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Ibn Danan Synagogue in Fez, Morocco

Located in the historic Fez Mellah, Morocco’s first designated Jewish quarter formed in 1438, Ibn Danan is one of the region’s oldest synagogues. Built in the 1600s by a prominent Moroccan Jewish family, the synagogue is among the last remaining buildings in this historic part of the city.

The Ibn Danan synagogue was built by the wealthy Ibn Danan family in the 17th century when the Jewish quarter constituted a thriving region of the city. Featuring traditional Moroccan and Islamic design points, the synagogue boasted spectacular tiles, stucco, and arched doorways.

An imperative restoration began in 1996 to strengthen and restore the synagogue, which had fallen into an alarming state of disrepair following World War II, despite the endeavors of neighboring Jewish communities to preserve it for its religious, cultural, and historical significance.

Peeling plaster, a caving roof, rotting beams, and broken windows were finally conserved by the World Monuments Fund in collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of Culture, and the Judeo-Moroccan Cultural Heritage Foundation in partnership with the local community. By 1999, the synagogue reopened to the public.

Today, Ibn Danan is thought to be the only complete Moroccan synagogue in existence, with wooden benches, oil lamps, embroidered tapestries, and the original gazelle skin Torah scrolls adorning the building’s interior.



Source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ibn-danan-synagogue

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方形造型讓邊刷清掃範圍更大,比起圓形造型的掃地機器人更是沒有清潔死角!可以確實打掃到牆角及邊角,這台顏色是海洋黑,但並不是全黑,而是在光線照射下還有海洋波浪般紋理,相當有質感

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看看邊緣的波浪紋理,真的好美喔!

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前方有前置相機、超音波感應器、障礙感應器

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上方則是有相機感應器

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下方則是已經預先安裝好一組側刷及清潔刷

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下方還有一組相機感應器

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打開上蓋就可以看到集塵盒

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集塵盒上方有提把方便提出,還有一個雙頭清潔刷,放在這邊這樣就不會每次要用的時候總是找不到了!

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濾網共三層,包含海綿濾網、EPA濾網,可用水沖洗

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集塵盒容量加大至0.6L,以清掃機器人來說還蠻大的,可以減少清潔次數

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遙控器上功能還蠻多的!而且淺顯易懂,甚至還可直接控制前、後、左、右,直接叫它前往你要它去的地方

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遙控器各按鈕說明

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充電站上還有遙控器的家

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背部可以收納過長電線

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包裝內還有另一組備用的側刷、底部清潔刷、EPA濾網

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清潔工具可以用來清潔黏附在刷子上的髒汙

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上方還有小刀片可以用來切斷毛髮

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附有防跨越磁條2m,可以用來區隔不想被清潔機器人跨越的區域,若不夠還可另購

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這是濕拖地板,可以裝水,並持續對抹布供水

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上方有詳細中文使用說明,只能裝入清水喔!

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另外使用後都要拆下並分開保管,有水要倒掉,濕抹布一定要清洗並晾乾

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濕拖地板底部可以看到有兩個白色裝置

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水就是從這兩個地方從水箱經由毛細現象持續對抹布供水的

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抹不是超細纖維抹布,可以進一步清潔地板

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是利用魔鬼氈固定在濕拖地板上

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安裝上濕拖地板就可以進行濕拖啦!清掃、濕拖一次完成,真的是好省事啊!

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還有厚厚的中文使用者手冊及多張提醒小卡

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使用時要先打開機身後方電源

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可以使用機身上觸控按鈕直接啟動,長按HOME按鈕可以切換不同語言,有中文語音喔!

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各按鈕說明!

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上方、前方、下方都有相機偵測器,因此稱為三眼,可自動掃描偵測環境,並計算出最佳打掃路徑,就算在黑暗中也可搭配光學流動感應器偵測環境,精準定位,自動規律打掃,提高清潔效率。

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能進入10公分以上家具底下清掃

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客廳空間大約一個小時左右完成清掃,掃得乾淨又漂亮啊!吉米最愛光著腳踏在地板上面完全不會粉粉的踏感,舒服啊!只要出門時讓LG清潔機器人努力的清潔打掃就可以啦!每次回家都可以享受完美踏感!

