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Airbus' flagship single-aisle jet will complete a 4,100-mile transatlantic passenger flight on Wednesday as more airlines downsize long-haul flights

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A321neoLR.Scandinavian Airlines Scandinavian Airlines will fly its Copenhagen to Washington, DC flight on Wednesday using a single-aisle plane.  The 4,100-mile route will be one of the longest ever flown by the aircraft, and the longest scheduled A321neoLR route once officially inaugurated in March.  More airlines are using single-aisle aircraft to lower costs on long-haul routes.  SAS Scandinavian Airlines will become the latest airline to complete a revenu...
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The Christmas Tree

When I arrived in France many moons ago, Christmas trees were not part of Christmas scene as they are so now. The Christmas consumer market had not yet taken off. The French florists had beautiful floral arrangements, but few Christmas trees. They usually had a few dried up pine trees for sale, reminding me of Charlie Brown's Christmas tree, for a small fortune. Given this bit of history I want you to imagine a young woman, nine months pregnant, with a belly bigger than two Santa's bellies put ...
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Our 2021 roundup in hotel marketing, bookings and tech | By Jordan Lillis

It’s been another long year for us all, and a tough one for the hospitality industry. Ups and downs have been weathered, with some periods of success and relief experienced amongst the harder, more worrying times of uncertainty.
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【什么茶叶降血压最好】_怎么喝茶_如何喝茶

血压太高非常容易引起一些病发症,因此,许多 高血压群体都期待自身的血压可以降下去,而挑选适合的茶来降血压毫无疑问是一个非常好的挑选,那麼,究竟哪些荼叶降血压好用呢?网编获知,有四种荼叶的降血压实际效果是很非常好的,讨论一下这四种荼叶各自是啥。 第一、黄菊花茶 实际上,黄菊花自身味儿是非常好的,并且,服食这类花茶的好处也非常多,如果有血压高问题,能够 试着每一次应用三克上下的黄菊花来煮茶,每日泡三次就可以了,自然,你也能够 再加金银花茶和甘草这些一起煎制成茶来服食,在舒肝清目和清热去火层面实际效果很非常好,并且,针对高血压病人来讲,应用它的实际效果也是比较显著的。 第二、莲子心茶 实际上,莲子心指的便是在莲籽正中间存有的那类翠绿色的胎芽,它的味儿是十分苦的,可是,在降血压和软化血管层面实际效果却特别好,因此,服用者能够 每日用适当的莲子心冲调之后服食,每日从早到晚各自服食一次,除开能够 减少血压之外,还能做到许多 人体健康保健实际效果。 第三、决明子茶 决明子茶自身是一种中药材,它有非常好的协助软化血管和血压的实际效果,也是有清肝火和明目地实际效果,常常服食这类荼叶可以协助医治高...
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Sempra Energy (SRE) to Sell 10% Stake in Infrastructure Unit for $1.8 Billion - Bloomberg

Sempra Energy (SRE) to Sell 10% Stake in Infrastructure Unit for $1.8 Billion - Bloomberg Sempra agreed to sell a 10% non-controlling stake in its gas exports and Mexican pipeline unit to a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for about $1.8 billion in cash.The deal implies an enterprise value of $26.5 billion for Sempra Infrastructure Partners, which was created earlier this year through the consolidation of Sempra’s liquefied natural gas business and its Mexican IEnova unit, accordin...
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Reapportionment Commission upending old plans, Green seeks mass vax sites ahead of worsening coronavirus surge, someone's shooting endangered monk seals on Molokai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Rep. Sylvia LukeRep. Sylvia Luke’s District May Be Dissolved To Help Calm The Reapportionment Furor. After some intense lobbying by critics, the state Reapportionment Commission now wants to overhaul the proposed House district maps that might have set up primary election contests between as many as 10 incumbent Democrats. Civil Beat.November hotel occupancy in Hawaii stays below 60%. Occupancy at Hawaii hotels in November was still significantly below the 2019 pre-pandemic level. Star-A...
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Knird, Crows Nest

The COVID grinch strikes again just before Christmas and we were searching for a venue with outdoor seating that we could get together with Queen Viv and Miss America. And that was Knird, a small bar in Crows Nest with an outdoor section and a range of snacks from small to substantial.
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COP26 Shines as Bright Spark for Events in 2021, At Least for Hotels

If there was one eagerly awaited mega-event in the second year of COVID-19, it was COP26 in Glasgow.
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Free Tool to Measure NPS, Price and Product Perceptions for Hotels

