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Curfews could be next step against COVID spread as cases surge, hospitals reach capacity, Army and Native Hawaiians mull Oahu’s Makua Valley compromise, vaccine/testing mandates kick in for state workers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Dr. Green at Queen's hospital Aug. 14, 2021 PC: courtesy Green: Unvaccinated are to blame if new, strict rules, including curfews, needed to curb hospitalizations. Lt. Gov. Josh Green has made his position clear on widespread vaccine mandates. He believes people have the right to choose and no one should force them to get the shot. But he thinks weekly testing and mask wearing is the bare minimum that people can do. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Vaccine deadline looms for Hawaii’s state worker...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Army, Kaiser, Boogie Board, Lanai, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kihei, Kailua Kona, North Kona


The castles, palaces, and giant houses where the British royal family lives

The British royal family has a number of palaces, houses, and estates across the United Kingdom in its care. Some of these properties are used for weekend getaways, while others are country retreats for months at a time, and then there are the places that the royals officially call home for much of the year. From Queen Elizabeth II to Harry and Meghan, here’s where several members of the royal family live. Queen Elizabeth II Photo: I Wei Huang/Shutterstock Buckingham Palace: Built in the ea...
Tags: Travel, London, California, US, United Kingdom, Diana, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Royal Family, Prince Edward, Charles, Kate, William, Jack, Norman, Edward


Hospitality Trends in a Post-COVID-19 World | By Patrick Taffin d'Heursel

Remote locations and fewer interactions
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The most expensive airport taxis in the world

After a long plane ride and the tedious process of collecting your belongings, it can be tempting to bypass public transportation (if it’s even available) and be ready to sit back and enjoy the private comfort of a taxi instead. Not all airport taxis around the world are created equal, though. The website FleetLogging has released a study that showcases the price of getting from the airport to the city center by taxis in major cities around the world. After looking at 1,249 different airports...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Africa, US, Narita International Airport, Hiroshima, Cheapest, All, Most Expensive, Kansai International Airport, Hiroshima Japan, Nagoya Japan, London England, Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, BANGOR Maine, Richmond International Airport


Why Route 66 makes for the best sports-focused road trip in America

Just so you know, Matador may collect a small commission from the links on this page if you decide to book a stay. Listed prices are accurate as of the time of publication. See our full Advertiser Disclosure here. Route 66 is America’s most famous road. Some people take it for the history, others take it for the art, and many take it because Route 66 has an outsized reputation in a country in love with the great American road trip. What’s often left o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, Texas, Minneapolis, California, La, Germany, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, United States, Missouri, Arizona, Mlb, Dallas


Gloriously faded and sometimes overgrown old Tokyo shopfronts

On my Instagram account, the majority of photos are of faded and dilapidated old shopfronts — images that are taken on my phone and shot exclusively in square format. Part of the reason for this is that creatively, a different aspect ratio forces me to adopt a slightly different approach, plus on a purely practical level, the wider lens on the phone means I can still get shots when the situation requires something other than my favoured 35mm. When space allows, however, many buildings work bette...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Instagram, Tokyo, Leica


Oil settles lower, pares losses despite weak economic data | Reuters

Oil settles lower, pares losses despite weak economic data | Reuters Oil prices settled lower on Monday, paring steep losses on weak Chinese economic data after sources told Reuters that OPEC and its allies believe the markets do not need more oil than they plan to release in the coming months.Brent crude settled down $1.08, or 1.5%, at $69.51 a barrel after earlier falling to $68.14. U.S. oil fell by $1.15, or 1.7%, to $67.29 after reaching lows of $65.73.The market had dropped more than 3% e...
Tags: Travel, China, Opec, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Global Entry and Travel Precheck

Global Entry Kiosk Global Entry and Travel Precheck A Global Entry Card with Travel Precheck is essential for frequent overseas travelers. The last time Carol and I entered the U.S. from an international destination, hundreds of U.S. citizens were standing in the customs & immigration line. Because we were registered with the Global Entry program, we walked to one of the Global Entry Kiosks, and we were literally finished in 30 seconds. Plus, once you have your Global Entry Card, it also in...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Qatar, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Tsa, CBP, Carol, Global Entry, Travel News, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Kevin McAleenan, Trusted Traveler Program TTP, Global Entry Kiosk Global Entry, Argentina Colombia Germany India Mexico


Glacier Crest Trail – Glacier National Park, BC

The Glacier Crest trail in Glacier National Park, British Columbia rewards with panoramic views of Mount Sir Donald and the Illecillewaet Glacier to the east and the Asulkan Glacier to the west along with views of Abbott Ridge, Perley Rock, the Rogers Pass summit, and Eagle Peak to name but a few mountain peaks. It is well worth the 958-metre climb to experience the beauty of this hike. Count on a full day (6 – 7 hours) to do the 11.4 km return hike on the Glacier Crest Trail. The hike really ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, John, British Columbia, Revelstoke, Parks Canada, Donald, Don, Alpine Club, Lane, Glacier National Park, Trans Canada, Nakusp Hot Springs, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Rogers Pass


