I flew an eVTOL simulator around Los Angeles and saw why they may make traditional pilots obsolete- here's what it was like

Flying Honeywell's eVTOL simulator. Thomas Pallini/Insider Electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs, will likely be flying around cities in less than five years. Flying them may not be traditional pilots but trained operators using simplified cockpit systems. Engineers are working to make the aircraft as simple as possible to avoid a pilot shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, better known as eVTOLs o...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Quite possibly the “most Kauai” photo ever

Mahalo to Carol Randles for sharing this funny Kauai photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos! If you’ve ever been to Kauai, you know there are chickens just about everywhere. Each time we visit, it seems that there are more and more. There are some theories why Kauai has so many chickens. Apparently this rooster thinks he owns the place … or at least this beach chair. He looks like he might have a lot to crow about. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Quite possibly the “most Kauai” ...
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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...
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Airbnb Will Temporarily Ban Listings Where Tenants Have Been Evicted for Not Paying Rent

Better late than never: Airbnb is preventing landlords from renting units where tenants have been evicted for not paying rent after the Center for Disease Control’s pandemic eviction moratorium expires on June 30th. According to an analysis by think tank the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 10.4 million…Read more...
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Return to the Luberon: Ansouis

Another lovely village we visited in the Luberon was Ansouis. Officially named one of the most beautiful villages in France, Ansouis is the Luberon at its best.   The population is just over 1,000 people, and the residents take much pride in the upkeep of limestone facades of their ancient homes by maintaining beautiful vines, plants and flowerpots.   Two other highlights of Ansouis is the impressive 12th century chateau and the Saint Martin  C hurch.   ...
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I flew on JetBlue's brand-new Airbus A220 and saw why it's the perfect plane to lead the airline into its next era

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A220-300. Thomas Pallini/Insider JetBlue Airways is the latest US airline to fly the Airbus A220, a next-generation aircraft to replace the airline's Embraer E190s. The 140-seat aircraft is configured in a unique 2-3 arrangement and gives flyers more seating choices based on preference. JetBlue plans to fly the aircraft across the country thanks to the aircraft's 3,400-nautical mile range and fuel efficiency. See more stories on Insider's b...
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A major cruise line says its customers' private information may have been accessed during a data breach

Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship in March 2020. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Carnival Corp says a data breach in mid-March may have impacted its guests' and employees' personal data. The company's Carnival, Holland America, and Princess cruise lines were affected. Data like Social Security and passport numbers may have been accessed, the Associated Press reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carnival Corp says its guests' and emplo...
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Oil likely to hit $100 a barrel, say top commodity traders | Financial Times

Oil likely to hit $100 a barrel, say top commodity traders | Financial Times The world’s top commodity traders have forecast a return to $100-a-barrel oil, as investment in new supplies slows down before demand has peaked and before green alternatives can take up the slack.  Executives from Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura and Goldman Sachs said on Tuesday that $100 crude was a real possibility, with prices already reaching their highest level in two years this week as Brent crude m...
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 11 June 2021

Correction for Last Week’s Newsletter Titled Arden Group Acquires Grand Mercure Monaco Hotel in New Zealand, Kakadu National Park Upgrades Completed in Australia, RedDoorz Enters Upscale Segment with Launch of Sunerra Hotels, Absolute Hotel Services Launches New Hospitality Brand for the Senior Market.
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WTTC And Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health Release Insight Papers To Help Drive Sustainability In Travel & Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, and faculty and scientists of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, today release four research insight papers to support the pursuit of sustainability in Travel & Tourism.
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Call out for UK and European Hospitality Industry as Nominations Open For HSMAI Region Europe’s Board Elections - deadline: 7 July

The nominations to join the HSMAI Region Europe Board of Directors are open until 7 July, 2021. The 19 board members will be made up of senior management, marketers and academics working in the UK and European hospitality industry. Candidates are invited to submit nominations by return of this form to email: [email protected]
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Innovation: Embracing Complexity And Contradictions (Frédéric Delley) | By Frédéric Delley

Innovation is the process of creating value through the implementation of new ideas. Crises generate the exact opposite outcome: tremendous value destruction. Innovation, therefore, seems particularly well-suited to act as a powerful countervailing force in times of hardship. The process of innovation under stable conditions, while not straightforward, is relatively well understood.
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A section of our back hedge has been taken over by chèvrefeuille (honeysuckle). Its name (in French) means "goat leaf." I don't know why. I also don't know if the hedge is in danger from the plant. It's fully integrated in the hedge and would be very difficult to remove. It's been there since we moved in eighteen years ago, but there is considerably more of it now than there was then. Some of the honeysuckle flowers are white and others are yellow. We'll be taking advantage of our summery spel...
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Hoteliers’ Top 10 Revenue Management Questions… ANSWERED | By Erik Muñoz

