Vacationers Drive Strong Resort Location Performance, Buoying Hotel Industry

The improved performance of hotels in 2021 is by now well established. American consumers, many of them vaccinated and, as a group flush with over $2.5 trillion in additional savings, have flocked to beaches and leisure destinations.
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HSMAI Announces Dynamic Educational Lineup For Marketing Strategy Conference

HSMAI’s Marketing Strategy Conference on Sept. 28, 2021, in Dallas will feature experts from the hospitality industry’s leading brands, destinations, management companies, and partners. Co-located with HSMAI’s ROC as part of HSMAI’s Commercial Strategy Week, the Marketing Strategy Conference will address the latest data, research, and new developments in marketers’ efforts — online and off — to connect with, track, and influence changing consumer sentiments throughout all phases of travel...
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Sealed With a Kiss

    Great guess and a wonderful collection of names. Some of you guessed more than one time and that is okay. The baby's name was mentioned but I am not allowed to reveal it until the baby's birth. I cannot say much about the names you sent me because if I do it would be giving you clues to the name. Does that make sense? I cannot say if I liked certain names, or if any of you guessed the same name I did...  Thank you for your guesses!  _____   On another note, I bought a box full of seals, and...
Tags: Travel, France, Jerusalem, Venice, Pink, Ruby, Grey, Judah, Mesopotamia, Indus Valley, Brocante, French la Vie

Lockdowns — Part 3

The Covid-19 pandemic resulting from the Wuhan virus has dramatically revealed state malfeasance amounting to criminality like nothing else has except for perhaps the world wars of the past century. In the previous bits (Part 1 and Part 2), I… Continue reading →
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Learning SPARQL with Wikidata

SPARQL has a lot of similarities to SQL and also is very different. Here I am going to get the English works of Rabindranath Tagore from Wikidata. I will use this as an exercise to learn SPARQL. As you will see, I have not tried to explain the terms here as I expect some knowledge of SQL and Semantic Triples. Since I go step by step, I think it's easy to understand. This blog post is in continuation to my other blog posts about Learning about Semantic Web and Triple, Trying WikiData. L...
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UN fears for revered Christian and tourist site in Ethiopia that goes back 900 years

UNESCO is worried the ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela could be in peril due to the latest fighting in Ethiopia. Find out the history of this site revered by Christians and loved by tourists.
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Tokyo Lamington Delivery

Tokyo Lamington in Newtown delivers lamingtons across Sydney in whimsical flavours like Fairy Floss ones inspired by their travels like Yuzu Meringue, Thai Milk tea or Black Forest. If you're after something a bit savoury you can also order from their range of onigiri or rice balls filled with traditional fillings like sake cured salmon or fusion versions with bacon and eggs and curry chicken!
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Oil falls in biggest weekly decline in months on demand worries | Reuters

Oil falls in biggest weekly decline in months on demand worries | Reuters Oil prices fell about 1% lower on Friday, posting to their steepest weekly losses in months, on worries that travel restrictions to curb the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 will derail the global recovery in energy demand.Crude futures also came under pressure as the dollar strengthened after monthly U.S. job growth came in higher than expected. A stronger dollar makes greenback-denominated oil more expensive for...
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A nice Unesco world heritage win for ‘Nice the Beautiful’

Nice joins France’s more than 40 world heritage sites, which include the banks of the river Seine in Paris, the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens, the Mont Saint-Michel and stretches of the Loire Valley. The post A nice Unesco world heritage win for ‘Nice the Beautiful’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Europe, France, World, Unesco, Paris, Nice, British, Henri Matisse, Seine, Anton Chekhov, Openaccess, United Nation, Amiens, Friedrich Nietzsche, Loire Valley, Michel

Official: Offensive Coming Against Tigray Forces in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s spreading Tigray conflict faces a fresh wave of fighting as an Amhara regional official says Amhara forces will launch an offensive on Saturday against Tigray forces who have entered the region and taken control of a town hosting a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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#Qatar Airways grounds Airbus jets because of worries over fuselage | Financial Times

