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Hawaii high school students lagging behind, congressional delegation seeks Red Hill fix, Mauna Kea stewardship at issue, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii graduates pre-COVID PC:Department of EducationNearly 20% of Hawaii high school students not on track to graduate. Almost 20% of Hawaii’s high school students are not on track to graduate after being sent home to learn during the COVID pandemic. Educators said these students are disengaged and chronically absent. KHON2.=====Hawaiʻi congressional delegation asks US House, Senate to tackle Navy's fouled water. Hawaiʻi’s congressional delegation on Thursday asked House and Senate lead...
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Obituary: Majid Al Futtaim made his dream come true by creating moments for all

Obituary: Majid Al Futtaim made his dream come true by creating moments for all , a man whose dream was to “create moments for everyone, every day”, passed away on Friday, December 17.The rich legacy he leaves behind goes beyond the eponymous shopping malls and developments he inspired to be built.His legacy will live on in the pioneering business and culture his Majid Al Futtaim conglomerate created, one that he built by working tirelessly and turning his purpose and vision into reality....
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Medan Ciak, Haymarket

Medan Ciak is a popular Indonesian restaurant on Sussex Street in Haymarket where there is a range of very well priced but delicious Indonesian dishes on offer. The only challenge might be getting in a table-how early do you have to arrive to get one? Read on Dear Reader!
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What’s New: Silversea Cruises

? What’s New: Silversea Cruises Want to know what’s new at Silversea Cruises? First, let me share that Silversea Cruises is on our Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands List . Carol and I sailed with Silversea a few years ago on one of their small luxury ships in Alaska and loved the experience. And gleefully, we’re sailing with them again this year to visit the Norwegian Fjords. When the Silver Nova hits the water in 2023, Silversea’s ultra-luxury small-ship fleet will consist of 11 ships: seven s...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Alaska, Port, Mediterranean, Silversea, Silversea Cruises, Otium, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, New Port, Silversea Expedition Cruises, Silver Nova, Silversea Cruises News, Silver Nova Silversea


Oil Falls This Week as Omicron and Tightening Fed Sour Sentiment - Bloomberg

Oil Falls This Week as Omicron and Tightening Fed Sour Sentiment - Bloomberg PRICES: West Texas Intermediate for January delivery fell $1.52 to settle at $70.86 a barrel in New York.Brent for February settlement fell $1.50 to $73.52 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Announces Another Multi-Hotel Agreement For Its Namesake Brand

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) – the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries – announced today an agreement with Ceres Development for three new Wyndham hotels, two in Indiana and one in Ohio. These newly rebranded hotels, celebrating their openings, continue the Company's steady conversion growth, where it experienced 100 percent more domestic conversions in third quarter 2021 compared to third quarter 2019.
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AvantStay Raises $160 Million in Capital as the Hospitality Platform Continues to Lead and Institutionalize a New Asset Class for the Industry

AvantStay, the premier next-generation hospitality platform redefining the way in which people travel, transact, and invest in the STR (Short-Term Rental) industry, today announced the closing of a $160 million Series B funding round. This new capital will be used to support the company's continued growth, including expansion into new markets, advanced technology offerings, elevated customer experience, and the national launch of its brokerage services.
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Inside the brand new royal suite at Sweden's ice hotel

 It's undoubtedly one of the coolest hotels in the world, and Sweden's ICEHOTEL has just launched its 32nd incarnation with a touch of royal magic.The world's first hotel built out of snow and ice has unveiled a brand new suite designed by Prince Carl Philip Bernadotte, or Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, and his business partner Oscar Kylberg.Named "Midsummer Night's Dream," the deluxe suite features floral elements and plants, a first for the iconic hotel, which is located 200 kilometers n...
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KSL Capital Partners enters majority ownership of Eden Hotels in The Netherlands

Eden Hotels (“Eden”), the Dutch hotel group owned by the Dijkstra family, announced today that an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners (“KSL”) made a majority investment into the group. The Dijkstra family will retain a significant minority stake in the group, and Eden CEO Leon Dijkstra will remain in his role in Eden Hotels. The combined ambition is to expand Eden Hotels into Europe. Terms of the investment are undisclosed.
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Omicron v/s Travel – Holiday Trends from United States to Help the Industry Stay Ahead | By Chinmai Sharma

If we were to ask you what word described 2020 and 2021, the term “unprecedented” might come to mind. Over the last 24 months, after all, we’ve been berated with mention of the “unprecedented times” and “the new normal” that followed in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic after it first made headlines in early 2020.
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Omicron v/s Travel – Holiday Trends from United States to Help the Industry Stay Ahead | By Alan Young

