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Thank You

The drive home. Safe and sound and a soft bed to fall into.   Yann thanks you all very much for your thoughtful messages.   If anything this year so far has taught me to love big and bigger and not to stop.                       [Author: French la Vie]
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Hawaii only state not fully reopened, Honolulu prosecutor says police shooting of Black man justified, Earthjustice to sue over Maui lights, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Prosecutor Steven Alm PC:Hawaii News Now Honolulu Police Department officers’ actions justified in fatal shooting of Lindani Myeni, city prosecutor Steven Alm says. The police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, 29-year-old Black man who attacked them were justified in using deadly force and will not face criminal charges, Prosecuting Attorney Steven Alm announced Wednesday. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Hawaii stands alone as more st...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, Maui, Earthjustice, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, David Ige, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, DLNR


Great Barrier Reef: leading scientists praise Unesco’s ‘in danger’ warning

Group of reef and climate scientists say world heritage warning merited and Australia has not ‘pulled its weight on emissions’Five of the world’s leading reef and climate scientists have thanked Unesco for recommending the Great Barrier Reef be listed as world heritage “in danger”, saying it was the right decision in part because Australia had not “pulled its weight” in reducing emissions.The group of scientists, including the Australian professors Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Terry Hughes, wrote to t...
Tags: Australia, Environment, World news, Unesco, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Queensland, Un, Great Barrier Reef, Coral, Sussan Ley, Terry Hughes, Ove Hoegh Guldberg


Tokyo Skytree surrounded by rainy season clouds

At 634 metres, Tokyo Skytree is an absolute beast, but unlike the many mountains it shares the country with, it isn’t capable of affecting the weather. And yet that said, on this particular rainy season day, the transmission tower did seem to be doing a decent job of directing the clouds.
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Maple Garlic Butter Parsnips

These maple roasted parsnips are the tastiest ways to cook parsnips. Parsnips are cut into batons and then rolled in a delicious mixture of maple syrup, butter, garlic and oil to create a tasty side dish!
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#Dubai's Emaar Properties set for $500m debt offer with 3.7% annual return | Property – Gulf News

Dubai's Emaar Properties set for $500m debt offer with 3.7% annual return | Property – Gulf News Emaar Properties has finalized a 10-year $500 million debt offer, offering investors an annual return of 3.7 per cent. This forms part of the Dubai developer’s planned $2 billion Trust Certificate Issuance Programme, which it plans to use for project build up, including new ones being planned.It was this week that Emaar held a series of one-on-one meetings and made investor calls to test investor i...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Emaar Properties, Emaar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nasdaq Dubai, Dubai South, Trust Certificate Issuance Programme, Gulf News Emaar Properties


10 Myths About Expat Life in Dubai

Dubai is home to seven million expats. These people hail from diverse backgrounds. However, we can divide them into two broad categories – those from Asia and those from the West. There are some misconceptions and myths in both, east and west, about expat life in Dubai. Here are the top 10 myths about expat […] The post 10 Myths About Expat Life in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Short-term rental firms hone in on safety rules after alleged rape

Vrbo and Tripadvisor are reviewing how hosts transfer keys after a Bloomberg investigation into violent crimes at Airbnb listings.
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An Island

A short distance from Granville is the island of Chancey, really a part of the largest archepelago in Europe but with the really high and low tide in this area many of the islands are only visable at low tide. We took a ferry to visit the island and it was delightful. It’s very small with only 30 full time residents and there aren’t any cars so you just hear the birds and the occasional sound of a boat motor across the water. It was very calm and peaceful. A look at some of the many islands...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Water, Architecture, Island, Granville, Granite, Genet, Chancey, Chausey Island


Oil prices up about 2% on OPEC+ output, demand prospects | Reuters

Oil prices up about 2% on OPEC+ output, demand prospects | Reuters Oil prices rose roughly 2% on Thursday on indications that OPEC+ producers could increase output more slowly than expected in coming months, while rising global fuel demand causes supply to tighten.Brent crude settled at $75.84 a barrel, up $1.22, or 1.6%. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled at $75.23 a barrel, gaining $1.76, or 2.4%.During the session, both benchmarks climbed by more than $2 a barrel, reaching their hig...
Tags: Travel, Opec, United Arab Emirates, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Jim Ritterbusch, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ritterbusch


