Hawaii sends mixed signals on COVID restrictions, officers in court over 16-year-old's shooting death, missiles tested off Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii luau Aug. 12, 2021 Hawaii Quarantine Kapu Breakers Facebook page Hawaii Greenlights Large Events Amid Surge In Covid Cases. Crowd size restrictions enacted by Gov. David Ige included exceptions for professionally planned events with more than 50 people, including weddings, concerts, festivals and conventions. Civil Beat.Officials consider statewide curfew and new restrictions if COVID-19 cases continue to surge. Officials are also thinking about reinstating the safe travels program...
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National Express launching new integrated holiday businessNational Express launching new integrated holiday business

National Express Leisure will have nationwide coverage
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ATOL consultation gathers more than 300 responsesATOL consultation gathers more than 300 responses

CAA will release first phase consultation summary later this yea
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Marriott to open 10 hotels in Turkey by end-2022Marriott to open 10 hotels in Turkey by end-2022

Includes debut of extended stay brand Residence Inn
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D'Roméo Traiteur by Roméo Baudouin

Romeo Baudouin is what some say is Australia's finest charcutier and during COVID-19 lockdown Sydney-siders have been treated to his French classics. Romeo has been busy delivering classic French tarts and pies across Sydney via his new business D'Roméo Traiteur. There's quiche Lorraine, a bouef bourguignonne pie or a range of apple tarts, salted caramel tarts and lemon meringue pies.
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Amen to that: Norway's wealth fund boss preaches sustainable finance in church | Reuters

Amen to that: Norway's wealth fund boss preaches sustainable finance in church | Reuters Nicolai Tangen broke new ground as the head of Norway's $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund on Tuesday by preaching on the virtues of sustainable capitalism in a church."Capitalism is undergoing an incredible transformation, at the fastest pace I have seen in my life," Tangen told around 170 people gathered at the 19th century neo-Gothic Trinity Church in Arendal, southern Norway."Shareholders have more in...
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Oil skids for fifth day on COVID surge, worries about more supply | Reuters

Oil skids for fifth day on COVID surge, worries about more supply | Reuters Crude prices fell for a fifth day on Wednesday, as investors remain worried about the outlook for fuel demand as COVID-19 cases surge worldwide just as more supply reaches the market from large global producers, including the United States.Oil benchmarks have been under pressure for the last few weeks due to the rise in infections caused by the Delta variant of the coronavirus worldwide. Several countries have re-intro...
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This Tokyo-Kyto overnight bus has comfy sleeping pods

I'll never pass up an opportunity to take a bullet train in Japan, but this Tokyo-Kyto overnight bus, with its private sleeping pods, looks nice. It's like a capsule hotel on wheels. And, at $63, a ticket, costs almost $50 less than a seat on the bullet train. — Read the rest
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Vaccinations compulsory for all Qantas Group staffVaccinations compulsory for all Qantas Group staff

Front-liners must be inoculated by mid-Novembe
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Air travel's return takes a hit as summer winds down, school is back in session, and the Delta variant continues to surge

A traveler at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo US air travel hit a 10-week low on Tuesday, according to TSA data. A TSA spokesperson said seasonal changes and typical travel patterns may be contributing to the drop. Airlines and Airbnb have cited the Delta variant as a concern affecting upcoming fall bookings. See more stories on Insider's business page. The air travel industry has spent the first part of this year rebounding from lows during the COVID...
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Phuket Sandbox scheme extended to new destinationsPhuket Sandbox scheme extended to new destinations

Krabi, Phang Nga added to 7+7 Extension program
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Personalizing the Customer Experience is a Competitive Differentiator | By Shep Hyken

I recently released my 2021 Achieving Customer Amazement research. We surveyed 1,000 consumers in the U.S. and asked them numerous questions about topics related to customer service, customer experience, loyalty, reviews, and more. One of the questions had to do with creating a personalized experience.
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Flying a Kite

    photographs from Gabriel’s Daddy Martin x                Related Stories On Your Mark…Sweet NatureBaby's First Bite  [Author: French la Vie]
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Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Why you should stay in a guesthouse on your next trip

While you’re reading this, I’ll be lolling around my cozy room on the island of Paros, Greece. That’s right. I scored $510 round-trip airfares —half the normal price — back in February,  so we’re in Greece on holiday. Normally, I avoid going anywhere in August because it’s (a) too frickin’ hot and (b) too frickin’ hot and crowded and (c) too frickin’ expensive because the entire continent of Europe has emptied out and gone to wherever you’re planning to be. But I’m congenitally unable to pass up...
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Oil Climbs After Four-Day Slump With U.S. Stockpiles in Focus - Bloomberg

Oil Climbs After Four-Day Slump With U.S. Stockpiles in Focus - Bloomberg PRICES: WTI for September delivery rose 0.8% to $67.12 a barrel by 8:24 a.m. in New York. It declined 0.3% earlier.Brent for October settlement gained 1.1% to $69.78 a barrel [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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StayNTouch Expands to Gulf Region, Selected by Riyadh Based Hotel Management Company, IRIS Hotels

IRIS Hotels, one of Saudi Arabia’s premier hotel development and management companies, selected StayNTouch, a global leader in guest-centric technology and mobile hotel property management systems (PMS), to implement their PMS technology at the collection of the boutique hotels in Jizan, Taif, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This partnership marks StayNTouch’s first hotel customer in Saudi Arabia and an expansion into the Gulf region.
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Seven in 10 Americans planning to Travel with their pet this year say their pet deserves a getaway

New research from Motel 6 reveals that as Americans are hitting the roads, they will be doing so with their pets, as the majority (54%) of cat and dog owners noted they plan to travel with their pet in the next year. The economy lodging brand where pets always stay free released new survey data of 1,000 U.S. individuals planning to travel with their pet in the next year.
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Safe Travels by Deutsche Hospitality

Deutsche Hospitality has gone the extra mile to safeguard the well-being of its guests and staff. The company has joined forces with the Frankfurt-based hygiene products supplier IBC Europe GmbH to add a special anti-microbial nano coating to all hotel surfaces which are frequently touched. Following the successful roll-out of this cooperation agreement to the company’s hotels in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, the project to apply a protective sealant to contact surfaces will now also ...
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UPDATE 3-Norway wealth fund earned $111 bln in H1 but warns of inflation risk | Reuters

UPDATE 3-Norway wealth fund earned $111 bln in H1 but warns of inflation risk | Reuters Norway’s $1.4 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, posted a 9.4% return on investment for the first half of the year on Wednesday but warned that signs of inflation seen worldwide could lead to unprecedented losses.The fund’s handsome return was driven by a sharp rise in global equities, particularly energy, finance and tech stocks, earning it 990 billion crowns ($111 billion) in the January...
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Phuket Sandbox scheme extended to new destinations

Krabi, Phang Nga added to 7+7 Extension program
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#Dubai contractor Drake & Scull reports $21.2mln net profit for H1 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai contractor Drake & Scull reports $21.2mln net profit for H1 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Dubai-listed contractor Drake & Scull International (DSI) has reported a net profit of 78 million dirhams ($21.2 million) for the first half of 2021. The company’s revenue increased to 82 million dirhams from 78 million dirhams for the same period in 2020, a statement to the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) said on Wednesday. As of June this year, accumulated losses amounted to 4.82 billion dirhams, compare...
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STR: U.S. hotel performance for July 2021

The U.S. hotel industry reported all-time monthly highs in average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) on a nominal basis, according to July 2021 data from STR.
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