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How the world's largest Hanukkah menorah makes it to New York City

For the eight days of Hanukkah, a 32-foot-tall menorah lights up New York City's midtown. For the rest of the year, the world's largest menorah lives in a welding shop owned by a Catholic man.  But owning and fixing up the menorah is good business — it brings in $40,000 a year in setup costs. New York City's menorah started a trend for big Hanukkah celebrations around the globe.   Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Daniel T....
Tags: Travel, Video, Life, New York City, Trends, Retail, Hanukkah, Catholic, Holiday Season, Menorah, World's Largest, Video Format Big Business, Holiday 2021


A grandmother and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Hotels.com said it had temporarily removed the hotel from its site while it conducted an investigation.S3studio/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after flagging problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A grandmother and her six-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont, Baymont Inn, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Helen, Georgia, is located close to Yonah Mountain.SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA that a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after she flagged problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving a three-star review, a report by the local n...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont Inn Suites, Baymont, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


How to find a job in Dubai

The job market in Dubai is competitive due to the number of foreigners attracted to living and working there. Dubai is expecting an economic growth of at least 5% this year. The economy is booming comparatively to recession infested economies of UK, Europe and America. If you are eager to find a job in Dubai, […] The post How to find a job in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, Jobs, Media, Employment, Sales, America, Linkedin, Banking, Dubai, Retail, Recruitment, UK Europe, Food Industry, Living in Dubai


Hotel bosses are finally getting it: People don't want to work for them anymore

Americans are quitting their jobs over wages, benefits, and working conditions - which are all notoriously poor in the hotel industry. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Hotel CEOs are finally acknowledging that the industry needs better wages and benefits. Employment has plummeted during the pandemic, and average wages are below those in other industries. "We've got some heavy lifting to do" to encourage staff to return, Marriott International's CEO said. Hotels are struggling to hire as yea...
Tags: Jobs, News, Hotels, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Hilton, Marriott, Hotel, Retail, Wages, Hiring, Hospitality, New York University


The US government should start paying people to go back to work to help ease the labor shortage, billionaire investor Barry Sternlicht says

Barry Sternlicht said that the economy "can't really recover until people come back to work." Craig Barritt/Getty Images Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht said the government should pay people bonuses to return to work. It can then get the money back through taxing people who are newly employed, Sternlicht said. This would help ease the labor shortage, he told CNBC. The US government should pay people to return to work during the labor shortage, according to billionaire Barry Stern...
Tags: Work, Politics, Jobs, News, Hotels, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Brooklyn, Retail, Miami, Cnbc, Hospitality, BLS


The stolen ancient tablet seized from Hobby Lobby is finally returning to its home in Iraq 30 years later

The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet contains a part of the 'Epic of Gilgamesh,' one of the world's oldest pieces of literature. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, a portion of the 'Epic of Gilgamesh, is returning to Iraq on Thursday. The ancient tablet was stolen from Iraq and smuggled into the US, where it was acquired by Hobby Lobby. The DOJ seized the tablet from Hobby Lobby in July. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Gilgamesh Drea...
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Trends, Unesco, United States, Stolen, Retail, Literature, Department Of Justice, Customs, Doj, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Hobby Lobby, Ancient, Smithsonian Institute


6 things you should never do at a high-end restaurant, from a Michelin-starred restaurant manager

neinchpunch/shutterstock Matthew Mawtus is the general manager of Hide, a Michelin-starred European restaurant in London. Even at as fancy a venue as Hide, Mawtus says he often sees diners making etiquette faux pas. Don't change tables without asking staff, be upfront about dietary restrictions, and please - don't fight over the bill. See more stories on Insider's business page. Michelin-star restaurants are a high-pressure environment. Staff work the craziest hours to bring y...
Tags: Apple, Food, New York, London, Life, Restaurants, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Retail, Michelin, Tripadvisor, Norfolk, Damascus, Nordic, Don


I ate at Nando's, the famed South African chain, for the first time and was unimpressed despite its appealing decor and heart-shaped chicken

Eating at Nando's in London, UK. Thomas Pallini/Insider Nando's is a chicken chain serving up South African-style cuisine and is known for its heart-shaped butterfly chicken. Peri-peri chicken is the chain's flagship dish with a tasty combination of spices. Hundreds of locations exist around the world but some are being closed due to a chicken shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has Kentucky Fried Chicken. And South Africa has Nando's. ...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, London, News, Washington, Restaurants, US, Trends, Features, Chicken, Ireland, South Africa, Retail, Dining, Eating Out