Many hoteliers struggle with the same revenue management questions, especially during times of significant market uncertainty, like we are currently experiencing. Never fear; I'm here to answer hoteliers’ top 10 questions about revenue management in the times of COVID:
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Hospitality Financial Leadership - Modern Hotel Financial Statement Features - Part 1 | By David Lund

Do your hotel financial statements give you the information you need to effectively run your business? Are you able to see if your profits are where they should be in an enhanced top-line statement? Do your statements measure flow thru? Do you record your room’s business by proper segments and track the rooms occupied, rate and revenue in each segment? Do you record customers served in F&B and do you separate meal periods? Do you record liquor, beer, wine, and mineral sales on your financ...
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Hotel Lawyer: 5 Tips for your next Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) | By Jim Butler

Is it time to re-think your management agreement?
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Hotel Lawyer: Independent Boutique Hotels at BLLA Conference

The Global Hospitality Group® was pleased to sponsor and participate in BLLA’s virtual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference, which took place online June 2-3.
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West Wind Pass Hike – Kananaskis Country

If you’re looking for an excellent mountain hike close to Canmore that doesn’t take all day, consider the easy but steep hike to West Wind Pass. Considering the return distance is just 4.2 km and you gain only 378 m, most people will be able to knock the full hike off in 1.5 – 2.5 hours. It’s a great alternative to the nearby, busier Ha Ling Peak . The other bonus with the West Wind Pass hike is the fact you can make it into a longer day hike by continuing to Windtower. Keep in mind though, t...
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Hiking the Cinque Terre: All you Need to Know

Hiking the Cinque Terre in Italy is nothing short of intoxicating. The trail connecting the five picturesque and multicolored villages leads you up and down the jagged ridges of this stretch of Liguria’s coast. You walk surrounded by Mediterranean scrub and vineyards, standing out on the sea cobalt blue background. But what’s the best way to plan the Cinque Terre hike? Vernazza Small Harbor Aside from Florence, Rome, and Venice, the top three must-sees in Italy, the Cinque Terre is o...
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Announcing - Asset Management Services for Independent Hotels

Hospitality Financial Leadership Asset Management Program
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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&#...
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#AbuDhabi's ADQ invests in India's edtech giant Byju's | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Abu Dhabi's ADQ invests in India's edtech giant Byju's | ZAWYA MENA Edition Abu Dhabi’s state state-owned ADQ is one of the investors participating in the latest funding round by India’s education technology firm Byju’s. The edtech giant raised about $350 million from investors that also include UBS Group, Zoom founder Eric Yuan and Blackstone, the Economic Times reported. The latest funding valued Byju at around $16.5 billion post investment, making it the most-valued start-up in India. ADQ, ...
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A Visit

I made a quick trip down into the South of France to visit a friend. There are always new and interesting places to visit in France. We made a visit to Rennes le Chateau which has some mystical stories about it along with those of the priest who worked there called Father Bérenger Saunière. He is said to have been involved in finding papers about Jesus and his marriage to Mary Magdalene, a la The Da Vinci Code but it has lately been shown that he was basically involved in a bit of fraud, ta...
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UNWTO ‘Jobs Factory’, Powered By Hosco, Launched To Kickstart Tourism Jobs Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched the Jobs Factory, powered by Hosco, the global hospitality network. This innovative platform is designed to connect talent with employers across the sector, being the perfect solution for hospitality recruitment.
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Research Shows That You Should Let Consumers’ Photos Speak For Your Business | By Linchi Kwok

The advance of technology and the widespread adoption of smartphones and handheld devices in recent years have enabled us to publish our experience about a product or service through online photo or video sharing and provide a review.
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Infor Presentation - Cloud Solutions For Every Industry

Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice t...
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Return to the Luberon: La Tour d’Aigues and Mirabeau

After visiting the village of Ansouis, which I posted about yesterday, we went to La Tour d’Aigues. Outdoor cafes and restaurants had just reopened in France the week before, so we had lunch at a sweet outdoor café and enjoyed some fresh salads. Across the street from the café was the ruins of the Chateau La Tour d’Aigues, a Renaissance architectural wonder from the 16th century which was influenced by the triumphal arches of Roman Antiquity. The chateau has been repurposed since 1985 as a co...
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HotelRunner introduces the sales-first, unified Property Management System at no additional cost to businesses

HotelRunner, the world’s leading travel technology platform, has taken a major step towards facilitating access to technology for all types of accommodation with the development of HotelRunner PMS (Property Management System): an innovation that will accelerate the digital transformation of the global tourism industry.
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Oprah Partners with Hilton to Gift One of Her Favorite Vacations

Last night, Oprah Winfrey hosted Honoring Our Kings: OWN Celebrates Black Fatherhood, her first-ever Father’s Day special—a show that ended with a fantastic surprise.
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