Pandemic rules flouted as COVID cases spike, experts advise but Ige holds fast against lockdown, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kaiwi party broken up by DLNR PC:DLNRHawaii officials consider stay-at-home order over Labor Day weekend as COVID-19 cases soar. Hawaii had its highest COVID- 19 count ever reported in one day on Sunday, and if the trajectory continues, officials warn that it could lead to a 72-hour stay-at-home order over the Labor Day holiday. Star-Advertiser. KHON2. How close is a lockdown? At least one doctor says it’s time. Medical experts say despite major event cancellations and new gathering limi...
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Paris Snapshots

          "Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still, she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings." Victor Hugo       "The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart." George Sand       "Each of us is responsible for everything and to every human being." Simone de Beauvoir   "Life is the flower for which love is the honey." Vicotr Hugo   “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible sum...
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The life cycle of an old Tokyo house and its elderly owner

This first photo was taken back in the summer of 2014. It remains a firm favourite of mine — a scene I’m fond of for so many reasons, and the memory of pressing the shutter is still so fresh it almost feels like it was taken yesterday. The next time I walked past is similarly clear in my mind, as I was shocked to find the house abandoned and empty. A home once so full of life was suddenly utterly bereft of it — even the colours weren’t there anymore. A structure so instantly recognisable, and...
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Duke of Clarence's Sunday Roast for Father's Day

Looking for something delicious to treat your dad with on Father's Day? The Duke of Clarence Pub in Sydney's CBD delivers delicious Sunday roast meals with all of the trimmings. The meals take a total of 10 minutes heating up in your oven and there's also a range of delightful cocktails and a range of gifts available too.
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Oil Edges Up as U.S. Gulf Producers Assess Damage After Ida - Bloomberg

Oil Edges Up as U.S. Gulf Producers Assess Damage After Ida - Bloomberg PRICES: West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery settled up 47 cents at $69.21 a barrel in New York.Brent crude for October settlement climbed 71 cents to $73.41 a barrel on ICE.WTI fell to a $4.20-a-barrel below to its global benchmark Brent, the largest discount since May 2020. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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HFTP Implements Extra Health Safety Measures for September In-person Events: HITEC and HFTP Annual Convention; Suggests Vaccines for All Participants

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced today additional steps to increase attendees’ comfort level at its upcoming meetings. Co-located are the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) North America and the HFTP Annual Convention, September 27-30, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas USA. In consideration of the ongoing pandemic, health safety guidelines and protocols are in place for the protection of ...
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Oil up, off session highs after Ida; OPEC+ looks to boost output | Reuters

Oil up, off session highs after Ida; OPEC+ looks to boost output | Reuters Oil edged higher on Monday, but remained below session highs as Hurricane Ida weakened after forcing shutdowns of U.S. Gulf oil production, and OPEC+ looked set to go ahead with a planned oil output increase.Within 12 hours of coming ashore, the storm had weakened into a Category 1 hurricane. Nearly all offshore Gulf oil production, or 1.74 million barrels per day, was suspended in advance of the storm. read moreThe sto...
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An airline is offering more than $180,000 in potential bonuses to recruit and retain pilots amid a massive shortage

Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock American Airlines' wholly-owned subsidiary Piedmont Airlines is offering up to $180,000 in retention bonuses. Captains and upgrading first officers will receive a $30,000 bonus, according to the carrier. Envoy Air and PSA Airlines are also offering hefty bonuses, with $150,000 in potential earnings. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pilots employed at American Airlines' regional carrier subsidiary Piedmont Airlines can earn over $180,000...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses follow global shares higher | Reuters

Most stock markets in the Gulf settled higher on Monday, building on gains from the previous session as global shares hovered around record highs on signs the Fed won't rush to wind down its massive stimulus.Gains in world stock markets helped lift investor confidence in the Gulf, said Daniel Takieddine, senior market analyst at FXPrimus.Underpinning positive sentiment in global equity markets was Friday's Jackson Hole speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in which he said taper...
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20 of the best places to stay in Italy

With the five-day quarantine requirement lifted, we pick gorgeous affordable hotels, villas and farm stays on the coast, mountains and islands Continue reading...
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UK tourism boom sparks backlash against ‘Tripadvisor warriors’

