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First Lady Jill Biden to arrive Saturday, distance learning to remain an option at some public schools, unemployment office sets September in-person opening, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Jill BidenFirst Lady Jill Biden to arrive in Honolulu Saturday, will visit vaccination clinic. First Lady Jill Biden will lead the U.S. delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo on Friday and on Saturday dedicate a room in the Chief of Mission Residence to the late Irene Hirano Inouye and Sen. Daniel K. Inouye before traveling to Honolulu Saturday and Sunday to visit a vaccination clinic at an unidentified high school, the White House said today. Star-Advertiser.Department of Educa...
Tags: Travel, Senate, White House, City, Hawaii, Tokyo, North, Las Vegas, Chinatown, Oceania, Big Island, Maui, Department Of Education, Honolulu, Oahu, Kihei

Ascott Achieves Over 40% Y-O-Y Unit Growth Globally Boosted By Record Signings In Vietnam

CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has secured over 8,300 units across more than 30 properties in the first seven months of 2021, achieving over 40% year-on-year (y-o-y) growth compared to the same period in 2020. This builds on Ascott’s fourth consecutive year of record growth despite COVID-19, delivering approximately 20% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2017. At S$20–25 million of fees to be earned for every 10,000 stabilised serviced ...
Tags: Travel, Vietnam, Cagr, Ascott Limited Ascott, Ascott, COVID

Oil rises but COVID-19, supply concerns cloud outlook | Reuters

Oil rises but COVID-19, supply concerns cloud outlook | Reuters Oil prices stabilised on Tuesday after slumping around 7% in the previous session amid a broader market retreat led by concerns about rising COVID-19 infections, which came just as producers inked a new supply deal.Brent crude gained 70 cents, or 1%, to $69.32 a barrel by 0651 GMT. The U.S. crude contract for August delivery, which expires later on Tuesday, was up 86 cents, or 1.3%, at $67.28 a barrel. U.S. crude for September del...
Tags: Travel, Delta, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ING Economics, COVID

Oil piles on losses following OPEC+ deal to boost supply, rising COVID cases | Reuters

Oil piles on losses following OPEC+ deal to boost supply, rising COVID cases | Reuters Oil slumped $5 a barrel on Monday, closing out its worst day since March, after an OPEC+ agreement to boost output stoked fears of a surplus just as rising COVID-19 infections once again threaten demand.Crude oil's year-long recovery has stalled out over the last two weeks due to the prospect of new supply undermining the case for higher prices. With the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading worldwide -...
Tags: Travel, India, Opec, Chicago, United States, Delta, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn, Price Futures Group, COVID

Oil slumps 6% amid OPEC+ deal to boost supply, rising COVID cases | Reuters

Oil slumps 6% amid OPEC+ deal to boost supply, rising COVID cases | Reuters Oil prices plunged more than $4 a barrel on Monday, headed for its worst day since March, after OPEC+ agreed to boost output, stoking fears of a surplus as rising COVID-19 infections in many countries threaten demand.Crude oil's year-long surge has been sputtering for most of the last two weeks with the prospect of new supply undermining the case for higher prices. With the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading, f...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID

Eviction moratorium to expire, free meals for all public school students, military reviewing exercises after whale deaths, highest COVID case count since January, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Apartment buildings seen from the Ala Wai ©2021 All Hawaii NewsEviction moratorium in Hawaii to end Aug. 6. A moratorium on evictions that Gov. David Ige imposed in April 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began strangling Hawaii’s tourism-based economy will be lifted Aug. 6, paving the way for renters and landlords to tap into federal rental assistance and free mediation serv­ices on all islands intended to make landlords whole and keep families in their homes. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Heral...
Tags: Travel, White House, Hawaii, Road, Pacific, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Board of Education, Oahu, U S Navy, Perry Mason, Hawaiian Islands

Norwegian Cruise Line sues Florida over ban on Covid vaccine passports

• State law forbids asking passengers to prove their vaccine status• Lawsuit is ‘last resort’ as company considers leaving FloridaA cruise ship company has filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida surgeon general, over a state law that prohibits companies from asking or requiring customers and employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Related: As Covid cases rise in Florida, Governor DeSantis digs at Fauci with merchandise Continue reading...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Florida, US news, Fauci, DeSantis, COVID

Quick Study: An International Reckoning of Economic Losses from COVID-19 to the Arts

