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Capital of Kazakhstan renamed

Residents of Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana will soon find themselves with a different address. On Wednesday, the country made a surprise announcement that Astana’s name would be changed to Nursultan, to honor its former president Nursultan Nazarbayev. 78-year-old Nazarbayev, who had been ruling the country since 1989, first as a Communist Party leader then as a president, resigned unexpectedly this week. In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Nazarbayev announced his resignation an...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Astana, All, Communist Party, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Almaty, Nazarbayev, Kassym Jomart Tokayev, Akmola, Tokayev, Nursultan, Akmolinsk

Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Ever raised an eyebrow at the price of a meal on holiday? Spare a thought for those that live there. The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey and it makes for very interesting reading. The survey was created to help companies calculate cost-of-living for expatriates and business travellers. Comparing the cost of […] The post Top 10 most expensive cities in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Usa, New York, California, France, China, Singapore, Israel, Middle East, Switzerland, Denmark

Tencent Q4 profit disappoints, but cloud and payments gain ground

China’s Tencent reported disappointing profits in the fourth quarter on the back of surging costs but saw emerging businesses pick up steam as it plots to diversify amid slackening gaming revenues. Net profit for the quarter slid 32 percent to 14.2 billion yuan ($2.1 billion), behind analysts’ forecast of 18.3 billion yuan. The decrease was due to one-off expenses related to its portfolio companies and investments in non-gaming segments like video content and financial technology. Excluding non-...
Tags: Travel, Gaming, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Earnings, Alipay, Alibaba Group, Online Payments, iQiyi

Airbnb in talks to invest $100-200 million in OYO: Report

Airbnb, which is planning to go public by next year, has been looking towards India and China to meet its growth goals, and OYO with its sizeable footprint in these two markets fits in neatly with these plans.
Tags: Travel, China, India, Oyo

You Can Now Use American AAdvantage Miles on China Southern

American Airlines purchased a stake in China Southern. The Chinese carrier will be leaving SkyTeam this year. Several months ago they announced that frequent flyer benefits would be coming. Travel on China Southern now earns American AAdvantage redeemable miles (but  elite qualifying miles only in American Airlines codeshares) and AAdvantage miles can be used for award travel on China Southern. Continue reading You Can Now Use American AAdvantage Miles on China Southern...
Tags: Travel, Advice, China, American Airlines, China Southern, Travel on China Southern, China Southern Continue

Racing pigeon auctioned for $1.4 mil

It’s not only horses who can tear it up at the racetrack and be sold for millions. This star racing pigeon named Armando from Belgium sold for $1.4 million in an auction over the weekend, and according to PIPA, the group organizing the sale, he might be “the best long distance pigeon of all time.” Photo: PIPA As a racer with an impressive prize list, there was no question that Armando would fetch a sizeable sum at auction, but nobody was expecting such numbers. After fierce bidding war, a ...
Tags: Travel, China, Birds, Belgium, All, Nadine, Armando, PIPA, Joël Verschoot Armando, Xing Wei, Joël Verschoot

Tokyo and Nikko Rotating Cakes Arcades Karaoke and Shrines

Its about time I wrote an update on what weve been up to over the past few months. Were about to leave the ski resort in Hakuba Japan to travel around the country for another few weeks before moving on to Hong Kong and China. So heres what
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, China, Tokyo, Nikko, Hakuba Japan

Top 10 Uyghur Foods to Eat in Xinjiang

Anybody who plans to travel to Xinjiang knows that Uyghur food and other local cuisine is going to be a memorable part of their journey. The local Uyghur food is well-known throughout China and praised among travelers. It’s not just Uyghur food, though. Whether you want to eat Hui food, Kazakh food or Chinese food – Xinjiang has it all. Unfortunately, not everybody knows what to eat…or even how to order it! That’s where you’ll find this guide and video useful. (adsbygoog...
Tags: Travel, China, Polo, Xinjiang, Cuisine, Turpan, Uyghur Food, Noodles, Don, Central Asia, Hui, Hami, Korla, Samsa, Big Plate Chicken, Hui food

Oil's Rally Stalls Near $59 as U.S.-China Trade Jitters Return - Bloomberg

Oil's Rally Stalls Near $59 as U.S.-China Trade Jitters Return - Bloomberg:Oil’s rally stuttered as uncertainty over the status of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China stoked concerns over global economic growth.Futures for May were little changed in New York after dropping as much as 0.4 percent. China was said to be pushing back against American demands, raising speculation that trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies will persist. Still, the price drop was cushioned by a...
Tags: Travel, New York, China, Russia, Opec, Iran, Venezuela, American Petroleum Institute, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, U S China Trade Jitters Return Bloomberg

My Musical Journey Through China Days 1620

Day 16Zhuhai gt Shanghai Day 16 was one of the craziest days of my three and a half week tour to China. We spent only a little more than 24 hours in Zhuhai even though we had a concert there that was just interesting and then we had a fli
Tags: Travel, China, Zhuhai

My Musical Journey Through China Days 610

Day 6BeijingOn the night of my sixth day in China we had our first full concert. But before all that other things happened too. Because the American Boychoir was also a school we had work and assignments just like students at other schoo
Tags: Travel, China, American Boychoir

Online Casino or Offline Casino? Which is Better?

