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You can see exactly where your hometown would have been while dinosaurs were on Earth using this digital globe

When the first dinosaurs began roaming Earth 220 million years ago, New York City was far closer to Morocco than it is today. NASA A digital globe makes it possible to see where your hometown would have been 750 million years ago. Scientist Ian Webster was the brains behind the digital globe. The globe shows how much change Earth has experienced over hundreds of millions of years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. While 750 million year...
Tags: Travel, Education, Germany, New York City, Africa, International, Trends, History, Nasa, Earth, Morocco, South America, Dinosaur, North America, Nordic, Pangaea


Urgo Hotels & Resorts Adds Ten Hotels To Management Portfolio Over Past Twelve Months

Officials of Urgo Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel company that operates, develops, invests and owns hotels and resorts throughout North America, announced that it added 10 management contracts over the past 12 months. The move brings the company’s total hotel portfolio to 50 properties with approximately 7,000 rooms across the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Travel, North America, Urgo Hotels Resorts


Eiffel Lake Hike in Banff National Park

The Eiffel Lake hike in Banff National Park is one fantastic outing with only one downside – it’s hard to score a parking space at the Moraine Lake trailhead though fortunately there are ways to mitigate that described below. There is nothing difficult about the Eiffel Lake hike. There are no route-finding issues and the 11.2 km return distance and 400 m elevation gain are well within reach of any regular hiker.  Despite the fact this is what I would call a moderate hike, I did it with Joel Ha...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, North America, Alberta, Banff, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Banff Lake Louise, Joel, Yoho National Park, Valley, Louise, Trans Canada Highway, Moraine Lake


what i'm reading: the heartbeat of wounded knee: native america from 1890 to the present

  The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is a fascinating nonfiction. Part hidden history, part contemporary journalism, plus a dash of personal memoir, this ambitious book offers a new perspective on the Indigenous peoples of North America, in both the past and the present.  Historian and journalist David Treuer, who is Ojibwe, has dug deep into a misunderstood past, and surveyed a nuanced present, to create an important narrative that will be new to most readers.  * * * * The book that is ec...
Tags: Travel, Minnesota, Washington Post, Senate, US, America, History, United States, Iowa, Jimmy Carter, Wisconsin, Indigenous Peoples, Michigan, North America, Indians, Ojibwe


SAS Scandinavian Airlines is deploying its brand-new jet to the US to take flyers to a reopening Europe and beyond - see inside

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider SAS Scandinavian Airlines became the latest airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 XWB in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers didn't get to experience the aircraft at the time but Europe is now reopening to tourists and SAS is once more deploying the aircraft on transatlantic routes. The aircraft welcomes travelers with a modern interior with passenger-friendly enhancements at ev...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Sweden, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Denmark, Aviation, Airbus, Norway


Gartner Says Marketing Budgets Have Plummeted to 6.4% of Overall Company Revenue in 2021

Marketing budgets have fallen to their lowest recorded level, dropping to 6.4% of company revenue in 2021 from 11% in 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. In the annual Gartner CMO Spend Survey, Gartner surveyed 400 CMO and marketing leaders in North America, the UK, France and Germany from March 2021 through May 2021, tracking the critical areas marketers are investing in and where cuts are being made from people, programs and technologies.
Tags: Travel, Germany, CMO, North America, Gartner Inc, UK France, Gartner Says Marketing Budgets Have Plummeted, Overall Company Revenue


M3 Named Gold Globee® Winner in the 13th Annual 2021 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards

M3, the hospitality sector’s #1 cloud-based accounting, financial and data management platform in North America, has been named a winner in the 13th Annual 2021 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards in the Business Intelligence Innovation category for its dedicated business intelligence solution, Insight.
Tags: Travel, North America, Business Intelligence Innovation


Oil resumes climb on large U.S. oil stocks drawdown | Reuters

Oil resumes climb on large U.S. oil stocks drawdown | Reuters Oil prices rose on Wednesday after industry data showed U.S. crude inventories fell more than expected, reinforcing views of a tightening supply-demand balance with road and air travel picking up in Europe and North America. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures jumped 33 cents, or 0.5%, to $73.18 a barrel at 0217 GMT, after falling 60 cents on Tuesday.Brent crude futures jumped 42 cents, or 0.6%, to $75.23 a barrel, af...
Tags: Travel, Europe, North America, Reuters, Reuters Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Uberall raises $115M, acquires MomentFeed to scale up its location marketing services