If we were to ask you what word described 2020 and 2021, the term “unprecedented” might come to mind. Over the last 24 months, after all, we’ve been berated with mention of the “unprecedented times” and “the new normal” that followed in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic after it first made headlines in early 2020.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Stunning Christmas Tree Scene from The Westin Maui Resort and Spa

Mahalo to The Westin Maui Resort and Spa for sharing this stunning photo from their resort for Aloha Friday Photos. What a beautiful Christmas tree in such wonderful surroundings – the sunset sky, the waterfall and the palm trees Wow, just wow! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Stunning Christmas Tree Scene from The Westin Maui Resort and Spa appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Where to go in 2022

While the shape of travel still comes into focus, one thing is becoming clear: The trips we take will be different. They will be more than dots on a map; they will be considered, purpose-driven pursuits. This is the same thinking that led us to The Good Traveler, and propels us as we carve out ways to travel better. So, when we think about the road ahead next year, we do it through the vividly inspired lens of the most magical thinkers we know: our hoteliers.
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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Forms Joint Venture with Searchlight Capital Partners to Grow Portfolio of Co-Owned Hotels

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that it has formed a joint venture with funds managed by Searchlight Capital Partners, a leading global private investment firm, to co-invest in lifestyle hotels, resorts and high-quality full-service properties. Through this joint venture, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Searchlight Capital Partners announced the acquisition of the Kimpton Hotel M...
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GBTA Strengthens European Foothold

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, is delighted to announce the appointment of
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Facebook’s BOGUS Fact Checks pinged by one of the oldest medical journals, BMJ

I had missed this 2 November 2021 piece. Worth a read: https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2635/rr-80 Also confirms that Pfizer’s trial was deeply flawed.
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Oil prices head for weekly loss on Omicron uncertainty | Reuters

Oil prices dipped on Friday, putting the market on track for a weekly loss, as surging cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant raised fears new curbs may hit fuel demand.Brent crude futures fell $1.26, or 1.6%, to $73.76 a barrel at 1206 GMT while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped $1.23, or 1.7%, to $71.15 a barrel. Brent and WTI are both headed for a 1.7% loss this week.In Denmark, South Africa and Britain, the number of new Omicron cases has been doubling every two days...
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‘Detty December’: Nigeria’s diaspora flock to Lagos for party season

Concerts, parties and weddings booked to coincide with annual homecoming of overseas NigeriansCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor several weeks this summer, Agnes Olowogboye was simultaneously monitoring flight tickets to Lagos from her home in London and checking the news for updates on Nigeria’s coronavirus restrictions. Unable to visit Nigeria last year because of the pandemic, she was giddy with excitement at the prospect of being reuniting with family and friends...
Tags: Travel, London, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Flights, Lagos, Coronavirus, Agnes Olowogboye


GHM Heralds the Arrival of 2022 with 30th Anniversary Celebrations and Healthy Growth Momentum

Having developed some of the world’s most critically acclaimed hotels and resorts in exotic destinations, industry leader General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) will commemorate its 30th anniversary milestone with a series of celebrations through 2022. As part of its sustained global expansion plan, GHM will unveil The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort in Doha, Qatar in 2022, The Chedi El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt in 2022 and at least five more projects in the pipeline.
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I flew on JetBlue's Embraer 190 for the first time and though the aging aircraft lacked the bells and whistles of the carrier's newer Airbus jets, I wouldn't hesitate to book it again

JetBlue Embraer 190 aircraft.EQRoy/Shutterstock I flew on a JetBlue Embraer 190 regional aircraft and was impressed by its plush, spacious seats. The plane offers more than enough inflight amenities for short-haul flights, like free WiFi. However, the Embraer does lack some of the features of the company's Airbus A320 series jets. JetBlue is known as "New York's Hometown Airline" with its strong presence at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and its recently formed alliance with...
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Choice Hotels and Concord Hospitality Introduce Hospitality Management Training Program

Building on the company's commitments to increasing diversity across the hospitality industry, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) and Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company are sponsoring a hospitality management accelerator program for recent students graduating from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to gain valuable experience at the upscale Cambria Hotels brand.
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MCR Acquires the DoubleTree Suites Minneapolis

