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EasyHotel CEO François Bacchetta dies

The following statement is issued by Harm Meijer, Chairman of easyHotel, on behalf of easyHotel and its stakeholders ICAMAP, Ivanhoé Cambridge and easyGroup.
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Accor promotes a holistic approach to wellness

The ongoing global pandemic has only reinforced the importance of wellness in our lives, and the hospitality sector has a major role to play in encouraging people to live better. To coincide with Global Wellness Day, in this article we focus on several of our brands’ wellness offers.
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Delta CEO expects business travel to return to pre-pandemic levels July 1

The travel industry has been stopped short by the coronavirus pandemic but as the nation recovers, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said he expects travel to bounce back to normal.
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Infographic: The real impact of Google Free Booking Links

The direct channel continues to rise and takes a bite out of the OTAs! The share of direct has increased to reach a record level in the first quarter of 2021, representing a third of a hotel’s revenue. In times of crisis, hotels have favoured the Metasearch CPA model which is the least risky business model. And Google Hotel Ads is literally crushing the model. But what about the new Google free booking links? Does this new offer live up to the expectations raised by it?
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Industry 4.0: Why People-Centric Leadership Is Key | By Achim Schmitt

We should be putting the interpersonal and human component at the center of our activities as we continue to transition into the digital age across multiple industries, including education. For a long time 'customer-centricity' has been a focal point across industries, but the new digital environment calls for even more people-centric leaders to be a key component in the workplace of the future. Read on to discover why people-centricity is the new must-have skill.
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Evolution Hospitality Is Managing The Hotel 1000 Seattle

Lighthouse Investments and ESI Ventures with equity financing from Kildare Partners has acquired the Hotel 1000 in Seattle and has selected Evolution Hospitality, the lifestyle operating division of Aimbridge Hospitality, to manage the hotel.
Tags: Travel, Seattle, Aimbridge Hospitality, Kildare Partners, Lighthouse Investments, ESI Ventures

The New Realities of Hotel Sales and Marketing | By Robert Gilbert

We know that the pandemic has changed hospitality sales and marketing, but how? In ways that you've probably imagined and others that you might not have. Senior-level hospitality sales and marketing executives - from both brands and hotel management companies (HMCs) - who participated in HSMAI's recent series of Executive Roundtable programs discussed the trends, challenges, and priorities on their radar a full year into this industry-disrupting crisis.
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The tomatoes are forming

This is one of our first tomatoes of the year. It's a roma and it's not much bigger than an olive, but it's a start! The storm on Wednesday night really battered the plants. Almost all of them were lying on the ground Thursday morning, but they weren't damaged. I've since pulled them back upright and tied them to their stakes as best I could. As they continue to grow that will get easier. It won't be long before I know if the calcium treatment worked to prevent blossom end rot. We had more rai...
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Europeans’ Travel Sentiment Skyrockets In View Of Vaccine Rollouts And Introduction Of EU Digital Covid Certificate

As Europe opens up after months of lockdowns and restrictions, interest in travel has risen distinctly, with two-thirds of Europeans intending to take a trip by the end of November 2021. Only 15% remain uncertain, and 15% are not willing to travel. This is according to the latest research on “Monitoring Sentiment for Domestic and Intra-European Travel – Wave 7“[1] by the European Travel Commission (ETC), which provides timely insights on the short-term travel intentions and preferences of...
Tags: Travel, Europe, European Travel Commission ETC, EU Digital, Intra European Travel

Oil drops amid dollar strength; demand picture still bullish | Reuters

Oil drops amid dollar strength; demand picture still bullish | Reuters Oil prices fell for a second straight session on Friday as the U.S. dollar soared on the prospect of interest rate hikes in the United States, but they were on track to finish the week little changed and only slightly off multi-year highs.Brent crude futures were down 45 cents, or 0.6%, at $72.63 a barrel as of 0700 GMT, extending a 1.8% decline on Thursday. The contract is on track to be flat for the week.U.S. West Texas I...
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Introducing The Oliver Hemming Collection: Award-winning Luxury Alarm Clocks And Bluetooth Speakers

Oliver Hemming is an award-winning British designer making a beautiful collection of luxury alarm clocks and Bluetooth speakers, specifically for the hospitality industry.
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Ideas With Impact: Maintaining The Human Touch In A Contactless World | By Nicole Mcquiddy-davis

