Week 22: Paris chosen to host the 1924 Olympics - thanks to an imaginary project!

100 years ago this week: Week 22In the night of June 2, 1921, the International Olympic Committee voted 16 to 4 to select Paris as the organising city for the next Olympic Games, to be held in 1924. The news was not greeted with much interest in the press, with journalists perhaps aware that the city had no actual facilities or sporting culture. That would all change though in time for the [Author: Adam]
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What It’s Like to Live in a Medieval Italian Castle

This charming TikTok account reveals the fantasy and reality of living in a medieval Italian castle.
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An old lady in a much older Tokyo red light district

The area in the photos below is Tokyo’s Yoshiwara red light district. Well, officially the name isn’t in use anymore, but the same 17th century street layout still exists, as does the adult nature of the services on offer. Relocated to the current site in 1657, the area has endured earthquakes and fires, plus countless thousands of young women who worked there over the centuries suffered indenture, disease and very often an early death. Many in fact died before they reached their 30s, and the as...
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A Harris Park Food Tour & Staycation!

It's time to go back to Harris Park, one of our favourite suburbs for another visit to see what is new in 2021. The suburb is dubbed Little India for its proliferation of Indian restaurants in heritage houses along Marion Street but there's more than that. From Indian food to Nepali and the item that people queue up for hours to eat, we make a weekend of it staying overnight in the area!
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Oil up, near $70 a barrel as demand outlook improves | Reuters

Oil up, near $70 a barrel as demand outlook improves | Reuters Oil prices firmed on Monday, with Brent trading near $70 a barrel on growing optimism that fuel demand will grow in the next quarter, while investors looked ahead to see how producers will respond at this week’s OPEC+ meeting.Trading was thin as U.S. and UK markets were closed on Monday due to public holidays. Brent crude futures settled up 60 cents, or 0.9%, at $69.32 a barrel, off the a session high of $69.82. U.S. West Texas Int...
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Ribbon Falls Hike in Kananaskis Country

If you love a good waterfall hike, then put the Ribbon Falls hike in Kananaskis Country on your must do list. John and I chose to do it in late May – as many of Alberta’s mountain hikes are still snowbound. It was a great choice from a couple of perspectives.  First, it’s a good warm-up to get in shape for harder hikes with more elevation gain. All told its about a 20.8 km return hike with 447 m elevation gain – if you go about 10 minutes beyond the falls. I found the signage on the trails didn’...
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MIDEAST STOCKS #UAE, #Saudi indexes log monthly gain as Middle East markets end mixed | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS UAE, Saudi indexes log monthly gain as Middle East markets end mixed | Reuters Middle Eastern stock markets closed mixed on Monday, with indexes in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia logging monthly gains amid rising oil prices and improving business activity in their non-oil sectors.Brent crude futures (.LCOc1) have gained more than 3% this month and are up more than 34% year-on-year, according to Refinitiv Eikon data.The United Arab Emirates' non-oil sector expanded...
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Undecided investors will settle fate of #Dubai fund Emirates REIT's $400m Sukuk extension plans | Property – Gulf News

Undecided investors will settle fate of Dubai fund Emirates REIT's $400m Sukuk extension plans | Property – Gulf News The final stretch is in sight for what is turning out to be one of the most intense battle of wits in the UAE’s corporate landscape.Equitativa, the operator of the Emirates REIT property fund, says it has swung enough investors in favour of its plan to issue new Sukuk certificates to replace the current ones for a $400 million debt issue. And that by June 9, which is the deadli...
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#UAE's Ministry of Economy unveils campaign for companies to comply with 'ultimate beneficiary' rules | The National

UAE's Ministry of Economy unveils campaign for companies to comply with 'ultimate beneficiary' rules | The National The UAE’s Ministry of Economy has started a campaign to ensure that more than 500,000 non-financial businesses in the country submit data on their ultimate beneficiaries.Property brokers, account auditors, dealers of precious metals and gemstones and corporate services providers are being encouraged to register the required data before the campaign ends on June 30, said Safeya Al...
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Comfort brews at Honolulu Beerworks