Since online gambling has been dominating the casino industry it has been a question hanging on everyone’s lips whether online casinos are better than land based gaming establishments. Most modern players are happy to access all their favourite casino games directly from their computer while other players enjoy the effort of frequenting land based establishments. And now that gambling is being passed into law in more states across USA, we have to wonder which is better. But if you haven’t heard ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, China, Blog, Nevada, Keno Baccarat

What Explains China’s Rise? — Part 2

The most concise answer to the question, “What explains China’s rise?” is one word: luck. (On the left, the Chinese character for luck.) Actually luck has been a major factor in the rise of all nations that escaped the grip of poverty. Economists, starting with the classical economists like David Ricardo and Adam Smith around … Continue reading What Explains China’s Rise? — Part 2
Tags: Travel, China, Uncategorized, Adam Smith, David Ricardo

Where to stay in Da Nang – the best areas and most notable hotels

Da Nang is increasingly becoming a travel hotspot in Southeast Asia. Located midway between Hanoi and Saigon, this Vietnamese city is geographically blessed with a river and sea front, with mountains in the backdrop. It wasn’t that long ago that travellers bypassed Da Nang on the way to and from Hoi An. Nowadays Da Nang has become a destination in itself. var stg = new Object(); stg.crt="84430634983627";stg.version="1.05";"adgshp1276308591"; stg.Width="728px"; stg.Heigh...
Tags: Travel, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, US, New York Times, Ronaldo, Hotel, Miami, Vietnam, Hanoi, China Beach, Da Nang, Where To Stay, Gold Coast, Saigon

Japan, elevated: 10-city tour

JAPAN, ELEVATED A 10-city tour for experiencing the best of the country T o truly experience Japan, you need to go beyond the well-known sights — Tokyo is the perfect starting point, but it’s just the beginning. And to truly experience Japan, you need the only airline that brings you Japan, elevated. Enter All Nippon Airways. When you fly ANA, you’ll enjoy authentic Japanese dishes crafted by master chefs. You’ll be met with the Spirit of Omotena...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, China, Cities, Tokyo, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Devil, Skytrax, Osaka, All, Sapporo, Miyajima, Nippon Airways

China opens thrilling glass-bottomed bridge in Shiniuzhai park

The recently completed span is a glass walkway suspended a stomach-flipping 180 meters (590 feet) above a sheer drop in China's central Hunan Province.
Tags: Travel, China, Shiniuzhai

China opens terrifying glass-bottomed bridge in Shiniuzhai park

The recently completed span is a glass walkway suspended a stomach-flipping 180 meters (590 feet) above a sheer drop in China's central Hunan Province.
Tags: Travel, China, Shiniuzhai

China’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Hits New All-Time High Despite Growing Concerns About the Economic Slowdown

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that China's total construction pipeline is booming and stands at 2,761 projects/580,635 rooms, up 12% by projects and 6% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). At the end of 2018, both projects and rooms in the construction pipeline are at new all-time highs surpassing the previous cyclical high of 2,658 projects set in the fourth quarter of 2014. China has the second largest pipeline in the world.
Tags: Travel, China, Lodging Econometrics LE

Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla

Most popular travel destinations

Whether you’re trying to join the crowds on holiday, get away from them, or just find inspiration for your next vacation, it can be helpful to know where other tourists are traveling. Get Going travel insurance has conducted an in-depth study on tourism around the world. This includes the countries whose citizens travel the most, their favorite destinations, and nations with the largest tourist to resident ratio. Photo: Get Going Photo: Get Going It’s probably not too shocking to learn t...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, China, Germany, US, Canada, Macau, Andorra, All, Canada Canada, Travel Infographic, Popular Destinations, Top Destinations, Top Traveling Countries, UK Cuba

Best scenic day trips near Beijing

Beijing can be an overwhelming city to visit. Covering nearly 6,500 square miles, it’s huge, teeming with activity, and full of both historical sites and ultra-modern buildings. It also has more than 20 million people and an air quality rating that often necessitates a facemask just to walk outside. If you find yourself here and need to escape for a breath of fresh air, two immediate options present themselves: You could buy a bottle of imported Canadian air or escape to a nearby outdoor geta...
Tags: Travel, Bali, China, Beijing, All, China Travel, Baoding, Taihang, Fragrant Hills, Shidu, Beijing Day Trips, Beijing Travel, Nature Near Beijing, XiangShan Park, Zcool Shutterstock XiangShan Park, Spectacles Lake

What's wrong with automated facial recognition in airports?

