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Absolute Hotel Services Announces Eastin Estates, The First Hospitality Brand In Asia For Seniors

Jonathan Wigley, CEO of the Absolute Hotel Services (AHS) Group, has announced new expansion plans, with the launch of the Eastin Estates brand, a luxury long-stay residential brand in the assisted living segment. Eastin Estates provides a residential community experience to meet the growing needs of the active senior market, with services and facilities for residents that encourage health and social connections. AHS Group is the first hospitality management company to launch a brand dedi...
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Teachers to vote on contract, police commission nominee says no racism in Hawaii, two counties pass annual budgets, studying the sea, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Whale frolics off Hawaii Coast ©2021 All Hawaii NewsNOAA Awards UH $210 Million To Host Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration selected the University of Hawai‘i to host a new Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, with the federal agency providing up to $210 million in funding over five years. Maui Now.Hawaii Teacher Salaries Won’t Change If New Contract Is Approved. The Hawaii State Teachers Association has r...
Tags: Travel, US, Hawaii, City Council, Council, Los Angeles Times, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Health, Alexander, Caltech, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kamehameha Schools


An old-style Tokyo bicycle shop at opening time

Bicycles are an integral part of Tokyo life, and as such, there’s no shortage of bike shops. Some of them are large, others are quite fancy, but the vast majority remain old-style outfits run by similarly old men. Small, invariably cluttered places that are all interesting in their own way, but this one in particular reminded me of a quote from one of the best writers on Japan, the great, sadly late Alan Booth: “Isn’t it wonderful? It’s so ordinary.”
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The Seine

I love it when the Seine is smooth. The trees are now green. This blue is so striking. Pont Neuf. Saint Michel Fountain. Another nice view.
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DIVINE Onion, Chickpea Spiced Rice Pilaf

This onion, chickpea and spiced rice pilaf is such a tasty way to make rice that is a great accompaniment to meats or curries or just a tasty meal in itself. Basmati rice is sweetened with caramelised onions with a range of fragrant spices and chickpeas. This pilaf rice is beautifully flavoured and doesn't stick together!
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Oil steady after mixed U.S. crude inventory report | Reuters

Oil steady after mixed U.S. crude inventory report | Reuters Oil prices steadied on Thursday following two straight days of gains that took oil futures to highs not seen in a year, after weekly U.S. crude stocks fell sharply while fuel inventories rose more than expected.Brent futures settled at $71.31 a barrel, down 4 cents after touching its highest since May 2019 earlier in the session. U.S. crude settled at $68.81 a barrel, losing 2 cents. WTI prices rose as high as $69.40, the strongest s...
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#Saudi IPO Berain Water Picks Banks to Manage Offering - Bloomberg

Saudi IPO Berain Water Picks Banks to Manage Offering - Bloomberg One of Saudi Arabia’s biggest bottled-water companies is exploring going public, according to people familiar with the matter.Riyadh-based Berain Water has hired the investment banking arm of Samba Financial Group to manage a possible initial public offering of a 30% stake, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. No decision has yet been made and the company may decide against an IPO, they sai...
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Mideast Stocks: #Saudi, #UAE markets extend weekly gaining streak | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Saudi, UAE markets extend weekly gaining streak | ZAWYA MENA Edition Stocks in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia extended their weekly gaining streak, boosted by rising oil prices and improving business activity in the non-oil sector.Saudi Arabia's benchmark stock index added 1.7% in its fourth consecutive weekly gains, as Brent crude LCOc1 has risen in four of last five weeks, according to Refinitiv data.Sentiment was also boosted by a survey showing Saudi Arabia's non...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Commercial Bank, DAMAC Properties, Saudi UAE, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom, Gulf Egypt, First Abu Dhabi Bank, National Bank of Oman, Emirates Telecommunications Group


'Safety first': Grant Shapps on Portugal's removal from travel 'green list' – video

