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Some hotels in Penang rehiring even as tourism industry continues to suffer due to Covid-19 travel restrictions



a sign on the side of a building: MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar said some of the hotels in Penang that have been on minimal operation mode over the past few months are preparing to accept more bookings. — Picture by Steven KE Ooi


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MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar said some of the hotels in Penang that have been on minimal operation mode over the past few months are preparing to accept more bookings. — Picture by Steven KE Ooi

GEORGE TOWN, May 1 — Some hotels in Penang are rehiring as they reopen fully to try and gain as much business as possible in the coming months, according to the Penang chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hoteliers (MAH).

MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar said some of the hotels in Penang that have been on

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Travel industry calls potential COVID-19 test mandate for domestic flights ‘unwarranted’



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All international arrivals into the U.S. are now required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The Biden administration is also “actively looking” at mandating negative tests for domestic travel — and the travel industry isn’t pleased.

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, released a statement on Jan. 29 calling the potential move “unwarranted.” The airlines also said

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Sisolak, aiming to grow energy industry, tours UNLV lab

Sisolak Discusses COVID-19 Numbers

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Gov. Steve Sisolak discusses NevadaOs recent COVID-19 figures during a press conference at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Las Vegas.

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday toured a UNLV lab researching technology that could allow for the transmission of electricity over long distances, something the Democratic governor said could potentially grow Nevada’s energy industry.

Sisolak’s visit Friday followed his pledge in his State of the State speech earlier this month to diversify Nevada’s tourist-reliant economy.

UNLV physicist Ashkan Salamat led Sisolak

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Monterey County’s second largest industry expects job loss with shutdown

Monterey County’s second-largest industry, the hospitality industry, is bracing for more job losses as the county heads into another shelter in place order Sunday night at 10 p.m.“We have 27,000 associates in hospitality in Monterey County about half of them are not working, you know, all the hotels so that number is going to rise,” said Jeroen Gerres, general manager of the Sanctuary Beach resort in Marina.A new lockdown order means hotels and motels are limited to essential travelers only.Businesses now on notice not to break the rules. “The phrase that is overused is we’re all in this together, but … Read More