5 Italian food taboos you’re probably breaking

“Buon appetito,” the server said as he set a steaming dish of tagliatelle ai porcini, in English, tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms, atop the flowered tablecloth in front of me. “Grazie,” I said, reaching for a metal dish of Parmesan cheese. The waiter’s pleased expression morphed into one of alarm. “Signorina, non si puo!” he exclaimed, or “Miss, you can’t do that!” He seemed to break into a light sweat. Baffled, but not wanting to further torture the server, I relinquished the Parmesan ch...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Lazio, Bologna, All, Luca, Caesar, Faenza, Guanciale, Nata Bene Shutterstock, Luca Both


SOUL Deli's Donut Wednesdays!

SOUL Deli in Surry Hills is helping you get through Wednesday aka Hump Day with a selection of four Korean style donuts. There are two sweet and two savoury donuts available plus a range of scones, cookies and brownies!
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OPEC+ sees no need to meet U.S. call for more supply, sources say | Reuters

OPEC+ sees no need to meet U.S. call for more supply, sources say | Reuters OPEC and its allies, including Russia, believe oil markets do not need more oil than they plan to release in the coming months, despite U.S. pressure to add supplies to check an oil price rise, four sources told Reuters.The price of international benchmark Brent crude has risen 35% this year towards $70 a barrel, driven by economic recovery from the pandemic and supply restraint by the Organization of the Petroleum Exp...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Joe Biden, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Reuters OPEC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Where to Instagram in Vegas

Between the Bellagio fountains , the replica Eiffel Tower, and the faux Venice canals, Las Vegas is an Instagrammer’s paradise — not to mention the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign and the Elvises on every corner happy to snap a selfie with you for a few bucks. There are so many other wonderfully weird spots that might as well have been designed just for social media. If you’re at the top of your ‘gram game, get deep into the city that locals know and love to see and snap: the lesser-known s...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Hollywood, London, Instagram, Oscar, Eiffel Tower, Las Vegas, Venice, Elvis, Sin City, Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard, All, Bellagio, Cadillac


Hug a tree and you could win a trip to northern Finland

Finland has just added one more crazy world championship to its roster — and this one is all about the planet. As if wife-carrying tournaments, mud soccer, and international air guitar competitions weren’t enough, it’s now time for the second annual TreeHugging World Championships. Taking place in Levi, Finland, on August 21, spectators will be able to watch and comment via several social platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. There’s also the opportunity to participate in a virtual tree...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Trees, US, Finland, Levi, Helsinki, All, Rovaniemi, Levi Finland, Tree Hugging, HaliPuu, Levi Given, Ukraine Spain Italy Finland, Lapland Russia Scotland, Kaarle Raekallio Ritva Saarensalmi Heikki Hamunen


Where to travel in September for the best outdoor adventures

September is a month of denial. Many are loath to admit that summer is over and still cling desperately to those final sunny days. Others are more eager for fall, prematurely donning flannel shirts, scoping out apple orchards, and pre-ordering pumpkin spice lattes the second the calendar turns to September 1. Seasonal biases aside, September is actually the best of both worlds, and one of the best months of the year for a vacation. With the most intense summer heat behind us and the chilly au...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Austin, Pennsylvania, Portland, Philadelphia, Vermont, Pacific Northwest, Long Island


The best shows you can see in Vegas in 2021-2022

The COVID-19 pandemic completely upended live performances. Theaters throughout the country went dark for upwards of a year or more, and many are still in the process of reopening their stages. In Las Vegas, shows have been slowly returning, with many long-time, as well as brand-new, favorites now back in full force, and many more planning their triumphant returns in the coming months. Thankfully Vegas is still very much Vegas, and there are still a lot of fantastic shows for visitors to enjo...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Joan Rivers, Angel, Diana, Las Vegas, Michael Jackson, MGM, Vegas, Rio, Luxor, Penny, All, Bellagio, Opm, Cirque Du Soleil


Qatar Tourism partners with CLIAQatar Tourism partners with CLIA

Qatar Tourism will be headline sponsor of CLIA Selling Cruise Day
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Everything you need to stay warm and cozy for fall camping

