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Facebook scrapped plans to have AI order you lunch and book vacations. Here’s an inside look at how a slick translation feature shows Facebook now has a more ambitious goal (FB)

Facebook is on a mission to help people who speak different languages understand one another. It’s using M Suggestions, its virtual assistant in Messenger, to translate real-time […]

Phinda Homestead reopens at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

andBeyond Phinda Homestead, the sole-use safari villa at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province, has reopened following the complete rebuild of the lodge. […]

How 10 of the world’s most famous subway systems compare, from Dubai to New York City

Public transportation systems vary from city to city. We selected 10 of the most famous metro systems in the world and compared them by size, length, operating […]

12 of the most extraordinary, never-before-seen photos from the past 10 years of Burning Man

Burning Man is arguably the most captivating festival in the world. The annual “counterculture” event sees around 70,000 people visit Black Rock City, Nevada each year and […]

More than 100 Australians say they’ve found needles hidden in strawberries and other fruit

Australian police are investigating more than 100 reports of people hiding needles in strawberries and other fruit. The problem has accelerated since September 9 when a man […]

I went to two of the Mediterranean party capitals beloved by billionaires and island-hoppers alike, and the winner is clear

The Greek island of Mykonos is known as a party capital and is a vacation hot spot for millionaires and billionaires. Ibiza, Spain, has a reputation as […]

50 epic photos from Oktoberfest prove it’s one of the most misunderstood celebrations in the world

The 185th Oktoberfest celebration starts September 22 and runs through October 7. The tradition started as an annual way to celebrate the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince […]

Accommodation upgrades for Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

andBeyond has recently upgraded the twelve classic tents at its prestigious andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, situated on a private concession in the Masai Mara. read more […]

Africa Hotel Investment Forum reveals 2018 awards winners

Ahead of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2018, the event’s advisory board has named two individuals who will receive coveted Creating Impact Awards. read more >>> Source […]

Sandals to remove single-use plastics by November

Sandals Resorts International has announced that all 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven Caribbean islands will eliminate the 21,490,800 single-use plastic straws and stirrers used across […]

Alaska Airlines exec reveals how it’s going to add basic economy without repeating the mistakes of Delta, American, and United (ALK)

Alaska Airlines is going to launch a discount ticket class later this year called Saver Fare. Saver Fares are more restrictive than Alaska’s regular economy tickets, but […]

Portugal is one of the hottest travel destinations for 2018, and my 6-day beach-hopping road trip showed me exactly why

In August, Portugal was recognized as the hottest travel destination of 2018, due in no small part to the country’s spectacular beaches, which many say are the […]

Yeung appointed director of strategic projects at Emaar Hospitality Group

Emaar Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of Alma Au Yeung as its corporate director, strategic projects and partnerships. In her new role, she will have overall […]

Yeung appointed director of strategic projects at Emaar Hospitality Group

Emaar Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of Alma Au Yeung as its corporate director, strategic projects and partnerships. read more >>> Source : BreakingTravelNews.Com

Ascott takes US$26m stake in Tauzia Hotel Management of Indonesia

The Ascott is advancing in the fast-growing middle-class business hotel segment by investing around US$26 million for a 70 per cent stake in Tauzia Hotel Management. read […]

Hard Rock Café set for Dubai International opening in November

The new location will feature a licensed restaurant, grab and go food, live entertainment, rock memorabilia and a Rock Shop loaded with its world-famous merchandise. read more […]

I spent 6 weeks in China — here are 5 things the country does infinitely better than the US

After traveling in China for six weeks, it became apparent to me that there are certain things the country unquestionably does better than the US. High-speed rail […]

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli appoints Scoles to hotel manger role

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli has welcomed a new hotel manager to lead its operations. No stranger to life by the beach, Dominic Scoles has moved from […]

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli appoints Scoles to resort manger role

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli has welcomed a new hotel manager to lead its operations. No stranger to life by the beach, Dominic Scoles has moved from […]

This 116-year-old luxury resort may look like a European castle, but it’s actually tucked away in the mountains of New Hampshire

It may resemble a European castle, but this luxury resort is tucked away in the woods of New Hampshire. Omni Mount Washington Resort was ranked the best […]

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli appoints Scoles to general manger role

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli has welcomed a new hotel manager to lead its operations. No stranger to life by the beach, Dominic Scoles has moved from […]

I visited Ibiza, the party capital of the world, but the best part of the island is the side no one ever talks about

I spent five days on Ibiza, the island off the coast of Spain, over Labor Day weekend. Ibiza has a reputation as one of the top places […]

Leuenberger appointed managing director of Badrutt’s Palace

Richard Leuenberger joined the Badrutt’s team initially as director of food and beverage in 2008 and again as general manager in November 2016 following a three-year stint […]

Caesars Forum breaks ground in Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment has broken ground on Caesars Forum, a brand new 550,000-square-foot conference centre in Las Vegas. The $375 million investment will feature the two largest pillarless […]

Henning appointed general manager at the Westbury Mayfair

Henning joins the five-star hotel from the United Arab Emirates where he successfully opened the St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. read more >>> […]

I hung out at the secluded mountain hideaway in Ibiza that’s hosted celebs like Rihanna and Kate Hudson, and it feels worlds away from the hard-partying coast

While Ibiza is known as a party capital of the world, many wealthy and famous head to the lesser-known pastoral north of the island to relax. One […]

Kjellberg to lead European Vacation Rentals

Henrik Kjellberg, former president at Expedia, has been appointed group chief executive of the European Vacation Rentals business acquired by Platinum Equity from Wyndham Worldwide earlier this […]

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