Kayak’s new AR feature will tell you if your carry-on bag fits the overhead bin

Kayak’s new AR feature will tell you if your carry-on bag fits the overhead bin

Popular travel app Kayak has put augmented reality to clever use with a new feature that lets you measure the size of your carry-on bag using just your smartphone. Its updated iOS app now takes…

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Travel giant Booking invests $500M in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing

Travel giant Booking invests $500M in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has pulled in some strategic capital after Booking Holdings invested $500 million into its business. The deal will see Booking Holdings — which was formerly known as Priceline —…

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Headout lands $10M Series A to help tourists book last-minute outings

Headout lands $10M Series A to help tourists book last-minute outings

Imagine being in a new city with a few hours to kill, but no idea what to do. Headout is a travel app that enables tourists to book outings at very short notice, in most…

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Lyft makes it easier to track business travel expenses

Lyft makes it easier to track business travel expenses

Lyft announced today that taking a business trip and then actually turning in your travel receipts just got a whole lot easier. A new feature for business profiles will allow employers to create a direct connection…

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Online travel agency Exoticca bags $4.1M for market expansion

Online travel agency Exoticca bags $4.1M for market expansion

Barcelona-based online travel agency Exoticca — which sells “affordable luxury” holidays to popular destinations such as India, Kenya, Brazil, Thailand and South Africa — has closed a €3.5 million (~$4.1 million) Series A to expand into more…

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Six Strategies to Get You Past Airline Security

Six Strategies to Get You Past Airline Security

Vacation time is nearly here, and you might’ve found a deal on a flight. Now all you need to do is think about packing and brush up on those ever-changing airport security rules. Failure to…

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Two #Singapore Airbnb hosts fined $50k over unauthorized rentals

Two #Singapore Airbnb hosts fined $50k over unauthorized rentals

Two Singaporean Airbnb hosts were Tuesday fined Sg$60,000 ($45,800) each for letting out apartments without official permission, the first such case in the city-state under new rules against short-term rentals. Housing agents Terence Tan En…

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Oh Deer: #Japan park issues tips as animals nibble tourists

Oh Deer: #Japan park issues tips as animals nibble tourists

Faced with a growing number of injuries from deer bites, authorities in Japan’s Nara Park have issued tips on feeding the hundreds of animals that attract tourists from around the world. The picturesque park in…

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Budget airlines flew an est. 1.2 billion passengers, 30 percent of global total in 2017

CHICAGO: ‘Serial stowaway’ Marilyn Hartman unfit to stand trial, judge rules

CHICAGO — The “serial stowaway” accused of sneaking onto a jet and flying to London without a ticket is unfit to stand trial, a Cook County judge ruled Thursday after examining evaluations from two doctors….

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Mozambique's renewed efforts to solve its spiraling "secret debt"

Mozambique’s renewed efforts to solve its spiraling “secret debt”

Mozambique’s renewed efforts to solve its spiraling “secret debt” crisis have again collapsed, leaving the country struggling to recover its reputation as one of Africa’s potential growth hotspots. Last week, Finance Minister Adriano Maleiane flew…

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Gold casts of Nelson Mandela's hands -- purchased for $10 million in bitcoins, to go on tour

Gold casts of Nelson Mandela’s hands — purchased for $10 million in bitcoins, to go on tour

Gold casts of Nelson Mandela’s hands — purchased for $10 million in bitcoins — are going on tour to remind the public of the first black South African president’s contributions to humanity. Made from 20…

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First ever India-Israel flight over Saudi Arabian airspace angers El Al

First ever India-Israel flight over Saudi Arabian airspace angers El Al

As Saudi Arabia opens its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel, Israel’s national carrier will take its own fight for access to Saudi airspace to the Supreme Court in Israel,…

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Royal Caribbean takes delivery of the world's largest cruise ship $RCL

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship $RCL

French shipbuilder STX handed over the world’s biggest cruiseliner, the Symphony of the Seas, to US giant Royal Caribbean International on Friday ahead of its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean. The ship, which weighs 228,000…

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The First direct "Kangaroo Route" Australia-Europe passenger service takes off

The First direct “Kangaroo Route” Australia-Europe passenger service takes off

The “Kangaroo Route” from Australia to Britain became a shorter hop Saturday when the first direct passenger service left Perth for London, with the 17-hour flight set to break aviation records. Qantas’ 14,498 kilometre (9,009-mile)…

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France: Hundreds of thousands protest against Macron's economic policies

France: Hundreds of thousands protest against Macron’s economic policies

Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers have marched across France to protest against the government’s economic policies, including plans to reform public services and slash jobs. Staff from the national railway company, commonly known…

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Claudia Cardinale Tunis-born Italian movie star, stars as Tunisia opens 'City of Culture'

Claudia Cardinale Tunis-born Italian movie star, stars as Tunisia opens ‘City of Culture’

Claudia Cardinale, the Tunis-born Italian movie star, was the guest of honour on Wednesday as Tunisia inaugurated a long-cherished City of Culture complex to showcase its cultural wealth. The richly equipped complex, launched a decade…

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Selfies banned on red carpet at Cannes film festival

Selfies banned on red carpet at Cannes film festival

The head of the Cannes film festival said Friday he was banning selfies on the red carpet, claiming they caused “unwanted disorder” before premieres. Thierry Fremaux tried once before to ban the “ridiculous and grotesque”…

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Bulgarians rush to save frozen storks

Bulgarians rush to save frozen storks

What would you do if you came upon scores of distressed storks covered in ice lying in a snow-covered field? In Bulgaria, people have been taking them home. A cold snap in the northeast of…

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