With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting travel and the hospitality industry especially hard, this March Medallia, in collaboration with the School of Hotel Administration’s (SHA) Center for Hospitality Research, launched an online hospitality community to crowdsource ideas with impact. Conceived as a place for hospitality thought leaders—from industry professionals to SHA professors and alumni—to support each other with innovative ideas and solutions to the industry’s most pressing issues and ...
Tags: Travel, School of Hotel Administration, SHA Center for Hospitality Research, Nicole Mcquiddy

"Direct Guest Engagement Essential To Capture Travel Demand" Says VP At Ruby Hotels | By Pedro Colaco

With the US fully reopened and Europe steadily easing restrictions, Hotel bookings continue to grow significantly and have exceeded 2019 values, according to our industry research conducted in May 2021. 
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The COVID-19 Crisis Is Reframing Our Understanding Of What Matters (Demian Hodari) | By Demian Hodari

The COVID-19 crisis is unique in many ways, not least of which is that it led the interconnected world of business to experiment with its first global, supply-side disruption. In the hospitality industry, for example, during the first wave of the pandemic (April-May 2020), more than 70 percent of hotels in Europe were closed, international flights were less than 5% compared to the same period in 2019, and restaurants were forced to close and, if lucky, provide takeaway and delivery. The w...
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HVS Market Pulse - Cincinnati | By Brian Arevalo

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the regional economy has been severe across all traditional lodging demand segments. Within the corporate segment, demand declined significantly as most of the region’s largest employers eliminated corporate travel in 2020. We note that many companies began to reopen offices in the summer of 2020; however, others continue to allow employees to work remotely, including Procter & Gamble and Kroger.
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The Sneak

Dinner was ready Chelsea had set the table Yann was opening the wine I turned my back to stir a pot and when I turned around someone had gobbled up the raspberries off the melons.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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Lt. Gov. Green seeks to ease Hawaii entry for U.S. travelers, mayors split on hotel tax, new law requires mediation before eviction, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hotels line Waikiki beachfront ©2021 All Hawaii NewsLt. Gov.: More Travel From U.S. Mainland May Open Soon. Hawaii within two weeks could lift its 10-day quarantine requirement for all travelers from the U.S. continent who show proof of vaccination, the state’s COVID-19 liaison said Wednesday. Civil Beat.Hawaii mayors split on whether Ige should sign bill for counties to levy additional hotel tax. Leaders of Hawaii’s four counties appear split on whether Gov. David Ige should sign a meas...
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Aloha Plate Food Truck races along on Food Network

Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast listeners will have noticed by now that Aloha Bruce has been flying solo of late, as co-host Lanai Tabura has been bouncing around between Hawaii and the mainland for a variety of local and national television productions with Aloha Plate Food Truck. He is a busy man (and Emmy Award winner) […] The post Aloha Plate Food Truck races along on Food Network appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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The 5 best cat carriers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good cat carrier is comfortable and safe for your pet and easy for you to transport. We tested 30 pet carriers, including soft-sided carriers, hard-sided kennels, and backpacks. The best cat carrier, Mr. Peanut's Gold Series Expandable Carrier, unzips to give a pet extra space. The right cat carrier can make getting a feisty feline from Point A to Point B less stressful. Whether you're headed to the vet or the airport, a good carrier should have a h...
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#Qatar Sees $20 Billion Bump to Economy From Soccer World Cup - Bloomberg

Qatar Sees $20 Billion Bump to Economy From Soccer World Cup - Bloomberg Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics may be a financial flop, but Qatar, host to one of the next big global sporting events since the start of the pandemic, expects its tournament late next year to provide an economic boost.“We anticipate the contribution to the economy essentially would be around about $20 billion,” said Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary-General of the Committee for Delivery and Legacy that’s building the infrastructure beh...
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Fonts, dereliction and a defunct Tokyo vending machine

This old and faded shop front with its nowhere near as old but still defunct vending machine has fascinated me for ages. It’s a scene I find hard not to photograph, but harder still has been trying to get someone suitable in the frame. The street is awkwardly narrow, and there aren’t many people passing by, so my efforts have always ended in failure. Until last week that is, when persistence finally paid off and at long last a half-decent chance presented itself.
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BUTTERY Celeriac & Potato Mash!

