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WiT Singapore 2018: South-east Asia travel is huge with consumers who want speed, engagement and personalisation

The travel business in South-east Asia is worth a massive...

Former USA Gymnastics President Allegedly Tampers with Evidence, Gets Arrested | WLS-AM 890

Oct 18, 2018 | Web Team Steve Penny, former CEO of USA Gymnastics, had his family vacation to their Tennessee cabin end abruptly after getting arrested by U.S. Marshals. Penny had no clue that he had been indicted in Texas on allegations of tampering with evidence tied to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Nassar, former physician for the...

Jakarta plans $10bn waterfront airport as travel demand surges

JAKARTA -- The Indonesian government plans to build a new airport outside Jakarta to accommodate a growing number of business travelers and tourists as the country's economy expands.The project is expected to cost roughly $10 billion. It will also become the largest infrastructure development project under the government of President Joko Widodo since its inauguration in October 2014.The facility will be built on reclaimed land about 15...

What to tip in Europe: The rules of tipping in the UK, Italy, Spain, France

"Should we leave a tip?" It's a vexatious subject and in the context of Europe the protocols are anything but clear. Unlike in Australia you'll often see tax added to a restaurant bill and it can be stiff – as much as 25 per cent. As a general rule, if you want to make sure your tip goes...

Former USA Gymnastics head arrested

articleThe former president of USA Gymnastics was arrested in Tennessee on Wednesday on evidence-tampering charges.The charges stem from a Texas investigation into sexual-abuse allegations and other misconduct at the women's national gymnastics team's training camp, officials said.Steve Penny was indicted on Sept. 28 by a grand jury in Walker County, Texas. More Sports NewsPenny was forced out of...

The European Union Film Festival is back with 21 movies

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns with a selection of 21 movies from 17 countries, a presentation that Maria Castillo Fernandez, ambassador and head of the EU Delegation to Malaysia, describes as “a good example of unity in diversity”. “We are looking forward to bringing a bit of Europe here, and to show that there is much common...

Top 5 emerging international holiday destinations among Indian citizens

When it comes to travelling, there’s a rising trend among Indians to travel abroad. This persistent and rapid growth of outbound international travellers from India can be credited to a growing consumption-driven economy, a large and increasingly affluent middle class, and the ongoing liberalisation of air transportation. The top emerging international...

Whatever: European Vacation

There, I was rocketing across the German countryside on the way from Cologne to Heidelberg with number-one son at my side. With no traffic ahead, my mechanical steed lowered its head and plunged ahead, bit firmly in teeth, rolling along the silky smooth bahn… 240 kph said the digital speedo, 260, 288, 303… yo...

Workers in Japan, Thailand and the US are the most vacation-deprived, report finds | Life

An Expedia report shows that vacation deprivation is on the rise. — AFP picNEW YORK, Oct 17 — Global vacation deprivation is on the rise, with workers in Japan, Thailand and the USA taking the fewest number of vacation days in the world, according to the latest report from Expedia.  ...

Biggest Year Ever in Asia-Pacific for Royal Caribbean – Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean International will be offering 71 sailings on three ships out of Singapore in 2019 – the Voyager, Quantum and Spectrum of the Seas, according to Angie Stephen, managing director, Asia-Pacific for Royal Caribbean Cruises. “2018 is a banner year for us,” she said. “It is our biggest year ever with 78 sailings. “While we have fewer sailings...