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Boom Supersonic's ultra-fast planes that United Airlines is set to begin flying in 2029 will be built and tested in North Carolina

A rendering of a Boom Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors.Boom Supersonic Boom Supersonic announced it will build and test its ultra-fast Overture plane in Greensboro, North Carolina. Overture is estimated to fly up to 88 passengers in an all-business class cabin at a top speed of Mach 1.7.  United ordered 15 of the Concorde-like jets and plans to cut flight times to London and Tokyo by several hours. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boom Supersonic is a Colorado-bas...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, London, News, Air Travel, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Flying, Atlantic


True North Companies Selects HEI Hotels & Resorts to Manage New Kimpton Hotel in Roswell, Georgia

HEI Hotels & Resorts, a leading hospitality investment and management company, has been selected by True North Companies to manage a new Kimpton branded boutique hotel that will be part of the West Alley Roswell mixed-used development in the Historic District of Roswell, GA. As the developers of the West Alley project, True North Companies selected HEI in part because of its proven track record of imbuing its hotels with a sense of place and ability to create a hospitable experience that ...
Tags: Travel, Kimpton, HEI, Roswell Georgia, True North Companies, New Kimpton Hotel, West Alley Roswell, Historic District of Roswell GA, West Alley


Buzzy, Nimble citizenM Poised For Growth

Led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC, Dutch pension fund manager APG Asset Management and citizenM founder Rattan Chadha’s KRC Capital, CitizenM hotels, Amsterdam, in November raised US$1 billion in new capital for further growth.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, US, Amsterdam, GIC, Rattan Chadha, KRC Capital CitizenM


Aloha Friday Photo + Safe Travels Hawaii “Update”

Mahalo to Raymond DeCesare from Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania for sharing this beautiful sunset shot for Aloha Friday Photos Raymond took this photo in 2019 from the west side of Oahu at one of lagoons at Ko Olina. We’ve stayed in Ko Olina several times and can attest to the fantastic sunsets here! — Safe Travels Hawaii “Update” Rumors still swirl about possible changes to Hawaii’s Safe Travels program to redefine fully vaccinated to include boosters shots, if eligible, for quarantine exemptions...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Raymond, Oahu, Ko Olina, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, Coronavirus COVID 19, Raymond DeCesare, Mount Bethel Pennsylvania


The Palouse in Washington State

CLICK FOR LARGE VIEW The Palouse in Washington State The Palouse in Washington State gave us serene and pastoral views as we made our way from Spokane to Clarkston to join our river cruise on the Snake & Columbia Rivers. CLICK HERE to learn more about our river cruise with American Queen Voyages. Carol and I were unprepared for the beautiful landscapes we experienced on our river cruise.  The first of our spectacular views occurred as we made our way through The Palouse down to the confluen...
Tags: Travel, Washington, America, Washington State, Spokane, Clarkston, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, American Queen Voyages, Voyages Carol, Washington State The Palouse, Snake Columbia Rivers


The Future Of Personalization In The Travel Industry

Whilst many senior leaders today understand the importance of personalization, the real key to success in today’s marketplace is offering a good personal experience to customers. More than half (63%) of customers will stop buying from brands that use poor personalization tactics according to marketing firm Smart Insights.
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IHG CEO on Fighting Back Tech Disruption to the Hotel Business

A downturn opens the door for disruption in hard hit industries, but the CEO at one of the world’s largest hotel companies says a business like his does more than any tech platform can replace.
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Property, Telecom shares lead #UAE higher, both indexes post weekly gain | Reuters

Stock markets in the United Arab Emirates extended gains from previous sessions on Friday, with Dubai's index bolstered by rise in property stocks and telecom gains boosted Abu Dhabi."UAE's stock markets were inching up. Dubai was recovering from this month's corrections as investors return while Abu Dhabi is supported by the resilient oil prices and receding risks," said Wael Makarem, Senior Market Strategist – MENA at Exness.Dubai's main share index (.DFMGI) rose 1%, bolstered by its prope...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Mena, Reuters, Emaar Properties, Abu Dhabi UAE, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emaar Properties EMAR DU, Etisalat Group, Emaar Development EMAARDEV, Exness Dubai, FTFADGI, Property Telecom


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I haven’t been out doing the tourist thing mostly because it was really cold here in Texas. Here are a few from the last few weeks: Just taking your longhorn for a walk. They were as docile as dogs. Giant veggies in front of Whole Foods, a natural food grocery store started in Austin in 1980. A strange name for a can of water. I’ve stopped drinking Coke Zero, not sure about drinking tap water, so I wandered down the aisle full of all sorts of water, most in bottles, some in c...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Whole Foods, Water, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Longhorns, Ridge


