Schatz tests positive for COVID, tests lost, delayed, denied as program falters across the islands, Maui mayor recall effort fails, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in video chatSen. Brian Schatz tests positive for COVID-19. He is the second member of Hawaii’s congressional delegation to contract COVID-19. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Big Island Now.Health Regulators Want Budget Boost Amid Covid, Drinking Water Crises. The Hawaii Department of Health wants taxpayers to fund more than 20 new full-time employees to address long-standing staffing shortages and pay more than $23 million to fix infra...
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Susan Worrel: Shared Stories

After many years of penning this blog, I have come to know many of you and if you have been following me and reading the comments you probably know each other too. During Christmas, many of you shared your home’s Christmas decor which gave us another glimpse of you. I enjoyed that so much that I want to continue putting forth ways for us to connect. If you have a personal story that you would want to share please send it to me at [email protected] ---   Shared Story Number 3   --- A Cautionary...
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U.S. hotel construction ends year down 61,000 rooms from peak

The number of U.S. hotel rooms in construction is down roughly 61,000 from the country’s all-time high achieved in early 2020, according to December 2021 pipeline data from STR.
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Oil Traders Plow Half a Billion Barrels Back Into Crude Market - Bloomberg

Oil Traders Plow Half a Billion Barrels Back Into Crude Market - Bloomberg Money is gushing back into oil. While total holdings in the main oil and fuel futures contracts collapsed late-last year, the first few days of 2022 have seen almost 500,000 contracts added to the oil market. That’s the equivalent of almost half a billion barrels, a sign that the new year has begun with a flurry of liquidity in the crude market. The burgeoning flows underpin a resurgence in Brent crude prices back...
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EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne becomes EHL Hospitality Business School

On the occasion of its 128th anniversary, EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne changes its name and becomes EHL Hospitality Business School. This new name emphasizes the managerial nature of the various hospitality professions for which EHL trains its students, and confirms the academic status and international footprint of the institution.
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Crave Announced as HotelTechAwards 2022 Finalists

Crave achieved 98 out of 100 in the “Best Guest Room Tablet” category and 95 out of 100 in ‘Best Mobile Ordering & Room Service’. Crave scored particularly highly in “ease of use” and “customer service”.
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Niagara Falls Outdoor Skating, Tobogganing and More!

Reading Time:  3 minutes - While we continue to keep each other safe this winter, there are still many opportunities to enjoy the healing power of nature. With so many indoor facilities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Niagara Falls is seeing demand for the outdoor facilities it provides around the city. Fortunately, Niagara Falls is widely considered a natural outdoor playground developed around the parks, numerous trails, riverfronts, conservation areas and the N...
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Viking Cruises’ Newest Ship Float Out in Italy

Good news this week as Viking Cruises announced their newest ship, Viking Neptune, had finally touched the water for the first time.  The Viking Neptune event, nautically known as the “float out,” was accompanied by a celebration to mark a... Read More The post Viking Cruises’ Newest Ship Float Out in Italy appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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How The Hotels Network is Raising the Bar in Hotel Technology | By Juanjo Rodriguez

While 2021 will go down in hospitality history as one of the most challenging years ever faced, it will also be remembered for the exceptional resilience, solidarity and strength shown by the people who make our industry so special, both leaders and workers alike.
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Aramco Oil Pipelines investors miss funding goal with $2.5 bln bond sale | Reuters

Aramco Oil Pipelines investors miss funding goal with $2.5 bln bond sale | Reuters A group of institutional investors that last year took a stake in Saudi Aramco's oil pipelines network sold $2.5 billion in dual-tranche amortising bonds on Thursday, significantly below the amount sought, a bank document showed.Amid turbulent debt markets, final spreads were unchanged from initial guidance, with the deal drawing around $5 billion in orders, according to the document.A separate bank document ...
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Site tells you if you can go to Japan tells you if you can go to Japan or not. At time of publication, you cannot go to Japan. Is Japan open yet? No. Japan is still closed :(18673 new cases today13057 new cases yesterday
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Ocean Safety tips for big wave season in the pandemic

