Proposed legislative districts draw fire, state GOP chairwoman resigns, inmates to get $50 to vaccinate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Odd-shaped districts in proposed Oahu House map PC:Hawaii Reapportionment CommissionNew Hawaii Election Districts Are Drawing Fire. Some lawmakers say they feel targeted by the new plans while the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission also faced accusations of gerrymandering certain districts. Civil Beat.Chair of the Hawaii Republican Party resigns, shifts focus to recruitment. The chair of the Hawaii Republican Party resigned from the position Thursday, but said she would remain active in t...
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Due Date Approaching

The due date for Chelsea‘s baby is approaching so I thought we’d play a guessing game - in the comment section please give your responses to the following questions - the one who comes the closest will receive a gift when the baby arrives: Date of Birth Baby Girl’s Name Weight Hair or No hair (Clues: Chelsea’s due date is October 25th, Gabriel weighed 10 lbs. so did Chelsea at birth. Neither my children nor Gabriel had any hair at birth, the baby’s name starts with one of the following letter...
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New airline ITA has officially taken over for Alitalia - see the full history of Italy's troubled flag carrier

ITA Airways Chairman Alfredo Altavilla poses with rendering of new livery ITA Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Government-owned Alitalia ceased operations on October 15, marking the end of its 74-year era. Alitalia has been replaced by ITA Airways, a brand new airline that will not be responsible for the old carrier's debt. ITA plans to buy 28 Airbus jets, create a new aircraft livery, and launch a new loyalty program. Alitalia has officially ceased operations and handed the baton to n...
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Delta announced 3 new routes to Panama in its latest network expansion

Touring Delta Air Lines' new terminal at LaGuardia Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines is launching three new routes and one additional frequency to Panama City, Panama this winter. The expansion will mark Delta's highest number of flights to the country since it started service there in 1998. Delta's flight from Orlando will be the carrier's only international route out of the central Florida city. Delta Air Lines is focusing on Panama City, Panama in its lates...
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Singing Magpie Produce

Singing Magpie Produce is a farm and producer of dried fruit in Monash, South Australia. The family run farm produces wonderful sun dried fruit from their signature semi dried figs and smyrna quince to chocolate enrobed fruit. Their products are great for gifting and come separately or bundled up into pack.
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UniFocus Releases Latest Innovative Features to Level Up Workforce Management

DALLAS, TX—October 15, 2021—UniFocus, the leading provider of Workforce Management Systems, today announced the features in its latest release for the platform. The 10.4 release continues the enhancement efforts offered by the version 10 platform, which are focused on giving businesses the tools needed to meet the demands of today’s labor market and make managers’ lives easier.
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A South African passport allows entry to 103 countries visa-free

It’s best to plan ahead by ensuring you have the correct visa (if one is needed) and other documents, the vaccinations required as well as knowledge of Covid-19 restrictions The post A South African passport allows entry to 103 countries visa-free appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Oil prices rise to three-year high on back of supply deficit forecasts | Reuters

Oil prices rise to three-year high on back of supply deficit forecasts | Reuters Oil prices settled at a three-year high above $85 a barrel on Friday, boosted by forecasts of a supply deficit in the next few months as the easing of coronavirus-related travel restrictions spurs demand.Brent crude futures settled up 86 cents, or 1%, at$84.86 a barrel. Front-month prices, which touched their highest level since October 2018 at $85.10, hit a weekly rise of 3%, its sixth straight weekly gain.U.S. W...
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US opens to vaccinated foreign visitors from 8 NovemberUS opens to vaccinated foreign visitors from 8 November

Pre-travel testing, contract tracing required
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Pakistani airline says it will stop flying to Kabul due to Taliban interference just a few weeks after restarting flights

Passengers board a Pakistan International Airlines flight in Kabul AAMIR QURESHI/Getty Images Pakistan International Airlines has halted operations in Kabul due to Taliban "heavy-handed" interference. The carrier accused the Taliban of intimidating staff and making last-minute arbitrary rule changes. PIA spokesperson Abdullah Khan said operating in Afghanistan was "impossible" due to high insurance premiums. Pakistan International Airlines suspended operations into Kabul Airport on Thursda...
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U.S. hotel construction down 48,000 rooms from peak

The number of U.S. hotel rooms in construction is down roughly 48,000 from the country’s all-time high in April 2020 (220,207 rooms), according to September 2021 pipeline data from STR.
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Stay Safe when you are Hiking Abroad with This Guide

More people are now hitting the trails than ever before. This is great, but unfortunately, the explosion of enthusiasm for hiking has led to a huge increase in accidents. Experts and novices often... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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US to lift restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers on 8 November

Early last year, the US banned visitors from more than 30 countries, including China, the UK and most of the EUThe US will lift restrictions for international travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 on 8 November, a White House official said on Friday, allowing people from dozens of countries to reunite with their families and take leisure trips to the US for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz said international air an...
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Major Hotel Sales Transactions in the Third Quarter | By Daniel Lesser

