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Bad behavior, spiraling COVID-19 cases, has Hawaii officials clamping down, rethinking lifting quarantine, may close parks and beaches again, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Kai on Sunday. PC:JW Facebook post Large weekend gatherings cause concern over enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions. Several large gatherings across the state are drawing criticism. KITV4.A surge in COVID-19 cases causes state officials to consider tighter restrictions. Ige also said he might delay the state’s plan to waive on Sept. 1 the 14-day quarantine for transpacific visitors who test negative for the coronavirus. State officials said Monday they’re aiming to step up enforcem...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, Pacific, Big Island, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Daniel, Oahu, U S Navy, East Maui, Hawaii Department of Health


Ontario moves to a Swedish style pandemic response - Shhh don't tell anyone

When Sweden opted to avoid stringent emergency measures many were shocked and surprised.  The Swede's didn't take a completely laissez faire approach, but compared to countries like Canada it sure seemed that way.   Gatherings of more than 50 people were banned, bars and restaurants remained open but patrons had to be seated.  School for younger grades remained open, while students attending high school and up were taught on-line.  Businesses were not forced to close down, but working from h...
Tags: Travel, Sweden, Canada, Ontario, Gordie Canuk, COVID


Hawaii workers, unemployed, hope for federal relief, Green warns COVID-19 uptick could lead to shutdown, candidates gear up for final week before primary election, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Shopping in the COVID era ©2020 All Hawaii News Workers balance the need for a paycheck with the risk of contracting COVID-19. This push and pull is playing out throughout Hawaii, but perhaps nowhere near as poignantly as among Hawaii’s school and hotel workers, who have sought to delay reopenings until they are assured that workers can return to their jobs safely. Star-Advertiser.Thousands of Hawaii residents wait on federal COVID relief package decision. The federal government is still ...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Green, Hawaii, Larry Ellison, PAC, Epa, Kim, OFT, Lanai, Big Island, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, U S Environmental Protection Agency, West Hawaii


GCC corporates to focus on preservation rather than growth: S&P | ZAWYA MENA Edition

GCC corporates to focus on preservation rather than growth: S&P | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The key focus for GCC corporates will be on preservation rather than growth, a recent report by S&P Global Ratings has showed.A sharp drop in oil prices and a negative impact from COVID-19 measures have been weighing on corporates in the region and worldwide. According to S&P, new investments are expected to take a back seat for most sectors, with the key priorities for businesses being cost optimization, manage...
Tags: Travel, GCC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID


Ige vetoes unemployment payments from CARES bill, COVID-19 cases hit another record 124, BOE delays schools opening to Aug. 17, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. Ige removes mask at July 28 press conference. Facebook video. Gov. David Ige vetoes additional unemployment insurance, hoping Congress acts. Gov. David Ige vetoed a spending plan that would have added $100 in state weekly unemployment benefits in the era of COVID-19, hoping that an embattled Congress will continue supplementing state benefits at something close to the current, weekly level of $600 in additional federal aid. Star-Advertiser.Ige uses line-item veto on virus relief bill...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Congress, California, Senate, Office, Hawaii, Boe, Associated Press, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Maui, National Science Foundation, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County


‘Couple of years’ before 5G has any significance in India, says Airtel’s Gopal Vittal

“ We have always maintained that the price of the spectrum on 5G as has been indicated is very expensive and we won’t be able to afford it at those levels,” Bharti Airtel India & South Asia CEO Gopal Vittal told investors on Thursday, adding that 5G is still a nascent technology and ecosystem, and that it would be quite some time before it has any significance in India. “The fundamental issue really is that at these levels of ARPU — 5G offers higher speeds and lower latency. If you have more spe...
Tags: Travel, Verizon, News, Supreme Court, India, Earnings, Airtel, Arpu, Kohli, Jio, Gopal Vittal, Vittal, AGR, IVRS, Badal Bagri, COVID


Record 109 COVID-19 cases has Hawaii officials revisiting restrictions, closing bars, tents, umbrellas may be banned from beaches, House Speaker Saiki faces election challenge, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Green displays infection numbers at July 29, 2020, press conference. Facebook Live. Hawaii sees record 109 new coronavirus cases; active infections total 624 statewide. Hawaii recorded 109 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, marking the highest daily count since the pandemic emerged in the islands in February. Star-Advertiser.After 109 new cases in a single day, state considers reinstating some COVID-19 mandates. Hawaii reported a jaw-dropping 109 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, ...
Tags: Travel, Global, Green, Hawaii, House, Kim, Pacific, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


The Impact of COVID-19 on the South Korea Hotel Industry | By Han Sol Park & Daniel Voellm

