Podcast #711: How to Plan the Ultimate Road Trip

After more than a year of being cooped up due to pandemic restrictions, lots of people are itching to hit the open road and get the heck out of dodge. If that’s you, my guests have some great tips for planning and executing an awesome road trip. Their names are Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi and they’re the proprietors of the RV Atlas blog and podcast, the authors of several books on camping and road tripping, and veteran road trippers themselves, having, together with their three boys, spent o...
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what i'm reading: the skin we're in by desmond cole

Alternative title: It Happens in Canada, Too.Desmond Cole's book, The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power may be a difficult book for white Canadians to read. That's exactly why they should read it. Cole documents events most Canadians would call "US-style" racism -- except they all take place in Canada. He uncovers historical anti-Black bias in Canada's immigration policies, ongoing anti-Black racism in its public schools, racism embedded in false historical narratives, and raci...
Tags: Travel, New York City, US, America, History, Canada, United States, North America, Ku Klux Klan, Henry, Underground Railroad, Howard Zinn, What I'm Reading, Bigotry, Laura K, Canadian Culture

Cruise ships not set to return to Hawaii soon, Senate bill makes it harder to scrutinize government bids, Kauai loosens gathering rules, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cruise ship off Hawaii pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii News  When will cruises return? Several cruise lines announced their intentions last week to resume vacation cruises this summer to ports in Alaska, Florida or Texas — but it doesn’t appear Hawaii will be on any port of call itineraries anytime soon. Tribune-Herald.University of Hawaii budget cuts to reverberate throughout local economy. An economic impact study released today suggests the $90 million cut in state general funds for UH over...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Navy, Senate, Time, Hawaii, Pentagon, Vikings, Kauai, Maui, Chris Todd, Todd, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, CIP, Oahu

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Week 21: Vive la Commune !

100 years ago this week: Week 21In the history of Paris, May 21 - 28, 1871 is known as the Semaine Sanglante, the bloody week when thousands were killed as government forces took back control of the city from the Communards. We mark the 150th anniversary of these tragic events this year, but 100 years ago the commemorations were far from front-page news. Instead, the mainstream press chose to [Author: Adam]
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Forex Trading in Dubai

Dubai is a hub of forex trading. The investors in Dubai have turned to forex trading after the fall of real estate market in Dubai. Since then, forex brokers and trading companies have grown in Dubai, attracting local and foreign investors alike. About Forex Trading: Forex trading involves two parties where both the parties exchange […] The post Forex Trading in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Old and long-abandoned Japanese televisions

Televisions remain an ever-present feature in the home and hotel room, but just like viewing habits, designs have changed enormously, and the TV sets below are a nice reminder of just how dramatic those changes have been. Taken over the space of 10 years or so, they were all shot in a variety of abandoned buildings, and while some are clearly more modern than others, all of them hark back to an era when millions of people sat, at set times, to watch specific programmes. ...
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Momofuku Seiobo, Pyrmont

Momofuku Seiobo, the first overseas outpost of Momofuku is closing on Saturday, the 26th of June, 2021 and from now until then diners can book in for a final taste of chef Paul Carmichael's incredible 7 course Caribbean menu.
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Knowland Releases the Essential 2021 Sales Playbook for Hotels

Knowland, the leader in AI-powered group business data for hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, conference centers and other meeting venues, announced today the release of a new guide entitled “The Essential 2021 Sales Playbook for Hotels, Steps to Rebuild Group Revenue and Avoid Being Left Behind.” Specifically designed to help hoteliers recapture meeting and events business lost during COVID, the guide provides information on how to adjust strategy for the new competitive landscape, ...
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The Driving Factor Behind the Business Travel Comeback | By Speleos Dravillas

As vaccine distributions continue worldwide, the demand for traveling is returning as evidenced by airlines and hotel bookings. Tripadvisor says 67% of Americans plan to travel this summer, and the “Big Four” - United, Delta, American and Southwest - U.S. domestic airlines agree that leisure travelers are rapidly returning to air travel over the next couple of months.
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Oil Surges With Iran Saying Differences Remain on Sanctions Deal - Bloomberg