Location-based services may have had their day as a salient category for hot apps or innovative tech leveraging the arrival of smartphones, but that’s largely because they are now part of the unspoken fabric of how we interact with digital services every day: we rely on location specific information when we are on search engines, when we are using maps, or weather apps, or taking and posting photos and more. Still, there remain a lot of gaps in how location information links up with accurate inf...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Europe, London, Advertising Tech, Berlin, Funding, Tech, M&a, Tripadvisor, North America, Hedges, Los Angeles CA


Oil prices climb as demand outlook improves, supplies tighten | Reuters

Oil prices climb as demand outlook improves, supplies tighten | Reuters Oil prices rose on Monday, extending three weeks of gains that have been underpinned by an improved outlook for fuel demand as increased COVID-19 vaccinations help lift travel curbs, along with tightness in supply.Brent crude was up 51 cents, or 0.7%, at $73.20 a barrel by 0644GMT, the highest since May 2019. U.S. West Texas Intermediate gained 47 cents, or 0.7%, to $71.38 a barrel, the highest since October 2018.Motor veh...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Singapore, India, North America, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Avtar Sandu, Phillip Futures, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


RMS Releases 2021 State Of The Industry Report

RMS North America, a leading provider of cloud-based reservation and property management systems to the hospitality industry, released its 2021 State of the Industry Report. The report offers actionable insights on what travelers are looking for and how hospitality businesses can adapt to meet new consumer expectations.
Tags: Travel, North America


bearing witness: 215 tiny skeletons speak to us. canadians must listen.

The discovery, last week, of the remains of 215 children on the site of a former Indian Residential School has sent shock waves through Canada, especially through this province, where the gruesome evidence was found.  The skeletons of the children, some seemingly as young as three years old, were in an unmarked mass grave. For survivors of residential schools, this has almost certainly brought retraumatization, and profound grief and sorrow throughout their communities. For many of us not dire...
Tags: Travel, History, First Nations, Canada, United States, United Nations, Amnesty International, Indigenous Peoples, NHL, North America, British Columbia, Irs, Columbia, Auschwitz, MLA, Kamloops


Outside Of North America, Hotel Industry Recovery Is Sporadic

While the recovery varies widely, global hotel performance has shown signs of improvement across most world regions. From roadmaps to reopening across Europe to travel bubbles between key Asia Pacific markets and the overachieving Middle East in between, most of the world's hoteliers have started to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even South America, which, like Europe, sits a bit behind the rest of the pack, has found some strength in an unexpected hotel type this month.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, South America, North America


what i'm reading: there, there by tommy orange

After finishing and marveling over Kate Reed Petty's True Story, I picked up There There by Tommy Orange and had a similar reaction.I don't read a lot of popular fiction, so reading two debut novels back to back, and really enjoying both of them, was a wonderful surprise.What does it mean to be an Indigenous person -- a Native, Native American, First Nations, Native American Indian, an Indian -- in the world today? Not in the pre-contact world romanticized in our imaginations. Not as any of the ...
Tags: Travel, Indigenous Peoples, North America, Orange, Native, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Tommy Orange, Kate Reed Petty


#UAE's #AbuDhabi Islamic Bank funds Rasmala's UK property acquisition | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE's Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank funds Rasmala's UK property acquisition | ZAWYA MENA Edition Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has provided structured Islamic financing worth GBP 28.6 million ($40.5 million) to Rasmala Long Income Fund to support its acquisition of a supermarket investment in the UK.The property, which was constructed in 2012, is leased to supermarket chain Tesco Stores Limited. The 25-year lease has nearly 16 years remaining and yields a rent of GBP1.46 million per annum which is su...
Tags: Travel, UK, North America, UK Europe, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, ADIB, Tesco Stores Limited, Collas Crill, Rasmala, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, AbuDhabi Islamic Bank, MENA Edition Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank ADIB, Rasmala Long Income Fund, ADIB Rasmala Long Income Fund, Rasmala Investment Bank Limited