Cooler weather is rapidly approaching, and staying warm and cozy is key to enjoying a fall camping trip. This fall camping gear guide contains Matador’s Outdoor editors’ recommendations for the products they trust for use in the field, whether on single-night car camping expeditions or longer jaunts into the wilderness. We hope you love the fall camping gear we recommend! Just so you know, Matador may collect a small commission from the links on this page if you make a pur...
Tags: Travel, Ariel, Joe, All, NRS, Jackery, Aether, Voormi, YETI Rambler Vacuum Bottle, Coalatree Coalatree, Osprey Ariel


A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 was able to land in and take off from Kabul on Monday despite chaos at the airport

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Ancapital/Shutterstock.com A Turkish Airlines plane flew from Istanbul to Kabul on Monday amid chaos at the airport. It landed in Kabul and departed again for Istanbul with more than 320 passengers, reports said. Afghans have tried to flee Kabul by any means necessary, including climbing on departing planes. See more stories on Insider's business page. While military and civilian aircraft were scrambling to get out of Kabul, Afghanistan, one Turkish...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, US, Trends, Georgia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Middle East, Kabul, Boeing, Istanbul, South Asia


A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 was able to land and takeoff from Kabul on Monday despite chaos at the airport

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Ancapital/Shutterstock.com A Turkish Airlines flight flew from Istanbul, Turkey to Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday while the Taliban swarmed the capital. The flight was able to land in Kabul and depart back for Turkey, evacuating more than 324 passengers. Afghanis have been attempting to flee Kabul by any means necessary, including climbing onboard departing planes. See more stories on Insider's business page. While military and civilian aircraft wer...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, US, Trends, Georgia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Middle East, Kabul, Boeing, Istanbul, South Asia


Loire Valley Château Week: Château de Troussay

Dear Subscribers, my apologies if you received my last blog post twice in your email. I was testing out my new subscription delivery service with Feedblitz.  Last month when I was in the Loire Valley, I had the good fortune to visit three smaller, less known chateaux. I am writing about each one in a separate blog post this week and calling it Loire Valley Chateau Week.   The first chateau I visited was Château de Troussay, which has the distinction of being the smallest of the Loire c...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, France, Architecture, Loire Valley, Loire, Blois, Richard Nahem, Henri IV, Cheverny, Robert Bugy, Bugy, Blois Part, Christophe de Réméon, Maurice Delamarre de Monchaux, Isore Hurault de Vibraye


#Saudi Aramco Close to Taking Stake in Reliance Industries - Bloomberg video

Saudi Aramco Close to Taking Stake in Reliance Industries - Bloomberg Saudi Aramco is in advanced talks for an all-stock deal to acquire a stake in Reliance Industries Ltd.’s oil refining and chemicals business, people with knowledge of the matter said. Anthony Di Paola reports on "Bloomberg Surveillance: Early Edition." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Reliance Industries Ltd, Bloomberg Surveillance, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reliance Industries Bloomberg, Reliance Industries Bloomberg Saudi Aramco, Anthony Di Paola


#Israel's Economy Bounces Back With 15% GDP Growth as Lockdowns Lift - Bloomberg

Israel's Economy Bounces Back With 15% GDP Growth as Lockdowns Lift - Bloomberg The Israeli economy grew by an annualized 15.4% in the second quarter, due largely to the lifting of a coronavirus lockdown, as officials labor to avert another one.The figure published Monday by the Central Bureau of Statistics marked a significant turnaround from the first quarter, when the economy contracted by a revised 1.4%. Growth was also buoyed by a significant increase in the import of passenger cars compa...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Tel Aviv, Bank of Israel, Central Bureau of Statistics, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bank Hapoalim, Lockdowns Lift Bloomberg, Victor Bahar


#Saudi Aramco aims to raise at least $17 billion from gas pipeline -sources | Reuters

Saudi Aramco aims to raise at least $17 billion from gas pipeline -sources | Reuters Saudi Aramco is looking to raise at least $17 billion from the sale of a significant minority stake in its gas pipelines, higher than the $12.4 billion raised from its oil pipeline deal, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.Potential bidders including North American private equity and infrastructure funds, as well as state-backed funds in China and South Korea have been approached by Aramco through ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Saudi Aramco


Investors Patiently Pursue Opportunistic Hotel Deals

Amid surging demand for hotels through the summer travel season, executives at the largest U.S.-based hotel ownership companies have been watchful for opportunities to buy and grow their portfolios.
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GBTA Allied Leadership Council elects new leaders

Today GBTA’s Allied Leadership Council (ALC) announces the election of its new leaders for a two-year term: Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, BWH Hotel Group, was elected to serve a concurrent second term as ALC President. Tammy Routh, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Organization, Marriott International, was elected to serve as ALC Vice President.
Tags: Travel, Tammy Routh, ALC, Dorothy Dowling, GBTA, GBTA Allied Leadership Council, Allied Leadership Council ALC



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