Monique Alphand Textile Collector

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IHCL Creates New Strategic Roles To Drive Customer Centricity, Diversity And Owner/Partner Management

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, announced three strategic leadership roles, which will sharpen focus on customer centricity, drive diversity and inclusion and institutionalize owner/partner engagement.
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Hawaii Tourism Authority cuts jobs in reorganization, veto override session begins today, Native Hawaiians protest land rights, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Beachgoers view Diamond Head from Waikiki ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii Tourism Authority reorganizes as politicians consider its fate. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has eliminated two high-profile positions under a reorganization that emphasizes destination management at a time when politics is about to decide the fate of the beleaguered agency. Star-Advertiser.More than 138,000 people arrived in Hawaii over holiday weekend. According to the state’s Safe Travels data, more than 138,000 peo...
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EASY Cime Di Rapa Broccoli Rabe Sausage Pasta

Cime di rapa is in season and this wonderful green has taken the food world by storm. The most common ways to eat it are with sausage (pork, if you will) with pasta and atop bread. This cime di rapa sausage pasta is full of flavours and goodness from this wonderful Winter green and yet is so easy to prepare for a nutritious weeknight dinner!
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A Visit to Luray Caverns, Virginia: Geology’s Hall of Fame

We have seen plenty of stalagmites and stalactites in caverns and caves all over the world, so I was uncertain as to just how good the Luray Caverns in Virginia would be. They are the largest and most popular caverns in the Eastern USA, so I was worried how its popularity may have diminished their value. I did not need to worry. It’s popular for a reason. The Luray Caverns are possibly the best I’ve ever seen. I was stunned by the pristine condition and the abundance of stalagmite...
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We rented a car and did a bit of exploring of Normandy. We saw nice churches and graveyards. The very visited tomb of French poet, Jacques Prevert. I especially liked the nearby church of Omanville-la-Petite and that carving across the altar. Of course, there were lighthouses. As well as harbors. I have a sort of funny story. Every night my friend and I would have a drink and some snacks, sometimes followed by a light dinner. One afternoon I quickly went in...
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Oil drops sharply after OPEC cancels meeting | Reuters

Oil drops sharply after OPEC cancels meeting | Reuters Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday in a volatile session after OPEC producers canceled a meeting when major players were unable to come to an agreement to increase supply. Brent crude settled down $2.63 a barrel, or 3.4%, to $74.53, after hitting a session peak of $77.84, its highest since October 2018.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures settled down $1.79, or 2.4%, to $73.37 after touching $76.98, highest since November 2014.On ...
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The Minuses of OPEC+ Are Exposed by the #UAE - Bloomberg

The Minuses of OPEC+ Are Exposed by the UAE - Bloomberg The genius of the OPEC+ brand is that it literally spins a negative as a positive. OPEC’s expansion in late 2016 wasn’t a case of groupies clamoring to gain entry to the club; rather, an old institution fallen on hard times sought fresh supporters. Since then, it has worked best the way the old OPEC worked best: with its back to the wall. When Covid-19 hit last year, OPEC+ called ceasefire on a barely-begun price war and slashed productio...
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Biden Team Spoke to #Saudi, #UAE About OPEC Talks and Oil Prices - Bloomberg

Biden Team Spoke to Saudis, UAE About OPEC Talks and Oil Prices - Bloomberg Biden administration officials are “encouraged” by ongoing OPEC talks and have spoken with officials in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in hopes of reaching an agreement to stem the rise in crude prices, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.“We’re not a party to these talks but over the weekend and into this week, we’ve had a number of high-level conversations with officials in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and...
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8 Things to do in New Brunswick with kids

Today’s post shares some of the fun things we did on our road trip around New Brunswick. Our hope is that one or two of these adventures will spark your curiosity about this under-rated Canadian province.  Who knows, maybe you’ll find yourself in the presence of the world’s highest tides one day, too! This collection of Things to do in New Brunswick is based on our personal experiences. We were in the province for one week and stayed in three different cities – Saint John, St. Andrews and Monc...
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Horwath HTL Announce New Offices To Cover Germany, Austria And Switzerland

Horwath HTL, the global leader in hospitality consulting announced the launch of a brand-new practice covering the key markets of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
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Hilton CleanStay

As the world returns to travel, Hilton continues to make the health and safety of our guests and team members a top priority. The Hilton CleanStay program delivers an industry-defining standard of cleanliness across Hilton’s family of brands globally to give our guests peace of mind from check-in to check-out.
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Make Business Travel a Breeze

That corporate trip to New York or Milan might seem like a free holiday at first. You assume that you’ll have enough time to swan around the city scoffing ice… Read more » The post Make Business Travel a Breeze appeared first on
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Week 27: a strange machine in the Paris sky

100 years ago this week: Week 27In the early 1920s, Parisians were becoming used to seeing strange flying machines in the sky above the city, but the passage over Paris of a gigantic air balloon one sunny July evening was still a remarkable event, As well as being physically impressive, it was also a sign of victory, and the pointer towards a future that would never really happen.Pull out your [Author: Adam]
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Top 10: #Saudi NCB Capital leads in Middle East asset management with over $50bln AUM | ZAWYA MENA Edition

NCB Capital, the investment banking arm of the Saudi Arabia-based National Commercial Bank, is the Middle East’s biggest asset manager with $50.4 billion in assets under management (AUM), according to Forbes Middle East. Bahrain’s Investcorp follows with $35 billion in AUM. Saudi’s Alinma Investment and Riyad Capital each has $18 billion in AUM, according to the Forbes list, which is based on the value of the companies’ total AUM as of December 2020.Combined, the 30 listed companies control $258...
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Saudis May Work Longer, Pay More to Fill Pension Fund Gap - Bloomberg

