December, 2021 Eye Need to Do’s: ASVOFF Fashion Film Festival, Eiffel Tower Concert, Soutine & DeKooning, & Nijinsky at the Paris Opera

Fashion icon Diane Pernet is presenting the 13th edition of her A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival. The festival lineup this year includes short and long films and a Zoom talk series. The impressive jury includes filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, fashion designer Pam Hogg, fashion influencer BryanBoy, and Daphne Guinness.   December 1-3 Admission is free but you must register online for tickets. festivals/opening-ceremony- asvoff-by-diane-pernet-3537 ...
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The First World Sports Tourism Congress

Renowned experts and academics in sports tourism debated over two days on current and future trends in the sector and underlined the key role of sport for the development of a more sustainable and inclusive tourism.
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Meliá Hotels International: The Most Sustainable Hotel Company in Spain and Europe for the Third Consecutive Year

Meliá Hotels International has once again been recognised as a leader in sustainability in the hotel industry. Despite the profound impact of the pandemic on the travel industry, Spain's largest hotel company has continued to strengthen its commitment to help combat climate change and preserve the future of travel destinations.
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122 Million American Adults (47%) to Travel for Christmas 2021 According to a Survey By The Vacationer

A new survey from The Vacationer ( shows 122 Million American adults (47.39%) plan to travel for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa this year. Of those traveling to a vacation destination or gathering, 12.72% will do it primarily by plane. Nearly 35% will travel 100 miles or more to attend their gathering.
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International border restrictions stop families reuniting at Christmas despite Morrison’s intention

Australian citizens are unhappy their adult children living overseas don’t count as ‘immediate family’ under travel rulesGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingAustralians with adult sons and daughters living overseas are being told their children don’t count as “immediate family” and don’t warrant exemption for entry into the country in the lead-up to Christmas.In October, the prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced changes to allow parents of Australian citizens to be classifie...
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Navy tells Pearl Harbor area residents not to drink the water, Omicron not yet detected in state, Kauai loosens gathering rules, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waimea Valley on Kauai ©2021 All Hawaii NewsOctober visitor arrivals to Hawaii down nearly 31% from pre-pandemic times, spending down 15%. October visitor arrivals to Hawaii fell 30.8% compared with the same month in pre-pandemic times, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Star-Advertiser.New COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation Signed, Omicron Not Yet Detected in Hawai‘i. Gov. David Ige has signed the latest COVID...
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Hawaii winters and how to notice them

Other than the literal, astronomical, and calendrical start of winter on December 21, it’s hard to say when a “Hawaiian winter” starts. Residents just sort of feel it. Winter is here and it feels a little late. Maybe because it’s a La Nina year, when climate patterns goose ocean surface temperatures and jiggle wind patterns. […] The post Hawaii winters and how to notice them appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Ontario reports 153 patients in ICU due to Covid with only 57 of them being unvaccinated or 37% of the total

Ontario reported over 300 cases of Covid for Tuesday November 28th, in people who were fully vaccinated against Covid.  This doesn't do much to support the marketing strategy which says these vaccines are "highly effective".  A vaccine by defintion is a substance which provides immunity against one or several diseases.  Every day now in Ontario hundreds of fully vaccinated people are reported to have been infected with the very virus they were supposed to have been immunized against. But we're l...
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DIVINE Viennese Whirls For Christmas!

Happy December Dear Reader! These Viennese Whirls will get you into the Christmas spirit in the most delicious way. A beautifully buttery, melt in the mouth shortbread biscuit is imbued with fragrant Christmas spices before being dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled in pistachios. These are a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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U.S. oil prices slump over 5% on vaccine efficacy worries | Reuters

U.S. oil prices slump over 5% on vaccine efficacy worries | Reuters Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday, with U.S. crude futures falling by more than 5%, after Moderna's chief cast doubt on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines against the Omicron coronavirus variant, spooking financial markets and heightening worries about oil demand.The head of drugmaker Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) told the Financial Times that COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus a...
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List of Traffic Fines in Dubai

