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Ask Me Anything: Owl in the Plane edition

So I am back at home after wandering around in India. I flew Jet Airways between BOM and LHR, and Virgin Atlantic between LHR and IAD. Talking of Jet Airways, an owl had offered to pilot one of their 777s. An owl was waiting for pilots this morning in Boeing 777-300ER’s cockpit prior flight to … Continue reading Ask Me Anything: Owl in the Plane edition
Tags: Travel, India, Boeing, Virgin Atlantic, Jet Airways, AMA -- Ask me anything, IAD Talking of Jet Airways

Travel News: February 15, 2019

India wants to make medical tourism a $9 billion industry by 2020 CNN There are many reasons people go to India: the culture, the food, the weather. But in recent years, another factor drawing visitors is health care. India’s medical tourism industry could grow by 200% by 2020, hitting $9 billion, according to Ministry of Tourism figures. As it tries to expand the industry, the country is trying to make it easier for people to come for medical reasons. It’s touting advanced facilities, skilled ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, California, India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Canada, Atlantic, Central Valley, Caribbean, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Gavin Newsom, News And Deals, Northeast

LGBTQ traveler biggest challenges

Planning a trip is always hard, but as an LGBTQ person, travel brings up extra questions: Will I be safe? Where can I go to meet people like me? Can I come out? Are there gender-neutral bathrooms at this restaurant or hostel? The numerous considerations regarding safety, community, and communication can be daunting — and these are only compounded by the difficulties we might face based on other intersecting aspects of our identities, including race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and so on. ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Lgbt, India, US, Airbnb, Lgbtq, Vietnam, Seoul, South Carolina, All, Agra, US State Department, Delhi Metro, LGBT travel, Equaldex

In celebration of romance: beautiful pink places around the world

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the month of romance, we highlight our favourite pink places and natural phenomena around the world, from taking in the sunsets over the iconic romantic city of Venice to witnessing the glorious cherry blossom season in Japan – and we recommend the most luxurious, romantic and special hotels to […] The post In celebration of romance: beautiful pink places around the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, India, Attractions, Italy, Venice, North America, Oceania, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel

The Best Delhi Travel Tips From Our Readers

This week on Hack Your City, we got your tips on traveling to the Indian capital of Delhi. The best comments have tips on etiquette, safety, and places to visit. Here are some highlights.Read more...
Tags: Travel, India, Tell US, Cities, Lifehacks, Delhi, International Travel, Hack Your City

The new FDI in E-commerce policy doesn’t help Amazon India’s users and sellers – Brian Olsavsky, Amazon CFO

On its Q4FY19 earnings conference call, the Amazon leadership was asked multiple questions about the outlook for its India business. Here are the most pertinent responses: On the Indian FDI in ecommerce policy, the company’s CFO Brian Olsavsky said, “… There is much uncertainty as... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, India, Amazon Prime, Policy, Regulation, Earnings, Aws, Iot, Alexa, Amazon India, Brian Olsavsky

Q4FY19: Spotify has 96M paying users, 207M in total; India launch looming

Spotify’s MAUs grew 29% YoY to 207 million, based on growth in Latin America and other emerging regions, the company said during its Q4FY19 earnings. Users listened to over 15 billion hours of content during Q4 and its engagement across ad supported and premium users grew. It expanded to 13 more... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Spotify, Music, News, Podcasts, Internet, Audio, India, Earnings, Streaming, Latin America, Earnings Dec-18

No clarity on the status of online gaming and betting in India

We missed this earlier. The Union Minister of State for Finance, Pon Radhakrishnan, said that betting and gambling came under the Entry 34 (Betting and Gambling) of List II of the Seventh Schedule of the Indian Constitution. He added that state governments were competent to enact laws related to... ...
Tags: Travel, Gaming, News, Internet, Government, India, Gambling, Policy, Regulation, Betting, Online Gambling, Online Gaming, Sports Betting, Online Betting, Pon Radhakrishnan

Intermediary Liability: What STAR India said in its submission to MeitY

Star India’s response to MeitY’s Draft “The Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018” outlines its concerns about the definitions of an intermediary, safe harbour and the content takedown notifications. These are all the important points the media company... ...
Tags: Travel, Television, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Regulation, Piracy, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Star India, MeitY, IL submissions

Craig and Ross in India.

