Hawaii outdoor mask mandate lifted, economic outlook rises, University of Hawaii mulls fully open campuses, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash Gov. Ige Eliminates Mask Mandate for Outdoors, Allows Ocean Sports Competitions. Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday people will no longer have to wear masks outdoors, effective immediately, as COVID-19 cases decrease and more people get vaccinated. The governor said he would maintain a requirement that people wear masks indoors. The same rules will apply regardless of whether someone is vaccinated. Associated Press. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big...
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A Question

After all these years of blogging, and with social media reaching new heights I would like to know how do you follow me? Do you follow me solely on my blog? Or do you follow me as well on Instagram and Facebook?    Over a year ago I decided to post flowers just flowers on Facebook because there was so much heaviness and negativity with the upcoming election and covid-19th. After a year I have kept posting flowers and rarely do I post anything else on Facebook. On Instagram, I must admit it is...
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How to become a successful HR Manager in Dubai

Dubai of late, has been blooming with immense growth prospects under its umbrella. Being home to the most populous city in the UAE, there for sure is immense one can seek in the emirate. From the likes of working in the best professional environment, to leading a lavish life full of all amenities and financial […] The post How to become a successful HR Manager in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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JetBlue founder David Neeleman's Breeze is ready for takeoff. Here's 7 problems the new airline already has, according an expert.

A Breeze Airways plane. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways is finally launching flights but not all are sold on its business model. Analyst Henry Harteveldt is concerned about the airline's route network, high fee structure, and tech-focused model. Breeze seeks to create demand with low-cost leisure routes to underserved cities across the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breeze Airways is finally making its debut on May 27 just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the s...
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Tasca, Portuguese Community Club, Marrickville

Tasca is the Portuguese restaurant in Portuguese Community Club, Marrickville. You'll find a menu of Portuguese classics including grilled seafood, clams, Alentejana pork as well as an eye catching Espedata de Carne Beef Skewer. All at a great price (if you can find it that is!) .
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Oil settles higher on stronger demand outlook as U.S inventories fall | Reuters

Oil settles higher on stronger demand outlook as U.S inventories fall | Reuters Oil prices settled higher on Wednesday as a drop in U.S. crude stockpiles reinforced expectations of improving demand ahead of the peak summer driving season, offsetting worries that a possible return of Iranian supply would cause a glut.Brent settled up 16 cents, or 0.3%, to $68.87 a barrel and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude settled up 14 cents, or 0.2%, at $66.21 a barrel.Both benchmarks pared losses af...
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10 gorgeous beach hotels in Los Angeles from Malibu to Santa Monica and the South Bay

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Tripadvisor Los Angeles has some of the world's best hotels on some of the most beautiful coastline. To get up close, stay in a stunning LA beach hotel, from Malibu to Santa Monica and the South Bay. The best LA beach hotels start from $198 to $675 per night and come with pools and ocean views. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Sure, the Hollywood sign is one of Los Angeles' most famous landma...
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20 fun travel toys to keep toddlers busy on long road trips

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Travel toys for toddlers aren't just good to have, they're an absolute necessity. To keep a toddler busy while traveling this summer, you need engaging toys that aren't too challenging. Travel toys should also be easy to carry and difficult to lose - the fewer pieces, the better. Travel provides a lush breeding ground for boredom. Since many families will be hitting the road this sum...
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Here's how much everyone who works at an American hotel makes

A hotel housekeeper makes a bed. Joe Raedle/Getty Images After a difficult year for hotels and travel, the leisure and hospitality industry is recovering. The industry gained 331,000 jobs in April, marking three straight months of job gains. Salaries for hotel jobs vary; the following is a look at how much select hotel positions make. See more stories on Insider's business page. 37. Non-restaurant food servers earn a median of $25,020 a year, and there are 19,320 employed in the ho...
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Australians travelling overseas should be forced to have Covid vaccine, doctors say