Saudis May Work Longer, Pay More to Fill Pension Fund Gap - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia is considering revamping the kingdom’s pension system to require citizens to work longer and contribute more, another hit to living standards that could undermine public support for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s efforts to reshape the oil-reliant economy.The government -- faced with an estimated actuarial gap of 800 billion riyals ($213 billion) at the state-controlled pension fund -- is weighing proposals ...
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Crowds Return For Euros Tournament, But Hotels Report Fewer Bookings Than Normal

The UEFA European Soccer Championships, better known as the Euros, is the first major crowed-attended, international event to be staged across Europe as the continent emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ITB Berlin 2022: Focus on the restart and recovery

Demand is high for the annual business highlight of the international travel industry. In March 2022 ITB Berlin – The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® – is planning an in-person edition of the event whose success story spans more than 50 years – to which virtual elements will be added. As part of a three-phase trade show concept, the run-up will consist mainly of matchmaking and appointments. During the actual event ITB Berlin will provide a platform for business, networking, content an...
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Politics Seep Into Oil as Diverging Goals Test #Saudi-#UAE Ties - Bloomberg video

Politics Seep Into Oil as Diverging Goals Test Saudi-UAE Ties - Bloomberg Like many relationships, the one between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had long rested on two simple principles for when disputes arose: deal with them behind closed doors or bite your tongue.After the neighbors’ very public spat over future OPEC+ oil output, that’s now looking hopelessly old-fashioned and the consequences are rippling out from the Persian Gulf.Most obviously, the tussle has left a question...
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MIDEAST STOCKS #Dubai drags major Gulf markets lower | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Dubai drags major Gulf markets lower | Reuters Major stock markets ended lower on Tuesday, as Saudi Arabia amended import rules from the Gulf in a challenge to the United Arab Emirates, with the Dubai index leading the losses.Dubai's main share index (.DFMGI) fell 0.7%, weighed down by a 1.1% drop in Emirates NBD Bank (ENBD.DU) and a 1% decline in sharia-compliant lender Dubai Islamic Bank (DISB.DU).Among others, Dubai's largest listed developer Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU) los...
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Oil slips after reaching multi-year highs on OPEC+ dispute | Reuters

Oil slips after reaching multi-year highs on OPEC+ dispute | Reuters Oil prices slipped on Tuesday, driven by profit-taking in response to multi-year highs reached after OPEC+ producers clashed over plans to raise supply to meet rising global demand.Brent crude was down $1.30 a barrel, or 1.7%, at $75.86 by 1354 GMT, having hit a session peak of $77.84 for its highest since October 2018.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures traded down 47 cents, or 0.6%, at $74.69 after touching $76...
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Marche gourmand during a Loubejac evening: 31 August, 2021

TAKE a stroll through the Loubejac countryside, and enjoy a bite to eat, during the marche gourmand taking place on Saturday 31 August. The walk starts at 19h from beneath the church in Loubejac, heading off in the direction of an apéritif, after that you carry on walking towards you...
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Loubéjac farmers markets and others this summer 2021

EVERY Thursday the popular night market beneath Loubéjac's church tower takes place and runs throughout July and August. The first one takes place on 8 July, running through to 2 September, and starts at 18h30, and remember to bring along your plates, as well as glasses for a dash of...
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WTTC Responds To The Latest Announcement From The UK Government

Virginia Messina, Senior Vice President WTTC, said: “After more than a year of lockdowns and severe restrictions, this is great news, and we welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to allow those who are double-jabbed to avoid quarantine after returning from an amber-list country.
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Key Trends To Consider When Investing In Swiss Ski Resorts | By Pierre Verbeke

The Swiss Alps have always been a popular tourist destination, with demand for reservations at ski resorts, restaurants, and other hospitality-oriented businesses in the mountains seeing a sharp increase in recent seasons.
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9 Post-Pandemic Hotel Revenue-Generating Ideas | By Jason Freed

While some hoteliers may sit back and wait for things to “return to normal,” the smartest owners and operators understand that the hospitality landscape has shifted – that new consumer behavior and new demand drivers have forced us to adapt our thinking. To set themselves up for success in this new normal, hoteliers must evolve their post-pandemic strategies to meet new industry trends. Over the short term, our business mix will lean heavily toward leisure travelers. But that doesn’t mean...
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How to travel responsibly and sustainably in 2021 | By Caroline Caillet

2021 is a new year that brings with it new hope – for health, social interactions, economic recovery and thankfully, tourism. With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, globe-trotters and travel aficionados alike have been pining for their next big trip – eager to travel responsibly and sustainably - wherever, and whenever that may be.
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Newest guide by The Hotels Network: “Creative Hotel Marketing Campaigns to Capture your Domestic Market”

The Hotels Network (THN) has recently released their newest guide; Creative Hotel Marketing Campaigns to Capture your Domestic Market, a content piece to help hoteliers find their summer campaign inspiration.
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Davidson Hospitality Group Selected To Manage The Alexander In Indianapolis

Davidson Hospitality Group, the industry-leading hospitality management company, has been selected by Buckingham Companies to manage The Alexander under Pivot, its lifestyle operating vertical. Situated in downtown Indianapolis as the centerpiece of the celebrated CityWay development and at the doorstep of the city’s professional sports venues and top entertainment sites, the 209-room LEED Silver hotel features 157 deluxe guest rooms and 52 extended-stay suites; two distinctive food and b...
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