Disney wants customers to know that its new Star Wars-themed Galactic Starcruiser hotel won't actually take them to space

The bedroom windows show views of space, but Disney had to clarify that guests won't actually be launched into orbit. David Roark/Disney Parks Disney's Galactic Starcruiser hotel opens in 2022 and promises an immersive experience. Its Frequently Asked Questions page warned customers that the hotel won't actually take them to space. A two-night stay, which can include droid racing and lightsaber training, costs upwards of $4,809. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Travel, Star Wars, Space, Florida, News, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Virgin Galactic, Hotel, Retail, Hollywood Studios, Tech Insider, David Roark, Disney Parks Disney, Heather Schlitz


A hotel manager seeking 3 new hires said he was flooded with 115 applicants in 48 hours despite the labor shortage rocking the hospitality industry

Businesses in the hospitality industry are scrambling to find workers as travel rebounds amid a huge labor shortage. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The owner of two hotels in Bellingham, Washington, said staffing hasn't been a problem for him. He credits this to the company culture, alongside its suite of perks like bar credits for staff. People are traveling again and hotels, bars, and restaurants are feeling the strain. See more stories on Insider's business page. A hotel manager in Bel...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Hotels, Trends, Economy, Hotel, Retail, Leo, Hospitality, Bellingham, Ricci, Florida Atlantic University, Bellingham Washington, Joe Raedle Getty, California Pizza Kitchen, Kevin Harrington


A TripAdvisor reviewer left a scathing one-star rating for a Marriott resort after witnessing a crocodile drag a guest into the ocean. The hotel apologized for an 'unpleasant experience.'

An 18-year-old girl said she was dragged into the ocean by a crocodile at the hotel's private beach. Jami Tarris/Getty Images A Tripadvisor reviewer gave a Marriott resort a one-star rating after a crocodile attacked a guest. The reviewer said that her friends had to save the guest, and were left "traumatized." The hotel apologized for the "unpleasant experience" and said it reviewed safety plans regularly. See more stories on Insider's business page. A guest wrote a scathing one-s...
Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, Trends, Marriott, Retail, Tripadvisor, Blackstone, Crocodile, Bay Area, Natalie, Hummel, Jon Gray, ABC7 News, Grace Dean, Kiana Hummel


Insider Life: Great Jones mutiny - $600 million superyacht - The ultrawealthy's trophy trees

Happy Friday, everyone! As you're gearing up for the July 4th holiday, take some time to relax with some of our best weekend reads from the intersection of real estate, style, food, and more. Today we're going over the drama at Instagram's trendiest cookware brand, showing you the world's largest superyacht, and introducing you to a woman who brings "trophy trees" to the rich and famous.Let's dive in.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. For more of our newsletters, sig...
Tags: Travel, Real Estate, Instagram, Life, New York City, America, San Francisco, Newsletter, Trends, Retail, Victoria, Mars, Jones, Picasso, Lululemon, Newsletters


Hotels and travel businesses that aren't openly welcoming to LGBTQ visitors are missing out on a $211 billion market

Skye Gould/Insider A man performs a dance routine mid flight during Virgin Australia's special Pride Flight bound for Sydney on March 05, 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. The one-off Virgin Australia flight entirely operated by LGBTQ+ cabin crew and allies is bringing more than 120 passengers to Sydney ahead of the 43rd annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Don Arnold/WireImage The LGBTQ community accounts for an estimated $3.9 trillion in purchasing power each year. There...
Tags: Travel, Trends, Egypt, Sydney, Retail, Lgbtq, Virgin Australia, Caribbean, Orbitz, Brisbane Australia, LGBTQIA, Jamaica Barbados, Special Projects, Don Arnold WireImage, Madeline Stone, IGLTA


A hotel chain CEO says bigger tips, not raises and bonuses, could stop workers quitting and ease the labor shortage. He's now encouraging guests to opt into tips as they arrive.

Ted Darnall said that gratuities aren't meant to replace competitive wages, but that HEI's work to drive bigger tips was having an "emotional effect" on staff. Noam Galai/Getty Images HEI Hotels is rethinking how it encourages customers to tip because of the labor shortage, its CEO said. This included letting guests opt-in to gratuities when they arrive, which they don't pay until they leave. CEO Ted Darnall also said that raises and bonuses weren't the solution to the labo...
Tags: Travel, New York, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Chicago, Hotel, Retail, Hospitality, Fox Business, South Beach, New York San Francisco, HEI


A hotel chain CEO says bigger tips, not raises and bonuses, could stop workers quitting and ease the labor shortage. He's now encouraging guest to opt in to tips as they arrive.