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最後就會自己乖乖回去充電啦!

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不同清潔模式說明給大家參考

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而且聲音還蠻靜音的,就算在看書或是看電視時也不會感覺有太大的影響

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也可以直接用遙控器命令前後左右喔!另外還會記憶打掃範圍,就算中途移動LG清潔機器人的位置,都能使其不再重複打掃相同區域,提高打掃效率。

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充電座上有放置遙控器的位置,這樣就不會每次不知要放哪?這樣就不會常常遙控器弄不見啦!

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吸塵時因為前方及側邊有許多感應器,因此不會直接去撞家具,而是停止後轉向,這是吉米非常重視的功能,因為許多較平價機種,都是直接撞下去再轉向,撞久家具容易壞或是傷痕累累!一般來說價格差異有一大部分就是呈現在這裡,一分錢一分貨,越便宜的清潔機器人雖然一開始便宜,不過撞壞家具說真的損失更大!得不償失啊!所以家裡家具越貴的朋友,吉米建議進量不要買過於便宜的機種!

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另外也可以沿著牆壁邊行走,不會一直去碰撞

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較細的餐椅腳也不會直接撞,也會避開

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那來看看清潔能力,吸力大小有分強力清掃模式(Turbo)及一般吸力大小,另外清潔模式有Z字形清潔、分區清潔、螺旋定點模式、手動控制方向清潔,像這樣滿滿滿餅乾屑集中在一處的情形很適合用螺旋定點模式搭配強力清掃模式(Turbo)

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在打掃這樣較大較硬的物體時,很多清潔機器人會將這街亂打亂噴,把這些打得更遠,反而讓髒污區域變得更大,但這台LG清潔機器人並沒有這樣的現象發生,反而是邊刷往內掃,中間因為還有個大清潔刷,加上吸力又強,三者協力之下是吸的乾淨俐落!

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來看看底部特寫,許多掃地機器人底部吸入口說真的很小,甚至也沒有中央清潔刷,因此邊刷往內掃之後,常常就是較大的塵屑就互相打來打去之後就往外噴出去,而這台LG清潔機器人中間的吸入口實在是超大,都已經大到快到邊刷的中軸了!因此邊刷一往內刷,中間紅色的清潔刷又接力往內刷,可說大部分的塵屑都無所遁逃了,可以吸得非常乾淨!

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嘿嘿!三兩下清潔溜溜

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方形造型加上刷頭加長1.5cm,90度的邊角可以確實清潔到。

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輪子具有彈簧可以上下伸縮

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因此可以跨越不同高度之地板或是障礙

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而底部有懸崖偵測感應器,所以遇到樓梯時並不會掉落

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而是會自動煞停

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接著來拖地,首先打開濕拖地板上的蓋子裝水,裝到MAX的地方

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抹布要使用時要先弄濕,然後擰乾,就是讓抹布是濕的但不要太濕這樣

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然後裝上機器

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像咖啡機下方很容易有許多咖啡渣及咖啡滴下的痕跡

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爐具下也都會有很多油汙

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裝上濕抹布

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經過後就清潔溜溜啊!

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裝上濕抹布的【LG三眼濕拖清潔機器人】經過之處就會有一個薄薄的水痕,不會太濕也不會太乾,太乾清潔力不佳、太濕又會溼答答,可以掃地拖地一次完成真是超省事!

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看看這抹布好髒啊!