2022 roared into Hawaii under a “Kona low” weather system that darkened skies (and lit them up with lightning) and caused severe flooding in multiple areas throughout the state. For days. But sunny skies have returned, the winds have calmed, and the Aloha State is again enjoying perfect “beach weather”. This is great news for […] The post Ocean Safety tips for big wave season in the pandemic appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Oil's bull run rolls on despite possible China reserves release | Reuters

Oil's bull run rolls on despite possible China reserves release | Reuters Oil futures rose on Friday on course for a fourth weekly gain boosted by supply constraints and a weaker dollar and despite sources saying China is set to release crude reserves around the Lunar New Year. read moreBrent crude futures rose 71 cents, or 0.8%, to near a two-and-a-half month high of $85.18 a barrel at 1430 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude gained 57 cents, or 0.7%, to $82.69.Crude prices turned positiv...
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#Dubai IPO: Moelis Wins Appointment for Salik Toll System Listing - Bloomberg

Dubai IPO: Moelis Wins Appointment for Salik Toll System Listing - Bloomberg Dubai’s road-toll collection system has picked Moelis & Co. as financial adviser for its local stock exchange listing, according to people familiar with the matter.The so-called Salik toll system could add additional banks before the listing, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. It wasn’t clear yet what valuation Salik will seek. The emirate’s deputy ruler in November announced ...
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#Dubai’s DEWA Set to Court Wealth Funds in Pre-IPO Investor Talks - Bloomberg

Dubai’s DEWA Set to Court Wealth Funds in Pre-IPO Investor Talks - Bloomberg Dubai’s main utility will hold its first meetings with select top investors as soon as next week to drum up interest for what will likely be among the city’s largest listings, people familiar with the matter said.Bankers and officials at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority plan to meet investors including sovereign and pension funds, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.The m...
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#UAE markets drop after Fed officials signal March rate hike | Reuters

UAE markets drop after Fed officials signal March rate hike | Reuters Stock markets in the United Arab Emirates ended in the red on Friday, mirroring weakness in Asian peers, as more Fed policymakers signalled they would start to raise U.S. interest rates in March to combat inflation.Dubai's main share index (.DFMGI) fell 0.4% after gains in the previous session, as Emirates NBD Bank (ENBD.DU) shed 1.1% and blue-chip developer Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU) lost 0.8%.Abu Dhabi's index (.FTFADG...
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BCD Travel report explores 8 business travel trends for 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted business travel to refocus its priorities. Leading travel management company BCD Travel identified eight trends that will resonate with travel managers and travelers in 2022 and compiled them in a new report, Business Travel Trends for 2022.
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If you want to eat clean and green, is the future halal? | By Burhan Wazir

When Muslims from India and Pakistan began arriving in the United Kingdom in large numbers in the 1960s, they imported two anxieties common to immigrants: what to eat, and where to pray. The new foreigners, usually men, sought places of worship and a dependable supply of nutrition associated with their homelands. This included ‘halal’ food – meat and poultry killed in accordance with Quranic guidelines derived from the teachings of the prophet Muhammad. In cities such as Leeds and Manches...
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Swire Hotels Introduces Digitalised Guest Services

With our personal digital devices playing an integral role in our daily life, Swire Hotels has introduced carefully designed tech-enabled improvements in its guestrooms and restaurants to make guest experience more seamless and personalised - across all properties in Hong Kong, soon to be extended to properties in the Chinese Mainland and Miami.
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Swiss Chocolate and Culture Tours Give Families and Youth a Sweet Taste of Switzerland in 2022

Swiss Education Academy has curated a set of unique travel and hands-on learning experiences for families and youth this January, July and August with programs showcasing some of Switzerland’s most famous cities, landmarks and culinary traditions—including Switzerland’s world-renown chocolate.
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Commonwealth Hotels Acquires the Aloft Knoxville West, Expanding Operations into Tennessee

