Ige maintains mask mandate despite CDC guidance, Musk plans rocket reentry off Kauai, workers hard to find despite high unemployment, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige Gov. David Ige keeps Hawaii mask rules unchanged despite change by CDC. As President Joe Biden and federal health officials gave the OK for Americans who have been vaccinated to go maskless in most situations and discard social distancing, Gov. David Ige signaled that the time to loosen such restrictions wasn’t right for Hawaii. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Garden Island. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Lt. Governor Wa...
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Rick Steves Tells the Story of Fascism’s Rise & Fall in Germany

“Healthy, vigorous, respectable: everyone’s favorite uncle.” How many of us hear these words and think of that most beloved of all American travel-television personalities, Rick Steves? Indeed, in the video above they’re spoken by Steves, though to describe a figure very different from himself: Adolf Hitler, who convinced his people not to tour Europe but to invade it, sparking the deadliest conflict of all time. How and why this happened has been a historical question written about perh...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Politics, Television, College, Germany, Berlin, America, History, Poland, Nuremberg, Hitler, Seoul, Adolf Hitler, Rick Steves

rtod: kids are jumping out of windows of burning buildings, so we board up the windows instead of putting out the fire

 Revolutionary thought of the day:What I'm here to talk about is how our whole approach since day one has been like this: Kids are jumping out the windows of burning buildings, falling to their deaths. And we think the problem is that they're jumping. This is what we've done: We've tried to find way get them to stop jumping. Convince them that burning alive is better than leaving when the shit gets too hot for them to take. We've boarded up windows and made better nets to catch them, found more ...
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The Blast of the Trumpet

My Mother and Aunt Marie use to go to the antique auctions when I was child. After the dinner dishes were done, they would race off with a smile, high hopes were written on their faces. A 1920s blue glass beaded evening bag- An oak dresser with a swivel mirror for $35- a round wooden table, a chair with rawhide lacing, Grey freckled tinware, and a trumpet were some of the won bids I can recall. Especially the trumpet. My Mother used it as an alarm clock, "da da ta a...
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Half-full India repatriation flight lands in Darwin after travel ban lifts

About half of the Australians due to return were barred from flying after 40 tested positive to Covid and others were deemed close contactsAbout 80 Australians who were stranded in coronavirus-ravaged India after the Morrison government banned them from returning home have touched down in Darwin on the first post-ban repatriation flight.More than 70 people due to fly were blocked in the final hours on Friday after 40 tested positive for Covid-19 with a further 30 also unable to fly because they ...
Tags: Travel, Health, India, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Northern Territory, Darwin, Morrison, Coronavirus, COVID

9 Things Most People Put Off For Later – And Why You Should Do Them Now!

We live ever increasingly busy lives, and after a long day of work, there are lots of things we want to do with our weekends and evenings than be productive.   The benefits you can gain from doing just one or two of the things you have been putting off can be excellent. Here are some of the common things people put off and why you should do them now.   Go Traveling  Traveling can expand your horizons and give you valuable life experience. You should save money for traveling and fi...
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Paddy Field House, Marrickville

Paddy Field House is a Vietnamese restaurant on the quiet end of Illawarra Road in Marrickville. There you'll find Southern Vietnamese dishes like Pho, Banh Xeo, rice paper rolls, Bo Kho soup and Banh Mi as well as a whole vegetarian menu. All at very, very reasonable prices (and they also accept Dine NSW Vouchers).
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A bar with no booze: ‘Anybody seeking to practice their sober pash skills should give it a try’

Australia’s first nonalcoholic bar has opened in Melbourne. So what is a bar for, if not for drinking?It must take steely nerve to open a new hospitality venture in the current climate. Let alone a bar without alcohol.Yet I’ve lost count of the number of friends who sent me excited texts about the opening of Brunswick Aces cocktail lounge, such was the buzz around the opening of Australia’s first nonalcoholic bar. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Food, Australia, Alcohol, Bars, Life and style, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Pubs And Clubs, Australian lifestyle

Why Study In Singapore According To The Dean Of EHL's Newest Campus | By Beatrice Venturini & Luciano Lopez

Dr. Luciano Lopez been Assistant Professor of Macro & Microeconomics at EHL Campus Lausanne since 2018. As an economist, his research focuses on applied economics, particularly on circular economy practices in the hospitality industry. His outstanding teaching skills were recognized with the Credit Suisse "Best Teaching" award in 2016 and the EHL "Best Distance Teaching" award in 2020.
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10 of the best affordable hotels in LA for an A-list stay without the 5-star price

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. LA has some of the world's best hotels, from 5-star splurges to budget chains and chic boutiques. Expensive options are common, but so are budget-friendly alternatives, even in posh neighborhoods. Our list of affordable hotels starts under $250 for hotels that seem like they should cost far more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Along with the seemingly endless sprawl from the be...
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Hottest New Hotels For 2021

While 2020 may have been the strangest year for travel yet, it didn’t stop new hotels around the world from continuing to pop up and open their doors to travelers.
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Is It Safe to Travel Yet?