Our Favorite River Cruise Brands

Our Favorite River Cruise Brands We have created a list of our favorite river cruise brands for you to consider. We base our opinions on our personal experience, having sailed on eight river cruises to date. Furthermore, as one of the nation’s most prominent cruise booking travel advisors, we have testimonials from thousands of our client’s personal experiences. River cruising has become very popular over the past decade with luxury travelers. Like an ocean cruise where you only have to unpack ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, America, Viking, Uniworld, European River Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Luxury River Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Uniworld, AmaWaterways AmaWaterways, Uniworld Furthermore Uniworld, Tauck River Cruises Tauck


Oil hits fresh 7-year highs on supply concerns | Reuters

Oil hits fresh 7-year highs on supply concerns | Reuters Oil prices reached seven-year highs on Friday as geopolitical tensions continue to raise supply concerns.Brent crude futures were up $1.91, or 2.1%, at $91.25 a barrel by 1436 GMT, having hit $91.41 on Friday for their highest since October 2014.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose $1.83, or 2.11%, to $88.44 a barrel. WTI also reached a fresh seven-year high of $88.76 earlier in Friday's session.Both Brent and WTI are on...
Tags: Travel, Brent, Wti, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Rethinking spaces with Mews: long stay accommodation | By Martin Kucera

Long stays have become one of the biggest trends in hospitality during the last two years. In their Report on Travel & Living, Airbnb mentions the share of long stays (reservations longer than 28 nights) increased from 14% in 2019 to 24% in 2021. Companies like Sonder built their entire post-covid business strategy around extended stays. The Student Hotel has closed a massive €300M funding round to expand its concept, blurring lines between hotel and student accommodation around Europe. A...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Sonder, Martin Kucera


Daring Travelers to Live for More with a Visit to Panama | By Ana Paradela

Building on the pillars of Panamanian pride and sustainable tourism, Panama is offering stimulating, regenerative experiences for purpose-driven travelers. To inspire travelers to experience the Central American country’s unique history, geography, and culture, its destination marketing organization (DMO), Visit Panamá, has been busy rebranding the nation’s image and vision. They partnered with us at Expedia Group Media Solutions to help communicate their vision: to put Panamanians at the...
Tags: Travel, Panama, Expedia Group Media Solutions, Ana Paradela


MGM Resorts International Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index

MGM Resorts International proudly announced that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. MGM Resorts joins the ranks of over 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
Tags: Travel, MGM Resorts International, MGM Resorts, Human Rights Campaign Foundation


India’s budget deficit to narrow down to 5.3% of GDP in FY22, forecasts GlobalData

The upcoming Union Budget of India (2022-23) is expected to focus on bringing in economic reforms to ease supply-side bottlenecks, provide production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes to domestic MSME’s* sector, asset monetization and privatization. Along with this, the government needs to strike a balance between fiscal expenditure and fiscal consolidation. Against this backdrop, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, expects the budget deficit to narrow down to 5.3% of GDP in 20...
Tags: Travel, India, Pli, MSME, GlobalData, Union Budget of India


Mews wins Best Place to Work in Hotel Tech... again

To paraphrase the immortal words of Britney Spears: oops... we did it again. For the second year running we’ve been named Best Place to Work in Hotel Tech in the HotelTechAwards and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
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iLink certified with apaleo

TigerTMS announces certification with apaleo – the widely used API-first property management app. The iLink – apaleo integration offers connection to hundreds of hotel applications with minimal effort to provide increased efficiencies across the hotel.
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Spirit is launching 3 all-new routes to Utah as customers seek more outdoor-focused destinations in the western US

Spirit Airlines A319 aircraft.Marcus Mainka/Shutterstock Spirit Airlines is launching three new routes to Salt Lake City, marking the first time the carrier will serve Utah. According to the airline, customers want more options to outdoor-focused destinations in the Western US. Spirit will offer low fares to the city and go head-to-head with Delta Air Lines, the airport's largest operator. Spirit Airlines is heading to Utah for the first time in its history as demand increases for outdoor...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Utah, News, Airports, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Delta Airlines, Delta, Spirit, Miami, Aviation, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Airlines


Accelerate Easing of Travel Restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to accelerate relaxation of travel restrictions as COVID-19 continues to evolve from the pandemic to endemic stage. IATA called for removing all travel barriers (including quarantine and testing) for those fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved vaccine, enabling quarantine-free travel for non-vaccinated travelers with a negative pre-departure antigen test result, removing travel bans, and accelerating the easing of travel ...
Tags: Travel, IATA, International Air Transport Association IATA, Accelerate Easing of Travel Restrictions


BirchStreet Systems Announces Investment from Parthenon Capital

BirchStreet Systems (“BirchStreet” or the “Company”), a leading provider of procure-to-pay software to the hospitality sector, today announced an investment from Parthenon Capital (“Parthenon”), a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with deep technology and payments investing experience. Parthenon’s investment, in conjunction with existing investor Serent Capital, will further accelerate BirchStreet’s growth as the Company continues to deliver innovative solutions to its customers...
Tags: Travel, Company, Parthenon Capital, Serent Capital, BirchStreet Systems


