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Oyo, Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, Yatra launch industry body for tourism industry

New Delhi - Hospitality and travel companies such as Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, Oyo and Yatra are joining hands to launch a new industry body called Confederation of Hospitality Technology and Tourism Industry (CHATT).
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Recreational fishing licenses among bills signed to protect Hawaii's ocean, $9 for a loaf of bread highlights food supply chain upheaval, lawsuit filed over jail COVID conditions, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

A wrasse swims over coral off Hawaii Island ©2021 All Hawaii NewsGov. David Ige signs 9 bills to commemorate World Oceans Day. To commemorate World Oceans Day on Tuesday, Gov. David Ige signed into law nine bills meant to preserve Hawaii’s marine resources which included those establishing fees targeted at visitors, recreational fishing licenses and additional protections for sharks. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. ...
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He Loves Boats

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Best Places to Take Your Pet For Holiday

  Bringing your pet on your vacation can make it much better. Of course, sometimes it can be more complicated as you have to choose proper animal-friendly places, bring the best dog food that will last through the trip, or select particular kinds of activities that you can do together. Nevertheless, it is worth it, as you don't have to leave your four-legged friends with other people, pay for animal hotels, or worry about your pet's well-being. Still, if you plan to bring your pet for a trip, y...
Tags: Travel, Dog, Family, Florida, Usa, Holidays, Washington, Hotels, White House, Pets, Best, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Places


So who’s in charge of your OTA strategy these days? | By Thomas McDermott

Like them or not, the OTAs are a crucial part of a hotel’s digital strategy. And that’s not likely to change any time soon. As the market adjusts to recent events, more and more hoteliers are leaning on the OTAs to help them increase bookings.
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Filo Station, Croydon Park

Filo Station is a restaurant in Croydon park that serves up Filipino classics. Like enormous Crispy Pata aka a pork hock (one of the best in Sydney!), Pancit Malabon noodles, charcoal grilled Chicken Inasal and an incredible rice flour dessert called Puto Bumbong with a purple sticky rice flour cake topped with cheese, butter and coconut!
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Soaring Mideast Heat May Roil Oil Market as Demand Surges - Bloomberg

Soaring Mideast Heat May Roil Oil Market as Demand Surges - Bloomberg Soaring temperatures in one of the world’s top energy-producing regions could drive fuel prices higher as countries there burn more oil and natural gas to keep homes cool.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are all experiencing weather that’s hotter than normal. That has coincided with a tightened crude market, with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies continuing to hold back million...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Opec, Bloomberg, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Gulf, Persian Gulf, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Ahmed Mehdi, Bloomberg Soaring


China Southern Grid Is Said in Talks for $4 Billion Taqa Stake - Bloomberg

China Southern Grid Is Said in Talks for $4 Billion Taqa Stake - Bloomberg China Southern Power Grid Co. is in talks to acquire about a 10% stake in Abu Dhabi National Energy Co., the oil-rich emirate’s biggest utility, people with knowledge of the matter said.The Chinese state-owned firm is in discussions with banks about financing for the potential purchase, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is confidential. A 10% stake in the company, known as Taqa, could be...
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Oil steadies amid weak summer kickoff for U.S. fuel demand | Reuters

Oil steadies amid weak summer kickoff for U.S. fuel demand | Reuters Oil prices were steady on Wednesday after U.S. inventory data showed a surge in gasoline inventories due to weak fuel demand following U.S. Memorial Day weekend, traditionally the beginning of the peak summer driving season.Brent crude futures remained unchanged to settle at $72.22 a barrel, having earlier touched $72.83, their highest since May 20, 2019.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude closed 9 cents, or 0.1%, lower ...
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GlobalFoundries Said to Add JPMorgan, BofA to Jumbo IPO Roster - Bloomberg

