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Over-tourism, new hotel taxes mulled as Hawaii reopens, jail COVID lawsuit heard in federal court, Gluck tapped for appellate court judge, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kauai's Waimea valley ©2021 All Hawaii News How Neighbor Islands Are Working To Address Overtourism In Hawaii. Amid a post-pandemic tourism surge, Hawaii’s counties are rethinking their reliance on the visitor industry with new laws meant to stem the flood of visitors. Civil Beat.Federal Court Case: Corrections Officials Botched COVID-19 Response In Prisons. Corrections officials have botched the COVID-19 pandemic response so badly in Hawaii’s prisons and jails that the state is violating...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Senate, China, Hawaii, House, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, East Maui, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands


True Beauty

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Oil prices rise over 2% as U.S. inventories decline | Reuters

Oil prices rise over 2% as U.S. inventories decline | Reuters Oil prices rose for a second day on Friday as the market reacted to falling U.S. inventories, and signs of strong Asian demand from both China and India added support.Brent crude oil futures were up $1.43, 1.93%, at $75.55. U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures were up $1.62, or 2.2%, at $74.56."The market is coming to grips with the historic drop in U.S. oil inventories, and dimmed prospects of Iranian oil returning to the market," ...
Tags: Travel, China, Russia, India, Opec, Chicago, Atlantic, EIA, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S Energy Information Administration, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Stephen Brennock, Phil Flynn, Price Futures Group


21 Espresso Home Delivery

When I think of winter comfort food, Hungarian food comes to mind. 21 Espresso in Double Bay is doing local deliveries of classics like Matzo Ball Soup, paprika chicken, Langos, cherry strudel or their famous schnitzel. All delivered contact-free within the Eastern Suburbs.
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Summer Reading in the Fourth Issue of the Rosen Research Review

Your summer reading is here! The fourth issue of the Rosen Research Review, a publication of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, in partnership with Research Features, is ready. Click HERE to read Summer 2021 issue NOW! Like so many in the hospitality industry and the world of academia, we took a step back during the COVID-19 global pandemic. We're back now with 10 new research articles in our fourth issue of the Rosen Research Review,
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30 things Canadians say that Americans don't understand

Canadians have a long list of slang words and colorful expressions that would leave many Americans scratching their heads. REUTERS/Mark Blinch Canada and the US are both English-speaking countries, but residents of each don't speak exactly alike. Canadians have a long list of slang terms and colorful expressions that set their dialect apart. Words like "keener," "gonger," and "Texas mickey" might confuse Americans. See more stories on Insider's business page. A keener is a pers...
Tags: Travel, UK, Shutterstock, Texas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Language, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jack, Chesterfield


Amber list travel: places to visit this summer quarantine-free

England is easing travel restrictions to more destinations from 19 July, here are some gems off the beaten trackCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith changes to the UK travel rules, an overseas summer holiday is now a realistic prospect for Britons who have been double vaccinated at least 14 days before departure.British requirements will still mean, at a minimum, an antigen test before returning and a PCR test within two days of arrival back in the UK. Continue readin...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Travel & leisure, UK News, Transport policy, Coronavirus


“Making Hotel Travel Possible For All”: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts To Be The Official Partner Hotel Of ITB China For The Third Time

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts becomes the Official Partner Hotel of ITB China 2021, which is set to take place as a physical event in Shanghai from 24 – 26 Nov 2021, with a virtual extension from 8 Nov to 31 Dec 2021.
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Airbnb Joins US Travel And Tourism Advisory Board

Since our founding, Airbnb has enabled home sharing at a global scale and helped create a new category of travel. As pandemic restrictions gradually lift and travel restarts, Airbnb’s global community provides a front-row seat to the shifting travel trends and how these can benefit communities. Our Hosts and business are intertwined with these communities, and we are focused on helping them thrive.
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Outside of Top 25 Markets, Hotel Rates Highest Ever

For the week leading into the Fourth of July holiday, U.S. hotels sold more rooms this year than in 2019, and at least outside of the top 25 largest markets, commanded record-high rates.
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Hawaii vaccination passport launches

