Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau, is the first wine of the season to be uncorked. It is a big deal in France. An honored tradition. Every year on the third Thursday of November, you can hear Beaujolais Nouveau being poured, followed by a lively conversation about this years grapes. Predictions are set in place regarding the flavor of Beaujolais Nouveau as an indicator: Is it going to be a good year for wine or not? The Burgundy Reporter said, "Vintage 2021 – A vintage of frost, hail in places, and m...
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Cruise ships still barred as air passengers increase, poll shows most support COVID protocols, Maui council bans non-mineral sunscreens, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cruise ship off Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii NewsNo cruise ships until 2022. Anyone hoping to travel on a cruise ship to Hawaii this year can forget about it. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s conditional sail order, which requires an executed agreement with any cruise line prior to resumption of cruise operations to any U.S. port, is set to expire on Jan. 15, but the CDC has extended that order before. Tribune-Herald.Hawaii residents still back pandemic rules, poll finds....
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PwC: US Average daily rate expected to drive RevPAR next year to 93% of 2019 levels

The US lodging industry continued to benefit from an outsized improvement in leisure demand through the summer months. As kids headed back to school, individual business travel and group demand that historically replaces summer leisure business post Labor Day has yet to surface, with office re openings pushed later into 2021 or early 2022 as a result of the delta variant of the virus. That said, given the strength of demand during the summer, we expect annual occupancy for US hotels this ...
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Anish Kapoor & the Blackest Black in the Universe - Venice, Italy at the Accademia & Palazzo Manfrin + Gillo Dorles at the Cini

Anish Kapoor & Taco Dibbets at Gallerie dell'Accademia  Background painting: Madonna of the Treasuers by Tintoretto (1567)  Photo: Cat Bauer   (Venice, Italy) "I'm going to ask Anish Kapoor why he's got exclusive rights to the blackest black in the universe and why he won't let other artists use the color," I said to some colleagues over at the Giorgio Cini Foundation.  On the morning of Friday, November 12, we were at the Cini for the inauguration of Ghiribizzi  or "Whims," an exhibitio...
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An atmospheric old Japanese tourist spot in the fog

Back in September of last year I posted a very similar series of photos, but they were all in black and white as it’s how I envisaged the results when shooting. Thinking about the area recently, however, I decided to go back to the images and see what I thought of them in colour. Unsurprisingly they’re very similar, and yet at the same time they do feel quite different, so deciding which set I prefer is proving extremely difficult. Not that it matters in the slightest I suppose. It’s all incredi...
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How has COVID-19 impacted the Swiss hospitality sector? | By Darren Burke

Even as the world continues to ease its COVID-19 restrictions, for those of us who are restaurant owners, suppliers, and hospitality staff, we are not expecting a return to “business as usual.” In fact, after 20 months of navigating government restrictions set to combat the virus, many of us in hospitality are beginning to reevaluate our business models altogether.
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Mimi's Coogee

Mimi's is the upmarket Merivale venue located on the middle floor of Coogee Pavilion where expense accounts and credit cards go for a workout. Known for their exorbitant prices and caviar bumps, could this be the most expensive Sydney restaurant?
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Why Hospitality Schools Should Teach Biodiversity | By Sylvana Navarro

When not traveling for work, we travel to explore destinations, seeking relaxation and inspiration to recharge our batteries. As tourists, we want an environment that is clean and untouched. Nobody wants to go on vacation and lie on the beach next to a pile of garbage. Whether diving in the ocean, climbing a mountain for a glorious view, or heading out on a safari, one of the major reasons we travel is to discover foreign ecosystems and their wildlife.
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Expat Health Insurance in Dubai

A place like Dubai, where everything including medical fees are very expensive, it has become a requirement of every expat to own an expat health insurance in Dubai. So before moving to Dubai you must have a complete knowledge about the expat health insurance in Dubai. How will you benefit from an expat health insurance […] The post Expat Health Insurance in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Top Automotive Travel Tips for Travelers by Auto for Thanksgiving 2021