GlobalFoundries Said to Add JPMorgan, BofA to Jumbo IPO Roster - Bloomberg GlobalFoundries has added four more banks to work on a planned initial public offering that could value the chipmaker at about $30 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. have been brought in to help take the business public alongside already-appointed Morgan Stanley, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential information. Citigroup I...
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Life After Lockdown - How Vaccines are Changing Travel and Consumer Behavior

For much of 2020, ‘normalcy’ became a decent memory. The past 16 months have been defined by adjustments, both big and small, that pushed the pandemic response forward towards a finish line we couldn’t yet see. We made sacrifices, we stayed home, and we canceled trips in the hopes that the coming months would bring long-awaited relief, recovery, and, finally, a return to normal. Fortunately, with the help of vaccine roll-outs around the world, we finally find ourselves on the precipice of...
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U.S. Meetings and Events Volume Shows Double Digit Growth for Fourth Consecutive Month According to Knowland

Knowland, the leader in AI-powered meetings and events data for hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, conference centers and other venues, today released its monthly meetings and events data for May. The numbers reveal that May U.S. group meetings volume increased 28.4 percent over last month.
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel Celebrates 100th Birthday and Pride Month

Once the estate of Santa Monica founder Sen. John P. Jones, the luxe seaside Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows — featuring a palm-shaded pool, chic restaurant Fig and a spread of posh private bungalows — has played host to such golden-era Hollywood luminaries as Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Jimmy Stewart. Presidents John F. Kennedy […]
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Lifestyle, Marilyn Monroe, John F Kennedy, Santa Monica, Jimmy Stewart, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Fairmont Miramar Hotel Bungalows, Sen John P Jones, Greta Garbo Marilyn Monroe


Abandon Failed And Damaging Traffic Light System To Save The UK Travel & Tourism Sector

Consumer and business confidence in the disruptive and costly traffic light system has all but evaporatedWTTC calls for all fully vaccinated Brits and those with proof of a negative test to be able to travel freelyUK is losing its competitiveness against other European destinations, increasing the UK’s isolation
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Strategy Before Tactics: A Lesson For Hoteliers | By Bill Scanlon

We must be more strategic! You’re not strategic enough! Get out of the tactics and think strategically!
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Time Out Names the Coolest Streets in the World Right Now

LONDON - Today, Time Out, the global media and hospitality brand debuts its first-ever list naming the World's Coolest Streets. The top 30 streets listed includes a street in Melbourne crowned number one – with Barcelona, London, Havana and LA narrowly missing out on the top spot.
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most major markets end higher on oil price gains; #Dubai dips | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major markets end higher on oil price gains; Dubai dips | Reuters Most major Gulf stock markets finished higher on Wednesday as oil prices rose, while real estate stocks pressured Dubai to close lower.Brent crude futures were up 32 cents, or 0.3%, at $72.42 a barrel at 0911 GMT, having earlier touched $72.83, the highest since May 20, 2019. Brent rose 1% on Tuesday. read moreSaudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) was up 0.5% with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) gaining 0.8% an...
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IHCL Announces The Signing Of A 775-Room Hotel At Bengaluru Airport

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, announced the signing of an agreement with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL) for a 775-room hotel at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport). The hotel will be a combination of a 450-room Vivanta and a 325-room Ginger hotel. This will be a management contract with BACL to operate another hotel at BLR Airport where IHCL already operates Taj Bangalore.
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AAHOA President & CEO Cecil P. Staton To Step Down

AAHOA announced that Cecil P. Staton is stepping down as President & CEO. Staton will continue to work with AAHOA’s leadership to ensure an effectivetransition and the success of ongoing projects and relationships as a consultant to AAHOA leadership.
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Israeli Startups Break Record With $10.5 Billion Raised in 2021 - Bloomberg

