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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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The indefatigable explorer: Why Bill Bryson is still travelling the world

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The indefatigable explorer: Why Bill Bryson is still travelling the world

ill Bryson is 67. His books have sold to millions of people around the world. He’s been happily married for 44 years and has enough children and grandchildren to field his own football team. He is an honorary OBE, and has many honorary doctorates. He has seen more of the world than you, and experienced…

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Who is listening to you?

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Who is listening to you?

Four of the biggest tech companies are using human contractors to listen in on samples of voice requests. This means requests between you and your voice assistant may have another set of ears listening in. One of the most popular voice assistants, Google Assistant, is included with most Android devices, devices running the Chrome browser,…

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This Wireless Headphone Adapter Is a Game-Changing Travel Gadget

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This Wireless Headphone Adapter Is a Game-Changing Travel Gadget

Your expensive, noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones are completely worthless if you can’t connect them, and if you’re trying to watch an in-flight movie, a 3.5mm jack is typically your only option. The Wireless Flight Adapter from RHA is designed to get you out of that jam, with the ability to broadcast a Bluetooth 5 signal from traditional jack…

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This is Asia’s Most Expensive Location for Business Travel

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This is Asia’s Most Expensive Location for Business Travel

Travelling for work is not as easy as it seems. From making hotel reservations to buying flight tickets, business travel isn’t always economical. Cost reduction has always been a priority but at times the expense associated with last minute travel can add up quickly. If you’ll be traveling to Hong Kong for your next business…

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This is new India: PM Narendra Modi at India Today Conclave 2019

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This is new India: PM Narendra Modi at India Today Conclave 2019

While the period from 2014 to 2019 was one for fulfilling basic and fundamental needs of people, the period from 2019 onwards would be to fulfil the aspirations of people of the country, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while delivering the keynote address at the concluding session of the India Today Conclave 2019 on Saturday…

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Walmart’s new private-label line of tech accessories and smart travel bags is affordable and surprisingly stylish

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Walmart’s new private-label line of tech accessories and smart travel bags is affordable and surprisingly stylish

If you saw the above photo as an Instagram ad, you’d think it belongs to another trendy online startup selling travel accessories. That’s what I thought after coming across Motile on my phone. Upon further research, however, I learned that Motile is actually an in-house tech and smart travel brand from Walmart that launched in late 2018. In many…

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8 reasons why méribel is your next ski holiday destination

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8 reasons why méribel is your next ski holiday destination

snow, snow, and snow again No matter your level of ski expertise, fresh powder makes for a dreamy day on the pistes. Consistent snowfall means Méribel offers fantastic ski and snowboard conditions across all the seasons. For hardcore snow lovers, booking in the peak season is the obvious safe bet, but off-season still offers excellent…

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