Will NMC Healthcare founder B.R. Shetty's high-stakes $7b legal gamble in the US pay-off? | Banking – Gulf News

Will NMC Healthcare founder B.R. Shetty's high-stakes $7b legal gamble in the US pay-off? | Banking – Gulf News Dr B.R. Shetty, founded NMC Healthcare in 1974. The company was listed on the FTSE in late 2012, and in 2017 relinquished the CEO position and became non-executive chairman. Image Credit: Gulf News Archive Will Dr. B.R. Shetty win it in the US? More specifically, in a New York court of law, where he has sought damages totalling more than $7 billion against his former ...
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 23 July 2021

Outrigger Hospitality Group Acquires Three Thailand Resorts, Melco International and Agile Group to Build the Largest Mixed-use Development in Zhongshan, China, Taiwan Extends Special Visa Program for Six Countries, The Pavilions Launches New Hotel Brand Explorar in Thailand.
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What makes a great location for remote working?

With the growing change over the past eighteen months that have allowed for remote working options and more flexibility to become more common, a huge number of individuals are starting to seek out potential opportunities for remote working, and with digital nomad visas becoming a more common offering too it’s easier than ever to travel to another country whilst working your normal job – but what is it that makes a great location for remote working? Cheap and reliable transport – Something key t...
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 23 July 2021

Azora acquires two Tivoli hotels in the Algarve from Minor, Boscalt acquires 15 Old Bailey in London to convert back into a hotel, Prodea acquires Hilton Garden Inn Malpensa outside Milan from Bain, Extendam acquires two French Best Western hotels.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, London, Tivoli, Bailey, Azora, Hilton Garden Inn Malpensa, Bain Extendam

First Lady Jill Biden promotes vaccinations in Hawaii as COVID cases surge, Safe Travels restrictions to remain through 2021, Honolulu rail whistle blower denied legal victory, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

First Lady Jill Biden with Hawaii officials PC: Hawaii News Now video First lady Jill Biden urges all to get shots, shows support for military families in short Hawaii visit. First lady Jill Biden implored Hawaii residents to get vaccinated for COVID during a whirlwind stopover on Oahu, which was part of the administration’s efforts to improve vaccination rates among Americans as well as honor the work and serv­ice of military families. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KHON2...
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On the road again - Part 2 - the Wild West of business travel

In part 1 last week, I described our family's experiences on a trip to Mountain States - 3 airports, 5 flights, 9 hotels, 2 rental cars, plenty of restaurants. While I was balanced and reported what worked well, we saw... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Travel, Trends, Food And Drink, Vinnie, Wild West, Mountain States, New Normal COVID-19

Maestro PMS Shares the Top 5 Benefits of Remote Training in Today’s New Normal

MARKHAM, Ontario, July 27, 2021 — Hospitality will always be defined by the interactions between frontline associates and hotel guests, which is why face-to-face training and onboarding has always been favored by the industry. Today, as the nation begins down the long road of recovery left from the COVID-19 pandemic, communication between guests and hotels, and even between hotels and employees, has changed. And, many hotel managers are embracing the strengths of remote training alongside...
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After 500 days without cruising, Norwegian Cruise Line is back in action with Greece sailing

Norwegian Jade became the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to resume cruises after the COVID-19 shutdown. The ship sailed from Athens, Greece, Sunday.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Old and long-abandoned Japanese telephones

A couple of months ago I put together a photo series of long-abandoned televisions. The dated technology and retro designs of such sets are always interesting, but for me at least, it’s the quietness they seem to emanate that really makes them special. Screens that families once sat around and socialised in front of now left unused and utterly silent, creating a weird sense of loss of sorts. A feeling I also get with old telephones, so it made sense to put together a similar collection. At some ...
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Goodies Jamaican Patties Delivery