The long-awaited date of July 8, 2021 has arrived and with it the official launch of the Hawaii Safe Travels Program’s “vaccine passport”. It allows domestic trans-Pacific travelers to avoid mandatory COVID testing and quarantine rules with verified documentation of receiving a COVID vaccination in the United States 14 days prior to arrival. It sounds […] The post Hawaii vaccination passport launches appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, Pacific, Hawaii COVID-19, Hawaii Safe Travels, Hawaii COVID Vaccination, Hawaii Vaccine Passport, Hawaii Safe Travels Program




What Is Servitization

What are the origins of servitization? In 1988, Sandra Vandermerwe and Juan Rada presented what they termed the “servitization of business”, explaining how more and more corporations were adding value to their core corporate offerings through services. – For some well-intended temporal perspective here, this was the year before Tim Berners-Lee invented the “World Wide Web” while working at CERN and a full eleven years before Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” during his tim...
Tags: Travel, Cern, Tim Berners Lee, Procter Gamble, Rada, Kevin Ashton, Sandra Vandermerwe, Juan Rada, Vandermerwe


"at your library" in the north island eagle: summer reading fun for all ages

Summer Reading Club is back, and it’s not just for kids. Children, teens, and adults can all find fun reading challenges – and prizes – at your library. Even infants and toddlers can get in on the fun.SRC is all about motivating kids and their families to read during the summer months. The reason is simple: kids who read in the summer do better in school in September! Reading keeps kids’ brains exercised, keeps them in learning mode. This is true no matter what they read – silly stories, comic b...
Tags: Travel, Src, Middle Earth, Summer Reading Club, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, My Writing, VIRL, At Your Library" Column


20 Things to do in Victoria, Canada

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, the charming city of Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also the city where we met almost 20 years ago during our university days (read about our love affair with Victoria here). Today, we’d like to share some of our favourite things to do in Victoria with you. It’s no surprise we have a soft spot for Victoria. We try to visit at least once a year and we’re constantly recommending Victoria to readers of this trave...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, World, West, Canada, Cameron, Vancouver, Victoria, Sightseeing, North America, Whistler, Travel Tips, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, Chinatown, Richmond


Hotel Stocks Underperform For Fourth Straight Month

The unleashing of pent-up leisure travel demand in the U.S. this summer so far hasn't been enough to significantly boost stock values for the hotel industry overall, as hotel stocks underperformed the broader economy in June for the fourth straight month.
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A TikTok star called out Delta for breaking her wheelchair on a flight, a systemic issue airlines keep ignoring

A composite image showing Bri Scalesse in a TikTok video (left) next to a full-body shot (right) of her with the wheelchair which was later broken in transit. Bri Scalesse/Tik Tok/Insider A model and disability advocate called out Delta for breaking her wheelchair in transit. Bri Scalesse said the chair was irreparably damaged en route from St Paul to Newark on July 4. Airlines damage thousands of wheelchairs a year, a problem companies have been slow to address. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Trends, Disability, News UK, Delta, Newark, Airlines, Wheelchair, Delta Air Lines, Midwest, Phoenix, St Paul, St Paul Minnesota, US Department of Transportation


Aloha Friday Photos: Rainbow at Turtle Bay

Mahalo to Kimberly Joseph from Michigan for sharing this great rainbow show with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Kimberly took this shot behind the cottages at Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of Oahu.  What a lovely scene! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photos: Rainbow at Turtle Bay appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
Tags: Travel, Michigan, Oahu, Kimberly, Turtle Bay Resort, Mahalo, Turtle Bay, Aloha Friday Photo, Happy Aloha, Kimberly Joseph


Avani Hotels In Thailand Unveil New Hybrid Meetings Solutions

With remote and hybrid work becoming the new normal at the workplace, Avani Hotels & Resorts in Thailand are introducing a host of technology-based MICE products to make the transition to a more digital environment as seamless as possible.
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Argentina Hotels Struggling to Generate Occupancy Momentum