HVS has conducted a survey about the COVID-10 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on the South Korea hotel market. The survey is divided in two sections, how the properties in South Korea is reacting in response to drop of overall demands throughout contingency plans and viewpoint of how experts in the hotel operations are recognizing sign of recovery of pandemic as well as their outlook of the market in the future.
Tags: Travel, South Korea, HVS, Daniel Voellm, COVID, Han Sol Park


Survey: Only 37 Percent Of Hotels Have Brought Back At Least Half Of Their Employees

As Congress debates a new round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows that the pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the hotel industry and its employees. Results show nearly nine in ten hotels have been forced to lay off or furlough employees due to COVID-19 and the resulting drop in travel. Four months into the crisis, only 37 percent of survey respondents report that they have been able to bring back at ...
Tags: Travel, Congress, American Hotel Lodging Association AHLA, COVID


Honolulu grocers hit by COVID-19, Young Brothers threatens to stop interisland shipping without 47% rate hike, Kauai park shut down after bad behavior, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coconut climber at Polynesian Cultural Center ©2020 All Hawaii News COVID-19 leads to layoffs at The Polynesian Cultural Center. Approximately 30% of the 260 full-time employee workforce may be reduced by September 26, 2020. Shipper asks for ruling on rates by Aug. 17. Young Brothers says it may be forced to discontinue interisland services and furlough employees if the state Public Utilities Commission does not approve its emergency request for a 47 percent rate hike by Aug. 17. Maui...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Congress, China, Massachusetts, Thailand, Hawaii, Army, Jeff Bezos, Kilauea, Taser, Pacific, DOE, Costco, Natural Resources, Hawaiian Airlines


#Sharjah real estate deals stave off COVID-19 with 4.1% gain | Property – Gulf News

Sharjah real estate deals stave off COVID-19 with 4.1% gain | Property – Gulf News:Sharjah city precincts remain the most popular spots for investors, with 1,030 deals being recorded in these areas over the first six months of 2020.In all, the emirate saw 28,170 transactions, valued at Dh6.2 billion, eking out a 4.1 per cent gain over last year. This came about even as efforts were on in full tilt to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.Sharjah came out with stimulus packages, and that too seems to hav...
Tags: Travel, Sharjah, Gulf News, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID, Abdul Aziz Ahmed Al Shamsi, Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department


Oil prices edge higher as U.S. inventory drop counters demand concerns tied to COVID-19 - Reuters

Oil prices edge higher as U.S. inventory drop counters demand concerns tied to COVID-19 - Reuters:Oil prices climbed on Wednesday after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories was enough to offset concerns about U.S. fuel demand amid record increases in COVID-19 infections in some states.Brent crude futures LCOc1 were up by 18 cents, or 0.4%, at $43.40 a barrel by 0644 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 gained 12 cents, or 0.3%, to $41.16 a barrel.Inventories of crude oil in ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Reuters, American Petroleum Institute, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, U S West Texas Intermediate, COVID


ALT Balaji has subscriber base of 3 million, yearly ARPU of Rs 130

ALT Balaji has a subscriber base of 3 million and a yearly Average Revenue Per User of Rs 130, Balaji Telefilms said in its earnings call for Q4FY20. 1.2 million of these subscriptions were added in the quarter ending March 2020. The company’s annual plan costs Rs 300, so this indicates that most subscribers are currently buying quarterly subscriptions — the company confirmed this, saying that 70% of users on average (about 2.1 million) are quarterly subscribers who pay Rs 100 for three month pa...
Tags: Travel, News, Earnings, Acquisition, Arpu, Company, Balaji Telefilms, ALT Balaji, COVID, Earnings Mar20


Hawaii-Japan travel bubble on the horizon, schools may delay reopening, Honolulu may close bars amid COVID-19 outbreak, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki street scene pre-COVID ©2019 All Hawaii News Travel Bubble With Japan Inches Closer To Reality. Hawaii is among a dozen destinations that received the green light for travel by Japan’s government, but no date is set. Civil Beat.Hawaii is included on Japan’s list of travel sites. Hawaii officials have been working for months on forming a “travel bubble” with Japan that allows for relaxed travel restrictions between the two destinations as a way to help tourism safely start reboundi...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Hawaii, Kim, Kilauea, Chinatown, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Department Of Education, Doh, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Board of Education, West Hawaii


MICE travel may never fully recover from COVID-19

Meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) tourism was one of the first types of tourism to be impacted by the global spread of Covid-19 and it could be one of the last to fully return, according to new research. International business arrivals are projected to fall by 35% in 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Tags: Travel, GlobalData, COVID