The U.S. economy is expected to grow roughly six percent for the year, however with one quarter to go in 2021, this year has done its best to be as tumultuous and volatile as the last. It feels like we’ve been on this road for a while, with the same kinds of bumps to navigate including COVID, deepening supply chain issues, higher energy prices, a recent cutback in consumer spending, and the scarcity of materials. What everyone had hoped would be a more normalized environment has turned ou...
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M3 Launches M3 Expense Management, Powered by SIB, Offering Cost Reductions and Spend Analyses to Customers

M3, the hospitality sector’s #1 cloud-based accounting, financial and data management platform in North America, announced today M3 Expense Management, a cost-reduction and spend-analysis service powered by consulting firm SIB, to help M3 customers further identify cost-saving opportunities at a discounted rate with fast-track prioritization.
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#AbuDhabi holding company ADQ acquires remaining shares in health insurer Daman

Abu Dhabi’s holding company ADQ signed a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 20 per cent equity stake in the National Health Insurance Company, or Daman, as it is known, from Munich Re, as it continues to boost its healthcare portfolio.Munich Re will continue to be Daman’s reinsurer as part of the deal and will provide support in delivering healthcare insurance services during the next stage of Daman's growth, ADQ said on Thursday.It did not give the value of the transaction, which is ...
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Rethinking influencer relationships post-COVID | By Ismael El-Qudsi

After a strange and tumultuous year and a half, people seem to be traveling more, with both business and personal travel on the rise.
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#Dubai to restrict cargo imports into airport to clear shipment backlog | Financial Times

Dubai to restrict cargo imports into airport to clear shipment backlog | Financial Times Dubai will restrict imports of cargo into its international airport for six days from Tuesday to clear a backlog caused by “extraordinarily high” volumes of inbound shipments.  Dnata, the cargo handling arm of government-owned airline group Emirates, said the restrictions would also include transit cargo en route to other destinations in the United Arab Emirates. Certain categories of essential ...
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Oil prices scale $85/bbl on back of supply deficit | Reuters

Oil prices scale $85/bbl on back of supply deficit | Reuters Oil prices hit a fresh three-year high on Friday, climbing above $85 a barrel on forecasts of a supply deficit over the next few months as rocketing gas and coal prices stoke a switch to oil products.Brent crude futures were up 80 cents, or 0.95%, to $84.80 a barrel at 0930 GMT. Front-month prices, which earlier touched their highest since October 2018 at $85.10, are set to climb for the sixth straight week, heading for a 3% hike thi...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Night at Waikiki Beach

Mahalo to Amy Mosher for sharing this nice shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Amy took this photo on Waikiki Beach at Hilton Hawaiian Village. What a nice time for a peaceful stroll on the beach. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Night at Waikiki Beach appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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European travelers to drive Gulf tourism recovery with arrivals expected to reach 13.3 million by 2024, says GlobalData

European travelers are set to become a key source market for the Gulf region, especially Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which will help their post pandemic tourist industry recovery. Countries in the GCC include the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain and they all offer a good range of flight options and a varied tourism product, which appeals to European travelers, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Cozy cabins, college towns and unique European stays top holiday wanderlust

After last year’s holiday season spent mostly away from family and friends, this year, travelers are planning seasonal getaways to reconnect and spend time with loved ones. Whether it’s cozying up in wintry cabins, rooting for an alma mater this Thanksgiving, escaping to a warm weather locale this Christmas or dreaming of a faraway European respite, Airbnb guests are craving a variety of experiences to share with others over the holidays.
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Accor reimagines home ownership with a spectacular collection of branded residences around the world

Accor, a world leading hospitality group featuring one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems, has established itself as a global leader within the red-hot branded residences sector. The group currently operates 70+ branded residences around the world under 16 brands – from the upper echelon of the luxury market to premium and midscale brands, with an increasing number of highly compelling lifestyle offerings. A new website showcases the group’s impress...
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Olympics Impact on Hotel Development

Every industry experiences change, growth and evolution over time. The tourism and hospitality sectors are no exception, especially when major events come to town.
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The Sun Always Rises on Hospitality | By Vanguélis Panayotis

After 18 unprecedented months, it is time to make a new assessment. The summer season was rather satisfactory for a majority of destinations, but the trend is not confirmed in September. European performances are characterised above all by their strong contrasts. These contrasts are due in particular to a more difficult recovery in the MICE activity where it is clear that the major trade fairs have not yet returned to their normal attendance levels. From 2022 onwards, we hope to see a ret...
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Air Canada Unveils summer 2022 long haul schedulesAir Canada Unveils summer 2022 long haul schedules

Seasonal services to nearly 30 transatlantic destinations
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Princess Cruises restarting three more ships in early 2022Princess Cruises restarting three more ships in early 2022

Crown Princess, Island Princess and Royal Princess coming back
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ETOA plans tourism recovery with in-person and online eventsETOA plans tourism recovery with in-person and online events

Global European Marketplace, Relaunch '22 unveiled
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Healthy and Sustainable Food for a Positive Impact

Accor has pioneered sustainable development in the hotel industry, working for over 50 years to realize its vision of positive hospitality - one which respects the environment and local communities - especially through its dedicated Planet 21 program. Accor works to positively impact all its stakeholders with sustainable concepts and programs to protect the environment, combined with strong initiatives. staff, guests, partners and local communities.
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