Ige ponders tourism balance, easing coronavirus restrictions, some ZIP codes reach herd immunity, while others have low vaccination rates, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiians kayaking on Hawaii Island ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHouse Finance Chair: Fewer Tourists Is ‘What People Want’. But the tourism industry opposes a bill on Gov. David Ige’s desk that aims to reduce tourism through higher taxes and fees on visitors. Civil Beat.Governor expected to loosen coronavirus restrictions as Hawaii nears 60% fully vaccinated. According to the Department of Health (DOH), 52% of Hawaii residents are fully vaccinated while 59% of residents have received at least on...
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Rose's Love Letter

    In a box at the flea market, Dusty and forgotten, Memories slept closely to one another while  silently dreaming of another place and time.       Once cherished. Placed carefully. Peeked at when the heart ached, or feelings surged. Those secrets, those cherished bits of papers, the letters from someone she held close. Memories pinned on love.           Years ago, when I was around nineteen years old, I had the opportunity to care for an elderly woman who was housebound. A beautiful w...
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The Ultimate Guide to find best movers in Dubai

Are you planning to relocate and looking for the best movers in Dubai? Are you wondering about which moving company to choose? Look no further. Here is everything you need to know about movers in Dubai and how to select the best moving company out of the lot. Types of movers in Dubai: Dubai has […] The post The Ultimate Guide to find best movers in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Top 5 Reasons To Consider Relocating Your Family To Canada

People decide to relocate abroad for all kinds of reasons. However, those who choose to relocate their families to a foreign country usually search for one main thing; enhanced quality of life. For this reason, moving to Toronto or other areas in Canada is a great reason. Suppose you have decided to move your family to this remarkable region. In that case, you should consider furnished apartments, Toronto as a short-term solution that is far more comfortable than pricey hotels until you an...
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Myeongdong Korean Restaurant, North Strathfield

I was told in no uncertain terms by my friend Celia that I had to try Myeongdong Korean restaurant in North Strathfield. Not only were they famous for the Korean pork bone soup and prawn croquettes but their banchan or complimentary entrees are legendary.
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Oil hits two-year high on OPEC+ discipline, demand hopes | Reuters

Oil hits two-year high on OPEC+ discipline, demand hopes | Reuters Oil extended gains on Friday, with Brent topping $72 a barrel for the first time since 2019, as OPEC+ supply discipline and recovering demand countered concerns about a patchy COVID-19 vaccination rollout around the globe.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies on Tuesday said they would stick to agreed supply restraints. A weekly supply report on Thursday showed U.S. crude inventories dropped more than...
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#SaudiArabia's Oil Outlook Is Less Realistic Than the IEA's - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia's Oil Outlook Is Less Realistic Than the IEA's - Bloomberg Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, a realist.   Photographer: Donat Sorokin/TASS/Getty Images Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, is a realist. This week, he compared the International Energy Agency’s recent net-zero emissions analysis to “La La Land.” Because a world in which the half-brother of an autocratic prince attempts to manipulate the price of a...
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Return to Sailing

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Return to Sailing Regent Seven Seas Cruises is making its return to sailing starting in September of 2021. The first thing to know is Regent’s updated Health & Safety Protocols . Highlights include the following: All passengers and crew must be fully vaccinated Face masks will not be required unless they are required in a specific destination. Please keep in mind that all of this is fluid at the moment and subject to change.  However, everything appears to be movin...
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Biden’s visit to Tulsa a step toward removing the shame of the past

President Joe Biden, visiting Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday to commemorate the massacre of Black Americans there a century ago, said, “Just because history is silent, it doesn’t mean it did not take place. And while darkness can hide much, it erases nothing.” Will his message elicit a long-elusive sense of hope in this shattered community? As I met with Black Tulsans this week—including the only living survivors of the massacre—I learned such optimism is hard to come by. Among the many churches th...
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The Langham Hotels & Resorts Celebrates 156th Anniversary With A Suite Of Elevated Celebratory Experiences

