Hawaii opens to international travelers Monday, Honolulu and Maui restaurant restrictions lifted, 'green fee' tax could hit tourists next year, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

New international travel rules start Monday. Hawaii’s travel industry reacted positively Tuesday to Gov. David Ige’s announcement that the state will welcome international travelers to Hawaii under new federal requirements beginning Monday and that it also would ease requirements for fully vaccinated domestic travelers. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Maui Now. KHON2. Tourism experts: Wooing international travelers back is k...
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Where to Aim

                               at the bull's eye? In the center of the matter? Or possibly, far away in case, one misses nothing will be injured? Do you take a chance on love, do you give it open-handedly, is it a game, has it played its best hand in you? When you grab your arrows, your words, your actions, do you strive to strike the cord that will give way to music? What arrows do you aim with your heart? Aiming with love is the only arrow I want to have in my hand. than...
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A Southwest Airlines pilot was cited over alleged assault and battery after a mask-related disagreement with a colleague at a hotel bar

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in Denver Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty A Southwest Airlines pilot has been cited for assault and battery after a mask-related argument at a hotel bar. Southwest told Insider that the employee was put on leave amid an internal investigation. Southwest told employees that "crossing the line in a heated conversation" can lead to termination, USA Today reported. A Southwest Airlines pilot has been cited for assault and battery of a colleague over a mask-rela...
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Hukuya, Eastwood

It was a little trip to Eastwood to try a sushi place we had walked past on our previous visit to Eastwood. It was one of the most popular places with queues outside and quirky decor. People rave about the sushi there.
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Oil falls to near 4-week low after big build in U.S. inventories | Reuters

Oil falls to near 4-week low after big build in U.S. inventories | Reuters Oil prices fell to a near four-week low on Wednesday, after U.S. crude stocks rose more than expected, as gasoline inventories in the world's largest oil consumer hit a four-year low.Brent crude futures fell $2.73, or 3.2%, to settle at $81.99 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell $3.05, or 3.6%, to settle at $80.86.That was the biggest daily percentage declines for both benchmarks since early Au...
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With shale subdued, #Saudi, Russia become more comfortable with oil rally | Reuters

With shale subdued, Saudi, Russia become more comfortable with oil rally | Reuters Saudi Arabia and Russia are more confident higher oil prices will not elicit a fast response from the U.S. shale industry, OPEC+ sources said, reflecting a desire to rebuild revenue and supporting the case against raising OPEC+ output more quickly.The two countries lead the OPEC+ group of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies. OPEC+ supply restraint has underpinned a rally that pushed ...
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Best Winter Hikes in Banff & Nearby

Banff National Park may be quieter in the winter, but its not lacking for winter activities. In fact, locals love to visit as there’s so much to do including a great assortment of winter hikes in Banff and nearby. There’s something for everyone especially in the easy and moderate category. When it comes to the more difficult winter hikes in Banff, you’re usually getting into a bigger elevation day, so there’s likely more snow. Cue the snowshoes.  It’s extremely important to be prepared if you’...
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Amadeus Selected as Business Intelligence Provider for The Leading Hotels of the World

Successful hotel sales, marketing, and revenue management strategies have always required reliable market insights. With fundamental shifts in travel habits and buyer behavior, the need for comprehensive and current data is more crucial than ever. As markets progress into various phases of reopening, hoteliers need timely access to critical market insights more than ever before.
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Hawaii to welcome international travelers + some COVID-19 rules to relax

Important note : Governor Ige has revised his 11/2 press release on 11/3 after our publishing deadline. The change is quite significant change. We have marked the changed section with bold red text. On November 2, 2021, Governor Ige held a press conference to announce Hawaii’s alignment with the federal travel requirements for international travelers. Starting Monday, November 8, 2021, Hawaii will welcome international travelers under the new federal requirements. If traveling to Hawaii, the r...
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Beyond: What the Metaverse is and How Hotels Can Take Advantage of it | By Simone Puorto

