All 11 US airlines are running Black Friday sales, but the meager discounts are just another sign of an industry in crisis — here's the list

Flying on a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider All 11 major US airlines are participating in Black Friday in which flyers can get the jump on deals for 2021 travel. Those not offering discounted flights are offering sale prices or bonuses when purchasing points or miles.  International flight deals are largely missing as travel restrictions continue to hinder where Americans can travel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Black Friday is here, ...
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Tokyo Trump Fans Gone Wild

Sexy Japanese fans of American politics have had enough. Y oshi Shimuzu got up to speak in his Trump mask at 2:55 pm, it was the end of a 3 hour rally and people were leaving. Maybe it was the chilly November air. Maybe they had an interracial Tinder date they had to get to. Maybe it was to let people who had been waiting, marching and chanting for three hours a chance to be nearer Trump, spiritually at least. Yoshi's mask was about $30 in a Ueno mask...
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#Saudi Pharma Climbs to Five-Year High on Covid Pact With CureVac - Bloomberg

Saudi Pharma Climbs to Five-Year High on Covid Pact With CureVac - Bloomberg Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries & Medical Appliances Corp. surged to the highest level in more than five years after signing a pact to supply CureVac NV’s coronavirus vaccine in the kingdom.The shares closed 5.5% higher in Riyadh, taking the gain for the year to 58%. The benchmark Tadawul index rose 0.2%.The non-binding memorandum of understanding with CureVac includes the possibility of extending the supply and distri...
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Oil Near $45 With OPEC+ Struggling for Consensus on Output - Bloomberg

Oil Near $45 With OPEC+ Struggling for Consensus on Output - Bloomberg Oil traded near $45 a barrel in New York with OPEC seeking more time to reach a deal on production policy after a meeting broke down without an agreement.Futures flipped between gains and losses having earlier been buoyed by a weaker dollar. The recovery in Asia gathered pace as factory activity in South Korea and China surged in November. The rebound highlights the uneven global oil demand picture OPEC+ is facing, with...
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Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about safety

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
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13% of travelers to Hawaii test positive for COVID-19, Kauai seeks to opt out of Safe Travels program, Honolulu limits Thanksgiving parties to 5 people, unemployment tax expected to triple, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Travelers get screened at Honolulu airport PC:state of HawaiiTravelers testing positive up fourfold in November. Travel-related COVID-19 cases in Hawaii have more than quadrupled since the state began allowing nonessential travel in October, according to new data released by the state Department of Health. State health officials said Tuesday that 13% of travelers to Hawaii tested positive for COVID-19 in November, up from 3% in October, even though the total number of COVID-19 cases in g...
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Oil’s Surge Toward $50 Risks Giving OPEC+ Yet Another Headache - Bloomberg

Oil’s Surge Toward $50 Risks Giving OPEC+ Yet Another Headache - Bloomberg With OPEC+ just days from meeting, those countries who favor ratcheting up oil production may be finding some support for their arguments from surging prices. Headline futures contracts jumped 30% this month with Brent at one point on Wednesday hitting $48.75 a barrel, the highest since March. Critically though, a much more fundamental shift has taken place in the forward curve, which offers clues about traders’ perspecti...
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More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.'

Katie Canales/Business Insider The COVID-19 pandemic has appeared to bolster an exodus from the pricey San Francisco Bay Area to more affordable locales, including Austin, Texas. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is among those who have announced their move to Austin in the last few months amid a widespread shift to remote work. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
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STR: Canada hotel results for week ending 21 November

STR data for 15-21 November 2020 showed flat occupancy from the previous week for Canada's hotel industry.
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The Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline, excluding China, remains steady year-over-year

According to the recent Asia Pacific, excluding China, Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), Asia Pacific's total construction pipeline, excluding China, remained steady year-over-year (YOY) to end the third quarter of 2020 at 1,820 projects/385,194 rooms, up 2% by projects and down slightly by 1% by rooms YOY. While coronavirus cases surge again across Europe and the United States, the Asia Pacific region has been one of the few regions of the world to ...
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Peak Oil Is Suddenly Upon Us

Peak Oil Is Suddenly Upon Us A year ago, if anyone in the petroleum business had suggested that the moment of Peak Oil had already passed, they would have been laughed right off the drilling rig. Then 2020 happened.Planes stopped flying. Office workers stayed home. “Zooming with the grandkids” replaced driving to see family. A year of global hunkering yielded the sharpest drop in oil consumption since Henry Ford cobbled together the first Model T. At its worst, global demand dropped by a stagge...
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Pandemic to Prompt Rise in UK Hotel Insolvencies According to Webinar Experts