For this episode of the NEA podcast Quick Study, I discuss UNESCO’s report, Cultural and Creative Industries in the Face of COVID-19: An Economic Impact Outlook. The full report is available here. A transcript of the podcast is at the NEA’s website. Click here for the most recent episode of Quick Study.
Tags: Art, Unesco, Creative Industries, Nea, Ajblogs, COVID

Norwegian cruise company sues Florida over ban on Covid vaccine passports

• State law forbids asking passengers to prove their vaccine status• Lawsuit is ‘last resort’ as company considers leaving FloridaA Norwegian cruise ship company has filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida surgeon general, over a state law that prohibits companies from asking or requiring customers and employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Related: As Covid cases rise in Florida, Governor DeSantis digs at Fauci with merchandise Continue reading...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Florida, US news, Fauci, DeSantis, COVID

Duetto Report: How To Revenue Manage Your Hotel’s Return to Market

Hotels around the world are facing the unique situation of opening or ramping up business after COVID-19 closure. This is not a traditional ‘soft’ or ‘grand’ opening. There is little to no sense of celebration. Yet there should be.
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Mews Expands Leadership Team with Appointment of Blynn Buckley as Chief Customer Officer

AMSTERDAM & NEW YORK --- 13 JULY 2021 – Mews, the leading cloud-based property management system, has underscored its commitment to its customers with the appointment of Blynn Buckley as Chief Customer Officer. Buckley’s appointment will help guide the company’s vision and mission to become the property management system of choice for hoteliers, ensuring owners, operators and general managers can deliver remarkable guest experiences for everyone that crosses their threshold. “Mews’ growth...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Cloudera, Buckley, COVID, Blynn Buckley, Richard Valtr Founder of Mews, Blynn, Artesian Network WebEx, Nextel For Mews Buckley

Hawaii travel news: US vaccine exception starts today + Win a trip to Hawaii Food & Wine Festival + More!

* Starting today, July 8th, travelers who have been fully vaccinated in the U.S. may bypass both Hawaii’s COVID quarantine and pre-travel testing requirements. Per, “Beginning July 8, any traveler who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States or U.S. Territories will be eligible for the quarantine exception. This means two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of Johnson and Johnson plus 15 days after the last dose.” Additionally, traveler...
Tags: Travel, US, United States, Hawaii, Pfizer, Johnson, Orlando, Big Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kona, Waikiki Beach, Kapaa Kauai, Flight Deals & Airline News, Giveaways & Sweepstakes, General Hawaii, Coco Palms

Hawaii opens its gates to travelers, Health Department whistleblower sues state, Kauai water rights case heads to Supreme Court, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Safe Travels Special Projects Administrator Sherilyn Kajiwara Fully Vaccinated US Travelers Can Bypass Quarantine, Testing Requirements. Fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and its territories can bypass quarantine and COVID-19 testing if they possess one of three federally recognized vaccination documents. Hawaii Public Radio. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Tribune-Herald. State leaders question need to market Hawaii as vaccination exemption adds to a travel surge. The leaders of the state...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Senate, US, Hawaii, House, Taser, Ada, Council, HHSC, Chinatown, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Health Department

IMF’s Technical Help in #Oman Will Unlikely Result in Aid Package - Bloomberg

IMF’s Technical Help in Oman Will Unlikely Result in Aid Package - Bloomberg The International Monetary Fund’s technical assistance for Oman doesn’t come with conditions and isn’t going to lead to any financial assistance, its mission chief to the Gulf country said.“The medium-term fiscal plan is not a plan with the IMF, it is the authorities’ own plan,” Daniel Kanda told Bloomberg in an interview late Wednesday. “It was pretty much completed by the time we got into the picture, it’s not somet...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Oman, International Monetary Fund, Imf, Gulf, Kanda, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID, Daniel Kanda

Higher Oil Prices Aren’t Enough for #Bahrain, Gulf’s Weakest Link - Bloomberg

Higher Oil Prices Aren’t Enough for Bahrain, Gulf’s Weakest Link - Bloomberg While most Persian Gulf countries replenish spent coffers with profits from rising oil prices, the region’s smallest economy is still in bailout territory.Bahrain needs crude prices above $88 a barrel to balance its budget this year, according to the International Monetary Fund, the highest breakeven price in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council and far above current levels around $75. It’s preparing to tap interna...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Oman, International Monetary Fund, Bahrain, Imf, Gulf, Gulf Cooperation Council, Persian Gulf, Finance Ministry, Oxford Economics, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bahrain Gulf