Tucked just off of Ala Moana Boulevard on Cooke Street in Kakaako on the way from Waikiki to Downtown, Honolulu Beerworks looks much more like a charming farmhouse than a warehouse. Its corrugated walls are painted a clean blue-jeans blue, trimmed with white. It opened in 2014 and has been a vital part of Kakaako’s […] The post Comfort brews at Honolulu Beerworks appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Tarte rhubarbe, orange et coco

Entre fraises et rhubarbe, le printemps est favorable à la confection de desserts… Et je ne m’en prive pas ! Cette année, le pied de rhubarbe de mon jardin s’est joyeusement décidé à passer à la vitesse supérieure et il m’offre enfinLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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Our Pledge To Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions Ten Years Early

Whitbread is making a pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. We’re the first UK hotel chain to publicly commit to such an ambitious target, but as the UK’s largest hospitality company, we’re proud to lead the charge.
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Hospitality Financial Leadership – The Top 10 Forecasting Secrets | By David Lund

Forecasting is incredibly important because we need a fresh and current plan to help us execute our financial strategy and as the saying goes, “Without a map any road will take you where you want to go.” I know for many hotels the idea of having a monthly forecast seems far-reaching and complicated, but I know it’s not. Once you start you will see what I mean and if you already complete this important planning piece you fully know what I mean.
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#Israel and #UAE Sign Tax Treaty in Latest Normalization Step - Bloomberg

Israel and UAE Sign Tax Treaty in Latest Normalization Step - Bloomberg Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a double taxation treaty, Israel’s Finance Ministry said on Monday, the latest move to normalize ties less than a year after the countries signed a historic accord.The agreement will accelerate the development of economic relations and contribute to prosperity in both countries, Israeli Finance Minister Israel Katz said on Twitter.The agreement adds to a string of accords sig...
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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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I went inside the East Coast's largest port and saw how a backlog of goods are moved amid the never-ending chaos of ships, trucks, and trains

Touring the Port of New York and New Jersey. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Port of New York and New Jersey has seen cargo volumes skyrocket during the pandemic. An increase in e-commerce purchases during the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of goods. Larger and larger ships are coming to the East Coast's largest port to help keep goods moving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Welcome to America's front door. Touring the Port of New York and New Jersey. Thomas...
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#Qatar Petroleum hires banks for June jumbo bond sale | Nasdaq

Qatar Petroleum hires banks for June jumbo bond sale | Nasdaq Qatar Petroleum has hired a group of international banks to arrange a multibillion-dollar sale of bonds on international debt markets, said two sources close to the matter.The sale is expected to take place by the end of June, the sources told Reuters, as the Gulf's hydrocarbons giants seek to raise cash in the face of low energy prices and Qatar Petroleum plans to expand capacity.Qatar Petroleum, one of the world's biggest supplier...
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4 Pathfinder Hotels Rank In Top 8% Of Texas Hotels In Overall RevPar For Q1 2021

Following the toughest year on record for our industry, Pathfinder Development positioned itself for success by focusing on providing value and Platinum Service, paving the way for an incredible first quarter of 2021. We are thrilled to report that we had 4 out of our 6 hotels rank in the top 8% out of 6,143 Texas hotels in REVPAR. We couldn’t have achieved this without the outstanding staff, both on-property and behind the scenes providing unmatched service to our guests and associates.
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Ascott Is World’s First Hospitality Company To Offer Global Telehealth, Telecounselling And Travel Security Advisory To Guests

CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is the first hospitality company in the world to offer its guests global access to a comprehensive suite of telehealth, telecounselling and travel security advisory services. In a global partnership with leading health and security services company International SOS, Ascott will provide these complimentary services as part of its enhanced ‘Ascott Cares’ commitment to improve the overall wellness and safety of it...
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Sundaes Everyday

If you’ve ever flipped through a new cookbook and thought, “Man, that recipe looks amazing, but I’m just too tired to start from scratch,” or “I don’t have all the ingredients here,” or “I just don’t have the time,” you’re not alone. Even simple formulas can become daunting given the demands of work, family, and life in general. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just treat those glossy pages like a restaurant menu, ready to order on a whim? For anyone living in the Austin area or craving some cu...
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Tokyo Cityscape

Tokyo Cityscape photos taken as I go about my day. Many taken from our apartment and on the way out of Tokyo for a weekend break. Photos taken on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. [Author: Danny Choo]
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Does Studying Abroad Make You A Better Leader?