Commonwealth Hotels, the affiliated hotel management company focused on managing all the Corporex-owned hotels as well as hotels for third-party companies, announced today the acquisition of the Aloft Knoxville West. The Aloft, a Marriott branded hotel, is the first hotel for Commonwealth in the state of Tennessee.
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Summit Hotel Properties Completes Acquisition of NewcrestImage Portfolio

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) (the "Company" or "Summit") today announced that it has completed an initial closing of the previously announced portfolio acquisition through its existing joint venture with GIC from affiliates of NewcrestImage. The initial closing included 26 of the 27 hotels totaling 3,533 guestrooms, two parking structures, and various financial incentives. The remaining hotel to be acquired is the currently under construction 176-guestroom Canopy by Hilton Ne...
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Hospitality Asset Managers Association (“HAMA”) Announces 2022 Board of Directors

Officials of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (“HAMA”) today announced their new board of directors for 2022.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Waimea Bay

Mahalo to Mara Barnhart for sharing this nice shot for Aloha Friday Photos. Mara took this shot at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu back in April 2021. On the April day that this photo was taken, the bay looks very peaceful without strong waves crashing to the shore. This calm scene is in contrast to the winter surf where waves can reach 30 feet or more and when only the most expert surfers and lifeguards should dip their toes in the water. In fact, we just checked the Hawaii Beach Safety ...
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Tourism Development Fund and Deutsche Hospitality sign exclusive agreement

In the presence of His Excellency Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Development Fund. The Tourism Development Fund (TDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Deutsche Hospitality, the umbrella brand of the German hotel company Steigenberger Hotels AG, to develop and operate Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels projects in Saudi Arabia. The agreement includes the right to exclusively launch the first Steigenberger Porsche ...
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Grab a Desk With a View With amã Stays & Trails

With the lines between work and leisure increasingly blurring as people are confined to their homes, there is a growing demand for private working environs that allow one to balance the two. With the new Work From Your Home offer by amã Stays & Trails, guests can now remotely work from breath-taking destinations while spending quality time with their loved ones including their furry friends, all in the safety of their exclusive amã Stays & Trails bungalows.
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Sonder Holdings Inc. Expands Operations With More Than 25 Newly Opened Buildings in Over a Dozen U.S. Cities

Sonder Holdings Inc. (“Sonder” or the “Company”), a leading next-generation hospitality company that is redefining the guest experience through technology and design, announced today it has added over 25 new buildings across the U.S. to its portfolio in the second half of 2021. The Company’s growth covers over a dozen cities, including top tourist destinations such as New York City, Nashville and Seattle. Sonder’s new locations include both hotel and apartment style spaces – all designed ...
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Check out the single-aisle jets that dominated Airbus and Boeing's deliveries for 2021 as airlines continue to downsize to smaller and more efficient aircraft

Boeing and Airbus.Boeing/Airbus Airbus and Boeing revealed their deliveries for 2021, and Airbus maintained its crown as the world's top planemaker. Single-aisle jets dominated as airlines continue to seek smaller aircraft for the long-haul market. Boeing delivered 263 of its 737 family planes while Airbus delivered 483 A320 family aircraft. Airbus and Boeing have had a rivalry for decades, fighting to be the top planemaker in the world. Boeing and Airbus.Boeing/Airbus Boeing starte...
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Market Recovery Monitor - 8 January 2022

The first week of 2022 (2-8 January) was somewhat typical for a first week in January. U.S. hotel industry occupancy dipped to 45.4%, which was eight percentage points lower than what it was in the comparable week of 2019 but eight percentage points higher than a year ago. In STR’s 23 years of daily performance measurement, this most recent week’s occupancy was among the lowest for the comparable time period—better than what was seen in 2000 and 2011 but worse than most all of the early 2...
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Where hospitality is heading

The current events have undoubtedly taught the industry some valuable lessons, especially in terms of sustainable investments, flexible schemes and innovative solutions. The hospitality industry has recovered and will continue to do so, potentially exceeding historic levels, as it evolves and adapts to emerging trends and guests’ preferences.
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