If you're into science fiction, you may know that most of the technology we use today has been predicted, in one form or another, by novelists. There are hundreds of examples in literature. H.G. Wells theorized the nuclear bomb 30 years before it was created. Flat-screen TVs and Bluetooth tech ante-litteram already surfaced in Bradbury’s masterpiece, Fahrenheit 451. The iPad? Straight out of an Arthur Clarke's classic (2001, A space odyssey).
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Cloudbeds Raises $150M In Funding to Support Rapid Company Growth

Cloudbeds, the hospitality industry's fastest-growing technology provider, announced it has raised a $150 million Series D round from new and existing investors as it continues growing its team, accelerating customer acquisition, expanding its product offerings, and investing heavily in delivering best-in-class technology to the industry. The funding was led by new investor SoftBank Vision Fund 2, joined by Echo Street, Walleye Capital, and returning investors Viking Global Investors, Pea...
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The $150M question: what’s next? | By Adam Harris

Hospitality is constantly evolving. Today’s lodging businesses are not bound by traditional hotel models — in some cases, they’re not even bound by walls. Yet technology companies in this space continue to put limits on the way hoteliers and hosts run their business, keeping them stuck in legacy systems — with lots of acronyms — that are expensive, hard to use, and often negatively impact the guest experience.
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UNWTO Secretary-General: ‘The climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid’

Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of UNWTO, said the pandemic has hit tourism harder than any other sector. Tourism needs support from governments, through stronger public-private partnerships and through more and better-targeted financing investments, to rebuild in a sustainable and inclusive way.
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#Saudi Wealth Fund Said to Weigh Deal to Form Mobile Towers Giant - Bloomberg

Saudi Wealth Fund Said to Weigh Deal to Form Mobile Towers Giant - Bloomberg The Public Investment Fund is weighing a deal to combine the mobile phone infrastructure of Saudi Telecom Co. and Zain Saudi Arabia in a merger that would form the kingdom’s largest cellular towers company, according to people familiar with the matter.If completed, the deal would create a firm with 23,000 towers, which the Saudi wealth fund could potentially list on the local bourse, the people said. A merger would cu...
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Biggest #AbuDhabi Developer Is Shopping for Large Property Deals - Bloomberg

Biggest Abu Dhabi Developer Is Shopping for Large Property Deals - Bloomberg Aldar Properties PJSC has built up a cash war chest and is “actively” considering investments in large real estate portfolios as Abu Dhabi’s biggest developer seeks to grow its management business, a senior executive said. The company, armed with 6.8 billion dirhams ($1.85 billion) in capital, has the resources to make purchases both in its home market and around the United Arab Emirates, Chief Financial Officer G...
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IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Vignette™ Collection Now Available for U.S. Development

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has launched franchise sales in the United States for its newest brand – VignetteTM Collection – providing an opportunity for independent hotel owners in markets across the country. IHG unveiled the highly anticipated Luxury & Lifestyle collection brand in August, along with the first properties to join the collection in Australia and Thailand.
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HSMAI and HFTP announce Technology Innovation for 2021 Adrian Awards

The 2021 HSMAI Adrian Awards competition features a new Technology Innovation entry category in cooperation with HFTP. This category will honor innovations in sales, marketing & guest satisfaction, revenue optimization technology and platforms that are powering the recovery.
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When Your Customer Experience Hits a “Bump in the Road” | By Shep Hyken

One of our faithful subscribers sent in a question. While he’s in the hospitality industry, this could apply to any type of business. There have most likely been times that many of us have fallen short in taking care of our customers. It could be an isolated incident, which is easy to fix. But what happens when it becomes a trend? With that in mind, here’s his question, followed by my answer and comments. He writes:
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Column: Rising oil prices are fuelling expected inflation: Kemp | Reuters

