Memorial Day weekend crowds expected, pain at the pump, rental car shortage, more than half of Hawaii fully vaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Waikiki Trolley ©2021 All Hawaii News Record-setting crowds expected during Memorial Day weekend in Hawaii. With Hawaii residents and visitors champing at the bit to enjoy the great outdoors maskless, this Memorial Day weekend could prove to be a record-setting one in terms of numbers. Star-Advertiser.Pain at the Pump: Hawaiʻi Gas Prices Climb to 2014 Levels. Heading into the Memorial Day weekend for travel, gas prices for Hawaiʻi continued to climb, reaching levels not seen since No...
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When the Sunshines

      When the sun finally peeked out in Paris declaring Spring, at last, had arrived Chelsea took Gabriel to the park for several hours and the only photos she took were these right before they stepped outside. As it should be... seize the moment - focusing on the moment at hand! Gabriel looks so big, doesn't he? Soon he will be two!                 [Author: French la Vie]
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Top 10 Most Demanding Jobs In Dubai

Dubai is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations globally. The emirate’s incomparable skyscrapers, world-class theme parks, nice beaches, iconic infrastructures, luxurious hotels, vast shopping malls and desert safari experience make the travelers captivated and draw them to explore the country. Dubai is also the most in demand place for jobs and business. Tax free […] The post Top 10 Most Demanding Jobs In Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Bittersweet times in Rural Tuscany

Lots of folks travel to Tuscany to gawk at Etruscan tomb paintings. Many seek the remains of the Renaissance, or they (as I do) fawn over the carvings in Romanesque churches, (or—like my mother—swoon over Baroque churches). By the time we come to the 20 years of Fascism, our little tourist army has dwindled considerably. There are only a few stragglers by the time we get to the mid century 1950s, when Italy finally started to show signs of a post-war economic recovery, however dawdling its arriv...
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Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay

Raes on Wategos is a luxury boutique hotel, bar and restaurant in one on Watego's Beach in Byron Bay. Located mere footsteps from Watego Beach and housed in a bright white cement rendered mansion it seems as much a glam movie set as a Mediterranean restaurant. Diners sup on meals of kangaroo tonnato, hand rolled fregola with spanner crab and their take on a lamington dessert.
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The 14 best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, from family-friendly options with massive waterparks to romantic retreats with overwater bungalows

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Club Med All-inclusives are a great value since food, drinks, and often, activities are part of the price. Mexico is an all-inclusive resort paradise, from romantic adults-only getaways to kid-focused stays. We found the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico whether you're on a budget or looking to splurge. When it comes to beach vacations, going the all-inclusive route can be a game-changer. There&#...
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Airbnb has extended its 'party ban' until the end of the summer

Airbnb announced that it will not be allowing guests to throw parties at Airbnb rentals for the entire 2021 summer. Yuriko Nakao/Getty Image Airbnb will not be allowing guests to throw parties at rentals for all of summer 2021. CEO Brian Chesky says, "We want to be really good community players all over the world." Earlier this week, Airbnb rolled out more than 100 new features on the app for guests and hosts. See more stories on Insider's business page. With more people getting vacci...
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NMC's administrators set for new round of hearings in dispute with #Dubai Islamic Bank | The National

NMC's administrators set for new round of hearings in dispute with Dubai Islamic Bank | The National Alvarez & Marsal, the administrator of the UAE's biggest healthcare operator NMC Healthcare, secured a stay late on Thursday evening against an earlier ruling where its bid to reclaim power over securities held by Dubai Islamic Bank failed.Administrators had brought a claim through the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts, where NMC Healthcare and its 35 associated companies were placed into administ...
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#Dubai property fund Emirates REIT bond proposal yet to win a majority, says opposing group | Property – Gulf News