Here is a full list of traffic fines in Dubai. Some of these fines are still in proposal mode, to be implemented soon. Traffic Fines in Dubai: Dangerous driving Dh2,000 23 black points 60-day vehicle confiscation Dangerous driving that damages public or private properties Dh2,000 23 black points 60-day vehicle confiscation Driving under influence of […] The post List of Traffic Fines in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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A private jet charter firm says it's seen more than 600 searches for flights out of South Africa since Omicron was identified

Wealthy travelers are searching for private jet flights out of South The newly-discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19 has the wealthy looking to leave South Africa.  Searches for private jet flights have increased to more than 600 inquires in one week's time for one company.  Only a select type of private jet can fly non-stop from South Africa to places like the East Coast of the US.  Southern Africa is among the latest COVID-19 hotspots following the detection of ...
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Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. Selected to Manage Charleston Marriott Town Center, WV

Williamsburg, VA and Charleston, WV ­— Newport Hospitality Group selected to manage the Charleston Marriott Town Center hotel in West Virginia. The 352-room full-service hotel offers 17,000+ square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel’s restaurant and bar, “Brick Salt Bar+Kitchen” boasts chef curated meals and craft cocktails. The ideal downtown location is a quick walk to the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and minutes from the State Capitol building. The hotel is convenien...
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OPEC+ Gets Warnings as Closely Watched Oil Grade Collapses - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Gets Warnings as Closely Watched Oil Grade Collapses - Bloomberg The premium commanded by one of the Middle East’s most closely watched oil grades collapsed on Monday in a warning sign just days before the monthly OPEC+ meeting on supply.Oman crude for January loading fell to a premium of about 60 cents a barrel over the regional benchmark on the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Bloomberg calculations show. That’s down from $2.20 on Friday and more than $3 early last week. Trading volumes were...
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Oil falls on vaccine efficacy worries; WTI down over 6% | Reuters

Oil falls on vaccine efficacy worries; WTI down over 6% | Reuters Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday, with U.S. crude futures falling by more than 6%, after Moderna's chief cast doubt on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines against the Omicron coronavirus variant, spooking financial markets and heightening worries about oil demand.The head of drugmaker Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) told the Financial Times that COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as ...
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6-Day Central Nova Scotia Road Trip Itinerary

Nova Scotia may be small compared to many Canadian provinces – but it packs a punch for its size. It’s home to three national parks (Kejimkujik, Cape Breton Highlands and Sable Island), 13 national historic sites and six UNESCO sites including two that are biosphere reserves. You’ll find everything from long white sand beaches to lakes that look like they’ve been taken out of a painting by the Group of Seven. Colourful coastal villages, cute towns and one big city ensure you’ll find plenty of cu...
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Best Things to Do in Cozumel on a Cruise Day in Port

Almost all short cruises from South Florida or the Gulf states plus Western Caribbean itineraries include a visit to Cozumel.  In 2018, Cozumel received nearly 4 million cruise passengers.  It’s no wonder why. There are so many things to do... Read More The post Best Things to Do in Cozumel on a Cruise Day in Port appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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5 Practical Tips for Van Life

So you’ve decided to make the open road your new home. Preparing for van life comes with plenty of romantic notions of chasing adventures on a whim, but the actual logistics are inevitably a bit more complicated. Roxy and Ben Dawson, who lived on the road for nearly five years, know firsthand that transitioning to […] The post 5 Practical Tips for Van Life appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
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Hilton Reveals 2021 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winners

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today its 2021 CEO Light & Warmth Award recipients, including 15 individuals and two teams receiving its inaugural team award. The CEO Light & Warmth Award celebrates team members who bring Hilton’s values to life and honor its purpose to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.
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Four Seasons Shares New Must-See Destinations For 2022

Earlier this year, leading luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts polled its 1.1 million Instagram followers to uncover the most popular travel motivators. Top of the list: travellers are fuelled by a desire to explore. Whether it's an international bucket list journey, a local staycation or an expansive private retreat, Four Seasons shares what's new for 2022 and beyond, providing travellers and local patrons with an incredible array of new properties and global exper...
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Swiss-Belhotel International Teases Vietnam Expansion, Unveils New Branded Residences Plan