Special fast lane planned for vaccinated arrivals at London’s biggest airport

Passengers in face masks arrive at London's Heathrow Airport on December 22, 2020. Joseph Okpako/Getty London's Heathrow airport said vaccinated travelers will be fast-tracked at the border. The airport said it would trial the lanes for some British Airways and Virgin Atlantic passengers. See more stories on Insider's business page. London's busiest airport plans to fast-track passengers who have been fully vaccinated.Heathrow Airport said it would begin using special lane...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, UK, New York, London, Africa, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Heathrow, Athens, Airplane, Heathrow Airport, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic

Imperfection Perfection

  A year ago today I was leaving California after being there for over five months. I went to  California because my brother was seriously ill. Meanwhile, Covid was creating a new passage for everyone. My time at home was an extended gift, not perfect but perfect. A year since I have seen my family it feels so odd yet familiar. So much more happened this year than I ever dared imagine.   This shattered pitcher I bought the other day at the brocante. It is from the 1700s and many many moons ago ...
Tags: Travel, California, Foley, French la Vie, COVID

Horseback Riding in Banff: Trail Riders Experience

Horseback riding is not really my thing. I’ve been petrified of horses since my horse-crazy mother put me on a pony when I was five. And it’s not for lack of trying. I have been on trail rides all over Canada – from PEI to Ontario and Alberta. I even gamely hopped on a horse in Costa Rica and splashed through rivers and held on for dear life as we climbed up and down muddy mountains for literally hours. But despite all my time on a horse, I remain unskilled and know any horse I ride smells my fe...
Tags: Travel, California, America, Canada, Maine, Nice, Costa Rica, Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Ontario, Josh, Pei, Fairmont Banff Springs, Leigh, Sundance Lodge

UK Covid live: rules on mask wearing, social distancing and working from home in England set to end, PM says

Latest updates: legal restrictions in England set to end on 19 July, says Boris Johnson; UK reports 27,334 new cases and nine new Covid-linked deathsBoris Johnson says most Covid rules likely to end in England on 19 JulyMinisters accused of causing confusion over face masks in EnglandSurging Covid and unlocking: does England risk being a variant factory?Masks should remain compulsory on public transport, say mayorsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.24pm BST Q: You have said more people wil...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Green Party, Johnson, Dominic Cummings, JCVI, Coronavirus, COVID

#UAE Business Conditions Improve at Slower Pace; Employment Rises - Bloomberg

UAE Business Conditions Improve at Slower Pace; Employment Rises - Bloomberg Business conditions in the United Arab Emirates improved at a slightly weaker rate last month as coronavirus-linked measures and flight cancellations slowed gains in the Middle East’s business and travel hub.Non-oil business activity in the Persian Gulf nation inched down to the lowest in four months, IHS Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index showed on Monday. There was a sharp drop in foreign sales as businesses report...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Persian Gulf, David Owen, Bloomberg Business, PMI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IHS Markit, COVID, Employment Rises Bloomberg, IHS Markit The U S

Restoring Canadian Democracy - Are we winning or losing?

Are we winning or losing? I just saw a post on Facebook from a friend in British Columbia, a simple proclomation of": "WE WON"!!! I was wondering if the Canadiens had managed a win against Tampa, or if it was a personal victory against a lockdown ticket. From the comments I'm inferring that it's in reference to BC lifting the so called 'state of emergency' and ending things like masking mandates. Other parts of the country like where I am of course, we're still living with draconian and...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Religion, Canada, British Columbia, Tampa, Ontario, Trump, Trudeau, Canadiens, Barbara Yaffe, Toole, North Star, Louis Pasteur, Karls, Gordie Canuk

Hawaii governor defends most restrictive COVID regulations in the nation, gas tops $4 a gallon, firearms bills signed into law, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kilauea volcano ©2021 All Hawaii NewsGov. David Ige defends most restrictive COVID regulations in U.S. Gov. David Ige on Thursday defended Hawaii’s COVID-19 rules, the most restrictive in the nation, saying that the Delta variant continues to spread among those who are not vaccinated and that he worries about a repeat of a Fourth of July 2020 spike in COVID-19 cases. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now. Hawaiʻi Gas Prices Climb Over $4 Per Gallon Heading into July 4th Holida...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Democrats, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pacific Ocean, Department Of Transportation, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, Oahu, Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaiian Islands

