Why Microservices are the Future for Hotel and Travel Technology | By Aaron Shepherd

It’s often said that the only constant in the technology industry is change. As businesses and industries evolve and adapt to user demands, the software that powers their internal and external processes must also evolve. Microservices are one of the architectural trends which more and more organizations are adopting. Many enterprise companies like Netflix, Amazon, PayPal, Uber, Airbnb, and essentially every other digital business have moved away from monolithic architectures and migrated ...
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Start Wearing Yellow Stars - It's Time for People to Open Their Eyes

I've had this thought for a while, and I finally acted on it.  I have made myself a yellow Star of David in the style that Jews were required to wear in Germany starting in 1939, six years after Adolph Hitler rose to power.  I'm not selling them, I'm not trying to make any money off this idea, and I know there are others who have spoken about it besides myself.  The picture is of the one I've done and I need to do another one that is bigger, with the wording more legible.  What it says is "unJab...
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USS Daniel Inouye tours Hawaiian Islands, civil rights complaints prompt changes to unemployment application, Aloha Stadium demolition planned for 2023, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

USS Daniel Inouye tours Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News USS Daniel Inouye passes by East Hawaii. The future USS Daniel Inouye, or DDG 118, cruised off the coast of East Hawaii on Tuesday morning as it headed toward Oahu. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer — named in honor of the late U.S. senator from Hawaii and World War II Medal of Honor recipient — left General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, on Oct. 4. en route to its home port, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oa...
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Zephyr Rooftop Bar, Darling Harbour

Looking for a rooftop bar on a sunny day for sunset cocktails? Zephyr is the Hyatt Regency Hotel's bar that has sweeping views of Darling Harbour below from its 12th floor rooftop location. There is an extensive cocktail menu as well as tasty food options in the superyacht themed bar.
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2021 Meeting Planner Survey Reveals Key Insights as Industry Accelerates into Recovery

Today, Knowland, the world’s leading provider of data-as-a-service insights on meetings and events for hospitality, and ConferenceDirect, a full service in-person, virtual, and hybrid meeting solution company, announced the results of a survey entitled, 2021 Planner Survey: The State of the Meetings Industry, designed to help
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Oil Slips to Lowest in a Month as Traders Mull Reserves Release - Bloomberg

Oil Slips to Lowest in a Month as Traders Mull Reserves Release - Bloomberg PRICES: West Texas Intermediate crude for December delivery dropped $2.64 to $78.12 a barrel at 1:29 p.m. in New YorkBrent for January settlement slipped $2.34 to $80.17 a barrel [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Revinate acquires Go Moment

San Francisco, CA — 11/17/2021 — Revinate, a leader in omni-channel direct booking platforms for the hospitality industry, announced today it has acquired Go Moment, an AI driven, commerce-enabled messaging solutions provider for the hospitality industry.
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Disney Cruise Line will now require all guests 5 or older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Disney Wonder.Disney Disney Cruise Line says all guests five years old or older must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2022. The US recently greenlit a lower dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children who are at least five years old. Several major cruise lines, like Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruises, also have a vaccine mandate. Disney Cruise Line will require all passengers five years old or older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on all cruises beginning January 13, 2022, the crui...
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HFTP and GFC Get Ready for the USALI 12th Revised Edition; Plan to Release Exposure Drafts for Review by Industry Stakeholders

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and the Global Finance Committee (GFC) are preparing for the Fall 2022 release of the 12th Revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). The revision to the current 11th Edition (released in 2014) has gone through a well-considered, in-depth process. Ahead of publishing the newest edition, the HFTP and the GFC has invited leading industry stakeholders to participate in the review of exposure d...
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“New-Style” Digital Versus “Old-Fashioned” Human Interactions | By Shep Hyken

Here’s a question, and I think I know the answer. Would you do business with an airline that didn’t offer the ability to book a ticket online, check-in online, and get your boarding pass online?
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Usage time: SuitePads online for 6,854,192,007 seconds in the last nine years