Dubai property fund Emirates REIT bond proposal yet to win a majority, says opposing group | Property – Gulf News Dubai: So, who won? The operator of Emirates REIT says it has a sizeable number of bondholders siding with its proposal to extend the maturity period of its $400 million Sukuk from 2017.On Thursday, Equitativa, the fund manager, said 75 per cent of those who cast early votes on the proposal sided with the move.But the ‘Ad Hoc Group’ – comprising bondholders who opposed the maturity...
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 28 May 2021

HVS Hodges Ward Elliott acts on the sale of the Castelfalfi Estate, Italy, TUI Group sells 49% stake in RIU Hotels, Marathon acquires UK portfolio of 17 IHG hotels from Cerberus, Hotel Brooklyn in Manchester sold by Marshall CDP, UK hotel Bredbury Hall sold out of administration to Vine Hotels, Channel Islands hotel portfolio sold to Hand Picked Hotels, Highland Coast Hotels acquires four hotels in Scotland, Inn Collection Group acquires the Carlton Hotel in Lytham St Annes, UK.
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US Hotel Industry Demand About 300,000 Daily Rooms Off 2019 Pace

The U.S. hotel industry recorded its best performance in 62 weeks, selling more than 3.3 million rooms each day of the week ending May 22 — a level reminiscent of November 2019, but still 300,000 rooms shy of the rooms sold daily in May 2019.
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8 Challenges You’ll Face When Implementing a Revenue Strategy [for Independent Hotels]

Implementing a revenue strategy comes with a unique set of challenges, on top of the existing challenges facing hotels at the moment due to the colossal impact of the pandemic. Hotels need to remember why they are optimising each channel, and how direct bookings reduce costs and produce a higher lifetime value for each guest.
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RIU Group acquires TUI’s 49% stake in 19 RIU branded hotel properties

RIU Group will acquire from TUI its 49% stake in 19 hotel properties which are operated under the RIU Hotels & Resorts brand and are located in four different continents, as well as two more hotels that are now under development. The Riu family already holds 51% stake of these properties and will now become its sole owner.
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11 incredible Iceland hotels with magnificent views of otherworldly landscapes

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Tripadvisor Iceland is open to vaccinated travelers or anyone with proof of previous infection or negative test. Many hotels also require proof of vaccination but are open to travelers. The best hotels in Iceland range from a high-end hostel in Reykjavik to a luxury lodge in the south. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky There are few places on earth that capture the imagination quite like Iceland. ...
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Anantara Eases Quarantine Stays With Virtual In-Room Wellness Programmes In Bangkok

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has introduced targeted wellness programmes for guests undergoing quarantine. The new programmes are designed to refresh and balance their mind, body and soul with the assistance of a personal wellness expert and lifestyle coach via a live video call. The luxury hotel group’s Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort properties are the only certified Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotels in Bangkok that offer virtual in-room well...
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Hard And Soft Skills: Striking The Right Balance For Career Success | By Michel Rochat

Loyal to my Jura origins, I often compare the world of education to the complex mechanism of a Swiss watch. Indeed, precision and technique are necessary components for creating high-quality watches, but they are nothing without the complement of soul, a history and strong values. In my opinion, the same is true in the world of education and even more so in the world of dual education: you have to know how to teach both hard and soft skills. These two sets of skills are inseparable if we ...
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Modern New Stellenbosch Accommodation Offering Will Be Managed By Indalo Hotels & Leisure’s New Acquisition - WINK Aparthotels (Pty) Ltd

Local accommodation brand WINK Aparthotels is thrilled to announce that its first endeavour under new owners Indalo Hotels & Leisure (falling under the umbrella of Afrirent Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a 100% Black Female Owned level 1 BEE Company) will be the management of Quivertree Stellenbosch as of August 1st, 2021.
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‘Best Hotel Brand In The Middle East'

Rotana has won three coveted awards at the 2021 edition of the Business Traveller Middle East Awards. The hospitality group was awarded ‘Best Hotel Brand in the Middle East' for the fifth consecutive year while its Centro brand bagged ‘Best Budget Hotel Brand in the Middle East’ and Park Rotana was crowned ‘Best Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi’.
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Hotelschool The Hague Launches New Master Programme For Future Leaders In The Hotel Industry

