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Today this Pickle said, "I love you" Oh man did my eyes water up. BTW he said it in French.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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HAT Blog Maui dispatch: Lahaina

Our Hawaiian Airline flight from Honolulu to Kahului was uneventful, which was enough to make me nearly ecstatic. In the nights before the trip, I had fever dreams of getting seated near some violent anti-mask wingnut of the variety that go instantly viral on social media. Please, no, I begged the Cosmos. We boarded without […] The post HAT Blog Maui dispatch: Lahaina appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Maui, Honolulu, Lahaina, Kahului, Hawaiian Airline, Capt Jacks Lahaina, Lahaina Banyan Tree, Lahaina History


Text of the section I wrote for the book, The Great Covid Panic

I’ve written a section in this book The Great Covid Panic, just published by Gigi Foster et al. : https://www.thegreatcovidpanic.com/ I’ve skimmed through the book a couple of months ago – it is absolutely brilliant. Here’s the text of the section I wrote for the book [screenshot from Kindle] SANJEEV SABHLOK’S STORY I came to Australia […]
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 17 September 2021

Ikos acquires Blau Porto Petro, Mallorca, Spain, from Roxa, Conker Dawn acquires Hampton Waterloo and Doubletree York from Shiva Hotels, Extendam and Vicartem acquire Hotel de Bourgogne, Nantes, France, Crest acquires Best Western Tiverton, UK from the Roberts family.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Roberts, MALLORCA Spain, Ikos, Blau Porto Petro, Roxa Conker Dawn, Hampton Waterloo, Doubletree York, Shiva Hotels Extendam, Hotel de Bourgogne Nantes France Crest, Tiverton UK


Gloomy Picture for Business Travel, but a Small Ray of Hope

With summer ending and the much-needed leisure travel surge waning, much of the industry’s attention and focus shifts to business travel. For true recovery to occur, the travel and hospitality industry needs to see business travel return to pre-pandemic levels. Unfortunately, the prospects for such a return do not appear good at the moment.
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DIVINE Baileys Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches or three milks cake but spiked with creamy Baileys Irish Cream? YES! This is a delicious version of the classic tres leches or "three milks" cake. A delicious sponge cake is soaked in three different milks and Baileys and then topped with a Baileys whipped cream and fresh cut strawberries for that bit of extra indulgence! I called her María.
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Wrapped

An art project, years in the making, finally happened in Paris although the artists who conceived it are no longer alive. I hopped on a bus heading to the Arc de Triomphe to see it totally wrapped. Just before the bus arrived at my getting off stop, the driver announced that there would be a detour. All traffic was stopped as the whole area around the Arc was traffic free. The bus circled way around it and I’m not sure where it was going to end up but I asked the driver to let me off at a stop l...
Tags: Travel, Art, Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Wrap Art


#UAE economy minister to visit Britain seeking trade deal | Reuters

UAE economy minister to visit Britain seeking trade deal | Reuters The United Arab Emirates' economy minister will lead a high-level delegation to Britain this week, the ministry said on Sunday, as the Gulf state seeks to deepen trade ties.Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri and the delegation will meet British ministers, officials and representatives from the private sector to discuss recently announced UAE economic policies.One of those policies includes the UAE seeking to seal what it calls a compreh...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Britain, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri


Maldives resorts welcome red list removalMaldives resorts welcome red list removal

Coco Collection resorts popular with Brits
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses end mixed; #AbuDhabi off record high | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses end mixed; Abu Dhabi off record high | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Sunday, with the Abu Dhabi index retreating from the previous session's record highs.GCC markets evolved in different directions as doubts around oil market developments and international economic growth contrasted with strong local fundamentals, said Wael Makarem, senior market strategist at Exness.On Friday, world shares fell after a week of mixed economic data ...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, MPC, Gulf, Reuters, U S Federal Reserve, Reuters Major, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, Al Rajhi Bank, Gulf Egypt, U S Gulf of Mexico


An innovative new airline seat just won an industry award - take a look at the design that could be the future of air travel

