Hawaii employers can mandate vaccinations, officials seek to expand categories of Pacific Islanders, Chinatown changes sought, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian kupuna in court pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii NewsFor racial designations, some seek more boxes to check for ‘other.’ Pacific Islanders Of Hawaii’s 1.5 million residents, 38% are Asian — mostly Japanese and Filipino — 26% are white, 2% are Black, and many people are multiple ethnicities, according to U.S. census figures. Native Hawaiians account for about 20% of the population. Associated Press.Hawaii employers are allowed to mandate vaccinations but are hesitant to do so. A legal ...
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As Demand Returns For Groups and Events, Let’s Not Slip Back Into “Order-taking” | By Doug Kennedy

Based on the conversations I’m having with clients and contacts it seems that demand for groups and events is coming quicker than expected. At most hotels, salespeople have either been recalled from furlough or from helping to cover hotel operations. As they return to their old “chairs,” this is a great time for leaders to set new goals and/or for self-motivated sales supernovas to create new habits for themselves.
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Happiness is….

  Happiness is... Gabriel.   (IF you haven't read yesterday's comments, go do so now. )                   [Author: French la Vie]
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9 Smart Travel Tips for Overnight Road Trips

An overnight bus trip is a terrific way to save money while traveling. You can not only get a lot of distance covered in a short amount of time, but you can also cut expenses from taking a flight or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Cancer and a life cut horribly short

Back in April, I mentioned the very sad news about my wife’s terminal cancer and the limited amount of time she had left. Heartbreakingly, that time has now been and gone. Tough beyond belief, and stoic right until the very end, Akiko died last week — her life cut horribly short at the age of just 43. The world keeps turning of course, but it’s without a doubt a darker place without the light of kindness and fun Akiko brought to it. A shadow that obviously looms very large in my life, as I lost ...
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16 beautiful places to visit in Dominica

An island that seems to attract more intrepid explorers than all-inclusive holidaymakers, Dominica is a beautiful mountainous Caribbean island nestled between Martinique and Guadeloupe. It’s sometimes known as the “Nature Island” and with good reason, Dominica is covered with lush green tropical rainforests, natural hot springs, gorges, waterfalls, and volcanoes. It also offers excellent diving,...
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KeenTown Project Brazilian Food Delivery

KeenTown Project is a Brazilian food caterer, events, takeaway and delivery business that delivers delicious Brazilian food across Sydney. The menu changes weekly but it can be something like the famous Brazilian Feijoada stew or an Escondidinho pie (think shepherd's pie casserole) filled with house cured beef or bacalau. And no Brazilian meal is complete without a dessert, especially a dulce de leche one. There's a churros cake smothered with dulce de lech or for Flan fans, the best flan or Cre...
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Taking a cruise from Florida? Appeals court blocks order lifting CDC COVID-19 rules on ships

A federal appeals court panel sided with the CDC in its legal battle with Florida over COVID-19 guidelines for cruise lines.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Oil piles on losses following OPEC+ deal to boost supply, rising COVID cases | Reuters

Oil piles on losses following OPEC+ deal to boost supply, rising COVID cases | Reuters Oil slumped $5 a barrel on Monday, closing out its worst day since March, after an OPEC+ agreement to boost output stoked fears of a surplus just as rising COVID-19 infections once again threaten demand.Crude oil's year-long recovery has stalled out over the last two weeks due to the prospect of new supply undermining the case for higher prices. With the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading worldwide -...
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Visiting the Panama Canal in Panama City

Panama Canal in Panama City If there’s one thing you must do when traveling to Panama, it’s visiting the iconic Panama Canal. It’s said to be one of the largest, and most difficult, engineering projects ever completed. The best place to witness real ships pass through the Panama Canal is at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center in Panama City.  The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean. The canal has a lock system that raise and lower sh...
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Your odds if not vaccinated are worse than drawing to an inside straight

Did you get the flu vaccine but not the COVID-19  vaccine? How about that decision? According to the Mayo Clinic: In the 2019-2020 flu season, 22,000 deaths among 38 million cases. Somewhat less than 1 in 1,000. In the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020-2021, 580,000 dead among 32 million cases. Somewhat less than 2 in 100. If you get the disease, you are 30 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than the flu. And these numbers don’t yet reflect the full impact of the new, more virulent Delta Varia...
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Scottish holidaymakers stay close to home as Covid rules ease

The Whitefields and the Irvings are on a break in Edinburgh – overseas is too much of a risk at the momentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe latest, tentative steps towards lifting Scotland’s once onerous Covid restrictions gave Eddie and Paula Whitefield the freedom to do something they had avoided for nearly 18 months. They took a holiday away from home.The Whitefields, from Dumfries in south-west Scotland, like their holidays. In a normal year, they head abroad on...
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Hospitality technology innovations: what to adopt for your hotel chain

Like in any other industry, there is no dearth of significant technology innovations in the hospitality enterprise. Many globally leading hotel chains have leveraged them in the recent past and have witnessed immense business benefits. You need to know what you want out of your technology investment. Or, in other words, what are your areas of concern that hospitality technology can help you address. For this, you must adopt the latest hotel technology at the right time to stay ahead of yo...
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Oil slumps 6% amid OPEC+ deal to boost supply, rising COVID cases | Reuters