Blog 4 February 13 2019.Think Pink Its Jaipur.Did you know that Shampoo was invented in India in the 1700s The word itself derives from the Hindi champo a fruit and herb extract for cleansing the hair. I contemplated this i
Tags: Travel, India, Ross, Craig

Facebook appoints Natasha Jog as election integrity head for India

Facebook has appointed former journalist Natasha Jog as its election integrity head for India, along with two other public policy professionals for politics and government roles, reports the Economic Times. This three-member team will oversee Facebook’s election integrity efforts in India.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, India, Social Media, Economic Times, Industry Moves, Fake News, Election Integrity, Natasha Jog

Goan Cuisine: What to Eat in Goa, India

Goan cuisine is spicy and flavorful with dishes of everything from meat to pork to seafood. Planning a trip to India? Read this guest post and learn what to eat in Goa.   Oh, Indian food! At first I hated it. Actually – I really hated it! Our first trip to India, and to Asia in fact, was a cycling trip across India. More than 5300 km (3293 mi) in a few months. And at first we really struggled to find something to eat as we weren’t used to Indian food at all. Everything we tasted had a strong fl...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, India, US, Latvia, Goa, Punjab, Lisa, Goa India, Goan, Goa Goa, Agonda, Anjuna, Carmona, Cavelossim

How to Plan a Travel Itinerary for a Family Trip to Andaman

Though the Internet has made travel simple, getting from one place to another is not always easy. No matter where you are going with your family, it is relatively important to stay organized. If you have chosen Andaman family tour packages and visiting Andaman for the first time, a travel itinerary will help you get maximum joy and experience from the trip. Here are few tips to plan a travel itinerary for a family trip to Andaman. Plan Your Trip in Advance If you have opted for a family tour pa...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Travel Blog, Andaman, Radhanagar, Andaman Islands, Howrah Bridge, Port Blair, Neil Island, Andaman And Nicobar Islands, Andaman Depending, Neil Island The Neil Island, Laxmanpur Bharatpur, Havelock Havelock, David Neeble

Outside porn sites, telcos block VPNs and proxy services – IFF user report

Internet users across India have reported instances of their telecom provider or ISP blocking websites, torrents, VPN services and Telegram (web), over a 2-week period, according to a crowdsourced document created by the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF). IFF says that these users are spread across... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Government, India, Censorship, Telecom, Blocking, IFF, Department of Telecom, Pornban, Internet Freedom Foundation IFF IFF

Facebook: 5 new fact-checkers for India, Regulation in Germany, Canada and startup acquisition

Facebook adds five IFCN-certified fact-checkers in India, now in 6 languages  Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Facebook has added 5 new third-party fact-checkers in India – India Today Group,, Factly, Newsmobile, Fact Crescendo, the company said in a statement. The checkers are... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Instagram, Privacy, Internet, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Regulation, Content, Fact Check, Germany Canada, Fake News, IFCN

The Countdown is on...

We are now just two weeks from departure and working on tons of lastminute details that still need to be wrapped up before we depart for India. Friends this is getting real So...stay tuned this will be where we will post pictures and updates as we
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Horwath HTL Industry Report: India Hotel Market Review 2018

The India Hotel Market Review 2018 is a collaboration between Horwath HTL and STR. In this report, we examine Occupancy, Average Daily Rate and Revenue Per Available Room for several key markets. We have concentrated upon all-India numbers and 13 key markets, which carry 67% of total chain-owned/managed/affiliated inventory.
Tags: Travel, India

Tell Us Your Best Delhi Travel Tips

Picking locations for Hack Your City gives me vertigo. There are just so many places with so many people. This week we’re talking about Delhi, capital of India, home to over 21 million, a city so old there are debates over what century it was founded in. In the early 20th century the British built another city inside…Read more...
Tags: Travel, India, Tell US, Cities, Lifehacks, Delhi, International Travel

Twitter explains its ‘impartiality’; Officials to not attend IT committee meeting

Twitter said that political ideology did not shape its policies, days after accusations of bias against right wing users in India. Right-wingers have accused Twitter of limiting the reach of their accounts, banning or suspending accounts which support the Indian government, manipulating the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Twitter, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Policy, Platform, Parliament, Intermediary Liability, Standing Committee, Fake News