#AbuDhabi sovereign fund Mubadala prepares to launch two Spacs | Financial Times

Abu Dhabi sovereign fund Mubadala prepares to launch two Spacs | Financial Times Investor mania for special purpose acquisition companies is accelerating in the oil-rich Gulf, where Abu Dhabi sovereign fund Mubadala is poised to launch two Spacs and a Dubai-based asset manager is raising $200m to target mergers with companies in the Middle East.  Regional financiers have for months been planning an expansion into the booming market for Spacs, or blank-cheque companies, which first l...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Africa, US, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Financial Times, Gulf, Jpmorgan, SPAC, Middle East Africa, EFG Hermes, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Travel Tech APAC Second Edition 2021. The biggest education forum worldwilde from 5 to 9 July

Travel Tech, the world’s largest education-based travel technology conference series, is proud to announce its third event of the 2021 schedule: TRAVEL TECH APAC, taking place online from July 5-9, 2021.
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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Rising Star Award Asia to be presented at HICAP

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), in partnership with the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), is now accepting nominations for the Rising Star Award Asia to be presented at HICAP on 20-22 October 2021 at the Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford.
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What to know about airline mask rules when flying with children as travel spikes across the US

Flying on a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9. Thomas Pallini/Insider All children over the age of two are required to wear a mask when in US airports and flying. An exception to the rule is when eating, drinking, or taking medication. Flyers that don't comply with mask rules, even children, may be removed from a flight and banned from an airline. See more stories on Insider's business page. Traveling with children this summer will present a new set of challenges for parents. Airl...
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Travel Tech Announces Third 2021 Virtual Conference: Travel Tech Apac, From July 5-9, 2021

Singapore – July 1, 2021 – Travel Tech, the world’s largest education-based travel technology conference series, is proud to announce its third event of the 2021 schedule: TRAVEL TECH APAC, taking place online from July 5-9, 2021.
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SoftBank Leads Funding to Vault Kitopi Past $1 Billion Value - Bloomberg

SoftBank Leads Funding to Vault Kitopi Past $1 Billion Value - Bloomberg Dubai-based cloud kitchen startup Kitopi has raised $415 million from a group of investors including SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund 2, vaulting it to unicorn status.Kitopi “has crossed the billion dollar valuation mark now,” Chief Executive Officer Mohamad Ballout said in an interview, declining to give more specifics. “We now have enough capital to really fuel the growth of our business in the Middle East and to expa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Softbank, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, SoftBank Group Corp 's Vision Fund, Kitopi, Bloomberg Dubai, Mohamad Ballout, Chimera Turkey, Dogus Group California, Riley Ballout, Southeast Asia Ballout


MGM Resorts International Announces Agreements To Purchase Infinity World's 50% Interest In CityCenter And Monetize CityCenter Real Estate Assets

MGM Resorts International ("MGM Resorts" or the "Company") (NYSE: MGM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Infinity World Development Corp's ("Infinity World") 50 percent interest in CityCenter Holdings, LLC for $2.125 billion. The purchase price represents an implied valuation of $5.8 billion based on net debt of $1.5 billion, after giving effect to the recently closed sale of a two-acre parcel. The agreement will make MGM Resorts the 100 percent o...
Tags: Travel, MGM, Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International, MGM Resorts, CityCenter Holdings LLC, Company NYSE, Infinity World, MGM Resorts International MGM Resorts, Infinity World Development Corp


MIDEAST STOCKS #AbuDhabi hits record high as most Gulf bourses gain | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Abu Dhabi hits record high as most Gulf bourses gain | Reuters Abu Dhabi's stocks hit a new record high on Thursday, as conglomerate International Holding (IHC) continued a winning streak following the listing of its Alpha Dhabi subsidiary.IHC has risen about 28% this week after Alpha Dhabi Holding (ALPHADHABI.AD), in which IHC holds a 45% stake, made its market debut. read moreThe Abu Dhabi index (.ADI) gained 0.9%, buoyed by a 3.4% rise in International Holding (IHC.AD).IH...
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NH Hotel Group Unveils A Recovery Plan Articulated Around Efficiency, Focused On Europe And New Initiatives To Attract Business Travellers

NH Hotel Group’s shareholders attended the Company’s Annual General Meeting remotely today, ratifying the issuance of its financial statements and management report for 2020. CEO, Ramón Aragonés, took advantage of his presentation to provide insight into the key points of the Group’s recovery plan, which will focus on Europe, reinforcement of its highest-end brands, Anantara and NH Collection, and the Tivoli resorts in the Algarve, while developing an innovative offering for business trav...
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thoughts on not celebrating canada day #cancelcanadaday