Target acquired! MCR — the country’s 4th-largest hotel owner-operator — has purchased the 229-room DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown, a 12-story hotel conveniently positioned across the street from Target Corporation’s global headquarters. This is the third hotel MCR has acquired in the Minneapolis metropolitan area over the past 12 months, coming on the heels of The Chambers Hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis University Area.
Tags: Travel, Minneapolis, DoubleTree, Target Corporation, MCR, Chambers Hotel, Hilton Minneapolis Downtown


Celebrity Cruises says it has had no issues rehiring crew when it restarted cruising — here's why

Crowds waving Port Everglades flags at the departing Celebrity Edge.Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises has had no issue rehiring workers as the cruise line continues to resume passenger sailings. In a Q1 survey, 98% of its crew said they were "ready to come back," a company executive told Insider. The general hospitality and leisure industry has been plagued by ongoing staffing shortages. Royal Caribbean Group's Celebrity Cruises has had no problem rehiring crew members despite the gener...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Labor, Trends, Abel, Port Everglades, Celebrity Cruises, Cruise Industry, Brian Abel, Brittany Chang, Royal Caribbean Group, Great Resignation, Staff Shortage, Abel Celebrity Cruises


Mews Unfold unpacked: rethinking the industry | By Tom Brown

Session two of Unfold was a discussion around Hospitality Tomorrow: Rethinking the Industry. We recruited four of the biggest brains we could find to join us – plus Matt – to cover everything from the influence of technology to changing buyer behavior.
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Etihad Airways' CEO says that airlines that fail to follow its sustainability lead may soon be 'history'

An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner nicknamed the "Greenliner" at the Dubai Airshow 2021Thomas Pallini/Insider Etihad Airways CEO Tony Douglas believes that airlines that don't focus on sustainability may be forced out of business. More leisure travelers and businesses are focusing on the emissions of their travel and choosing green airlines.  Etihad is one of the airlines leading the charge in creating a sustainable future for aviation. Etihad Airways is betting all of its chips o...
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Remington Hotels Announces New Management Agreements With Two Marriott Properties in the Heart of Washington, D.C.

Remington Hotels announced today that it has signed agreements to manage Courtyard Washington, DC Dupont Circle and Moxy Washington, DC Downtown, two Marriott properties located in the bustle of the District of Columbia. Remington Hotels will leverage its market resources and expertise and oversee day-to-day operations of both properties.
Tags: Travel, Washington, Washington Dc, Marriott, Moxy, Remington Hotels, Marriott Properties, Courtyard Washington DC Dupont Circle, District of Columbia Remington Hotels


HNtv INSIDERS: Hotel brands, OTAs and the future of digital

Peter O'Connor (Professor of Strategy at the University of South Australia) and Andrew Sangster (Managing Editor at Hotel Analyst) discuss the interface between finance and digital, assessing how share prices affect what companies can and cannot do in both the distribution and the operations areas. Industry consolidation, online marketing, the super-app of travel, and the metaverse also come under scrutiny, with likely future developments highlighted.
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Paytm Eyes Record Low in Mumbai as Investor Caution Prevails - Bloomberg

Paytm Eyes Record Low in Mumbai as Investor Caution Prevails - Bloomberg Shares of Indian digital payments giant Paytm headed for the lowest close since their market debut last month, signaling continued investor doubts over the startup’s path to profitability.The stock dropped as much as 5.6% to 1,321 rupees ($17.4) in Mumbai, extending this week’s losses. It slid almost 8% on Dec. 15 after a post-listing lockup on sales of shares allotted to anchor investors expired, and is down nearly 3...
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Binance in Talks With #Dubai, #AbuDhabi on Headquarters Plan - Bloomberg

Binance in Talks With Dubai, Abu Dhabi on Headquarters Plan - Bloomberg Binance Holdings Ltd., which has claimed to be a virtual company, has held discussions with regulators in the United Arab Emirates about a potential headquarters in the Gulf Arab nation, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.Executives at the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume have been in talks with officials from special economic zones Abu Dhabi Global Market, Dubai International ...
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Oil prices head for weekly loss on Omicron coronavirus uncertainty | Reuters

Oil prices dipped on Friday, putting the market on track for a narrow weekly loss, as surging cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant raised fears new curbs may hit fuel demand, while a weaker dollar supported commodity markets broadly.Brent crude futures fell 59 cents, or 0.8%, to $74.43 a barrel at 0707 GMT while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped 67 cents, or 0.9%, to $71.71 a barrel. Brent is headed for a 1% loss this week, while WTI is poised to finish the week nearly...
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