Travel News: February 11, 2019

TWA Hotel reservations open on Valentine’s Day Travel Weekly The TWA Hotel at New York’s Kennedy Airport will begin taking reservations on Feb. 14. Bookings will be accepted for stays beginning on May 15, with reservations available solely via the hotel’s website. Daytime-only reservations also will be available this spring, offering travelers a place to shower, rest or work during a layover. The hotel also suggests travelers head to the hotel after an early morning arrival instead of getting s...
Tags: Travel, New York, India, Disney, Delhi, Mumbai, News And Deals, Daytona Beach, Kennedy Airport, Daytona International Speedway, IATA, Belt Parkway, TWA Hotel, Van Wyck Expressway Delhi, CAPA Centre for Aviation A Foundation Stone

Jaisalmer Deserted Villages and Leopards Return to India 10

Return to India 10 click on 'previous' below the panoramas for earlier blogs7th February 2018Jaisalmer Deserted Villages and LeopardsContinuing the travels of two somewhat elderly brothers David of the grey hai
Tags: Travel, India, David, Jaisalmer

Notes on India’s government failure

I had dictated these notes on Whatsapp a few days ago. Won’t have time to incorporate into any article at this stage, so posting these here for any future use: === Government failure hits you straight in the face in India after you leave the airport. Not only are the traffic conditions completely Third World […]
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Money, drugs, sex, parties: The idle luxury of the ultra-rich of Delhi, high on hypocrisy, borrowed money and dubious deals

Delhi playboy Charlie leads a life of idle luxury full of money, drugs, sex and parties. A cocaine overdose kills his ditzy girlfriend, thrusting him into a maelstrom of conspiracy, murder, blackmail and promiscuity. As his world is upended Charlie finds himself at the mercy of an enigmatic woman, an unscrupulous swami, a society-obsessed policeman, a slippery drug pusher and a disloyal valet. The only person who can help him is his missing aunt. Holed up in the country palace that ...
Tags: Travel, London, India, Delhi, New Delhi, Westland, Valencia, Rita, Charlie, Ranbir Kapoor, Krishna, India Today, Indian Express, Aravalli, Arjun Kapoor, Tiger Shroff

What Oyo’s Latest Results Say About the Business of Budget Hotels

One of the most intriguing chains in hospitality today is Oyo, the India-based enterprise started by a college dropout that has since raised more than $1 billion in funding. Its rapid expansion has stoked skeptics who continue to watch the operation closely, especially this week with news it had entered the U.S.. So it's with great interest that the industry looks at Oyo's newly released financial report for 2018, which shows it still has to expand a lot more in order to break even. Here ...
Tags: Travel, India, Budget Hotels, Oyo

Craig and Ross in India.

Blog 3 February 7 2019.Jaisalmer the golden desert city.From the blue city of Jodhpur we travelled to the golden city of Jaisalmer which sits at the edge of the vast Thar desert quite close to the Pakistani border. Jaisalme
Tags: Travel, India, Ross, Craig, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer

Eros Now has 13M paid subscribers in Q3FY19; now at 128M registered users

Eros Now now has 13 million paid subscribers for the quarter ended 31 December 2018, up from 10 million in the previous quarter. Paid subscribers have more than doubled from just 5 million subscribers a year ago. It also has 128 million registered users across 135 countries including in India. Eros... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Video, News, Internet, India, Earnings, Streaming, Ott, Eros International, OTT Services, Eros Now, Earnings Dec-18

BMG to license music through SESAC in India

The Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) has made a digital licensing and administration deal with SESAC Digital Licensing for the Indian market. SESAC will negotiate licensing terms and agreements with Indian and international online service providers, the companies announced. BMG will reach 1.3 billion... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Music, News, Internet, India, Music Streaming, Streaming, Bmg, Licensing, SESAC, Bertelsmann Music Group BMG, SESAC Digital, SESAC Digital Licensing

WhatsApp deletes 2M accounts per month to curb fake news; outlines how

WhatsApp is deleting 2 million accounts per month to arrest the spread of fake news and misinformation, the company revealed in a white paper titled ‘Stopping Abuse’ released in India earlier this week. WhatsApp is deleting these accounts for bulk or automated behaviour, over 75% of the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Internet, Government, Messaging, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Intermediary Liability, Misinformation, Fake News

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