Portugal has been removed from the government’s ‘green list’ of destinations from which people can return to England without having to quarantine, and no extra countries have been added.The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, raised concerns of a new coronavirus mutation and rising cases in Portugal, adding the UK had to put ‘safety first’ ahead of a national reopening on 21 JunePortugal removed from ‘green list’ of Covid travel destinations Continue reading...
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Hotel Labor Market Shifts Fundamentally Due to Pandemic

U.S. hotel recovery has finally hit its stride, with leisure demand nearly back to normal even ahead of the summer boom and business and groups beginning to chart a course to return over summer and into fall.
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Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report Affirms Potential Watershed Moment for Industry and Consumers

New research released today from Booking.com, containing insights gathered from more than 29,000 travelers across 30 countries, suggests that the pandemic has been the tipping point for travelers to finally commit to their own sustainable journey, with 72% of global travelers believing people have to act now to save the planet for future generations.
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WTTC Projects 2M U.S. Jobs Could be Created This Year Should International Travel Resume This Summer

The latest research compiled by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), reveals that more than two million jobs could be created if international travel reopens before the busy summer period.
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As Weeds are Plentiful in Spring

My friend Annie makes weed salad. She gathers the weeds in a field. Weeds. She eats them. And tells me, "..they are good for you, high in vitamins." Weeds that I walk on without giving them a thought. Bitter weeds.     Weeds with names such as: Salade de Chasseur, or Hunter's Greens in English. Fenouil, or Fennel's first shots. Not to be confused with older, later in the season's more substantial growth. Pissanli (I won't tell you what that sounds like in French... oh dang I have to tell you.....
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Hawaii travel news: Maui drops 2nd COVID tests upon arrival, Manoa Falls Trail to reopen

– Maui County announced their plans to end their post-arrival, rapid, COVID tests for trans-Pacific travelers at Kahului Airport per the Maui News. These tests will no longer be conducted starting Friday, June 4, 2021. This rapid, antigen testing program started May 4, 2021. Through Monday, 92,963 tests had been conducted and of those tests, only five ended up yielding a positive PCR test. – Please note that at this point in time trans-Pacific travelers, whether vaccinated or not, are required ...
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Cloud5 Communications Ranked Top HSIA Provider in May GPNS Vendor Report by Marriott International

Cloud5 Communications, a leading provider of communications solutions for the world’s top hotel brands and management companies, has been recognized by Marriott International as achieving the highest vendor ranking in May for High-Speed Internet service based on its stringent Global Property Network Standards (GPNS). Cloud5 is one of a small group of providers that has earned the GPNS “Full” designation and is also among the select few approved to install and support HSIA at Marriott’s la...
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UK Risks Increasing Isolation If It Continues To Keep Its Doors Closed To International Travel, Says WTTC

Data shows forward bookings for international travel lag behind increased capacity by airlines gearing up for more ‘green list’ countriesWTTC calls for all fully vaccinated Brits to be able to travel freely to other countries with similar and higher vaccination levels as the UKUK is losing its competitive edge created by the early vaccination rollout as Europe opens ahead of the UK, which continues its overcautious approach
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How to Keep Hotel Expenses Down? Ask an Asset Manager. | By Rayna Katz

It doesn’t sound right to talk about the “benefits” of COVID-19, but if there’s any upside to the pandemic, it’s that massive disruption to business has forced hotels to find operational efficiencies—resulting in lower costs—without damaging the guest experience.
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How To Lead “Undercover Boss” Style In Today’s Hospitality Industry | By David Salcfas

There is a lot of movement in hospitality leadership positions today. You need to seize the moment when you start in a new leadership role. It is your opportunity to demonstrate how you will build trust, earn your employees respect and use sound judgement. The window of opportunity to make your mark is truly realized in “the first thirty days”.
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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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Cannes Travel: U.K. Visitors Can Expect Quarantine Clarity in 36 Hours, Says Festival President

Cannes president Pierre Lescure gave some reassurance to international industry executives, talent and journos who have been holding their breath since earlier this week when the French government announced some tighter measures for visitors from the U.K. Lescure said he expects the government to unveil special instructions for those accredited for the festival within the […]
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Covid travel: Portugal removed from England ‘green list’