Fleeing the warm confines of the nest and venturing out into the unknown: studying abroad requires its very own set of survival skills. For those challenge-seekers who dare to take the plunge into unchartered territory, however, the benefits of studying abroad can prove career-boosting. What if you are looking specifically to assume a managerial role? Is studying abroad conducive to better leadership skills? Will it give you a leg up in the hospitality arena? EHL Insights delves into the ...
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Is Opening A Hotel In A Swiss Ski Resort A Good Investment? | By Pierre Verbeke

Five years ago, the future of Swiss winter ski resorts was somewhat dim, after consecutive winter seasons with little to no snow and despite a relatively stable number of tourists. There was a perception at that time that existing resorts would be required to transition into four-season resorts simply to continue to exist. That dim view became somewhat rosier, when the snows returned and top resorts saw the return of skiers in record numbers of visitors for the next three winters, climaxi...
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Middle East Members Meet As UNWTO Opens New Office In Riyadh

The 13 Members of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Middle East met in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the day after the United Nations specialised agency for tourism celebrated the official opening of its first Regional Office in the city. High on the agenda was adopting a coordinated approach to developing unified protocols for safe and responsible travel throughout the region.
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Al Dhabi Capital's Yasin: Overweight #UAE Market - Bloomberg video

Al Dhabi Capital's Yasin: Overweight UAE Market - Bloomberg Mohammed Ali Yasin, Chief Strategy Officer at Al Dhabi Capital, discusses a potential merger between Abu Dhabi's and Dubai's stock indices. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din and Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Kuwait International Bank agrees to sell debts owed by NMC Health | The National

Kuwait International Bank agrees to sell debts owed by NMC Health | The National Kuwait International Bank is recouping some of the money it is owed by NMC Health, the healthcare group founded by BR Shetty that was placed into administration last year, by selling off its debt.The lender is owed $74.11 million by NMC Health, but agreed to sell the debt for $13.25m, the company said in a statement to Boursa Kuwait, where its shares trade. It did not disclose the name of the buyer and said it had...
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Diversity & Inclusion in the Israeli Tech Sector - Bloomberg video

Diversity & Inclusion in the Israeli Tech Sector - Bloomberg Alan Feld, Founder and Managing Partner, Vintage Investment Partners, & Founder, Power in Diversity Israel discusses breaking down barriers to create an inclusive workforce for Israel's tech sector. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din and Simone Foxman on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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AHIC 2021 returns to Dubai, bringing four major investment communities from the Middle East and Africa under one roof

The region’s leading hospitality investment conference, AHIC, will return live and in-person from September 20-22, 2021 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, facilitating much-needed conversation, networking and market insight to help hotel investors, owners and operators steer the post-pandemic hospitality landscape in the Middle East and Africa.
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Hotel Decarbonisation: A Decision-Making Tool | By Willy Legrand

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow this November 2021, a series of breakthroughs can be observed in terms of climate actions. Governments are aligning policies towards a carbon neutral future; advances in technologies are making solar and wind energy cheaper to produce compared to fossil fuel in many markets; and development of construction techniques makes it possible to build high-rises from timber in an increasingly urbanized world.
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Bill Bensley Artworks in First International Auction to Celebrate World Environment Day from 5-30 June 2021

Best known as an architect, interior designer and landscape designer who has brought to life over 200 resorts, hotels and palaces in more than 30 countries, few may know that Bill Bensley is also an artist.
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