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Fantastique visite au parc national Bandia

a faisait trs longtemps que j'esprais un jour avoir la chance de faire un safari. Je suis comble. Une rserve naturelle peuple exclusivement dherbivores pour la prservation d'espces menaces. Le tout dans un grand respect des animaux avec
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Monument de la renaissance africaine

Visite du Monument de la renaissance africaine de son muse et de son belvdre en compagnie de deux jeunes volontaires ontariens qui habitent avec moi la villa Hannah et Elphase. Nous avons termin la soire l'excellent restaurant Le Phare.
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Saga Holidays names new MDSaga Holidays names new MD

Former MD comes back to take up the reins again
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Last day in Marrakech Missing a Debit Card

Day 7. 26thJanWe got up at around 9 a good liein for us recently. Michael said he preferred a walk before breakfast so we went half a mile towards the Bahia Palace to the South East of our Hotel and had a pancake with cream cheese and jam
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London Stansted expansion fails to get planning approvalLondon Stansted expansion fails to get planning approval

Transport union says decision is short-sighted
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A Six Month Odyssey

Before leaving the Dades Valley this morning we took a drive to Tissdrine passing through the beautiful rock formations called the Monkeys Toes.We've been making a bit of fun of Knackers for the past week but today the tables are turned. Having told
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The Story of Getting Chicken Cooked for a Rescue Dog

Caring for a rescue dog in India has been a lonely task indeed. Buddy the street dog returned to me from the temporary caretaker with the report that he had not vomited for two days and hed been eating mounds of curd rice. I was skeptical. My dou
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Cruise lines cancel China sailingsCruise lines cancel China sailings

Costa, Royal Caribbean and MSC all announce cancellations
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Passenger plane did not crash in AfghanistanPassenger plane did not crash in Afghanistan

Conflicting reports about aircraft going down
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STR: Caribbean 2019 hotel performance

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—The Caribbean hotel industry reported lower occupancy but record-breaking average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) during 2019, according to data from STR. Compared with 2018:
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Excellence Meets Innovation: Four Seasons To Debut New Hotels, Resorts, Private Residences And More In 2020

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, continues to expand its global portfolio with strategic openings of new hotels, resorts and branded private residences in the world's most desirable locations.
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Iberostar to Open 11 New Hotels in 2020

Despite a scenario of economic and political uncertainty in 2019, Iberostar Group ended the year with a revenue of 2,35 billion euros, 5% higher than in 2018, excluding the results for for both years. It has also created 2,000 new jobs, bringing the total worldwide to more than 34,000 employees. 2020 looks set to be an exciting and ambitious year for the Iberostar Group, immersed in consolidating its leadership of responsible tourism through its 2030 agenda. The company is con...
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Palladium Hotels’ Expansion Continues in 2020

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Palladium Hotel Group will continue to consolidate its expansion strategy with important openings in 2020.
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Cambria Hotels Completes Record-Setting 2019 With 11 Openings In Top-Tier Markets

With a record 11 hotels opened in 2019, and a milestone 50 hotels currently open across the country, Cambria Hotels continues its pace with its first property opening in 2020 — the Cambria Hotel Bloomington Mall of America. Franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), the upscale brand opened the doors to 11 hotels last year in major markets — together representing over 1,700 upscale rooms — increasing the brand's system size by 25%.
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Oil-Storage Demand at Top Mideast Hub Drives Brooge Expansion - Bloomberg

Oil-Storage Demand at Top Mideast Hub Drives Brooge Expansion - Bloomberg:Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co. plans to expand its crude-storage capacity six-fold at the Middle Eastern port of Fujairah to meet “huge” demand at the busiest oil-trading hub in the region.The United Arab Emirates-based business will sign contracts by the end of the first quarter, or soon after, to lease out the additional capacity, Chief Executive Officer Nicolaas Paardenkooper said in an interview. It will compl...
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#Dubai's Emirates NBD annual profit surges 44%, tops forecast - Reuters

Dubai's Emirates NBD annual profit surges 44%, tops forecast - Reuters:Dubai’s biggest lender Emirates NBD on Monday posted a 44% surge in 2019 net profit, underpinned by a double-digit growth in net-interest income, stronger loan growth and gains from the listing of its unit Network International.The bank’s full-year net profit came in at 14.5 billion dirham ($3.95 billion), compared with 10.04 billion dirhams last year, higher than 13.55 billion dirhams as forecast by analysts in a Refintiv po...
Tags: Travel, London, Dubai, Reuters, Emirates NBD, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Network International, Network International The bank, DenizBank Emirates

Delta fined for booting off Muslim passengersDelta fined for booting off Muslim passengers

Passengers removed from flights in Paris and Amsterdam
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A.I.-powered voice transcription app Otter raises $10M, including from new strategic investor NTT DOCOMO, an A.I.-powered transcription app and note-takers’ best friend, has received a strategic investment from Japan’s leading mobile operator and new Otter partner, NTT DOCOMO Inc. The two companies are teaming up to support Otter’s expansion into the Japanese market where DOCOMO will be integrating Otter with its own A.I.-based translation service subsidiary, Mirai Translation, in order to provide accurate English transcripts which are then translated into Japanese. The investment was m...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, Siri, Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, Tokyo, Otter, Alexa, Liang, NTT Docomo Inc, NTT Docomo, DOCOMO, Berlitz, Zoom Video Communications, Sam Liang

