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Hanauma Bay reopens, schools face deep budget cuts, Health Department to scale back contact tracing, Maui dogs sniff out COVID-19, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hanauma Bay snorkeling spot ©2020 All Hawaii News Hanauma Bay Is Reopening — But Capacity Will Be Limited. The county nature park is one of Hawaii’s most popular tourist attractions, but fewer visitors will be allowed in, face masks will be mandatory and nonresidents will pay more in fees. Civil Beat.Hanauma Bay Reopening Today Under City Guidelines. Prior to the shutdown, as many as 3,000 residents and tourists entered the marine sanctuary daily. Hawaii Public Radio.City reopens Hanauma ...
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Delta is launching a new passengers contact-tracing initiative as new lockdowns ruin the airline's plans to stop burning through cash

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 XWB. viper-zero / Delta Air Lines is introducing a voluntary contact tracing program for international arrivals to the US. Passengers will be asked for their full name, email address, contact numbers, and address in the US to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CEO Ed Bastian announced in the same memo that the airline will not achieve its goal of daily losses of $10 million for the fourth quarter and will fall short...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Navy, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, Rome, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Pfizer

ITB Berlin and IPK International: High travel satisfaction in summer despite COVID-19

ITB Berlin publishes new results of the second COVID-19 study of IPK international - Germans were very satisfied with their outbound travel experiences in times of Corona - Increase in travel intentions abroad for the next 12 months - Travel security remains a central topic
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#Saudi shares fall on weak oil; set for weekly loss | Reuters

Saudi shares fall on weak oil; set for weekly loss | Reuters Saudi shares eased in early trade on Thursday and were set for a weekly loss, tracking weaker oil prices, while other Gulf markets rode on euphoria around encouraging coronavirus vaccine developments.Oil prices fell as producers including Saudi Arabia and Russia locked horns over the need to extend record production cuts set in place in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. [O/R]The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, Britain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC, Qatar National Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar

Public schools lose enrollment, predators target girl on school-issued laptop, Schatz pushes Ige for COVID-19 plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii public school in COVID-19 era PC:Department of Education Hawaii Public Schools Keep Losing Students Amid Coronavirus Concerns. Latest figures show Hawaii’s public school lost 1,023 more students in the first quarter as overall enrollment plunged nearly 3% compared with last year. Civil Beat.Oahu mom says online predators connected with her daughter through school-issued laptop. An Oahu mother has a warning for other parents after she says her 13-year-old was being groomed by a pair...
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The CDC says Americans shouldn't travel for the holidays. Knowing they will anyway, the agency suggests 2 COVID-19 tests.

Health care worker Elizabeth Cameros, right, administers a deep nasal coronavirus test to traveler Wade Hopkins at a COVID-19 testing station at LAX on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC says the safest way to celebrate winter holidays this year is at home. But if you do plan to travel, the CDC recommends getting tested twice, once before and once after, and restricting your outings to only those most essentia...
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#Saudi ends lower on weak oil, others gain on UK vaccine nod | Reuters

Saudi ends lower on weak oil, others gain on UK vaccine nod | Reuters Saudi shares retreated for a second straight session on Wednesday, tracking weaker oil prices, while some markets cheered Britain’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which raised hopes of a faster-than-expected global economic recovery.Britain became the West’s first country to formally endorse a jab it said should reach the most vulnerable people early next week.However, oil prices slipped as the market awaited a pact fr...
Tags: Travel, UK, Opec, Qatar, West, Britain, United States, Dubai, Pfizer, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Reuters, Riyad Bank, Qatar National Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Rugby ace Quinlan throws weight behind bid to save Ballykisteen

Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel near Limerick Junction in Co Tipperary Former Munster and Ireland rugby star Alan Quinlan has thrown his weight behind a local campaign to save Tipperary gem Ballykisteen Golf Club from being sold as farmland.The Tipperary native (46) is saddened that the course next to Limerick Junction has been put on the marke...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Mike Lynch, Quinlan, Des Smyth, Ballykisteen, Arthur Pierse, Limerick Junction, COVID, Great National Hotel Group, Alan Quinlan, Ann Quane

Microsoft anonymises productivity tracking feature on Office after privacy concerns

Microsoft had announced a feature for its enterprise Office productivity suite that would let employers check how much time each month employees were spending on Microsoft productivity tools like Word and Excel, but later took steps to hide employee names in these statistics. While Microsoft reportedly told Forbes that the feature, called Productivity Score, was only intended to let IT support staff in companies help employees with trouble in using these applications, concerns mounted that this ...
Tags: Travel, News, Microsoft, Privacy, Office, Office 365, Zoom, Forbes, Spataro, COVID

