TEA IN THE WINDOW at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

I've been remiss in posting on my Closet Canuck blog -- mainly because I've been going through withdrawal due to not being able to travel to Canada from the US since March of 2020. That's because the US/Canada border has been closed since that time -- the longest I have not visited our friendly neighbors to the north. The current status is the border will remain closed until June 21, but according to recent reports, that date will most likely be extended once again. O Canada! In the meantime...
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Sweet Nature

    So far they are enjoying the RV lifestyle they started in Bordeaux, went along the coast, and now they are in the Pyrennes. Their one-week adventure is to test the waters for a future longer trip. Yes, they both can work remotely, for the most part, they have been since March 2020. Gabriel is a happy camper.                    Related Stories Baby's First BiteGabriel Celebrates Six MonthsBaby Love Love  [Author: French la Vie]
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Hawaii residents want tourism limits, former Honolulu police chief begins prison, COVID-19 outbreak at Hilo jail, Manoa Falls trail to reopen, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tourists, pre-COVID in Honolulu ©2021 All Hawaii News   Hawaii residents support limits on tourism, a survey finds. As island tourism continues to rebound heading into summer, a new survey of residents finds support for better regulation of tourism, including more government controls that could lead to limiting numbers at popular destinations across the state and charging higher user fees to offset tourists’ impact across the islands. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Vacation Rental...
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How to work part time in Dubai

Dubai expats are always looking to increase their means of earning and part time jobs are a great way to do that. There are plenty of part time and freelance opportunities in Dubai. However, do note that you have to follow certain rules and guidelines in order to work part time in Dubai. How to […] The post How to work part time in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Travel even if you have trouble getting around

I’m going to Greece. That might not sound noteworthy, except that Greece is a very hilly country. In fact, its national motto should be, “We have a lot of stairs.” And I have Stage 4 cancer and can’t walk much. When I announced to my friends that I’m going to Greece, they all looked at me as if the chemotherapy had finally finished melting my brain. “You do realize that Greece is a very hilly country…” they all proclaimed, as if this had never occurred to me. But, here’s the thing: I don’t have ...
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A trip to Las Vegas offers plenty of adventure if you venture far from the Strip

Long-distance travel not in the cards for the family this year? Then consider Las Vegas. It offers plenty of new adventures and off-the-beaten-track sights to see far from the crowds of The Strip. In general, Las Vegas attractions have been opening up as COVID-19 restrictions ease. That said, it’s wise to double-check the status of specific locations and make reservations, where appropriate, prior to visiting. Dam, but not the dam (Great escapes in Boulder City) For those who have never been, Ho...
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11 things to consider for your post-pandemic travel plans

As the number of Californians getting fully vaccinated grows, and COVID-19 positivity rates continue to decline, it’s only natural that we’re all champing at the bit to travel. Where we can safely go and how we get there remain moving targets. So, we’ve put together key points to consider before you hit the road, take flight or sail away. 1. Road to recovery Financial losses to the U.S. travel industry during the last year have been staggering – $492 billion in revenues, or $1.6 billion per day,...
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Wary travelers are shifting back to travel agents for post-pandemic adventures

Since the advent of the Internet, travelers have been sidestepping travel agents and doing their own trip bookings for the sake of convenience and lower cost. But in this time of pandemic, an interesting shift has taken place. “People who had booked their trip with online agencies like Expedia discovered that there was not a lot of information communicated about COVID and cancellations – and refunds – when the pandemic shut everything down,” says Christi Kennelly, an Arizona-based luxury leisure...
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Southern California getaways to excite outdoor enthusiasts

From sun-kissed beaches to breathtaking outdoor scenery, it’s no wonder Southern Californians enjoy spending so much time in the fresh air. Some of the best parks, beaches, hiking trails, playgrounds and even underwater landscapes in the country can be found here – and we’re highlighting 13 of our favorites. Note that some activities may be limited due to COVID-19 safety measures. Check websites for the latest information. ORANGE COUNTY Bolsa Chica State Beach Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington B...
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Expand Your World (Luvvie’s Travel Essentials) – Episode 22 of Professional Troublemaker