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吸完可將集塵盒取出清潔,集塵盒容量有0.6L,以吸塵機器人來說還蠻大的

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集塵盒上的濾網也可以取下清潔及清洗

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若有不想讓清潔機器人跨越的區域,可以使用防跨越磁條來隔開

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另外還有遠端遙控功能,可以下載LG Smart ThinQ APP並完成設定,就可以用手機來控制【LG三眼濕拖清潔機器人】

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LG Smart ThinQ APP可以一次控制所有家中的LG家電

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下方按鈕可以直接命令開始打掃、回家充電或是啟動家庭防護,右上角有個類似監視攝影機的按紐,按下就會啟動智慧鏡頭喔!

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智慧鏡頭,可透過WIFI連線遠端監看家中動靜,簡直好像擁有專屬保全!可以用手機APP控制前進及左右方向,好像在玩第一人稱賽車遊戲一樣!

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哈囉!打掃拖地要努力喔!

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也可以從APP更改清潔模式甚至開啟照明

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開啟照明後,就會打開前方兩個LED燈輔助照明

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也可以設定家庭防護,讓清潔機器人定時巡邏充電站周邊3公尺區域,若有動靜會自動拍照儲存

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也可以用LINE來進行控制,這對老人來說真的是超簡單!畢竟很多老人只會用LINE!

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這台LG清潔機器人送給髣髣,髣髣看到超級開心的啊!

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整體來說一台清掃機器人絕對是必要的!可以讓家庭關係更和諧,時間也多出不少可以用在其他更有意義的地方,繼續談戀愛也可以啊!這台【LG三眼濕拖清潔機器人(VR66930VWNC)】的功能真的是很棒,方形造型讓邊刷可以更深入的清潔邊角,還能濕拖讓掃地及拖地可以一次完成,智慧連網功能不只可以用手機操控,還有鏡頭讓你可以隨時用手機好像打電動般操作,想看哪裡就看哪裡,比起一般只能固定在定點的網路攝影機,這台是會跑的,可以前門看完再跑去看後門,是不是超厲害,人在外面也能比較安心!推薦給大家喔!

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Luke Barr Named the Recipient of the Historic Hotels of America 2018 Historian of the Year Award

New York Times bestselling author Luke Barr has been named the recipient of the Historic Hotels of America 2018 Historian of the Year Award. Luke will be honored with this distinguished award on November 1, 2018 at the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony & Gala at The Broadmoor (1918) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel in San Francisco - Entrance

The Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel in San Francisco

New York Times bestselling author Luke Barr has been named the recipient of the Historic Hotels of America 2018 Historian of the Year Award. Luke will be honored with this distinguished award on November 1, 2018 at the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony & Gala at The Broadmoor (1918) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year Award is presented to an individual for making a unique contribution in the research and presentation of history and whose work has encouraged a wide discussion, greater understanding, and enthusiasm for history, historic hotels, and culinary heritage.

“Luke Barr is a champion of culinary and hospitality history,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “He is a treasure and a resource for understanding the origin of many fine hospitality traditions and approaches to legendary service, as well as identifying the culinary heritage of many recipes we take for granted.”

Luke Barr was for many years the features editor at Travel + Leisure magazine. A grandnephew of M.F.K. Fisher, he grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Switzerland. He wrote Ritz & Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef & the Rise of the Leisure Class (published April 3, 2018 by Clarkson Potter/Penguin Random House). His first book was the New York Times bestseller, Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, architect Yumi Moriwaki, and their two daughters. Ritz & Escoffier, The Hotelier, the Chef & the Rise of the Leisure Class tells the story of the people behind some of the most iconic “grand dame” hotels in history.

“I am delighted to accept the Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year Award,” said Luke Barr. “The history of the London Savoy and Paris Ritz hotels is remarkable, and absolutely relevant today. So much of modern hotel-keeping—and indeed the very idea of modern luxury—has its roots in these places. Cesar Ritz and Auguste Escoffier were seminal figures.”

