IHG Hotels & Resorts teams up with trusted partners in CVS Health and PCMA

IHG Hotels & Resorts has further strengthened its Meet with Confidence program by partnering with CVS Health and PCMA. CVS Health’s Return ReadyTM is now a recommended supplier for onsite COVID-19 rapid testing. IHG also has signed a new Education Sponsorship agreement with PCMA for the development of an industry-first Digital Event Strategist Introductory Certificate Course for Hotels and Venues. IHG continues to invest in the Groups and Meetings segment, paving the way for hybrid and in...
Tags: Travel, Ihg, CVS Health, Pcma, IHG Hotels Resorts, IHG Hotels amp, PCMA CVS Health launches partnership to support Afghan refugees in Canada

Earlier this year, committed to provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide. As thousands of Afghans continue to resettle in communities around the world, announced today it is partnering with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) to support efforts across a national network of 34 resettlement agencies.
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Hawaii House leadership faces upheaval with Luke's LG candidacy, recall petition filed against Maui mayor Victorino, floating wind turbines mulled off Oahu, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Sylvia LukeSylvia Luke’s Bid For LG Will ‘Shake Things Up’ At The Legislature. As Finance Committee chairwoman, Luke controls the money, has command of the details and has made a lot of friends. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. COVID-19 vaccinations for younger children in Hawaii could begin Nov. 8, Ige says. David Ige expects the first round of COVID-19 vaccines for Hawaii children ages 5 to 11 to begin around Nov. 8, following expected federal approval. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Once va...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Lg, Honda, County, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, Luke, Oahu, Department of Agriculture, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands

Meanwhile Sacha was Working on a Documentary

        Sacha worked on a documentary, though I cannot say much more than that. He went to Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. These are a handful of photos he shared on his instagram. His energy and longing to work in cinema is a reality. How often do we get to do  what we love and be good at it? As the saying goes, "When your children are happy you are happy too." ___ Let's stay in touch with what brings us joy!                    [Author: French la Vie]
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Almost 1m Tripadvisor reviews in 2020 found to be fraudulent

In total Tripadvisor penalised 34,605 properties for fraudulent activity and banned 20,299 membersAlmost 1m reviews submitted for inclusion on Tripadvisor – equivalent to 3.6% of the total – were determined to be fraudulent by the website last year.In its second transparency report – the first was released in 2019 – the travel guidance platform said 67.1% of the fake reviews had been caught before making it on to the platform by its pre-posting moderation algorithm. Continue reading...
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Want a fun but easy Halloween? These easy Halloween recipes are 2021 friendly (aka low stress) and yet deliver spookiness in a tasty, delightful way. From a delicious Char-Spookerie platter, a giant Rattus meatloaf, tasty vegan BOO-ritos to red velvet cinnamon bun intestines you'll delight your guests without stressing yourself out! Plus take a look at the frightening and clever costumes that my Halloween party guests wore!
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Jet2 expands summer 2023 scheduleJet2 expands summer 2023 schedule

Sales open for Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle departures
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More photos from a beautiful day in Paris. A fun park for children. Many places to eat near Chatelet. Note the stuffed stars hanging overhead. They serve snails here as you might have guessed. The very picturesque street around rue Montorgueil. Very good looking fruit and vegetables.
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Oil benchmarks settle at highest since 2014 on short supply | Reuters

Oil benchmarks settle at highest since 2014 on short supply | Reuters Oil prices edged up to their highest since 2014 on Tuesday, supported by a global supply shortage and strong demand in the United States, the world's biggest consumer.The rally came ahead of U.S. inventory reports from the American Petroleum Institute (API), an industry group, on Tuesday and the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday.Analysts expect the latest weekly U.S. oil inventory data to show a 1.9 million...
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Go Visit Hawaii is 15 years old!

Fifteen years ago, I started a journey that I never knew would last this long! I was taking a break from an engineering and project management career in the pharmaceutical industry. When I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next, Andy suggested I try travel blogging. I enjoy writing and traveling, so I thought it was worth a try. At first, I wrote about any travel destination, which wasn’t all that motivating. I noticed that whenever I wrote about Hawaii, I really enjoyed it. It was then that I di...
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Oil edges up to new multi-year highs on short supply | Reuters

Oil edges up to new multi-year highs on short supply | Reuters Oil prices edged up to fresh multi-year highs on Tuesday, supported by a global supply shortage and strong demand in the United States, the world's biggest consumer.Brent futures rose 42 cents, or 0.5%, to $86.41 a barrel by 12:14 p.m. EDT (1614 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 95 cents, or 1.1%, to $84.71.That puts both global benchmarks on track for their highest closes since October 2014."The energy crun...
Tags: Travel, Opec, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rystad Energy, Louise Dickson

BLLA Launches New CAREERS Section of the Association’s Website

Sponsored by MogulRecruiter and Lark Hotels, this newly focused area of BLLA will allow boutique hotel members and vendor members the opportunity to showcase their openings in an effort to address labor issues in the hospitality industry.
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Hertz makes huge order for Tesla EVsHertz makes huge order for Tesla EVs

It pushes Tesla to a trillion-dollar valuation
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Covid border closures sink Pandaw CruisesCovid border closures sink Pandaw Cruises

Asia river cruise specialist ceases operations
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Whitbread's Interim Results