Groups360 Launches Direct Booking Solution for Groups with Omni Hotels & Resorts

Groups360 today announced the launch of GroupSync Engage, the hospitality industry’s first integrated direct booking solution for groups, at Omni Hotels & Resorts. Through GroupSync, anyone booking a meeting or event will be able to instantly book group rooms and meeting space online beginning with Omni’s four managed Dallas-based hotels and extending to almost all properties in North America by end of summer of 2021.
Tags: Travel, Dallas, North America, Omni, Omni Hotels amp, Omni Hotels Resorts Through GroupSync


what i'm reading: the skin we're in by desmond cole

Alternative title: It Happens in Canada, Too.Desmond Cole's book, The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power may be a difficult book for white Canadians to read. That's exactly why they should read it. Cole documents events most Canadians would call "US-style" racism -- except they all take place in Canada. He uncovers historical anti-Black bias in Canada's immigration policies, ongoing anti-Black racism in its public schools, racism embedded in false historical narratives, and raci...
Tags: Travel, New York City, US, America, History, Canada, United States, North America, Ku Klux Klan, Henry, Underground Railroad, Howard Zinn, What I'm Reading, Bigotry, Laura K, Canadian Culture


QIA Is Said to Mull Injecting HSBC Headquarters Into REIT - Bloomberg

QIA Is Said to Mull Injecting HSBC Headquarters Into REIT - Bloomberg Qatar Investment Authority is in talks to inject HSBC Holdings Plc’s London headquarters building into a planned property trust being listed by City Developments Ltd., people with knowledge of the matter said.The potential deal would boost the value of the real estate investment trust portfolio to 1.8 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) from 600 million pounds, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Europe, London, Ipo, Singapore, Canary Wharf, Qatar, Hsbc, North America, Gulf, Bloomberg TV, HSBC Holdings Plc, DBS Group Holdings Ltd, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


The Castell Project, Inc. Releases “Black Representation in Hospitality Industry Leadership 2021” Report

Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, today released the “Black Representation in Hospitality Leadership 2021” report. In spite of industry statements of support, Black employees lost share of hospitality industry employment and remained under-represented in leadership over the past year. “Hospitality is even more dependent on Black employees than other industries in No...
Tags: Travel, North America, McKinsey Company, Castell Project Inc, Peggy Berg, Castell Project Inc Releases


Column: Global crude oil bulls are running past China, India bears | Reuters

Column: Global crude oil bulls are running past China, India bears | Reuters Asia may be a late arrival to the impending crude oil party.The oil market is largely convinced that a strong recovery in demand is imminent, based on the view that the world is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and economies are rebounding.Although this may be true for North America and Europe, the top oil-consuming region of Asia is looking somewhat less optimistic, with crude demand in top importers China an...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, China, India, North America, Reuters, China India, India Asia, Reuters Asia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Refinitiv Oil Research About


Global hotel occupancy reaches two-thirds of pre-pandemic levels in April 2021, and hoteliers optimistic for the future according to new Amadeus research

Amadeus’ Demand360® data shows worldwide hotel occupancy increasing from 31% in January 2021 to 46% in April 2021. China and North America are leading the way, recording occupancy levels of 62% and 51% respectively during April 2021. Since the start of the pandemic, hoteliers have had to rethink many aspects of their business to accommodate new safety procedures, cater to changing guest needs and survive in an extremely complex operating environment. New research from Amadeus reveals how...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Americas, US, North America, Amadeus, EMEA, US China, Katie Moro, Francisco Pérez Lozao Rüter


Even more iconic planes are disappearing from the skies earlier than planned as the coronavirus continues to wreak airline havoc

A Qantas Airbus A380. TIM WIMBORNE/Reuters The steep drop in travel caused some airlines to move up retirement dates for aging aircraft. Older aircraft are on the chopping block as airlines turn to newer ones like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB. The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are quickly vanishing due to their size and cost to operate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Aircraft are quickly becoming COVID-19 casualties.As Boeing and Airbus continue to ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, Texas, London, News, Air Travel, Australia, California, Washington, Singapore, Air Canada, Planes


Park Bagger – Adventures in Canada’s National Parks

British mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro used the term “peak bagger” in the 1890s to describe climbers who set out to summit all of the highest peaks in Scotland. “Munro bagging,” which morphed into the term “Peak bagging,” later migrated to North America, where today it’s used by nature-lovers like author and conservationist Marlis Butcher, who proudly calls herself a “park bagger.”  Butcher has led the way for outdoorsy folks who aim to visit all 48 national parks of Canada, and that’s the gist of h...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Book Reviews, Toronto, Earth, Canada, National Parks, Arctic, North America, Calgary, Arctic Circle, Parks Canada, Thule, Labrador, BAGGER, Sitka


