Archive For The “Travel” Category

7 Holiday Travel Apps That’ll Let You Jingle Around The World

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7 Holiday Travel Apps That’ll Let You Jingle Around The World

No matter where you’re heading to, traveling can be particularly chaotic throughout the holiday season. But if you have some of the best holiday travel apps downloaded on your phone, then you can jingle all around the world with hopefully a lot more ease. In a few hours, you can be prancing through the door at your…

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Why You Need to Consider Buying This Beaten-Down Travel Stock

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Why You Need to Consider Buying This Beaten-Down Travel Stock

Thursday was a terrible day to be a shareholder in Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE). The company suffered a nearly 30% evisceration of its stock price, essentially due in large part to what Expedia says are developments basically outside of its control. Prior to today, the company had packs of bulls supporting its share price, which had generally risen…

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Indian passport holder? Now travel to Brazil without a Visa

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Indian passport holder? Now travel to Brazil without a Visa

Brazilia President on Thursday said that Indians will no longer need visas to visit Brazil. (Photo: Reuters) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday the South American nation will drop its requirement that visiting Chinese and Indian tourists or businesspeople obtain visas. Bolsonaro, a far-right politician, came to power at the beginning of the year…

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From Rs 30K to Rs 2.50 lakh, millennials take loans to travel

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From Rs 30K to Rs 2.50 lakh, millennials take loans to travel

YOLO seems to be the motto the millennials live by. A recent study by IndiaLends, a new-age digital lending platform, found that 85% of individuals who applied for loans of Rs 30,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh for travel purposes were millennials. The study was conducted ahead of World Tourism Day which is celebrated on September 27 and…

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The travel agency of Britain’s far-flung 19th-century empire is dead

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The travel agency of Britain’s far-flung 19th-century empire is dead

The British travel agency Thomas Cook, which announced its bankruptcy today (Sept. 23), was born with a railway journey that took place in 1841—the same year that Hong Kong was ceded to Britain, then at the peak of its imperial power. The liquidation, which followed the collapse of last-ditch bailout talks over the weekend, has set off…

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These travel companies add climate-conscious options to your itinerary

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These travel companies add climate-conscious options to your itinerary

Hundreds of thousands of students skipped school around the globe on Friday, and took to the streets demanding action to deter catastrophic climate change. From Australia to Kenya to Berlin, the demonstrations were kick-started by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who led protests in the U.S. Earlier this month, Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic ocean to attend…

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Escape to the Whitsundays with this hot travel deal alert

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Escape to the Whitsundays with this hot travel deal alert

Home to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the country – and you could be headed to Daydream Island Resort thanks to this hot deal alert from Flight Centre. With fresh accommodation and a revitalised swimming hub, the resort allows you to swim and enjoy unparalleled…

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Travelling around the world by train

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Travelling around the world by train

Sparked off by the success of her earlier project of traversing India on 80 trains, Monisha Rajesh’s Around the World in 80 Trains is an outright pleasure to read. The seven-month trip is carefully planned, and features journeys on a wide spectrum of trains, from almost ramshackle ones to those featuring on travellers’ bucket lists like…

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Why Do We Travel?

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Why Do We Travel?

Everyone wants to travel the world, whether it’s to meet new people, taste new food, or visit new places. Travel is consequently an extremely lucrative industry, but tourist destinations are getting more crowded than ever and associated pollution emissions are only worsening the climate emergency. Why do we travel? In this edition of Editor’s Talk, four editors from ArchDaily…

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Prince Harry launches eco-friendly travel initiative after criticism over private jet travel

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Prince Harry launches eco-friendly travel initiative after criticism over private jet travel

Prince Harry has partnered with big-name travel firms to launch a new initiative dedicated to sustainable travel. Launched in partnership with Booking.com, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor, Visa and China’s Ctrip, Travalyst’s aim is to protect the environment from rising international travel while allowing communities and travelers to benefit from tourism. The founding partners will use their platforms…

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Travel with pride

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Travel with pride

Ayear since the Supreme Court of India read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized homosexuality, not much has changed for Indian LGBTQ+ travellers. “In my opinion, India is still ages away from establishing LGBTQ+ friendly spaces and destinations. There may be a property or two hidden away in a liberal destination…

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Travel companies rely on offbeat destinations, tech adoption to beat slowdown

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Travel companies rely on offbeat destinations, tech adoption to beat slowdown

Despite the lack of policy boost, industry players are hoping for a revival soon Online travel company Easemytrip is focusing on promoting offbeat locations these days as a way to beat the overall slowdown in the travel and tourism industry. “At present, we are focusing on promoting offbeat locations that are equally beautiful but lesser-known…

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Tourism expert: ‘Many say they want to travel sustainably — but then they don’t’

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Tourism expert: ‘Many say they want to travel sustainably — but then they don’t’

DW: Europe has experienced the second summer with record temperatures in a row. Will we soon be spending all our holidays in the cooler forests of Scandinavia while the beaches of Southern Europe are deserted? Wolfgang Günther: No, because first of all there are no precise forecasts about what the next summer will bring. People…

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Travelling abroad? Would you buy travel cover from insurance company or airlines

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Travelling abroad? Would you buy travel cover from insurance company or airlines

It is summer time and many of us would like to fly abroad to international vacations on holidays. Travelling abroad especially with family members has its own share of risks but there are travel insurance plans that come handy before packing bags for the offshore locations. Make sure you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy…

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