6 Dreamy Malaysian Islands Worth Adding to Your Bucket List

Dreaming about an island getaway in the South Pacific? Well, you’re not alone! Here are of some of the best Malaysian Islands to consider for your next trip. You may not know much about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Parenting, South Pacific, Travelling, Top Destinations

A 48 Hour Magical Tour of Porto {Part 2}

We continue our food and culture tour of Porto, this remarkable and beautiful city in the North of Portugal. There's a Harry Potter connection with a visit to the world's most beautiful bookshop, plus a tour of a delicious street laden with pastry shops, plus Fado, a must do Portuguese music show!
Tags: Travel, Portugal, Porto

The last few days...

Hola amigos! Wassup? No, I am not learning French. Or whatever that language is. I just wanted to change the salutation that I use to start a post with. You know, its getting boring with these numbers. Wait. What number is it today? 47 I think.  So, here's the thing. When we started with this lockdown, I thought that I'd be able to manage the solitude, the ambiguity, the distance from all the things that I love (no, I am not missing people, to be honest), and all that. And I think I was re...
Tags: Travel, Sad, Depression, Maggi, Ennui, Chalo, 21daysOfLockdown, Lockdown2, The Lost Story

Tehran Stocks Exceed Key Level, Doubling Since First Virus Case - Bloomberg Tehran Stock Exchange’s main index of shares exceeded one million points for the first time on Saturday, extending the record highs reached as the benchmark more than doubled since Iran’s first recorded Covid-19 case.The gauge rose 4.4% to close at 1,020,897, according to figures on the TSE’s website. The rally was mainly led by gains in industrial, petrochemical and mineral stoc...
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It Follows: What Is Really Going On With TripAdvisor? | By Simone Puorto

If you work in travel, chances are you're not having the time of your life. Whether you're a hotelier, an OTA, a metasearch, or a web agency, I doubt you'll remember 2020 as a year worth exulting about. That being said, some companies were already struggling before this pandemic hit, and, for them, the virus simply sped up the inevitable.
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Why TripAdvisor Stock Dropped Today

Shares of TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) fell as the travel-recommendation company revealed its first-quarter results and management shared its thoughts on the future during a very challenging time for the travel industry . Though the company posted a profit in the quarter, that was not enough to persuade investors to return to the stock, as the company's financial performance is being deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the stock closed down 4.3%.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, TripAdvisor Stock Dropped Today

Tripadvisor furloughs 850 employees after multiple rounds of layoffs

Tripadvisor Inc. is implementing additional cost-cutting measures as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on the travel industry.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, TripAdvisor Inc

Responsible Tourism Is Key To Driving Travel Industry Recovery In A Post-Lockdown World | By Jane Madden

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Finn Partners Travel Practice webinar on the role of responsible tourism in driving recovery post-lockdown. I was joined by Fiona Jeffery OBE, Senior Partner, Finn Partners Global Responsibility Tourism Practice, Founder and Chairman of Just A Drop, alongside Amy Skelding, Senior Partner in our Travel Practice who moderated the session.
Tags: Travel, Jane Madden, Fiona Jeffery, Finn Partners Travel Practice

Wheat in the well

Here's what our real fake well is looking like at the moment. The big plants growing around the well are clary sage. They came back from last year and are getting ready to make their flowers. You can see some purple campanules (bellflower) on the edges of the well. And in the middle is a small crop of some kind of wheat. It came up from seeds that birds threw out of the feeder that hangs above the well in the winter. The grass is still very, very green, thanks to all the rain we've had this sp...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Garden Flowers Plants

Mind hack: 7 secrets to learn any new language

Canadian polyglot Steve Kaufmann has learned parts of 20 languages. He's come up with seven tips to help anyone attempting to learn a new language in their spare time. First, you must commit the time and keep motivated. If you don't enjoy the process of learning a language, you probably won't get very far. Maintaining a positive attitude is key. The sense of achievement in mastering a language is a profoundly positive experience. Focusing, at first, on vocabulary rather than grammar will help yo...
Tags: Travel, Motivation, Technology, Learning, Education, Identity, Writing, Memory, Success, Communication, Intelligence, Hack, Teaching, Brain, Language, Grammar

Top 10 stories of the week: May 4th to May 10th 2020

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 10th May 2020 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: E2E, for their support. Paytm announces 1% MDR fee for payments received with wallet Paytm will now cut 1% from every transaction (GST included) for payments merchants accept into their Paytm […] ...
Tags: Travel, Home, News, Paytm, MDR

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