To commemorateThe Langham brand’s 156th anniversary, a collection of elevated experiences and ‘Celebrate The Everyday’ staycation series will be presented at the hotels’ destinations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, China and the United States.
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WTTC Research Reveals Travel & Tourism Sector’s Contribution To Canada’s GDP Dropped By More Than $59 Billion In 2020

COVID-19 sparks a monumental 53% collapse in the sector’s contribution to GDP More than 373,000 jobs lost, while many more remain protected by the emergency wage subsidy schemeHowever, the return of international travel this year could see GDP contribution rise sharply and jobs return
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Holidays abroad: many Britons plan to press on despite government advice

Tui says half of its passengers booked to visit Portugal in June are still planning to travelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs recriminations continue over the UK government’s decision to remove Portugal from the travel green list, many Britons have decided to press ahead with overseas holiday plans, even if that means going against official advice.At 4.45pm on Sunday 6 June, Pont-Aven, one of Brittany Ferries’ flagship cruise liners, will leave Plymouth for Santande...
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HSMAI and Revenue Analytics Release a New White Paper - The New RMS: A Buying Guide

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Revenue Analytics present The New RMS: A Buying Guide, a new white paper that explores modern hotel revenue management systems, including how they have evolved — and how they need to evolve — in the aftermath of the pandemic that has seriously disrupted the hospitality industry. Through interviews with revenue leaders across the industry, HSMAI and Revenue Analytics have created a guide to help hoteliers make inform...
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A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer

A man wearing a mask boards a plane. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images As people begin to travel more, there are ways to fly safely without going overboard, experts say. Flying is relatively low-risk for vaccinated people, even in crowded airports. It's no longer critical to social distance on planes, but keep your mask on and minimize layovers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that poin...
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 29 May

Boosted by the Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, U.S. weekly hotel occupancy reached its highest level since late-February 2020, according to STR‘s latest data through 29 May.
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"[R]esidents of the John Knox Village senior community got a trip via computer to the International Space Station in the kickoff to a Stanford University study..."

"... on whether virtual reality can improve the emotional well-being of older people. Donning 1-pound (470-gram) headsets with video and sound, the four could imagine floating weightless with astronauts and get a 360-degree tour of the station. In other programs, residents can take virtual visits to Paris, Venice, Egypt or elsewhere around the globe; attend a car rally, skydive or go on a hike.... The goal is to see whether virtual reality can improve their mood, strengthen their relationships w...
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Hilton Inspires Guests To Create New Eco-Conscious Travel Memories

As the tourism landscape evolves in the wake of the pandemic, people’s mindsets are shifting as they reassess the way will they travel once it is safe to do so again. Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, recognizes that travellers are now seeking more meaningful experiences, preferring to immerse themselves in the destination while connecting with the local community and its environment.
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Wyndham and Smy Hotels Enter Strategic Partnership to Develop 20 Hotels in Europe

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and Smy Hotels – a fast growing hotel group and operator headquartered in Spain – today announced a new non-exclusive agreement to develop 20 new hotels across key destinations in Spain, Portugal and Italy over the next 10 years.
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Qatari deputy PM says future of digital currencies still 'unclear' | Reuters

Qatari deputy PM says future of digital currencies still 'unclear' | Reuters Qatar's deputy prime minister and foreign minister said on Friday that the future of digital currencies is still "unclear" and that there is still "uncertainty" over them.Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who also heads the Qatar Investment Authority sovereign wealth fund, said "I don't think so" when asked in a interview if QIA would invest in cryptocurrencies anytime soon. [Author: [email protected] (R...
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Turkey New Natural Gas Discovery in Black Sea to Be Unveiled - Bloomberg

Turkey New Natural Gas Discovery in Black Sea to Be Unveiled - Bloomberg Turkey has discovered further deposits of natural gas in the Black Sea, according to people familiar with the matter, and is likely to make an announcement soon.Initial data from the offshore Amasra-1 well show a significant amount of newly discovered gas, the people said, asking not to be identified while discussing confidential information. Turkish explorers last year found 405 billion cubic meters of gas at the nearby ...
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“Going from Broke” spotlights the economic opportunity of hosting