Lots Of Travelers Expected This Fourth Of July

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Tags: Travel, News, California, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, America, Joe Biden, West, Nashville, Newark, West Coast, Biden, AAA, South Carolina, Transportation Security Administration

Covid tourism freeze could cost global economy $4tn by year end

Turkey, Ecuador and South Africa will be among hardest hit as pandemic-related losses reach $2.4tn, says UN reportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe cost to the global economy of the tourism freeze caused by Covid-19 could reach $4tn (£2.9tn) by the end of this year, a UN body has said, with the varying pace of vaccine rollouts expected to cost developing nations and tourist centres particularly dear.Nations including Turkey and Ecuador will be among the hardest hit ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Africa, Americas, Spain, Travel & leisure, World news, Turkey, South Africa, United Nations, Portugal, Un, Ecuador, Spain Greece, Coronavirus

Distance learning discontinued for Hawaii schoolchildren, Maui mayor seeks fewer tourists, Amazon buys Oahu property, harbor tax increase will hit consumers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto Limited distance-learning options next fall for public school students. There will be no full distance-learning option for Hawaii public school students when classes begin Aug. 3, although schools may be able to accommodate requests from high-risk families on an individual case basis. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Outgoing DOE Superintendent Plans To Stay In Hawaii. Christina Kishimoto, the outgoing superintendent of Hawaii Department of Educa...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Florida, Hawaii, Healthcare, Natural Resources, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Hart, Wildlife Service, Oahu, Maui Maui, Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii businesses struggle to accommodate tourism wave, Tui to head teachers' union, 3 vie for Maui House seat, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki at night ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii businesses, tourists struggle with pandemic-induced changes. Overall visitor satisfaction during the pandemic is trending downward as more arrive in the islands, according to the Visitor COVID-19 study, an online survey conducted in June for the Hawaii Tourism Authority by Anthology Group. Star-Advertiser.Osa Tui Jr., the new head of Hawaii teachers’ union, has different approach. Corey Rosenlee, the outgoing president of the teachers’ union, ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Delta, Road, Ada, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, Peace Corps, Maui County Council

Hawaii to lift restrictions for vaccinated U.S. travelers, local sentiment against tourists worsens, Ige signs electric vehicle legislation, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Locals Mostly T-shirt in Hilo June 17, 2021 ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii resident sentiment toward tourism worsens, but majority believe issues are worth it. Only 53% of respondents said tourism has brought more benefits than problems in the 2021 HTA Resident Sentiment Survey conducted by Omnitrak and released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority today. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Will Lift Restrictions For Vaccinated US Travelers On July 8. Hawaii will lift quarantine and pre-travel testing re...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Hawai, Oahu, Hawaiian, Hawaii Department of Health, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu Police Department, Garden Island, Hilo, Molokai, David Ige

Medical facilities mull employee vaccination mandate, protesters demand police-killing investigations, Kauai tapping into budget reserves due to state withholding TAT, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki Aquarium ©2021 All Hawaii News Historic Waikiki Aquarium prepares to reopen after temporary closure amid coronavirus pandemic. It has been over one year since guests have walked through the doors at the Waikiki Aquarium. KHON2.Ige: Lack Of Public Input Is Driving Concerns Over Bills — And Possible Vetoes. When Gov. David Ige announced Monday he plans to veto 28 bills approved by the Legislature this year, he aimed some extra criticism at a number of measures he said lawmakers pass...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, National Guard, Oahu, U S Army, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii travel restrictions still up in the air, Delta variant spreads, special session mulled to consider vetoes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki sunset with airplane © 2021 All Hawaii NewsIge: Hawaii Unlikely To Ease Travel Restrictions Ahead Of July 4 As Vaccinations Slow. Lt. Gov. Josh Green had publicly urged the governor to end the pre-travel testing requirement on July 1. Civil Beat.$144 million in new federal funding from the American Rescue Plan is coming to the state for various airports. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) said the new funding, signed into law in March, will help support airports that have expe...
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Horwath HTL Market Report: Australian Hotel Market Recovery from Covid-19

Despite Australia’s relative success in controlling the spread of COVID-19, the Australian hotel industry was hit hard by the onset of the global pandemic. However, its success in controlling the virus, together with a strong and large domestic travel market, has allowed for a positive return to growth in 2021.
Tags: Travel, Australia, COVID

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