Since their introduction nine years ago, hotel guests have used all the SuitePad guest room tablets online throughout the world for a total of 6,854,192,007 seconds, which is about 217 years. The number of rooms in the 40 countries where SuitePads are currently used – approx. 90,000 – also demonstrates the great demand within the hospitality industry for a modern, digital solution for communicating with guests.
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The AHC Will Gather Senior Leaders from across the UK Hospitality Sector

LONDON, UK, 17 November 2021 – Questex’s The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) is the UK’s leading hospitality event where leaders, movers and shakers gather to share insight, knowledge and debate the issues affecting the industry. Up to 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at the Manchester Central Convention Complex for the first in-person conference since 2019.
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Sabre announces a strategic partnership with TUI hotels to enhance the digital travel experience

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry today announced a long-term partnership with TUI Group, a leading integrated tourism group, that sees Sabre Hospitality Solutions as distribution provider and business partner for the group's own hotel brands worldwide, which include TUI Blue, Robinson and TUI Magic Life.
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[WEBINAR] 2 Million Unique Guest Profiles Analyzed for your Hotel

This new Webinar, based on nearly 2 million unique guest profiles, shows exclusive data that will completely revolutionize your current strategic vision.You’re about to discover our best Tips on promoting the right offers to each segment, adapting specific rates, choosing the best upsell strategy, and growing a defined target successfully. If you would like to registrer, click here.
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RFID Reduces Garment-Sorting Times, Boots Efficiency at Casino

The Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana opened its doors this spring with an RFID-based system that manages the uniforms and linens used by its staff. The solution, provided by InvoTech Systems, leverages UHF-RFID to identify items as they are allocated to personnel, then are returned for laundering, and received back from the laundry service. The latest deployment marks the tenth Hard Rock Casino property to install the InvoTech Uniform System. Since its deployment this past May, the syste...
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Xperium, an AI-enabled CRM guest engagement platform, partnered with IDS to enhance the hotel guest experience

Xperium, a complete end-to-end guest experience management platform powered by AI and smart automation has announced the partnership with IDS Next property management system, one of the largest enterprise PMS companies in India. Through this integration, hotels using IDS on-premise or IDS cloud Property Management System (PMS) will be able to seamlessly connect Xperium to provide a completely automated guest experience suite to its existing and future customers.
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Analysis: LNG markets eye record prices in race to replenish stocks | Reuters

Analysis: LNG markets eye record prices in race to replenish stocks | ReutersLiquefied natural gas (LNG) prices face a quick return to recent record highs as cold weather approaches the Northern Hemisphere and surging power demand and depleted gas storage heightens the global energy crunch, particularly in Europe.This year's power price shock has seen several domestic energy suppliers go out of business, while heavy industry curtailed output in energy-intensive sectors.Consumers are paying signi...
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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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The Benefits of University Based Retirement Communities: Opportunities for Lodging | By Fred DeMicco & Abraham Pizam

University-Based Retirement Community concepts have been on the rise over the past decade and the trend has held due to the growing needs and wants of retiring Baby Boomers (Clark & Smith, 2021). Retirees residing at a University-Based Retirement Community enjoy more than the standard amenities provided at a traditional senior living community. Residents at a UBRC have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art university facilities and services such as healthcare, fitness centers and librar...
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From Setback To Surge: Business Travel Expected To Fully Recover by 2024

Business travel recovery in 2021 proceeded at a slower, more cautionary pace than expected from a year ago. However, global business travel spending is expected to surge in 2022 with full recovery expected in 2024–ending the year on pace with the 2019 pre-pandemic spend of $1.4 trillion, and a year sooner than previously forecast.
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Tripadvisor reveals Thanksgiving travel trends

With another major travel holiday right around the corner, Tripadvisor has the latest data on Americans’ Thanksgiving travel plans.
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Slovenia could become the adventure tourism capital of Europe, says GlobalData