Exclusive: Australian Medical Association wants the federal government to toughen controversial decision to fast track vaccines for people approved to travelA controversial national cabinet decision to fast track vaccines for Australians approved to travel overseas should be strengthened to make vaccination mandatory prior to departure, the Australian Medical Association has said.The cabinet decision, aimed at protecting both Australians while overseas and the quarantine system from leaks upon t...
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Tech Habits Changed During Pandemic

While consumers were stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of their tech-related habits changed significantly, according to research from The Pew Research Center and Oracle.
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HVS Musings: Repurposing Hotels Is A Growing Trend Globally | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Repurposing or finding adaptive reuse for hotel property is a growing trend globally. Hotels were converted into temporary quarantine centers and accommodation for frontline and essential workers at the peak of the crisis in most countries including the US, Canada, the UK, and India. Some hotel management teams such as the Stadshotellet in Sweden and Hotel Ambassador in Zurich went a step further and converted hotel rooms into pop-up restaurants to attract guests, by providing them a safe...
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They're Back... Visitors Embrace the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition

How Will We Live Together? Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Yes, the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale has actually opened. At about the same time, Italy relaxed much of its COVID restrictions, and humanity suddenly appeared in Venice again as if on cue. Where did they all come from?Biennale Architecture demands an answer to the question: How Will We Live Together? That theme had been announced in July 2019 by Hashim Sarkis, the Lebanese archi...
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Jet Edge And Elite Hospitality Brand Montage International Announce New Global Partnership

Leading global private aviation company Jet Edge and Montage International, an ultra-luxury hospitality management company, announce a global partnership that will deliver the most elite private aviation offerings to travelers visiting any of the esteemed Montage Hotels & Resorts, Pendry Hotels & Resorts, and Montage and Pendry Residencesacross the globe. The collaboration marks Jet Edge’s first-ever global partnership with a hospitality company and the first global aviation partner for M...
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Hyatt Inspires Summer Travel With Unique ‘Explor-Cation’ Experiences Available Globally

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today more than 40 unique ‘Explor-cation’ offerings are available nationwide now throughout the summer and beyond to immerse guests in local destinations and reignite the joy of travel in time for summer. ‘Explor-cations’ offer travelers one-of-a-kind experiences and a brief, yet purposeful break from their daily routines to go on an adventure, learn something new, or focus on their wellbeing.
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Commonwealth Hotels, Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Lockwood Development Partners And Veteran Services USA Join Forces To Execute Large-Scale, Multi-Property Adaptive Mix

Commonwealth Hotels today announced a strategic alliance with Radisson Hotel Group Americas and Lockwood Development Partners to acquire and jointly re-develop nine hotels across eight states in partnership with Veteran Services USA, forming a vast network of new multi-use developments such as housing, senior daytime activities and care, and career training and reskilling resource locations for veterans across the country.
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Some flight attendants said they didn't get sick nearly as much during the pandemic due to extra cleaning and mask-wearing - and they hope airlines keep sanitation a priority as travel rebounds

Flight attendants they have gotten sick less due to pandemic-era cleaning protocols. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Flight attendants said they got sick less during the pandemic due to increased airline sanitization. Airlines began overhauling cleaning in early 2020, when many experts thought COVID spread through shared surfaces. As more people get vaccinated and start traveling, workers hope airline cleanliness will remain. See more stories on Insider's business p...
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#Dubai Property Fund Unswayed by Creditor Dissent in Debt Dispute - Bloomberg

Dubai Property Fund Unswayed by Creditor Dissent in Debt Dispute - Bloomberg Dubai-listed Emirates REIT made no indication it’s willing to compromise with a group of creditors that rejected its proposal to exchange $400 million of sukuk securities for new notes.A dispute with investors escalated on Wednesday after the dissenting certificate-holders said they have the numbers to block the offer and asked for a meeting with the company the following day “to discuss the concerns of the Ad-Hoc Gro...
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Amadeus Data Alert: Hotel Occupancy Insight for the U.S. Memorial Day Holiday Points to Strong Start for Summer Travel | By Katie Moro

As the school year winds down in many states, Memorial Day starts the summer vacation season in the United States.
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The Worst Sales Call Ever | By Shep Hyken