Is It Safe to Travel Yet? Is it safe to travel yet? This question is on the minds of many baby boomer travelers. Let’s explore the latest information from the CDC: Safe Travel: What You Can Start to Do If you’ve been fully vaccinated: You can resume activities that you did before the pandemic. You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business a...
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myDigitalOffice Announces the Acquisition of Broadvine, a Leader in Hotel Budgeting, Forecasting, and Performance Reporting Technology

myDigitalOffice (MDO), the leading technology platform for hotel performance management, today announces an asset purchase from Broadvine, a long standing provider of hotel performance planning applications, including their cloud-based budgeting and forecasting platform.
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A new airline is defending its plan to use college students as cabin crew after blowback from the US' largest flight attendant union

Breeze Airways pilots with David Neeleman. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways plans to save money by hiring college students as cabin crew. The US' largest flight attendants union said the plan may result in safety issues as the students are inexperienced. However, lower than expected recruitment numbers have forced the airline to open up regular positions. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman's new startup, Breeze Airways, has ambitious plans to keep costs l...
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Fornova Presentation - FornovaDI - Distribution monitoring and benchmarking platform for hotels

Fornova empowers the global travel and hospitality industry to optimize distribution, generate demand and maximize revenue by delivering best-in-class, data-driven Business Intelligence solutions. Our clients include most of the world's top 10 largest hotel groups, the biggest global OTAs, hundreds of smaller brands and independent hotels, as well as car rental companies and booking sites.
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COVID-19’s Impact On The Hampton Roads Lodging Market | By Chelsey Leffet

The Hampton Roads economy has long been supported by the federal government, the military, the aerospace industry, and the transportation and healthcare sectors. Lodging demand is also generated by tourism to the beaches and SMERFE-related transient and group travel. The market dynamics have evolved over the last decade with continued urbanization and growth in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach markets, where hotels consistently outperform those in other towns or submarkets within the MSA.
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Radisson Hotel Group Renews Partnership With SGS

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the extension of its partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, and the continued global roll out of the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol to further strengthen Radisson Hotel Group’s existing rigorous sanitation, cleanliness and disinfection program across its portfolio around the world.
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New Report Highlights Worrying Lack of Diversity at the Top of Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Companies

Travel and tourism is one of the world’s most gender diverse industries, with a 50-50 overall split between men and women, but female representation at senior management level and above is abysmally low.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Rainbow Falls in Hilo

Mahalo to Lori Steward for sharing this beautiful shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Lori’s photo was taking at Rainbow Falls, which is a must-see for anyone exploring Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island. If you’re staying on the Kona side of Hawaii Island, you might be interested in our Kona to Hilo guide that’s great for a day of exploration and adventure. That guide includes a stop at beautiful Rainbow Falls. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Rainbow Falls in Hilo appeared first on...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kona, Hilo, Rainbow Falls, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, Lori Steward, Aloha Friday Photos Lori, Rainbow Falls Happy Aloha

Choice Hotels International Reports 2021 First Quarter Results

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, today reported its results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
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HRS Hospitality and Retail Systems Appoints Tan Xiao Chen as General Manager, Sales for HRS China

HRS Hospitality and Retail Systems has announced the appointment of Tan Xiao Chen to the position of General Manager, Sales for HRS China. Mr. Tan will lead the China team in sales & business development and will continue with the expansion of the HRS product and service portfolio.
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WTTC Announces Leadership Changes

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, announces the departure of Gloria Guevara after four years leading the global tourism body.
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Meliá Hotels International Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

The Third Wave Of The Pandemic Forced Meliá To Keep Half Of Its Rooms Closed, Provoking An 80% Decrease In Revenue Compared To The First Quarter Of 2019, Although A Strong Recovery Is Expected In The Summer And Fourth Quarter.
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Survey: 71% Support Targeted Relief for the Hotel Industry

A recent national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows more than seven in ten Americans (71%) support the federal government providing targeted economic relief to the hotel industry as called for in the Save Hotel Jobs Act. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), will provide a lifeline to hotel employees, providing up to three months of full payroll support.
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NH Reinforces Its Capital Structure And Optimises Its Corporate Debt

Madrid - Minor International, NH Hotel Group's largest shareholder, has approved a rights offering of up to €107 million with pre-emptive subscription rights for all shareholders. Minor has already committed to invest the €100 million upfront, corresponding to its 94.1% shareholding, in the form of a convertible loan. The rest of the Company's shareholders will be offered the chance to invest the remaining €7 million as part of a rights offering expected to close between next September an...
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Breeze is defending a plan to use college students as cabin crew after blowback from the US' largest flight attendant union

Breeze Airways pilots with David Neeleman. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways' plans to save money by hiring college students as carbon crew. The US' largest flight attendants union said the plan may result in safety issues as the students are inexperienced. However, lower than expected recruitment numbers have forced the airline to open up regular positions. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman's new startup, Breeze Airways, has ambitious plans to keep c...
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Human Nature - The Life Of A Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

An elderly Mexican psychoanalyst was attending a psychoanalytic convention, but a cold was making her so miserable that she wanted to return home early.
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Kuwaiti airline Jazeera sees Q1 loss shrink despite slump in passenger numbers - Arabianbusiness

Kuwaiti airline Jazeera sees Q1 loss shrink despite slump in passenger numbers - Arabianbusiness Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has announced a narrowing of its first quarter net loss despite a big drop in the number of passengers carried compared to a year ago.The airline reported an operating revenue of KD8.1 million during Q1, adding that the number of passengers flown during the quarter reached 104,116, down from 496,484 in the first quarter of 2020, as restrictions continue at Kuwait Intern...
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Hospitality Recruitment: Why A Methodical System Wins Over Gut Instinct | By Sébastien Fernandez

A counter-intuitive yet highly practical approach to what really matters when hiring. Using a consistently methodical system throughout the hospitality recruitment process could win out in the long run over simply following gut instinct about a future employee.
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Three Trees That Tell a Story of Sardinia

A key to understanding Sardinia, its history and culture, comes from an unlikely place—its trees. One rarely thinks of trees when they think of islands. Palm trees, of course. But islands are so much more than their palm-fringed coasts. So many of Sardinia’s secrets lie inland, away from the holiday homes and beach bars. Here...
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