Why the Madras High Court’s interim ban on enabling download of Tik Tok is worrying

The Madras High Court has asked the Indian government to ban the download of TikTok, as an interim measure, to prevent new users from using the app. It has directed that the media stop showcasing videos from TikTok, and the Government of India enact a law on the lines of Children’s Online... ...
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KY eats – Eel Porridge at Mien Luon Dong Thinh, Hanoi

My style of travel usually involves minimal planning with a few points of interests we’d visit, and pretty much winging it rest of the way. After all, it’s always more exciting to have a bit of surprises and a sense of adventure while at a foreign land, isn’t it? Mien Luon Dong Thinh, fancy some eel? This method of traveling was precisely how we ended up at Mien Luon Dong Thinh, we were basically walking around Hanoi looking for a lunch spot and thought whatever that they have right at the stal...
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NPCI cuts UPI usage fees for small transactions from 25 paise to 10 paise

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which runs the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) network, has slashed usage fees for small transactions to encourage banks and payment service providers (PSPs) to adopt the system, the Economic Times reported. The report said NPCI has reduced:... ...
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All India Gaming Federation wants regulation of online gambling to be an election promise

We missed this earlier. Ahead of the upcoming elections, All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), has approached members of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) manifesto committees for suggesting that they include legalisation and regulation of online gaming in their manifesto... ...
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Airbnb invests $150-200 million in Oyo: Reports

On April 1, home-rental firm Airbnb confirmed it had invested in Gurugram-based Oyo. While the companies did not disclose figures, various reports including one from the Economic Times pegged Airbnb’s investment at $150-200 million (Rs 1,027 crore to Rs 1,370 crore). The deal will immediately allow... ...
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Karsting Aspersions

Its often said you should strive to see so and so before you die. Usually by those who have recently been to so and so and really want to be acknowledged for their adventurousness in going to so and so.In that same spirit then can
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Easter Island Airfares From $248 Round Trip in June 2019 From Santiago

You have probably heard that airfare to Easter Island is expensive — and that is true, more often than not... ...but I found airfares between Santiago and Easter Island for as low as $248.00 round trip during select dates in the month of June. Airfares were recently as high as... The post Easter Island Airfares From $248 Round Trip in June 2019 From Santiago appeared first on The Gate.
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California national parks must-sees

California is pretty mind-blowing. Within a few hours, you can explore some combination of incredible landscapes — from rugged coastlines and jagged mountains to lush forests, dark caves, or captivating deserts. The fact is, the Golden State has some of the country’s most stunning and unique scenery. It’s no wonder that it has more national parks than any other state. But deciding which of California’s nine parks to visit can be tough. We’ll help you decide by listing the single best things a...
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The best LGBTQ travel companies

As a queer traveler, planning a vacation that will be equal parts captivating and safe can prove to be incredibly difficult. And, while it may have seemed like a far-off dream just a few decades ago, there are now, with just the click of a button, a plethora of LGBTQ travel companies offering an endless array of pre-planned trips and tailormade adventures for every traveler in the rainbow. Whether you’re looking for a chance to meet fellow queer nomads or just desire a luxurious, exhilaratin...
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Newest airports in the United States

No nation loves to complain quite like the United States. Even though we’ve got people from all over the world trying to move here every day, we’ll still take to social media any chance we get to gripe about everything from slow pizza delivery drivers to overpriced coffee. But nobody gets the brunt of the complaints like airports. Travel abroad and you’ll find airports that feel like brand new shopping malls. Technological palaces with butterfly gardens, movie theaters, and outdoor meditation...
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The best family volunteer trips

While taking a family vacation is nothing new, family volunteer trips are becoming a more popular way to travel. Volunteer trips allow families to experience new countries and cultures while bonding as they complete community-oriented tasks. Parents find that these trips can create awareness about other parts of the world and instill in their children the value of service and giving back. Through volunteering abroad, you can experience life as a local and contribute to a meaningful cause. Yo...
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Autumnal Asian Peking Duck Ragu With Pappardelle

Italian duck ragu pappardelle is of course a popular classic but have you ever tried an Asian version of it? This dish is a riff off Peking duck and produces a wonderful, sweet, sticky ragu that pairs perfectly with the wide ribbons of a pappardelle! And Dear Reader, this is a pushy recipe!
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Old Beijing Dinner Tour

A few months ago I had done a breakfast eats tour in Beijing. I had really enjoyed it so vowed to do the evening food tour ran by the same company. It took a while to get round to it but I eventually did. The group met by the subway station so it was ea
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The Economics of Creative Destruction

Among other remarkable characteristics, humans are intelligent, bipedal, and have opposable thumbs. But so do other great apes, albeit to a comparatively limited degree. What is uniquely human? What distinguishes humans lies in their phenomenal ability to transform matter. Broadly understood, humans take existing matter and make stuff out of them. They cut down trees … Continue reading The Economics of Creative Destruction
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The big volcano hike

