Why Microservice Hotel PMS Architecture is the Future | By Anthony Hunt

Over the last few decades in travel technology, Client-Server architecture has been the IT standard across the world. Even though this method served the industry’s basic needs for many years, it has also been responsible for inefficient, hard-to-scale systems that lack the agility required in today’s fast-paced travel environment.
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UH enrollment up, 70% of state fully vaccinated, Honolulu Zoo lion dies of COVID, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

University of Hawaii-Hilo pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii NewsUniversity of Hawaii bucks trend with first enrollment boost in 10 years. Enrollment at the 10-campus University of Hawaii system increased this fall for the first time in a decade, defying a national trend that was made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Maui Now. US Rep. Ed Case Raked In Campaign Cash While Threatening Biden’s Agenda. The Hawaii congressman, a self-described fiscal...
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Au Bain Marie in Paris

  As I am in Paris counting down the days before the baby arrives with Chelsea and Co. I am rediscovering old haunts and new wonders. Au Bain Marie (A bain-marie, a type of heated bath, is a piece of equipment used in science, industry, and cooking to heat materials gently or to keep materials warm over a period of time. A bain-marie is also used to melt ingredients for cooking) I stumbled upon while walking back and forth from our apartment to Chelsea and Co.'s apartment (five miles) Au Bain ...
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The distinct personalities of old and disused Japanese vending machines

Quite why I find them so appealing isn’t easy to explain, but there really is something special about old and disused vending machines. Each one seems to have its own distinct personality, or at the very least a sort of quiet dignity. All of which is utter nonsense of course, as in reality they are simply decaying metal boxes, and yet somehow, in some way, they are also a lot more than that. Now, whether there’s any truth in any of that is very subjective to say the least, but for me, the beaut...
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Small's Deli, Potts Point

Small's Deli in Potts Point is a popular sandwicherie on Victoria Street in Potts Point. There you'll find original but incredibly tasty sandwiches that showcase the art of sandwich making. The Al Green is a must-try vegetarian sandwich or Florence and the Aubergine is a rich, luscious delight, all served on Iggy's bread.
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Oil prices pull back as U.S. factory data intensifies demand concerns | Reuters

Oil prices pull back as U.S. factory data intensifies demand concerns | Reuters Oil prices pulled back after touching multi-year highs on Monday, trading mixed as U.S. industrial output for September fell, tempering early enthusiasm about demand.Production at U.S. factories fell by the most in seven months in September as an ongoing global shortage of semiconductors depressed motor vehicle output, further evidence that supply constraints were hampering economic growth. read more"The oil market...
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Maui golf: Pukalani Country Club

A couple of weeks ago when settling in at a West Maui condo, I started looking into tee times at various golf courses in the area. Several are legendary, home to PGA events and some of the most dramatic views you’ll see in coverage of the pros on major networks. Green fees and club rental […] The post Maui golf: Pukalani Country Club appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Singapore Airlines will fly the Airbus A380 on on a 60-minute flight as carriers continue to bring back the world's largest passenger plane

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 takes off from Zurich airport Reuters Singapore Airlines is set to fly the shortest Airbus A380 flight in service from Singapore to Malaysia. British Airways will use its A380s on short-haul flights from London to Frankfurt and Madrid come November 8. The short routes are due to operational requirements to get crews retrained on the aircraft. Singapore Airlines is set to operate the shortest Airbus A380 flight in service on a mere 60-minute hop between Si...
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Three experts on international brand growth and generating sales for independent hotels | By Daniel Diosi

Securing a strong presence in key markets is a priority in any modern hotel marketing strategy. Depending on the experiences and preferences of the hotel management team, the approach to grow brand awareness and sales differ for each hotel or resort.
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#AbuDhabi outperforms Gulf markets; Saudi retreats | Reuters