Sonesta Partners With Sharecare And Forbes Travel Guide To Verify Health Security Across Managed North American Hotel Portfolio

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) has announced that its more than 250 managed hotels in North America will soon all become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide. Once the verification effort is completed, Sonesta will be the first hotel company to receive this important designation across its managed hotel portfolio, demonstrating Sonesta's commitment to the health and safety of its guests and team members. Sharecare's comprehensive verification pr...
Tags: Travel, North America, Sonesta, Sharecare, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation Sonesta, Sonesta Partners With Sharecare And Forbes Travel, Sharecare Health Security


Hotel Industry & Union Join To Urge Congress For Aid AHLA, Unite Here Call On Congress To Pass ‘Save Hotel Jobs Act’ To Help Hotel Workers

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and UNITE HERE, the largest hospitality workers union in North America, today joined forces to call on Congress to pass the Save Hotel Jobs Act. The bill, introduced by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), provides a lifeline to hotel workers, providing the assistance they need to survive until travel returns to pre-pandemic levels.
Tags: Travel, Congress, Hawaii, North America, Fla, Brian Schatz, Charlie Crist, American Hotel Lodging Association AHLA, Congress For Aid AHLA


CEO Tammy Gillis Named Finalist For Women In Sales Award

Gillis, a consulting, training and sales performance partner organization for hoteliers, announced today that its CEO and founder, Tammy Gillis, was selected as a finalist in the Women in Sales Awards "Professional Services Sales" category. The Women in Sales Awards is a prestigious award that celebrates the achievements of women in sales in North America. Finalists will present to a panel of judges on May 12, 2021 and winners will be announced on June 17, 2021.
Tags: Travel, North America, Gillis, Tammy Gillis


Maid of the Mist Launches for 2021!

Reading Time:  3 minutes - First full season for “2021 Ship of the Year” all-electric vessels (Niagara Falls, N.Y., U.S.A.) – Electricity was in the air on Thursday, Apr 29, at 9 a.m., when the James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla set sail to commence the Maid of the Mist’s 2021 season, its 136th consecutive year of operation. The all-electric, zero-emission vessels, the only ones of their kind in the United States, will ferry guests to the base of the American and Horseshoe falls, prov...
Tags: Travel, News, Events, Things To Do, United States, Attractions, Nikola Tesla, North America, Niagara Falls, Glynn, Horseshoe, Niagara Falls State Park, James V Glynn, Marine News, Christopher M Glynn


7 travel trends to expect this summer and how to beat the rush, according to experts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky New CDC recommendations advise that it is safe for vaccinated individuals to resume travel. After a year of canceled vacations, the new guidelines suggest travel is poised to make a comeback. Experts told us where people are going this summer and how you can beat the rush and save money. Inti St Clair/Getty Images To date, 1 in 6 Americans have been fully vaccinated a...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Utah, Florida, Budget, Yosemite, California, Cdc, Montana, Washington, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Indianapolis, Alaska, Hawaii


What Hoteliers Want from Their PMS in 2021; Top Questions Asked by Hoteliers as They Prepare for Reopening | By Audrey MacRae

It is not surprising that 2021 brought with it a lot of hotel operational changes as management had ample time last year to evaluate which technology solutions were working and which were not. What many hotels are discovering — based on the increasing call volume to our North America sales team — is that their current property-management systems do not have the breadth of features or the contactless tools needed to support returning guests along their journeys.
Tags: Travel, North America, Audrey MacRae


Oil climbs on hopes for demand recovery, India's virus surge caps gains | Reuters

Oil climbs on hopes for demand recovery, India's virus surge caps gains | ReutersOil prices climbed on Friday, buoyed by hopes demand will recover as economic growth picks up and lockdowns ease, but worries about India's surging second wave of COVID-19 cases limited gains.Brent crude futures rose 42 cents, or 0.6%, to $65.82 a barrel at 0645 GMT, after rising 8 cents on Thursday.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures jumped 51 cents, or 0.8%, to $61.94 a barrel, also after an 8 cent ri...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, India, North America, Reuters, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Margaret Yang



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