Most of South America continues to stagnate since the region exceeded 20% hotel occupancy in December 2020 thanks to the summer holidays and Christmas. However, one of the region’s key countries stands out for its inability to generate recovery momentum. Argentina closed May with the lowest occupancy (14.4%) in the region, which was well below the levels recorded in Chile (42.7%), Peru (38.4%), Brazil (30.9%), Uruguay (30.0%), and Colombia (25.0%).
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, South America, Uruguay


Digital Tools To Revitalize Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation. An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the service of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability. Presented during the UNWTO Mayors' Forum in Porto, Portugal, the tool is an opportunity for the advancement of smart cities, as well as destinations that incorporate te...
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Porsche Design And Steigenberger To Establish Joint Hotel Brand

Functional design and a unique brand experience are about to merge at the very highest level. Dr. Jan Becker (CEO Porsche Design Group) and Marcus Bernhardt (CEO Steigenberger Hotels AG/Deutsche Hospitality) met at the Steigenberger Icon Hotel Frankfurter Hof to sign an agreement that heralds the creation of a joint hotel brand. The intention is that “Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels” will be launched in selected international metropolises in the future. This unique hotel concept will ...
Tags: Travel, Porsche Design Group, Jan Becker, Marcus Bernhardt, Steigenberger Hotels AG Deutsche Hospitality, Steigenberger Icon Hotel Frankfurter Hof


Central/South America’s Hotel Pipeline Is Weak, But a Handful of Markets Project Significant Growth

Hotel development in the Central and South America region is lagging noticeably behind the rest of the world with just 39,000 rooms in the planning, final planning and in construction phases combined. Overall, the region’s hotel pipeline accounts for just 6.4% of existing supply, which is less than half the rate of global hotel development at 12.9%.
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Can Creativity Boost Inclusion?

An inclusive and diverse culture gives companies a competitive edge, boosting innovation and productivity.
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SHL Celebrates the Success of 71 New Graduates

This week, SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern celebrates the graduation of 71 new Hôtelières-Restauratrices HF and Hôteliers-Restaurateurs HF.
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Driftwood Capital Acquires Hotel Indigo® Houston At The Galleria

Driftwood Capital, a vertically integrated commercial real estate investment, development, and lending platform specializing in hospitality, announces it has acquired the Hotel Indigo® Houston at the Galleria, a 131-key hotel located in Houston’s Uptown submarket.
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Bus service from Bergerac Airport

A NEW bus service from Bergerac Airport is set to operate this summer offering a link to towns and villages in this south west corner of France. One service will provide a link between Bergerac and Périgueux, another will go between Bergerac, Eymet and Marmande, with a third service linking...
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The growing Gulf rivalry that's pushing up oil prices - BBC News #SaudiArabia #UAE

The growing Gulf rivalry that's pushing up oil prices - BBC News A bitter public rift between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia over oil production quotas this week caused talks between the world's biggest oil-producing nations to be abandoned and left energy markets in limbo, pushing oil prices to a six-year high.The 23 nations in Opec+, which comprises the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel and allied producers like Russia, had to postpone their negotiations ind...
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Dusit International subsidiary Elite Havens recognised for offering one of ‘The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals’ in new Netflix series

Elite Havens, the leading provider of high-end vacation rentals in Asia and a subsidiary of Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has seen the quality of its offerings celebrated in a new Netflix reality series, The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.
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The Early Bird Catches the Brunch

The early bird catches the plant-based worm, if you can find it hidden within this upscale corner store. Brunch Bird has taken nest inside RiverCity Market, thoroughly hidden without proper signage. You just have to trust that it exists, and if you truly believe, your faith will be rewarded with some amazing meatless fare. We’re taking monster burgers with legit (dairy-free!) blue cheese and sauteed mushrooms, paired with spuds slathered with an impossibly rich, savory gravy, or for the swe...
Tags: Travel, Food, Brunch, Texas, Review, Austin, Restaurant, Baking, Vegan, Don, Congress Ave Austin TX, RiverCity Market



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