Travel mag readers give Hyatt high rank | Business

CAMBRIDGE — Readers of the Condé Nast Traveler magazine gave the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge a high ranking in a recent list of the top 20 resorts in the south.

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina recognized as the second highest ranked resort in the South, after more than 715,000 readers submitted ratings for their travel experiences across the globe.

“We are thrilled to be recognized with such a prestigious accolade as Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay General Manager Joel Bunde. “Our team is dedicated to caring for others so they can be their best and we strive daily to provide unforgettable and meaningful experiences that our guests will cherish for years to come. We are honored by this recognition as it is a testament to

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Investment in travel magazine is ‘vote of confidence’ in sector

An investment that will enable the relaunch of an independent magazine hit by Covid-19 has been labelled a “vote of confidence” in the travel media sector.

Ardent Media Ltd, which owned the quarterly Family Traveller magazine, was put into voluntary liquidation in September after the travel industry was paralysed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

But chief executive and founder Andrew Dent is part of a new team of investors that has bought the Family Traveller brand’s assets and is set to relaunch the magazine with a December/January issue focusing on Easter and summer holidays for 2021.

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Dent said: “It is a massive recognition to the work we have done over the years that despite incredibly tough trading conditions we have attracted investment to continue our work building the world’s largest community of family travellers.

“In the months leading up to the Covid crisis we were operating a profitable and

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Why this Perth hotel was named Australia Pacific’s best in the business

The coronavirus pandemic has failed to quell momentum at Perth’s most desirable hotel destination.

COMO The Treasury used the health crisis to fine-tune several aspects of its offering and open a new underground cocktail bar, Pooles Temple, while it was closed, and on Wednesday was voted best hotel in the Australia Pacific region for a fourth time by the world’s most elite travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

COMO The Treasury's understated luxury has made the 48-room hotel a favourite with travellers.

COMO The Treasury’s understated luxury has made the 48-room hotel a favourite with travellers.Credit:MARTIN MORRELL

The 48-room, wellness-inspired urban resort in the heart of the city has helped transform Perth since undergoing a $110m restoration overseen by Perth designer Kerry Hill

The business occupies the 140-year-old Victorian stone and brick buildings that once housed a post office, land titles office and treasury and is now home to some of Perth’s most impressive bars and restaurants, such as David Thompson’s Thai

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Black Women Can Slay Their Travel Beauty Routines with Help From BlackTravelBox

After deciding to get away from the corporate grind and take a trip to Mexico a few years back, Orion Brown — founder and CEO of local hair and skincare brand BlackTravelBox — found herself happy and relaxed after indulging in some scuba diving. To her dismay, Brown soon realized that she’d forgotten to refill her favorite shampoo in a travel-sized bottle after returning to her hotel room. Sporting her natural curls was a rarity at the time, which made Brown apprehensive to use the resort’s shampoo instead.

Fast forward five minutes later, Brown found herself in a tangled mess with her natural curls nothing but frayed and thinking to herself, “I’m going to have to shave my head!”

“It was bad. Think bubble gum in the hair bad. Only that peanut butter wasn’t going to fix it,” she shared. Six to seven conditioner bottles later, it then took Brown

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Royal Officials Defend Spending $20,000 to Fly Prince Andrew to a Golf Tournament

Royal officials are coming to the defense of the millions of dollars Queen Elizabeth’s children and grandchildren spent on travel alone in the last financial year.

According to new figures from the royal accounts, as reported by People, Prince Andrew flew to Northern Ireland and back to attend a golf championship in July 2019 for the cost of around $20,000. He was in attendance at the event as patron of the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland and a past captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, although he has since stepped down from royal duties following the controversy over his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

A senior royal source told the magazine that the reason for the pricey private flight was, “The arrangements in relation to the program did not enable him to travel by scheduled flight. That was taken into consideration in

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Committee on Tourism welcomes the Uplifting of Restrictions on International Travel

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The Portfolio Committee on Tourism welcomes the uplifting of travel restrictions imposed on international travel due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
 
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, Mr Supra Mahumapelo, said: “We are heartened that international flights have resumed after more than six months since lockdown restrictions have been imposed worldwide”. Yesterday, South Africa welcomed travellers from the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe on the first day of its opening.
 
The impact of the pandemic has been felt across all sectors, with tourism being the hardest hit. According to the Tourism Business Council of South Africa, the tourism sector contributes to 1.5 million jobs and 8.5% to the gross domestic product of South Africa. However, we have seen the devastating impact of the pandemic as more than 600 000 jobs have been lost and many businesses in the tourism sector and supply

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Which travel companies could go under?

It has been a devastating year for the travel industry – but the worst is far from over, industry experts have warned. 

As the UK’s furlough scheme comes to an end on October 31, companies will be under renewed pressure to support workforces while income is at an all-time low. Compounded with the Government’s foot-dragging on airport testing, its catastrophic approach to quarantine rules, and a worldwide slump in tourism, the outlook is bleak indeed.

“Hundreds of thousands of jobs in the outbound and inbound travel sectors are now on the line,” says Sophie Griffiths, editor of travel trade magazine TTG. “The sector needs urgent, specific financial support – as well as a workable alternative to 14-day quarantine and countrywide travel bans – if we are to prevent the failure of countless more travel companies over the coming months. 

Those that have managed to stay afloat during the pandemic

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White House (Barack Obama’s) Approval of Vikki Jones’ VMH Magazine Ignites New Travel/Business Bag

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Barack Obama’s GES ( Global Entrepreneurship Summit ) included a wide range of workshops, panels, ignite talks, pitch competitions, mentoring, and networking sessions designed to give the more than 700 entrepreneurs joining from around the world an opportunity to build the skills and relationships that will help their business ventures grow.

“It was a very big moment for my company. I had to carry to-and-fro all my various mobile office equipment, my laptop, and personal luggage. I did some last minute research and saw that the press had the opportunity to go out and meet the president when he landed for the event, and there would be a press conference held at a nearby military base. I figured this would be a great opportunity for my independent media department, so I started applying for a spot as they were calling for everyone to board the

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Where, when to see leaves change in New England

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The changing fall leaves can provide an enjoyable outdoor experience.

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In the time of the coronavirus, socially distanced travel options are more attractive than ever, making leaf peeping season in New England an ideal option for road trippers this year.

“I think people are finding the outdoors as a safe and comfortable place to be, and what’s better for social distancing than activities surrounding leaf peeping and that culture,” Jim Salge, Yankee Magazine’s foliage expert and a former meteorologist in at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, told USA TODAY.

NewEngland.com, the webspace for Yankee Magazine, and SmokyMountains.com both have fall foliage maps and resources at the ready for travelers hoping to start planning. 

The weather this time of year is great, making it the perfect time to get outside in New England, Salge said. “It’s this beautiful sendoff to the summer before our long, hard winter.”

And the photos

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The B Corp is changing the way we do business to create an ethical future

The landscape of business is changing. The once sole focus of increasing shareholder value has expanded to include social and environmental concerns. This emphasis on ensuring a more ethical business sector led to the emergence of a new organisational entity: the Certified B Corporation, also known as the B Corp.

The idea that for-profit businesses – and leaders – can be a force for good and reap the benefits has been gaining momentum for some time. Patagonia is one example of a successful, global enterprise that has never steered far from its original beliefs. Since day one, it has remained synonymous with the movement of good business.

“Patagonia is trying to build a company that could last 100 years,” said Founder Yvon Chouinard in January 2012 on the day Patagonia signed up to be a B Corp.

Identifying as a B Corp has helped guide the business to meet the

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