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GlobalFoundries Invests $4 Billion in Singapore Chipmaking Plant - Bloomberg

GlobalFoundries Invests $4 Billion in Singapore Chipmaking Plant - Bloomberg GlobalFoundries Inc. will build a $4 billion chipmaking plant in Singapore slated to start in 2023, choosing Asia for the site of its latest expansion despite Biden administration calls to bring home semiconductor manufacturing.The U.S.-based company joins rivals from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to Samsung Electronics Co. that are expanding capacity to help address a persistent shortfall of chips for everyt...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Biden, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Dresden Germany, Samsung Electronics Co, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tom Caulfield, Singapore Chipmaking Plant Bloomberg


Land transferred to Native Hawaiians, Delta coronavirus variant detected, Hanabusa rail contract may be illegal, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Interior secretary lauds land transfer to Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The federal government is transferring 80 acres on Oahu, with the potential to provide homesteads for 200 to 400 Native Hawaiian families, to the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Biden administration executives announced Monday. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. Panel To Examine Audit Of Agribusiness Development Corp. The appointed House committee members wil...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Delta, Biden, Ada, Faa, Department Of Transportation, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Hawai, Honolulu, Interior, Oahu


United will not furlough active flight attendants and says it will welcome the 'vast majority' of staff back to work after COVID aid expires

United Airlines employees help a passenger at LaGuardia Airport, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York, N.Y. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer United will welcome the "vast majority" of employees back to work due to travel resurgence. CNBC reported that the airline would not furlough most active flight attendants. "We continue to move closer to full frontline staffing levels," a spokesperson told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines will not furlough active flight...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Airlines, Biden, United, Cnbc, Laguardia Airport, United Airlines, Flight Attendants


U.S. Travel Welcomes U.S.-U.K. Move To Open Travel Corridor

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announcement that President Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson have agreed in advance of the G7 summit to reopen travel between their two countries as soon as possible:
Tags: Travel, Boris Johnson, Biden, U S Travel Association, Roger Dow


U.S. Travel Praises Administration Steps To Reopen Int’l Travel

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the forthcoming announcement that the Biden administration will form “working groups” to determine the path to reopening international travel with Canada, the European Union, Mexico and the United Kingdom:
Tags: Travel, Canada, United Kingdom, Biden, U S Travel Association, Roger Dow, European Union Mexico


Travel Reopening Update: June 2021

Travel Reopening Update: June 2021 Here is your travel reopening update for June 2021. Travel’s Back Baby! European countries are reopening at a rapid pace. And while there are parts of the world still shut off to U.S. travelers (Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, for example), Mexico, Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, and quite a number of other countries have rolled out the welcome mat. And according to this from Wednesday, President Biden and British Prime Minist...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Featured, New Zealand, Johnson, Biden, Travel News, Canada Australia, Caribbean Island, Roaming Boomers Travel Services


The hotel Biden and G7 leaders are meeting in is the worst in the area, TripAdvisor said. Recent building work has enraged guests and environmentalists.

The beach in front of the five-star Carbis Bay Hotel which is set to be the main venue for the upcoming G7 summit. Carbis Bay/Getty Images Tripadvisor reviewers are unhappy with the hotel that G7 leaders are using for their summit. They complained about building work, which has been controversial locally. A leading hotel reviewer questioned the choice, saying it would likely never be included in his guide. See more stories on Insider's business page. The five-star hotel hosting the me...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Britain, News UK, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Raphael, St Ives, Tripadvisor, Biden, G7, Hospitality


Biden’s visit to Tulsa a step toward removing the shame of the past

President Joe Biden, visiting Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday to commemorate the massacre of Black Americans there a century ago, said, “Just because history is silent, it doesn’t mean it did not take place. And while darkness can hide much, it erases nothing.” Will his message elicit a long-elusive sense of hope in this shattered community? As I met with Black Tulsans this week—including the only living survivors of the massacre—I learned such optimism is hard to come by. Among the many churches th...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Unesco, Soccer, Nashville, Biden, Black, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, Heather, Greenwood, Theodore, Faison


Incentives on the way for Hawaii vaccinations, Oahu battles for ag land, opponents renew Thirty Meter Telescope fight, bedbugs, maggots and roaches close establishments, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Gov. David Ige gets vaccinated in this Feb. 22, 2021 courtesy photoHawaii poised to join a growing list of states offering incentives for people to get vaccinated. To help Hawaii get there, the state and local businesses are set to offer up prizes in an effort to motivate people to roll up their sleeves. Specific details are still in the works. Hawaii News Now.Maui Mayor Victorino offers sneak peak of Governor Ige’s Tuesday press conference. Maui Mayor Michael Victorino recommends Maui ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Florida, Hawaii, State Department, Biden, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


European countries will soon accept vaccinated US travelers. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images EU representatives voted Wednesday to allow fully vaccinated US travelers to visit soon. Americans will need to prove they've had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hold on to yo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Greece, Cdc, France, Germany, Boston, Nbc News, US, Trends, Eu, Spain