Luke Barr joins a list of distinguished prior year recipients of the Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year award including:

  • 2017 Walter Staib, Celebrity Chef, Author, and Culinary Historian, 12-time Emmy Award Winner for his A Taste of History on PBS
  • 2016 Jamie Ford, Author, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (two years on the New York Times Bestseller List)
  • 2015 Stanley Turkel, Author, Built To Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels in New York; Built To Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels East of the Mississippi
  • 2014 Stanley Turkel, Author, Hotel Mavens: Boomer, Boldt and Oscar of the Waldorf; Great American Hoteliers: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry
  • 2013 Dr. Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, PhD, Author, Hotel: An American History

The 2018 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala Dinner will be held at The Broadmoor (1918) in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 1, 2018 at 7 pm. Tickets for the 2018 Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner are $350 for one seat and $2,800 per table (for 8 seats). To register for the ceremony and gala, please contact Stephanie Calhoun scalhoun@historichotels.org or +1 202 772 8336.



Source: https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article101590.html

Blacklane Network Expands to 32 New Cities

Chauffeured transportation network Blacklane has added services to 32 new cities across 11 countries, bringing its total network to 300 cities. The new cities are:

  • Bahrain: Muharraq and Riffa
  • France: Biarritz and Montpellier
  • Germany: Augsburg, Darmstadt, Duisburg, Krefeld, Mainz, Monchengladbach, Neuss, Offenbach, Wiesbaden and Wuppertal
  • Greece: Pireaus
  • India: Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida
  • Indonesia: Bekasi and Tangerang
  • Ireland: Limerick
  • Italy: Como
  • Japan: Kobe, Nara, Sakai and Yokohama
  • Malaysia: Kajang, Klang, Petaling Jaya, Rawang and Subang Jaya
  • Switzerland: Winterthur



Source: http://www.businesstravelnews.com/Global/Blacklane-Network-Expands-to-32-New-Cities

Five of the best: Cape Winelands hotels

In this impressive corner of South Africa, mountains run high and pockets run deep. There’s world-class food and wine, of course, plated up around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, but it’s the characterful hotels that really make the Cape Winelands a destination worth savouring. 

The restaurant terrace at Delaire Graff Estate with views of the Cape Winelands

DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE
This 24-carat Stellenbosch stay has a sparkle in its eye – perhaps because it’s owned by Laurence Graff, the rags-to-riches billionaire businessman behind Graff Diamonds. As you might expect, the food and drink is a cut above. Vine-threaded fields enfold the hotel, which sits on scenic slopes of the Botmaskop mountain. The rewards of all this hand-tended viticulture are reaped in the Wine Lounge: an elegant tasting room, graced with paintings by William Kentridge and Lionel Smit. Hotel guests get a free tasting – best sampled fireside in winter and on the Indian-style terrace in summer. Afterwards, dine on tender Karoo lamb, ostrich fillet and estate-grown vegetables at the signature Delaire Graff Restaurant, or head to the Asian-accented Indochine, whose Thai curries and Malaysian rendangs defy second-restaurant notions.

The tasting room at Grand Provence – a key stop on the Franschhoek Wine Tram

GRANDE PROVENCE
One of 10 original wine estates in Franschhoek, the roots of Grande Provence stretch back to 1694. More recently, it’s been bought by Alex van Heeren, the Dutch entrepreneur behind Huka Lodge in New Zealand and Dolphin Island in Fiji. Needless to say, the attention to detail is high. Guestrooms are tucked away on one side of the estate, while the buzzy tasting room and restaurant sit on the other, fed by a stream of visitors from the wine tram – a hop-on, hop-off service that takes in the area’s best scenery and wine estates. As the sun sets, there’s no better place to be than sitting in the tasting room’s sculpture-lined courtyard, watching the Franschhoek mountains turn red. Except, possibly with a glass of the hotel’s Amphora wine, made in Roman-style clay pots. The restaurant here, by chef Guy Bennett, is not to be missed.

