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Embrace Your Inner Yogi: Meetings & Events in a Post-COVID-19 World

As countries continue to grapple with controlling the spread of COVID-19, the meetings and events industry has begun the long and challenging road to recovery. Around the world, including parts of Asia Pacific, restrictions are being eased and face-to-face meetings and events are gradually being allowed to resume. In Australia, for instance, both indoor and outdoor events have been allowed to restart since July, albeit with various restrictions around capacity and safe distancing. Similar...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Singapore, Asia Pacific

Martabak 109, Woodcroft

Dear Reader, do you love martabak that spongey sweet Indonesian sandwich cake with a delicious range of fillings? How about a red velvet martabak? Or a savoury one filled with ramen and sausage? We try out Martabak 109 in Woodcroft.
Tags: Travel, MARTABAK

Oil falls about 2% on Libyan output, COVID-19 demand concerns | Reuters

Oil falls about 2% on Libyan output, COVID-19 demand concerns | ReutersOil fell nearly 2% on Friday, finishing lower for the week, in anticipation of a surge in Libyan crude supply and demand concerns caused by surging coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe.Crude prices sank after Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) said it lifted force majeure on exports from key ports and output would reach 1 million barrels per day in four weeks.“As soon as that came out, the market cratered,” said Bob...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, United States, Libya, Reuters, Mizuho, National Oil Corp NOC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bob Yawger

How to Take a Safe(r) Pandemic Road Trip

However you feel about road trips—whether you rack up the mileage on the regular or are still working through the trauma of family vacations that forced you to pack into a station wagon for hours on end—they are the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Road Trips, Lifehacks, Covid 19

STR: September 2020 Central/South America Hotel Data

The Central/South America hotel industry reported slight performance improvement over the previous month but at overall low levels, according to September 2020 data from STR.
Tags: Travel, Central South America, Central South America Hotel Data

Aloha Friday Photos: Board Meeting at Waikiki

Mahalo to Krista Marie for sharing this great shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. At the end of a day of ocean fun, the surfboards are neatly stacked and ready for more the following day. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photos: Board Meeting at Waikiki appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
Tags: Travel, Waikiki, Aloha, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, Krista Marie

This camper van rental company will let new let you subscribe to book RVs for months or even years at a time — see how it works

Indie Campers. Indie Campers Indie Campers has released a subscription service that allows digital nomads in Europe to subscribe to #VanLife on a monthly or annual basis. The price of the subscription varies according to the city, and customers can select one of the company's nine camper van models that range from a Fiat Ducato to a Volkswagen California. An annual subscription entails a fixed monthly fee, while a monthly subscription has fees that change according to the month. Visit Busi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, News, US, Trends, Rental Cars, Volkswagen, RV, Subscription, Reykjavik, Rental, Tiny Home On Wheels

This camper van rental company will let you subscribe to book RVs for months or even years at a time — see how it works

Indie Campers. Indie Campers Indie Campers has released a subscription service that allows digital nomads in Europe to subscribe to #VanLife on a monthly or annual basis. The price of the subscription varies according to the city, and customers can select one of the company's nine camper van models that range from a Fiat Ducato to a Volkswagen California. An annual subscription entails a fixed monthly fee, while a monthly subscription has fees that change according to the month. Visit Busi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, News, US, Trends, Rental Cars, Volkswagen, RV, Subscription, Reykjavik, Rental, Tiny Home On Wheels

Calling Brussels VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our survey of VCs in Brussels will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought amongst investors by the coronavirus pandemic. (Please note, if you have filled the survey out already, there is no need to do it again). We’d like to know how Brussels’ startup scene is evolving, how the tech sector is being impacted by COVID-19, and, generally, how your thinking ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, London, Eu, Brussels, COVID

apologies to sir elton: itch, itch, the itch is back

Remember the severe hives I complained about? That condition is now officially chronic idiopathic urticaria. Translation: long-term hives of no known cause. After struggling through our mini-vacation in Victoria and Salt Spring Island, I called the dermatologist's office and pleaded my case. They very kindly squeezed me in as an emergency, on the day we were driving through that town -- saving us six hours of driving. I later learned it was the doctor's last day before his own vacation. Thank ...
Tags: Travel, Personal, Mental Health, Health Care, Victoria, Laura K, Salt Spring Island

Whose Data Is It Anyway? | By Marianna Sigala

As the tourism industry looks to rebuild after the shock of COVID-19, priorities and approaches are being rethought and reinvented. Once again, the big opportunities for disruption appear to be digital.
Tags: Travel, Marianna Sigala