Hotel insolvencies caused by the pandemic are likely to increase through 2021 according to experts speaking at a global webinar held 24 November organized by HVS, AlixPartners, Bird & Bird and EP Magazine.
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Despite Calls To Stay Home For Thanksgiving, US Air Travel Sets Pandemic-Era Record

(CNN/CBS13) — The number of travelers passing through airport security checkpoints in the United States reached its highest level since mid-March on Wednesday despite urging from federal health officials for Americans to spend Thanksgiving at home. In a pandemic-era record, more than 1 million people passed through security at America’s airports on the day before Thanksgiving. That number is just 40% of last year’s passenger volume on the same day when 2,602,631 people were screened. The US Cent...
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OPEC Faces Seismic Demand Split as Cartel Plots Next Move - Bloomberg

OPEC Faces Seismic Demand Split as Cartel Plots Next Move - Bloomberg As OPEC+ ministers gather virtually this week, the city that traditionally hosts their meetings will be locked down. Vienna’s Christmas markets will be closed, the famous Ringstrasse boulevard silent. For oil ministers, the scene should urge caution.But while the Austrian capital provides a dramatic example of how the second wave of the pandemic is shutting down economies in Europe and the U.S., the global picture is more nuan...
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Zoox Smart Data Selected by Choice Hotels to Oversee Wi-Fi Landing Pages with Latest in Guest Experience Personalization

Zoox Smart Data ("Zoox"), an international provider of technological solutions that harnesses big data to build customer profiles from existing Wi-Fi networks, announced today that it has successfully deployed its Zoox Media solution across 4,141 Choice Hotels branded hotels along with the Zoox Smart Data platform at 197 properties. Zoox Media integrates with the hotel's guest Wi-Fi landing page, providing a fast and direct communications channel to their guests that enhances awareness of...
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Guest Post: Penni also as S'Mee

  Hello Friends!   I’d like to thank Corey for reaching out to us all and inviting us to share a bit about our lives.  I’m Penni, and I found Corey about a year after she began her blog, ‘Tongue in Cheek’. I will rewrite a message I sent her a bit ago, changing the pronouns   "I’m not really into antiques, France is fine- but I’ve never been there, and probably never will— I stumbled on Corey’s blog about a year after she started and I stay because of her literal Spirit. She’s genuine. She’s re...
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Travelers to Kauai must quarantine for 14 days, again

Governor Ige approved Kauai’s request to temporarily opt out of the state’s Safe Travel’s pre-travel testing program, which allowed travelers to be exempt from quarantine with proof of a negative pre-travel test from an approved testing partner. Travelers must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This change will be effective 12:01am on December 2, 2020. A limited number of travel bubble resorts will be open for travelers who must quarantine. Travel bubble resorts will offer some enhanced movem...
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Why a backyard shed maker decided to pivot to making tiny homes and offices on wheels — see inside its $129,000 DW model

The DW. Modern Shed Backyard shed maker Modern Shed has unveiled the DW, a $129,000 tiny home on wheels. The company decided to add this new addition to its product line during the coronavirus pandemic in order to "offer something that embodies agility, which is really something this year has asked of all of us," founder of Modern Shed Ryan Smith told Business Insider in an email interview. The DW, short for Dwelling on Wheels, can be delivered as an office on wheels instead of a tiny home...
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Major Gulf markets close mixed, #Dubai ends winning streak | Reuters

Major Gulf markets close mixed, Dubai ends winning streak | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets ended mixed on Sunday with Saudi Arabian shares extending gains for a sixth consecutive day, while Dubai fell after five days of rises.All major Gulf stocks registered gains in the week to Thursday, riding on a rally fuelled by optimism around COVID-19 vaccine developments.Saudi Arabia’s main index was up 0.2% as Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services Group surged 8.7%, its sharpest intra-day rise since ...
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The Prettiest Entrance in Paris

Not too far from the Eiffel Tower on Avenue Rapp is a gorgeous building in the Art Nouveau style built in the late 1800’s by an architect named Lavirotte. I wasn’t too far away the other day and decided to get another look. Here it is. Pretty elaborate and over the top. Closer. Once I was here as a lady came out and I went inside to look at the entrance lobby which turned out to be rather plain to my surprise. Note her fox stole, at least I think that’s what it is. Surely not ...
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Mideast stocks: Major Gulf stocks little changed in early trade | Reuters