Leeu Estates collaborates with the Mullineux family on their vineyard and wine studio

LEEU ESTATES
This 19th-century Cape Dutch manor sits on the fringes of Franschhoek, with a location that blends the best of the town’s soaring scenery, with proximity to its bars, breweries and restaurants. During the afternoon, stay put in the Wine Studio, where guests get a free tasting. This grape-scented, barrel-filled space is a collaboration between the owner of Leeu Estates, Analjit Singh, and the award-winning, wine-making Mullineux family. Dutifully oiled, prize yourself out of the leather armchairs and head into town, where the hotel’s sister restaurants include fine-dining La Petite Colombe and Marigold, which nods to Mr Singh’s Indian roots. Craving something other than grapes? Their third place along Franschhoek’s tiny main street is Tuk Tuk Microbrewery, which takes the same approach to beer as Leeu does to wine.

Inside one of the rooms at Sir Richard Branson’s Mont Rochelle wine estate and hotel

MONT ROCHELLE
If we say this one’s owned by the chap behind Kasbah Tamadot and Mahali Mzuri, it might give you a clue. Yes, step inside Sir Richard Branson’s South African hideaway, with the same nothing-is-impossible service as its sister properties, but a setting that’s unmistakably South African. Rolling green lawns are bordered by native flowers and the folded Franschhoek mountains rise all around. You’ll be greeted by Ms Blom – the hotel’s cat – and effusive staff such as Peter Karanja, who can advise on the best stops along the wine tram, on which Mont Rochelle sits. It disembarks at the casual Country Kitchen, which has a lovely terrace and lively atmosphere, and doles out free tastings to guests, too. Grab a picnic hamper and gambol around the grounds, or save space for the centrepiece Miko restaurant, which celebrates Cape Malay spices and robust South African dishes, such as rooibos-smoked kudu.

Elton John’s favourite room at La Residence in the Cape Winelands

LA RESIDENCE
If you think it’s an all-male, international cast transforming the Cape Winelands into South Africa’s most upmarket enclave, think again. Liz Biden is the powerhouse hotelier and interior designer behind the Royal Portfolio, a collection of hotels that includes Birkenhead House in the whale-watching hub of Hermanus and La Residence in Franschhoek. She’s South African and has a character all of her own. Each room at this palace of a place is different. Room seven is lavished in shades of pink, room 11 is favoured by Sir Elton John (there’s a signed photo to prove it) and room three comes with vineyard views galore – and all are decorated in Liz’s inimitable style. The gastronomy is taken seriously, too: guests sit with the chefs to discuss their preferences, perhaps resulting in dishes such as roast loin of springbok with porcini jus, served in the decadent Great Hall, or the outdoor Persian Alley, overlooking rows of palms.

Need more inspiration? Explore Mr & Mrs Smith‘s full collection of hotels in South Africa.

Feature image is Delaire Graff Estate near Stellenbosch.




Source: https://blog.mrandmrssmith.com/five-of-the-best-cape-winelands-hotels

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Aqua Expeditions launches agent portal

Aqua Expeditions has launched a new Agent Portal and online check-in system that lets advisers check cruise availability, make a courtesy hold for up to seven days, and even reserve multiple cabins at the same time.

The company said that agents with an account will have 24/7 access to a log of all bookings, reservations and inquiries made. The Agent Portal also contains marketing materials agents may use to sell Aqua Expedition cruises, such as webinars, deck plans and itinerary information.

With the new online check-in system, both consumers and agents will be able to check in online and receive an electronic ticket.

Agents who book through the Agent Portal will receive a $50 amazon.com gift card for each successful booking. Guests who book through the online system will receive a $50 spa credit voucher for each passenger.




Source: https://www.travelweekly.com/River-Cruising/Aqua-Expeditions-launches-agent-portal

JAL国内線ファーストクラスってどんな感じ?ラウンジも利用でき機内食も出る!!

