgan on 8 April 2021 about the new party being created

I’m sharing this since some people are asking why I did not work with Monica. Well, from 12 March 2021, she said to me on multiple occasions that she was no longer in politics and had reverted to the RDA’s “old” strategy of supporting good people. She specifically ruled out contesting any seat herself. Nevertheless, […]
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My Bloody Valentine (1981)

I definitely remember the VHS box art for this movie, from when I was a kid, but I don’t think I ever got around to watching it — I wasn’t as much of a horror fan back then as I am now. Also, I didn’t know that this is a Canadian film — and after wondering where it was shot because the area and accents felt so familiar, I found out that it was shot in Nova Scotia, not far from where I grew up (in nearby New Brunswick). As for the movie, I thought it was a pretty decent 80s slasher flick — ...
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Oil drops 3% on India's COVID-19 crisis, U.S. pipeline restart | Reuters

Oil drops 3% on India's COVID-19 crisis, U.S. pipeline restart | Reuters Oil prices fell about 3% on Thursday as India's coronavirus crisis deepened and a key U.S. fuel pipeline resumed operations, halting a rally that had lifted crude to an eight-week high after forecasts for a rebound in global demand later in the year.Brent crude ended the session down $2.27, or 3.3%, at $67.05 a barrel, after rising 1% on Wednesday. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) settled$2.26, or 3.4%, lower at $63.82 a bar...
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Hawaii stargazing: Summer 2021

Anyone planning a Hawaii vacation this summer should be well aware of the multitude of daytime activities available. Snorkeling, surf lessons, hiking, museum tours, even simple strolls on the beach: these are the things that people come to do and see in the Aloha State. But what about after the sun goes down? The truth […] The post Hawaii stargazing: Summer 2021 appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Frontier is moving into a new California city with extremely low fares to take on America's newest airline

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica/ Frontier Airlines is starting flights to Burbank, California from Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix in July. The announcement comes America's newest airline launched in April with its first base there. Introductory fares on Frontier are just $19, the same as Avelo's starter fares. See more stories on Insider's business page. Frontier Airlines is adding Burbank, California to its schedules this summer in a move that p...
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Douze Points...and Rave Reviews: Reveals Alternative Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Leaderboard

The countdown to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is on! After almost two years without this week of unique songs, flamboyant performances and legendary live shows (man in a hamster wheel or flaming piano anyone?), it's more anticipated – and needed – than ever.
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Global hotel occupancy reaches two-thirds of pre-pandemic levels in April 2021, and hoteliers optimistic for the future according to new Amadeus research

Amadeus’ Demand360® data shows worldwide hotel occupancy increasing from 31% in January 2021 to 46% in April 2021. China and North America are leading the way, recording occupancy levels of 62% and 51% respectively during April 2021. Since the start of the pandemic, hoteliers have had to rethink many aspects of their business to accommodate new safety procedures, cater to changing guest needs and survive in an extremely complex operating environment. New research from Amadeus reveals how...
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Four Seasons Unveils Additional Private Jet Itineraries for 2022

For discerning travellers planning ahead, leading luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveils an all-new Uncharted Discovery Private Jet itinerary for 2022, exploring the wonders of Antarctica, the majesty of Machu Picchu, the booming arts scene of Bogotá, and the vibrant flavours of Buenos Aires, alongside the return of the beloved World of Adventures journey.
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Azamara Health and Safety Protocols Announced for 2021 Cruises from Greece

With the recent announcement by Azamara that they’ll cruise from Greece this summer, the cruise line revealed their new “Explore Well at Sea” program.  Azamara developed their new health and safety program under the guidance of the Healthy Sail Panel,... Read More The post Azamara Health and Safety Protocols Announced for 2021 Cruises from Greece appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Four Seasons Adds Two New Properties in Southern Italy

Four Seasons hotels are known around the world for their attention to detail and luxurious, yet discreet, accommodations. The Canadian company will now add two more hotel choices in Italy—in Sicily and in Puglia. San Domenico Palace Taormina (Booking | Expedia | website) came under the Four Seasons umbrella in 2020 after the company stepped...
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Oil drops on India's COVID-19 crisis, pipeline resumption | Reuters

Oil drops on India's COVID-19 crisis, pipeline resumption | Reuters Oil prices fell more than 2% on Thursday as India's coronavirus crisis deepened and a key U.S. pipeline resumed operations, halting a rally that had lifted crude to an eight-week high after the IEA and OPEC forecast a rebound in global demand later in the year.Brent crude was down $1.65, or 2.3%, at $67.67 a barrel by 0948 GMT, after rising 1% on Wednesday. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was down $1.66 cents, or 2.5%, to $64.42...
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What’s Normal For Us Can Be Amazing To Others | By Shep Hyken

During my live presentations, there is a part of my speech where I talk about Moments of Magic. These are positive experiences we create for our customers, including our internal customers, also known as our fellow employees. (If you’ve been following my work, you already knew that.)
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A Revival: Embarking on New Journeys