From the very beginning of Airbnb, hosting has provided not only a means for our global community of guests to travel and experience new destinations, but also an economic opportunity for the people who live in those destinations, especially in the wake of the hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Brits To Recover The Additional Costs Of Their Holiday COVID Tests By Renting Out Their Homes While They Are Away

With many families in the UK having to plan carefully which countries they will be able to visit for their summer holidays, they are also having to calculate the significant amount they will have to pay for the COVID tests they’ll have to buy to be able to go abroad. One company is suggesting that a good way to offset the extra cost is for families to consider renting out their own homes while they are away.
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HRI Lodging Assumes Management Of Aloft Santa Clara In San Jose, California

HRI Lodging, LLC, a leading third-party management company, will assume management of the Aloft Santa Clara in San Jose, California.
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Which Pandemic Trends Expected to Reshape Hotel Experience in Long Term | By Korosh Farazad

The Global pandemic has allowed a revolution of novel trends to take place which shapes the hospitality industry whilst providing a platform for the amplification of existing trends too. The ever-changing predilection in consumer behaviour ensures the hotel industry will need to adapt in order to stay competitive, and the hotel groups has positively reacted showing resilience of the sector.
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Valor Hospitality Partners Adds 17 IHG Hotels In The UK To Management Portfolio

Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel Management Company offering a full suite of services, announced their most recent operating agreement with the addition of 17 regional IHG® Hotels & Resorts branded hotels in partnership with owner MCAP Global Finance (UK) LLP, an affiliate of New York based investment manager Marathon Asset Management, L.P. (“Marathon”). The addition of the expansive hotel portfolio doubles the global hospitality management company’s United Kingdom...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Finding Hanalei

Mahalo to Adie Klein from Australia for sharing this lovely shot of Hanalei Bay with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Adie says about this discovering this Kauai location: “First time in Hawaii from Australia, my family and I found Hanalei Bay in Kauai a amazing place to swim, surf, or just to absorb the beautiful natural surroundings.” We agree with Adie. Hanalei is special, indeed! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Finding Hanalei appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Around The World In Four Venues: Top Destinations For Small Meetings

A recent study by New York University’s neuroscience department points to a correlation between new and diverse experiences and enhanced happiness. If we didn’t know that before, we definitely do now. Millions of us have experienced the monotony of lockdowns, and the subsequent first taste of freedom.
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For Tourism’s Recovery, NYC Needs Smart Home Sharing Regulation

COVID-19 has altered New York City’s economy in ways never seen before, with the greatest impact on the City’s tourism industry. Shops, restaurants, and small businesses have closed across the five boroughs due in part because of the low rate of visitors to the City. The lack of tourism has affected New York’s tax availability and support for working families. According to a recent report by the Office of the New York State Comptroller, 43 million fewer visitors to New York City resulted ...
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QNB Group signs deal with Moscow asset management firm | Reuters

QNB Group signs deal with Moscow asset management firm | Reuters QNB Group (QNBK.QA) said on Friday it has signed an agreement with Moscow-based asset manager VTB Capital Investments, to launch funds to attract foreign capital into Russia and Qatar, and build offerings for international investors.The Doha, Qatar-based financial institution, the largest in the Middle East and Africa, said the memorandum of understanding will also help manage and carry out advisory activities in debt, equity and...
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“The Planet We Love”, The Meliá Project Getting Customers Involved In Combatting Climate Change

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2021, which will be celebrated on 5 June, Meliá Hotels International has announced the launch of “The planet we love", a project it has been working on in recent months with Climatetrade which represents a major step forward in the company's commitments to the environment and the transition to a low-carbon economy. As a result, members of the MeliáRewards loyalty programme can now exchange points for carbon credits certified by the United Nations t...
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