公開日: 2018年 08月 30日
更新日: 2018年 08月 30日


JAL国内線ファーストクラスに先日はじめて乗りました。

値段はもちろん普通席よりも高いのですが、国内線にも関わらず機内食がでます。またラウンジも利用でき、優先チェックイン、優先搭乗など細かい特典もついてきます。

今回は過去にJAL国内線ファーストクラスに乗ったことない人でも理解できるように紹介していきたいと思います。

サービス概要(ファーストクラス) – JAL国内線

JAL国内線ファーストクラスは限られた路線にしかない


「ファーストクラスに乗りたい!!」と思っていても残念ながらファーストクラスがある路線はかなり限られています。

2018年8月現在は、羽田-伊丹、羽田-那覇、羽田-札幌、羽田-福岡の路線のみとなります。またすべての便にファーストクラスがあるとは限りません。なので大阪拠点の人だと伊丹-羽田しか乗るチャンスはないという訳です。

JAL国内線ファーストクラスの値段は?


JAL国内線ファーストクラスは特便割引が最もお得で、一番お安く買えます。先得では販売されておらず、私の乗った羽田-伊丹であれば最安値で18,890円で購入することができます。

ちなみに東京-新大阪の新幹線グリーン車が19,230円となりますので、それよりも安く購入することもできます。また普通運賃だと33,490円となります。

当日アップグレードも空席があれば+8,000円で可能となります。ただ最近は当日アップグレードを狙っている人も多いので、確実に乗りたければ事前に予約しておくことをおすすめします。 
JAL国内線のファーストクラスは上記の2種があり、本当に限られた席しかありませんので、すぐに満席になる可能性も非常に高いです。

JAL国内線ファーストクラスで受けれる特典まとめ!!

ここではJAL国内線ファーストクラスで受けれる特典を紹介します。

ファーストクラスのチェックインカウターでチェックイン


まずファーストクラスの利用者は特にJALの上級会員でなくても、ファーストクラスのチェックインカウンターでチェックインすることができます。

JALグローバルクラブのカウンターよりも更に上のカウンターですぐにチェックインすることができます。またこのカウンターはファーストクラス以外でもダイヤモンド、JGCプレミアの会員が利用することができます。

どちらにしろ使える人は限られた人です。

ファーストクラス専用のレーンで保安検査場通過


保安検査場についてもファーストクラス専用のレーンがあり、並ばずに制限エリア内に入ることができます。

ファーストクラス・ダイヤモンド会員のラウンジ


またラウンジについてもサクララウンジではなく、更に上のダイヤモンド・プレミア ラウンジを利用することができます。


中は軽い食事もあり、さすが国内線で最も良いラウンジです。サクララウンジだとかソフトドリンク&柿ピー程度です。


おにぎりもあります。


アルコールもあるのは素晴らしいですね。


ファーストクラスだと機内食も提供されるので、ほどほどに…。

ラウンジにもアクセスできるので、もしラウンジでゆっくりされたい人は2時間前など早めに空港に行っておくことをオススメします。

事前改札を除いて最も早い優先搭乗


ファーストクラスだと、体の不自由な人や子供がいる家族などを除いて、最も早く機内に入る権利も与えられます。またダイヤモンド、JGCプレミアのお客さんもこのタイミングで機内に入れます。

ただ羽田が絡むフライトはダイヤモンド、JGCプレミアのお客さんも多いので、ファーストクラスらしい優先搭乗は正直あまり期待しないほうがいいです。

ファーストクラス用の座席・アメニティ・サービス


伊丹-羽田だとファーストクラスは1時間15分と非常に短いのですが、余裕で足を伸ばすことができる座席です。今回、私が乗った機体はB777でファーストクラスが14席あるタイプです。それでも定員375名に対しての14名ですので非常に少ない割合です。

ウェルカムドリンクはありませんでしたが、ウェルカムおしぼりがありました。また「オノダ様、いつもありがとうございます。」と平会員の私でもこのような挨拶をおしぼりを渡されたとときに言って頂けました。