This week on Professional Troublemaker, I’m re-airing an episode sharing all my travel favorites. I travel a lot for work and for play. Travel can be fun, but when you do it a lot, it can be taxing on the body and mind. That is why it’s important to travel well, with as many things to minimize your inconvenience and optimize the circumstance. But after more than a year of sitting in my house with my auntie robe, and after I got the COVID vaccine a few weeks ago and ventured out into the wor...
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9 travel gadgets to stay healthy on a trip, including items to purify the air and improve your circulation

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Taking precautions while traveling can help you avoid contracting viruses like COVID-19 or the flu. Innovative tech like portable water filters and wand sterilizers can make your travels much safer. We've rounded up 9 essentials everyone should pack in their carry-on for a healthier trip. The pandemic may have shed light on how germ-infested air travel can be, but truly, airplanes have always been a great place to catch a cold. In addition to contagious vi...
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No 92 GPR, Glebe

The Instagram fairies led to me No 92 GPR located on Glebe Point Road. It was a restaurant special enough for a birthday dinner with an interesting menu that drew me in. It also came complete with private rooms for groups of 6 or above, a great drinks list. On the menu are dishes like kingfish tostadas, burrata with persimmon, house made pastas and crumbed slow cooked lamb.
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Oil hits over 1-year high on OPEC+ supply discipline, demand prospects | Reuters

Oil hits over 1-year high on OPEC+ supply discipline, demand prospects | Reuters Oil prices surged on Wednesday, hitting the highest in more than a year on lift from a decision by OPEC and allies to stick to the plan to gradually restore supply, along with the slow pace of nuclear talks between Iran and the United States.Brent rose $1.1, or 1.6%, to settle at $71.35 a barrel. It reached $71.48 a barrel, its highest since January 2020.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose $1.11, or 1.6%...
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#Sharjah, #Ajman approve foreign ownership of commercial and industrial licenses | Markets – Gulf News

Sharjah, Ajman approve foreign ownership of commercial and industrial licenses | Markets – Gulf News The Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) has started implementing 100 per cent foreign ownership for investors from this month (June).This is done without any requirements such as a specific capital or any additional fees for foreign investors. The decision also includes allowing branches of foreign companies to conduct their business in the emirate without the need for an agent of a ...
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It's nearly neck and neck for #Dubai's Emirates REIT and opposing investors ahead of June 7 vote | Property – Gulf News

It's nearly neck and neck for Dubai's Emirates REIT and opposing investors ahead of June 7 vote | Property – Gulf News It is now down to the wire in the race between the Dubai property fund Emirates REIT and an investor group opposed to its latest plans to win a majority ahead of the Jun 7 deadline.According to the opposing investors – calling themselves the ‘Ad Hoc Group – they now have sewn up support from 40 per cent of those who had invested in the $400 million Sukuk issued by Emirates REI...
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Investcorp's move to delist in keeping with its iconic history | The National

Investcorp's move to delist in keeping with its iconic history | The National In London, in the mid to late 1990s, the only Arab financial company that was spoken of with reverence was Investcorp. By then it had been involved in iconic deals for luxury brands such as Tiffany & Co and Gucci, rejuvenating them and then taking them public at enormous profit. It outbid future US President Donald Trump to acquire Tiffany’s in 1984 and netted $1 billion profit from Gucci. Understandably, Iraqi found...
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Scope, Size Vary As Meetings Business Returns to Hotels

Hotels with significant meetings business not only need to navigate their way back to whatever the new normal might be but must also contend with the possibility of unpredictable developments as conferences and events return to their properties, according to operators, planners and analysts.
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HFTP E20X Dubai Competition Debuts in the Middle East with Eight Start-up Competitors, Software Platform Company Hoick Announced Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) successfully featured eight start-up companies with innovative technology solutions at its Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) competition at HITEC® Dubai on June 1, 2021. This was the Dubai debut for E20X, which was first established in 2015 at HITEC North America. The competitors each pitched their solution to a panel of six industry experts for four minutes, which was then immediately followed by four minutes of Q&A from the judges. At the...
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CBRE Hospitality Market Update - Memorial Day 2021 Edition

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U.S. Hotel Figures Q1 2021 - Hotel Downturn Eases in Q1, Signaling Recovery Underway

