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Oil Hits 2019 High on Biggest U.S. Crude Storage Drop Since July - Bloomberg

Oil Hits 2019 High on Biggest U.S. Crude Storage Drop Since July - Bloomberg:Oil closed at a new high for the year in New York after the biggest withdrawal of crude in U.S. storage tanks since July signaled further tightening supplies.Futures gained 1.4 percent on Wednesday after a 9.59 million-barrel decline in American oil stockpiles reported by the government exceeded analysts’ expectations. U.S. crude exports were near a record high while imports from Saudi Arabia decreased by more than half...
Tags: Travel, New York, Saudi Arabia, Toronto, Venezuela, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bart Melek


Oil's Rally Stalls Near $59 as U.S.-China Trade Jitters Return - Bloomberg

Oil's Rally Stalls Near $59 as U.S.-China Trade Jitters Return - Bloomberg:Oil’s rally stuttered as uncertainty over the status of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China stoked concerns over global economic growth.Futures for May were little changed in New York after dropping as much as 0.4 percent. China was said to be pushing back against American demands, raising speculation that trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies will persist. Still, the price drop was cushioned by a...
Tags: Travel, New York, China, Russia, Opec, Iran, Venezuela, American Petroleum Institute, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, U S China Trade Jitters Return Bloomberg


Money From London to New York Flocks to #Saudi-Focused ETFs - Bloomberg

Money From London to New York Flocks to Saudi-Focused ETFs - Bloomberg:Exchange-traded funds in the U.S. and the U.K. focused on Saudi Arabian equities are piling up new money this year, placing the Middle Eastern kingdom high in a global ranking.A London-based ETF and another that trades in New York together attracted around $327 million in new money since the beginning of January. The net flow as a percentage of assets for Saudi Arabia funds increased about 47 percent this year, more than any ...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Croatia, Invesco, Russell, BlackRock Inc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, MSCI Inc, New York Flocks


Albany, Hamilton and Downtown Rejuvenation – Oh My!

Albany New York is a capital city with a boring reputation. But a new production of the smash hit "Hamilton" and its connections in history it's changing.
Tags: Travel, New York, United States, Albany, Hamilton, Destinations, Albany New York, Albany NY, Albany Hamilton


Luxury Hotels: What's Their Digital IQ? | By Meng-Mei (Maggie) Chen

According to New York-based consulting firm Gartner L2, Four Seasons, Hilton, The Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont account for some of the smartest hospitality groups online. The firm released its annual report - The Hospitality Digital IQ Index - ranking the digital competency of 75 of the biggest hospitality players. We rounded-up three key takeaways from the study.
Tags: Travel, New York, Ritz Carlton, Meng Mei Maggie Chen, Gartner L2 Four Seasons Hilton


How JetBlue Putting Someone on a Flight 90 Minutes Later Cost the Airline $2500

I was approached by someone recently about a fascinating interaction with JetBlue, and I thought this was worth sharing here. I suppose the moral of the story is that if you think you’ve been wronged and the airline isn’t owning up to their side of things, you could consider small claims court. It’s their fault if they can’t bother to show up. But be warned: this doesn’t sound like a typical outcome. Our story begins last October when a man who we’ll call Rigoberto (no reason, I just like ...
Tags: Travel, New York, California, La, Los Angeles, Jetblue, Rigoberto, New York s JFK


Travel News: March 19, 2018

‘A dystopian playground’: Hudson Yards, New York City’s new $25 billion urban complex, draws mixed reviews USA TODAY “Hudson Yards has become the cultural center of Manhattan’s New West Side,” the $25 billion urban complex’s website notes − though it seems that depends on what one defines as New York culture. The new complex “is the largest real estate development” in the city since Rockefeller Center was built in the 1930s, according to the New York Transit Museum. It includes everything from ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, France, US, Marriott, Manhattan, Boeing, Southwest, News And Deals, Marriott International, New York Transit Museum, Brandy King, Hudson Yards, Boeing MAX, Hudson Yards New York City


The best Piña Coladas in San Juan

You don’t have to go far to find a Piña Colada in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cocktail’s birthplace is rife with frosty hurricane glasses full of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. The bar at your hotel undoubtedly blends a reliable version, which you can happily slurp while lounging on the sunny hotel patio until you get brain freeze. But you don’t want to simply call it in when drinking Piña Coladas in Puerto Rico — because the bars on this island make some of the best vacation drinks ...
Tags: Travel, New York, America, Hilton, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, San Juan, All, Don, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, Marrero, Stern, Lopez, Margarita, Caribe Hilton, Pina Colada