WholyMe, which makes natural products for chronic pain, closes Seed round

WholyMe, a London startup that makes and markets ‘natural relief’ products to manage chronic pain, has closed a £500,000 Seed round from investors Financière Saint James, V1 Capital, Guibor and business angels. The round also includes Joyance Partners, a New York-based VC concentrating on the new science emerging around ‘health and happiness’ which recently expanded to the UK and Europe. The funding will be used to manufacture WholyMe’s first range of 100% organic supplements and topicals for mu...
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U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Finishes 2019 Trending Upward

At the close of 2019, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the total U.S. construction pipeline continues to grow with 5,748 projects/708,898 rooms, up 4% by projects and 6% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). The pipeline has now completed its eighth consecutive year of growth. These robust year-end counts are a mere 135 projects/76,649 rooms shy of the all-time high of 5,883 projects/785,547 rooms reached in the second quarter of 2008.Projects under construction continue to rise...
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India wants to delink #Qatar gas supply deals from crude; Qatar says no - Reuters

India wants to delink Qatar gas supply deals from crude; Qatar says no - Reuters:India wants Qatar to delink the price of its imported gas from that of oil under long-term deals, India’s oil minister said on Monday, to make supplies cheaper for price-sensitive customers after a sharp fall in spot prices of the cleaner fuel.Liquefied natural gas (LNG) sourced from the spot market costs about half of that under the long-term deals.India in 1999 signed a long-term LNG deal with Qatar for supplies f...
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Hilton Delivers Record-Breaking Growth and Positive Impact in 100th Year of Hospitality

McLean, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced that its centennial year featured record-breaking growth, awards for its inclusive workplace culture, and continued recognition of positive community impact.
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Emirates Islamic's full-year net profit exceeds AED1bn mark for first time - Arabianbusiness

Emirates Islamic's full-year net profit exceeds AED1bn mark for first time - Arabianbusiness:UAE-based Emirates Islamic has reported net profit of AED1.06 billion ($272 million) for the full-year, surpassing the one billion dirham mark for the first time.Net profit for the year increased by 15 percent while total income for 2019 increased by 8 percent to AED2.7 billion.Total assets at AED64.8 billion increased by 11 percent from end-2018 while customer deposits at AED45.3 billion increased by 9 ...
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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts welcomes film icon Susan Sarandon as new global brand ambassador

PARIS, January 2020 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce a new Global Brand Ambassador - the Oscar-winning actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Susan Sarandon. In this unique role, Ms. Sarandon will star in a global brand campaign that will portray the transformative power of travel, connecting Fairmont's history and majestic hotels with modern sensibilities and the dreams of a new generation of travelers. The campaign is expected to be revealed in key markets around th...
Tags: Travel, London, California, New York City, Toronto, Ocean, Paris, Wwf, Accor, Cuba, Gia Coppola, Unicef, Ray Donovan, Grey, Susan Sarandon, Susan

Oil falls 3% to three-month low as China virus threatens demand - Reuters

:Crude prices dropped 3% to three-month lows on Monday as the death toll from China’s coronavirus grew and more businesses were forced to shut down, fuelling expectations of slowing oil demand.Brent crude LCOc1 was down $1.77 a barrel, or 2.9%, at $58.92 at 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT). U.S. crude CLc1 was down $1.51, or 2.8%, at $52.68 a barrel.Both benchmarks had earlier fallen by more than 3% and were at their lowest since October.Global stock exchanges, which oil tends follows, also sank as invest...
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WorldHotels Introduces WorldHotels Crafted Collection

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldHotels today introduced a new collection of hotels and resorts that brings to life the uncommon vision of independent hoteliers: WorldHotels Crafted Collection. Announced today at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), WorldHotels Crafted Collection will be a curated collection of independent hotels that offer cutting-edge design, immersive guest experiences and expert service.
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Revealed: the importance of Emaar to #Dubai's property market - Arabianbusiness

Revealed: the importance of Emaar to Dubai's property market - Arabianbusiness:Emaar Properties continued to dominate the Dubai property market in terms of the number of off-plan sales transactions registered in 2019, according to new research. Data analysed by Data Finder, the real estate insights and data platform under the Property Finder Group, showed that Dubai’s largest listed developer registered 8,600 off-plan property sales overall in 2019, an increase of 260 percent compared to 2018.Th...
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#SaudiArabia, #UAE caution oil market against gloom over China virus - Reuters

Saudi Arabia, UAE caution oil market against gloom over China virus - Reuters:Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, on Monday urged caution against “gloomy expectations” regarding the possible impact of the spread of the coronavirus on the global economy and oil demand.The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 81 on Monday with more than 2,700 infected as health authorities around the world stepped up screening of passengers from China.Crude prices fell about 3% on Monday...
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Memories of Bhutan Thimphu through Druk Asia Jan 2020

Monday 13th January 2020 After spending a night at Osel Hotel it was time for me to checkout in the morning and continue with our journey to Punakha about 85km away. By 9am my guide U had arrived and the plan was to cover some sights in the
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