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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Patrick Divall, vice president, Western Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group

Something of a stately presence on the global hospitality scene, Wyndham Worldwide has been undergoing a significant reorganisation over the past 18 months. The giant is currently splitting itself in half to create two separate, publicly traded companies. Wyndham Hotel Group, with more than 8,100-hotels and based in Parsippany, New Jersey, will become a standalone hotel company, while Wyndham Vacation Ownership will move to Florida to become the largest publicly traded timeshare company. At the same time, Wyndham Hotel Group is itself expanding, having just this week announced a $…

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Read President Donald Trump's full physical report

The White House released the two-page report on President Donald Trump‘s physical, all of the details of which were read at the press briefing on Tuesday. Presidential physician Dr. Ronny Jackson said Trump’s “overall health is excellent” and noted that he is “above average based on age and sex.” However, Jackson said he suggested that Trump lose 10 to 15 pounds over the next year by improving his diet and exercising more. He said that Trump “is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going…

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The Latest: Trump has received physical checkup as president

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s physical (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has received his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital. Trump boarded Marine One at the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, Friday afternoon after about three hours at the hospital. Trump shook hands with his physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, and then waved before boarding his helicopter. The president is traveling to Florida later in the day for the weekend. The check-up comes amid suggestions in a recent book and by…

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Trump's first medical check-up as president set for Friday

President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital on Friday. Trump is headed to the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for his first medical check-up as president. But what has been a fairly routine exam for previous officeholders has taken on outsized importance in the age of Trump, given the tone of some of his tweets, comments attributed to some of his close advisers and Trump’s recent slurring of words on national TV. Some…

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The year is 2020 and Oprah Winfrey is president

Oprah Winfrey broke new ground in 2018 at the Golden Globes, when she delivered a stirring acceptance speech that was part sermon, part battle cry and part State of the Union address. Calls for her to run as the next US president were initially dismissed, (mainly by old white men, unable to grasp her power) before an official campaign was mounted in the spring of 2019. Winfrey, who had only expressed her political preference publicly once before, for Barack Obama, ran as an Independent  … WOOOMAN BECAUSE TIIIIIIMESSSS’S UUUPPPPPP! FILE – In…

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News: Thomas appointed vice president business development at Centara

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Allen Thomas as vice president business development. Thomas has 28 years of experience developing hotel and resort businesses, a career that includes positions with HPL and Como Hotels and most recently Resorts Holdings International. His appointment marks another significant Centara move in their five-year plan to double the company’s size and become a major regional hospitality brand. Thomas will report to Centara deputy chief executive Markland Blaiklock. He will be responsible for executing the company’s plan to grow from 58 to…

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