COVID-19: Swiggy lays off another 350 employees

Just two months after online food delivery platform Swiggy laid off 1,100 employees owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has now laid off another 350 people, as part of what it called is a “final realignment exercise”. It said that the industry has only recovered to about 50% of its peak, however, this new round of lay offs will also be its final, with no further plans of restructuring, the company said in a statement on July 27. Entrackr first reported the development. Affected employees...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Zomato, Swiggy, Online Food Delivery, Coronavirus, COVID, Ecommerce and COVID-19, July Zomato


How Government Loan Assistance Has Helped Prop Up Hotel Profitability | By David Eisen

The tidal wave of COVID-19 has left many in the hotel industry gasping for air amid choppy financial waters. Luckily, governments across the globe have tossed hotels a much-needed financial floatation device.
Tags: Travel, David Eisen, COVID


Hurricane Douglas dodges Hawaii, Maui mayor calls for inter-island quarantine as Oahu COVID-19 cases spike, polls kind to Ige, Caldwell, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

C-17 aircraft delivers FEMA supplies to Maui Saturday night ahead of Hurricane Douglas. PC: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Hawaii avoids direct hit from Douglas. Star-Advertiser.Douglas quickly moving away from state as stubborn Cat 1 hurricane. All hurricane and tropical storm warnings and watches for the Hawaiian Islands have been dropped as Douglas moves away, sparing the islands of any major damage. Hawaii News Now.=====Gov. David Ige, Mayor Kirk Caldwell beat Trump in handling p...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Fema, San Diego, Donald Trump, Jared, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Douglas, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Hanalei Bay


The Guardian view on a new normal: holidays abroad, quarantine at home | Editorial

Covid-19 is lingering such that the public believes things are getting better, long after they are going wrongAnother day, another sadly predictable U-turn from the government of Boris Johnson. A few weeks ago ministers were encouraging the public to go abroad for their holidays. They did so without a comprehensive airport testing regime for passengers, unlike in many parts of the world. As restrictions have been lifted across Europe, countries have reported rises in Covid-19 cases. People retur...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, Science, Wales, Scotland, Spain, Catalonia, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Air transport, Boris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: transport secretary Grant Shapps to return from Spain amid quarantine row

Death toll rises by seven, lowest daily figure since March; disarray after Spain quarantine imposed; pet cat first animal in UK to test positivePet cat diagnosed with Covid-19 in first UK case of animal infectionNo 10 tells holidaymakers to claim universal credit for quarantineUK-Spain flights and holidays: what are your rights?Earlier lockdown ‘would have saved lives of London bus drivers’Coronavirus: latest global updates 6.16pm BST Grant Shapps told the Sun: pic.twitter.com/PAlFTJb8AuAny ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, London, Animals, Pets, Spain, UK News, Daily Mail, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Grant Shapps, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UK coronavirus live: death toll rises by seven, lowest daily figure since March, as quarantine row continues

Monday’s is lowest daily headline total since before lockdown; disarray after Spain quarantine imposed; pet cat first animal in UK to test positivePet cat diagnosed with Covid-19 in first UK case of animal infectionNo 10 tells holidaymakers to claim universal credit for quarantineUK-Spain flights and holidays: what are your rights?Earlier lockdown ‘would have saved lives of London bus drivers’Coronavirus: latest global updates 5.06pm BST The government has recorded a further seven UK coronav...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, London, Animals, Pets, Spain, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Public Health England, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Murcia, Fco, Sadiq Khan


UK coronavirus live: disarray after Spain quarantine imposed; pet cat first animal in Britain to test positive

Growing concern more travel plans could be thrown into chaos in coming weeks with sudden changes to restrictions Pet cat diagnosed with Covid-19, UK government confirmsUK could impose more ‘handbrake restrictions’ on arrivals beyond SpainUK-Spain flights and holidays: what are your rights?Earlier lockdown ‘would have saved lives of London bus drivers’Coronavirus: latest global updates 1.30pm BST Here is more from the Defra news release about the pet cat testing positive for coronavirus.The p...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, London, Spain, UK News, Britain, Sadiq Khan, Weybridge, APHA, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, SpainUK Spain, Animal and Plant Health Agency APHA


A complete guide to drones in India

In June 2020, the government published draft drone rules, in an effort to frame dedicated legislation around them. Several people from the industry welcomed the move, admitting that the government was finally “identifying” both the presence and importance of the industry. With COVID-19 related lockdowns in the country, we saw several police forces use drones to surveil streets to enforce the lockdown, while some states used drones to spray disinfectants over areas that were the most vulnerable t...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Drones, Zomato, Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala, Amritsar, Delhi Police, Telangana, Varanasi, RTI, FICCI, Medianama, DGCA