Throughout this release all percentage growth comparisons are made on a two-year basis, comparing the current year (FY22) performance for the 26 weeks to 26 August 2021 to the same period in FY20 (26 weeks to 29 August 2019), with FY20 being the last financial period before the onset of the COVID-19 crisis
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Mideast Stocks: #Qatar slides as banks weigh, Egypt gains ahead of central bank meet | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Qatar slides as banks weigh, Egypt gains ahead of central bank meet | ZAWYA MENA Edition Qatari stocks dropped sharply on Tuesday, dragged down by the financial sector after Fitch indicated a potential downgrade in domestic bank ratings, while Egyptian shares rose on hopes of interest rates remaining unchanged.Fitch Ratings indicated on Monday it could cut the ratings of all banks in Qatar, saying it was concerned over the sector's increasing reliance on external funding and re...
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Column: OPEC+ comfortable with rising price trend | Reuters

Column: OPEC+ comfortable with rising price trend | Reuters Rejecting calls from consuming countries for faster output increases, OPEC+ has warned about continuing risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic and a forecast rise in oil inventories next year.OPEC+ is currently raising its production target by 0.4 million barrels per day (bpd) each month, but has pushed back against calls to increase output faster in response to the surge in prices."We don't take things for granted, we still have COV...
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Oil prices edge towards new highs on short supply | Reuters

Oil prices edge towards new highs on short supply | Reuters Oil prices edged towards new multi-year highs on Tuesday, supported by a global supply shortage and strong demand in the United States, the world's biggest consumer.Brent crude was flat at $86 a barrel by 1309 GMT. U.S. oil was up 20 cents, or 0.7%, to $83.96.Goldman Sachs said Brent was likely to push above its year-end forecast of $90 a barrel, while Larry Fink, chief executive of the world's largest asset manager BlackRock, said th...
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STR: Canada hotel performance declined in September

Canada’s hotel industry reported lower performance levels from the month prior, according to STR’s September 2021 data.
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Deutsche Hospitality receives top marks from both WirtschaftsWoche and ServiceValue

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and IntercityHotel are brands to be trusted. Both have now emerged as top-ranked brands in a customer confidence survey conducted by the prestigious business magazine WirtschaftsWoche in conjunction with the marketing research institute ServiceValue. More than half a million customers were questioned in a bid to find out the brands and companies in which people have most faith. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts achieved the “highest degree of customer confidenc...
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Food Service Supervisors (French Speakers) needed in Quebec and New Brunswick

  Wage Offered:   15.00-16.00 CAD/hour Number of Openings:  7 Years of Experience Required:  1 Education Required:  High School We are looking for  French speakers  with experience in Fast food restaurants/Nous sommes à la recherche des francophones avec une expérience dans le secteur de la  restauration rapide. Come work for the biggest Fast Food chains in Canada as a Food Service Supervisor in Francophone provincies/Venez travailler pour les plus grandes chaînes de restauration ...
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STR: Brazil hotel ADR higher than 2019 levels

Brazil’s hotel industry has surpassed its 2019 comparables in average daily rate (ADR) for two of the last three months, according to September 2021 data from STR.
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Wyndham Adds 12 Resorts in Europe through Collaboration with CLC World Resorts & Hotels

LONDON, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and CLC World Resorts & Hotels – one of Europe’s largest independent resort operators with a growing collection of properties – today announced plans to brand 12 properties in key leisure destinations in Spain, Canary Islands, Turkey, UK, and Austria. Expected to open in November 2021, the properties will be converted into Wyndham Grand Residences, Wy...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, London, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Austria, Tenerife, Wyndham, Aegean, Wyndham Hotels Resorts the world, CLC World Resorts amp, Spain Canary Islands Turkey UK

Waramaug Hospitality Announces Strategic Investment from HazelStream Capital

Waramaug Hospitality, a privately held investment firm focused on premium-branded select-service and full-service hotels, announced today an agreement for an investment in the company’s asset management platform, Waramaug Ventures, by an affiliate of HazelStream Capital, a private equity group focused on investments in the hospitality real estate and management services sectors. Paul Nussbaum and Leslie Ng, Waramaug’s managing partners, will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations a...
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Oaky and protel upgrade integration to offer fully automated upselling

Oaky and protel have launched a 2-way integration, enabling automatically updated upgrades or services in the protel PMS.
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IHG Hotels & Resorts colleagues support Giving for Good month to positively impact more than 312,000 people

IHG Hotels & Resorts colleagues have taken the opportunity to give back and show thanks as part of the company’s annual Giving for Good month by collectively dedicating over 74,000 volunteering hours to communities, causes and charities that matter to them most.
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Gujiya: Sweet Stuffed Pastries

With Diwali just around the corner, requests from Hubby Dear and Little Dude have started pouring in! Diwali season is the ONE time in the year where I happily fill my trusty cast-iron kadhai with oil and deep fry to my heat’s content. Amongst our regular annual treats like Namakpare, Shakkarpare, Mathris, and Samosas, Gujiyas... The post Gujiya: Sweet Stuffed Pastries appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
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Businesses in Thailand urge government to reverse alcohol ban

Borders set to open after 18 months of restrictions that did ‘catastrophic damage’ to the tourism sectorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBusinesses in Thailand have urged the government to lift restrictions on alcohol sales as the country reopens to tourists, warning the measures are destroying its famous nightlife and risk deterring visitors.Thailand plans to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from 45 countries on 1 November, following 18 months of rest...
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