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Happy Birthday Chelsea

1990   Chelsea's first voyage to California. She was five months old.  My cousin Julie, Sacha's Buddha Mere took the photo of us as we were visiting her in San Francisco. The twenty-two-hour door to door trip from Marseille to Willows was a breeze. Nothing like Chelsea's birth, nor her brother Sacha's first trip overseas.  Chelsea was an easy baby. Of course, she breastfed whenever she wanted which meant she breastfed constantly, and often she slept in our bed. French Husband and I believed y...
Tags: Travel, California, France, San Francisco, Chelsea, Marseille, Paris, Ellen, Craig, Pat, Julie, Sacha, Roo, Leboyer, Julie Sacha, Chelsea Green


Health experts urge caution as daily COVID cases near 1k, massive filters begin cleaning Red Hill water, less golf, more timeshares for Waikoloa, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kayakers get close to spinner dolphins off Hawaii PC:NOAASchatz Speaks Against Hawaiʻi Bay Closures Intended To Protect Dolphins. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) says the federal rule will "needlessly restrict locals from ocean recreation" and are "unnecessary." Big Island Video News.State’s pension fund on a roll with 2.1% gain. Hawaii’s largest public pension fund, coming off its best performance in its 95-year history, continued its momentum by starting the new fiscal year on a ...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Rebecca, Hawaii, Micronesia, Department Of Transportation, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Duke University, Maui County Council, Kona, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands


An old and local Tokyo tofu shop

This shop has long been a favourite of mine. Sadly its stunning old sign — which I’ve included at the end — got destroyed in a typhoon several years ago, but even without it remains a truly wonderful looking little place. A fella who lives opposite once told me it has been in business for 100 years or so and supplies some top-class restaurants. While feeding the wealthy, however, it’s still very much a local shop, and the woman in the photos came out of a house a few doors down. Perhaps unsurpri...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink, Tokyo, Tupperware


15 Expert Winter Hiking Tips to Stay Warm & Safe

For many people the hiking season ends when the snow starts to fly. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here in Alberta, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to winter hikes – where the only additional equipment you need is a pair of traction devices or icers. Getting out on a winter hike is a perfect way to improve your mood and perhaps give your mental health a much-needed boost, especially in these trying times. Described below are my top winter hiking tips along with plenty of ideas on w...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Hiking, Canada, Newfoundland, Victoria, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Rosie, Don, Whitehorse, Golden, Johnson Lake, Cedar Lake, Niagara Escarpment


3 major cruise lines are enforcing stricter mask policies amid rising Omicron cases

The Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, is seen moored in the Port of Miami on August 1, 2021.Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases are spiking in the US as the Omicron variant continues to spread. Major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Carnival are now tightening their onboard mask policies. Royal Caribbean and Norwegian recently faced COVID-19 outbreaks aboard their cruise ships. Three major cruise lines are now implementin...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Cruise, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Daniel, Cruise Industry, Omicron, Port of Miami, Brittany Chang, COVID-19


15 Winter Hiking Tips to Stay Warm & Safe

For many people the hiking season ends when the snow starts to fly. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here in Alberta, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to winter hikes – where the only additional equipment you need is a pair of traction devices or icers. Getting out on a winter hike is a perfect way to improve your mood and perhaps give your mental health a much-needed boost, especially in these trying times. Described below are my top winter hiking tips along with plenty of ideas on w...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Hiking, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Victoria, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Ontario, Manitoba, Rosie, Don, Whitehorse, Golden


Nobu, Sydney

Nobu Sydney is one of the most popular and booked out restaurants at Crown Towers Sydney. It has also been one of the more interesting openings at Crown Sydney garnering a range of reviews and opinions. So what is it like and how does it compare to other Nobu restaurants?
Tags: Travel, Nobu, Nobu Sydney, Crown Towers Sydney, Crown Sydney


Mark Hoefling Joins Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. as Vice President of Operations

Williamsburg, VA – Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. (NHG), a leading hotel management company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Hoefling as Vice President of Operations.
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Oil prices plunge as Omicron's rapid spread dims fuel demand outlook | Reuters

Oil prices plunge as Omicron's rapid spread dims fuel demand outlook | Reuters Oil prices slumped on Monday as surging cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Europe and the United States stoked investor worries that new restrictions to combat its spread could dent fuel demand.Brent crude futures fell $2, or 2.7%, to settle at $71.52 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell $2.63, or 3.7%, to settle at $68.23 a barrel.Brent fell to a session low of $69.28 per b...
Tags: Travel, Europe, United States, Houston, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Andrew Lipow, Lipow Oil Associates


Recover 2022! A holistic approach is needed to respond to post-pandemic changes | By Linchi Kwok

The COVID-19 pandemic had no doubt made an unprecedented impact on the hospitality and tourism industry. Yet, some products, such as home-sharing, extended stays, and quick-service restaurants, were able to adapt to the new changes quickly. Hence, they were not affected as much. Others might still need extra time to get back on their feet.
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Delta dropped 10 more routes in back-to-back weeks of service reductions — see the full list