Safran Interspace seat Safran Airline cabin manufacturer Safran won two Crystal Cabin Awards at the Aircraft Interior Expo 2021. The company's Interspace seat, which promotes privacy and comfort, was the Special Jury's Choice. Its hands-free, hygiene-focused Beacon Clean Lavatory won the Clean & Safe Air Travel category. See more stories on Insider's business page. An annual contest highlighting innovative aircraft cabin technologies has named a comfort-focused airline seat and...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Trends, CCA, CNN Travel, Safran, Aviointeriors, Airline Seat, COVID-19, Safran Seats, Glassafe, Florian Barjot, Francesca Street, Seat Manufacturer, Covid-friendly Seat, 2021 Crystal Cabin Awards


Small airlines battle to serve the most remote US cities, where even empty flights can be profitable thanks to millions in subsidies

An Advanced Airlines Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft. Joey Gerardi/Gerardi Aviation Photography The US government's Essential Air Service program gives subsidies to airlines serving remote cities. Around $315 million is being spent in 2021 for Lower 48 cities, given largely to the country's smallest airlines. EAS cities are highly sought after and communities can be very particular with who serves them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Beckley, West Virginia; Bu...
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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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Southwest Airlines found success with free booze, arm wrestling, and go-go boots - take a look at the 50-year-old airline's full history

Southwest Airlines first flight attendant uniforms Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines, the US's largest domestic carrier, celebrated its 50th anniversary in June. The airline found success using unconventional marketing strategies focused on humor, booze, arm wrestling, and go-go boots. Southwest grew its network by beating the Wright Amendment, a law implemented to restrict operations out of its Dallas Love Field base. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest ...
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Algosaibi Family Looks to Rebuild After $7.5 Billion Debt Deal - Bloomberg

Algosaibi Family Looks to Rebuild After $7.5 Billion Debt Deal - Bloomberg The Algosaibi family is keeping most of their company’s operating businesses as part of a deal with creditors and will eventually look to restore them by going back to the credit market, according to Simon Charlton, the Saudi conglomerate’s chief restructuring officer.“Clearly we need to go through the restructuring, there are various steps we need to undertake to meet our obligations under the agreement,” Charlton said...
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#AbuDhabi's state holding firm ADQ hires more bankers as it steps up dealmaking | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's state holding firm ADQ hires more bankers as it steps up dealmaking | Reuters Abu Dhabi's $110 billion state holding company ADQ has hired scores of investment bankers from Western banks in the past year as it accelerates dealmaking in the United Arab Emirates and overseas, three sources familiar with the matter said.ADQ, the emirate's third-largest sovereign wealth fund, has hired bankers from mostly foreign banks and investment management firms in recent months, the sources said,...
Tags: Travel, Hsbc, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Reuters Abu Dhabi, ADNOC, Perella Weinberg Partners, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Abhay Kumar, ADQ, Ayman Anwar, Hassan Abdelhamid


Tokyo Marathon postponed until 2022Tokyo Marathon postponed until 2022

It had already been pushed back from early 2021
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#UAE central bank sees COVID-19 increasing money-laundering risks | Reuters

UAE central bank sees COVID-19 increasing money-laundering risks | Reuters The United Arab Emirates central bank sees increased risks of illicit financial flows emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, including money-laundering and terrorism financing, it said in a report published on Sunday.The use of unlicensed money service providers for money laundering has increased during the coronavirus crisis last year, the report said, as well as the use of e-commerce to launder money."Widespread lockdow...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Africa, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID


OPEC to stick to oil production deal in October, Iraq oil minister says | Reuters

OPEC to stick to oil production deal in October, Iraq oil minister says | Reuters OPEC and its allies will try to keep oil prices at $70 per barrel in the first quarter of 2022, Iraq's oil minister said, adding the group is expected to stick to its current production accord when it meet in October "if prices remain stable".Iraq total oil exports, including those of the Kurdistan region in the north of the country, should stand at an average of 3.4 million barrels per day in September, the mini...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Opec, Kurdistan, Baghdad, Reuters, Reuters OPEC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar


