Special fast lane planned for vaccinated arrivals at London’s biggest airport

Passengers in face masks arrive at London's Heathrow Airport on December 22, 2020. Joseph Okpako/Getty London's Heathrow airport said vaccinated travelers will be fast-tracked at the border. The airport said it would trial the lanes for some British Airways and Virgin Atlantic passengers. See more stories on Insider's business page. London's busiest airport plans to fast-track passengers who have been fully vaccinated.Heathrow Airport said it would begin using special lane...
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Legislature overrides Ige vetoes, cuts tourist funding, counties' TAT share, 98% of COVID infections in unvaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii House chambersLawmakers override Gov. David Ige, cut tourism funding. State legislators took out their frustrations about over-tourism by overriding Gov. David Ige’s veto of a bill that puts the fate of the Hawaii Tourism Authority in jeopardy. Lawmakers overrode five of the governor’s vetoes on Tuesday, including a bill that will require disclosure of COVID-19 cases in public schools. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. ...
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Gathering Lavender

  Gathering lavender either early in the morning or after sunset otherwise, be prepared to be in competition with bees. The day before I planned to harvest our two thick beautiful lavender plants it rained steadily the day long. The lavender blossoms browned a bit but not too badly.       I found this old long narrow wicker basket I believe it is for collecting flowers which was the perfect place for some of the lavender I cut.         The long narrow stick holds the lid secure. A friend ...
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Mexico Mi Amor Takeaway, Glebe

Make Friday nights in lockdown fun with Mexican food! Mexico Mi Amor is the new takeaway offered at No 92 GPR in Glebe. Think Baja Fish or Cali burritos all washed down with a Hibiscus Margarita or Coconut Negroni!
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OTA Insight releases two innovative features and new data project to support hotel recovery; will launch virtually at ReConnect 2021

London, Denver & Singapore, July 8th, 2021 - OTA Insight, the cloud-based data intelligence platform for the hospitality industry, announces today the launch of three innovative new features that have been developed to empower hoteliers to better navigate the recovery period and beyond. The Rate Insight and Market Insight product features, and data project will be officially showcased at OTA Insight’s digital ReConnect event on July 22nd, with dedicated sessions in the APAC, EMEA and AMER...
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Eremo le Celle | Cortona, Tuscany

Saint Francis founded the 13th century hermitage called Le Celle that you can find on a 5 km walk or bike ride from the city of Cortona. The rustic stone buildings are tucked nicely into the slopes of Monte San Egidio. If you stay at Agriturismo Le Celle it cuts the distance roughly in half. Le Celle is believed to be the place in which Saint Francis dictated his will in 1226. After a century, the site was nearly abandoned until 1537, when it was occupied by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin m...
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How to Set Up a DEWA account in Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the sole provider of electricity, water and sewerage in Dubai.  Whether you are a tenant or owner of a property, you have to deal with DEWA to get access to the facilities for your property. Please see below application process and list of required documents.  There is […] The post How to Set Up a DEWA account in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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The 15 best - and worst - states in the US for retirement

Tybee Island, Georgia Chris Hondros/Getty Images A study by analyzed the best and worst US states for retirement. Georgia is ranked as the best state to retire in, while Maryland is ranked the worst. The study scored each state on five factors: affordability, wellness, weather, culture, and crime. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most Americans spend over a decade planning for the golden years of retirement, with many relocating to areas with better weather o...
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Dassault's new $75 million private jet with the largest cabin of its class is primed to blow Gulfstream and Bombardier's flagship jets out of the water

Dassault Aviation's new Falcon 10X private jet. © Dassault Aviation - Droits Réservés Dassault Aviation's Falcon 10X is the latest ultra-long-range private jet, going up against Gulfstream and Bombardier. While late to the scene and comparable in range to the Bombardier Global 7500 and Gulfstream G700, the Falcon 10X offers unbeatable cabin enhancements. Smaller airports will also be easier to access and with more capability than other aircraft. See more stories on Insider's ...
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16 of the best Marriott hotels in the US, from budget all-suite stays to luxury mountain retreats

