Author: Miles

Bali and Beyond Travel Fair aims higher this year

June 17, 2019

The Bali and Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF), to be held later this month for the sixth time, targets Rp 9.23 trillion (US$6.44 million) worth of transactions. Last year’s transactions reportedly totaled Rp 7.71 trillion. The sixth BBTF will be held from June 25 to 29 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in the Nusa Dua area of Badung, Bali. Organized by the Association […]

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Microsoft details modern operating system that sounds like ChromeOS

June 16, 2019

Microsoft is hinting at a new operating system for future devices that promises to be always connected, secure, lightweight and more. In a blog post rounding up some of the more exciting announcements from Computex 2019, Microsoft shared a forward-looking blurb that explains its goals for this “modern OS.” Throughout the post, the company outlined eight […]

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How this Indian travel startup balanced rapid growth with profitability

June 15, 2019

How does a five-year-old startup, which started with a seed capital of $1,700 and spent just $7,000 on marketing for the first few years, achieve what so many have attempted and failed – growth with profitability? Especially in the hyper-competitive space of online travel. Pickyourtrail founders (L) Srinath Shankar and (R) Hari Ganapathy “A vacation […]

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PWC resigns as statutory auditor of Reliance Capital and Reliance Home Finance

June 12, 2019

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital and Reliance Home Finance Wednesday said Price Waterhouse & Co Chartered Accountants (PWC) has resigned as statutory auditor of both the companies. PWC has put in its resignation, with effect from June 11, 2019, citing unsatisfactory response to “certain observations” made by it as a part of the ongoing audit for […]

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6 ways you can travel the world (for free)

June 11, 2019

Travelling the world without breaking the bank seems like a far-fetched idea but according to extended holidays specialist The Global Work & Travel Co, there are smarter ways to see the world: Fundraise your trip This year for Christmas, or for your birthday, ask your family to donate money towards your trip. The online platform, […]

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Brace for costlier air travel from July 1 as govt hikes aviation security fee

June 9, 2019

Air travel is set to become costlier as the Central government has decided to increase aviation security fee to Rs 150 from the existing Rs 130 per passenger from July 1. For those travelling to international destinations, the aviation security fee has been increased to $4.85 from $3.25 earlier. “Aviation Security Fee for the domestic […]

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After tough trek, all-women travel firm enjoys the view

June 3, 2019

Despite the stark cold desert topography with jagged peaks, Ladakh’s elemental beauty is almost meditative for travellers. White-washed monasteries sit atop peaks, with colourful fluttering prayer flags and spinning wheels around them sending out good vibes and blessings through the wind. But travelling in Ladakh is nothing short of an endurance test with oxygen-starved days […]

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Revealed: Top Eid travel destinations for UAE residents

June 2, 2019

Dubai: Ahead of a long public holiday in the UAE, travel companies are reporting a spike in bookings, with Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Jordan topping the list of travel destinations. With employees in the public sector having the whole week off and those in the private sector having three […]

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Nirmala Sitharaman is Finance Minister: 10 facts about the senior-most woman in Modi’s cabinet

May 31, 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to step into Arun Jaitley’s shoes as she takes charge of the finance portfolio in Modi’s Cabinet 2.0. She has served as the defence minister in the Modi government’s first term from September 2017 to May 2019. She took charge as the Finance Minister on Friday afternoon. Here are 10 […]

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Chinese Military Will Replace Windows Operating System

May 28, 2019

The Chinese regime is getting ready to replace the Windows operating system in its military. The new operating system is independently developed by China, and it would prevent the United States from hacking into China’s military network. An “Internet Security Information Leadership Group” was established to perform the task of replacing the Windows operating system, according to […]

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