Hawaii reaches 76% vaccinated against COVID, Green targeted by anti-Semitic hate group, Maui council passes pesticide bill, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

87.6% of Hawaii state workers fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of last week, 87.6% of state workers were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 92.4% had received at least one shot. The vaccination rates are significantly higher than Hawaii’s overall population, in which 76% of adults are fully vaccinated. Star-Advertiser. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Now. Maui Now. KHON2. Lt. Gov. Josh Green target of hate campaign. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green was the target of an anti-Semitic campaign by...
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Hurtigruten Expeditions adds Russia sailings for 2022Hurtigruten Expeditions adds Russia sailings for 2022

It debuts Expedition Cruise to the White Sea
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Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa opensOutrigger Kona Resort and Spa opens

It opens with 30 percent off introductory offe
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Japan’s political class and Japan’s working class

Political power battles fought on poster campaigns compared to the far more pressing battles fought by those with no power whatsoever.
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I am feeling old and so is my right knee. I have been getting infiltrations in it for years and it kept the pain at bay but it no longer works. I no longer have any cartilage left and, so, in November-I wish it were sooner-I am going to have a knee replacement. I am not looking forward to it but most people who have had it are glad they did as they are pain free. Right now I hobble about like my mother used to. So, anyway, I won’t be getting out as much as I used to to take photos. Hopefully, I ...
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MELTING Kakuni Japanese Pork Belly (Slow Cooker, Pressure Cooker or Stovetop!)

Kakuni is one of the most delicious Japanese dishes made with simmered pork belly, slow cooked so you get the most delicious melt-in-the-mouth pork. Kakuni is flavoured with ginger and the result is a sticky, delicious and divine pork belly dish! And did you know that this Japanese restaurant favourite is one of the easiest dishes that you will ever make with just a few ingredients needed? This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Oil rally falters on pandemic surge, renewed Mexico supply | Reuters

Oil rally falters on pandemic surge, renewed Mexico supply | Reuters Oil settled lower on Thursday, snapping a three-day rally on renewed concerns over demand due to rising COVID-19 infections and as Mexico restored some output after a fire disrupted supplies.Losses were limited by the potential for other supply interruptions. Energy companies prepared for the possibility of a severe storm hitting the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.Brent crude settled down $1.18, or 1.6%, at $71.07 a barrel. U.S...
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The 10 most expensive cities for airport car rentals in the US

Rental cars have been hard to come by this summer as the US experienced a shortage. And with a low supply and a very high demand, the prices of car rentals have skyrocketed. CheapCarRental, a website that allows prospective renters to compare prices between car rental companies, has noted that “rental car rates across the United States are, on average, about 50% higher now than last year, looking at rates from August 2020. In certain cities, including Minneapolis, Seattle and Boston, average ...
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‘We need jobs, we need a strong economy’: Covid and Biden allay Middle East tensions | Financial Times

‘We need jobs, we need a strong economy’: Covid and Biden allay Middle East tensions | Financial Times Secret talks between longtime foes. Letters exchanged between leaders who have been adversaries for years. Television networks typically critical of opposing regimes now moderating their language.  All have fed into a mood of de-escalation taking hold in the capitals of some of the Middle East’s perennially competing powers — one that would have been unimaginable 18 months ago in ...
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Announcing - Hospitality Mavericks Podcast - Featuring The Hotel Financial Coach

The Hospitality Mavericks Episode 119 – Featuring - David Lund, Founder of The Hotel Financial Coach, on Financial Leadership with Michael Tingsage
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These New York City hotels offer great rates and stunning skyline views

New York’s Manhattan skyline is the most iconic in the world. But with over 700 hotels to choose from, it can be difficult to know the best place to stay to enjoy the showstopping views of the city, especially from the comfort of your own bedroom. Here is a selection of the most stunning NYC hotels with skyline views. We hope you love the spaces and stays we recommend! Just so you know, Matador may collect a small commission from the links on this page if you decide to book ...
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European travel requirements seemed dauntingly strict. Turns out I was overprepared.