We have timed this post to the beginning of the festive season as a gift from us to the industry. Our market research company launched a free NPS and consumer insight survey tool. Open for anyone, no strings attached. Several international hotel brands have already signed up, regardless of whether the system is not specifically for the hospitality industry. We are proud to bring the first entirely free consumer insight system and net promoter score (NPS) to the market with Market Sampler.
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Yasin: #Dubai IPOs Favorably Priced - Bloomberg

Yasin: Dubai IPOs Favorably Priced - Bloomberg Mohammed Ali Yasin, Chief Strategy Officer from Al Dhabi Capital discusses the appeal of new listings on the Dubai exchange for investors and provides his market strategy for MENA and GCC markets. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Kerten Hospitality awarded Most Innovative Lifestyle Hospitality Group 2021

Leading the hospitality industry in the Middle East region, Kerten Hospitality, a mixed-use lifestyle operator, has been awarded a global recognition for its commitment to Innovation, Sustainability and Service excellence in lifestyle hospitality. UK’s Global Brands Magazine, one of the largest brand publications in the world, has awarded the organization Most Innovative Lifestyle Hospitality Group – Middle East 2021. This annual accolade is given to the Group for standing out among the i...
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LBA Hospitality Selected to Manage the Hampton Inn & Suites in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

LBA Hospitality, an Alabama–based hotel management company, today announced that it has recently been awarded the management contract for the Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach/Oceanfront. The oceanfront hotel located at 1801 South Ocean Boulevard is owned by Mission Hill Hospitality of Denver, Colorado.
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Most major Gulf bourses in red on Omicron worries | Reuters

Most major Gulf bourses in red on Omicron worries | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf gave up early gains to end lower on Wednesday due to concerns over surging number of Omicron coronavirus variant cases around the world.Governments globally have tightened social mobility restrictions and made urgent pleas for citizens to get vaccinated as Omicron emerges as the dominant strain of the coronavirus, upending reopening plans that many hoped would herald the start of a post-pandemi...
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Company listings on Tel Aviv bourse jump in 2021 to most in 9 years | Reuters

Company listings on Tel Aviv bourse jump in 2021 to most in 9 years | Reuters The number of companies traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) reached a nine-year high in 2021, while daily turnover was its highest in more than a decade, the bourse said on Wednesday.Some 540 companies are listed on the TASE, 53 of them dual listed in New York and on other exchanges. During the year, 97 companies listed, 55 of them high-tech, for the most annual listings since 1993, the exchange said in a re...
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Oil prices steady as Omicron caution lingers | Reuters

Oil prices steady as Omicron caution lingers | Reuters Oil prices were steady on Wednesday as fears of tight supply were offset by COVID-19 concerns after Singapore suspended quarantine-free travel and Australia renewed its vaccination push due to a surge in Omicron variant cases.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were unchanged at $71.12 a barrel at 1250 GMT after jumping 3.7% on Tuesday.Brent crude futures fell 15 cents, or 0.20%, to $73.83 a barrel after gaining 3.4% in the la...
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Host Hotels & Resorts Acquires The Alida, Savannah

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: HST), the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust (the “Company”), today announced that it has acquired the fee simple interest in The Alida, Savannah, a 173-room boutique hotel, for approximately $103 million in cash.
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Top 7 drink trends in 2022

After years marred by a global public health crisis, many of us are lapping up in-person social gatherings with friends, family and colleagues. Morning catch-ups over coffee, afterwork happy hour at the favorite waterhole or weekend drinks in town had mostly been replaced with coffees-to-go, virtual apéros, or alfresco drinking in winter like in summer. Consumers have become today their own baristas and bartenders, imbibing alone at home or at a distance outside.
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JMBM Represents Prism Hotels & Resorts in Sale to Aimbridge Hospitality

The Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce the successful closing of the sale of our client Prism Hotels & Resorts (prismhotels.com) to Aimbridge Hospitality (aimbridgehospitality.com). Prism specializes in hotel management, resort development management, and management of hotels in receivership and Ambridge is a leading global hospitality company.
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The air cargo boom has airlines from UPS to Air France spending billions on Boeing and Airbus freighter aircraft — and new jets can't come soon enough

A UPS Airlines Boeing 767-300 Freighter.Aviation-images.com/Universal Images Group via Getty Airlines are expecting a boom in air cargo to remain and buying new aircraft to take advantage. UPS Airlines just ordered 19 of Boeing's 767-300 Freighter aircraft to be delivered through 2025. Airbus is landing new orders for its recently launched A350 Freighter that won't fly until late in the decade. Airlines are going on a shopping spree for aircraft on which most travelers will never fly....
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Members Only: Why Hotels From LA to Atlanta Are Opening Private Clubs