I'm quoted at length in an investigative report by Davey Alba published this week by Buzzfeed News on the US government's use of automated facial recognition to track and control air travellers, in collaboration with airlines and airports that will operate the cameras and share the data for their own commercial purposes. As I say in the pull quote at the top of the article, "This is opening the door to an extraordinarily more intrusive and granular level of government control." For Hasbrouck, ...
Tags: Travel, China, US, Edward, BuzzFeed News, Hasbrouck, Davey Alba

Can there be too much competition between startups?

Competition is the core of capitalism. Competition between companies lowers prices — on average — and ensures that they are forced to innovate lest they lose their markets to others. Competition between workers ensures that people strive to do their best work lest their jobs go to more qualified or faster or cheaper replacements. Obviously, there is a spectrum here from lethargic monopoly to cutthroat competition that causes more problems than it’s worth (environmental damage in the hopes of cut...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, China, Nigeria, Africa, Palo Alto, Alibaba, Venture Capital,, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Travis Kalanick, Naspers, Reuters

Ctrip signs China-focused Distribution Agreement with Millennium Hotels and Resorts International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP), one of China's largest integrated travel services companies ("Ctrip"), today signed an agreement with upscale global hoteliers Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) to develop a global distribution strategy promoting MHR properties to Ctrip's 300 million strong customer base.
Tags: Travel, China, Ctrip, Ctrip com International Ltd

Latino Mysteries That Still Keep Me Awake at Night

“Yesterday night, for the first time in seven weeks, I realized I was missing you,” I told Feng on Skype. “I really wished you were there.” “Huh?” “Oh, yes, I did. See, I squeezed the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube in the morning. Bad timing to run out of it since I’m leaving in two days and I’m not a big fan of Chilean toothpaste. I mean, it’s a bit of a waste to spend $2 on a new tube I’m probably going to leave behind. But if you had been here, I would have used yours!” We both laughe...
Tags: Travel, China, Santiago, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, South America, Jesus, Uruguay, Skype, Chinatown, Ottawa, Rio, Sao Paulo, Mark, San Isidro

Transparent bubble domes in China allow guests to immerse themselves in nature

For those who need a little respite from the hustle and bustle of life and who may find themselves in the Guangxi region of China, there is an entire glamping site comprised of transparent bubble domes. Created by designer ChengWei Chiang of PL Interior Design Studio, the Wow Bubbles are made of special transparent PVC material to let visitors truly immerse themselves in the idyllic landscape that surrounds the site. Located in the mountainous area of southern China bordering Vietnam, Guangxi ...
Tags: Design, Zen, Hotels, China, Gallery, Iceland, Guangxi, Bubble domes, Dome Designs, Wow Bubbles, Chiange Cheng Wei, PL Interior Design Studio, Bubble Huts, Transparent Bubble Lodgings, Bubble Hotels In China, Unique Lodging Options

Travel News: March 13, 2019

Six Senes Bhutan Opens in Land of The Thunder Dragon Travel Pulse Located in the colorful Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan famous for its Gross National Happiness (GNH) philosophy, Six Senses Bhutan celebrates its highly-anticipated arrival with the opening of its first three lodges in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. The lodges seamlessly combine the brand’s commitment to wellness, sustainability and out-of-the-ordinary experiences with the country’s rich culture, warm hospitality, and spirituality.   Di...
Tags: Travel, UK, China, Disney, Britain, Marriott, Airlines, Boeing, Bahamas, Bhutan, News And Deals, Janusz Kaminski, Eleuthera, UK Civil Aviation Authority, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Disney Cruise Line

CXA, a health-focused digital insurance startup, raises $25M

CXA Group, a Singapore-based startup that helps make insurance more accessible and affordable, has raised $25 million for expansion in Asia and later into Europe and North America. The startup takes a unique route to insurance. Rather than going to consumers directly, it taps corporations to offer their employees health flexible options. That’s to say that instead of rigid plans that force employees to use a certain gym or particular healthcare, a collection over 1,000 programs and options can b...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Europe, La, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asia Pacific, Emory, North America, Eduardo Saverin, BCG, China Hong Kong, Mercer, PE

Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto

Boeing Reportedly Asked the President Not to Ground the 737 MAX

The New York Times is reporting that Boeing's CEO spoke to President Trump today and asked him not to ground the 737 MAX. Meanwhile China's Civil Aviation Administration Deputy Director offered pilot confidence and experience as a reason why it makes sense to ground the aircraft in Asia even though similar measures aren't being taken in North America. Continue reading Boeing Reportedly Asked the President Not to Ground the 737 MAX...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Advice, China, New York Times, North America, Boeing, Trump, Civil Aviation Administration

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