Delta Connection aircraft.Delta Air Line Delta Air Lines is dropping another ten routes in back-to-back network adjustments. The carrier explained the routes have been removed from its schedule as it evaluates restart dates. A majority of the axed routes are service to regional cities, like Freeland, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. Regional markets are becoming a regular casualty of airline network adjustments, with Delta axing a handful of routes in back-to-back weeks.Delta revealed on Dec...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Minneapolis, Senate, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Trends, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington Dc, Delta, Philadelphia, Rochester


Fitch revises #Oman’s outlook to stable from negative on improvements in key metrics

Fitch revises Oman’s outlook to stable from negative on improvements in key metrics Fitch Ratings on Monday revised Oman’s outlook to stable from negative following improvements in key fiscal metrics including government debt/gross domestic product and the budget deficit.The agency also affirmed the sovereign's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at BB-.The BB ratings indicate an elevated vulnerability to default risk, particularly in the event of adverse changes ...
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Chaar: Omicron Poses Short-Term Risk to #UAE Economy - Bloomberg video

Chaar: Omicron Poses Short-Term Risk to UAE Economy - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 infections since late September. Samy Chaar, Chief Economist, Banque Lombard Odier & Cie discusses how despite the Omicron threat to the UAE's economy, the underlying drivers of growth remain firm. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Daybreak, Yousef Gamal El Din, COVID, UAE Economy Bloomberg, Banque Lombard Odier Cie


#Qatar Airways takes Airbus to court over A350 skin flaws | Reuters

Qatar Airways takes Airbus to court over A350 skin flaws | Reuters Qatar Airways said on Monday it had started proceedings in a UK court against European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) in a bid to resolve a dispute over surface damage to A350 passenger jets."We have sadly failed in all our attempts to reach a constructive solution with Airbus in relation to the accelerated surface degradation condition adversely impacting the Airbus A350 aircraft," the Gulf airline said in a statement."Qatar Airwa...
Tags: Travel, UK, Airbus, Gulf, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Airbus AIR PA, Reuters Qatar Airways


IHG Hotels & Resorts shares insights from its Europe Advisory Board on what’s important to Corporate Clients in 2022

Earlier this year, IHG Hotels & Resorts set up a Europe Corporate Advisory Board bringing together key multi-industry players to tackle a series of challenges in business travel and hospitality.
Tags: Travel, IHG Hotels Resorts, IHG Hotels amp, Europe Advisory Board, Europe Corporate Advisory Board


Pathfinder Hospitality Announces Rebrand

Pathfinder Hospitality (previously Pathfinder Development), a 3rd party and owner/operator management company headquartered in Austin, announced today that it has completed a major rebranding. This rebrand was inspired by all of the company growth and changes that have happened over the course of the pandemic and paves the way for the company’s goals in the future. The rebrand includes a new name, logos, and an entire new color scheme.
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The Annual Sale that Hotels Need to Embrace | By Michael J. Goldrich

There’s a vacation marketing opportunity that hoteliers need to be aware of based on traveler apprehension. People don’t typically associate vacations with dread but it’s there with each and everyone, particularly during the holidays—not when the vacation is being planned or even when it’s started, but as the end of it is approaching. The vacationers are somewhere new or sentimental (like the neighborhood where they grew up). Their day-to-day life is on pause. They catch up with what the...
Tags: Travel, National Alliance, Hotels Network, Michael J Goldrich


#Dubai World Trade Centre to set up specialised crypto zone | Reuters

Dubai World Trade Centre to set up specialised crypto zone | Reuters The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) will become a crypto zone and regulator for cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets, the Dubai Media Office said on Monday, part of efforts to attract new business as regional economic competition heats up.The move by the DWTC to create a specialised zone for virtual assets - including digital assets, products, operators and exchanges - is part of a drive by Dubai, one of the United Arab ...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Reuters, Dubai World Trade Centre, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, DWTC, Dubai Media Office, UAE Securities and Commodities Authority, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority DWTCA, Dubai World Trade Centre DWTC


#AbuDhabi IHC acquires majority stake in Al Qudra Holding | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Abu Dhabi IHC acquires majority stake in Al Qudra Holding | ZAWYA MENA Edition Abu Dhabi-based investment company International Holding Co. (IHC) said on Monday it has acquired a majority and controlling stake in Al Qudra Holding, following the completion of merger between Al Qudra and Al Tamouh Investments.The acquisition will enable IHC to broaden its portfolio in the real estate, services, and hospitality area, it said in a statement.Abu Dhabi-based investment holding company, Al Qudra Hold...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, IHC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Qudra, Al Qudra Holding, Syed Basar Shueb, MENA Edition Abu Dhabi, International Holding Co IHC, Abu Dhabi IHC, Al Tamouh Investments, AbuDhabi IHC, Manarah Bay, Barary Ain Al Fayda Development