Oil slumps 6% amid OPEC+ deal to boost supply, rising COVID cases | Reuters Oil prices plunged more than $4 a barrel on Monday, headed for its worst day since March, after OPEC+ agreed to boost output, stoking fears of a surplus as rising COVID-19 infections in many countries threaten demand.Crude oil's year-long surge has been sputtering for most of the last two weeks with the prospect of new supply undermining the case for higher prices. With the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading, f...
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OPEC+ Compromise Deal Still Favors #SaudiArabia and #Russia - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Compromise Deal Still Favors Saudi Arabia and Russia - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia and Russia clinched a deal for an OPEC+ production increase by partly submitting to the United Arab Emirates’ demands for a more generous quota. But the compromise still leaves Riyadh and Moscow on top.Of all the adjustments agreed on Sunday to the cartel’s baselines -- the level from which each member’s cuts are measured -- the two largest OPEC+ members awarded themselves the biggest increases.While the UAE’s ...
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The 5 best travel yoga mats that pack down small for your carry-on

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Yoga is a great tool to lower stress, decompress, and loosen stiff muscles while traveling. A travel yoga mat should be lightweight pliable and fold down small so you can bring it anywhere. Our top pick, Manduka's eKO Superlite matt, is durable, flexible, and weighs just 2.2 pounds. Whether you have a daily yoga practice or you feel achy at the end of long travel days, stashing a yoga mat in your carry-on lets you unwind and loosen up once you hit your hot...
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WTTC Responds To The Relaxing Of Restrictions Across The UK

Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President, said: "Today we should reflect on how hard won our newly re-found ‘freedoms’ are, which have been curbed for the best part of 18 months as together we have fought against the pandemic - at huge social, economic and personal cost.
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“Beyond van Gogh” exhibit at Convention Center is a marvel

An innovative new immersive, interactive multimedia exhibit about late-19th Century Impressionist Vincent van Gogh is underway at the Hawaii Convention Center on the edge of Waikiki, and it is astonishingly beautiful. “Beyond van Gogh” runs until September 26, so there is plenty of time to make a day plan to take it in. Quietly pondering […] The post “Beyond van Gogh” exhibit at Convention Center is a marvel appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Thousands of Flamingos in Turkey Killed in Devastating Drought

A massive flamingo colony in central Turkey’s Lake Tuz has been devastated by a regional drought over the last two weeks. The severe dry spell turned the UNESCO-protected Lake Tuz (which translates to “Salt Lake”) into a sere, cracked wasteland, with clumps of unevaporated salt and the dead birds being the main…Read more...
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Creating Purpose and Connecting People, with Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Lola Akinmade Åkerström co-founded Local Purse, is a best-selling author, award-winning photographer, and more. We talk about how she found and nurtures her purpose as a multipotentialite in the face of discrimination. This post Creating Purpose and Connecting People, with Lola Akinmade Åkerström appeared first on The Professional Hobo. Please click through to read it in full! Please click through to read the post!
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US Hotel Recovery Tempered By Business Travel Lag

U.S. hotel demand grew in the week following the Fourth of July holiday, but at a margin that points to a continued lag in business travel.
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SiteMinder: Pandemic Has Only Intensified Enthusiasm For Travel Among Spaniards, Hotels Must Be Ready

In spite of ongoing challenges, the pandemic has ignited a renewed passion for travel and fresh experiences among Spaniards that hotels must be ready for, new research by SiteMinder, the world's largest open hotel commerce platform, has found.
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Business Travel Demand Is On A Steady Rise But Government Policies Continue To Hamper Return To International Travel

More companies are reporting a willingness and actual return to business travel, with domestic travel taking the lead. However, government restrictions on international travel continue to hinder the ability for companies to conduct key business functions. This according to the latest poll from TheGlobal Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking and advocacy for the industry. This poll is the...
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Disney Dream sails on test cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida

The Disney Dream sailed out of Port Canaveral, Florida, on July 17, 2021, on a two-night test sailing, also known as a simulation cruise.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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indigenous peoples day at the kwalilas hotel in port hardy

On Indigenous Peoples Day, the day of the summer solstice, we attended a ceremony held by the local First Nations communities outside the Kwa'lilas Hotel, the beautiful Indigenous-owned hotel in Port Hardy. I purposely didn't bring a camera, thinking photography was prohibited -- only to discover that because this was a public demonstration, not being held in the Nation's Big House, photography was acceptable. I did take a few pics with my cell phone, but these barely count as photography.I am s...
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Olympians & Paralympians Share Their Favorite Stays And Experiences In Curated Wishlists

In celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Airbnb is partnering with Olympians and Paralympians to share their favorite stays and experiences with guests who want to travel like a world class competitor. These athletes are not just known for their supreme physical abilities, but their off-hours passions and drive to boldly express who they are beyond the competition.
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New Hotel Openings In California Are Up, But Hotel Construction Is Down

California’s hotel development trends are showing the effects of both recovering demand as well as lasting pandemic challenges.
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Eiffel Lake Hike in Banff National Park

The Eiffel Lake hike in Banff National Park is one fantastic outing with only one downside – it’s hard to score a parking space at the Moraine Lake trailhead though fortunately there are ways to mitigate that described below. There is nothing difficult about the Eiffel Lake hike. There are no route-finding issues and the 11.2 km return distance and 400 m elevation gain are well within reach of any regular hiker.  Despite the fact this is what I would call a moderate hike, I did it with Joel Ha...
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Athens Street Art – discover these amazing murals and artists!

Since the financial crisis of 2009 and the austerity years that followed, the Athens street art scene has been a way of telling stories about the Greek reality, an outlet for protest against punishing hardship and unemployment. In Athens, graffiti has always been entwined with political opinion and dissent. The term comes from the Greek word Graffito, “to write” and no doubt the ancient Greeks were scrawling political slogans on alley walls many centuries ago!
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Chef Gordon Ramsay Set To Debut Largest HELL'S KITCHEN Concept To Date At Harrah's Resort Southern California

Harrah's Resort Southern California announced their partnership with celebrated multi-Michelin-starred chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay to launch a brand-new HELL'S KITCHEN restaurant, set to debut in Spring 2022.
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