You get the best of both worlds with this incredible celeriac and potato mash. Celeriac makes this delicious mash less carby but upps the flavour. It is made creamy with cream, butter, garlic and is garnished with chives. I hope you'll try this version of mashed potato at least once - this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Oil falls from multi-year highs on firmer dollar, hike in UK COVID cases | Reuters

Oil falls from multi-year highs on firmer dollar, hike in UK COVID cases | Reuters Crude oil prices fell nearly 2% from their highest level in years on Thursday as the dollar strengthened after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it might raise interest rates as soon as 2023.Oil demand worries resurfaced after new coronavirus cases jumped in Britain, while supply concerns over the return of Iranian barrels also weighed on the market.Traders, however, said Friday'spresidential elections in Iran c...
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What a pleasure it is to eat a well prepared meal. I don’t make many of them anymore but I love to go out and enjoy food cooked by others. In this case it was at a very nice restaurant in the country. We saw a man who was so happy to be there after the confinement that he got down on his knees and bowed to the ground. It started with really good ham and melon. My friend had this very good platter of chacuterie. Some delicious pork with potatoes cooked in goose fat. Fabulous. ...
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Top Dubai Municipality Apps

Dubai Municipality has launched a number of mobile apps for easier integration with municipal services. Whether you want to access the geographical system and land maps, order animal slaughter and delivery, identify fake consumer products, find or adopt a pet, visit the parks and beaches, check out the weather, or simply contact the 24/7 contact […] The post Top Dubai Municipality Apps appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Creditors to Sell $463 Million of Air Berlin and Alitalia Claims - Bloomberg

Creditors to Sell $463 Million of Air Berlin and Alitalia Claims - Bloomberg A group of creditors that bought Etihad Airways PJSC-linked bonds are preparing to auction $463 million of claims against insolvent airlines Alitalia and Air Berlin to recover some of their investment.The trustee of bonds issued by EA Partners I and II -- two special purpose entities set up by the Abu Dhabi-based carrier -- hired Barclays Bank Plc to arrange the sale, according to a statement. Potential buyers will be...
Tags: Travel, India, Abu Dhabi, Etihad, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Barclays Bank PLC, Air Berlin, Air Seychelles, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Etihad Airways PJSC, Lars Windhorst, EA Partners, Alitalia Claims Bloomberg, Air Berlin Alitalia

Bahrain's Batelco Telecom Considers #Saudi Dual Listing - Bloomberg

Bahrain's Batelco Telecom Considers Saudi Dual Listing - Bloomberg Bahrain’s biggest telecommunications firm is planning to become the first company to have a dual listing of shares on Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, according to people familiar with the matter.Bahrain Telecommunications Co., also known as Batelco, has hired the investment arm of Samba Financial Group as an adviser on the deal, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. No decision has been made...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Gulf, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial Group, Khalid Al Hussan, Samba Capital, Batelco, Batelco Telecom, Bloomberg Bahrain, Bahrain Telecommunications Co

#UAE central bank raises benchmark interest rate in step with Fed | Reuters

UAE central bank raises benchmark interest rate in step with Fed | Reuters The United Arab Emirates central bank raised its key overnight interest rate by 5 basis points on Thursday, in step with a similar move by the U.S. Federal Reserve a day earlier.The UAE's base rate for overnight deposits is anchored to the Fed's Interest on Excess Reserves (IOER), which the U.S. central bank raised by 5 basis points to 0.15% at the end of a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday.The UAE central bank said i...
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Oil tumbles 3% from multi-year highs on stronger dollar | Reuters

Oil tumbles 3% from multi-year highs on stronger dollar | Reuters Oil prices slumped nearly 3% from their highest level in years on Thursday as the U.S. dollar strengthened after the Federal Reserve signaled it might raise interest rates as soon as 2023 and hopes the United States and Iran could come to a nuclear agreement.But an upcoming election in Iran on Friday could scuttle the nuclear talks and leave U.S. sanction on Iran's oil exports in place.Brent futures fell $2.07, or 2.8%, to $72.3...
Tags: Travel, Iran, United States, Federal Reserve, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

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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