Mideast stocks: Major Gulf stocks little changed in early trade | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets were steady in early Sunday trading, having gained last week on optimism about COVID-19 vaccines.Saudi Arabia’s index was up 0.3% as Al Rajhi Bank gained 0.3% and Saudi Electricity added 2.1% in its fifth daily rise in six trading days.Moody’s on Wednesday upgraded the utility company’s rating to A1, citing increased government support. The company recently signed an agreement with the government t...
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The Pandemic Has Broken Shale and Left Oil Markets in OPEC Hands - Bloomberg

The Pandemic Has Broken Shale and Left Oil Markets in OPEC Hands - Bloomberg OPEC’s oil ministers have a few challenges to consider at a crucial summit next week, but for the first time in years the shale boom won’t be at the top of the list.A devastating global pandemic and a reckoning with Wall Street appear to have broken the resolve of the shale wildcatters who turned the U.S. into the world’s biggest oil producer. Years of breakneck growth, at the expense of crude kingpins in the Middle Eas...
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I visited airport lounges of the 3 major US airlines and saw how the pandemic has changed the once-extravagant experience – here's what it's like to lounge during the pandemic

We visited three airport lounges to answer definitively: what is it like to lounge during the pandemic? Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Airlines are adapting their premium lounges to the new realities of pandemic flying as their top travelers remain largely grounded.  Each airline has its own approach but all are centered around health and safety first followed by a gradual ramp-up of the amenities that flyers expect. We visited the airport lounges of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, an...
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The best Black Friday luggage deals, including up to 60% off Tumi, Briggs & Riley, Travelpro, and Away

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Away As part of Black Friday 2020, you can find serious savings on luggage of all types.Even premium brands like Tumi, Briggs & Riley, Travelpro, Away, and more are up to 55% off, offering serious value for investment pieces that will last a lifetime.Some of our top overall picks in our guide to the best carry-on are also on sale.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice...
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Have a ball

These two fountains, les fontaines de Pol Bury, were installed in the Cour d'Orléans of the Palais Royal in the center of Paris back in 1985. They didn't exist when I lived in Paris a few years earlier. The first time I was back in Paris was 1988, and there they were. The building itself was also renovated and its façade cleaned since then. Pol Bury was a Belgian artist. He died in 2005. Back then I was just getting started with SLR photography and was into taking color slides. This image is s...
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Most Mideast Stocks Rise to Track Peers, Oil Higher: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Most Mideast Stocks Rise to Track Peers, Oil Higher: Inside EM - Bloomberg Most Middle East stock markets advanced, taking their cue from rising crude oil prices and gains elsewhere in emerging markets last week.Indexes in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Oman climbed as much as 0.3%, while those in Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar slipped. The Tadawul All Share Index in Riyadh rose for the sixth consecutive session to trade at the highest level since July 2019.The prospect of the formal start to Pre...
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#SaudiArabia seeks to resolve #Qatar crisis as ‘gift’ to Joe Biden | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia seeks to resolve Qatar crisis as ‘gift’ to Joe Biden | Financial Times Saudi Arabia has stepped up its efforts to resolve its more than three-year dispute with Qatar after US president Donald Trump’s election defeat, according to people briefed on the talks.  The move to end the Gulf states’ blockade of their gas-rich neighbour is being perceived as an attempt by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to curry favour with the incoming Biden administration and deliver a parting prese...
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EHL's Berceau des Sens maintains 16/20 in the Gault & Millau guide

The Ecole hotelière de Lausanne is a world renowned hospitality university. Our gastronomic training restaurant, Le Berceau des Sens, is equally deserving of praise and has once again obtained 16 out of 20 points from the prestigious Gault & Millau restuarant guide for Switzerland!In the kitchen, head chef Cédric Bourassin, leads a high-flying brigade of professionals and students. In the dining room too, it is the students providing the service, meticulously coached by restaurant manager...
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Interstate to manage 31 Jupiter Hotels in the UK

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality's international division, has announced it has been appointed to manage Jupiter Hotels' UK portfolio.Interstate will step in as the new management company for all 31 of Jupiter's UK properties from 1 December 2020.The portfolio is made up of both Mercure and Holiday Inn branded hotels, as well as two independents.Nicholas Northam, Executive Vice President International at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, said: "This is a very exciting develop...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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