Column: Rising oil prices are fuelling expected inflation: Kemp | Reuters Past changes in oil prices are closely associated with U.S. consumers’ and investors’ expectations for overall inflation in future, which helps explain why they are sensitive for central banks and other policymakers.In the last three decades, the rise and fall in oil prices has correlated with expectations about future inflation measured by the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer survey and breakeven rates derived ...
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#SaudiArabia's CMA approves listing of bourse's shares | Reuters

Saudi Arabia's CMA approves listing of bourse's shares | Reuters Saudi Arabia’s Capital Markets Authority said on Wednesday it has approved an initial public offering of Saudi Tadawul Group, the kingdom’s stock exchange.The market regulator said it approved an application for an offering of 36 million shares, which represents 30% of Tadawul’s share capital.Saudi Tadawul Group, the owner and operator of the bourse, in April said it hired JP Morgan, Citigroup and the securities arm of Saudi Nati...
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VIDEO: How did non-oil firms in top MENA economies perform in October? | ZAWYA MENA Edition

VIDEO: How did non-oil firms in top MENA economies perform in October? | ZAWYA MENA Edition [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Mideast Stocks: #Dubai stocks at 3-year high on bourse expansion plan | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Dubai stocks at 3-year high on bourse expansion plan | ZAWYA MENA Edition Dubai's stock market ended higher on Wednesday, reaching its highest in over three years, buildng on gains from the previous session when stocks jumped following the emirate's plans to launch a multi-billion dirham market-maker fund and intitial public offerings.Dubai's main share index jumped 3.8%, as most stocks were trading in the black, including blue-chip developer Emaar Properties EMAR.DU with a...
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Marriott International Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today reported third quarter 2021 results.
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Dynamic City Capital Acquires Dual-Branded Florida Hotels

Dynamic City Capital (DCC), a Utah-based real-estate investment firm, announced the acquisition of two hotels, the Residence Inn by Marriott Clearwater Beach and the Springhill Suites by Marriott Clearwater Beach. The two Clearwater Beach, Florida hotels together have 255 rooms, and are located on the water's edge overlooking Clearwater Bay.
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NYC, Paris, London Reign Supreme: Travelers Finally Returning to Iconic Cities This Winter

As the autumn season is sadly winding dawn, leaves are slowly beginning to fall, and all focus shifts to the holidays, Tripadvisor's new Winter Travel Index divulges where Americans are heading for the next season. The final installment of the Tripadvisor Travel Index for 2021, which is based on first party site data and consumer sentiment data, reveals that over half (55%) of Americans report that they are planning to travel this winter. This is up from 50% who traveled in this season in...
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Frontier Airlines is expanding its network out of Orlando with 16 new routes this November - see the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica/ Frontier Airlines is launching 16 new routes from Orlando International Airport this holiday season. The network expansion will make the airline the largest nonstop operator out of Orlando. The US is reopening its borders on November 8, boosting both international and domestic travel demand. Frontier Airlines is expanding its domestic and international network with new routes out of Orlando International Airport in November an...
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Oil down after API data shows U.S. inventory build-up | Reuters

Oil down after API data shows U.S. inventory build-up | Reuters Oil prices fell on Wednesday as industry data pointed to a big build in crude oil and distillate stocks in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer, and as pressure mounted on OPEC to increase supply.Brent crude futures were down $2.20, or 2.6%, at $82.52 a barrel at 1308 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures tumbled $2.60, or 3.10%, to $81.31 a barrel."Crude prices are declining after the API reported t...
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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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COP26 could signify a turning point in sustainable tourism, says GlobalData

COP26 could be a huge turning point for the role of sustainability in tourism, says GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that the tourism industry is in an unprecedented recovery process, and with many private sector companies now committing to more transparent actions around reducing emissions, more tangible results around sustainability could be seen during the next decade.
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Accor’s ‘Work Your Way’ program revolutionises recruitment in the tourism sector

With Australia and New Zealand on the cusp of reopening to the world, and in readiness for the tourism rebound, Accor has launched a new talent attraction program, Work Your Way, to lure great talent to its workforce that will enrich the tourism industry’s future.
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