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Outdoor adventure gear rentals go strong | Business

The Fourth of July is generally a super busy time at Rendezvous River Sports, where water enthusiasts rent kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and all sorts of other gear for their adventures on lakes and rivers.

This year “the entire month of July was like the Fourth of July,” floor manager Kase Paul said. And it didn’t stop there. As of last week, when he spoke to the News&Guide, things were still going “pretty much full throttle.”

“It was probably our busiest summer of rentals that we’ve had in a while,” Paul said.

Rendezvous was not the only outdoors specialist to have a good summer, contrary to widespread trepidation in the spring. Businesses that supply the stuff and services for people to enjoy Jackson’s bike paths, trails, campsites and waterways saw business boom or at least not fall off as much as they’d feared because of the pandemic.

“I don’t

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Pojoaque Pueblo assumes management of Hilton Buffalo Thunder hotels | Business

Pojoaque Pueblo has taken over management of the Hilton and Homewood Suites hotels at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino north of Santa Fe.

Hilton had operated both hotels since it opened the Hilton in 2008 and Homewood Suites in 2005.

The pueblo confirmed its Buffalo Thunder Inc. assumed management of the hotels Aug. 18. BTI has operated the Buffalo Thunder casino since it opened in 2008, and the pueblo is now ready to operate the hotels after 12 years, said Michael Allgeier, CEO of Buffalo Thunder Inc.

“It has always been the intention of the pueblo to be self-sufficient and manage the property itself,” Allgeier said. “It’s time.”

Allgeier said the transfer of management had been in the works since last October. Buffalo Thunder Inc. is a division of Pojoaque Pueblo and operates the casinos and Cities of Gold Hotel, as well as the Hilton and

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‘Shimla of Nepal’ misses tourists despite re-opening of hotels and travel business amid COVID-19 – travel

Nepal’s Makwanpur, which is commonly referred to as “Shimla of Nepal” is missing tourists this year, especially from India, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Though hotels in the Makwanpur have opened for business yet the tourists are nowhere to be seen.

The government of Nepal had allowed the hotels to operate from July 30.

Shivakumar Khatri, Chairman of Thaha Nagar Hotel Association, said the government has allowed them to open hotels but business is dry.

“The major destinations of Daman, Chitlang, Markhu, Bajrabarahi and Simbhanjyangare are without tourists. There are over 100 hotels in that area. They usually use to host Indian tourists along with domestic ones. Due to the pandemic, the flow (of tourists) has dropped to zero,” he said.

Makwanpur is known for its different vegetation and varied climate and it is normally flocked by tourists around the year.

The area is usually packed with Indian tourists during

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United rolls out app on travel restrictions | Guam Business

United Airlines has unveiled a tool on united.com and the United mobile app that allows customers to filter and view destinations’ COVID-19-related travel restrictions.

The Destination Travel Guide, a first among U.S. airlines, provides an interactive, color-coded map to highlight if a destination is closed, partially open or fully open for travel, and will also note if any tests or self-quarantining is required for travel, the airline stated in a press release.

Customers can easily filter destinations to view local regulations, such as social distancing and mask enforcement, as well as to see if hotels, restaurants and other leisure outlets are open to the public, according to the release.

“We know it’s a challenge to keep up with the ever-changing list of travel restrictions, policies and regulations so we are offering a simple, easy tool that helps customers decide where to travel next,” said Linda Jojo, executive vice president for

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HRS and Radisson Hotels Extend Partnership to Enhance Distribution Efficiency and Awareness of New Hygiene Protocols for Business Travelers

HRS, the leading global corporate lodging platform, extended its strategic partnership with Radisson Hotel Group. As corporate hospitality starts to rebound from the stark drop in volume due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this relationship benefits companies and the re-opening of Radisson properties on multiple continents.” data-reactid=”20″HRS, the leading global corporate lodging platform, extended its strategic partnership with Radisson Hotel Group. As corporate hospitality starts to rebound from the stark drop in volume due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this relationship benefits companies and the re-opening of Radisson properties on multiple continents.

Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol, verified by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification company.” data-reactid=”21″Radisson Hotel Group has swiftly addressed the safety concerns of business travel programs by implementing comprehensive,

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Corporate Travel: Business Travelers and Hotels Worldwide Gain Momentum via HRS’ Clean & Safe Protocol

Two Months after Launch, the “Clean and Safe Protocol” from HRS and SGS Generates Positive Sentiment for 40,000+ Participating Hotels | Hotels with a “Clean and Safe” label are 35 percent more likely to get booked by business travelers

The “Clean and Safe Protocol” introduced by the leading corporate lodging platform HRS and Société Générale de Surveillance SA (SGS) in June is quickly becoming an important factor for corporate travel programs and their travelers. With business travel beginning to return, HRS sees that hotels with a “Clean and Safe” label are 35 percent more likely to get booked by business travelers. This result ties neatly to a wider HRS survey of global corporations in May, when 86 percent of respondents said they would prefer hotels that had implemented or revised specific COVID-19 hygiene measures.

HRS works with leading hotel buyers from more than a third of the global Fortune 500.

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Hurricane Laura evacuees and first responders are packing Baton Rouge hotels, officials say | Business

Hotel rooms in the Baton Rouge area are filled with people fleeing from the path of Hurricane Laura.

Paul Arrigo, president and chief executive officer of Visit Baton Rouge, said Wednesday morning that he already suspected the hotel vacancy rate in East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension and East Feliciana parishes was less than 3%.

“Baton Rouge is far enough away from where they are expecting considerable damage and close enough for contractors, roofers and energy companies,” he said.

Scott Michelet, president of the Baton Rouge Lodging Association, said as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, all of the Baton Rouge hotels had been filled up by Laura evacuees, first responders and government employees.

Arrigo said there are 8,672 rooms in the Baton Rouge market, down from 9,006 in 2019 because some hotels are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re going from a very low occupancy to a very

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Business Travelers and Hotels Worldwide Gain Momentum via HRS’ Clean & Safe Protocol

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3 Monster Growth Stocks That Still Have Room to Run

For the stock market, is it onwards and upwards? As the dog days of summer come to a close, stocks have ripped higher in a remarkable fashion, with the market sitting at record highs. That said, when we make our way into September, a historically rough month for equities, should investors put their hunts for compelling plays on hold? Not necessarily. The pros on Wall Street have set their sights on a select few names with growth prospects that can only be described as monstruous. We aren’t exaggerating here. These stocks have already posted some serious gains in 2020, with analysts arguing there’s more than enough fuel in the tank to keep the rally alive. Bearing this in mind, we used TipRanks’ database to pinpoint three stocks deemed as exciting growth plays by the analyst community. According to the

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Hoodoo Adventures second Penticton business to make Tripadvisor list

Penticton based Hoodoo Adventure Company announced late last week they had won a Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award in the attractions category.

Image Credit: Facebook / Hoodoo Adventure Company

August 29, 2020 – 6:00 AM

A second Penticton company has won a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award.

The online travel company named Hoodoo Adventure Company to its’ 2020 list of Travelers’ Choice awards in the attractions category, Hoodoo Adventures announced in a press release late last week.

“It has been such a hard year and receiving this award has been a great boost to not only keep our team going but to ensure we come back stronger.” Hoodoo Adventures co-owner Lyndie Hill says.

“Our enthusiastic and passionate team have poured their hearts into this company through these difficult times and this is the perfect way to show them that we are doing is working. We can’t be more thankful,” she says.

Hoodoo

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The Olive & Latte Suite presents: Olive and Latte, Dashingly Very Good Living VGD, Olive & Latte ABS, Olive & Latte Home Lounge to Engage for Moments, Business News

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The new websites that were launched this year were Olive and Latte Home Lounge http://www.oliveandlattehomelounge.com/ while Engagevu, the pr and marketing collaborative outfit presents Engage for Moments https://www.engageformoments.com/ .

Sharon Vu, Founder of Olive and Latte ABS (arts, bites, shop) with #OliveandLatte suite including #DashinglyVeryGoodLiving, and PR and Marketing outfit Engagevu, Vu Marcoms says, “Thanks to our collaborators, we have manage to fulfil the Olive and Latte Suite and we will continue to

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