First Lady Jill Biden to arrive Saturday, distance learning to remain an option at some public schools, unemployment office sets September in-person opening, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Jill BidenFirst Lady Jill Biden to arrive in Honolulu Saturday, will visit vaccination clinic. First Lady Jill Biden will lead the U.S. delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo on Friday and on Saturday dedicate a room in the Chief of Mission Residence to the late Irene Hirano Inouye and Sen. Daniel K. Inouye before traveling to Honolulu Saturday and Sunday to visit a vaccination clinic at an unidentified high school, the White House said today. Star-Advertiser.Department of Educa...
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Digital insights powering hotel innovation | By Christine Demen Meier

Covid-19 has brought the hotel industry’s powers of creativity into sharp relief. The innovations introduced during the pandemic have been simply astonishing, especially as the industry is heading into a period of a structural transformation. The market is being segmented by new business models, while new technology is accelerating the shift to a digital economy.
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The Beginning of a Weekend with Friends

A Happy reunion after such a long wait. more to come…                   [Author: French la Vie]
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 17 July

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy reached its highest level since October 2019, according to STR‘s latest data through 17 July.
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People are breaking down in Australia – my response to one such person

I note below my response to a person who’s in a really bad shape due to the 5th lockdown in Victoria: === Dear xx I’ve been getting your emails and wish I could help. Sadly all of us are up against these most heartless, cruel and irrational people in Australia’s history. These people have no idea of the laws. They […]
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On the road again: Pandemic travel experiences - Part 1

Many executives I talk to complain of the fatigue from all-day Teams and Zoom calls. They cannot wait to get on the road again. So, I thought I would share our family's recent experience - 3 airports, 5 flights, 9... [Author: vinnie]
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Breaking up Monopolies

In a comment to a recent post on monopolies, Viveka wrote, “I will cheer the day a Google or Amazon is broken up into a bunch companies. That day is not far off.” As the old witticism goes, be careful… Continue reading →
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CRISPY GOLDEN Brabant Potatoes or Garlic Butter Potatoes!

Brabant Potatoes are a delicious potato dish served in Louisiana also called Louisiana Fries. Diced potatoes are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside and tossed in a delicious garlic butter before serving! If you love potatoes (and who doesn't?) these are a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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The 6 best commuter bikes of 2021 for any budget

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Commuter bikes offer a cost-effective and fitness- and environmentally-friendly way to get around town. The best are comfortable to ride, handle casual terrain, and withstand various weather conditions. Our top pick, Brooklyn Bicycle Co.'s Franklin 3, has a comfortable, upright design and features quality components. The concept of a commuter bike is simple: A functional, comfortable bicycle that's capable of getting you to and from work, the store, ar...
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A friend and I met for drinks in the bar of the Lutecia Hotel. It was a Sunday evening and the bar was packed, mostly by very expensively and well dressed clientele. I felt a bit underdressed as I usually am, but I had a drink anyway. Since it was July 4th, I had an American cocktail, a cosmopolitan, which, for the price, was very small. I have never tasted a cosmo in other places that taste as good as the ones in the States, but it was good. There were little bowls of good nuts too. My dri...
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Oil up $1.50/bbl as demand recovery seen tightening supply | Reuters

Oil up $1.50/bbl as demand recovery seen tightening supply | Reuters Oil prices rose about $1.50 a barrel on Thursday, extending gains made in the previous three sessions on expectations of tighter supplies through 2021 as economies recover from the coronavirus crisis.Brent crude settled at $73.79 a barrel, up $1.56, or 2.2%, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) settled at $71.91 a barrel, rising $1.61, or 2.3%."The death of demand was greatly exaggerated," said Phil Flynn, senior analyst ...
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Who needs to get a Spain visa for tourism?

If you are looking to visit Spain, you can get a Schengen Visa to visit the entire EU region. Such a common border policy is shared with twenty-five other countries that you can visit and explore. All of these places are beautiful and offer a unique experience to the tourist. Here is everything you need...
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Liverpool latest: Fresh Aouar links & Phillips tipped for Bundesliga return

 A series of updates surrounding the efforts of Premier League outfit Liverpool on the transfer front have surfaced online on Thursday. Bayer bound? The first centers on a potential departure from Anfield over the weeks ahead.The player in question? Nathaniel Phillips.Central defender Phillips was of course thrust into the limelight on the red half of Merseyside last season. This came with Jurgen Klopp having been left with little choice but to make use of his less favoured options at the back, ...
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Chesapeake Hospitality, 3rd Wave Development Partner To Build Lifestyle Hotels

The global COVID-19 pandemic forced change on a lot of companies. For third-party manager Chesapeake Hospitality and hotel development company 3rd Wave Development, it also presented an opportunity to partner to develop and manage hotels. Chesapeake CEO Chris Green calls the relationship “a shared commitment.”
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How Fintechs are supporting the Hospitality Industry | By Albian Albrahimi

Fintechs have experienced a significant development over the last five years. Some smart technologies are emerging with obvious potential for the hospitality industry such for making booking reservation and payments, often linked to management systems of access to rooms and services. The pandemic has accelerated the implementation of these innovations.
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Hotels Face Reckoning Once Summer Leisure Season Ends