A Dog-Eat-Dog Business, Part 4 - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

Danielle, chief concierge of the Ritz-Carlton, called me when her allergies were acting up, but this wasn't the reason. It was an awkward situation, she explained, but she hoped I'd understand. A guest has complained, I thought. I racked my brain to think who it might be.
Tags: Travel, Ritz Carlton, Danielle, Mike Oppenheim

CBSE now has a facial recognition tool and it’s problematic

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students will now be able to use a facial recognition system to download their academic documents for the tenth and twelfth grade. Essentially, students will be able to download their academic documents just by verifying their identity using a facial recognition tool, without requiring any other identifier. The academic documents repository itself is hosted on DigiLocker — an Aadhaar-based cloud-based locker. However, students who go through the facial...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, India, Surveillance, Mozilla, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Indian Railways, Gujarat, Telangana, Joshi, ClearView, CBSE, National Crime Records Bureau, Medianama

Pakistani government starting its own Netflix-like streaming service: Minister

The government of Pakistan will launch its own streaming service à la Netflix, the country’s minister for science and technology Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry said on Twitter. “Technology part is complete have asked [the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority] to prepare a guideline on content and we will be all set to launch in [Public Private Partnership] mode, it ll be just another humble contribution,” Chaudhry wrote. Chaudhry didn’t specify what kind of content would be on offer on the strea...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, India, Netflix, Pakistan, South Asia, Freedom House, Chaudhry, NFDC, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, PEMRA, Online content regulation, Twitter Technology, Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry, Inter Service Public Relations

Summary: China’s draft Personal Information Protection Law

If data controllers illegally process personal data in China or of Chinese residents elsewhere in the world, they may have to cough up CN¥50 million (~₹ 55 crore) or 5% of annual revenue in fines, according to China’s draft Personal Information Protection Law. Also, if other countries take punitive actions against China in the field of personal data protection, China will retaliate in kind. This Bill is currently being deliberated upon by the National People’s Congress (the Chinese parliament) a...
Tags: Travel, Usa, News, Privacy, Congress, Youtube, China, India, Eu, Data, Netflix, Data Protection, Cctv, Bill, Facial Recognition Technology, Consent

Third Quarter Trading Update to 30 September 2020

Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, said: "Trading improved in the third quarter, although progress continues to vary by region. RevPAR declined 53%, compared to a 75% decline in the prior quarter, while occupancy was 44%, up from 25% in Q2. Domestic mainstream travel remains the most resilient, and our industry-leading Holiday Inn Brand Family positions us well to meet that demand as it slowly returns.
Tags: Travel, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, RevPAR, Keith Barr

The Big Rethink Agenda: HR, Leadership and Crisis Management | By Thomas Mielke

Throughout the summer months, AETHOS has been inviting human resources executives to participate in one-on-one conversations as well as online roundtable discussions. The purpose has been to have an open and unbiased forum to be able to share concerns, ideas or challenges with impartial industry executives as it relates to talent management and leadership aspects within one's own organization.
Tags: Travel, Thomas Mielke

Miami-Dade County’s Hospitality Industry Recovering but Facing More Than $3 Billion in Losses This Year

Miami-Dade County hotel and restaurants - the two largest hospitality industries in South Florida - have taken a $3.36 billion dollar hit from COVID-19, according to a new study.
Tags: Travel, South Florida, Miami Dade County, COVID

Queensgate Investments and Rockwell secure planning permission for £1bn landmark London hotel

Queensgate Investments and Rockwell has now been given the green light by the Greater London Authority (GLA) for the redevelopment of the Kensington Forum, to provide a world-class hotel and serviced apartment scheme alongside 62 genuinely affordable homes and substantial public realm improvements.
Tags: Travel, London, Greater London Authority GLA, Rockwell, Queensgate Investments, Kensington Forum

Q3 2020 revenue: 329 million euros down 63.7% like-for-like

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Accor, said: "Our performances during the third quarter point to a marked recovery of business during the summer season. The worst of the crisis is now behind us, but our main markets are still substantially affected by the measures rolled out to combat the health crisis. Only China reports solid performances and should swiftly recover its activity level pre-crisis. Against this still uncertain context, discipline, adaptability and ...
Tags: Travel, China, Accor, Group, Sebastien Bazin

As More Companies Let Employees Work From Home Permanently, What Is the Outlook of Business Travel? | By Linchi Kwok

When the pandemic hit the global economy in March, business travel was estimated to lose $820 billion in revenue. Under the best scenario, businesses were expected to reopen in late spring or early summer.
Tags: Travel, Linchi Kwok