No countries added to quarantine-free list, a decision likely to dismay travel industry and holidaymakersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePortugal has been removed from the government’s “green list” of destinations from which people can return to England without having to quarantine, and no extra countries have been added, it is understood.The decision, set to be confirmed later on Thursday with an updated list of countries on green, amber and red lists, will dismay ho...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Politics, England, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Air transport, Portugal, Transport, Transport policy, Europe Holidays, Balearic Islands holidays, Coronavirus


Petrostates See Dire Consequences If World Rejects Oil Too Fast - Bloomberg

Petrostates See Dire Consequences If World Rejects Oil Too Fast - Bloomberg The world’s largest petrostates rejected calls for a rapid shift away from oil and gas, warning that starving the industry of investment would harm the global economy.If the world were to follow the International Energy Agency’s controversial road map, which said investment in new fields would have to stop immediately to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, “the price for oil will go to, what, $200? Gas prices wi...
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Premature to talk about oil market overheating, #Saudi minister says | Reuters

Premature to talk about oil market overheating, Saudi minister says | Reuters It would be premature to talk about potential overheating in the global oil market before seeing higher demand, Russia’s RIA news agency quoted Saudi Arabian energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman as saying on Thursday.“There will always be a good amount of supply to meet demand, but we’ll have to see demand before you see supply,” he said when asked about the overheating risk at the St Petersburg economic forum in Rus...
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Empowering diverse communities to benefit from the return of travel

Airbnb has long been a tool for economic empowerment and the return of travel represents a new opportunity for everyday people to benefit from tourism. New Hosts with only one listing have earned over $1.2 billion since March 2020.
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Groups360 Launches Global Direct Booking Solution for Group Room Blocks with Hilton

Groups360 and Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the global launch of GroupSync Engage, the hospitality industry’s first integrated direct booking solution for group room blocks, across the majority of the Hilton portfolio. Incorporated into Hilton’s central reservation system, GroupSync, which will begin rolling out globally this month, will provide event planners with the ability to view real-time availability and book guest room blocks for small groups at 5,000 hotels within Hilton’s g...
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Choice Hotels Named Top 10 Company For Global Learning And Development By Chief Learning Officer Magazine

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, has been recognized as a top company for global learning and development by Chief Learning Officer Magazine's LearningElite program. In addition to earning a Gold-level ranking at No. 7 overall – a distinction also awarded to companies including General Motors, PwC and Verizon – Choice Hotels earned top honors in the Editor's Choice "Best Small Company" category for its exemplary learning initia...
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Paradigm Hotels Announces Acquisition Of Hotel Company "At Mine"

Paradigm Hotels today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire At Mine Hospitality in a transaction valued at over $8.4 million. Paradigm plans to commit additional capital to grow the pipeline of properties over the next year, across four markets. The transaction marks a renewed focus by Paradigm on acquiring and operating Airbnb-hotels.
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Travel Will Be Bigger Than Ever, Just Different—Great Opportunities For Startups

No matter what you think about the travel industry, it will not only be back but it will be bigger than ever. It just won’t be exactly be the same. What will be the major changes? Business travel will actually go down but personal, experiential and blended (stay/work/play) travel will rise. If you look at the behavior of Millennials and Gen-Z during the pandemic, while international travel fell off a cliff, local and state travel exploded. Airbnb shifted all their marketing to encourage c...
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Why direct selling is experiencing its sweetest moment

Direct selling, both telephone and website, has gained a large share of sales during the pandemic, demonstrating its great sales capacity and resilience. This huge increase has meant that many hoteliers have changed their passive or neutral attitudes towards direct sales to considering it a strategic pillar in their distribution. In this post, we will analyse the reasons for this explosion and, in a second post, why part of this change will be permanent and what hotels need to do to conso...
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Marriott program shows corporations, event planners how to safely resume meetings, conferences

The hotel industry last year watched the pandemic wipe out business travel and corporate events that help fill its guest rooms and banquet halls, turning 2020 from a boom year to a historic bust.
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