Oil Surges With Iran Saying Differences Remain on Sanctions Deal - Bloomberg PRICES: WTI for July delivery rose $2.47 to settle at $66.05 a barrelBrent for the same month gained $2.02 to $68.46 a barrel, to the highest since May 18 Oil climbed the most in a month after Iran said that gaps remain in negotiations aimed at reaching a deal to end U.S. sanctions on its crude.Futures rose 3.9% in New York on Monday with added support from a weaker dollar, which makes commodities priced in the...
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16 Tips to Become an Influencer

Social media influencers are all the rage right now. Brands want to collaborate with them in order to expand their reach and drive conversions. The followers of influencers, on the other hand, look forward to expert advice and recommendation from them. Are you wondering how to become one yourself? With the popularity of influencer marketing, it is only natural that people are becoming increasingly curious about how to become an influencer. Here are 16 tips to be followed in order to mak...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media Marketing, Google Analytics, Dubai, Brazil, Lebanon, Don, Facebook Instagram, Google Facebook, Neil Patel, Friendster, Dubai UAE

Bitcoin Dip

As of last month, I’ve been enlisted as a community engagement consultant to the HTDC and its Digital Currency Innovation Lab (DCIL) partnership with the state DCCA Division of Financial Institutions (DFI). The objective is to grow participation from cryptocurrency enthusiasts in Hawaii and help formulate a holistic perspective on the development of digital currency for the state. It’s going to be a fun assignment. Like many geeks I’m fascinated by where crypto is headed, and after attending ...
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COMO Hotels And Resorts Celebrate Their 30 Year Anniversary

The award-winning lifestyle brand, COMO Hotels and Resorts is celebrating three decades in hospitality. Conceived in 1991 with the opening of COMO The Halkin in London’s chic Belgravia, the collection has now grown to 15 hotels and resorts in some of the world’s most coveted destinations.
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Europe’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Remains Healthy and Continues to Grow in the First Quarter of 2021

According to the latest Europe Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), analysts at LE report that at the start of 2021, Europe’s hotel construction pipeline increased 5% by projects and 6% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). Europe ends the first quarter of 2021 with 1,928 projects/310,523 rooms, a record high project and room count for the region.As the hotel construction pipeline remains strong in Europe, vaccination rates also continue to rise and European g...
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#Dubai's DMCC makes a case for new bank to support diamond trading in UAE | Markets – Gulf News

Dubai's DMCC makes a case for new bank to support diamond trading in UAE | Markets – Gulf News Dubai’s DMCC could set up a bank or financial tool to provide financing to the diamond trading industry in the next 10 to 30 months.Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DMCC’s Executive Chairman and CEO, said that it was “too early” talk about the matter but added that it was the “missing puzzle” in Dubai as it is hard to get finances. “It’s not for profit that we are pushing to support this and if need be even invest...
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#SaudiArabia hopes to raise $55bn through privatisation | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia hopes to raise $55bn through privatisation | Financial Times Saudi Arabia hopes to raise about $55bn over the next four years as it plans to step up its nascent privatisation programme with the government seeking to boost revenue and narrow its yawning budget deficit.  Mohammed al-Jadaan, the finance minister, told the Financial Times that Riyadh had identified a pipeline of 160 projects across 16 sectors, including asset sales and public-private partnerships, through to 2...
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Hotel Booking Momentum Exceeds 60% Globally As Europe Reawakens | By Mike Ford

A lot now happens in a month in the world of travel and, since my last monthly analysis of the SiteMinder World Hotel Index, booking momentum has rallied by 6% month-on-month, to now sit above 60% of pre-pandemic levels for the first time since March of 2020. And while the markets that I’ve been highlighting in the Pacific and Americas have remained largely stable, it’s been the long-awaited recommencement of European booking activity that’s helped to drive the fresh momentum.
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Memorial Day travel by Southern Californians will increase 64%, most going by car

Southern Californians will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend in large numbers, buoyed by sharp decreases in coronavirus cases, increased vaccinations and spurred by pent-up demand from 15 months of safer-at-home orders, polls show. More than 2.8 million Southern Californians will take a trip, a 64% increase over the same period last year when the pandemic was in the early stages, the Automobile Club of Southern California is predicting. “Travel is back in a big way,” said Marie Montgomery, ...
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Experts are convinced that self-flying planes will roam the skies by 2025 - here's how one startup is working to win over the FAA and the public

