What’s the top hotel in Hawaii, according to new travel magazine poll? – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

Halekulani Corporation managed both Halepuna Waikiki and luxury resort Halekulani, which also earned a top spot on the list as #3 Hotel in Hawaii.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and, among hoteliers, considered the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Condé Nast Travelers says more than 600,000  readers submitted responses.

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Transfer news: West Ham and Leeds among teams who could complete deals by Friday | Football | Sport

More than £1billion has already been spent by top-flight clubs this summer. There are, however, still a number of teams in the market for new additions before the domestic window closes. And here are five Championship players who could make the move to a Premier League side before Friday’s deadline.

Said Benrahma (Brentford)

Few shone as brightly as Benrahma in the Championship last term, with the Algerian scoring 17 and assisting nine in 48 appearances for Brentford. 

Ultimately, the Bees fell just short of clinching promotion to the Premier League, losing the play-off final to Fulham, but that hasn’t stopped Benrahma from being linked to top flight clubs this summer.

Most recently, West Ham have taken an interest in the 25-year-old, tabling an offer worth an initial £25 million plus £5 million in add-ons for Benrahma. 

The deal has, however, run into complications (per the Guardian), meaning this transfer

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P&O Cruises takes delivery of LNG-powered ship | News

Also the largest cruise liner ever built for the UK market, boasting 17 guest desks, 13 entertainment venues, a gin distillery and 16 whirlpool, Ioana weighs 185,000 tonnes and is the length of four football pitches (345m).

Powered by LNG, Iona’s eco-friendly drive system prevents the emission of sulfur dioxides and soot particles.

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As gasworld highlighted in its recent feature, IMO 2020 – A new wave in LNG, 2020 is a key year for the LNG business. IMO 2020 takes effect and the maritime industry implements a new sulfur cap on its fuels. LNG is regarded as key to compliance with these new regulations.

Under the new global cap, in force from 1st January 2020 by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), ships have to use marine fuels with a sulfur content of no more than 0.50% against the current limit of 3.50%, in an effort to reduce the

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EU agrees on common coronavirus travel rules | News | DW

European Union ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday reached an agreement on common criteria to coordinate coronavirus travel rules to provide clarity and predictability on measures that restrict movement due to the pandemic. 

The agreement requires EU countries to provide “clear and timely information about what they must do, and which restrictions are in force,” including any accompanying requirements such as COVID-19 negative tests or passenger locator forms.

EU countries should publish the necessary information as early as possible, at least 24 hours before new measures come into effect. The agreement acknowledges that some flexibility is required for  emergencies.

“We welcome this agreement to bring more order to a currently confusing situation,” the European Commission said in a statement.

The agreement is non-binding — individual EU countries are free to determine their own measures but are advised to be consistent.

Countries also agreed on the mutual recognition of coronavirus tests.

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8 travel-inspired homes to fulfil your wanderlust, Lifestyle News

To say that the pandemic putting a halt on all travelling plans is a huge damper is perhaps a major understatement. To ease your restless spirit, we put together 8 homes in Singapore inspired by places around the world.

Taking inspiration from popular travel destinations like New York, Bali and London, these homes will hopefully fulfil a part of your wanderlust.

1. Place of Inspiration: Japan

Design: AkiHaus

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The homeowner wanted a home that was inspired by Japanese interiors as Japan is a place he frequently travels to for work. To recreate the look in the one-bedroom apartment, AkiHaus employed a neutral palette of white, wood and black —a palette commonly associated with Japanese interiors — with the occasional greys to lend visual texture and a modern slant.

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Much of the interiors were kept clean and simple, with fuss-free silhouettes and lines. An open concept was adopted to facilitate hosting

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Cruises to nowhere: More than 6,000 bookings in five days, Singapore News & Top Stories

Phones have been ringing off the hook at the offices of Genting Cruise Lines, with the company receiving more than 6,000 bookings for its “cruises to nowhere” in just five days.

