Indonesia's controversial 'Jurassic Park' project going ahead in Komodo National Park

Construction on an Indonesian tourism project dubbed "Jurassic Park" on social media will continue, the southeast Asian country's Environment Ministry said on August 5, despite UNESCO warnings the plans could have a negative environmental impact.
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Why do hotels use engineered wood for flooring?

The hotel industry goes above and beyond to cater to their guests, Many hoteliers make it a point to offer guests all the comforts and amenities they expect from home. It can be hard to make a comfortable, efficient space for guests that is also easy to maintain. High-traffic areas like hotels can take a beating. While guests may not take the same care at home, they still want their hotel rooms and common areas to feel comfortable. Engineered wood flooring is installed in these hotel to meet yo...
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Name Baby Girl

Chelsea and Martin are having a baby girl towards the end of October. When a woman is pregnant the questions center around: Is it a boy or a girl? Do you have a name picked out? I thought you might like to know what they plan to name her... but they are not telling. Though they gave us some clues as to what they think they will name her. But as any of us who have had a baby knows the name can change at the last minute. Nevertheless, as of today, the name remains. Please take a guess, and in O...
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Gov. Ige to announce sweeping vaccination mandate, Saiki mulls Lt. Gov. bid, hospitals implement COVID surge plan, Honolulu mayor restricts social gatherings,more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

House Speaker Scott Saiki House Speaker Scott Saiki Mulls A Run For LG. The lieutenant governor’s job involves few official responsibilities but is a proven stepping stone to higher office. Civil Beat.Governor expected to announce sweeping vaccine mandate for state, county workers. All state and county workers may soon be required to get a vaccine or face paying for weekly testing. Gov. David Ige is expected to announce the dramatic new plan Thursday. Multiple sources say the mandatory pr...
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From ‘When’ to Charter a Yacht in Croatia?

When you plan holidays on the water, the question “when” comes up in addition to “where”. Choosing the date of the charter makes a big difference when it comes to availability, price and planning your trip. Thanks to this article you will find out when is the best time to book a yacht in one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world – Croatia.  Which period is the best to charter a yacht in Croatia?  Croatia is popular for many reasons like the pleasant Mediterranean climat...
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Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong With Indonesia's Plan for 'Jurassic Park' on Island Filled with Komodo Dragons

Who wants their next vacation to be on an island filled with large, carnivorous reptiles? Raise of hands? Anybody? Well, hand-raisers, whoever you are, have I got the opportunity for you. Read more...
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You'll need a negative COVID-19 test to board: Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Holland America cruise lines tightening restrictions

Cruise lines are boosting measures on U.S. sailings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on ships as the delta variant threat continues.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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SOFTEST Apple Cinnamon Scones

Fresh, light and fluffy apple and cinnamon scones are a weekend winter treat! Cinnamon scented dough and frosting pair perfectly with this apple studded scone. Spread with butter, cream or your favourite jam. If you love scones, this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Choosing a New Laptop – The Visible Parts (Screen and Keyboard)

The reference point of excellence from which to judge all lesser keyboards – the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard. This is the third part in our series on how to choose the most suitable laptop for your needs.  Please see the links at the bottom to the other parts in the series. Screen Size and Resolution Too many people take screen quality for granted.  In truth, there is an enormous variation in screen quality, especially as most easily measured by resolution. I considered it essential the sc...
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Choosing a New Laptop – The Invisible Bits (Memory, Storage, CPU, Warranty)

Some of the most important parts of your laptop are things you’ll never see, such as this M.2 SSD. This is the second part in our series on how to choose the most suitable laptop for your needs.  Please see the links at the bottom to the other parts in the series. Processor (CPU) We should start off by pointing out that the overall computing experience, especially the perceived speed, is a function of very much more than the CPU alone.  This is similar to how the speed of a car depends on a...
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Choosing a New Laptop

With so many hundreds of confusingly similar or even more confusingly different choices, finding the best laptop for your needs can be complicated and frustrating.  This new article series will help you. This is the first part of a new article series on choosing a new laptop.  Links to the other four parts of the series are at the bottom. Many of us might find our plans for a new laptop (or desktop) computer brought forward with the incipient advent of the new Windows 11 operating system.  Th...
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15 of the best Northeast hotels to book just in time for fall foliage

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor Autumn is a stunning time to enjoy the changing foliage of the Northeast when trees pop with color. Many travel from far away to see the magnificent sight, so it's best to plan a visit far in advance. From Maine to Pennsylvania, we rounded up the region's best hotels for a leaf-peeping getaway. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky If you live in the Northeast, you know that the fall ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses shrug off geopolitical tensions | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses shrug off geopolitical tensions | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf reversed early losses to close higher on Thursday, shrugging off regional tensions, with the Qatar index leading the gains.Israeli jets struck what its military said were rocket launch sites in Lebanon early on Thursday in response to two rockets fired towards Israel from Lebanese territory, in an escalation of cross-border hostilities. read moreSaudi Arabia's benchmark index (....
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Oil rises over 1% as Mideast tensions face virus concerns | Reuters

Oil rises over 1% as Mideast tensions face virus concerns | Reuters Oil prices rose more than 1% on Thursday on increasing Middle East tensions, but gains were capped as fresh restrictions to counter a surge in COVID-19 cases threatened the global energy demand recovery.Brent crude oil futures rose 91 cents, or 1.3%, to settle at $71.29 a barrel, after earlier dipping below $70 for the first time since July 21. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 94 cents, or 1.4%, to settle ...
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Rental Car Issues to Watch Out for

Read the full article on at - Rental Car Issues to Watch Out for  A growing number of folks renting cars are finding themselves in trouble with the law, but it’s not their fault.   During the pandemic, so many rental cars sat idle in parking lots that a number of companies simply forgot to renew the registrations.   As a result, people don’t realize they may be driving... The post Rental Car Issues to Watch Out for appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
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COVID-19 precautions on board Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Cruising is back. But there are more protocols in place to protect passengers from the spread of COVID-19.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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"[My husband and I] were fully vaccinated, eager to get out into the world and bent on seeing a bucket list place that, given rising sea levels, may not be around for much longer."