Goodies delivers one thing and one thing only: the most delicious Jamaican patties that will have you thinking about them for a long time. These Jamaican savoury hand pies come in a range of flavours and make a delicious lunch or snack. This Jamaican staple street food is popular all around the world and now Maurice Hylton on the Northern Beaches delivers these goodies across Sydney.
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Hi from Charlotte NC

Greetings from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). I am on a long layover on my way to Austin TX. My American Airline flight was from Philadelphia to Charlotte NC. And now I am waiting at CLT for my next… Continue reading →
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Oil steadies in undersupplied market but coronavirus cases weigh | Reuters

Oil steadies in undersupplied market but coronavirus cases weigh | Reuters Oil prices steadied on Monday after a choppy session as the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant stoked fears about fuel demand, but losses were limited by forecasts that crude supply will be tight the rest of the year.Brent crude futures rose 40 cents, or 0.5%, to end the session at $74.50 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude slipped by 16 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $71.91.Early in the session, both ben...
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These are the top-ranked Airbnb rentals in every state, with 100% 5-star ratings for cleanliness, communication, and easy check-in

Airbnb Airbnb says these 50 listings have the most hospitable hosts for their respective states. Hosts who made the cut have unblemished 5-star records in cleanliness, check-in, and communication. North Carolina and California have the highest number of hosts who meet this standard, with 35 each. See more stories on Insider's business page. When you're looking for an Airbnb, the location's features, location, and price are probably some of the first factors you'll take in...
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Abbott Ridge Trail in Glacier National Park BC

The Abbott Ridge Trail in British Columbia’s Glacier National Park (often confused with Montana’s national park that goes by the same name) is the must do hike in the park despite its length and significant elevation gain. After hiking the Hermit Trail in the park a few years ago, I had an inkling I’d be in for a treat. Abbott Ridge is named for Henry Abbott, a mountain and railway man who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Abbott Ridge hike in the rugged Columbia Mountains isn’t...
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Travel Advice – do I need a Colombia visa for tourism?

Colombia is more than its history of drug cartels and crime. It is one of the best places in the world for nature lovers as it is the second-most biodiverse country in the world. You can immerse yourself in nature, or you can visit the majestic beaches, take in the architecture, and try the delicious...
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Great Barrier Reef won't be listed as an endangered site just yet

The Great Barrier Reef will not be listed as a world heritage site in danger after consideration by the World Heritage Committee. A proposal made by scientists at UNESCO earlier this year called on the committee to list the barrier reef as an endangered site, following degradation caused by climate change and human interference. During the 21-country World Heritage Committee meeting, it was decided that the reef will not be listed as endangered just yet, but the committee allowed room for future...
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Selina Advances Growth Strategy With Planned Expansion In Key Markets

Selina, the fast-growing hospitality and experiential brand targeting millennial and Gen Z travelers, today announced plans to open five new properties in Chicago, Washington D.C., Guadalajara, Jerusalem and Paros, Greece by the end of the third quarter 2021. These new locations will add approximately 2,000 beds to Selina’s global network of living spaces for digital nomads and advance the company’s strategy to scale in large urban markets.
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Covid quarantine to be dropped for some Britons vaccinated abroad

Vaccines minister says government will recognise UK-authorised jabs given overseas from next monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome Britons who have been double-vaccinated abroad will soon be able to travel to the UK more easily, as the government prepares to recognise jabs administered overseas.Current restrictions mean only those who have been fully inoculated by the NHS are able to take advantage of avoiding quarantine if coming from countries graded green and a...
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IHG Hotels & Resorts Continues Growth Of Avid Hotels With 40th Opening; Launches Dual-Branded Prototype With Candlewood Suites In Select Markets

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has unveiled a new, dual-branded prototype, combining the fast-growing avid hotels brand and industry-leading, extended stay brand Candlewood Suites. The release of the new prototype, targeted for select markets, offers a design that builds on the expansion and popularity of avid hotels since its launch in 2017. Currently, there are 180+ properties in the avid hotels pipeline and the 40th hotel – avid hotel Auburn University Area – will open soon.
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3 Ways That NDC Will Play A Key Role In The Recovery Of Business Travel

"These are 3 ways that NDC will play a key role in the recovery of business travel", says CWT’s Erik Magnuson in conversation with Amadeus’ Paul de Villiers.
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Previewing the "Leadership from Chaos" event - Unifying Revenue Management Globally to Drive Better Strategies.