また「新聞をお持ちしましょうか?」とも聞かれましたが、断りました。せっかくなので貰っておけばよかったです。


ファーストクラスといっても国内線で、残念ながらそこまで新しいシートとはいえないのでUSBで充電できるような今風のものもありません。なのでその代用として巨大なモバイルバッテリーがシートにありました。


またファーストクラス専用のブランケットとスリッパ(持ち帰りOK)のものも与えられます。

ファーストクラスの食事は?貴重な森伊蔵も頂ける


機内食メニューは上記のような感じで座席に置かれていました。


機内食は選ぶことはできず固定されています。またメニューも定期的に変わるようです。2018年8月は羽田⇒伊丹に関しては和食、伊丹⇒羽田は洋食でした。


また鹿児島県の焼酎である森伊蔵もあります。


私はお酒が飲めないので貴重な森伊蔵が飲めないわけですが、JAL国内線ファーストクラスはソフトドリンクもかなり充実しています。


機内食は上記のようなメニューとなり、弁当タイプではなく食器です。ただ時間はないのでフルコースとはならなく一気に運ばれ、羽田-伊丹の路線については短いためパン以外は冷たい食事となっています。

それでも下手な外資系のビジネスクラスよりもおいしく頂けました。もう食べたら着陸15分前で、すぐに着陸の準備です。正直、あっという間で食事をいただくとなるとゆっくりはできないです。

ファーストクラスでは食事を断っているお客さんもちらほらいました。


また食後にも「食後に何かまた飲み物お持ちしましょうか?」とも聞かれアイスコーヒーをもらいました。

ファーストクラスは一番前方の席となるので着陸後もすぐに機内の外に出ることができます。ただしファーストクラスのお客さんを降ろしてからクラスJ、普通席…という流れにはしておらず、うだうだしているとどんどんクラスJ、普通席のお客さんのほうが先に降りていきます。

預け荷物を優先的に受け取ることができる


また機内をでてから荷物を受け取るときにもファーストクラスのタグが貼られているので、優先的にでてきます。これはめちゃめちゃ気持ちいいです(笑)

なのでファーストクラスに乗るときは是非とも荷物を預けてみてください。

マイル、FOPポイントも一気に貯めれる


上記は私は過去に乗った伊丹-羽田の普通席とファーストの搭乗結果ですが、マイルも普通席よりも多くたまりますし、何よりJGCなど上級会員を目指すために必要となるポイントについては2倍以上溜まっています。

私が乗った伊丹⇒羽田はファーストで18,890円、普通席で10,090円だったので、サービスの差やポイントの貯まり具合を考えるとめちゃめちゃファーストはコストパフォーマンスがいいと思います。

まとめ

「国内線なら普通席で十分」と思っていましたが、JAL国内線ファーストのサービス内容を考えれば十分に差額以上の価値があったと思えるフライトでした。

ぜひとも対象路線にJAL国内線ファーストがあるのであれば検討してみることをおすすめします。

また動画でもJAL国内線ファーストのレビューを出しています。より臨場感があり、ファーストのサービス内容を理解してもらえると思います。

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Rules align for agents selling travel insurance

Travel agents are not insurance agents, but after years of negotiations, 46 of 50 states have now adopted regulations that enable travel agents to sell policies under an umbrella license held by the travel insurance companies.

Several years ago, insurers and the U.S. Travel Insurance Association (USTIA) proposed regulations to take the licensing burden off travel advisers and shift it to insurers, who carry the burden of educating the advisers and keeping records of those who sell their policies.

The advisers, in turn, are required to direct clients to the insurer to answer other-than-basic questions about policies. 

Jason Schreier, CEO of April Travel Protection, said that today, most states have adopted the reform, though a handful still require advisers to be individually licensed to sell insurance.

Advisers, he said, "should definitely make sure that they reach out to their insurance partner and make sure they have the most up-to-date information on licensing. And don't assume that one insurance partner, one underwriter, will have the same licensing requirements as another one."

