Monthly Archives: August 2021

Texarkana hotels fill with Louisiana evacuees | Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – With the influx of evacuees in the Texarkana area, several local hotels are providing shelter. Hilton Garden Inn officials said they started receiving calls Friday night and have been full since Saturday. Sales manager Barbara Walker said most of their guests are from southern Louisiana or work …

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Cheerful New Reading Celebrates Former Black-Owned Restaurants in Galveston – Texas Monthly

The joy is undeniable. Vintage photos show relaxed, happy and perfectly dressed customers, plates stacked with stuffed shrimp and jambalaya, cans and bottles of Schlitz beer strewn across tables in 1950s Galveston. In the new book Lost Restaurants of the African American Community of Galveston (American Palace), locals rave about …

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Unemployment benefits end, but hotel labor issues may continue: Travel Weekly

At the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles in late July, a number of hotel executives voiced their belief that once the federal government’s weekly boost to unemployment checks expires in September, their current labor problems would ease. But a growing body of research indicates the issue is …

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AFEN brings African culture to the world through unique NFT collections

Africa is a must-visit continent for blockchain and cryptocurrency activities. Various startups are trying to leverage these new technologies to make a significant impact. AFEN Blockchain Group launches its NFT Market soon, putting another spotlight on blockchain efforts across the continent. Africa and Blockchain come together There has been a …

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South African communities continue to face increased poverty and hunger as global pandemic worsens – World Peace Organization

South African communities face poverty and hunger more than ever as the global pandemic continues to worsen across the country. With each devastating wave of the virus in South Africa, more and more people are becoming less economically and financially stable to feed their families. Before the continued recurrence of …

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Seeking to take advantage of a crowded market, some hotels become “art museums with rooms”

Guests arriving at the ART Hotel do not encounter a lobby, but an art gallery, part of a rapidly evolving trend where hotels strive to distinguish themselves in a crowded market. “We’re not just a hotel,” said Aaron Bajorek, managing director, standing in front of the Lewitt. “We are a …

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Modern and affordable hotels aimed at the African middle class

The Kasada Hospitality Fund recently acquired the 414-room Safari Hotels and Conference Center in Windhoek, Namibia Kasada Capital Management is an independent investment platform within the Kasada group, dedicated to the hotel industry in sub-Saharan Africa. The group owns hotels operated under the brands of its strategic partner Accor, including …

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Modern and affordable hotels for the African middle class

Kasada Hospitality Fund recently acquired the 414-room Safari Hotels and Conference Center in Windhoek, Namibia Kasada Capital Management is an independent investment platform within the Kasada group, dedicated to the hotel industry in sub-Saharan Africa. The group has hotels operated under the brands of its strategic partner Accor, including Ibis, …

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Oakton receives scholarship to study West African culture

Thanks to a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant from the US Department of Education, faculty members at Oakton Community College will experience West African culture next summer. The information gathered from the international seminar will infuse West African content into Oakton’s curriculum and enable the future development of a …

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ICYMI: Pig Hotels, Helicopter Cub Hunting and African Gecko Passage

Pork producers in China keep pigs in 13-story “pig hotels” allegedly to protect them from disease. President Joe Biden signs an executive order calling for half of all cars sold in the United States by 2030 to be zero emissions. Its EPA and the Department of Transportation are announcing a …

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