Tag: Travel

The world’s tallest observation wheel is opening in Dubai next month

Ferris wheels were once the center of the town fair. Now they are key parts of major metropolitan skylines. But none can top the heights of the Ain Dubai — meaning “Dubai Eye” in Arabic — which is scheduled to open on Oct. 21.  With a height of 820 feet, it will be the tallest […]

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Looking to vacation for less? Here are the most, and least, affordable destinations in the U.S.

A tourist boat passes cowboy statues along Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Canal. Western heritage is a big draw in Oklahoma’s capital. Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau Ready to head out on vacation after the long pandemic-era drought — but not looking to go broke in the process? Online airport parking platform ParkSleepFly has ranked the […]

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Travel + Leisure launches online trip booking functionality and subscription memberships

Travel + Leisure Club is a new subscription travel booking and concierge service. Travel + Leisure Group/Travel + Leisure Co. From private-jet clubs to theme park memberships, subscription services are increasingly the way to go when it comes to vacations and other leisure trips. For example, Internet sites Tripadvisor and Scott’s Cheap Flights — both […]

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Microsoft Joins Hand With OYO, Announces Strategic Alliance to Transform Travel Industry Digitally

New Delhi: Tech giant Microsoft and travel technology platform OYO on Thursday announced that they have entered a multi-year strategic alliance to co-develop next-generation travel and hospitality products and technologies. OYO will adopt Microsoft Azure as a key enabler to drive cloud-based innovations and reimagine the hospitality and travel tech industry. The solutions will be […]

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Amsterdam’s cannabis coffeeshops, already hit by Covid, fear a clampdown on tourists

A view in the direction of Oudezijds Voorburgwal lined with coffeeshops in Amsterdam. Thomas Imo | Photothek | Getty Images Amsterdam has long been a draw for millions of tourists from Europe and beyond, with many attracted to the city for its canals, architecture and museums and, of course, its plentiful cannabis-laden coffeeshops and unabashed […]

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American Airlines pilots’ union plan airport pickets as labor tension over fatigue, overscheduling heats up

Pilots talk as they look at the tail of an American Airlines aircraft. Mike Stone | Reuters The labor union that represents American Airlines‘ pilots said Tuesday that it is making plans to picket at the carrier’s major hubs this fall to protest overscheduling, fatigue and a lack of hotels for crews over the summer. […]

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UAE announces 50 initiatives to boost economy, but businesses await more details

Commuters drive along Sheikh Zayed Road past commercial and residential properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates has launched a series of programs to stimulate and diversify its economy, seeking to attract some $150 billion in new foreign investment in […]

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Machu Picchu’s strict pandemic rules may be here to stay

The pandemic is spurring changes to Machu Picchu, some of which may last long after the global outbreak ends. The 15th century Incan archeological site has been a poster child for over-tourism for years, with visitors reporting trips to the site’s Citadel being ruined by crowds. The pandemic may have helped that. New rules now […]

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Even with a COVID-19 surge, New York City is seeing tourists come back: ‘It’s the turning point we’ve been waiting for’

Even as New York City grapples with an increase in coronavirus cases over the past several weeks, it is beckoning a growing number of tourists. Airbnb ABNB, +0.51% says the city is the most popular fall destination among its U.S. travelers, putting the Big Apple ahead of such other popular places as Chicago, Boston, Washington, […]

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