Traveling by auto for Thanksgiving 2021? You are not alone. Total number of travelers* by auto appear to be nearing pre-pandemic levels at 48.3 million, an increase of 8.4% from 2020 according to AAA. This total is higher than volumes seen as recently as 2018 and the highest year-over-year growth since the Great Recession. Total number of travelers by Auto, Air and Other is within 5% of pre-pandemic 2019 levels. If you’re one of the travelers, there continues to be a lot to be made aware of an...
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Oil prices settle up 1% on reports OPEC+ could reassess output | Reuters

Oil prices settle up 1% on reports OPEC+ could reassess output | ReutersOil prices rose on Monday, rebounding from recent losses, on reports that OPEC+ could adjust plans to raise oil production if large consuming countries release crude from their reserves or if the coronavirus pandemic dampens demand.Brent crude futures rose 81 cents, or 1%, to settle at $79.70 a barrel. WTI crude futures rose 81 cents, or 1%, to settle at $76.75 a barrel.Prices of the Brent and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (W...
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Nieuw Statendam Cruises Begin Again from South Florida

When Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam recently departed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the eventful sailaway marked the ship’s first cruise since the cruising shutdown last year. Nieuw Statendam is the fifth Holland America Line ship to reenter service, along with... Read More The post Nieuw Statendam Cruises Begin Again from South Florida appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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OPEC+ Considers Production Changes If Strategic Reserves Are Tapped - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Considers Production Changes If Strategic Reserves Are Tapped - Bloomberg OPEC+ officials warned they’re likely to respond to plans by the world’s largest oil consumers to release oil from their strategic stockpiles, setting up a fight for control of the global energy market.President Joe Biden is set to announce a plan to release reserves from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on Tuesday in tandem with China, India, Japan and South Korea, according to officials briefed on the matter. ...
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GBTA Convention 2021 Sets The Pace For Business Travel’s Return

Business travel is on the road to recovery, as evidenced by the forecasts, insights and turnout at the Global Business Travel Association’s 2021 Convention held last week in Orlando, FL.
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More states close in on 2019 RevPAR, stalled states holding back U.S. average

STR’s latest 51-chart map shows a variety of recent national/regional trends as well as the general pace of the industry’s continued recovery.
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Hoteliers, Investors Debate Viability of New Hotel Development in Middle East

As hotel markets in the Middle East continue to mature, hoteliers and investors argue the key consideration in whether to develop in the region should be the profitability of existing hotels — not necessarily the current supply and not predictions for occupancy.
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#Oman, #Qatar sign six agreements during Sultan's visit to Doha | Reuters

Oman, Qatar sign six agreements during Sultan's visit to Doha | ReutersOman and Qatar on Monday signed agreements on military cooperation, taxation, tourism, ports, labour and investment as Oman seeks to invigorate its debt-burdened economy, the state news agencies of both the Gulf states said.Oman is among the weakest financially of the Gulf oil producers. It has been pursuing wide-ranging reforms and austerity measures since Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said took power almost two years ago foll...
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The Surf Company Partners with Life House to Bring Boutique Hospitality to Its Maine Seacoast Portfolio

Maine-based real estate developer Taylor Perkins and his holding company, The Surf Company LLC, have announced its partnership with Life House to operate its two beachfront hotels in York, Maine. The portfolio, which encompasses nearly 140 keys on the beach in York, represents Life House’s first projects in Maine, with the intention to expand their partnership with The Surf Company up and down the New England coast.
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#Saudi tourism fund invests over $500 mln since last year - statement | Reuters

Saudi tourism fund invests over $500 mln since last year - statement | ReutersSaudi Arabia's Tourism Development Fund said on Monday it had deployed 2 billion riyals ($533 million) on tourism projects worth a total of around 6 billion riyals from its establishment last year until the end of September this year.The remaining four billion riyals for the projects have come from the private sector, the fund said in a statement.Founded in June 2020 with an initial $4 billion investment, the fund is p...
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Oil prices pressured by both supply and demand factors | Reuters

