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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 11 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand – is pleased to welcome 11 new member hotels to its global portfolio from February 1 through May 31, 2021. Each of these new member hotels, resorts, and residences, ranging from a refurbished chic retreat in New York to an ultra-luxe Swiss chalet, will provide couples, families, and solo travelers with authentic experiences and the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with themselves, local culture, and na...
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Luxury Meets Thrift for #Dubai Startup Raising Funds to Go Abroad - Bloomberg

Luxury Meets Thrift for Dubai Startup Raising Funds to Go Abroad - Bloomberg Dubai may be better known as the Middle East’s capital of excess but a startup based in the city is raising funds for international expansion by marrying luxury with thrift.The Luxury Closet, an online platform for buying and selling used high-end goods, secured fresh financing led by regional investment firm GMP Capital, alongside international and local investors including Huda Beauty Investment, the private office ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Bloomberg, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Gucci, Gulf, Kunal Kapoor, Arab Gulf, Etsy Inc, Kering SA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bain Co, Poshmark Inc, Bloomberg Dubai


Oil Rises to Highest Since 2018 as Traders Eye Further Rally - Bloomberg

Oil Rises to Highest Since 2018 as Traders Eye Further Rally - Bloomberg PRICES: West Texas Intermediate crude for July delivery advanced $1.24 to settle at $72.12 a barrel.Brent for August settlement gained $1.13 to end the session at $73.99 a barrel. Oil climbed as a chorus of prominent traders in the crude market said prices will continue to rise after a nearly 50% rally so far this year.Futures in New York advanced 1.8% on Tuesday to the highest level since October 2018. At the F...
Tags: Travel, New York, Bloomberg, Glencore Plc, Vitol Group, Trafigura, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, John Kilduff, Again Capital LLC, FT Commodities Global, Jeremy Weir


I flew on Set Jet, where flights on private jets cost the same as typical airlines' first class, and saw why it's one of aviation's best kept secrets

Flying on private jet firm Set Jet. Thomas Pallini/Insider Set Jet is a membership-based private jet firm offering seats on private aircraft on set routes across the American West. Flights cost less than $500 but still offer most of the trappings of a traditional private jet flight. I flew on a Set Jet flight and was impressed by the luxury of the service for the low price point. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flying on a private jet is the very pinnacle of air trave...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, California, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, San Diego, Aviation, Las Vegas, Airlines, Costa Rica, Private Jets


Hawaii loses convention business, man dies in Big Island police shooting, bankruptcies drop, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Convention Center ©2021 All Hawaii NewsConventions pull out of Hawaii due to COVID restrictions. The Hawai‘i Convention Center had been on track to have its best year ever in 2020, and then COVID hit, instantly decimating the market. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Museums Struggle With Low Ticket Sales, Social Distancing Requirements. According to Lisa Solomine, president of the Hawaii Museums Association, the museums doing best right now are those that have concentrated on grants, activa...
Tags: Travel, New York, America, Hawaii, Basel, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, East Maui, U S Justice Department, Hawaiian Islands


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


I was stranded in Bogotá airport for 10 hours and it taught me the true value of credit card perks and not taking no for an answer

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Airlines canceled two of my flights when flying home from Bogotá, Colombia to New York, effectively leaving me stranded in the country. I managed to get out of Bogotá using multiple tactics and passed the time thanks to a credit card perk. American ended up giving me $24 in meal vouchers and a free layover hotel but had to fly me 2,000 miles from my original destination. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, American Express, Dallas, Miami


Singapore's VMC plans Mena expansion with $150m ADGM media investment fund | The National

Singapore's VMC plans Mena expansion with $150m ADGM media investment fund | The National Singapore-based Vistas Media Capital, the parent of the special purpose acquisition company that is taking music streaming platform Anghami public, is expanding its footprint in the Middle East and North Africa with an investment fund and an events and content production company in Abu Dhabi.The planned $150 million multi-strategy investment fund will be based in the emirate’s financial hub, Abu Dhabi Glo...
Tags: Travel, Spotify, New York, Singapore, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mena, North Africa, VMC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Anghami, Sandeep Mishra, Vistas Media Capital, National Singapore, Abu Dhabi Global Market VMC