Abu Dhabi outperforms Gulf markets; Saudi retreats | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Monday, mirroring strong oil prices, although the Saudi index snapped a four-day winning streak on profit taking.Oil prices hit multi-year highs buoyed by recovering demand and high natural gas and coal prices encouraging users to switch to fuel oil and diesel for power generation.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) eased 0.1%, hit by a 1.5% fall in petrochemical maker Saudi Basic...
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#AbuDhabi's Azimut and Gellify launch $50mln VC fund for MENA start-ups | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Abu Dhabi's Azimut and Gellify launch $50mln VC fund for MENA start-ups | ZAWYA MENA Edition Azimut ME Limited, in partnership with innovation platform Gellify Middle East, is setting up a $50 million venture capital fund focused on business-to-business (B2B) start-ups in the MENA region.The Azimut Gellify Mena VC Fund will invest in seed-stage and market-phase start-ups, and those ready to scale up, the companies said on Monday.The Abu Dhabi-based Azimut is a subsidiary of European asset mana...
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Aramco Oil Pipeline Investors Ready Multi-Billion Dollar Bond - Bloomberg

Aramco Oil Pipeline Investors Ready Multi-Billion Dollar Bond - Bloomberg A group of investors in Saudi Aramco’s oil pipelines is preparing to sell billions of dollars of bonds as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter.The consortium, led by Washington-based EIG Global Energy Partners, may raise at least $4.5 billion, three of the people said.Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will be among the banks managing the sale, the people said, asking not to be named becau...
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I’m among the unlucky last to endure two weeks’ hotel quarantine in NSW. It makes no sense | Andrew Thomas

Think hotel quarantine in NSW is over? Not for those of us in the air when Dominic Perrottet made the surprise announcement to reopen to the worldIf ignorance is bliss; in-flight wifi is its antithesis, a curse.I wish I had not turned it on. But on Singapore Airlines free connectivity is a business-class perk and for those not used to the pointy end of the plane, it’s hard to resist.Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Continue reading...
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HSMAI Announces 2021 Sales Honorees

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will celebrate three outstanding sales leaders during the HSMAI Sales Leader Forum in Charlotte on Oct. 26. HSMAI will honor Michael Dominguez, president and CEO at Associated Luxury Hotels International (AHLI) with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Sales; Cory Hagopian, vice president, entertainment and executive at Accor and Kim Lowe, complex director of sales at the Woodland Resort and Hotels (part of CoralTree Hospi...
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Food counter attendant needed in British Columbia

  Job Type:   Full Time Wage Offered:  15.50 CAD/hour Number of Openings:  10 Years of Experience Required:  3 Education Required:  None Come work in one of the biggest and best recognized  Fast Food Chain in Canada as a   Food Counter Attendant Job Duties: Take customers' orders Clean, peel, slice and trim foodstuffs using manual and electric appliances Use deep fryer, grill, oven, dispensers and other equipment to prepare fast food items such as sandwiches, hamburgers, fr...
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Marriott International Announces David Rodriguez to Retire as Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today that Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer David Rodriguez, Ph.D. will step down from his role at the end of October and retire at the end of 2021 after a distinguished 23-year career with the company. The company also announced that long-time Marriott Human Resources executive, Ty Breland, Ph.D., has been named to succeed Rodriguez.
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Slow travel, high-tech hotels and bucket-list adventures: this is what travel in 2022 will look like

With Reuters reporting a 700 per cent increase in searches for flights to America on BA’s website after the US announced its easing of travel restrictions from next month, it seems travel, and even long-haul, is firmly back on the agenda.
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HSMAI Hosts Unique Roundtable for Hospitality Commercial Executives

HSMAI convened commercial executives from 11 brands, 20 management companies, and 10 ownership groups to discuss evolving trends in revenue generation, commercial strategy, and consumer behavior as well as the opportunities to envision a different future to optimize profitability at an executive roundtable in Dallas on Sept. 30 as part of HSMAI’s Commercial Strategy Week.
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M3 Achieves Level I Global Support Certification

This week, M3 earned Hotel Tech Report’s level I Global Customer Support Certification (GCSC) for its investments into tools, processes and strategies to ensure the ongoing success of its customers across the four of the key pillars of the GCSC Rubric including: pre-emptive support, reactive support, coaching and customer validation.
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Southwest Airlines shows off its unique history and company culture with its corporate office - see inside the company's Texas headquarters

