Monthly Archives: April 2022

COVID-19 in decline, but Illinois hospitality industry still struggling | Illinois

(The Center Square) — Illinois’ hospitality industry is experiencing one of the slowest recoveries in the nation, but industry experts say the lingering effects of COVID-19 aren’t the only problem. With 19,000 workers still laid off, according to Michael Jacobson, president and CEO of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, …

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How to Celebrate Mexican Day in Phoenix

Lee in spanish After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several events are returning to the Valley to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. At 9 a.m. on May 5, 1862, …

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Is your city or destination ready for sustainable tourism? JLL and the WTTC have made a list

Is your city or destination ready for sustainable tourism? JLL and the WTTC have compiled a list – Source: hertelier.com Is your city or destination ready for sustainable tourism? JLL in the same way WTTC released a new report last week, ‘Destination 2030: preparing the world’s cities for the growth …

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Premier Inn sees bookings surpass pre-Covid levels

Premier Inn owner Whitbread returned to profit after being boosted by a strong recovery and “improving” business travel demand in the UK. The parent company of the European budget hotel chain, which operates more than 800 properties in the UK and Germany, said it made a pre-tax profit of £58.2million …

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Taking Representation into Their Own Hands: Asian American Group Begins Community Engagement Effort

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of expanding the conversation about how public policy affects the daily lives of people across our state. Anthony Mai is a Wichita-raised local attorney with a strong background in mental health and social work. The Asian and Asian American …

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Vernon’s Glohaven Community Hub partners with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada – Vernon News

Picture: Contributed Aboriginal tourism is going to pick up a little steam after partnering with a group from Vernon. Glohaven Community Hub announced a partnership with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC). Recognized as a software-as-a-service platform that empowers tourism communities with innovative and sustainable destination management solutions, Glohaven …

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Global rise in business travel in March: Business Traveler USA

Survey finds the number of companies allowing domestic travel has increased by double digits as international travel increases The number of companies allowing domestic business travel increased in March, international travel is back and travel bookings are on the rise. This according to the Global Business Travel Association’s April survey …

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Tourist boat with 26 people missing off the Hokkaido peninsula

A tourist boat with 26 crew members and passengers, including two children, disappeared in choppy waters on Saturday while visiting the scenic Shiretoko Peninsula on Japan’s northernmost main island, Hokkaido, officials said. Japanese Coast Guard. The “KAZU I” boat reported to the coast guard that it was taking on water …

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Monthly airfare sales in the United States increase by 45%

The commercial aviation industry in the United States continues to strengthen as it recovers from the downturn caused by the pandemic. Total airline ticket agency sales increased 45% month-over-month. This boost is part of a series of positive trends for the country’s market. Promising figures The Airlines Reporting Corp (ARC) …

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Global Scholars program challenges Pickerington students to learn about global issues

Now in its fifth year, the Global Scholars Diploma Program at both Pickerington high schools continues to enhance students’ understanding of different cultures and prepare them for careers in the global marketplace. Pickerington Schools established the three-year program at the start of the 2016-17 school year. It is designed to …

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Singapore Tourism Board launches new campaign for India

NEW DELHI: It’s almost time for Indian families to embark on summer vacation travel, and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore Airlines, along with their destination partners, have announced a campaign to welcome back Indian families in the popular island destination. The ‘Enjoy your family time now in Singapore’ …

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March air travel sales and average ticket price hit pandemic highs

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing that air ticket sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies totaled $7.8 billion in March 2022, a 180% year-over-year increase on the other since March 2021.* Total net sales mark a second straight pandemic high and sales for the first time have …

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Sports tourism returns to pre-pandemic levels in Kalamazoo

The City of Kalamazoo generated $15.4 million in economic impact through more than 40 different local, regional and national sporting events held in 2021, according to a new report. Discover Kalamazoo Sportsan organization that works to attract, facilitate and promote sporting events in Kalamazoo, released the report this week detailing …

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Residents left behind as pandemic hits bus companies

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Rochester City Lines, a family-run Minnesota commuter and charter bus company, was booming. “We were set for our best year ever in 2020,” said Christian Holter, the company’s chief operating officer. “And then the wheels fell off.” Half of the company’s business …

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Helicopter company and gin maker team up to lure tourists

As New Zealand’s borders begin to reopen, Kiwi businesses must be innovative to attract the lucrative tourist dollar. The number of those who travel for pleasure is still very low. There are only 25% of flights entering the country from Australia this school holiday compared to April 2019. Tourism industry …

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The survey focuses on residents who regularly travel by plane, for pleasure or business.

