My Favorite Place to be in May

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Half of jail guard recruits test positive for coronavirus, Ige's emergency powers questioned, Honolulu resists releasing police body cam footage, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Corrections officer at Hawaii jail ©2021 All Hawaii News Half of Hawaii’s jail and prison guard recruits test positive for COVID. Half of the state’s new recruits to serve as correctional officers at Hawaii’s jails and prisons have tested positive for the coronavirus after the vast majority of the class declined to get vaccinated. Star-Advertiser.Questions raised on how much longer Hawaii Gov. Ige can invoke emergency powers. State lawmakers tried to limit the governor’s powers during the...
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The Customer Service Ritual That Takes Place at Every Meeting | By Shep Hyken

Every Monday morning – or at least the first day of the week I’m in town – we have a team meeting. We begin each meeting with a ritual. We each share a Moment of Magic with the team. This is simply a positive experience we created for either a customer or team member at Shepard Presentations. It can be as simple as returning a call quickly or stepping in to help in a crisis. The point is we all share a story. It helps us keep customer service “front-of-mind” and is a positive way to start...
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Hiking Hawaii safely

There is nothing we enjoy more than connecting Hawaii visitors with the natural beauty and wonders that the Aloha State has to offer. (Well, perhaps nothing more than enjoying them ourselves.) Here on this blog, on the Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, and in person, through video, or live planning sessions, we encourage our visitors to […] The post Hiking Hawaii safely appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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European countries will soon accept vaccinated US travelers. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images EU representatives voted Wednesday to allow fully vaccinated US travelers to visit soon. Americans will need to prove they've had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hold on to yo...
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2021 Outdoor Lovers Spring Product Guide

Every spring and fall new products hit the shelves of outdoor stores. Some are completely reimagined products whereas others seemingly showcase the colours that are on trend – which from what I’ve seen this spring are in the peachy or “tea rose” colour category as SmartWool calls it. Spring is also the time new books are released.  Two described below coincide nicely with hiking season and another is ideal for any national park lover. I’ve also included a couple of my favourite pieces of camping...
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A question about IMOP – happy to receive informed inputs

Over the past few months, I have formed a truly positive impression of Michael O’Neill, President of IMOP. But a few days ago someone has raised concerns with me about Barbara O’Neill. I will need to look at this issue carefully before reviewing my current position re: Michael.  I have seen too many corrupt regulators and […]
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Fleet, Brunswick Heads

Fleet is an award winning restaurant in Brunswick Heads in Northern NSW. It is a small, unassuming restaurant that resembles a bar and seats just 10 people. Procuring a seat here can be a challenge, even with advance planning but sometimes wishes do come true and it's worth putting your name down on the waiting list to try Fleet's tasting menu. We were lucky enough to dine at Fleet just before they close for a short sabbatical in June, 2021.
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Translating Armenian Literature.

Garen Torikian writes for Electric Literature about how he came to translate from Armenian: I had the great privilege of growing up in a house with several floor-to-ceiling shelves bursting with books. So far as I remember, they were largely ornamental, but I have a hard time believing that they went unread: my parents were not the hoarding type. One day, shortly after graduating college, stuck at home and with nothing else to do, I began to really look at the books for the first time. Non-ficti...
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Oil prices dive $2 on fears of Asian pandemic, possible U.S. rate hikes | Reuters

Oil prices dive $2 on fears of Asian pandemic, possible U.S. rate hikes | Reuters Oil prices dropped over $2 a barrel on Wednesday to their lowest in three weeks, on worries that surging COVID-19 cases in Asia would dent demand for crude and that U.S. inflation fears could prompt the Federal Reserve to slow economic growth with interest rate hikes.Traders also cited rumors that the Iran nuclear talks were making progress, which could boost global crude supplies and depress prices. read moreBre...
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Are Millennials Ready to be the Next Generation of Hospitality Leaders? | By Joshua Bergen, CHAE, CHTP

Across industries, millennials have steadily transformed the workplace. Born between 1981 and 1996, millennials come to the table with a unique set of priorities, motivations, and commitment to political awareness. They are innovative, value-driven, curious, and, despite any stereotypical assumptions perpetuated through the ranks, they are a hard-working group. As Morley Safer once said, “Millennials have the upper hand because they are tech-savvy, with every gadget imaginable almost beco...
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Coalition in talks with international airlines on digital vaccine passport for travel

Controversial tech has already been adopted by some countries despite privacy concernsThe Australian government is in talks with the International Air Transport Association about a new digital certificate that could unlock quarantine-free overseas travel for vaccinated Australians.In recent days, the prime minister Scott Morrison has begun talking up the idea of a new digital vaccination passport that could be used for domestic travel, saying this would be the “next most achievable step” as more...
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STR: U.S. Hotel Performance For April 2021

The U.S. hotel industry recorded its highest monthly performance levels since the beginning of the pandemic, according to April 2021 data from STR.
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JetBlue's first flights to London this summer are now on sale and round-trip fares are under $600