The Winning Spirit conference room BOKA Powell Southwest Airlines displays its history and company culture in its corporate office in Dallas, Texas. The company's headquarters feature murals, unique lounges, model aircraft, and old flight attendant uniforms. Employees can watch Southwest aircraft take off and land from its deck overlooking Dallas Love Field Airport. Southwest Airlines turned 50 this year, and its long history of humor, hot pants, and unique marketing campaigns has ...
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Calculating the True ROI of Your RMS Just Got Automated

As a left-brained person, numbers have always fascinated me. Numbers help inform decisions, solve problems and solidify arguments. On the flip side, numbers can also give the wrong guidance when context isn’t considered. Let me give you a classic example of some misguided, out-of-context trust in numbers.
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Why Entity-Based SEO is the One Strategy You Need to Implement

The rising popularity of entities in SEO signals a dynamic shift in how we think about search. With intent and relevance increasingly driving what ranks on search engine results pages (SERPs), entity search has become one of the most important factors in on-page SEO. Today we’re diving into entity search to discuss what entities are, how you can leverage them to improve impressions and ranking, and how they’ll shape the future of the SEO landscape.
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First nine months of 2021 show MENA M&A activity hitting $68.6bln: Refinitiv | ZAWYA MENA Edition

First nine months of 2021 show MENA M&A activity hitting $68.6bln: Refinitiv | ZAWYA MENA Edition Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announced during the first nine months of 2021 with some degree of MENA involvement totaled $68.6 billion, a 17 percent increase from the same period last year and just $660 million short of the full-year total last year, according to global data provider, Refinitiv. M&A involving a MENA target reached $46.8 billion, up 2 percent compared to the same period last ...
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Europe and Asia Pacific show increased hotel pipeline activity

Two of the four world regions, Europe and Asia Pacific, showed an increase in hotel pipeline activity at the end of the third quarter, according to September 2021 data from STR.
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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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National Bank of #Kuwait's Q3 net profit up 63% to $312mln | ZAWYA MENA Edition

National Bank of Kuwait's Q3 net profit up 63% to $312mln | ZAWYA MENA Edition National Bank of Kuwait, the country's biggest lender, on Monday reported a 63 percent surge in third-quarter net profit, as the economy recovered from the pandemic-imposed restrictions and business confidence lifted.For the quarter, it made a net profit of 94.1 million dinar ($311.8 million), up from 57.6 million dinar it made in the year-ago period, NBK said in a statement on Monday.For the nine-month period ended...
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#Saudi fast-food franchise operator Alamar Foods considers IPO, sources say | Reuters

Saudi fast-food franchise operator Alamar Foods considers IPO, sources say | Reuters Saudi Arabia's Alamar Foods, the regional franchise operator for Domino's Pizza (DPZ.N), is considering an initial public offering (IPO) that would allow The Carlyle Group (CG.O) sell some of its stake, three sources familiar with the matter said.Alamar Foods has hired HSBC (HSBA.L) to arrange the share sale, the sources told Reuters. They said deliberations were at an early stage and no final decision had bee...
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77% of travelers want to travel in the next year, with Europe reigning as top destination, according to new traveler research commissioned by Amadeus

The survey of 9,074 consumers across France, Germany, India, Spain, Russia, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, and the US shows the appetite to travel is high. At the same time, it reveals that greater clarity on restrictions and guidelines will be key to unlocking increased traveler confidence. Over a third (35%) of travelers said the current international guidelines around where and how to travel are confusing, making them less likely to book business and/or leisure travel.
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Report: 2022 Negotiated U.S. Hotel Rates Could Rise 15 Percent

Much like the 2021 hotel request-for-proposals cycle, this year's negotiation season differs greatly from pre-pandemic ones. Many hotel companies have offered to roll over 2020 rates for a second year, and some buyers—though seemingly not as many as last year—are taking them up on it, with 2021 volume only nominally higher than 2020, and recovery still nascent.
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Cornell Panel Discussion: Maximizing female talent in hospitality, travel

“We know that women make up 50% of all entry-level managerial talent, and as we look at the career progression of women in hospitality, we see that numbers go lower,” said Kate Walsh, dean of the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. “Forty-percent of all managers are women, 33% of seniors managers are women, and women hold 19% of all C-Suite roles, and make up five CEOs.”
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