Qatar Airways grounds Airbus jets because of worries over fuselage | Financial Times Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350s on the orders of its regulator, saying it will refuse to receive any more of the passenger jets until Airbus resolves what the Gulf carrier described as “accelerated” degrading of the fuselage.  The move is the latest instalment of a public spat rumbling between the long-haul specialist and the European manufacturer, which has led to Qatar Airways threatening to ...
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Why graduates don’t want careers in gas and oil | Financial Times

Why graduates don’t want careers in gas and oil | Financial Times In the undying scene from the 1967 film The Graduate, the young Benjamin Braddock is at a gruesome party hosted by his parents when he is ambushed by the besuited middle-aged Mr McGuire. Throwing an arm around Benjamin, McGuire guides him through the suburban splendour of the house to the pool. “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word,” begins McGuire. Then, with the air of initiating Benjamin into the great grown...
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Spirides Provides $4.1 Million Loan to Refinance Debt of Best Western in San Angelo, Texas

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Spirides Hospitality Finance Company has successfully provided and the borrower has officially closed a $4.1 million loan to refinance the existing mortgage debt of the Best Western SureStay in San Angelo, Texas.
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The Hospitality Digital Toolbox for a New Normal | By Max Starkov

This year, travel consumers will spend more time on digital media – 6:41 hours/day – than all other media (TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines) combined – 5:30 hours/day (eMarketer). With the explosion of the “digital way of life,” the customer journey has turned into a digital customer journey that is becoming increasingly complex, forcing hoteliers to overhaul their technology and digital marketing stack and corporate strategies in order to engage, acquire, service, and retain these digita...
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Airlines with the Most Consumer Complaints

Read the full article on at - Airlines with the Most Consumer Complaints If you’re flying overseas, how do you choose your airline? Do you pick it by price, route, or level of complaints?   In the wake of COVID-19, those passenger complaints have mounted, especially among foreign airlines.   According to the most recent data supplied by the U.S. Department of Transportation, TAP Air Portugal has the... The post Airlines with the Most Consumer Complaints appeared first on Peter...
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The best air mattresses for all sleepers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air mattress is a convenient option for unexpected visits, sleepovers, and camping trips.A great air mattress is comfortable, easy to set up, and can be stored quickly.Our top pick from SoundAsleep provides great back support and comes with excellent customer service.An air mattress is a great investment for those who like to be prepared for unexpected visits, sleepovers, spontaneous trips, or even camping. It can be set up quickly and stored easily, but sti...
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Hawaii officials consider requiring pre-travel COVID testing again for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers as COVID cases surge + Aloha Friday Photo

On Thursday, August 5th, Hawaii reported the single highest-day COVID cases since the start of this pandemic. The state recorded 655 cases. Per KHON2, Hawaii officials are considering re-instituting pre-travel testing for fully vaccinated travelers. It was just under a month ago, on July 9th, that the pre-travel testing was waived for fully vaccinated travelers. We’ll be watching for any further developments on possible changes. In the meantime, you can always check the existing Hawaii travel po...
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Marriott Bonvoy Relaunches Moments Platform, Bringing Back Money-Can't-Buy Experiences To Members

Following more than a year of physical isolation and missed connections, Marriott Bonvoy – Marriott International's award-winning travel program – is ushering in a refreshed version of the Marriott Bonvoy Moments platform to help members who want to make up for lost time. Launching today, Marriott Bonvoy's new offering of mind-expanding, money-can't-buy Moments with both new and long-standing collaborators aims to serve as a vehicle for travelers to discover the world around them and be f...
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Weekly US Hotel Performance Inches Down From Pandemic-Era Highs

The end-of-summer slowdown was evident in the latest weekly U.S. hotel performance data, as hotel occupancy and revenue per available room inched down from pandemic-era highs.
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Best Time to Visit Croatia