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. In addition to live music, the hotel's "Backyard" offers a heated outdoor pool, hot tubs, fire pits, yard games, and cabanas with swing-style daybeds. Marriott The world's largest hotel chain, Marriott has more than 5,000 properties just in the US. Travelers can use Marriott Bonvoy points at more than 30 hotel brands, ranging from budget to luxe. We rounded up some of the best Marriott hotels in...
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Oil falls in volatile trade as investors seek OPEC clarity | Reuters

Oil falls in volatile trade as investors seek OPEC clarity | Reuters Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Wednesday in another seesaw trading session, as investors feared this week's collapse in OPEC+ talks could mean more supply, not less, is on the way.Crude markets have been volatile over the last two days following the breakdown of discussions between major oil producers Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, signaling investors are unclear on what the OPEC+ standoff means for worldwid...
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Destination Adventure 2021

Summer is here, and road trip season is in full swing. Whether you prefer paddling mountain waters, flying high over stunning vistas, or relaxing on a porch, these 15 outdoor hotspots feature something for everyone. Discover the best spots to eat, play, and stay in this guide to some of the best adventure destinations in […] The post Destination Adventure 2021 appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
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Customer Service Versus Customer Experience … What’s The Difference? | By Shep Hyken

It is one of the most common questions I’m asked in interviews: What’s the difference between customer service and customer experience (also known as CX)?
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Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index Dropped 3.0% In June

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dropped 3.0% in June to a level of 4,993. Year to date through the first six months of 2021, the stock index was up 9.2%.
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Rekomendasi Tempat Wisata Terbaik Di Sydney

Rekomendasi Tempat Wisata Terbaik Di Sydney – Sydney adalah kota tertua, terbesar dan terindah dari semua kota di Australia, terletak di daratan dan laut yang mempesona. Naik feri di sepanjang pelabuhan yang berkilauan, melihat layar putih Opera House berkilauan di bawah sinar matahari, dan mengagumi lengkungan Harbour Bridge yang indah, sulit membayangkan bahwa ibu kota New South Wales yang semarak ini dulunya adalah sebuah koloni dari tahanan. Pada tahun 1788, Kapten Arthur Phillip, Panglima A...
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STS Sales and Catering System Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation in Hospitality Technology and Record Growth

Powered by, 2021 marks the 30-year anniversary of STS, a market-leading sales and catering system for hotels, resorts, and venues. STS has also seen an upward growth trajectory welcoming over 225 new properties since the start of the year and has signed over 50 new properties in June alone. Click here to learn more about STS Cloud for sales automation, productivity, and efficiency.
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OpenKey to Integrate with RMS to Deliver Seamless Check-ins

OpenKey, the industry standard for universal Digital Key in hotels, announces a new integration with RMS Cloud (RMS), the leading provider of fully integrated, cloud-based property management systems in the hospitality industry. This integration will be available in July and enables hotels to provide automated mobile key delivery, streamlining the check-in process for guests and hotel staff.
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in which my plus-size clothing works for me one last time

I recently lost a lot of weight* and am selling all my plus-size clothing. Over the years I have donated many items and sold many others. Whether to donate or sell is just a quick gut-instinct decision, based on an item's condition, its resale value, our current finances, and my mood. Because I have to buy almost all new clothes, earning a bit of income through sales offsets some of that expense. It also reaches many more people than the one thrift shop in town can.Like any good re-sale transa...
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Sonder Holdings Inc. Reports Strong First Quarter 2021 Results Driven By Rapidly Increasing Travel Demand And Continued Operational Excellence

Sonder Holdings Inc. (“Sonder” or the “Company”), a leading next-generation hospitality company that is redefining the guest experience, today announced financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2021. Sonder delivered robust unit and revenue growth, driven by strong indicators of a resurgence in travel demand. The Company believes its results show the differentiated value of its technology-enabled experience for both guests and real estate owners. In April 2021, Sonder entered in...
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Survey Reveals Bookings Up For Short Term Accommodation Sector And Confidence Of Return To 2019 Levels High

The latest monthly tracking study conducted with members of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) shows that there was an improvement in bookings and revenue in April both on a month-on-month and year-on-year basis. It also found that members had an 80% confidence rating about the prospects for the short term rentals sector for the remainder of this year.
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MIDEAST STOCKS #Qatar bourse gains as major Gulf markets ease | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Qatar bourse gains as major Gulf markets ease | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session, after Saudi Arabia amended import rules from the Gulf in a challenge to the United Arab Emirates, although Qatar bucked the trend.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) fell 0.1%, hit by a 0.9% fall in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 0.7% drop in top lender Saudi National Bank (1180.SE).The kingdom has amended its ru...
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HolidayCheck Awards 60 RIU Hotels