While their properties are gradually reopening around the world, Relais & Châteaux, a non-profit association, has chosen the symbolic date of May 12, the day of its founding in 1954, to give a voice to the change makers within the network. Through their testimonials, those who shape the future of the hospitality industry explain their hope of building back better after this time for reflection.
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BR Shetty vows again to overturn travel ban and return to #UAE to 'clear my name' | The National

BR Shetty vows again to overturn travel ban and return to UAE to 'clear my name' | The National Bavagauthu Raghuram Shetty, the founder of NMC Health and payments group Finablr, said he still intends to return to the UAE to clear his name despite a court in India upholding a ruling this week preventing him from leaving the country.Mr Shetty, who was originally stopped from boarding a flight to Abu Dhabi from Bengaluru airport in November last year, had appealed against a ruling in February tha...
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#Israel's Bank Hapoalim Q1 profit jumps on reversal of loan loss provision | Reuters

Israel's Bank Hapoalim Q1 profit jumps on reversal of loan loss provision | Reuters Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest lender, on Thursday posted a bigger-than-expected jump in quarterly profit, boosted by a reversal of provisions to protect against loan defaults.Hapoalim earned 1.354 billion shekels ($412 million) in the January-March period, compared with a 192 million shekel profit in the first quarter of 2020 and a profit of 898 million shekels forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts.Net inter...
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Oil drops as India's COVID crisis puts brakes on rally | Reuters

Oil drops as India's COVID crisis puts brakes on rally | Reuters Oil prices fell 1% on Thursday as India's coronavirus crisis deepened, halting a rally that had lifted crude to an eight-week high after the IEA and OPEC forecast a rebound in global demand.Brent crude was down 74 cents, or 1.1%, at $68.58 a barrel by 0655 GMT, after rising 1% on Wednesday. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was down 75 cents, or 1.1%, to $65.33 a barrel, having risen 1.2% in the previous session."The path for crude p...
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Marcella the Cheesemonger

SAVE THE DATE! Please join me for my live, Facebook Fabulous Food Tour on the Rue des Martyrs on Wednesday, May 19 10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.  Despite a few misgivings about Facebook in regard to some of their practices and policies, I still think their initial idea of connecting people is a fantastic idea. While I have connected with many long-lost friends and high school classmates, I have ma...
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The “Platformication of the Hotel Technology Landscape”

Hoteliers are challenged to meet ever-increasing expectations by customers who have been spoiled and educated by the retail industry. Customers now expect the same level of attention and detail. Historically however, hoteliers have been depending on a myriad of systems in order to get to the end result of delivering true guest engagement and an enhanced guest experience. In addition, new vendors and solutions are launching every day which raises the question, how do hoteliers cope? How do...
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Top U.S. Travel Leaders Urge White House to Reopen International Travel

Leaders of 23 global travel companies sent a letter to President Biden Tuesday urging greater progress toward reopening international travel—as is successfully happening elsewhere in the world—and warning of dire economic consequences if U.S. borders remain shut.
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Quarantine Culture And Its Legacy For Hotels | By Larry Mogelonsky

One of the main thrusts behind the term 'the new normal' has been to emphasize the binary and irreversible shift in many of our behavioral patterns and cultural norms. Now, with many leading scientists insinuating that pre-pandemic international travel levels won't properly return until the whole world reaches herd immunity – which will take several years – this will ultimately result in many aspects of this 'quarantine culture' enduring for quite some time.
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Associate Retention & Motivation In Hotels: Let’s Leave Pandemic Crisis Mode and Focus on Employee Satisfaction Again | By Neil J. Flavin

The pandemic’s negative effect on the hospitality industry, especially its ability to hire new associates, will be long felt even as we see signs of recovery. Many have left the industry for other opportunities considered more stable. The more leadership can recognize, motivate, and reward team members, the stronger the chances are of rebuilding and retaining staff for the long term. There are so many hidden and not-so hidden costs of high turnover that exploring all options to retain you...
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HVS Market Pulse: Fort Lauderdale | By Emeldina Paratusic

Fort Lauderdale, often regarded as the "Venice of America," is the seat of Broward County and the center of economic activity in the area. The Intracoastal Waterway is lined with waterfront restaurants, scenic walkways, and marinas.
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These are blettes (Swiss chard), sometimes also called bettes and many other names depending on where you are. Once the seedlings get bigger, they'll go out into the garden. We've had great success in the past with this white-stemmed chard, not so great with other colors. I think the white-stemmed stuff is more common where we live than other varieties. Blette (chard) sprouts. The seedlings have pink stems, but they'll turn white as the plants grow. Now that the saints de glace are behind us (...
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At the Q1’21 Close, Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline has 604 Projects/104,275 Rooms

According to Lodging Econometrics’ (LE’s) Construction Pipeline Trend Report for Q1 2021, the Latin America Hotel Construction Pipeline stands at 604 projects/104,275 rooms, down 14% by projects and 16% by rooms, year-over-year (YOY). These are the lowest project and room counts seen in the region since Q2 2012.
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Hotel Sector Has Weathered the Pandemic Storm but Financing Remains Tough as Lenders Become Cautious

Hotels have weathered the pandemic storm well with support from lenders, with a bounce back of trade expected, although for some this may take three to four years to achieve.
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