COVID cases spike, lead in 93 school drinking fixtures, missile tests planned off Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Spike in COVID infections driven by delta variant, social gatherings and the unvaccinated, officials say. An alarming spike in the daily coronavirus case count in Hawaii to 243 on Thursday was driven by the highly transmissible delta variant as well community spread mostly by unvaccinated individuals, health officials said. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Spike in COVID-19 cases raises concerns about in-person schooling....
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  summer days warm with the constant song of the cigales we are at our friend's Rodger and Arnelle basking in their friendship catching up after their long-awaited return because covid they could not come back to France. At the same time, we are babysitting Gabriel. What are you doing this summer day?                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Unesco urged not to give heritage status to Thai park amid claims of Indigenous abuses

UN human rights experts decry arrests and evictions of ethnic Karen from Kaeng Krachan national parkUN human rights experts have urged Unesco not to grant World Heritage Site status to a national park in Thailand, where they said Indigenous people are being arrested and evicted from their traditional lands.The UN experts said in a statement: “This is an important precedent-setting case, and may influence policies on how Indigenous peoples’ rights are respected in protected areas across Asia. Con...
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Home Croissanterie Pastry Delivery

Home Croissanterie is a dream come true for pastry and patisserie lovers. Crisp, buttery, hand-rolled pastries are delivered across Sydney on the weekends. There are classic butter croissants, potato and sea salt "roses", chocolate buns filled with ganache and whipped chocolate cream or cardamom syrup drenched kouign amann!
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Oil edges up in weekly rebound on forecasts for tight supplies | Reuters

Oil prices edged higher on Friday and for the week after a strong recovery from Monday's steep slide, underpinned by expectations that supply will remain tight through the year.The price of oil and other riskier assets tumbled at the start of the week on concern over the impact on the economy and crude demand from surging cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the United States, Britain, Japan and elsewhere. read moreBrent crude ended the session up 31 cents, or 0.4%, at $74.10 a barrel after ju...
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The 5 best electric scooters of 2021 for high-mileage commuters, weekend riders, and kids

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An electric scooter is a convenient mode of transportation that's great for commuting or running errands. The best have enough range to get around town, travel at speeds of 20 mph and up, and are highly portable. Our top pick, the Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES4, is a versatile scooter that gets up to 28 miles of range. Thanks to improvements in technology and design over the past few years, electric scooters have gone from curious novelties to a bonafi...
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Top 15 awesome things to do in Mendocino

I was lucky enough to pass through Mendocino, California on a West Coast road trip and I was immediately drawn in by the charm of the historic town surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. It’s a great example of good things coming in small packages and it’s easy to see why the tiny village is such...
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It’s World Cruise Mania

It’s World Cruise Mania Believe it or not, it’s world cruise mania in the travel world right now. Pre-Covid, a cruise line would put forth a world cruise once each year.  These cruises would generally cover vast parts of the world and would generally last 4-6 months. And pre-Covid, if a cruise line was having difficulty selling out its world cruise, they would offer 30-40 day segments of the world cruise to fill the ship. Remarkably, that is not the case in this day and age. These days, cruise ...
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Rights Experts Urge UNESCO to Defer Heritage Status for Thai Park

By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights experts urged UNESCO on Friday not to grant World Heritage Site status to a national park...
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Covid explodes in Cancun and Los Cabos as third wave hits Mexico

By Andrea Navarro | Bloomberg A third coronavirus wave fueled by the highly contagious delta variant is battering two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations on opposite coasts, Los Cabos in the Pacific and Cancun on the Caribbean. In Cancun, cases have soared to a point where the Hard Rock hotel has set aside two floors for guests with symptoms. Some hotels say they offer discounts for those in quarantine until they’re no longer contagious. In Baja California Sur, where Los Cabos is locat...
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Ahead Of The Curve: Preparing For Customer Authentication (SCA) In Business Travel

Strong customer authentication (SCA) is likely something that you are already familiar with. Think about logging onto a website or having to reset a password where you receive a one-time password on your mobile device; That’s SCA. It is becoming more broadly used in e-commerce and is now being legally mandated for some payment types.
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Sandpiper Lodging Trust Announces Acquisition Of Two Savannah Suites Extended Stay Hotels In Colorado And Texas

Sandpiper Lodging Trust (“SLT”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of two Savannah Suites Extended Stay hotels. One hotel is located just outside of Denver in Arvada, CO, while the other hotel is in Pleasanton, TX, located near San Antonio. SLT will convert the 116-room Arvada, CO hotel into a Suburban Extended Stay hotel, part of the Choice Hotel Group, and the 64-room Pleasanton, TX hotel into an independent extended stay hotel. Terms of the transaction and brand conversion were not...
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Cvent, A Leading Enterprise Event Technology Provider, To Become Publicly Traded After Combining With Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II

Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, and Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II (Nasdaq: DGNS) (“Dragoneer”), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced their entry into a definitive business combination agreement (the “Merger Agreement”). Upon closing, the combined company will operate as Cvent Holding Corp., and is expected to trade under the ticker symbol “CVT.”
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Commonwealth Hotels Acquires Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Southeast/hammond

Commonwealth Hotels is excited to announce the acquisition of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Southeast Hammond in Indiana. The Fairfield by Marriott hotel offers guests varying amenities in a comfortable location just 30 miles southeast of Chicago.
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Questions On Labor, Business Travel Linger Heading Into Hotel Earnings Reports

