Hawaii offers vaccination incentives, Waikiki crime surge worries tourism industry, Native Hawaiians get Discovery Harbour house lots, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii grocery store ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii employers eye vaccination mandates. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces workplace discrimination laws, in December said employers can require vaccination against the virus, which has infected 36,535 in Hawaii and resulted in 502 deaths. Star-Advertiser.No Vaccine, No Tests Required For Travel Within Hawaii Starting June 15. Starting June 15, travelers from the mainland who received at least one vaccine dose in Hawai...
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  Sadly, the end of summer draws near, the warm weather is saying goodbye to Provence, it is the time of year where I grab a sweater in the morning and then again in the evening. Our maison du village (house in the village) has stone walls that are over three feet thick. Our maison's wall butts up against the neighbor's maison's wall creating a six-foot-thick stone wall. Insulation at its finest: Cool interior in the summer, holds heat in during the winter. Our home is a mere four hundred yea...
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Week 23: Georges Carpentier, champion boxer and maker of pots and pans

100 years ago this week: Week 23In June 1921, French World Champion boxer Georges Carpentier was preparing for the biggest fight of his life - a world title combat in the USA against local favourite Jack Dempsey. The forthcoming confrontation had given Carpentier immense star power in France, with his life story being serialised in the press, as well as some rather unexpected commercial [Author: Adam]
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4 Culture Attributes a PMS Technology Company Must Possess to Help Ensure Your Property’s Success | By Warren Dehan

Hospitality is built on the development and nurturing of personal relationships, extending beyond interactions with guests to include other hoteliers and even vendor partners. Hotel and resort owners and operators know that it’s not always enough to deliver positive results to customers, sometimes it’s more important to develop a connection with guests when providing service. This mentality can be a challenge for technology partners who have been conditioned by other industries to deliver...
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An old Tokyo house and its long-closed shop

Several years have now passed since I first found it, but this old, dilapidated house with its long-closed shop continues to fascinate me. There’s just so much to marvel at. It has two broken vending machines, the remnants of the shop are there for all to see, and the house itself remains occupied — the unexpected sound of a radio playing upstairs being the giveaway on that initial visit. Having walked passed many times since, there has always been a sign, or at least a sense, of someon...
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Kaiza Izakaya, Enmore

Kaiza Izakaya is a Japanese Izakaya located on Enmore Road. The menu a modern Japanese dishes with their takes on sashimi tartare, lamb cutlets and beef katsu. Plus their popular signature item: a wagyu beef nigiri with crispy rice!
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Oil dips on profit-taking after logging 2-year high on OPEC+ curbs | Reuters

Oil dips on profit-taking after logging 2-year high on OPEC+ curbs | Reuters Oil prices pulled back on Monday after touching two-year highs on expectations of improved demand and OPEC producers keeping supply curbs in place.Prices retreated from session highs early, and analysts cited pressure from Chinese data showed crude oil imports fell to a year's low in May."That took away some of the enthusiasm that the oil bulls had seen," said Phil Flynn, senior analyst at Price Futures Group in Chica...
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24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India

#AbuDhabi plans $6bn culture spending to diversify from oil | Financial Times

Abu Dhabi plans $6bn culture spending to diversify from oil | Financial Times Abu Dhabi is pledging to invest $6bn in the cultural and creative industries as the Gulf emirate seeks to increase its post-coronavirus stimulus spending and diversify away from oil.  Having already committed $2.3bn to projects in the sector, the government will over the next five years plough another $6bn into building museums, as well as making investments in sectors ranging from media, gaming and music...
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#AbuDhabi hospital operator NMC sees lenders take control of turnaround plans | Markets – Gulf News

Abu Dhabi hospital operator NMC sees lenders take control of turnaround plans | Markets – Gulf News Creditors have taken control of NMC Healthcare as direct stakeholders in the latest turnaround point for the UAE’s largest private hospital operator. What this means is that creditors have swapped their debt exposure for direct equity in the company.This will likely mean that they will see the company through the next two to three years rather than go in for any immediate sale, according to mark...
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A 'bulldog' who 'cuts through the bulls---': Here's how insiders describe early Robinhood investor Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis This Week in Startups YouTube channel Jason Calacanis has had several incarnations during his more than two decades in tech, making waves as a publisher, a blogger and an entrepreneur. Today, he's living his latest, and seemingly most successful, life as a startup investor. He was among the first VC investors in Uber, Calm and Robinhood, among others, and he runs the boot-camp-like Launch "accelerator" to help startups founders make it to the big leagues.And, almost ever...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Emaar lifts #Dubai; Egypt declines on banks | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Emaar lifts Dubai; Egypt declines on banks | Reuters Dubai's stock market closed higher on Monday after blue-chip developer Emaar Properties reported strong property sales, while the Egypt index was weighed down by a drop in its biggest lender Commercial International Bank.The main share index in Dubai (.DFMGI) rose 0.7%, boosted by a 1.5% rise in Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU) after the company posted a more than three-fold jump in property sales for the first five months of 202...
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Oil Market: Prices Near 2018 High as Investors Assess Demand Outlook - Bloomberg

Oil Market: Prices Near 2018 High as Investors Assess Demand Outlook - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery fell 49 cents to $69.13 a barrel at 11:22 a.m. in New YorkBrent for August slipped 50 cents to $71.39 a barrel PRICES Oil declined alongside a broader market sell-off, with prices losing some momentum after hitting $70 a barrel in New York for the first time in over two years.U.S. benchmark crude futures were largely weaker on Monday after fai...
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Creditors agree to restructure NMC Health | The National