JetBlue will soon touch down in London. S.Borisov/Shutterstock JetBlue Airways has set August 11 as the start date for flights to London, UK. The New York-London route will start first while the Boston-London route will come in 2022. Both Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport in London will see daily flights from New York. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways is finally ready to make its London debut. August 11 is the official launch date for JetBlue's fligh...
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#Iran to Start Oil Exports From Port Skirting Troubled Strait - Bloomberg

Iran to Start Oil Exports From Port Skirting Troubled Strait - Bloomberg Iran said it will soon export oil from a new port that allows it to bypass the Strait of Hormuz, as nuclear talks between Tehran and other world powers show signs of progress.State-controlled National Iranian Oil Co. will start shipping crude from the Jask terminal on the Gulf of Oman coast next month, according to a statement. NIOC is already pumping oil into a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) pipeline connecting Jask with the...
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How Has Technology Changed The Face Of Marketing In Hospitality Amid Covid-19? | By Varun Khanna

Over the past year and a half, hospitality marketing and management has witnessed tremendous growth in terms of research and development (Byrd,, 2021).
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More Than Half Of Grandparents Plan To Visit Grandchildren For First Trip When They Return To Travel

Two in five (42%) U.S. grandparents have had a grandchild born since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from Motel 6. The economy lodging brand released a new survey revealing that as it becomes safe to travel again, 56% of grandparents said the first trip they’re planning to take is to see their grandchildren — with almost half (48%) already in planning their visit.
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British tourists to EU may have to quarantine even if vaccinated

Covid travel document says EU states can take into account whether their own citizens can freely access UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFully vaccinated Britons could still be told to quarantine at their EU holiday destination due to concerns over the Covid variant first detected in India and a failure to allow Europeans to visit Britain freely, according to a policy agreed in Brussels.Representatives of the 27 member states provisionally approved a change of policy...
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Travel Media Group Recognizes 25 Hoteliers with Hospitality Hero Award

Travel Media Group announced today 25 winners of the new TMG Hospitality Hero Award. The top-rated digital marketing vendor launched the award to recognize stories of resilience and excellence in hospitality.
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Travel confusion risks letting in more Covid variants, says Starmer

Labour leader says PM has lost control of the messaging after contradictory guidance on amber list travelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters have been accused of using “confused and contradictory” language over foreign travel, with Keir Starmer using prime minister’s questions to say this risks allowing more new variants of coronavirus into the country.Amid particular criticism about seemingly contradictory guidance on travel to amber list countries, the Labour ...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Besides Higher Wages, What Else Can Businesses Do To Address Labor Shortages? | By Linchi Kwok

Last week, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. hit their lowest rate since September. Deaths were also at the lowest point since April last year. Moreover, close to 60% of adults in the U.S. have already received at least one dose of a vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on May 13 that:
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It’s All In The Detail: How Hotel Indigo’s Use Of Design Illuminates The Nuances Of Every Neighborhood Where They Welcome Guests

The boutique hotel brand uses storytelling and creative interpretation of local history and culture to offer guests a unique perspective and inspire them to discover the locale
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In 2018 no one knew COVID was coming

Three years ago our talented team was tasked with building the Magnuson Cloud. The assignment? A tech solution for hoteliers that would combine several complex and non-integrated processes into one simple affordable platform.
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AHLA Statement On Updated CDC Mask Guidance

The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, on updated face-covering and physical distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Creditor group to counter #Dubai real estate fund's sukuk offer -sources | Reuters

Creditor group to counter Dubai real estate fund's sukuk offer -sources | Reuters A group of creditors plans to oppose the terms of an offer by Dubai-listed Emirates REIT to exchange $400 million in Islamic bonds for new instruments, four sources told Reuters.Emirates REIT on Tuesday offered to exchange unsecured sukuk for secured ones as part of a revamp aimed at bolstering the sharia-compliant real estate investment trust’s balance sheet, which has been hit by the coronavirus crisis.The plan...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf markets track lower oil prices; #Dubai gains | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf markets track lower oil prices; Dubai gains | Reuters Major Gulf markets ended lower on Wednesday, mirroring weak oil prices, while Dubai extended gains from the previous session following an upbeat assessment of its property shares by Morgan Stanley.Brent crude futures fell $1.4, or 2% to $67.31 a barrel at 1215 GMT, on renewed demand concerns as coronavirus cases in Asia rise and on fears rising inflation might lead the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise inter...
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Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2021-Q1

HVS and STR are pleased to provide you with the quarterly report of the Canadian Lodging Outlook. Each report includes occupancy (occ), average daily rate (ADR), and revenue per available room (RevPAR) for six major markets.
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HTNG & HSMAI form a new workgroup to combat the current divide between marketing and technology departments in the hospitality technology industry

HTNG, in partnership with The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), is in the process of forming a new workgroup to combat the current divide between marketing and information technology departments in the hospitality technology industry.
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Sage Hospitality Group Grows Portfolio In Texas With Two Additions

Sage Hospitality Group is has welcomed two upper upscale, full-service properties in Texas into its portfolio: C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton in Houston and Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. Sage Hotel Management and Sage Restaurant Concepts, both Sage Hospitality Group companies, will bring their depth of expertise to the operations of both hotels and the numerous food and beverage outlets across both properties.
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