The city is now seeking feedback from residents to help grow Peterborough Airport over the next 15 years. By May 2, the local population is invited to visit the City’s website to complete a survey on air travel habits. The survey asks people if they travel regularly in Canada or …

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The Italian tourism sector will register a 35% increase this year

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Italy is expected to see an increase in arrivals and overnight stays. According to the latest publication from the tourism research institute Demoskopika, more than 92 million tourists are expected to vacation in Italy this year. This means that compared to last year, Italy …

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Amex GBT and TripActions report recent boom in business travel bookings

American Express Global Business Travel and TripActions have each reported a significant increase in business travel bookings in recent weeks, which they say is a sign of hope even as another new variant of Covid-19 expands into many key markets. Speaking at an investor day this week ahead of the …

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Press and Communication

Cultural Affairs Office Press and Communication Mayor Sylvester Turner announces the return of Make Music Day to Houston April 12, 2022 — Mayor Sylvester Turner encourages Houstonians of all musical levels to participate this year Celebrate music (MMD) in Houston. The one-day participatory celebration will take place on Tuesday, June …

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Hawaiian Airlines customers can now balance the carbon impact

Hawaiian Airlines today announced that it is offering passengers on any carrier flight the opportunity to measure and offset the carbon emissions of their trip by supporting projects that help keep forests standing. The airline marks the launch of its new program in partnership with Conservation International by matching all …

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Van Andel Arena-inspired $116 million amphitheater project is already attracting attention from domestic developers

GRAND RAPIDS — Local entertainment and development officials say a planned $116 million outdoor amphitheater builds on the success of Van Andel Arena and could serve as an even more powerful catalyst for further downtown development. The amphitheater project has cleared major hurdles in recent weeks after city and county …

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Sprints, jumps and middle distance groups participate in the GMU Spring Invitational

By: Gabriella Bamford, Athletic Communications Intern History links FAIRFAX, Va. – The St. Joseph women’s track and field team wrapped up a busy weekend of competition with sprinters, jumpers and middle-distance runners competing at the George Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday. TRACK EVENTS: …

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Lagos continues its efforts to become the preferred tourist destination in Africa

If Lagos were to be a human, he would probably suffocate under the heavy weight he carries, which is still increasing every day. From all over the country, from within neighboring West Africans, other Africans and around the world, people visit to have their own piece of the ‘city that …

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Convention Center expects slow recovery from pandemic crash

It could take three years before business returns to pre-pandemic levels at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Efforts to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus have nearly shut down the global business travel and trade show industries for the past two years. The impact has certainly been felt in Minnesota, …

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San Diego groups will hold another free gasoline giveaway

As gasoline prices hit record highs, local community groups are again planning to fill the gas tanks of several hundred southeast San Diegans next week. This is the third free emergency gas and food distribution for low-income and working-class families in San Diego County in the past month, organized and …

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Taxpayers footed the bill so SANDAG staff can enjoy filet mignon and other high-end restaurants

By Jennifer Bowman, innewssource April 7, 2022 San Diego Government Association staff pulled out employees’ credit cards hundreds of times to pay for meals, often at high-end restaurants and with bills exceeding $100 per visit, a new source reveals a review of planning agency records. Find out what’s happening in …

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Second Round of Tourism Promotion Grants

April 8, 2021 Contact information for the town of Renton Jessie Kotarski, Economic Development Manager, 425-430-7271Maryjane Van Cleave, Director of Communications and Engagement 425-430-6713 The City of Renton is accepting applications for the second round of the 2022 Tourism Promotion Grants The deadline for applications is Friday, May 13, 2022 …

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CAA calls for action against delays and cancellations

The chief executive of the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has written to airlines and airports urging them to take action to reduce late cancellations and long queues seen last week. Richard Moriarty, who heads the CAA, said in his letter that he was “concerned about the experiences of many …

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Deucravacitinib superior to placebo for ACR20 response in psoriatic arthritis

07 April 2022 2 minute read Source/Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: This study was funded by Bristol Myers Squibb. Mease reports financial relationships with AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly & Co., Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, SUN Pharma and UCB. Please see the …

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The Ax-1 space tourism mission needs good weather to launch