As preparations ramp up for for 'Leadership from Chaos', the year's largest gathering of revenue managers, commercial leaders, general managers, and sales and marketing specialists, we took time out from the busy diaries of the three organisers to hear first hand what we can expect from this very unique event.
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MIDEAST STOCKS #AbuDhabi hits record high again; other major Gulf markets mixed | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Abu Dhabi hits record high again; other major Gulf markets mixed | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Monday, a day after the bourses were in the black as they reopened after a long Eid break, with the Abu Dhabi index reaching a new record high.During holidays in the Gulf, traders typically cash in shares and are generally cautious of any developments in global markets while their bourses are closed.In Abu Dhabi, the index (.ADI) advanced 0.9%, hitting a n...
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family and friends reunion road trip: day four: birthday party at a winery

This was another big family day, and a wonderful one. We took Kai and Cookie to a dogsitter who we found through Rover, the Airbnb for dogs. She has a sweet little older house with a big fenced-in yard, and was very relaxed and easy-going. I had already told her about Cookie (a/k/a She Who Cannot Be Contained), to be on the alert for digging, and to keep her double-collared on walks.This was the first time these pups have been left at someone's home, rather than a doggie daycare place where ther...
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Gulf rebound set as #SaudiArabia, #UAE seen topping 4% growth in 2022 | Reuters

Gulf rebound set as Saudi Arabia, UAE seen topping 4% growth in 2022 | Reuters The six economies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are set to rebound and grow 2% to nearly 3% this year while the region's two largest economies, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are forecast to grow over 4% next year, a quarterly Reuters survey showed.That outlook follows steep declines last year following an oil price crash and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while analysts expected Saudi Arabia, the UAE and K...
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#SaudiArabia Halts Sale of One of World’s Biggest Water Plants - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Halts Sale of One of World’s Biggest Water Plants - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia has halted the sale of one of the world’s biggest desalination plants citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the deal, which had attracted interest from investors including France’s Engie SA and Riyadh-based Acwa Power.The Ras Al Khair desalination and power plant, on Saudi Arabia’s east coast, had cost more than $7 billion to build. The suspension is a setback for the kingdom’s privatization plan...
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CB #UAE issues new anti-money laundering guidance for financial institutions | ZAWYA MENA Edition

CBUAE issues new anti-money laundering guidance for financial institutions | ZAWYA MENA Edition The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) on Monday issued a new guidance on anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) for its licensed financial institutions (LFIs) on the implementation of targeted financial sanctions (TFS).The newly issued guidance is supplementary to the one on TFS for financial institutions and designated non-financial business and professions, issued ...
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Remote Careers and VA Ethics, with Hannah Dixon of Digital Nomad Kit

Hannah Dixon of Digital Nomad Kit trains virtual assistants and gets them hired – ethically. We chat about this and MUCH more in this interview! This post Remote Careers and VA Ethics, with Hannah Dixon of Digital Nomad Kit 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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Luxury Hotels Are Building Hundreds of New High-end Vacation Homes

When the Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami opens in a 100-story tower on Biscayne Bay sometime in the mid 2020s, it'll be one of the tallest hotels in the United States. The downtown skyscraper will turn heads for another reason, too: around 60 percent of the hotel will be private residences that each start at $1 million. That's quite a hotel bill, even for a Waldorf Astoria.
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18 Best VRBOs Near Lake Tahoe

Find your perfect VRBO at Lake Tahoe. Some of these vacation rentals have swimming pools, beach access and are located close to epic skiing.  You can read the original article here: 18 Best VRBOs Near Lake Tahoe. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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