Oil prices pressured by both supply and demand factors | ReutersOil prices rose on Monday but remained under pressure from rising COVID-19 cases in Europe and a potential release of Japanese and Indian oil reserves, raising concerns about both oversupply and weak demand.Prices of the Brent and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude benchmarks fell more than $1 in early trading, hitting their lowest levels since Oct. 1.By 1444 GMT, Brent was up 34 cents, or 0.4%, at $79.23 a barrel while U.S. c...
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Travel Rush At SMF; AAA Predicts Near Pre-Pandemic Level Of People Hitting The Road For Thanksgiving

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#Saudi bourse suffers biggest fall in over a year after drone attacks | Reuters

Saudi bourse suffers biggest fall in over a year after drone attacks | Reuters Saudi Arabia's stock market had its biggest intraday fall in over a year on Monday as it extended losses from the previous session following drone attacks.The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen said its air defences destroyed a drone targeting Najran airport in the south of Saudi Arabia, state media reported on Sunday. read moreYemen's Iranian-aligned Houthi movement said on Saturday it had f...
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Bank of Israel Holds Rates, No New Announcement on Shekel - Bloomberg

Bank of Israel Holds Rates, No New Announcement on Shekel - BloombergThe Bank of Israel held rates near zero for the 13th time to support the economy’s recovery from Covid-19, and said it would intervene as needed to rein in a strengthening shekel. The Bank of Israel didn’t announce any new policies to tame the rising shekel, one of the best-performing major currencies in the world this year, saying it would continue “to act taking into account the state of the economy and the continuation of ec...
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#Dubai Ranks of IPO Hopefuls Grow With Shuaa Plans for Two Listings - Bloomberg

Dubai Ranks of IPO Hopefuls Grow With Shuaa Plans for Two Listings - BloombergShuaa Capital PSC, which oversees around $14 billion in assets, is considering initial public offerings of two of its portfolio companies as Dubai’s efforts to revive its stock market gain traction among private businesses, according to people familiar with the matter.The investment bank and asset manager has been in talks with the Dubai Financial Market about listing Stanford Marine Group and NCM Investment, the peopl...
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#Oman's Asyad seeks offers of interest in expanding Suwaiq port - state media | Reuters

Oman's Asyad seeks offers of interest in expanding Suwaiq port - state media | ReutersOman logistics group Asyad has invited local and international companies to send offers of interest in expanding Suwaiq port on the Gulf of Oman, the state news agency reported on Monday.Ahmed bin Mohamed al-Abri, CEO of Asyad, said the expansion aimed to enable the port to handle large ships and all types of general, liquid and bulk goods, the agency said.Port capacity will reach 10 million tonnes annually, ha...
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Reflecting on The Past, Present and The Future with Rotana

As part of the UAE’s ‘Year of the 50th’ Golden Jubilee celebrations, Rotana is commemorating the founding of the nation by reflecting on its glorious past, acknowledging the present and symbolising its new vision for the future. On this remarkable occasion, and amongst other activities taking place across all our UAE properties, Rotana invites residents and visitors to participate in its ’50 giveaways’ competition between 22nd November and 5th December 2021, where participants can win 50 ...
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Cornell Webinar: Post-2020 Food and Beverage: Rebuilding an Embattled Industry

Out of all of the industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, food and beverage has been one of the most severely impacted. The pandemic has pushed the industry to a tipping point, with many in the industry agreeing that owners and customers must start treating restaurant employees better or face a reckoning that has been brewing since long before COVID.
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Accenture Explores Travel’s Changing Realities

The travel landscape is constantly changing. What do our experts—and the leaders of some of the industry’s most successful organizations—see as the way forward? Find out in the latest issue of The Guide, the digital magazine from Accenture Travel.
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Oil prices retreat in face of supply and demand pressures | Reuters

Oil prices retreat in face of supply and demand pressures | ReutersOil prices fell on Monday as rising COVID-19 cases in Europe and a potential release of Japanese oil reserves raised concerns about both oversupply and weak demand.Brent crude was down 56 cents, or 0.7%, at $78.33 a barrel at 1157 GMT and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 54 cents, or 0.7%, to $75.40.The prospect of national lockdowns in Europe has raised concerns about economic and oil demand growth, said Tamas Varga...
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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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