Swiss-Belhotel International, one of the world’s fastest-growing hotel management groups, is set to bring four high-end trademarks from its 16-brand portfolio to the Vietnamese market, including its upscale Swiss-Belresidences branded residences offering, Grand Swiss-Belhotel, Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belhotel and Swiss-Belresort.
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Frontier is launching 18 new routes to Florida and beyond with a special focus on rival Spirit's home airport of Fort Lauderdale — see the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321.Carlos Yudica/ Frontier Airlines is expanding its network with 18 new routes across the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The airline will start service in two new cities, including Fort Lauderdale and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Frontier is focused on Fort Lauderdale where it will face rival Spirit Airlines, the airport's biggest operator.  Frontier Airlines is fueling the competition in Fort Lauderdale as it goes head-to-head with its low-cost ri...
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Document No. 9 – almost as bad as Mein Kampf

This is a huge piece of info that I did not know about. A quick search of the internet has led to this. NOTING HERE FOR MY QUICK REFERENCE. Communiqué on the Current State of the Ideological Sphere A Notice from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China’s General Office Provinces, autonomous regions, […]
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The Loved Old Friend at the Brocante

  For those of you who do not follow me on Instagram, where I post videos I will be re-posting a few here every now and then.                Related Stories The Best Find of Old PapersBeauty on thé Streets and at the FleamarketWhat One Can Find at the Brocante  [Author: French la Vie]
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Painters wanted in Canada

  Locations of work:  Commercial buildings and Strata’s, Repainting, Maintenance, Fire damage, Historical Restoration, Renovation, Wallcoverings in Kelowna, B.C. Minimum of 32 hours a week. Job Duties: Prepare, clean and sand surfaces to be paintedRepair cracks and holesMix paint to desired colour and textureClean cut lines, apply paint by brush or rollerMeasure, cut and apply wallpaper and other fabric to wallsErect scaffolding and swing stages and attach riggingLadder work, lifts and HeightsA...
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Accor expands its footprint in Africa with the opening of Novotel & Novotel Living Conakry, Guinea

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with over 400 hotels across India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey is expanding its footprint in Africa, with the signing of a twofold project: a Novotel hotel and the first Novotel Living in Africa, both located in Conakry, Guinea.
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Azora Acquires Bluserena, Italy’s Second Largest Resort Hotel Operator

Azora, the Madrid-based European private equity real estate manager, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Bluserena SPA, the second largest resort operator in Italy, from the Maresca family. The acquisition has been completed on behalf of Azora’s latest pan-European hospitality fund, Azora European Hotel & Lodging, F.C.R. (the “Fund”).
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Talking Tough with Ted Teng | By L. Aruna Dhir

“The Corona virus Pandemic is far from over,” screams the most recent Deutsche Welle (DW) headline. In a report that follows, and one that is updated every Friday, the publication tells us that while there are 87 countries where there are “fewer new cases”; there are 16 countries in the red zone with “twice as many new cases” and 52 countries with “more new cases.”
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Agilysys to Host Inspire 2022 in Las Vegas Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2022, with Inspiration4 Mission Commander Jared Isaacman as Keynote Speaker

Alpharetta, Ga. (November 30, 2021) – Agilysys, Inc., (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation SaaS and on-premise hospitality software solutions and services, announced it will host its annual user conference, Inspire 2022, from February 28 through March 2 in Las Vegas.
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The Digital Transformation of Hospitality: Why the Right Technology is the Bedrock of Great Guest Service | By Aaron Shepherd

What is the bedrock of great service? This is a question that any service provider should be well equipped to answer, but there is, perhaps, no industry more deeply rooted in the art of service than hospitality. Hotel and travel brands are, after all, in the business of experience; specifically, experience as a service, and today’s guest expects best-in-class service at every turn. So, let me ask you again, hoteliers: what is the bedrock of great guest service? The answer, if you ask me, ...
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