OCI, #AbuDhabi Said to Push Ahead With Fertilizer Unit IPO - Bloomberg

OCI, Abu Dhabi Said to Push Ahead With Fertilizer Unit IPO - Bloomberg Chemical producer OCI NV and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. are planning to list their Middle Eastern fertilizer venture as soon as October, people with knowledge of the matter said. Advisers to the company, known as Fertiglobe, have been holding early meetings with potential investors and aim to announce plans for the initial public offering in the coming weeks, according to the people. Investors could be offered around a 10% ...
Tags: Travel, Gulf of Mexico, Nicholas, OCI NV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co, First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, IPO Bloomberg News, Fertiglobe, Morgan Stanley Citigroup Inc HSBC Holdings Plc, OCI Abu Dhabi Said, Bloomberg Chemical


Algosaibi Family Looks to Rebuild After $7.5 Billion Debt Deal - Bloomberg video

Algosaibi Family Looks to Rebuild After $7.5 Billion Debt Deal - Bloomberg Simon Charlton, Chief Restructuring Officer at Ahmad Hamad Al Gosaibi & Brothers discusses the long-running debt saga surrounding the company. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din and Manus Cranny on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East.” (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Middle East, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Manus Cranny, Bloomberg Daybreak, Algosaibi, Yousef Gamal El Din, Bloomberg Simon Charlton, Ahmad Hamad Al Gosaibi Brothers


SABIC, ExxonMobil JV in U.S. preparing for initial startup | Reuters

SABIC, ExxonMobil JV in U.S. preparing for initial startup | Reuters Saudi Basic Industries, the world's fourth-biggest petrochemicals firm, said on Sunday its joint venture project with ExxonMobil in the U.S. Gulf Coast has started commissioning activities and preparing for an initial startup.The project includes the establishment of an ethylene production unit with annual capacity of about 1.8 million tonnes, which will feed two polyethylene units and a monoethylene glycol unit, it said in a...
Tags: Travel, ExxonMobil, North America, Reuters, SABIC, U S Gulf Coast, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Saudi Basic Industries


MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses ease in line with global stocks | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses ease in line with global stocks | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf were subdued on Sunday in response to Friday's decline in global equities, although the Dubai index bucked the trend to trade higher.On Friday, World shares fell after a week of mixed economic data and fears over the stability of growth and Asian markets put the focus on the U.S. Federal Reserve's timeline for tapering asset purchases. read moreAlso, concerns grew that a potential U.S. cor...
Tags: Travel, UK, Saudi Arabia, Joe Biden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, U S Federal Reserve, Adi, Qatar National Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Welcome to the fold, Alexander Cooney – former Senior Constable, who’s resigned on a matter of principle

I’m delighted that at least ONE official in government other than me in Australia has resigned on a matter of principle. All others should be classed as mercenaries, particularly the executives. They are serving their own pocket and not the people of Australia. They have been complicit in the breach of the principles and spirit […]
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A popular RV maker has unveiled a more than $400,000 tiny home in a 'box' built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - see inside the Asteroid of Happiness

The Asteroid of Happiness B Box RV. Advanced RV Advanced RV unveiled the Asteroid of Happiness, a camper van RV built on its "B Box" concept. Advanced RV has seen an increasing number of sales. See inside the tiny home on wheels, which can seat and sleep four people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Popular camper van maker Advanced RV has turned a 170-inch Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cab into a tiny home inside of a box on wheels named "Asteroid of Happiness." The Ast...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Youtube, Trends, Mercedes Benz, RV, Tiny Home On Wheels, Road Travel, Willy, Mercedes-benz Sprinter, Camper Van, Neundorfer, Brittany Chang, Advanced RV, Mike Neundorfer, Business Visual Features


I flew on a $65 million Gulfstream G650ER private jet and saw why it's a favorite of tech billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Flying on a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Gulfstream G650ER is one of the largest purpose-built private jets currently in service. Billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos use the aircraft to traverse the globe in speed and luxury. Private airlines including Qatar Executive allow the wealthy to charter the aircraft instead of owning it outright. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos might be rival space cowboys bu...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Air Travel, California, Planes, Trends, Qatar, Features, Thailand, Flying, Richard Branson, Aviation, Airlines


Mauritius hails inclusion on UK 'clear for travel' listMauritius hails inclusion on UK 'clear for travel' list

Island destination all set for 1 October final phase reopening
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