Top U.S. Travel Leaders Urge White House to Reopen International Travel

Leaders of 23 global travel companies sent a letter to President Biden Tuesday urging greater progress toward reopening international travel—as is successfully happening elsewhere in the world—and warning of dire economic consequences if U.S. borders remain shut.
Tags: Travel, Biden, Reopen International Travel, Top U S Travel Leaders Urge White House


Europe may allow vaccinated US travelers this summer. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger who landed from Prague at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images European countries could accept fully vaccinated US travelers this summer. Americans would need to prove they've had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hol...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Greece, Cdc, France, Germany, Boston, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, European Union


US to restrict travel from India amid COVID outbreak

By Kaitlan Collins | CNN The Biden administration will restrict travel from India starting on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. “On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately,” she said in a statement. “The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in the India.” The administration will issue a 212(f) order res...
Tags: Travel, Politics, News, White House, India, US, Sport, World news, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Airlines, Biden, Jen Psaki, National News, Kaitlan Collins


Hotel Industry Statement On President Biden’s First Joint Address To Congress

The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), on President Biden's first joint address to Congress.
Tags: Travel, Congress, Biden, American Hotel Lodging Association, Chip Rogers


Big HART contract for former chairwoman Hanabusa, Pearl Harbor sub commander removed from duty after suicides, red light cameras coming to Honolulu, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Colleen Hanabusa courtesy photo Colleen Hanabusa, ex-chairwoman of the rail board, gets $924,000 HART contract. Colleen Hanabusa, a former Hawaii congresswoman and former chairwoman of the board that oversees the city’s troubled rail project, was the only bidder on a contract worth $924,000 with the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, which Hanabusa won. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.This Bill Aims To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions But Critics Say It Falls Short. The state evicti...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Biden, Pearl Harbor, Kauai, Maui, Billy, State, Honolulu, Legislature, Hart, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Transportation Department


French Banking Horror Stories

If you speak to almost any U.S. expat living in France, they will invariably have a horror story about dealing with French banks and their draconian banking policies and practices. In fact, I’ve been with some groups of expats, and when banking comes up in the conversation, each person tries to outdo the other with their most outrageous banking story. I, of course, have mine which I will share in a minute. The reason why I am writing this post is because just when I thought I heard the most r...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Events, Paris, Luxembourg, Biden, Trump, Societe Generale, Chase Bank, Green Acres, Luxembourg Gardens, Haney, Richard Nahem, Hooterville, Alan Funt


#Qatar Adds U.S. Lobbying Muscle After Saudi Rift, Trump’s Snub - Bloomberg

Qatar Adds U.S. Lobbying Muscle After Saudi Rift, Trump’s Snub - BloombergQatar is ramping up its lobbying efforts in the U.S., eager to cultivate a closer relationship with the Biden administration and Congress in order to avoid a repeat of 2017, when it was caught off-guard by a Saudi-led boycott in the Persian Gulf.Since January, Qatar has hired seven prominent firms to do lobbying and consulting work in Washington at a combined rate of $186,000 per month, according to Foreign Agent Registrat...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, Qatar, Egypt, House, World Bank, Biden, Persian Gulf, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ballard Partners


Hotels are pulling out of Biden's $87 million contract to house migrants amid political pushback, report says

Central American asylum seekers arrive to a bus station after being released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 26, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images The Biden administration secured an $87 million contract to house migrants at hotels. Some of those hotels have backed out as debates over the border surge continue, Axios reported. The US is experiencing the biggest surge on its southern border in 20 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Four hotels ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Hotels, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, House, Border, Arizona, Hilton, The White House, Biden, Donald Trump


Supreme Court ends pandemic prison release program, Oahu opens vaccinations to age 16+, Legislature approves fines for COVID rule breakers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii Supreme Court ©2021 All Hawaii NewsState Supreme Court concludes COVID-19 inmate release case. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday terminated a case which led to an order requiring the state’s correctional facilities to release certain inmates because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tribune-Herald.U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele Eyes Overdue Hawaii Projects For Biden’s Jobs Plan. Kahele, like other Democrats, has been stumping for Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which aims to upgrade the nation’s p...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, California, Kaiser Permanente, Joe Biden, Hawaii, Biden, Pahoa, Maui, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui County Council


#Saudi and Iranian officials hold talks to patch up relations | Financial Times

Saudi and Iranian officials hold talks to patch up relations | Financial Times Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have been holding direct talks in a bid to repair relations between the two regional rivals, five years after they cut off diplomatic ties, according to three officials briefed on the discussions.  The negotiations, which took place in Baghdad this month, are thought to be the first significant political discussions between the two nations since 2016 and come as Joe Bide...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Joe Biden, Iran, Biden, Yemen, Baghdad, Financial Times, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to #UAE | Reuters

Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to UAE | ReutersU.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has told Congress it is proceeding with more than $23 billion in weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates, including advanced F-35 aircraft, armed drones and other equipment, congressional aides said on Tuesday.A State Department spokesperson said the administration would move forward with the proposed sales to the UAE, “even as we continue reviewing details and consulting wit...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Israel, Joe Biden, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Uae, Gulf, Trump, Reuters, Democratic, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Bahrain Sudan


U.S. Infrastructure Plan Piques $232 Billion Mubadala’s Interest - Bloomberg

U.S. Infrastructure Plan Piques $232 Billion Mubadala’s Interest - BloombergPresident Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure makeover is getting a thumbs up from one of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds.Mubadala Investment Co. considers the U.S. to be “an unbelievable market,” and the opportunities there might prompt Abu Dhabi’s $232 billion wealth fund to commit money toward infrastructure in the country, Chief Executive Officer Khaldoon Al Mubarak said on Monday during a virtual conferen...
Tags: Travel, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Abu Dhabi, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala Investment Co, Interest Bloomberg


Amtrak's $80 billion plan to connect the US is the latest step in a rail revolution but has a glaring omission: high-speed rail

Amtrak's Acela service runs between Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston. Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images Amtrak has unveiled a plan to further connect the US by rail but it doesn't include high-speed rail. New routes will be added and current routes will be upgraded as Amtrak aims to repair its network. Private companies and states have taken up the costly task of building high-speed rail on their own. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans are all-abo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Florida, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, Trains, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco


The federal government will not mandate COVID-19 vaccination passports, White House reiterates

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing on April 6, 2021, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images The White House will not require Americans to carry proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status. "There will be no federal vaccinations database," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. Some states, including Texas and Florida, have banned government-mandated vaccine passports. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Vaccinations, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Passport, Greg Abbott, Centers for Medicare


Delta spent the pandemic earning goodwill from passengers and workers. It might be about to vanish.

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty and PAULO NUNES DOS SANTOS/AFP/Getty Delta Air Lines and CEO Ed Bastian are facing boycotts in response to Georgia's new controversial voter rights law. Bastian initially praised the bill but later came out against its strict measures that limit voting capabilities. Boycotts from Georgia's business community could seriously impact Delta's bottom line. See more stories on Insider's business page. It started wi...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Air Travel, Planes, America, Trends, Crisis Management, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Analysis, Flying, Delta, Aviation


$30M worth of COVID test kits go to waste, Maui church refuses to stop in-person services amid virus cluster, statewide cases continue steady increase, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

COVID-19 test Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash Some $30 million worth of COVID-19 test kits purchased by the state have expired as they sat in storage, despite at least one county request to use them. The state Health Department said it is working to get federal approval for an extension to use the 672,000 kits, but that could be a lengthy process. Hawaii News Now.Despite uptick in new cases, governor says he’s not considering tighter restrictions. He said while people seem to be less ca...
Tags: Travel, Fbi, Hawaii, Biden, King, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Dpp, Hawai, West Hawaii, Oahu, Health Department, Hawaiian Islands, County Council


Cruise Lines Ready to Sail Again

Cruise Lines Ready to Sail Again Are cruise lines ready to sail again in the United States? Name another business, other than cruise lines, that the federal government has forced to remain closed for over a year. There aren’t any. It seems that we are seeing a spike in new Covid-19 cases around the country.  But according to this article from WebMD, those new cases are showing up in younger age groups. And if we consider the mob scene in Miami over spring break, it is pretty easy to understan...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Cdc, Washington, United States, Miami, South Pacific, Biden, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Travel News, CSO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Europe Asia, CLIA, Brea


Travel Industry Urges White House To Set A Timeline To Reopen International Travel

Leaders of the U.S. travel and aviation industry called on the Biden administration Monday to set a May 1 deadline to commit to a plan for reopening the country to inbound international visitation.
Tags: Travel, Biden, Travel Industry Urges White House, Reopen International Travel


Oil Steady With Demand in Focus After Worst Week Since October - Bloomberg

Oil Steady With Demand in Focus After Worst Week Since October - BloombergOil was steady as investors assessed the near-term demand outlook after prices fell the most since October last week.Brent futures rose 0.2% on Monday after falling 6.8% last week. Demand is showing some signs of weakness with the number of unsold April-loading oil cargoes from West Africa piling up. In Europe, new virus restrictions are expanding in France and Italy, while Germany is proposing an extension to lockdown mea...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, France, Germany, Italy, West Africa, Biden, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


The atmosphere is grim at Trump's deserted Washington DC hotel as the MAGA crowd skips town, says report

A view outside Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. one day before the inauguration of Trump on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Noam Galai/WireImage Trump's Washington hotel has suffered a loss of income and interest, a Guardian report says. The hotel is bearing the brunt of the pandemic and the fallout of Trump's election defeat. The former president once dubbed it "one of the great hotels of the world." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President T...
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