Guys and Dolls

I am always happy as a clam when American musicals come to Paris, as it’s one of the things I truly miss about living in New York. In past years I’ve enjoyed productions of Sunday in the Park with George, My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd, The King and I, West Side Story, and An American in Paris.   This season Guys and Dolls, the quintessential American musical is making its premiere in Paris.   I went to see it last Friday night and was overjoyed. The production from beginning to end left ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Entertainment, New York City, Paris, Adelaide, Salvation Army, Damon Runyon, Ethel Merman, Stephen Mear, Richard Nahem, Théâtre Marigny Carré Marigny, George My Fair Lady Sweeney Todd, Salvation Army Try, Ria Jones


Oil Bulls Stick to Their Guns as Saudis Say Job Isn't Complete - Bloomberg

Oil Bulls Stick to Their Guns as Saudis Say Job Isn't Complete - Bloomberg:OPEC can make or break oil’s bull run, and hedge funds are betting the cartel will keep fueling the rally.Money managers increased wagers on rising West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude prices to the highest since October ahead of a key meeting of top exporters in Azerbaijan over the weekend. OPEC and its partners need to “stay the course” until June as the group’s job is “nowhere near complete” in terms of restoring oi...
Tags: Travel, New York, Opec, Azerbaijan, Khalid al Falih, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ashley Petersen, Stratas Advisors LLC, Complete Bloomberg


American Travel Experiences Everyone Should Try

In recent years I’ve spent a lot more time traveling around my own country and, for the most part, it’s been wonderful. The experiences I’ve enjoyed most times truly surprised me and I’ve learned how to better appreciate the full width and breadth of the U.S. In an effort to encourage other people, American or not, to experience more of what makes the country so much fun to explore, today I want to share some of my own personal experiences that I think best portray what the nation is all about....
Tags: Travel, New York, Yosemite, US, America, Chicago, National Parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, St Louis, Detroit, Pacific, South, Yellowstone


"if you don't act like adults, we will": thank you climate strikers. thank you, thank you, thank you.

Friday's global student protest brought me so much joy. And also sadness, because I often feel so cynical about our ability to stop climate change. And also hope, because I won't succumb to that cynicism. I will fight it, and fight it, and fight it. Because our cynicism is the perfect weapon to be used against us. No evil genius could invent something more powerful than our own inaction.This photo gallery from the New York Daily News is wonderful. Very New York-centric, but with a global flavou...
Tags: Travel, New York, Activism, Environment, New York Daily News, Laura K


Google's Bad Data Wiped Another Neighborhood Off the Map

Medium's technology publication ran a 3,600-word investigation into a mystery that began when a 66-year-old New York woman Googled directions to her neighborhood, "and found that the app had changed the name of her community..." It's just as well no one contacted Google, because Google wasn't the company that renamed the Fruit Belt to Medical Park. When residents investigated, they found the misnomer repeated on several major apps and websites including HERE, Bing, Uber, Zillow, Grubhub, TripAd...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, Tech, Airbnb, Buffalo, Tripadvisor, Google Maps, Redfin, Stephens, Pitney Bowes, University at Buffalo, Facebook Microsoft, Medical Park, Fruit Belt, Redfin Monica Stephens


Oil Bulls Stick to Their Guns Ahead of Make-or-Break OPEC Summit - Bloomberg

Oil Bulls Stick to Their Guns Ahead of Make-or-Break OPEC Summit - Bloomberg:OPEC can make or break oil’s bull run, and hedge funds are betting the cartel will keep fueling the rally. Money managers increased wagers on rising West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude prices to the highest since October ahead of a key meeting of top exporters in Azerbaijan over the weekend. “As long as we come out of the weekend with stasis, the hedge funds will consider that a positive sign and will continue to su...
Tags: Travel, New York, Opec, Azerbaijan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ashley Petersen, Stratas Advisors LLC, Oil Bulls Stick, OPEC Summit Bloomberg