Inspired by its recent international tourism campaign focusing on adventure tourism, Slovenia is expected to see inbound tourism rise to 5.7 million arrivals by 2024, a 22% increase on pre-pandemic levels, according to GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that ‘adventure and sport’ is the fifth most popular holiday type, and has particular resonance with Slovenia’s traditional visitors: Czechs and the Dutch.
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Mideast Stocks: #Dubai snaps four-day winning streak; #Saudi edges up | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Dubai snaps four-day winning streak; Saudi edges up | ZAWYA MENA EditionMost major stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Wednesday, with the Dubai index snapping four days of gains, although the Saudi bourse bucked the trend to edge higher.Dubai's main share index dropped 0.8%, ending a four-day winning streak, weighed down by a 1.9% fall in blue-chip developer Emaar Properties and a 5.1% slide in Dubai Financial Market (DFM).Investors moved to take their profits after the sha...
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How city hotels are reinventing their business models to stay competitive | By Sarah de Vantéry & Alessandro Inversini

In spite of numerous threats, with crises also come new opportunities. While many hotels had already started their digital revolution and were thinking of creative and innovative business strategies, the pandemic has turned this will to change into a real must. Finding ways to better monetize and commercialize different offers is mandatory, as clients’ habits have evolved and now include non-room products and services such as eating in a restaurant, drinking at a bar, benefitting from pac...
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Peachtree Hotel Group Acquires Two Hotels in California in Partnership with Verakin Capital

Peachtree Hotel Group ("Peachtree"), in its first joint venture partnership with Verakin Capital ("Verakin"), announced the acquisition of the 81-key Hampton Inn & Suites and the 60-key La Bellasera Hotel & Suites, in Paso Robles, California. Peachtree Hospitality Management ("PHM"), a division of Peachtree, will operate the properties.
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Celebrates First Anniversary

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) is celebrating its first anniversary following an eventful year filled with noteworthy accomplishments, tremendous growth, impactful partnerships, and industry accolades. As Curator looks ahead, its members can continue to expect best-in-class operating agreements, services, and technology, as well as innovative solutions for independent lifestyle hotels and resorts.
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#UAE Pushes Ahead With $20 Billion Natural Gas Project to Boost Exports - Bloomberg

UAE Pushes Ahead With $20 Billion Natural Gas Project to Boost Exports - BloombergThe United Arab Emirates will accelerate $20 billion of natural-gas projects by awarding contracts for some of them in the coming days, as it seeks to boost exports of the fuel.Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. will award engineering and construction work for the Dalma gas field in Persian Gulf waters as soon as this week, according to people with the matter. The gas is meant to start flowing by about 2025, they said.Adno...
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#Dubai's Al Habtoor plans share offering in Q3 2022 - Al Arabiya TV | Reuters

Al Habtoor Group plans to list up to 35% of its shares in an offering planned for the third quarter of 2022, the chairman of the Dubai-based family-owned conglomerate said in an interview with al-Arabiya TV on Wednesday.Occupancy at hotels operated by the group exceeds 90%, he said, and the current situation makes it favorable to list on the Dubai financial market. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Oil drops on oversupply warnings, rising COVID cases | Reuters

Oil drops on oversupply warnings, rising COVID cases | ReutersOil prices fell on Wednesday after the International Energy Agency (IEA) and OPEC warned of impending oversupply and as COVID-19 cases in Europe increased the downside risks to demand recovery, though a fall in U.S. gasoline stocks curbed losses.Brent crude futures dropped 79 cents, or 1%, by 1038 GMT to $81.64 a barrel, erasing Tuesday's 38 cent gain.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 94 cents, or 1.2%, to $79.82 a...
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3 Helpful Tips On How To Budget for A Vacation

A vacation is a wonderful thing, and everyone who goes easily finds they can relax and enjoy themselves like they can’t do at home. No matter whether you like beach-based vacations or more cultural ones, you can enjoy yourself hugely when you get away from home. However, it is essential that you if you are going to make the most of your time abroad. Here are some great tips on ensuring you have the right amount of spending money to fund your fantastic vacation. Where Are You Going? Not eve...
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