Ted Darnall said that gratuities aren't meant to replace competitive wages, but that HEI's work to drive bigger tips was having an "emotional effect" on staff. Noam Galai/Getty Images HEI Hotels is rethinking how it encourages customers to tip because of the labor shortage, its CEO said. This included letting guests opt-in to gratuities when they arrive, which they don't pay until they leave. CEO Ted Darnall also said that raises and bonuses weren't the solution to the labo...
Tags: Travel, New York, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Chicago, Hotel, Retail, Hospitality, Fox Business, South Beach, New York San Francisco, HEI


Hotels desperate for staff are giving out $1,300 fitness machines, free rooms, and knife sets to stop employees leaving for rival chains

Hotels have struggled to retain workers during the pandemic. Carsten Koall/picture alliance via Getty Images Hotels are offering perks like free accommodation and fitness machines to recruit and retain staff. The industry is scrambling to find workers amid a huge labor shortage. One hotel is giving kitchen staff a free knife set and weekly sit-downs with an executive chef. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hotels are scrambling to find perks to both recruit and retain employ...
Tags: New York, Jobs, News, Hotels, New York City, US, Employment, Trends, Bank Of America, Economy, New Jersey, The Times, Retail, Starbucks, The New York Times, Federal Reserve


Affirm lets you pay off large online purchases over time - here are 60+ stores across home, fashion, and travel that accept it

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Affirm It's now easier and more convenient to buy the things you need, when you need them, with microloan providers like Affirm. Affirm lets you pay for online purchases over a period of time (usually three, six, or 12 months). Annual percentage rates (APR) range from 0-30% and Affirm does not charge any additional fees. It's available at 60+ of our favorite online retailers, including mattress...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Personal Finance, Kitchen, Home, Style, Trends, Gifts, Brooklyn, Retail, Mother's Day, APR, Gifts For Kids, Gifts For Men, Gifts For Her, Connie Chen


How to find a job in Dubai

The job market in Dubai is competitive due to the number of foreigners attracted to living and working there. Dubai is expecting an economic growth of at least 5% this year. The economy is booming comparatively to recession infested economies of UK, Europe and America. If you are eager to find a job in Dubai, […] The post How to find a job in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, Jobs, Media, Employment, Sales, America, Linkedin, Banking, Dubai, Retail, Recruitment, UK Europe, Food Industry, Living in Dubai


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


Inside the largest fish market in the world, where a single tuna can sell for up to $3 million

The Toyosu Market in Tokyo is the largest fish market in the world, and is home to world-famous tuna auctions.Expert bidders flock to the market each morning for a chance to buy top-tier tuna, sometimes paying as much as $3 million.We followed a veteran tuna bidder, who explained the ins and outs of tuna auctions and his industry's role in marine sustainability. See more stories on Insider's business page. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Travel, Video, Japan, Trends, Retail, Tokyo, Bidding, Tuna, Big Business, Toyosu, Business Insider Today, Video Format Big Business, Tuna Bidding


Photos of the weirdest and most unique McDonald's restaurants in the world

This McDonald's restaurant in Taupo, New Zealand, is located inside a decommissioned plane. EQRoy/Shutterstock Some McDonald's restaurants are found in downright strange locations. One McDonald's restaurant in Taupo, New Zealand, is located inside a decommissioned plane. A glass-walled McDonald's restaurant has received an award for its impressive architecture. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The McDonald's location in Downey, California, is the ...
Tags: Photos, Food, White House, US, Trends, Nasa, Features, Chicago, Unesco, Restaurant, Budapest, United States, Maine, Fast Food, Arizona, Retail


An AirBnB boss says its COVID-19 tool will soon be ready, and says the tourism sector is going to bounce back

Monica Casañas was promoted just three days before the pandemic really hit Europe. Airbnb The travel industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and Airbnb lost 80% of revenue in eight weeks. However, general manager for Spain and Portugal, Monica Casañas, is optimistic about the future. Casañas said wanderlust was on the rise and vacations were now being booked more last-minute. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's no secret that the tourism industry has been one of t...
Tags: Travel, International, Trends, Markets, Spain, Tourism, Portugal, Retail, Airbnb, Travel Industry, Brian Chesky, Balearic Islands, Nordic, Don, Chesky, Formentera


An AirBnB boss says its COVID-19 tool will soon be ready, and predicts a tourism 'boom' due to pent-up wanderlust