Hospitality staff in areas such as Cornwall and Lake District suffer barrage of complaints from angry and impatient visitorsIt was supposed to be the summer to rekindle the joy of the great British holiday, with demand for 2022 domestic breaks already rising. But hospitality staff in many tourist hotspots beg to differ, saying they have suffered a barrage of complaints from “impatient” visitors and “Tripadvisor warriors”.Restaurant and hotel owners said visitors were regularly complaining about ...
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Thatch using $3M round to put travel creators on the map

After a difficult year, the travel industry is gaining steam again this summer and Thatch is carving out a space for itself in the sector by enabling travel creators to monetize their recommendations. Today the company announced a $3 million Seed II round led by Wave Capital. They were joined by Freestyle VC’s Jenny Lefcourt, Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph and Airbnb’s head of data science for user trust, Kapil Gupta. It brings Thatch’s total investment to $5.2 million since the company was fo...
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Oil steadies as Hurricane Ida weakens, OPEC+ in focus | Reuters

Oil steadies as Hurricane Ida weakens, OPEC+ in focus | Reuters Oil steadied on Monday, giving up most of an earlier rally to a four-week high, as Hurricane Ida weakened after forcing shutdowns of U.S. Gulf oil production, and OPEC+ looked set to go ahead with a planned oil output increase.Within 12 hours of coming ashore, the storm had weakened into a Category 1 hurricane. Nearly all offshore Gulf oil production, or 1.74 million barrels per day, was suspended in advance of the storm. read mor...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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10 Recommended SEO Plugins for WordPress

WordPress has made it easy for anyone to create a website. It’s easy to use, it’s fast, it doesn’t require a lot of technical knowledge. Here’s a list of 10 recommended SEO plugins for your WordPress-based website: 1. Yoast SEO by Team Yoast Yoast SEO is the first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps, and much more. 2. 301 Redirects by WebFactory Ltd 301 Redirects Plugin helps you manage and create 301, 302, 307 redirec...
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OTA Insight furthers growth with RMS Cloud partnership

OTA Insight, the cloud-based data intelligence platform for the hospitality industry, today unveiled the incorporation of RMS Cloud’s property management system (PMS) into Revenue Insight, the leading business intelligence solution in the industry.
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Majority of Hotel Investors Remain Undaunted by the Pandemic

Over a third of real estate investors intend to buy more hotels across Europe, according to the latest research from real estate advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield. Despite the disruption to the travel and tourism sector from the pandemic, only 21% of investors intend to dial down their hotel acquisition activity and a mere 10% have put plans on hold.
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Rosewood Bangkok closes due to Covid downturnRosewood Bangkok closes due to Covid downturn

Loss of international tourism caused severe impact
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Launched back in 2015: Japan's Robot Hotel

Motherboard goes to Japan to visit the Henn-na Hotel, which is staffed almost entirely by robots. Our host Ben Ferguson meets some of our future android companions and talks to CEO Hideo Sawada about his vision to replace human workers with machines. This video originally aired on MOTHERBOARD in 2015.
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'Wike' Your Way Through These Five Incredible Wine Regions

During the time at home when travel plans were put on hold, activities we would usually do while on vacation were being enjoyed within our own four walls, including wildly popular virtual wine tasting sessions. But now that the harvest season is kicking off in the Northern Hemisphere, and the world is slowly opening up again, travelers can start thinking about exploring the countries of their favorite wines. According to our research, 1 in 10 (9%)* of global travelers are likely to take a...
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US Hotel Profitability Makes Strides, But Unevenly Across Industry

Hotel profitability has come a long way since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and particularly in the past few months, according to data from STR, CoStar's hospitality analytics firm.
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Six Senses Introduces Luggage Free Booking Platform

Now Six Senses guests can enjoy the freedom of traveling light and sending their bags ahead of time to any of the brand’s properties worldwide. Thanks to a partnership with Luggage Free, they can eliminate the hassle of carrying, checking and claiming baggage at the airport. The convenient door-to-door shipping service also covers a wide range of items including golf clubs, skis and snowboards.
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Recently Launched RADCO Hotel Division Acquires DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Roswell in Off-Market Deal for $13.75M

The RADCO Companies (RADCO), one of the nation’s leading opportunistic real estate developers, announced the acquisition of the 174-room, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Roswell hotel in Roswell, GA for $13.75 million from a real estate fund divesting of hospitality assets.
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US Hotel Occupancy Continues To Slide

With surging COVID-19 infection rates and most schools now back in session, it’s not surprising that U.S. hotel occupancy continues to dip.
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