This morning we got up and went to Arenal National Park for a hike on the lava flows. We were given the choice between an easy hike about one hour or a hard hike about 2 12 hours. We knew we could do the long hike so thats what we chose. The trail mea
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Down 1 Tiffany Up One Volcano

After a dreaded 5 AM wake up we got Tiffany and Alexa to the airport successfully. Apparently they had no problems their plane was on time and theyre now enjoying the relative cool of Canada including a fresh layer of snow at home.It was about 2 12
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HFTP Announces Datavision Technologies as Exclusive Entrepreneur 20X Sponsor at HITEC Europe

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has announced that Datavision Technologies, which provides business intelligence for hospitality and a long-time exhibitor with HFTP, will become the exclusive sponsor for the upcoming European Entrepreneur 20X (E20X). The successful E20X pitch competition, featuring eight hospitality technology startups, will take place as a HITEC Europe pre-conference event on the afternoon of April 9. On the following two days is the third-annu...
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Hotel Internet Services Survey of Hoteliers and Guests Reveals Latest Hospitality Wi-Fi Trends and Expectations

Clearwater, Fla. — April 3, 2019 — Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of internet services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has published a survey conducted on more than 670 guests and 200 hoteliers in order to demonstrate how advances in technology and increasing guest expectations have placed a higher strain on hotel Wi-Fi networks than ever before. Following a similar study published in 2015, the full report provides a detailed analysis of how the presenc...
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7 Products You Must Pack for a Hotel Stay with Your Dog

This post includes some affiliate links; if you purchase from these links, we receive a small commission. As always, we only recommend products that we use with our own pets! Are you planning a hotel stay with your dog? Tiki is a longtime traveler, and Barli made his first hotel visit just three weeks after ... Read More about 7 Products You Must Pack for a Hotel Stay with Your Dog
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Flybe makes contingency plans to avoid further cancellationsFlybe makes contingency plans to avoid further cancellations

Airline says all flights will operate as normal on Thursday
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US hotel chain covered up CEO's misconduct allegations for yearsUS hotel chain covered up CEO's misconduct allegations for years

Damning report on Wynn Resorts published by regulato
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American Airlines boosts its London-Miami service

While partner BA adds more flights on Philadelphia route
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100,000 Initial Bonus Offer Back for Amex Platinum via CardMatch Tool

While the Platinum Card by American Express has a standard offer currently of 60,000 points after $5,000 in purchases within 3 months, some people can do even better than that — 100,000 points through the CardMatch tool. Apparently there's another round of customers targeted so you should check if the offer is available to you now. Continue reading 100,000 Initial Bonus Offer Back for Amex Platinum via CardMatch Tool...
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Double Mileage Plan Miles Coast to Coast 2019 Within the United States

You can earn double Mileage Plan miles on select qualifying paid nonstop flights which are marketed and operated by Alaska Airways coast to coast with the United States through Tuesday, December 31, 2019... ...but you must... The post Double Mileage Plan Miles Coast to Coast 2019 Within the United States appeared first on The Gate.
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Post-Expo effect on #Dubai realty will be greater

Post-Expo effect on Dubai realty will be greater:With a little more than a year left until Expo 2020 Dubai, industry experts at the Dubai Property Festival say they are now finding a spate of high demand for Dubai’s real estate sector.Expo 2020 is expected to attract 25 million visitors, of which 70 per cent will be from outside the UAE. In an interview with Property Weekly, Robert Booth, managing director of Ellington Properties, says, “I am personally very excited about Expo 2020. I had the be...
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Guide to pintxos in Basque Country

Basque Country in northern Spain has long attracted anyone interested in trying some of the world’s most celebrated dishes. The region’s restaurants have earned around 30 Michelin stars, and one city, San Sebastián, has the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants per capita in the world. Another unofficial capital of the autonomous Spanish Basque Country is Bilbao, which has a strong, centuries-old culinary presence as well. But you don’t have to eat at a world-renowned restaura...
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Nasdaq #Dubai lists $1b #Sharjah’s sukuk

Nasdaq Dubai lists $1b Sharjah’s sukuk:Nasdaq Dubai said it has listed sukuk worth $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) issued by the emirate of Sharjah.The issuance takes the emirate’s total sukuk value on the Middle East financial exchange to $3.45 billion (Dh12.67 billion).The joint lead managers for the latest listing are the Arab Banking Corporation, Dubai Islamic Bank, HSBC Bank, KFH Capital Investment Company, Sharjah Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. The legal advisers to the emirate of S...
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UgoVirtual™ to Power Launch of Inaugural BITAC Global Virtual Networking Forum for the Hospitality Industry

ATLANTA - April 3, 2019 - UgoVirtual™, the provider of a comprehensive digital platform designed to meet the growing virtual event needs of the global travel and hospitality sectors, has been selected to provide the technology behind BITAC Global Virtual, a newly created interactive BITAC event. This unique new digital event will debut as the industry's first online-only hotel industry networking forum, featuring live and on-demand educational sessions and scheduled one-on-one web confere...
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