Even though this is about a sales presentation, it ties into customer service. It has to do with preparation, knowing your customer, understanding what they want, and more. This is what great salespeople do to prepare for a meeting with a customer or client. This is how anyone delivers a better experience, regardless of whether it’s during the sales process or any other interaction the customer has with people in a company. It is how relationships are built.
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Airbnb 2021 Release: 100+ Innovations And Upgrades Across Our Entire Service

A whole new way for guests to search on Airbnb, a new 10-step process to become a Host, better support for Hosts and guests and much more to meet a new era in travel.
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf markets gain; #AbuDhabi falls | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf markets gain; Abu Dhabi falls | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Wednesday, with the Dubai index leading gains on back of top lender Emirates NBD.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) added 0.2%, supported by a 5.5% rise in Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services (4013.SE).The value of Saudi Arabia's oil exports in March rose by 75% year on year to 52.3 billion riyals ($13.95 billion), official data showed on Wednesday. read moreNon-...
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Harborside Hotel Selects StayNTouch Guest-Centric Cloud PMS to Enable a Connected Guest Journey

The Harborside Hotel, a high-end 194 room boutique hotel located near Washington, DC, chooses StayNTouch, a global leader in guest-centric hotel Property Management Systems (PMS), to enable a seamless and connected guest journey powered by StayNTouch’s fully cloud-native infrastructure.
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#UAE's #AbuDhabi Islamic Bank funds Rasmala's UK property acquisition | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE's Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank funds Rasmala's UK property acquisition | ZAWYA MENA Edition Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has provided structured Islamic financing worth GBP 28.6 million ($40.5 million) to Rasmala Long Income Fund to support its acquisition of a supermarket investment in the UK.The property, which was constructed in 2012, is leased to supermarket chain Tesco Stores Limited. The 25-year lease has nearly 16 years remaining and yields a rent of GBP1.46 million per annum which is su...
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Summer Surge Starts Early For US Hotels

In what could be an early sign of the summer surge, demand for U.S. hotel rooms was at its highest level in more than a year during the week ending May 15.
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ADNOC to offer approximately 375mln shares in ADNOC Distribution | ZAWYA MENA Edition

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will offer approximately 375 million shares in ADNOC Distribution at a price of AED 4.36 per share ($1.19).The UAE oil giant will also issue approximately $1.195 billion of exchangeable bonds through a combined offering with a total transaction size of close to $1.640 billion, it said in a statement.The senior unsecured bonds are due on 2024 and exchangeable under certain conditions into existing common shares of ADNOC Distribution constituting 7 percen...
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Buy now, pay later players tackle credit conundrum in Mideast’s Gulf | Reuters

Buy now, pay later players tackle credit conundrum in Mideast’s Gulf | Reuters Financial technology start-ups in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates offering online short-term credit say they are enjoying exponential growth as the coronavirus pandemic drives a shift in consumer spending online.Digital buy now, pay later (BNPL) purchasing is relatively new to the region where consumers have traditionally been sceptical of paying for goods before getting them.But Saudi Arabian-based Tamara...
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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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The hotel website you didn’t know you had. | By Thomas McDermott

Today, we’re talking about… Your hotel Google My Business listing. The little box that turned into a website. It started out harmless enough. You remember that little Google My Business listing that connected your hotel to google maps. It’s unrecognizable today. What was once no more than a simple directory listing with a link back to your website is now Google’s central hub for your hotel, aggregating reviews, pricing, even things to do nearby. At six pages, it’s hard not to call it a ...
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Watch Angelina Jolie get swarmed by bees

May 20 was World Bee Day. And to celebrate the occasion and raise awareness of the importance of bees, Angelina Jolie did a National Geographic photoshoot with a bunch of bees crawling all over her for 18 minutes. She has also been named the "Godmother of Bees" by UNESO (which is apparently a 5-year term): Jolie was recently named "godmother" for Women for Bees, a five-year program launched by UNESCO, the UN's educational, scientific, and cultural arm, and Guerlain, the French cos...
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