Each of these bookings is likely for at least two people. A total of 23 Genting Cruise Lines sailings, each with a maximum capacity of 1,700 passengers, are scheduled for next month and December.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced last Thursday that round-trip cruises without ports of call will take place under a pilot programme.

Under it, only two cruise lines – Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International – can take to the seas.

Without disclosing specific numbers, Royal Caribbean International also said that the demand has “exceeded expectations”.

A spokesman said bookings are up 500 per cent compared with the past two weeks. Its first sailing on Dec 1, which is capped at about 1,000 guests,

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P&O Cruises welcomes new cruise ship in British ‘first’ ahead of holidays 2021 | Travel News | Travel

P&O Cruises now has a new cruise ship to add to its fleet. The Iona joined last week at an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, in the latest cruise news. She is the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market.

The area is a tranquil pool environment by day with dining and entertainment by night.

Here, guests can expect specially commissioned aerial entertainment shows under the stars when the Iona sets sail.

Holidaymakers will also be able to enjoy craft individual gins at the first-ever gin distillery at sea or unwind in the Oasis spa featuring a range of destination-themed treatments.

Iona will have eight speciality restaurants including yet-to-be-unveiled concepts.

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There will also be 13 entertainment venues, four swimming pools – including a spectacular infinity pool at the aft of the ship – and 16 whirlpools.

P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow,

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Less Is More or How 2 Cruise Companies Disrupt the Industry – Cruise Industry News

As cruise ships get bigger and bigger, Ponant has stayed true to its form, building luxury expedition ships that are French flagged, with the idea “to create special relationships between the oceans of the world and people sailing on them,” said the CEO of Ponant Americas, Navin Sawhney.

Ponant’s specialization is in expedition ships, vessels that allow guests to see the most exciting and distant destinations while at the same time, thanks to their size, feeling like “you are one with the ocean and the destination that you sail in.”

“What Ponant saw as a void that we could fill was that the tastes of the consumer were changing. They wanted to go on expeditions, they wanted to understand and immerse themselves in destinations beyond [what] existed in the 80s and 90s,” Sawhney said during a virtual panel discussion.   

“We were the first who purpose built ships that combined [a

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Cruises to nowhere: Genting Cruises gets more than 6,000 bookings in 5 days, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Phones have been ringing off the hooks at the offices of Genting Cruise Lines, with the company receiving more than 6,000 bookings for its “cruises to nowhere” in just five days.

Each of these bookings is likely for at least two people. A total of 23 Genting Cruise Lines sailings, each with a maximum capacity of 1,700 passengers, are scheduled for November and December.

The Singapore Tourism Board announced last Thursday (Oct 8) that round-trip cruises without ports of call will take place under a pilot programme.

Under it, only two cruise lines – Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International – can take to the seas.

Without disclosing specific numbers, Royal Caribbean International also said that the demand has “exceeded expectations”.

According to a spokesman, bookings are up 500 per cent compared to the past two weeks. Its first sailing on Dec 1, which is capped at

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Now Selling: 5 New Home Communities in Arizona, South Carolina, Texas | National News

NORCROSS, Ga., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCS), a top 10 national homebuilder, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of five new communities in Arizona, South Carolina and Texas, all featuring single-family new homes from the company’s Century Complete brand—a pioneer and national leader in online homebuying. Century Complete’s innovative process makes it easy for homebuyers to purchase a quality quick move-in home at a more affordable price point—completely online. New homes at all communities will include in-demand features like granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and more.

Explore new communities and locations at www.CenturyCompleteHomes.com.       

NEW COMMUNITY IN ARIZONA

Wickenburg Vistas in Wickenburg, AZ
Cottonwood Lane and Jackson Street
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

  • Single-family homes from the low $200s
  • Single-story floor plans
  • 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1- to 2-bay garages, up to 1,805 square feet
  • Scenic views of surrounding mountains, with quick
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