Citi joins JPMorgan, others in switching to Mon-Fri work week in #UAE | Reuters

Citi joins JPMorgan, others in switching to Mon-Fri work week in UAE | Reuters Citigroup Inc (C.N) is changing to a Saturday-Sunday weekend from the New Year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to an internal note seen by Reuters, becoming the latest international bank in the gulf nation to switch its work week.Citi UAE will move its corporate offices in the country to a Monday to Friday full working days structure, with a two-hour fixed break time in the afternoon on Friday, the note...
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Gary, Indiana is "The Most Miserable City in America" — but don't count it out

This video about how run down Gary, Indiana is begins with a remarkable image: the main road to it from a neighboring suburb has been bricked up. Welcome to The Most Miserable City in America! Formerly the murder capital of the U.S., — Read the rest
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Bar Manager wanted in Ontario, Canada

  Come join the team at the best Whiskey bar in Ontario as a Bar Manager! Job Duties: Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of the BarDetermine type of services to be offered and implement operational proceduresOversee staff trainingEstablish work schedules and monitor staff performanceControl inventory, monitor revenues and modify procedures and pricesResolve customer complaints and ensure health and safety regulations are followedNegotiate arrangements with suppliers for...
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WTS International Acquires Meet Hospitality, Will Expand Services

WTS International, a global provider of hospitality and amenity services for commercial, residential and hotel properties, today announced it has acquired Meet Hospitality Services LLC, which provides design and management services for meeting, conference and amenity centers in New York City.
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48 people test positive for COVID-19 on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that recently returned to Florida

The Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, is seen moored in the Port of Miami on August 1, 2021.Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images 48 passengers and staff recently tested positive for COVID-19 on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The ship returned to Miami on Saturday after a week-long tour of the Caribbean.  There were 7,000 people aboard the cruise ship, which is one of the world's largest. Forty-eight passengers and staff tested positive fo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Nbc, Nbc News, Trends, Getty Images, Miami, Caribbean, Cruise Ships, Royal Caribbean, Daniel, Johnson Johnson, Jake Epstein, Port of Miami


Zaplox and Akia Sign Cooperation Agreement, Adding Communication Platform to High-Demand Mobile Guest App

Zaplox AB (publ), which offers hotels, resorts and casinos a contact-free, digital guest journey for a safe and engaging guest experience, and Akia, a guest engagement platform that reimagines communications for travelers with their cloud-based platform have signed a partnership agreement. The new partnership forms a market-driven alliance that complements and increases the competitiveness of the contactless mobile guest journey while supporting the hotel owner's digitalization journey.
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New Ginger Hotel Being Constructed by All-Woman Team at Santacruz, Mumbai

Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) and Mr Vinayak Deshpande, MD - Tata Projects with the all-woman project execution team at Ginger Hotel site in Santacruz, Mumbai.
Tags: Travel, Puneet Chhatwal, Indian Hotels Company IHCL, Santacruz Mumbai, Vinayak Deshpande, Ginger Hotel


Vatel Spain and Meliá Hotels International Announce a Business Analytics & Hospitality Performance Programme

Vatel Spain, the International School of Hospitality and Tourism, which has been training travel industry executives for more than 40 years, has announced the launch together with Meliá Hotels International of a specialist Business Analytics & Hospitality Performance programme to be led by some of the finest professionals in the hotel and training industry. The programme aims to deliver the knowledge required to allow a comprehensive overview of the hotel business, to enhance awareness of...
Tags: Travel, Meliá Hotels International, Business Analytics, Vatel Spain, Hospitality Performance Programme, International School of Hospitality, Business Analytics Hospitality Performance


Iceland’s volcanic eruption outside Reykjavik officially over

Spectacular lava flow which drew hundred of thousands of tourists goes quite shortly after a record-breaking runAuthorities in Iceland have officially declared the country’s longest volcanic eruption in 50 years over. The spectacle drew hundreds of thousands of tourists to witness its lava flows.“It’s been three months since lava last came out, so this eruption is now considered over,” said Bryndís Ýr Gísladóttir, specialist in natural hazards at the Icelandic Meteorological Institute (IMO). Con...
Tags: Travel, World news, Volcanoes, Iceland, Reykjavik, Icelandic Meteorological Institute IMO Continue


How Do Travel Agents Make Money?

Travel agents can work for a travel agency or work as self-employed travel agents. Either way, travel agents make money by booking segments of travel – such as airline, rental car and/or hotel reservations – for a client or group. You’re not paid until the final payment is made. Travel agents make money by a salary if they work for big travel agencies. Travel agencies may also pay their employees an additional commission or extra pay, based on how much business the travel agent books. Self-empl...
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Most Gulf indexes end lower as Omicron fears grip markets | Reuters

Most Gulf indexes end lower as Omicron fears grip markets | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Monday, with the Abu Dhabi index falling the most, on renewed concerns over the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant.The variant's spread pushed the Netherlands into a lockdown on Sunday and put pressure on others to follow, though the United States seemed set to remain open. read moreIn Abu Dhabi, the index (.ADI) dropped 1.1%, dragged by a 5.3% fall in Emirates Telecomm...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United States, Netherlands, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Gulf Egypt, QNA, DFMGI, Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, Emirates Telecommunications Group Etisalat, Commercial International Bank COMI



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