Q1 2021 likely marked the last quarter of RevPAR declines for the U.S. hotel industry during the COVID-induced downcycle. Recent improvements in demand, air travel, operational viability and asset pricing indicate that a recovery is firmly underway. RevPAR declined by 34.9% year-over-year in Q1 to $42.36 on the back of a 17.5% decline in occupancy, luxury hotel closures, continued weak business travel and general pricing pressures. Approximately 16% of luxury hotel properties were closed ...
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Tripadvisor And Group Announce Strengthened Strategic Partnership Group Limited (Nasdaq: TCOM) ("") and Tripadvisor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP) ("Tripadvisor") announced an expansion of the strategic partnership first announced in November 2019, including a new commercial arrangement and waiver under the Governance Agreement.
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China's Hotel Construction Pipeline Ends Q1 2021 with 3,440 Projects/656,828 Rooms

According to the latest China Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), China's total hotel construction pipeline stands at 3,440 projects/656,828 rooms at the end of Q1‘21, down 3% by projects and up 2% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). While project counts may be down YOY, the total number of rooms in China’s Construction Pipeline reached a cyclical peak this quarter and is the highest it’s been in over twelve years.The lodging industry in China is steadily working...
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How Human Touch In Service Encounters Makes A Winning Customer Experience Strategy | By Sébastien Fernandez

This article focuses on the power of touch in service encounters. It is a timely topic as physical distances in restaurants have never been so important. In many countries, restaurants are closed. In other countries, tables in restaurants are kept separate at a significant distance, and service providers and customers wear masks. Social distancing is nowadays required. Touch is no longer a sign of care and affection but may constitute a fatal weapon. Even before the pandemic, many people ...
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Hospitality CRM: Past, Present and Future | By Robert Magliozzi & Jason Freed

Much of the hotel technology stack functionality – property management, revenue management, distribution – has evolved over decades into what it is today. Even online distribution, which didn’t surface until after the turn of the century when guests first started booking their trips online – has been decades in the making.
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets track oil prices higher; Egypt falls | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets track oil prices higher; Egypt falls | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets ended higher on Wednesday, with Saudi Arabia extending gains into a seventh session amid rising oil prices, while financials dragged down the Egyptian index.Brent crude rose 1.2% to $71.09 a barrel by 1011 GMT, supported by an OPEC+ decision to stick to its plan to restore supply to the market gradually and by the slow pace of nuclear talks between Iran and the United States. read moreSa...
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Mick Jagger and Tilda Swinton join calls for new law to protect Venice

Open letter signed by 21 high-profile personalities after news that cruise ship will sail past St Mark’s SquareA host of famous personalities including the Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, and the actor Tilda Swinton have supported an appeal urging the Italian government to introduce a special law to safeguard Venice.Tourists have started to return to the lagoon city since Italy eased coronavirus travel restrictions in mid-May. But residents and those with close links to the city do not wan...
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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Debuts 21st Brand, Registry Collection Hotels, With Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, today unveiled its 21st brand, Registry Collection HotelsSM, adding a luxury offering to the upper end of the Company’s growing brand portfolio while further advancing its mission to make hotel travel possible for all.
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How To Compete With Amazon | By Shep Hyken

Amazon has changed the way customers think. It has pushed customer service and experience to a higher level. The result is that consumers are more demanding and have higher expectations. It doesn’t matter what type of business or industry, Amazon has changed what customers want and expect from any type of business. This is actually good for everyone.
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The dirty word in hotel website design | By Thomas McDermott

Today, we’re talking about…How to better use stock photography in your hotel website design. The art of stock photographyFor many hotel marketers, the words stock photography are synonymous with cheesy smiles and terrible lighting. One thing’s for certain, when stock photography is bad, it’s really bad. But the truth is, stock photography is an amazing resource that when artfully curated can do incredible things to bring your brand to life. Example Take a look at the website gallery below...
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WTTC Welcomes OECD’s New Initiative For Safe International Travel

Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President, said: “We welcome the OECD initiative to safely restart international travel under their proposed framework, which give countries the flexibility to lower or raise their health protection measures while coordinating their responses within the international community.
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