"(More than 80 percent of the islands that make up the Maldives are less than one meter above sea level; it has the lowest terrain of any country in the world.)... The day after we arrived... the wind kicked up and rain blew in, ushering in the sort of storm that eschews rules. 'The classical, typical monsoon is no longer the case.... The rainy season is rather unpredictable because of global environmental changes.' A bummer, but [the new resort] prepared for this: sumptuous interiors, redolent ...
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10 Vet Tips for Safe Summer Dog Travel

We love getaways with Tiki and Barli–whether that’s a trip to the beach for a couple of days, a day trip to a state park or just a quick outing to one of our locals parks. We wanted to share a guest post from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to make sure your summer ... Read More about 10 Vet Tips for Safe Summer Dog Travel This post first appeared in Link to original post: 10 Vet Tips for Safe Summer Dog Travel
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Lalibela: Ethiopia's Tigray rebels take Unesco world heritage town

Forces from the Tigray region have taken control of Lalibela, home to famed rock-hewn churches.
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Airline Industry Statistics Confirm 2020 Was Worst Year On Record

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication with performance figures for 2020 demonstrating the devastating effects on global air transport during that year of the COVID-19 crisis.
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 31 July

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy dipped from the previous week, while room rates were up slightly, according to STR‘s latest data through 31 July.
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Adds Two Iconic Hotels – Jekyll Island Club Resort And Hotel ÄNdra – To Growing List Of Members

Today, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) announced two new independent hotels have joined its ever-expanding collection of members: Jekyll Island Club Resort, an iconic oceanfront respite located on historic Jekyll Island, and Hotel Ändra, a luxury boutique property in downtown Seattle.
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Disney wants customers to know that its new Star Wars-themed Galactic Starcruiser hotel won't actually take them to space

The bedroom windows show views of space, but Disney had to clarify that guests won't actually be launched into orbit. David Roark/Disney Parks Disney's Galactic Starcruiser hotel opens in 2022 and promises an immersive experience. Its Frequently Asked Questions page warned customers that the hotel won't actually take them to space. A two-night stay, which can include droid racing and lightsaber training, costs upwards of $4,809. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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Best Time to Visit Israel

Best Time to Visit Israel ~ Israel is a country that is steeped in history and religious significance. As a result, it gets many tourists from across the world who are visiting Israel for religious reasons. But there are plenty of other reasons to visit Israel, and we’ll be going over them in this article. We’ll tell you the best time to visit Israel, and what you should do while there. Best Time to Visit ... Read more The post Best Time to Visit Israel appeared first on As We Travel | Travel th...
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Cool Runnings: 3 Ways To Ease Travel Anxiety

Business travel is picking up amid loosening restrictions, but not everyone is ready to hit the road. Bar attempting to bring an emotional support peacock [] onboard a plane, as one woman did back in the halcyon days of 2018, many of us would welcome tools and strategies to help ease back in to the swing of the suitcase life.
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UniFocus Partners with Rain to Deliver No-Cost Financial Benefits to Frontline Employees

UniFocus, the leading provider of Workforce Management Systems, today announced a partnership with Rain, a global leader in financial wellness, to deliver employers a solution that equips employees, both hourly and salaried, with more control over their pay and finances. Addressing rising concerns about costs of accessing wages, unbanked staff, and high turnover rates, UniFocus will integrate Rain’s on-demand, automated payment system into their leading workforce optimization solutions.
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DiamondRock Announces Two Acquisitions For $108.6 Million

DiamondRock Hospitality Company (the "Company") (NYSE:DRH) today announced that it has acquired the Bourbon Orleans Hotel ("Bourbon Orleans" or the "Hotel"), a lifestyle boutique hotel on the famed Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Henderson Park Inn (the "Resort"), a beachfront resort situated on the Emerald Coast in Destin, Florida. The combined purchase price for the two hotels is $108.6 million. Inclusive of transaction costs, the total investment is ...
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CGI Merchant Group Acquires Former Celino South Beach, Announces Plans To Reopen Under Hilton's Upper Upscale Curio Collection

 CGI Merchant Group, LLP (CGI) – a global investment management firm with a focus on real estate and private equity – today announced its purchase of the hotel complex formerly known as The Celino South Beach. Located at 640 Ocean Drive, the property will reopen in fall 2021.
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The FAA is asking airports to prevent to-go cocktails from getting on planes and to charge disruptive passengers at the gate

The Federal Aviation Administration is asking airports to stop selling to-go cocktails. Phynart Studio/Getty Images The FAA sent a letter to airports this week asking for help prosecuting unruly passengers. It also asked airports to remind travelers that drinking alcohol not served by the airline is unlawful. The FAA has received 3,420 reports of unruly passengers as of mid-July. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Federal Aviation Administration sent a letter to US airpo...
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