I visited one of the most iconic neighborhood bars in NYC after it reopened - here's what it was like

The bar at Bemelmans in New York City. Michelle Gross Michelle Gross is a freelance writer based in New York. Recently, she spent a Friday night out at Bemelmans, the iconic bar at The Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side. Although reopened at only 50% capacity, Gross says the bar was bustling with music and a new drinks menu. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a city like New York, there's no shortage of neighborhood bars. And while everyone has their favorite, for me...
Tags: Travel, New York, News, Gross, NYC, Restaurants, New York City, Bars, Trends, Retail, John F Kennedy, Gillespie, Upper East Side, Dining, Frank Sinatra, Nordic


Oil Poised for Third Weekly Gain as IEA Sees Need for More Crude - Bloomberg

Oil Poised for Third Weekly Gain as IEA Sees Need for More Crude - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery rose 12 cents to $70.41 a barrel at 8:53 a.m. in New YorkPrices are up 1.2% this weekBrent for August settlement advanced 7 cents to $72.59, and are 1% higher for the week Oil headed for a third straight weekly gain on signs of improving demand, with the International Energy Agency warning that the market will need extra supply next year.Futures in New York h...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, Opec, Bloomberg, IEA, Latin America, International Energy Agency, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil Holds Steady After U.S. Build as Focus Turns to Inflation - Bloomberg

Oil Holds Steady After U.S. Build as Focus Turns to Inflation - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery was little changed at $69.97 a barrel at 10:01 a.m. London timeWTI slipped below $70 on Wednesday, after rising to the highest since 2018 earlier this weekBrent for August settlement edged up 0.1% to $72.29 Oil erased losses as traders awaited inflation data, after an increase in U.S. fuel stockpiles brought crude’s rally to a halt.Futures in New York held stead...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Opec, UBS Group AG, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Focus Turns to Inflation Bloomberg


Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Announces Update On Recent Operating Trends And Contract To Sell The Roger New York

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced an update on recent operating trends.
Tags: Travel, New York, Roger, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust NYSE, PEB


Oil Extends Decline as Rally Falters After Hitting 2018 High - Bloomberg

Oil Extends Decline as Rally Falters After Hitting 2018 High - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery fell 0.7% to $68.74 a barrel at 9:56 a.m. London timeBrent for August settlement was down 0.7% at $70.99 Oil fell for a second session after a rally that saw prices hit $70 a barrel in New York for the first time since October 2018 faltered.Futures dropped back below $69 a barrel on Tuesday. That mirrored wider markets where the dollar rose and U.S. equity futures pa...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Bloomberg, Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil Market: Prices Near 2018 High as Investors Assess Demand Outlook - Bloomberg

Oil Market: Prices Near 2018 High as Investors Assess Demand Outlook - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery fell 49 cents to $69.13 a barrel at 11:22 a.m. in New YorkBrent for August slipped 50 cents to $71.39 a barrel PRICES Oil declined alongside a broader market sell-off, with prices losing some momentum after hitting $70 a barrel in New York for the first time in over two years.U.S. benchmark crude futures were largely weaker on Monday after fai...
Tags: Travel, New York, China, Bloomberg, BP Plc, U S Equities, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Europe Europe, Bart Melek, New YorkBrent


Episode #95: (MINI) How to Spend 48 Hours in Nashville

Hello, hello! In this week’s mini-episode, we’re giving you a mini city guide to Nashville, Tennessee. All the businesses mentioned in this episode are linked below. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . A big thank you to Spoonflower for sponsoring this episode! You know we’re big fans of Spoonflower and we’re thrilled they’re sponsoring this week’s mini ep...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Podcast, New York, Austin, Dolly Parton, Broadway, Elton John, Nashville, Houston, Detroit, Epcot, Travel Guides, Alison, Rice Krispies, Robert


United placed a $3 billion order for 15 supersonic jets. Meet Boom Supersonic's Overture

A rendering of a Boom Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors. Boom Supersonic United Airlines entered the supersonic realm on Thursday with an order for 15 Concorde-like jets from Boom Supersonic. Overture is estimated to fly up to 88 passengers in an all-business class cabin at a top speed of Mach 1.7. New York to London could be flown in under four hours while San Francisco to Tokyo could be flown in six. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boom Supersonic is a Co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Washington Post, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying


My dream of a holiday abroad this summer alas was just magical thinking | Emma Brockes

When I discovered the dreadful toll of the pandemic in Costa Rica, I realised there were worse things than holidaying at homeI’d been aware, for a while, that wealthy friends had resumed travelling, and a few months ago – in the first flush of vaccination optimism and with Covid rates in New York plunging – it looked easy. Perhaps we can do this, I thought. Countries reliant on tourism dollars were reopening. Airline prices were still low. It was, I told myself, safer to go to Costa Rica than to...
Tags: Travel, England, New York, Massachusetts, Americas, US, World news, US news, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, Emma Brockes, Coronavirus, Florida If Jet Blue


Valor Hospitality Partners Adds 17 IHG Hotels In The UK To Management Portfolio

Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel Management Company offering a full suite of services, announced their most recent operating agreement with the addition of 17 regional IHG® Hotels & Resorts branded hotels in partnership with owner MCAP Global Finance (UK) LLP, an affiliate of New York based investment manager Marathon Asset Management, L.P. (“Marathon”). The addition of the expansive hotel portfolio doubles the global hospitality management company’s United Kingdom...
Tags: Travel, UK, New York, United Kingdom, Ihg, Management Company, Valor, Valor Hospitality Partners, Valor Hospitality Partners Adds, MCAP Global Finance UK LLP, Marathon Asset Management L P


For Tourism’s Recovery, NYC Needs Smart Home Sharing Regulation

COVID-19 has altered New York City’s economy in ways never seen before, with the greatest impact on the City’s tourism industry. Shops, restaurants, and small businesses have closed across the five boroughs due in part because of the low rate of visitors to the City. The lack of tourism has affected New York’s tax availability and support for working families. According to a recent report by the Office of the New York State Comptroller, 43 million fewer visitors to New York City resulted ...
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Oil Climbs From 2018 High as Report Signals Falling Stockpiles - Bloomberg

Oil Climbs From 2018 High as Report Signals Falling Stockpiles - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery climbed 0.6% to $69.26 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 7:10 a.m. London time after rising 1.6% in the previous session.Brent for August settlement advanced 0.7% to $71.85 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange after gaining 1.6% on Wednesday. Oil extended gains after closing at the highest since October 2018 as an industry report pointing to a decline i...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, London, Bloomberg, Brent, Bloomberg Television, American Petroleum Institute, New York Mercantile Exchange, Daniel Yergin, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IHS Markit Ltd


Oil steady after mixed U.S. crude inventory report | Reuters

Oil steady after mixed U.S. crude inventory report | Reuters Oil prices steadied on Thursday following two straight days of gains that took oil futures to highs not seen in a year, after weekly U.S. crude stocks fell sharply while fuel inventories rose more than expected.Brent futures settled at $71.31 a barrel, down 4 cents after touching its highest since May 2019 earlier in the session. U.S. crude settled at $68.81 a barrel, losing 2 cents. WTI prices rose as high as $69.40, the strongest s...
Tags: Travel, New York, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Mizuho, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bob Yawger


Investcorp's move to delist in keeping with its iconic history | The National

Investcorp's move to delist in keeping with its iconic history | The National In London, in the mid to late 1990s, the only Arab financial company that was spoken of with reverence was Investcorp. By then it had been involved in iconic deals for luxury brands such as Tiffany & Co and Gucci, rejuvenating them and then taking them public at enormous profit. It outbid future US President Donald Trump to acquire Tiffany’s in 1984 and netted $1 billion profit from Gucci. Understandably, Iraqi found...
Tags: Travel, Asia, New York, London, US, Davos, Dubai, Switzerland, Silicon Valley, Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Gucci, Tom Ford, Gulf, Tiffany


14 of the best Hudson Valley Airbnbs including cozy cabins, whimsical tree houses, and even a train caboose