Developed pre-pandemic but never more relevant than today, this one-year programme is an in-depth exploration of the challenges and opportunities that the international hotel industry faces today and in the future. The first intake will start in September 2021.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Rugged Hana Coastline

Mahalo to Melanie from Connecticut for sharing this great shot for Aloha Friday Photos. This photo was taken at a spot off the road to Hana. If you look at the cliff in the foreground, you can see a gap in the trees. That’s where the Hana Highway carves its path into the cliffside. Though Melanie didn’t mention the exact location where she took this photo, we suspect it is that it was taken off Keanae Road which leads to the end of the stunning Keanae Peninsula. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Alo...
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Southwest Airlines bans woman accused of knocking out flight attendant’s teeth

DALLAS  — Southwest Airlines has banned a woman accused of punching a flight attendant in the face last weekend in an incident that highlighted a recent increase in unruly passengers. An airline executive disclosed the ban Thursday in a message to employees. The incident happened shortly after a plane from Sacramento, California, landed in San Diego on Sunday morning. San Diego Harbor Police arrested Vyvianna Quinonez, 28, and charged her with felony battery. The airline said the passenger ignor...
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US Hotels Continue Long, Slow Race Back To 'Normal'

If March jump-started the U.S. recovery, April cemented the U.S. as a leader of the pack in the race back to a normal, post-COVID-19 world.
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Marriott Focused On Helping Owners With Costs, New Development

As the hotel industry continues on its way to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Marriott International is working closely with owners to control costs and guide new construction.
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Demand For Vacation Homes Soar As NDM Hospitality Shares Expansion Details

Florida-based NDM Hospitality, innovators of the family travel and dining industries are slated for significant growth this year, expanding beyond Florida nationally and internationally. Known for recognizing changing consumer needs and creating new vacation concepts, in addition to bringing a unique perspective to hospitality and F&B. The brand’s primary focus is on family ventures, strengthening and celebrating families is at the heart of the entire brand.
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Fornova Presentation - FornovaRI - Revenue and operational analytics in a unified dashboard

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. Our solutions enable their entire organization (from revenue and distribution to sales, e-Commerce a...
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Adds Five New Member Hotels

Announced today, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection added five new member hotels to its rapidly growing portfolio, giving these independent hotels and resorts access to Curator’s best-in-class operating agreements, services, and non-proprietary technology that collectively generate significant cost-savings. The list of new member hotels includes Inn at the Market, the first non-Founding Member hotel to join Curator, The Edgewater Hotel from Noble House Hotels & Resorts, and three Provenanc...
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Book Your Entire Road Trip In One Go – Scandic First Nordic Hotel Chain To Introduce Online Multi-Booking

As school graduations and holidays approach, many people are now planning their summer vacations and interest in experiences, visiting relatives and road trips is high. To simplify planning, Scandic is pleased to be the first in the hotel industry to launch the possibility to book an entire holiday in one click. Using Scandic’s new multi-booking feature, travelers can now book up to five hotel stays in the same booking on Scandic’s website.
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 22 May

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy reached the 60% mark for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to STR‘s latest data through 22 May.
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WTTC Research Reveals Travel & Tourism Sector’s Contribution To Caribbean GDP Dropped By $33.9 Billion In 2020

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals the dramatic impact COVID-19 had on the Caribbean’s Travel & Tourism sector, wiping out $33.9 billion from the region’s economy.
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Delivering On Guest Expectations And Driving Revenues With Oracle Hospitality And Nor1 | By Alan Young

I was honored and somewhat nervous to moderate an incredible panel recently that focused on the acquisition of Nor1 by Oracle Hospitality. Even though this occurred in November of 2020, it made great sense to connect with the stakeholders of this strategic purchase almost six months after the paperwork was signed.
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