The licensing requirements come as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) are considering new model acts that states could adopt with regard to travel insurance regulations. (Insurance is regulated at the state, not the federal, level.)

John Fielding, a lawyer with Steptoe & Johnson who has been working with the USTIA on the issue, said NCOIL's model act, adopted at the beginning of last year, became the basis for NAIC's act, which is up for membership approval in November.

"Once that is done at the NAIC level, then both the legislators will have acted and the regulators will have acted, and we're hoping that the states will then move to adopt this as a law in their state," Fielding said.

Several states have adopted laws identical or similar to the NCOIL and NAIC models, Fielding said, and the hope is that more states will take action in 2019. While the full model act under consideration by the NAIC deals with a number of issues of interest to insurance companies, such as regulations that govern bundled products and premium taxes, the portions dealing with travel agent licensing have already been adopted by some 46 states. 

Of the remaining states, Fielding said, New York and Hawaii have not taken any action with respect to licensing reform, Washington's regulation framework has not been fully adopted, and Iowa does not require licensure for limited lines travel insurance.

Prior to the regulations, Fielding said, an adviser had to be licensed as an insurance agent in order to sell travel policies. Under the new approach, travel advisers are licensed under the larger umbrella license of an insurance company. The new approach is considered a win.

"It's a big deal, and this really lowers that [licensing] burden greatly without doing any harm to consumers," Fielding said. 

Beth Godlin, president of Aon Affinity Travel Practice and a member of the USTIA Board of Directors, said that if all 50 states were to adopt model acts similar to the one the NAIC recommends, the repercussions would be different for each insurer.

"I don't think it means an enormous change, but it's going to be different by carrier," Godlin said.

Some newer entrants, such as Travel MedEvac Insurance, built their companies from the ground up to be compliant under the new regulations, said MedEvac's founding partner Jim Labelle.

"At the end of the day," Labelle said, "I think this protects travel agents as much as it adds another level of making sure they're complying regulatory-wise."




Source: https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Travel-Agent-Issues/Rules-align-for-agents-selling-travel-insurance

Bring Home Some Happy Haunts With Help From shopDisney

Seasonal celebrations are in full swing down in the Magic Kingdom, with ghosts, ghouls and Disney Villains ruling the nights. As autumn winds sweep across the nation why not bring some of the seasonal Disney magic home to set the scene. We've found a few of the spookiest delights in the shopDisney store to fill your home with happy haunts.

Bring Home Some Happy Haunts With Help From shopDisneyBring Home Some Happy Haunts With Help From shopDisney

Channel the most festive spirits in your mansion with the help of Madame Leota. The Madame Leota Tombstone Decoration is straight out of the graveyard at Disney's Haunted Mansion.

Madame Leota Tombstone Decoration - The Haunted Mansion

Master Gracey would approve of your stylish design when you choose Haunted Mansion Bookends to adorn your library shelves.

The Haunted Mansion Bookends

''No mourning please '' during this season of the dead. Instead raise a glass and toast the ancestors with stemware showing off the Gracey monogram. The Haunted Mansion Stemmed White Wine Glasses are an elegant way to add just a touch of Huanted Mansion love to even the nicest setting.

The Haunted Mansion Stemmed White Wine Glass

Want to add just a touch of spooky holiday fun to your wardrobe? I'm in love with this Haunted Mansion Skirt for Women by Her Universe, and the Hatbox Ghost Skull Tee for Men .

The Haunted Mansion Skirt for Women by Her Universe
Hatbox Ghost Skull Tee for Men - The Haunted Mansion

There are so many more wonderfully haunted housewares just waiting for you at shopDisney.com! Head on over now and check out the Almost Autumn Sale: Up to 75% off with an Extra 25% off! Code: EXTRA25. Valid 9/6/18-9/16/18. Some Restrictions Apply.





Source: http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/articles/bring-home-some-happy-haunts-help-shopdisney

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