Monica Casañas was promoted just three days before the pandemic really hit Europe. Airbnb The travel industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and Airbnb lost 80% of revenue in eight weeks. However, general manager for Spain and Portugal, Monica Casañas, is optimistic about the future. Casañas said wanderlust was on the rise and vacations were now being booked more last-minute. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's no secret that the tourism industry has been one of t...
Tags: Travel, International, Trends, Markets, Spain, Tourism, Portugal, Retail, Airbnb, Travel Industry, Brian Chesky, Balearic Islands, Nordic, Don, Chesky, Formentera


How a small company in India produces over 2,000 tons of colorful Holi powder each year

People celebrate the Hindu holiday of Holi with colorful powder known as gulal. One company in Hathras, India, makes over 6,000 tons of gulal every year. We went inside the factory churning out powder year-round in the gulal capital of the world. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Yellow is one of the most popular colors thrown during Holi. Called gulal, the fine powder is made from a mixture of starch and dyes.One factory in India, Radha Kishan Color World, produces 2,000 tons of g...
Tags: Travel, Video, News, India, Color, Trends, Retail, Hindu, Powder, Holi, Manpreet Singh, Uttar Pradesh, Singh, Krishna, Manu, Aligarh


Alchemista used to provide corporate catering for Moderna and TripAdvisor. It's now using food lockers to deliver chef-made meals.

Alchemista Alchemista is deploying temperature-controlled food lockers in offices and residential blocks. The lockers sell chef-made meals, are cleaned by UV light, and are contactless. Company CEO, Christine Marcus, told Insider why she decided to get into the food locker market. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When the pandemic hit, business dried up for Boston-based corporate catering company Alchemista.It had previously provided food for staff at companies incl...
Tags: Food, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Washington Dc, Retail, Tripadvisor, Kfc, Splunk, Marcus, James Beard, Catering, Employee Perks, Moderna, Grace Dean


KFC, Burger King, and Smashburger are all bringing food lockers to their restaurants. Here's why they're poised to be the next big thing in fast food.

A customer gets her breakfast orders from an automatic locker of Freshhema Pick'n Go, an online breakfast order service, in Shanghai, July 17, 2020. Xinhua/Fang Zhe via Getty Images Food lockers could offer restaurants a new lease of life during the pandemic. The lockers are temperature-controlled and often unlocked via an app or with a pin code. Automats could also make a resurgence, as people look for contactless ways to collect food orders. Visit the Business section of Insider for ...
Tags: Food, Japan, New York, Restaurants, Berlin, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Spain, Fast Food, New Jersey, Netherlands, Shanghai, Retail, Moscow


7-Eleven has turned its 'luxury' store in Texas into a PlayStation 5 gaming experience that can be booked on Airbnb - see inside

A look inside the 7-Eleven gaming experience on Airbnb. 7-Eleven 7-Eleven is turning its new Evolution Store in Texas into a PlayStation 5 gaming experience. The two $11 one-night stays can be booked on Airbnb starting February 1. Like any 7-Eleven store, the stay will come decked out with variety of snacks and beverages. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're a gamer who's been looking for a safe getaway during COVID-19, maybe this will peak your interest: 7-Eleven ...
Tags: Travel, Gaming, Texas, Doritos, US, Trends, CMO, Playstation, Dallas Cowboys, Retail, Dallas, Dak Prescott, Airbnb, 7-eleven, Dallas County Texas, Laredo Taco Company


American Airlines will now deliver wine to your door, and you can get air miles for every dollar spent. A 3-bottle monthly subscription costs $100.

American Airlines American Airlines is launching a wine delivery service. Members of American's loyalty program will earn two miles per dollar spent on each order. You can choose a pre-selected box of mixed wines, build your own box, or buy a $100-a-month subscription for three bottles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. American Airlines is the latest industry giant to start selling its onboard food and drink to people stuck at home during the pandemic.The airline is lau...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Alcohol, Trends, Transport, Retail, Wine, Airlines, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, Finnair, American Airlines American Airlines, Grace Dean, American Airlines American


You could spend your vacation living in a castle, an old manor house, or even a former church – if you agree to swap your home for a week

This Scottish castle is available for swap on the website Love Home Swap. Love Home Swap You could spend a week living in a castle, an old manor house, or even a former church – but you have to agree to swap your own house in return. Although travel restrictions make vacations abroad tricky, more people are choosing to enjoy staycations by swapping homes with someone else in their home country. Celia Pronto from Love Home Swap spoke to Business Insider about how the industry is changing du...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Wales, US, Trends, Tourism, Cameron Diaz, Hotel, Retail, Kate Winslet, Kent, East Coast, Pronto, Snowdonia National Park, Stirling Scotland



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