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb This summer, many New Yorkers are seeking a close-to-home vacation to enjoy the outdoors. We found Hudson Valley cabins, cottages, and barns in Beacon, Hudson, Rhinebeck, and other towns. All Hudson Valley Airbnbs are highly-rated with top-notch amenities and start under $450 per night. As travel resumes amid the pandemic, many city dwellers continue to seek nature-filled getaways while still pra...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Instagram, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Maine, Connecticut, Manhattan, Who, Keurig, Airbnb


#Dubai Left Behind as World’s Prime Property Hotspots Bloom Again - Bloomberg

Dubai Left Behind as World’s Prime Property Hotspots Bloom Again - Bloomberg A supply glut that’s held down Dubai’s property prices for over half a decade will likely keep it on the sidelines of a global upswing in values of prime residential real estate.Fast emerging from the pandemic slump, the construction industry will deliver an estimated 62,000 homes in the emirate this year and nearly 63,500 in 2022, which would be the most since 2009, according to consultancy firm Knight Frank LLP.The ...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Buenos Aires, Knight Frank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Durrani, Faisal Durrani, Knight Frank LLP, Dubai Left Behind as World, Prime Property Hotspots Bloom Again Bloomberg, Middle East Research, Knight Frank Dubai


I went inside the East Coast's largest port and saw how a backlog of goods are moved amid the never-ending chaos of ships, trucks, and trains

Touring the Port of New York and New Jersey. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Port of New York and New Jersey has seen cargo volumes skyrocket during the pandemic. An increase in e-commerce purchases during the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of goods. Larger and larger ships are coming to the East Coast's largest port to help keep goods moving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Welcome to America's front door. Touring the Port of New York and New Jersey. Thomas...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, New York, News, La, US, America, Trends, Features, Boats, Tennessee, Shipping, New Jersey, Brazil, Marco Polo


Oil Market: OPEC+ Expected to Stick with July Output Boost - Bloomberg

Oil Market: OPEC+ Expected to Stick with July Output Boost - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery gained 0.7% to $66.76 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 6:27 a.m. London time after advancing 4.3% last week.Futures are up 5% this month.Brent for August settlement rose 0.6% to $69.13 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange after losing 0.7% in the previous session.There are holidays in the U.S. and U.K. on Monday. Oil advanced in Asian trading with the mar...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Vienna, United Nations, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ICE Futures Europe


I flew Delta for the first time since the airline stopped blocking seats and saw how much easier it was for a frequent flier to get upgraded to first class

Flying Delta Air Lines in first class from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines ended its seat-blocking policy on May 1, and it's elite status holders are among the ultimate winners. More open seats on Delta flights means better chances for upgrades to premium cabins. I flew Delta on the first day that seats were opened up and received more than $500 in upgrades. See more stories on Insider's business page. Having elite status on Delta Air Lines just...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Minnesota, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, First Class


I flew on JetBlue founder David Neeleman's new Breeze Airways for $39 and found it was cheap and friendly but surprisingly basic

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways officially launched its first flight on Thursday from Tampa, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina. It's the fifth airline from aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, who started JetBlue Airways, with a focus on hub-skipping leisure flights. Fares are as low as $39 with 39 new routes starting between May 27 and July 29. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Canada, Brazil, Aviation, Nice, Airlines, East Coast


The 10 best hotels in Savannah including historic inns, affordable brands, and luxury enclaves

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Tripadvisor With preserved architecture, beautiful parks, and delicious food, Savannah, Georgia is a must-visit. Savannah's hotel portfolio showcases small inns, historic properties, big brands, and niche spots. Our top hotels have been chosen based on recent stays, desirable amenities, and affordable prices. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Beautiful old town squares, a scenic riverside, import...
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Oil Surges With Iran Saying Differences Remain on Sanctions Deal - Bloomberg

Oil Surges With Iran Saying Differences Remain on Sanctions Deal - Bloomberg PRICES: WTI for July delivery rose $2.47 to settle at $66.05 a barrelBrent for the same month gained $2.02 to $68.46 a barrel, to the highest since May 18 Oil climbed the most in a month after Iran said that gaps remain in negotiations aimed at reaching a deal to end U.S. sanctions on its crude.Futures rose 3.9% in New York on Monday with added support from a weaker dollar, which makes commodities priced in the...
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