Dominican Republic Travel: Is It Safe?

June 25, 2019

Recent deaths and illnesses in the Dominican Republic are making travelers wary of traveling to this sunny Caribbean island. GETTY There’s trouble in paradise. A string of suspicious deaths in the Dominican Republic is raising serious safety concerns about traveling to this popular Caribbean island, and with the news of yet another American traveler dying there while on vacation, […]

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Get ready for some serious Google operating system confusion

June 22, 2019

Google’s approach to operating systems has long befuddled the tech-observing masses. For years, the confusion revolved around the existence of both Android and Chrome OS — two operating systems that struck some folks as being overly similar and without their own distinctive purposes. Google, as we all know, had a plan — and it eventually spelled things […]

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The smarter way to organize travel on Android

June 19, 2019

Sigh. Another one bites the dust. In what’s starting to feel like the year of virtual bloodshed, the gang over at Google’s gearing up to kill off yet another standout service — this time, the slick and useful travel planning app Trips. Google Trips made travel management simple as can be by automatically pulling receipts and itineraries […]

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Fairjungle is a modern take on corporate travel management

June 18, 2019

French startup Fairjungle wants to make it easier to book a flight or a hotel room for corporate purposes. The company just raised a $2 million funding round (€1.8 million) from Thibaud Elzière, Eduardo Ronzano, Bertrand Mabille and Whitestones Ventures. If you work for a big company, chances are you book corporate flights through GBT, CWT or […]

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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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