Best Time to Visit Croatia ~ Croatia is a nation that has seen its tourist stock rise in recent decades. Located in southeast Europe on that Adriatic Sea, Croatia has a ton to offer tourists of any type. In this article, we’re examining the best time to visit Croatia, and examining some of our favorite things to do while there. Let’s get right to it. Best Time to Visit Croatia Tourist Season Croatia has a ... Read more The post Best Time to Visit Croatia appeared first on As We Travel | Travel t...
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6 dead after floatplane crashes in southeast Alaska, Coast Guard says

A sightseeing plane crashed Thursday in southeast Alaska, killing all six people, including the plane's pilot, the U.S. Coast Guard said.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Casai, LatAm Hospitality Tech Startup, Acquires The Brazilian Operations Of Q Apartments To Fuel 33x Annual Growth In Brazil

Casai , a tech startup serving the hospitality market in Latin America, is today announcing the acquisition of the Brazilian operations of Q Apartments , a global leader in the corporate serviced apartment industry. This acquisition will allow Casai to multiply its Brazilian portfolio immediately and leverage its expertise in short-stay operations to meet the quickly recovering demand in the B2B segment. In addition, Casai will become the primary operating partner for Q Apartments’ busine...
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Ethiopia’s Ancient Rock-Hewn Churches Captured By Tigrayan Rebels

Residents of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home to 11 landmark 13th-century churches and a major pilgrimage destination for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, have fled — along with government troops — as soldiers from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front march in. – Yahoo! (AFP)
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STR: Australia Hotel Occupancy On A Steep Decline Amid Latest COVID-19 Lockdowns

After being one of the highest-performing countries during the early portion of 2021, Australia’s hotel occupancy has been on a rapid decline amid the latest COVID-19 lockdowns across the country, according to data from STR through 1 August.
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Green Shoots: 3 Sustainable Travel Trends

The ripples of impact from the pandemic will manifest in fundamental changes to how we travel, work and approach life for decades to come. A focus on sustainability was already in full swing pre-Covid but has moved to the top of the agenda for traveling employees and companies and organisazations alike.
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5 Unique Animal Statues in Scotland

Every country in the world has famous statues and sculptures, but usually the animal statues aren't the ones that stand out. Here are some of the best animal statues you'll find while exploring Scotland. The post 5 Unique Animal Statues in Scotland appeared first on Perceptive Travel Blog.        Related Stories Murals of GlasgowLoch Leven, Scotland: Mystery, History, NatureNorthwest Highlands Geopark, Scotland 
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Choice Hotels International Reports 2021 Second Quarter Results

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, today reported its results for the three months ended June 30, 2021.
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Australia’s Lockdowns Set To Weaken Domestic Travel Recovery, Says GlobalData

With Australia battling a rise in COVID-19 cases, domestic travel has reduced drastically. While Australia’s domestic recovery was strong in H1 2021, the reintroduction of lockdowns and state border closures will serve as a blow, and set to weaken and slow down the domestic travel recovery. Additionally, Qantas airline standing down its staff signals the prospect of a longer road to recovery, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Galaxy Unpacked YouTube Trailer Hits Over 100M Views

Galaxy Unpacked YouTube Trailer Hits Over 100M Views! This is something cool to share. The new Unpacked Official Trailer released on 28th July hits over 100 million views on Youtube on 4th August 2021. The Galaxy Unpacked Official Trailer showcases the evolution of mobile technology over the decades, demonstrating that change is not only inevitable, but usually for the better, and underlines the fact that once we experience better, we can never go back. (...
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Top tips for travelling with kids

Traveling with kids is fun, and is my passion, but it certainly has its challenges. It’s important to stay cool and it surely pays to know what to do make things go smoothly. Here are my top tips for helping ensure that your family trips are memorable and fulfilling. 1. Choose a hotel suite or […] The post Top tips for travelling with kids appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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