Covid redefined the staycation. First, by necessity, pandemic lockdowns encouraged us to turn our homes into resort-like retreats that could offer some of the same pleasures as a getaway at a favorite hotel. Now, as the world opens back up — but farther-flung travel is still unpredictable (if not actually limited) — top-flight American hoteliers are evolving staycations again by creating ways for locals to better enjoy properties that are close to home. Among the most exciting of these de...
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Ornamental [4]

Talk to me of Mendocino Closing my eyes I hear the sea Must I wait, must I follow? Won't you say "Come with me?"   This hand-painted glass ball is from Mendocino on the northern California coast. It was given to us by a friend who loved the place. We visited Mendocino  a few times while we lived in San Francisco. In addition to the dramatic coast, the town is charming, filled with inns and restaurants, and is home to a large community of artists and their galleries. It's worth a visit i...
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London hotel market recovery set to continue despite Omicron setbacks

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the performance of London’s hotels was more encouraging than regional hotels across the UK, according to research from Knight Frank, the leading independent global property consultancy.
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European Hotel Transaction Bulletin - Week Ending 17 December 2021

Starwood REIT to acquire Iberostar Las Dalias, Tenerife, from Iberostar, KSL acquires majority stake in Dutch Group Eden Hotels, from the Dijkstra Family, Hotel Investment Partners agrees JV for Mangia’s six-property portfolio in Italy, Ideal Versicherung acquires stake in Hotel Grand Tirolia, Kitzbühel, Austria, Swiss Life acquires the Axel Hotel, Barcelona from Juan Julià, Arora acquires the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa in the UK from Elite Hotels, Valary Hotels acquires Hilton Leicester...
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DECEMBER 20, 2021 JMBM Represents Prism Hotels & Resorts in Sale to Aimbridge Hospitality

The Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce the successful closing of the sale of our client Prism Hotels & Resorts (prismhotels.com) to Aimbridge Hospitality (aimbridgehospitality.com). Prism specializes in hotel management, resort development management, and management of hotels in receivership and Ambridge is a leading global hospitality company.
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Oil Steadies on Thin Trading and Conflicting Demand Signals - Bloomberg

Oil Steadies on Thin Trading and Conflicting Demand Signals - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for February delivery rose 0.5% to $71.46 a barrel at 10:04 a.m. London timeBrent for February settlement rose 0.3% to $74.23 Oil steadied as investors weighed mixed demand signals and trading volumes thinned moving into the holiday period.Futures in New York traded just below $72 a barrel after rallying on Tuesday with other financial assets. An energy crunch in Europe and an indus...
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#UAE's ADNOC, TAQA in $3.6 bln project to slash offshore carbon footprint | Reuters

UAE's ADNOC, TAQA in $3.6 bln project to slash offshore carbon footprint | Reuters Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) on Wednesday announced a $3.6 billion project to reduce the carbon footprint of ADNOC's offshore production operations by more than 30%.The project will develop and operate a subsea transmission system in the Middle East and North Africa region, replacing existing offshore gas turbine generators with more sustainable power source...
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#Qatar’s World Cup will pay Gulf-wide dividends | Reuters @gfhay

Qatar’s World Cup will pay Gulf-wide dividends | Reuters Qatar’s World Cup has suffered an awful lead-in. Since the tiny emirate successfully pitched for soccer’s quadrennial showcase event in 2010, it has grappled with accusations of corrupt bidding read more and exploiting migrant workers read more . Shifting the competition to November 2022 to avoid Qatar’s unbearable summer has further lowered expectations. Yet the jamboree could still be a success for the region.Back in 2010 Qatar argued ...
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Most Gulf bourses rise despite Omicron concerns | Reuters

Most Gulf bourses rise despite Omicron concerns | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Wednesday, in line with oil prices and Asian shares, despite the surging number of Omicron coronavirus variant cases around the world.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) gained 0.4%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) rising 0.3%, while Saudi Investment Bank (1030.SE) jumped more than 7% after announcing a capital increase by issuing bonus shares.Saudi Investment Bank's board also propo...
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Oil prices steady as Omicron caution lingers amid renewed curbs | Reuters

Oil prices steady as Omicron caution lingers amid renewed curbs | Reuters Oil prices were steady on Wednesday, with market players on the lookout for fuel demand pointers amid COVID-19 concerns after Singapore suspended quarantine-free travel and Australia renewed its vaccination push due to a surge in Omicron variant cases.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 12 cents, or 0.1%, to $71.24 a barrel at 0757 GMT after jumping 3.7% on Tuesday.Brent crude futures rose 1 cent, or 0....
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STR: U.S. hotel performance for November 2021

The U.S. hotel industry reported lower performance than the month prior but better indexed comparisons with 2019, according to November 2021 data from STR.
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