If it wasn't clear why we should not be celebrating Canada Day this year, by now it should be. Three days after the discovery of 215 skeletons of children were found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, the remains of approximately 750 adults and children in unmarked graves have been found near a similar site in Saskatchewan. A few days later, the remains of 182 people were found at the location of another residential school, in Cranbrook, BC. There are undoubt...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, Guantanamo Bay, History, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Nazi, Saskatchewan, Don, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Laura K, Canadian Culture


Saudis, Russia Have Tentative Deal for Gradual OPEC+ Output Hike - Bloomberg

Saudis, Russia Have Tentative Deal for Gradual OPEC+ Output Hike - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia and Russia reached a tentative agreement to gradually increase OPEC+ oil output, but prices kept rising as the cartel looked set to keep a firm grip on supply.Negotiations over the details of the supply hike are still underway, delegates said, asking not to be named because the information is private. The proposal under discussion would add about 2 million barrels a day to the cartel’s output from August ...
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#AbuDhabi's ADNOC adds Goldman Sachs to lead banks on drilling IPO | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's ADNOC adds Goldman Sachs to lead banks on drilling IPO | Reuters Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has added Goldman Sachs (GS.N) to a lead role on the initial public offering of its drilling unit, sources said, in the bank's first such high-profile deal in the emirate since 2019.Goldman Sachs' investment banking unit was sidelined from any new business from Abu Dhabi two years ago after state fund Mubadala's subsidiary filed a lawsuit against it to recover losses suffered thr...


Emerging market portfolio net foreign inflows nearly triple in June -IIF | Reuters

Emerging market portfolio net foreign inflows nearly triple in June -IIF | Reuters Foreign net flows to emerging market equity and debt portfolios accelerated in June to nearly three times the May figure despite a hawkish tilt from the U.S. Federal Reserve mid-month, data from the Institute of International Finance (IIF) showed Thursday.The net estimated $28.1 billion inflows in June compared with $10.9 billion inflows in May, the data showed.Debt flows accounted for $18.9 billion of total flo...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Middle East, Latin America, Fed, Reuters, IIF, U S Federal Reserve, Europe Africa, Reuters Foreign, China China, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Institute of International Finance IIF, Jonathan Fortun


Montage International Partners With Adventure IO To Offer Premier Excursions At Montage And Pendry Hotels & Resorts

Montage International is taking guest experiences to the next level through a new partnership with Adventure IO, a proprietary mobile platform offering exclusive adventure experiences led by professional athletes and local experts. Montage and Pendry Excursions with Adventure IO opens the door for guests to experience one-of-a-kind, locally inspiredday trips and outdoor pursuits – from taking flight above water on an electric hydrofoil, learning to navigate the waves of the Pacific Ocean ...
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Portugal’s International Hotel Guests Surpass Volume of Domestic Travellers For The First Time Since The Pandemic

The proportion of international hotel guests in Portugal will exceed the proportion of domestic hotel guests this month, despite ongoing and continually changing international travel restrictions, according to data collected from SiteMinder’s World Hotel Index on July 1, 2021.
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UK Families Face Another Lost Summer With No European Breaks In Sight

London, UK: UK families face yet another ‘lost summer’ thanks to the controversial traffic light system, quarantines, costly COVID-19 tests and confusing travel rules and regulations, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
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New Training Resource To Support Disadvantaged Young People To Build A Better Future In The Hospitality Industry And Beyond

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) has developed a new training curriculum to give young people who are struggling to gain employment the core skills they need to get started in their careers. This resource is to be made freely available to qualified organisations to tackle the global issue of youth unemployment and help more young people who face additional barriers to employment to start their career journeys.
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 26 June

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy hit its highest level since late October 2019, according to STR‘s latest data through 26 June.
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Radisson Hotel Group Reaffirms Expansion Plans In Morocco With The Announcement Of Seven New Hotels, Adding 1600+ Rooms To Its Current Portfolio

Radisson Hotel Group in partnership with Madaëf are proud to announce the signing of seven Moroccan hotels, of which four will open its doors this month, located in renowned tourist areas, Al Hoceima, Saïdia and Taghazout. The new portfolio consisting of resorts and residences will add over 1600 rooms bringing the Group’s Moroccan portfolio to 10 hotels, fast-tracking its strategy to reach 15 hotels in operation and under development in the country by 2025.
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