HolidayCheck, the largest independent German-speaking travel review and booking website, has awarded the "Recommended on HolidayCheck 2021" certificate to 60 RIU Hotels & Resorts. With over 9.5 million verified reviews, user photos and videos from over 750,000 hotels worldwide, the HolidayCheck portal offers travellers extensive travel know-how. The "Recommended on HolidayCheck" certificates are awarded for the tenth consecutive year to hotels with good guest reviews and with a recommenda...
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#SaudiArabia and the #UAE Can't Afford Not to Be Friends Despite Their OPEC Tiff - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia and the UAE Can't Afford Not to Be Friends Despite Their OPEC Tiff - Bloomberg The Middle East’s most meaningful alliance has endured territorial disputes, succession crises and the pressures of war in the neighborhood. Now the partnership between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is being tested by a more existential challenge: economics. It will survive because the two Gulf Arab countries have many common interests, especially in the spheres of geopolitics and security: ...
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Israeli startup AnyVision raises $235 mln from SoftBank, others | Reuters

Israeli startup AnyVision raises $235 mln from SoftBank, others | Reuters AnyVision, an artificial intelligence-based facial recognition startup, said on Wednesday it had raised $235 million in a funding round from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Eldridge, among others.The proceeds from the round, which also saw participation from existing investors, will be used to fund growth and adoption of AnyVision's offerings.The company has formed strategic partnerships with notable companies including Honey...
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Oil rises as tighter market eyed after OPEC+ cancels meeting | Reuters

Oil rises as tighter market eyed after OPEC+ cancels meeting | Reuters Oil rose towards $76 a barrel on Wednesday, rebounding from steep losses a day earlier with support coming from a tight market in the short term after OPEC+ talks collapsed this week without a deal to boost supply.Underlining tightening conditions, U.S. crude inventories are expected to fall this week. The failure of OPEC+ talks on Monday means no output rise has been agreed, while U.S. oil shale firms are hesitating to pum...
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#Oman bonds rise after it seeks IMF technical assistance | Reuters

Oman bonds rise after it seeks IMF technical assistance | Reuters Omani government bonds rose on Wednesday on news the Gulf country had asked the International Monetary Fund for technical assistance to help it develop a medium-term debt strategy and bolster its fiscal structure.Oman’s bonds due in 2051 were up almost 1 cent to 101.73 cents on the dollar, while bonds maturing in 2048 were 0.85 cents higher to trade at 99.6 cents on the dollar, data from Refinitiv’s Traeweb showed. [Author: ...
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Wordless Wednesday: Texas Natives

Bluebonnets Golden Ball Lead Tree Hedge Parsley Indian Paintbrush Lantana Muscadine Grapes Palmleaf Mistflower Prairie Cone Flowers Purple Cone Flowers Texas Thistle Water Pennywort Winecups Yuccas The post Wordless Wednesday: Texas Natives appeared first on BitterSweet.
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#UAE-#Saudi brinkmanship threatens Opec unity as oil prices soar | Financial Times

UAE-Saudi brinkmanship threatens Opec unity as oil prices soar | Financial Times UAE, keen to use increased oil production to fund future diversification, has refused to agree to a Saudi-led call to extend Opec’s April 2020 supply deal, throwing the future of the cartel into question © FT montage; Bloomberg So sour are Saudi-Emirati relations that neither side could agree on how Monday’s private discussions concluded between Opec members and allies.  People close to ...
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Driving in Mexico, the Making of Tequila, and Trusting a Stranger in Morocco

I used to do a round-up on here every month of what had come out in Perceptive Travel, the narrative online magazine featuring long-read stories from book authors. This publication founded in 2006 is still going strong and you can read the current issue here. In my clean-up of this blog’s archives over the past couple years, however, I found that these monthly round-ups weren’t getting much traffic a year later so I stopped. Three travel stories of mine have come out recently though, on driving...
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