As the U.S. hotel industry nears its second-quarter earnings call season, hotel experts and analysts expect the publicly traded hotel brand companies and real estate investment trusts will focus on the two biggest issues facing the industry: labor and the return of business travel.
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STR: Canada Hotel Performance For June 2021

Canada’s hotel industry reported its highest monthly performance levels since September 2020, according to STR’s June 2021 data.
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Turkey's Ritz-Carlton Residences are constructed with local materials

South African architecture studio SAOTA chose to incorporate some sustainable features in its design for the new Ritz-Carlton Residences by Marriott International. Located in Bodrum, Turkey, the hotel used stone collected from the building site in its construction and native landscaping in its outdoor spaces. The property is set on a 126,000-square-meter private peninsula in a coastal resort town surrounded by the stunning Aegean Sea and boasts the first standalone residences in the area. It ha...
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Why do holidays feel like they're over before they even start?

For many people, summer vacation can't come soon enough – especially for the half of Americans who canceled their summer plans last year due to the pandemic. But when a vacation approaches, do you ever get the feeling that it's almost over before it starts?If so, you're not alone. In some recent studies Gabriela Tonietto, Sam Maglio, Eric VanEpps and I conducted, we found that about half of the people we surveyed indicated that their upcoming weekend trip felt like it would end as soon as it st...
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Stonehenge may be next UK site to lose world heritage status

Britain is eroding global reputation for conserving its historic assets, culture bodies are warningWhy could Stonehenge be stripped of world heritage site status?The UK is eroding its global reputation for conserving its “unparalleled” historic assets, culture bodies have warned, with Stonehenge expected to be next in line to lose its coveted World Heritage status after Liverpool. Related: Unesco strips Liverpool of its world heritage status Continue reading...
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21 Cool, Fun Museums in the USA for Adults and Kids Alike

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Oil slips but set to end week steady on tight supply | Reuters

Oil slipped further below $74 a barrel on Friday but was on track to end the week little changed after a surprising recovery from Monday's slide, underpinned by expectations that supply will remain tight as demand recovers.The price of oil and other riskier assets tumbled at the start of the week on concern over the impact on the economy and crude demand from surging cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the United States, Britain, Japan and elsewhere.Brent crude was down 29 cents, or 0.4%, at ...
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One In Five Us Hotels Selling At Least 90% Of Rooms

Slightly better than one in every five hotels in the U.S. sold more than 90% of their rooms in the week ending July 17 — the most since the summer of 2019 — but hotel rates edged down from all-time highs reached the week prior.
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Casa Fortuna Punta Mita Villa Tour

What's it like to stay in a luxury villa in the exclusive Punta Mita development north of Puerto Vallarta? Come with us on a video tour of Casa Fortuna and see. It's a difficult job to sum up a luxury rental villa in a few paragraphs, like I tried to do when covering three of them in our feature story on Mexico villa vacations recently. It's easy to talk about the stats, like the six bedrooms, seven baths, swimming pool, hot tub, media room, and fire pit at Casa Fortuna. That's only part of th...
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World Heritage Sites In Developing Countries: Assessing Impacts And Handling Complexities Toward Sustainable Tourism | By Keyvan Hosseini, Agnieszka Stefaniec & Seyedeh Parisa Hosseini

“The tourism sector is founded on natural, geographical, cultural, and historical properties. To recognize their value and preserve them, UNESCO began labeling the most prominent of these properties as World Heritage Sites (WHSs). The treaty regarding the safekeeping of WHSs was adopted by UNESCO in 1972, and by 2020, it was ratified by 194 countries. The WHS list has been growing through time and currently includes 1121 properties in 167 countries.”
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Aloha Friday Photos: Waipio Valley on Hawaii (Big) Island

Mahalo to Kay Landry for sharing this nice shot of Waipio Valley with is for Aloha Friday Photos. This valley and surrounding coastline sure is stunning to see. If you’re headed to the Hawaii, the Big Island, don’t miss it. Check out our article about Waipio Valley with suggestions for how to safely explore the valley. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photos: Waipio Valley on Hawaii (Big) Island appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Cayuga Hospitality Consultants Continues To Expand Its Consulting Network

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants, a highly experienced network of independent hospitality consultants, is excited to announce that three new members, Katie Benson, Germinal Garcia, and Ken Edwards, have joined their team. The addition of these experts will provide clients with more diverse expert guidance and services. The consulting group now offers more varied services within hotel asset management, operational restructuring, property development, eLearning technologies, hotel sales, and ...
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12 Best Things to Do in Dayton, Ohio

Known for being the ‘Birthplace of Aviation’, Dayton has many historic sites related to the Wright Brothers and US Air Force. Ohio’s sixth-largest city also has interesting archaeological sites, delightfully diverse neighborhoods and amazing art museums, alongside countless other attractions. Set in the southwest of the state, ‘Gem City’ is an important centre of industry,
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef avoids an 'in danger' rating at UNESCO vote

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided to not place Australia's Great Barrier Reef on a list of world heritage sites "in danger," but is instead asking for a report on efforts to conserve the reef.
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UNESCO Keeps Great Barrier Reef off 'In Danger' List After Australian Lobbying

By Colin PackhamCANBERRA (Reuters) - The Great Barrier Reef will not be added to a list of World Heritage Sites that are "in danger" after a UN...
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Australia Avoids UNESCO Downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Australia has garnered enough international support to defer for two years an attempt by the United Nations’ cultural organization to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status because of damage caused by climate change.
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