#Russia May Use Oil Weapon Responding to #Ukraine Sanctions - Bloomberg @OSullivanMeghan

Russia May Use Oil Weapon Responding to Ukraine Sanctions - Bloomberg Russian military action in Ukraine could trigger an energy crisis even more  serious than the one  already hitting Europe. As has been  pointed out , should the West hit Russia with severe new sanctions, President Vladimir Putin could cut off natural gas exports, leaving the continent shivering through midwinter. Yet there is another potential weapon of Russia’s that’s been less discussed and might be very effective: An ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine, West, Gazprom, Frans Timmermans, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


The Gran Meliá Menorca and Paradisus Gran Canaria Hotels Win the Rethink 2022 Awards for Sustainability

The renovation of the future Gran Meliá hotel on the island of Menorca and the transformation of the Meliá Tamarindos in Gran Canaria into the future Paradisus Gran Canaria Resort have been named winners of the Rethink Hotel Award. The award is presented by the Habitat Futura Group at the FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair in recognition of the most sustainable hotel refurbishment projects based on criteria including energy efficiency, renewable energy use and production, waste manage...
Tags: Travel, Menorca, Gran Canaria, Gran Meliá, Gran Meliá Menorca, Paradisus Gran Canaria Hotels, Paradisus Gran Canaria Resort, Habitat Futura Group


Great Art Cities: Visit the Fascinating, Lesser-Known Museums of London & Paris

Gallerists James Payne and Joanne Shurvell understand that institutional big gorillas like the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, Tate Britain, and London’s National Gallery require no introduction. Their new art and travel series, Great Art Cities Explained, concentrates instead on the wonderful, smaller museums the biggies often overshadow. First time visitors to London and Paris may be left scrambling to rearrange their itineraries. The first two episodes have us persuaded that Sir John...
Tags: Travel, Art, London, College, History, Paris, Venice, Rembrandt, National Gallery, Fragonard, Belle, Hogarth, Louvre, San Marco, Murray, Hampstead Heath


La fac

The 28 story tour Zamansky is a focal point on the campus of la faculté des sciences et ingénierie de Sorbonne Université (the school of science and engineering of Sorbonne University). The campus was known as l'université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie and Paris VI until 2017. Before the construction of the campus in 1964, the site was home to the old Halle aux vins de Paris (Paris Wine Market). The fifth arrondissement neighborhood is known as Jussieu and Parisians refer to the campus simply as Jussieu...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, Paris, WCS, Sorbonne University, Pierre et Marie Curie, Jussieu, Zamansky, Marc Zamansky, Halle aux vins de Paris Paris Wine Market


Mobile Technologies to Drive Operational Focus and ROI | By James Houran & Thomas Mielke

Odds are that your organization has relied on – or presently uses – two traditional business tools: (a) Psychometric Assessments for hiring, training, and development with mission-critical roles, and (b) Annual Team Member Surveys to monitor the engagement of organizational talent and the effectiveness of its leadership. However, many organizations do not suitably link these two approaches in a way that promotes operational excellence. This article therefore reviews the aims of these tool...
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Baly: Three-Month-Old Startup Scores Largest Funding in #Iraq’s History - Bloomberg

Baly: Three-Month-Old Startup Scores Largest Funding in Iraq’s History - Bloomberg A three-month old startup co-founded by a McKinsey & Co. alumnus said it completed what could be the largest funding round ever in Iraq’s nascent technology sector.Baly, which describes itself as Iraq’s first super-app and is backed by German tech incubator Rocket Internet SE, offers ride-hailing in Baghdad and is in the process of adding new services like food and grocery delivery. It raised $10.5 million in se...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Middle East, Baghdad, Mckinsey, McKinsey Co, UAE Egypt, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mantovani, Saudi Arabia Iraq, Miswag, Båly, Matteo Mantovani, United Arab Emirates Mantovani, Munqith Alazzawi, Iraq Ventures Partners


Three innovations that helped make travel available to more people

Few areas of life have evolved more than travel or been as central to the evolution of societies, birth of new cultures and global innovation.
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Hilton Named Most Valuable Hotel Brand by Brand Finance

Brand Finance has named Hilton the world’s most valuable hotel brand in its 2022 Global 500 Report. Hilton led both the hotel and broader tourism sector with a brand value of $12 billion, now higher than its valuation before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Travel, Hilton, Brand Finance


Oil heads for sixth weekly gain amid supply concerns | Reuters

Oil heads for sixth weekly gain amid supply concerns | Reuters Oil prices rose on Friday, set for their sixth weekly gain, amid concerns of tight supplies as major producers continue their policy of limited output increases amid rising fuel demand.Brent crude futures climbed 57 cents, or 0.6%, to $89.91 a barrel at 0734 GMT, after falling 62 cents during the previous day. However, prices did reach $91.04 earlier in that session, the highest since October 2014.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...
Tags: Travel, Wti, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE mid-session

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