Honolulu ex-police chief, deputy prosecutor sentenced in corruption scandal, House committee seeks looser travel rules, HPD chief vows to discipline CARES OT abusers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

File footage of Katherine and Louis Kealoha PC:Hawaii News Now Honolulu’s former law enforcement power couple learned their punishments in federal court Monday: seven years in federal prison for disgraced Police Chief Louis Kealoha and 13 years for his estranged wife, former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha. The Kealohas and two Honolulu Police Department officers were convicted in June 2019 following an elaborate but botched effort for the Kealohas to steal the proceeds from a reverse...
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What a COVID-19 Vaccine Means for the Travel Industry

The travel industry around the world has had to adapt to accommodate the implications of... The post What a COVID-19 Vaccine Means for the Travel Industry appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Marketing Coach.
Tags: Travel, Seo, Vaccine, Travel Industry, Guest Article, COVID-19, COVID

How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner being loaded with cargo. United Airlines United Airlines flew the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Pfizer vaccine is uniquely difficult to transport as it has strict below-freezing temperature requirements that require the use of dry ice, a dangerous good to transport in the aviation industry. United and the Federal Aviation Administration worked to alleviate the dry ice restrictions ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, China, Planes, US, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Pfizer, Vaccine, Faa, Boeing

Facebook’s self-styled ‘oversight’ board selects first cases, most dealing with hate speech

A Facebook -funded body that the tech giant set up to distance itself from tricky and potentially reputation-damaging content moderation decisions has announced the first bundle of cases it will consider. In a press release on its website the Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) says it sifted through more than 20,000 submissions before settling on six cases — one of which was referred to it directly by Facebook. The six cases it’s chosen to start with are: Facebook submission: 2020-006-FB-FBR A c...
Tags: Travel, Social, Facebook, France, China, Germany, US, Eu, Netherlands, Brazil, Hate Speech, Board, Baku Azerbaijan, Baku, Eastern Standard Time, Joseph Goebbels

How To Enjoy Life During COVID And Stay Strong

How to redesign life during COVID The past 10 months have been challenging us with a huge impact on all domains of life, from health to family and social relationships to a working environment with devastating economic repercussions.

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The Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline, excluding China, remains steady year-over-year

According to the recent Asia Pacific, excluding China, Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), Asia Pacific's total construction pipeline, excluding China, remained steady year-over-year (YOY) to end the third quarter of 2020 at 1,820 projects/385,194 rooms, up 2% by projects and down slightly by 1% by rooms YOY. While coronavirus cases surge again across Europe and the United States, the Asia Pacific region has been one of the few regions of the world to ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, United States, Asia Pacific, COVID

Oil ticks up as OPEC, allies delay output deal meeting | Reuters

Oil ticks up as OPEC, allies delay output deal meeting | Reuters Oil prices ticked up on Tuesday, with early European trading erasing earlier losses, as all eyes were on talks between OPEC and its allies who postponed a formal meeting to decide whether to increase output from next month.Brent crude was up 31 cents at $48.19 a barrel by 0847 GMT. West Texas Intermediate was up 28 cents at $45.62.Both contracts surged around 27% in November after COVID-19 vaccine developments raised hopes of an ec...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID

Furloughs, layoffs loom for Hawaii government workers, Kauai reinstates 14-day quarantine, Supreme Court blocks police union attempt to keep discipline records secret, Kealohas to be sentenced today, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Merrie Monarch event pre-COVID ©2020 All Hawaii NewsNext Year's Merrie Monarch Festival Is On But With No Live Audience. Organizers of the Merrie Monarch Festival announced there will be no live audience for the annual hula competition next year. Tickets to the spring event usually go on sale around Dec. 1, but the sales have been canceled. Instead, organizers and sponsors are exploring other options given the ongoing pandemic. Hawaii Public Radio.Merrie Monarch 2021 Will Have No L...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Alaska, Hawaii, Associated Press, Lima, Cabinet, Berger, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Princeville, Katherine

Americans say they feel increasingly unsafe flying as new coronavirus cases continue to spike

Passengers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Only 22% of Americans in a new survey said they feel comfortable travelling right now.  It's the lowest number UBS' weekly survey has found since July.  Still, US airports saw their busiest days since March over Thanksgiving as many Americans ignored warnings not to travel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Americans are growing increasingly hesitant about flying on planes, even as ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Trends, Ubs, Tsa, Pfizer, The New York Times, Centers for Disease Control, Moderna, Graham Rapier, Coronavirus, COVID, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport DANIEL

Millennials Really Do Intend to Buy Cars. Thank the Pandemic.