First Look at Carnival Mardi Gras Staterooms

Have you been wondering what’s going on with Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship Mardi Gras? This week the company made some announcements, including a look inside the new stateroom design. Keep scrolling for photos, details, and an insider video from the Finland! Cruise lovers who sail on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, set to debut in late summer 2020, will enjoy an array of architectural features and designs that will enhance many aspects of its balcony,...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Europe, New York, Travel Gear, Finland, Miami, Carnival, Caribbean, Family Trips, Spas, Mardi Gras, Port Canaveral, Interior, DCA, Elemis


Flight Review: El Al Business Class (787-9) From New York to Tel Aviv

I have long been fascinated by El Al. Since they became a Qantas codeshare partner in 2017, I have wanted to experience the Israeli national airline. Long had I heard that El Al’s long-haul staples – the trusty Boeing 777-200ER – were not as fresh and comfortable as rivals flying on similar routes. But when El Al took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2017, I was set determined to experience their long-haul product. It only took me two-years! (NB: This photo taken of similar p...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Usa, New York, Instagram, Scotland, New York City, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Flying, New Jersey


Crude at Four-Month High as OPEC Signals Commitment to Cuts - Bloomberg

Crude at Four-Month High as OPEC Signals Commitment to Cuts - Bloomberg:Crude closed higher for a fourth straight day in New York ahead of a weekend meeting where the world’s top exporters will discuss whether to extend supply cuts.U.S. benchmark oil climbed 0.6 percent on Thursday, settling at a four-month high. Ahead of a meeting in Azerbaijan, the OPEC secretariat urged producers to continue efforts to prevent a surplus this year. Ministers from the coalition’s two central players, Russia and...
Tags: Travel, New York, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Kingdom, Opec, Bloomberg, Azerbaijan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, John Kilduff, Again Capital LLC


Goldman Blacklisted in #AbuDhabi in Fresh Blow From 1MDB Scandal - Bloomberg

Goldman Blacklisted in Abu Dhabi in Fresh Blow From 1MDB Scandal - Bloomberg:An Abu Dhabi-controlled investment fund has halted new business with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., adding to the growing fallout for the U.S. bank from its role in the 1MDB corruption scandal."We have suspended any activities with Goldman Sachs pending outcome of our existing litigation," Brian Lott, a spokesman for Mubadala Investment, said in a statement. "The only exceptions are engagements signed prior to the litigation...
Tags: Travel, New York, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, Abu Dhabi, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Abudhabi, Aabar Investments, International Petroleum Investment Co, Mubadala Investment, Brian Lott, Goldman Blacklisted


Best CBD products for travelers

Cannabidiol, or CBD , is said to relax your body, ease stress, and reduce inflammation and aches. All of which are problems that come up while traveling. So you have to ask, is it worth it to have some travel-ready CBD when you’re on the road? The answer is yes — if you know what to get. While CBD isn’t legal in every state, it can be found in shops or shipped to the vast majority of homes in the US. There are some dud brands out there, however, thanks to CBD’s sheer popularity and lack of reg...
Tags: Travel, New York, California, New York City, US, Mondo, Cbd, All, Roberta, La Croix, Mondo Mondo, Nickolaus Hines, flying with CBD, CBD products, Cbd For Travelers, Traveling With Cbd


Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Go Down

Facebook was down for 22 hours yesterday, and its sister apps Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger also saw extensive outages. It was unusual in the sense that the four applications are each distinct codebases, but perhaps not suprising as all four share the same massive infrastructure. The joke is that global worker productivity shoots up whenever Facebook goes down, and you would think that Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger are nothing more than distractions in our increasingly digi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Messenger, New York, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Downtime, Facebook Amazon Apple, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, India Brazil Mexico


Parking ticket revenue in US

If you recently had to pay a ticket that you deemed unfair or have been dealing with zealous parking authorities in your town for years, this infographic may take your blood pressure through the roof. TopView created this handy graphic, posted by Reddit user Gard3nB1rd, that gives a clear representation of which cities brought in the most money from parking fines in 2017 and some of these numbers are staggering. Photo: TopView Obviously, New York City blew the competition out of the water. ...
Tags: Travel, New York, US, Chicago, Reddit, Parking, Baltimore, Parking Tickets, All, TopView Obviously New York City


Can there be too much competition between startups?