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off. motive56/ Xwing, founded by Marc Piette, is one of the startups working to make self-flying planes a reality. Its Cessna 208B Grand Caravan can already fly on its own, as Insider found on a demonstration flight. Self-flying planes will start by flying cargo and then regional passenger flights as early as 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. Teaching a 27-year-old aircraft how to fly on its own was the easy part for Ma...
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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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MIDEAST STOCKS #Qatar falls on broad-based losses; #AbuDhabi gains | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Qatar falls on broad-based losses; Abu Dhabi gains | Reuters Broad-based losses pulled Qatari shares lower on Monday, with all stocks on the index except one in negative territory, while the Abu Dhabi index was buoyed by its top lender.The Qatari benchmark (.QSI) retreated 1.3%, falling for a fourth consecutive session. Petrochemical maker Industries Qatar (IQCD.QA) slid 3.8%, the biggest decline on the index."Qatar is still facing lockdowns and slower vaccination rates th...
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#Dubai Investment Firm FIM Partners Said to Consider Raising SPAC - Bloomberg

Dubai Investment Firm FIM Partners Said to Consider Raising SPAC - Bloomberg FIM Partners, the frontier and emerging markets asset manager backed by EFG Hermes, is considering listing a special purpose acquisition company in the U.S., people familiar with the matter said.The Dubai-based investment firm could seek about $250 million for the blank-check company, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is advising on the potential deal...
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Kingdom Holding turns profitable in Q1 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Kingdom Holding turns profitable in Q1 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Kingdom Holding Company achieved a net profit after Zakat and tax worth SAR 91.06 million during the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, against a net loss of SAR 50.11 million in the same period a year ago.Earnings per share stood at SAR 0.02 in Q1-21, versus a loss per share of SAR 0.01 in Q1-20, according to the initial financial results.Revenues shrank by 56% to SAR 174.88 million during the January-March 2021 period, from SAR 397.92 m...
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Americans want to travel again but some vacations are now way more expensive than normal, thanks to a 17% spike in flight fares and rising hotel prices

Families gather at Fort Lauderdale Airport for a trip to New York Rodrigo Varela / Getty Images for CLEAR The cost of US international flights is up 17% since April 1, and domestic flights have risen 9%, CNBC reports. Some hotel room rates are also higher than in 2019, but most are below pre-pandemic levels. An increase in bookings, the reintroduction of flight-change fees, and the reopening of major attractions are contributing to rising prices. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Hotels, New York City, US, Trends, Airlines, Cnbc, Delta Air Lines, Bernstein, Disney World, CANCUN Mexico, STR, Fort Lauderdale Airport

UNWTO and Google Launch Global Partnership to Lead Tourism Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Google have signed a new agreement to work together and lead global tourism’s recovery through innovation, education, and market intelligence.
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12 Most Innovative Sustainable Travel And Hospitality Start-Ups | By Natacha Reymond

In response to consumer concerns over sustainability and to give industry players an edge in an increasingly competitive market, hotels, airlines, booking agents and tour operators —among others— have been developing a host of innovative sustainable travel start-ups.
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Service Excellence: Transform Your Customers Into Superheros | By Franck Louveau

Delivering service excellence is not only about establishing standards of service and training your employees to deliver them. It is about creating a service culture that is embraced and empowers your employees to add their personal touch.
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UNWTO Hosts Tourism Leaders In Madrid

To celebrate the return of the FITUR International Tourism Fair, UNWTO united leaders from the public and private sectors to send out a strong message that tourism is ready to return. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili welcomed distinguished guests to the Royal Theatre in Madrid, among them the newest UNWTO Ambassadors, including the manager of Atlético de Madrid football club Diego Simeone and model and entrepreneur, Valeria Mazza.
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Restaurant Tech Needed To Hone The Dining Surge | By Larry Mogelonsky

Many hoteliers and restaurateurs have taken a bearish stance on dining revenues as we emerge from the pandemic, arguing that eating habits have irrevocably changed as a result of so much time spent in lockdown and learning how to cook or bake for oneself. We portend the opposite for one simple reason.
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