In early August, as I was packing my carry-on for a month-long trip to Europe, I was sure I had everything in order for my first international flight since the start of the pandemic. I’d triple-checked the requirements for entering Portugal, where the emergence of the Delta variant had complicated an already fickle travel landscape. I slipped my CDC-issued vaccination card and the negative results of a rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of my departure into the sleeve of my passport cas...
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Confusion over vaccine certificates could hamper travel recovery, says GlobalData

The lack of an internationally recognized vaccine certification system could hinder travel recovery as many travelers are left confused about quarantine requirements and travel restrictions. With varying rules, some may opt for domestic trips, dealing a blow to destinations that are dependent on international visitation, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Hotel Guests Want More Out of Loyalty Programs

Hotel loyalty programs might be due for an upgrade.
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses fall on virus worries | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses fall on virus worries | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Thursday, with the Saudi index registering a second weekly loss, as Asian stocks fell on worries over rising cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.Fresh COVID-19 outbreaks fuelled by the Delta variant are raising concerns about the strength of the economic recovery globally. read moreSaudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) fell 0.3%, hit by a 1.3% fall in Al Rajhi Bank (1...
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8 luxury hotel bars in Rome where you can sip in opulence

With its rich history, gorgeous architecture, and delicious cuisine, it’s no wonder Rome is called The Eternal City. A trip to Italy’s capital is a truly magical experience, whether you’re there to tour the ruins and museums, shop the boutiques on Via del Corso, or get your fill of cacio e pepe, Roman-style pizza, and carciofi alla Romana. Hotels are often the home base for travelers to the city, and there’s no shortage of accommodations that’ll have you living a life of luxury. Thankfully, y...
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From barbecue to sushi, Galveston’s restaurant scene rivals its legendary beaches

Walking into Maceo’s Spice and Import Co. on Galveston Island is a trip through time. Community tables are scrunched among grocery racks filled with house-made spices and sauces for sale. Black-and-white photographs crowd the walls, along with visual non sequiturs: a full-sized bicycle, a collection of surfboards, a tiny statue of Santa wearing a Hawaiian shirt. A refrigerated display is chock-full of specialty cheeses and meats, and the lunch counter’s fist-sized meatballs drenched with toma...
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7 coolest wildlife crossings around the world

It might be an unfortunate reality, but animals have to adapt to us more than we do to them. We’ve got the tools, we build the roads, we drive the bulldozers. As we continue our relentless encroachment on animal habitats, we force our feral neighbors into unsafe living conditions, often bordering busy highways and other roads. As highways often bisect delicate ecosystems, the animals living there find themselves separated and isolated, endangering the ones that try to cross over. To solve this...
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Business Travel Continues Moving Forward But Uncertainty Around Variants Impacts More Accelerated Recovery

The business travel industry continues to report an overall willingness and optimism about the return to business travel. However, the rise of the Delta variant and other variants has become a cause for uncertainty and increased concern over the past month. This is according to the latest poll from The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the industry.
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Turning Everything into Light

Text by Adrian Michael Green on Instagram. photos taken on our way to Normandy. “…turn everything into light… into holy love…” a seed underground with its elements of soil, water, & light has the best chance to sprout through the darkness and grow. Like the seed we need our soil, water, & light to help guide us through whatever we are experiencing.  finding what we need and then sharing it willingly freely unconditionally… and completely to become holy love.                     [Author: ...
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Q&a: Exploring the Role of Cryptocurrency in Travel's Recovery

The shock the travel industry has experienced is driving many to look at different ways of doing things post-pandemic.
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 21 August

Reflecting seasonal demand patterns and concerns around the pandemic, U.S. hotel performance continued to decline from previous weeks, according to STR‘s latest data through 21 August.
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Taste & Theory Restaurant Group Offers Total Solutions for Food and Beverage Concepts and Branding

Aimbridge Hospitality, a global hospitality company, and its lifestyle division, Evolution Hospitality, announce the newly created Taste & Theory Restaurant Group. Taste & Theory will be reimagining hospitality concepting through experience, innovation, performance, and unwavering passion to drive revenue and results.
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Venice will soon make you book your visit and pay an entry fee

Venice is set to impose a new policy that will go into effect next summer. To act against overtourism, the city will soon require travelers to book their visit in advance and pay an entry fee. In a report by Italian newspaper La Stampa, tourists on a day trip to Venice will have to pay an entry fee between between $3.50 and $12 depending on the season and enter the city via electronic turnstiles. Lawmakers just approved the package of restrictions last week. These restrictions were set to t...
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AirAsia says all front-line workers now full vaccinatedAirAsia says all front-line workers now full vaccinated

Includes pilots, flight attendants and airport staff
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LOTTE HOTELS&RESORTS ready for global travelers with special services facing COVID-19

Travel industry is moving fast as travel expectations rise, striving to meet customers' post-pandemic needs for stricter hygiene and safety, and provide services accordingly. Under these circumstances, global precautionary measures taken by LOTTE HOTELS&RESORTS, Korea's largest hotel group are drawing attention.
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