Competition is the core of capitalism. Competition between companies lowers prices — on average — and ensures that they are forced to innovate lest they lose their markets to others. Competition between workers ensures that people strive to do their best work lest their jobs go to more qualified or faster or cheaper replacements. Obviously, there is a spectrum here from lethargic monopoly to cutthroat competition that causes more problems than it’s worth (environmental damage in the hopes of cut...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, China, Nigeria, Africa, Palo Alto, Alibaba, Venture Capital, JD.com, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Travis Kalanick, Naspers, Reuters


PPHE Hotel Group Limited (“PPHE” or the “Company” or the “Group”) Joint Venture for art’otel® in New York City

PPHE, an international hospitality real estate group, is pleased to announce that on 13 March 2019 the Company, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into a joint venture agreement with Largo 542 West 29th Street Partners LLC, an affiliate of Largo ("Largo"), a New York based real estate development and investment firm, to acquire properties located at 538, 540 and 542 West 29th Street, New York, United States of America (together "the Property"). The aggregated consideration for the...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, US, Joint Venture, Company, Largo LARGO, PPHE Hotel Group Limited, Largo 542 West 29th Street Partners LLC, West 29th Street New York United States of America


Oil Hits 2019 High as U.S. Inventories Show a Tightening Market - Bloomberg

Oil Hits 2019 High as U.S. Inventories Show a Tightening Market - Bloomberg:Oil prices climbed to their highest so far this year as a decline in U.S. crude and fuel stockpiles added to evidence of a tightening market.Futures in New York rose 2.4 percent on Wednesday, closing above $58 a barrel for the first time since mid-November. The U.S. Energy Department’s closely watched weekly inventory report showed a 3.86 million-barrel decline for crude last week, defying forecasts of an increase. A 4.6...
Tags: Travel, New York, U S Energy Department, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Touring the Best Luxury Resorts in Cabo

Here at Luxury Latin America, we've been covering the best of the best hotels and resorts in Cabo since our inception in 2007. Back when we started it wasn't hard to keep track of the top Los Cabos luxury hotels because there weren't all that many of them. The Los Cabos Tourism Board, until very recently, made their luxury advertising decisions based on how the general managers at just four resorts decided how to distribute funds. Cabo is a different place now, and it's going to continue evolv...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Mexico, Golf, Resorts, Beaches, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Travel Life, New Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, Le Blanc, Luxury Beach Resorts


Best pie shops in the United States

March 14 is Pi Day . In the numerical format that Americans list dates where the month is first followed by the day, it’s 3/14, or 3.14, which are the first three numbers in pi. For people not currently taking a high school math class or in a math-oriented career, that’s about the extent of common knowledge about pi. Pie, on the other hand, is something we can celebrate on Pi Day as well as every other day. That extra “e” turns a conversation about a math equation into a conversation about a d...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, Kentucky, La, New York City, Los Angeles, United States, Nashville, Pie, Bg, Dessert, Denver, All, Savannah, Brad


Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto


M&R Appoints Regional Revenue Management Director for New York

M&R Hotel Management, operator of 25 hotels in New York, Texas, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, today announced the appointment of Brian Athas as regional director, revenue management, responsible for contributing to, implementing and assessing the effectiveness of M&R's revenue management strategy in the greater New York area.
Tags: Travel, New York, Indiana, R Hotel Management, New York Texas Illinois Missouri, Brian Athas


Oil Rises as Saudis, Venezuela Seen Carving Deeper Into Supplies - Bloomberg

Oil Rises as Saudis, Venezuela Seen Carving Deeper Into Supplies - Bloomberg:Oil began the week on the rebound, as Saudi Arabia moved to extend supply curbs and a nationwide blackout threatened deep production cuts in Venezuela.Futures in New York climbed 1.3 percent after dropping on Friday amid weak U.S. employment figures. Saudi Arabia plans to produce well below 10 million barrels a day in April, a Saudi official said over the weekend. Meanwhile, crude output from fellow OPEC member Venezuel...
Tags: Travel, New York, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Bloomberg, Canada, New Jersey, Venezuela, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Venezuela Futures, Brynne Kelly


Oil Optimists Stay the Course Even as Demand Headwinds Loom - Bloomberg

Oil Optimists Stay the Course Even as Demand Headwinds Loom - Bloomberg:Hedge funds keep betting on an oil rally, even with prices struggling for a direction.Investors pushed bullish wagers on West Texas Intermediate crude prices to their highest in a month and cut short-selling bets to the lowest since October, according to data released Friday. They’re apparently convinced that dwindling global supplies will be more than enough to withstand a weaker economy.Futures in New York ended last week ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Nigeria, Opec, Iran, Venezuela, Rupert Neil Bumfrey



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