  Forget all you’ve heard about Millennials (24-39 years old) and their disdain for automobiles. COVID-19 has changed that, as 31 percent of those without a car intend to buy one in the next six months, and 45 percent of them are Millennials. EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, and consulting services, and […] The post Millennials Really Do Intend to Buy Cars. Thank the Pandemic. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Kerala govt sets up new committee to analyse report by a previous committee on the Sprinklr deal

The Kerala government has formed a new three-member committee to study a report prepared by a previous committee on the issues related to engaging data analytics firm Sprinklr for COVID-19 containment exercises, the government said in an last week. However, the report prepared by the previous committee is yet to be made public. Researcher Arun PS first tweeted about the latest government order. US-based Sprinklr, founded by a Malayali expatriate, was at the heart of a privacy-related furore wh...
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Will Talks of Vaccine Contribute to Higher RevPAR for Hotels? | By Korosh Farazad

The breaking news on the successful trails of COVID-19 vaccine has boosted hotel companies' stock price and valuations. However, hotel owners still need to focus on cash reserves in this unprecedented pandemic crisis.
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Gearing Up for a Heated Holiday Getaway Season | By Larry Mogelonsky

While drive market couple and family retreats have dominated the summer of COVID-19, new challenges will present themselves as the weather cools. But we may still realize brisk business for the forthcoming holiday season.
Tags: Travel, Larry Mogelonsky, COVID

UN Internet Governance Forum: ‘Pandemic fuelling digital economies, but also increasing digital divides’

Two kinds of businesses are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. One, businesses that are connected to the internet but don’t know how to navigate the digital market; two, businesses that don’t have good internet connectivity. Speakers at the 15th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2020, backed by the United Nations (UN), deliberated on how the pandemic has affected the growth of digital economies and what governments need to do to promote inclusivity. The pandemic has forced many small bu...
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13% of travelers to Hawaii test positive for COVID-19, Kauai seeks to opt out of Safe Travels program, Honolulu limits Thanksgiving parties to 5 people, unemployment tax expected to triple, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Travelers get screened at Honolulu airport PC:state of HawaiiTravelers testing positive up fourfold in November. Travel-related COVID-19 cases in Hawaii have more than quadrupled since the state began allowing nonessential travel in October, according to new data released by the state Department of Health. State health officials said Tuesday that 13% of travelers to Hawaii tested positive for COVID-19 in November, up from 3% in October, even though the total number of COVID-19 cases in g...
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How hotel sales teams can do more with less during times of change | By Ryan Hamilton

Few have felt the impacts of COVID-19 more than the hotel industry. Fortunately, however, recovery seems to be on the horizon. Recently, U.S. hotel weekly occupancy hit 50% for the second time since the pandemic's low point, according to STR's latest data.
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Phocuswright: Travel Not Expected to Fully Recover from Covid-19 Before 2025

Travel will begin to pick up in 2021 but the sector is not expected to fully recover from the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis before 2025, according to a study of global tourism industry research company Phocuswright.
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Thailand’s hotel profits continue to tumble as neighbours start to recover

As new data reveals the continuing impact of COVID-19, top speakers head to the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit from 1-2 December 2020 to tackle the industry's biggest issues at South East Asia Hotel Investors' Summit 2020
Tags: Travel, Thailand, South East Asia, COVID, Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit boss on why Brussels is hampering Europe's tech ambitions

It would be easy to assume that 2020 couldn't get much worse for Glenn Fogel. In February, the boss of Booking Holdings was already scrambling to keep up with waves of cancellations. Millions were pulling their travel plans over fears of Covid-19, and the sector was bracing for a severe downturn as holidaymakers were told they would need to self-isolate. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Brussels, Glenn Fogel, Booking Holdings, COVID

Dusit International Announces Sustainable Business Initiatives

Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, has announced its plans to counter the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on its core business by introducing three new strategic pillars - Collaboration, Integration, and Contribution - which will align its efforts to drive revenue, deliver social value, and meet the shifting demands of consumers in the new normal.
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HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Feasibility Study will Become Critical in the COVID era | By Mandeep S Lamba

COVID-19 has dramatically changed every aspect of life as we knew it, including the way we conduct our business. Though demand will be subdued for the near to medium term, we expect the industry to regain its 2019 glory in the next 2-3 years, making this an opportune time to invest in hotels. However, with the rapidly evolving consumer behaviour and demand fundamentals, it is imperative for investors to be more cautious and meticulous while evaluating their investment decisions, which mak...
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