NASA is about to send its first private astronauts – also called space tourists – to the International Space Station. Canadian investor and philanthropist Mark Pathy, American entrepreneur Larry Connor and former Israeli Air Force pilot Eytan Stibbe reportedly paid $55 million each for the 10-day experience. The trio will …

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IATA: February airline demand rebounds after Omicron drop

As cases of the omicron variant of Covid-19 moderated outside Asia and governments continued to lift travel restrictions, total air passenger traffic in February 2022 increased by 115.9% year over year, according to the International Air Transport Association. This growth improved from January’s 83.1% year-over-year increase, but was still only …

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Austin airport could delay its fuel project – here’s why

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A resolution proposed by the Austin City Council to delay approval of a new jet fuel storage facility for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) could delay the project’s construction schedule 2.5 years and cost $11.4 billion in lost payroll and production revenue, officials said Tuesday. Council member Vanessa …

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Two Scientists Named to ARS Science Hall of Fame: USDA ARS

Two scientists named to ARS Science Hall of Fame Contact: Jan SuszkiwEmail: [email protected] WASHINGTON, April 5, 2022 —Two scientists have earned a place in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame for their pioneering and impactful research in human nutritional health and bio-based product development. Lindsay H. Allen …

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“Tourism policies need to be overhauled” – Megan Epler Wood

Tourism is a major economic driver in many Southeast Asian countries: in 2019, it contributed US$393 billion to the region’s GDP. But the Covid-19 pandemic and border closures had dire consequences for the millions of people who made their living in the industry. These enforced respites, however, have highlighted the …

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Business Travel Accident Insurance Market Size, Growth and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – The research study on the business travel accident insurance market offers you detailed and precise analyzes to strengthen your position on the market. It provides the latest updates and powerful insights into the business travel accident insurance industry to help you improve your business tactics …

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United Internet: 2021 Compensation Report

Remuneration report 2021 COMPENSATION REPORT 2021 The following remuneration report explains the principles of the remuneration system for the members of the management board and the supervisory board of United Internet AG and describes the amount and structure of the remuneration of the members of the executive bodies of the …

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Valentin Madouas offers a rare French podium at the Tour of Flanders

“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> Access everything we publish when you >”,”name”:”in-content-cta”,”type”:”link”}}”>join VeloNews or Outside+. OUDENAARDE, Belgium (VN) — The French have a new star for the spring classics. Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), 25, made his way against all odds to the podium with third …

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The economy added 431,000 jobs in March. Will Florida see more tourists?

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – The unemployment rate in the United States fell to 3.6% in March, and with more people working, Don Wiggins, CEO of Heritage Capitol Group, predicts this will boost tourism rates in the Sunshine State. “Tourism will definitely make a comeback – it’s already made a comeback,” Wiggins …

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Akron’s BLU-Tique Hotel teams up with Marriott as it plans to reopen

The BLU-Tique hotel in downtown Akron is preparing to wake up from a COVID-19 pandemic slumber under the same owner but with a new brand and marketing partner, Marriott. The BLU-Tique on Main and Market streets is now part of Marriott International’s Tribute portfolio, a collection of more than 55 …

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Hiring returns to pre-Covid levels across all sectors

Hiring activity has reached or is approaching pre-Covid levels in sectors including manufacturing, industrials, retail, travel, hospitality and tourism, according to labor market experts . They are optimistic about the outlook as business activity increases in these sectors and hiring sentiment continues to be strong in technology, digital and startups, …

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San Diego Legion hosts skills clinic for U8-U15 youth groups

Saturday April 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. San Dieguito Sports Complex $60 Attention youth rugby! The San Diego Legion, San Diego’s own Major League Rugby team, is hosting another skills clinic for the U8-U15 groups! The clinic will take place on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. …

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Surrey pickleball and hockey tournaments get most sports tourism grants among early offers for 2022 – Peace Arch News

Pickleball and hockey events top the list Surrey Sport Tourism Grants for 2022in the first of two “admissions” this year. Three pickleball tournaments are among eight Surrey-area events that have received grants under a program that funds sporting events where participants and spectators travel more than 80 kilometers and stay …

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British rail operator ScotRail returns to public ownership

Scottish railway company ScotRail has officially returned to public ownership for the first time in 25 years. The train operator is now under the control of a Scottish government-owned company called ScotRail Trains Limited, with the ScotRail name retained and all staff transferred from the former franchisee Abellio. Abellio had …

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