Creditors agree to restructure NMC Health | The National Creditors owed more than $6.4 billion by UAE healthcare group NMC Health agreed to a restructuring of the business.Joint administrators Alvarez & Marsal said it received enough firm commitments from creditors to embark on a restructuring, which will lead to billions of dollars worth of debt being expunged in return for equity instruments under a legal process known as Deeds of Company Arrangement. It will now begin a formal voting proces...
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Organizational Behavior: Thriving in a virtual workplace (Steffen Raub) | By Dr. Steffen Raub

Organizational behavior analyzes what people do in the workplace, and human beings - with their strengths and their weaknesses, their aspirations and their fears, their commonalities and specificities – as well as the factors that determine their behavior, will not change fundamentally in the very short term.
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M3 Donates $100,000 to Support India COVID-19 Relief

In support of AAHOA’s recent $100,000 donation to organizations supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in India, M3 has matched the organization’s contribution with an equal donation of $100,000 to Samaritan’s Purse, an international humanitarian aid organization providing ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts in India. The funding will provide food and medical supplies to families and hospitals throughout the nation.
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Z Life Company Partners With Sightline Hospitality To Roll Out Efficiently Engineered Hotel Design

Established third-party management company Sightline Hospitality has joined forces with woman-owned developer, Z Life Company, to debut the first of many efficiently designed and constructed hotel developments in Las Vegas, Nevada this fall. Affiliated with Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio soft brand and located in the vibrant Arts District, the 74-room hotel with destination bar and restaurant is a rollout of Z Life’s proprietary M8TRIX building model, utilizing a pre-engineered modular wall...
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What Does The Increase In Hotel Deflagging Mean For The Hospitality Industry?

Staying at independent boutique hotels and other unique hospitality businesses is becoming increasingly popular. This trend has flourished because of another recent trend in the hotel industry called “deflagging.”
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Episode #95: (MINI) How to Spend 48 Hours in Nashville

Hello, hello! In this week’s mini-episode, we’re giving you a mini city guide to Nashville, Tennessee. All the businesses mentioned in this episode are linked below. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . A big thank you to Spoonflower for sponsoring this episode! You know we’re big fans of Spoonflower and we’re thrilled they’re sponsoring this week’s mini ep...
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Sonesta's Growth Continues With Addition Of Five U.S. Hotels

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) today announced the addition of five hotels to the Sonesta Select hotel brand and its global hotel portfolio. All the hotels are owned by Service Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SVC) and were transferred to Sonesta as of June 2, 2021.
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Hospitality Management: What COVID-19 is teaching us about what needs to be taught | By Demian Hodari

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Pyramid Hotel Group Adds 25 Hotels to Portfolio Over Past 12 Months, Plans to Double Portfolio Over Next Three to Five Years

Pyramid Hotel Group, a leading, worldwide hotel management company, today announced the company has completed its 25th hotel portfolio addition since June 2020. The company is in the midst of an on-going surge of new business including multiple management agreements, acquisitions, and receivership assignments, with an additional 20 hotels in its immediate pipeline. The company currently is on track to double its portfolio over the next three to five years.
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The Middle East’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Shows Decline At The End Of Q1’21

According to the Lodging Econometrics’ (LE) Q1’21 Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, the hotel construction pipeline in the region dropped to 534 projects/153,225 rooms, down 12% by projects and 11% by rooms year-over-year (YOY).
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New WTTC Campaign Shows The Importance Of International Travel To People And Businesses Around The World

A new campaign has today been launched by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calling on governments around the world to restart international travel and enable the world to ‘Reunite’ once again.
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Forget drone taxis. This startup is building a 40-seat drone bus

There are dozens of startups out there racing to develop drone taxis for passenger air travel, but Kelekona says they aren't thinking big enough
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Apptopia, Braze, And Skyscanner Release Trends And Predictions For Travel And Hospitality Industry

Braze, a comprehensive customer engagement platform, today revealed findings from its newest data report, Ready for Takeoff: 2021 Travel Industry Trends, Insights, and Strategies . The research includes findings from a survey of 9,500 consumers across 13 global markets conducted by Wakefield Research, which explored COVID-19’s impact on consumer behaviour, expectations, and sentiment around travel. In combination with proprietary data from Apptopia, Braze, and Skyscanner, the report provi...
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OPEC chief, in upbeat oil outlook, sees oil stocks falling further | Reuters

OPEC chief, in upbeat oil outlook, sees oil stocks falling further | Reuters OPEC and its allies expect oil inventories to fall further in the coming months, OPEC's secretary general said on Monday, suggesting efforts by the producers to support the market are succeeding.Oil stocks in the developed world nations fell by 6.9 million barrels in April, Mohammad Barkindo said in a virtual appearance at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, 160 million barrels lower than the same time one yea...
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How Wine Businesses Can Increase Sales Through Creating Experiences | By Alice Pedrinelli & Camille Buob

After one year since the beginning of the pandemic, the time has come to take stock of the situation concerning the impact on different business sectors. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the entire economy with some sectors being more harshly hit than others.
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Pandox’s CEO Anders Nissen has passed away

On May 30th at 17:30 CET, Pandox AB released the following statement:
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The 24hr Sustainable Hospitality Hackathon Vol. III: Highlight Report | By Willy Legrand

What actions must be undertaken by hotels and related businesses involved in the tourism value chain to restore ecosystems and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? 84 university students across four universities, two dozen experts and lecturers collaborate for 24 hours – The Highlights.
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