It’s the summer of the leisure traveler and while hotel occupancy remains below 2019 levels, average daily rate has surpassed its pre-pandemic levels in recent weeks as hoteliers take full advantage of pent-up demand.
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Positive outlook for the hospitality industry | By Albian Albrahimi

The hotel industry's recovery is accelerating, overcoming the crisis. In the first half of 2021, the stocks of the major hotel groups have recovered and outgrown the indexes. And the organizations are investing massively in new international offerings. For example, the Hilton group has announced the construction of 160,000 rooms over the next few years, while new entrants are benefiting from the support of the largest financial institutions.
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12 of the most incredible hotel suites in Las Vegas for every budget

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Aria Sky Suites Las Vegas has some of the most lavish hotel suites and they're cheaper than you might think. We found incredible Las Vegas suites with stunning views and separate living and sleeping areas. Visit during off-season and pay between only $126 to $984 per night for a splashy suite Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With about 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas and more than 30 resort pro...
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French bee airline launches budget flights to Paris from Newark

As Europe starts to open up to Americans, there is good news coming out of France for budget travelers. French bee airline has launched a brand-new route from the East Coast. Flights started from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Paris Orly Airport (ORY) on July 15, 2021. And prices for this direct flight start at under $200 each way, making this a deal that Cheapos can get behind! As we reported in the fall of 2019, French bee was supposed to start flying this route in June of 2020....
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Scarborough hopes to woo millennials with surfing, yoga and dolphins

Yorkshire resort wants to transform its bucket-and-spade image to capitalise on domestic holiday boomPack away the bucket and spade and roll out the yoga mat. Scarborough is hoping to overhaul its image as a traditional seaside resort by enticing millennials with the promise of surfing, exercise on the beach and dolphin-watching at sunset.The North Yorkshire town, which claims to be England’s first coastal resort, wants to capitalise on the domestic holiday boom by showing twentysomethings there...
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U.S. Travel Reacts To Canada, Mexico Border Closure Extension

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the announcement that the United States has extended border restrictions on Mexico and Canada through August 21:
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Venice Avoids Designation as UNESCO Heritage Site in Danger

Venice and its lagoon environment have avoided placement on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in danger following Italy’s ban on massive cruise ships traveling through the city's historic center.
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Review: EVOCs Road Bike Bag Pro makes travel easier — if you can get it in your vehicle

Now that traveling is back to somewhat of a normal setting, more and more riders are traveling with their bikes. The potential problems that circle flying with your bike are varied, and no one wants to open a bike bag to discover damaged equipment. That’s why if you fly to races or go on trips […] The post Review: EVOCs Road Bike Bag Pro makes travel easier — if you can get it in your vehicle appeared first on Bikerumor.
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New WTTC Report Provides Framework For Achieving Destination Stewardship

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today launched a major new report which reveals how destinations can grow responsibly, using the Destination Stewardship model.
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The Shortest Customer Service Keynote Speech Ever! | By Shep Hyken

I’ve written about today’s topic before. The idea I’m about to share is really common sense. Even if you didn’t read my past articles or watch my videos about this, you still know and understand it. Yet, it’s worth bringing up again, as I have a new twist on it.
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B Corp Certification Could Represent The Future Of Sustainable Tourism, Says GlobalData

Numerous sustainability certifications exist within the travel sector, but by spanning all areas of the environment, social and governance (ESG) spectrum, B Corp certification could become the sought-after standard, says GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that, as it stands, around ten travel operators hold B Corp status, so there is great scope to increase adoption of the relevant standards required to achieve this certification.
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Two Michelin-Starred Chef Stéphane Décotterd Sets Up His Restaurant And His Entire Team Within Glion, At The Magnificent Former Bellevue Hotel

After ten happy years at “the Pont de Brent”, punctuated by numerous distinctions rewarding a resolutely modern, local and thoughtful approach to gastronomy, Stéphane and Stéphanie Décotterd, together with Glion Institute of Higher Education, are delighted to announce the creation of two "Stéphane Décotterd" restaurants located in the former Bellevue Hotel in Glion.
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The Green Hotel Of The Future: Download Our Free Guide | By Tom Brown

Could your property be doing more in its efforts to be sustainable? In all likelihood, the answer is yes. Going green has never been more important for hospitality, and our role as carbon enablers means we have a responsibility to do more to reduce our environmental impact.
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Venice Risks Move to UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is debating Thursday whether to designate Venice and its lagoon environment as an endangered world heritage site.
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#Saudi Aramco Confirms Data Leak After Ransomware Cyber Attack - Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco Confirms Data Leak After Ransomware Cyber Attack - Bloomberg Saudi Aramco confirmed that some company files were leaked after hackers reportedly demanded a $50 million ransom from the world’s most-valuable oil producer.“Aramco recently became aware of the indirect release of a limited amount of company data which was held by third-party contractors,” the Middle Eastern oil major said Wednesday in an email. “We confirm that the release of data was not due to a breach of our systems...
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