Hurricane Douglas advances on Hawaii, state hits record 55 COVID-19 cases, one new death, Board of Education reconsiders Aug. 4 reopening, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. Ige issues emergency proclamation in advance of Hurricane Douglas. Gov. David Ige issued a “pre-landfall emergency proclamation” today as Hawaii prepares for possible impacts from Hurricane Douglas, which is nearing the Central Pacific on a path toward the islands this weekend. Star-Advertiser.Douglas weakens slightly, but remains a major hurricane in the Central Pacific. At 5 a.m. Friday, Douglas was located about 895 miles east-southeast of Hilo, or 1,100 miles east-southeast of Honolulu...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pacific, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Douglas, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Honolulu, Board of Education, West Hawaii, Oahu


MICE tourism may never fully recover from COVID-19 as international business arrivals set to fall by 35.3% in 2020, says GlobalData

Meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) tourism was one of the first types of tourism to be impacted by the global spread of COVID-19 and it could be one of the last to fully return as international business arrivals are projected to fall by 35.3% in 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Tags: Travel, GlobalData, COVID


Risk management cannot be completely data-driven, says Uday Kotak

When it comes to using technology in financial services, there are two black boxes according to Uday Kotak — management of risk, and security. This is why the threat of cyber theft and disruption of traditional banking models by competitors are what Kotak is most concerned about. During a conversation with G. Padmanabhan, the non-executive chairperson of Bank of India, on Thursday, Kotak, the executive vice chairperson and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, said that risk management, howe...
Tags: Travel, News, China, India, Digital, US, Banking, Alibaba, Tencent, Fintech, Blockchain, Competition Commission, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Kotak, Padmanabhan, Uday Kotak


Paytm to launch stockbroking business in 2-3 weeks

Paytm will launch its stockbroking business in the next two to three weeks, Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma announced on Thursday at the Global Fintech Fest. In the brokerage, users “will bring and keep some margin money and control money”. In financial services, Paytm already offers insurance and mutual funds through Paytm Payments Bank, and “hopes to do lending” in future; Paytm Payments Bank is not allowed to lend right now. Since it is a payments bank, there are certain limitation...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Digital, Zomato, Sequoia Capital, UPI, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Sequoia, Paytm, Sharma, Digital Payments, Shekhar, Rajan Anandan, Anandan, NPCI


Not using data will hurt companies, says former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya

Being digital and data-driven is imperative, Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO of Salesforce India and former chairperson of State Bank of India, said at the Global Fintech Fest on Thursday. “Data is very empowering because it gives you lot more insights and as it gives you more insight, it ensure that you have better risk management, it opens up more market segments for you, it tells you how to get more done with less effort, which of the leads are genuine and that are just noise,” she said. “It give...
Tags: Travel, News, Banks, Banking, Salesforce, Fintech, UPI, SBI, Nandan Nilekani, State Bank of India, RAI, Aadhaar, Arundhati Bhattacharya, Bhattacharya, Ocen, COVID


Federal judge strikes down challenge to Hawaii quarantine law, Category 3 Hurricane Douglas approaches islands, Hawaiian airlines flight attendant dies of COVID-19, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Federal courthouse in Honolulu ©2020 All Hawaii News U.S. District Court judge rules against visitor’s challenge to Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine. U.S. District Court Judge Jill Otake has ruled against a South Carolina visitor whose family is challenging Gov. David Ige’s 14-day travel quarantine. Star-Advertiser.South Carolina man’s legal challenge to Hawaii’s traveler quarantine is denied. For a second time, a federal judge has rejected arguments against the state’s mandatory traveler quara...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Boe, Miami, Kim, DOE, South Carolina, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Big Island Candies, Douglas, Maui, Honolulu, U S District Court


Shale’s Bust Shows Basis of Boom: Debt, Debt and Debt: QuickTake - Bloomberg

Shale’s Bust Shows Basis of Boom: Debt, Debt and Debt: QuickTake - Bloomberg:America’s shale boom once looked like one of the century’s great business success stories. Now some of its most iconic names are in bankruptcy court and we’re not done yet. But while Covid-19 and the biggest-ever crude crunch it brought may have been the last straw, the sector’s weaknesses extend back many years, as U.S. oil and gas companies ran up over $300 billion in losses since 2010. Here’s a look at what went wron...
Tags: Travel, America, Bloomberg, Chesapeake Energy Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Haynes Boone, QuickTake Bloomberg, COVID



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