A Message to the Travel, Lodging and Hospitality Industry That May Save your Business | By Fred DeMicco

With our extraordinary downturn in hospitality and travel, I sought out a corporate business traveler, a frequent flyer, road warrior extraordinaire and someone in our global travel industry who occupies the C-Suite. With travel starting to spring back to life, especially for leisure travelers, I thought it would be a good idea to interview a frequent traveler to learn what life is all about today when flying, staying in hotels and renting cars, etc.
Tags: Travel, Fred DeMicco

Flipkart invests ₹1,500 crore in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail

Flipkart has invested ₹1,500 crore for a 7.8% share in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, the company announced on Friday. Flipkart said this deal will allow it to add more brands on its e-commerce platforms Flipkart and Myntra. Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail owns and operates retail apparel chains like Pantaloons and Forever 21, along with a number of apparel brands such as Allen Solly and Peter England. In a regulatory filing on Friday, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail said that as part ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, E-commerce, Flipkart, Big Bazaar, Reliance Retail, Peter England, Future Group, Aditya Birla, Allen Solly, Aditya Birla Fashion, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, Myntra Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Abof

Canary Islands Joins Observatory Network As Members Unite To Provide Data For Tourism’s Recovery

The Canary Islands has been confirmed as the latest member of the growing International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), overseeing the responsible development of tourism worldwide. The announcement came as INSTO, an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held its annual meeting, bringing together key stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.
Tags: Travel, Canary Islands, World Tourism Organization UNWTO

Oversight Board, Facebook’s independent appeals body, goes live

Facebook’s Oversight Board — a court of appeals of sorts for the social media giant — has gone live. Facebook and Instagram users whose content has been taken down can appeal to the Oversight Board (OSB) for independent review, it announced on Thursday. However, users cannot yet flag content that they want taken down from these platforms. The OSB was first proposed in November 2018, after years of Facebook being subject to intense criticism for its lacklustre enforcement of its content moderatio...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, India, US, Myanmar, Delhi, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Delhi Assembly, Jamal Greene, Facebook Users, Content Moderation, Krishnaswamy

The New Era of ‘Safety First’ Travelers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected nearly every aspect of our lives. As travelers start to rediscover the world again, it's not surprising that the majority (79%) are planning to take more health and safety related precautions when traveling in the future with over half (59%) opting to avoid certain destinations altogether due to safety concerns.
Tags: Travel

Handling Baggage Post-COVID: Automated, Contactless, Mobile

In an era where human touch is not welcomed, baggage handling and retrieval are going the same way too, as discussed in SITA webinar on baggage solutions for the aviation industry in a post-COVID environment.
Tags: Travel, Sita

Buzzfeed, Amazon & DoorDash: The One Where the Businesses Around the Globe Started to Pivot, Pivot, and Pivot some more | By Alan Young

In a Friends episode titled, "The One with the Cop", Ross, Chandler and Rachel struggle to maneuver a couch up the narrow staircase of their apartment building. As the group attempts to turn a corner, Ross repeatedly yells "Pivot!" in an increasingly hysterical tone, setting the stage for a hilarious, now-iconic scene that is frequently referenced across social media. Who knew that, nine months into 2020, we would all feel as though Ross was screaming that very sentiment at the collective...
Tags: Travel, Buzzfeed, Ross, Rachel, Alan Young, Buzzfeed Amazon, Ross Chandler

2020 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA | By Thomas Hazinski & Joseph Hansel

While prior HVS annual lodging tax studies have looked back on tax rates and revenues across the United States, this ninth annual Lodging Tax Study also looks forward and assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This analysis of 25 major US markets illustrates the depth of the impact on the hospitality industry and projects a pattern of recovery over the next few years. HVS also provides historical data on tax rates and the collection and distribution of revenue from lodging taxes le...
Tags: Travel, Usa, US, United States, States, HVS, Thomas Hazinski, Joseph Hansel

Sweden bans telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE

Sweden has banned its telecom operators from using equipment from Huawei and ZTE. The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority said in a statement on October 20 that “[n]ew installations and new implementation of central functions for the radio use in the frequency bands [under auction currently] must not be carried out with products from the suppliers Huawei or ZTE.” PTS cited “assessments made by the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Security Service” to justify the ban. “China deplores Sweden’s ...
Tags: Travel, News, Sweden, Australia, China, US, Samsung, Policy, Beijing, Telecom, Huawei, ZTE, Security Service, Zhao, Swedish Armed Forces, Nokia Ericsson