Israeli Startups Break Record With $10.5 Billion Raised in 2021 - Bloomberg Israeli startups have raised $10.5 billion so far this year, surpassing the record set in 2020, as investors continue to pour cash into technology firms emerging as winners from the pandemic.There have been 30 funding rounds of at least $100 million in the first half of this year, accounting for 53% of the total financing, according to a report from Start-Up Nation Central, a non-profit organization that tracks Israel’...
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Life After Lockdown How Vaccines are Changing Travel and Consumer Behavior | By Alan Young

For much of 2020, ‘normalcy’ became a decent memory. The past 16 months have been defined by adjustments, both big and small, that pushed the pandemic response forward towards a finish line we couldn’t yet see. We made sacrifices, we stayed home, and we canceled trips in the hopes that the coming months would bring long-awaited relief, recovery, and, finally, a return to normal. Fortunately, with the help of vaccine roll-outs around the world, we finally find ourselves on the precipice of...
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“ALL Limitless Challenges” - Episode 2

The main partner and jersey sponsor of Paris Saint-Germain, ALL - Accor Live Limitless, presents the second episode of its #LimitlessChallenges campaign. The winner selected at the start of the year launched her challenge to player Alessandro Florenzi: a yoga-based challenge at the iconic Molitor hotel, MGallery Collection.
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'Have Shot, Will Travel', Tripadvisor Research Reveals COVID-19 Vaccines Driving Demand for Summer Vacations

The report, entitled 'A Shot in The Arm for Travel? Examining the Vaccine's Impact on Leisure Travel Demand', provides a unique insight into emerging travel planning trends around the world by combining behavioral analysis of Tripadvisor's first-party search data - revealing the type of trips travelers are actively researching on the world's largest travel platform - with consumer sentiment analysis gathered via traveler surveys in six major international markets, exploring the latest in ...
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Hotel CEOs: Demand Rebound May Come Sooner Than Expected

While the past year has been the most challenging on record for the hotel industry, the CEOs of the top global hotel brands agree the table is set for a comeback that might come more quickly than outside observers would expect.
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ALL Limitless Challenges - Episode 1

Tailored to its members’ passions, the #LimitlessChallenges campaign by ALL - Accor Live Limitless, the main partner and official jersey sponsor of Paris Saint-Germain, has chosen a winner for this first challenge. A remarkable experience in an ibis hotel with Marquinhos and the music band L’Impératrice.
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Hawaii travel news: Oahu vacation sweepstakes, coupon books on sale & more

– Outrigger Resort is hosting a fantastic Oahu vacation sweepstakes with an emphasis on caring for coral reefs. Here’s what Outrigger shared about this sweepstakes, “Discover how you can help protect our coral reefs through our Outrigger’s ZONE coral conservation program and enter to win a stay in the newly transformed Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, a contemporary beachfront retreat rooted in Hawaiian culture. Winner will receive: 5-night stay in the luxurious 2-Bedroom Grand Navigator...
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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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World’s Third-Biggest Wealth Fund Joins Medline Buyout Group - Bloomberg

World’s Third-Biggest Wealth Fund Joins Medline Buyout Group - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is joining one of the biggest leveraged buyouts of all time by investing about $1 billion alongside a consortium acquiring medical supply company Medline Industries Inc.The world’s third-biggest wealth fund, known as ADIA, will back the takeover of Medline by Blackstone Group Inc., Carlyle Group Inc. and Hellman & Friedman, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be id...
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NMC's non-core asset sale plan still on despite creditors taking control | Reuters

NMC's non-core asset sale plan still on despite creditors taking control | Reuters Hospital operator NMC will proceed with the sale of non-core international assets despite the planned transfer of the company’s business to creditors following a restructuring exercise, its joint administrators said.The statement came after joint administrators from Alvarez & Marsal said earlier this week it will shortly launch the formal voting process to complete the financial restructuring of the NMC business...
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Six Ways To Handle Angry Customers | By Shep Hyken

Everybody has angry customers. Some customers are angry because they have a complaint. Some are just having a bad day. Whatever the reason, you must know how to handle angry customers.
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