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Hotstar has monthly ARPU of ~Rs 53 in India, to launch in Indonesia on September 15

Hotstar has a monthly ARPU of Rs 53 in India, Walt Disney Company CFO Christine M. McCarthy indicated in an earnings call. “Given the unique nature of our India offering, it’s worth noting that Disney+ Hotstar comprised about 15% of our quarter-end subscribers [57.5 million],” McCarthy said. “As it relates to ARPU, Disney+’s overall ARPU this quarter was $4.62. However, excluding Disney+ Hotstar, it was $5.31.” This essentially means that Hotstar has around 8.6 million subscribers (adding around...
Tags: Travel, Europe, News, Indonesia, India, Disney, US, Star, Mccarthy, Arpu, Hotstar, Bob Chapek, Chapek, Disney Hotstar, India Walt Disney Company, Christine M McCarthy

Revisit Scenes of Daily Life in Amsterdam in 1922, with Historic Footage Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence

Welkom in Amsterdam… 1922. Neural network artist Denis Shiryaev describes himself as “an artistic machine-learning person with a soul.” For the last six months, he’s been applying himself to re-rendering documentary footage of city life—Belle Epoque Paris, Tokyo at the start of the the Taish? era, and New York City in 1911—the year of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. It’s possible you’ve seen the footage before, but never so alive in feel. Shiryaev’s renderings trick modern eyes with artifi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Technology, Film, Indonesia, Youtube, College, New York City, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Computer Science, Facebook Twitter, Surinam

The Station: ADA turns 30, Panasonic’s new battery tech and delivery (data) woes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before we get into all the mobility news and analysis of the week I wanted to flag an upcoming event that might be of interest to the budding entrepreneurs out there. TC Disrupt, that BIG annual...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, New York, Indonesia, Washington, China, Germany, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, San Francisco, Tesla, Walmart

Singapore-based Volopay wants to be the “Brex of Southeast Asia”

Volopay founders Rajith Shaji and Rajesh Raikwar Small- to medium-sized companies that do a lot of international business have to deal with two big headaches: high foreign exchange fees and corporate expense tracking. Volopay, a Singapore-based financial tech startup with offices in Bangalore, wants to help by integrating prepaid multi-currency corporate cards, expense tracking and accounting tools into one free-to-use platform. Volopay is currently taking part in Y Combinator and is also ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Indonesia, Australia, Finance, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Fintech, Mastercard, Bangalore, Moneysmart

Traveloka tops up with $250M amid the coronavirus crisis

Indonesia-based online travel portal, Traveloka, has picked up $250M in fresh funding to beef up its coronavirus-battered balance sheet. The travel aggregator dubs the capital injection a “strong vote of confidence” in its strategy to adjust to what it couches as a ‘new normal’ for travel by retooling its focus on domestic and short hop excursions and activities. The funding round is led by an unnamed global financial institution. Traveloka also says “some” existing investors also participate...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Asia, Indonesia, Tech, Thailand, Malaysia, Tourism, Vietnam, Travel Industry, Expedia, Staycation, Traveloka, Recent Funding, Willson Cuaca, Coronavirus

How tinned fish can help the oceans

Fifteen years ago , Bart van Olphen embarked on a journey that would change his entire outlook on food. The Netherlands native had been working in Michelin-starred restaurants like Lucas Carton in Paris, where preparing and working with fish quickly became his culinary obsession. But van Olphen felt conflicted about the way the fish he prepared were being sourced, and he began to feel that eating fish wouldn’t be sustainable in the long term. When he learned that 80 percent of the planet’s fi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Indonesia, France, US, Fish, Paris, Netherlands, Portugal, Michelin, Maldives, Msc, All, Spain Portugal, Mikhailov, Lucas Carton

Bali tourism virtual travel event taps on specific hotel reopening issues including travel bubbles, the Chinese market and wait for Indonesia’s government’s go-ahead

Waiting on the government's go-ahead, travel bubbles and a lack of domestic tourists are the overriding concerns for a Bali travel industry trying to battle through the COVID pandemic according to key leading speakers at the recent 'Bali Tourism - The Way Back' virtual event organized by Delivering Asia Communications and C9 Hotelworks together with the Bali Hotels Association and Horwath HTL.
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Delivering Asia Communications, Hotelworks, Bali Hotels Association

Stop calling durian stinky

The first time I tried durian, I was 13, sitting in the back of my maternal grandfather’s van as we drove around Manila. He had moved there with his wife, a Filipina woman, and their young son, and this was my second time visiting. Someone might have vaguely mentioned the smell of durian might be off-putting, but what I recall the most is hearing that durian is the most delicious fruit in the world — that what I was about to taste would change my life forever. So when a relative handed me spl...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, America, Thailand, Racism, United States, Fruit, New York Times, Netherlands, Holland, Durian, Jakarta

Facebook, PayPal invest in Indonesian unicorn Gojek

Facebook and PayPal invested in Indonesian unicorn Gojek, the companies announced on June 2. Gojek allows users to order food, shop, hail rides and make digital payments in Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, and Philippines. The investment will focus on “supporting payments and financial services in the region”. Through this investment, Facebook owns 2.4% stake in Gojek’s digital payments business, GoPay, while PayPal owns 0.6%, Reuters reported. Gojek’s other investors include Google and ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Indonesia, India, Paypal, Philippines, Gojek, South East Asia, Reuters, Facebook PayPal, Matt Idema, Gopay, Jio Platforms, Indonesia Vietnam Singapore Thailand

What to see and do in Lombok

Tourists deplaning at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport can be in for quite a surprise: bumper to bumper traffic, suffocating exhaust fumes, enormous billboards obstructing beach views, and construction everywhere. The small island with four million residents welcomed 13 million visitors in 2016, a statistic that securely drops Bali into any legitimate “overtourism” conversation. This is not to say that the island doesn’t have its charm and beauty, but it’s not the wide-open paradise of...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Hawaii, Muslim, Party, Beaches, All, Gili Air, Oberoi, Kuta, Lombok, Denpasar Bali, Gili Islands, Gilis, Gili

How Expensive Will Air Travel Be After The Covid-19 Crisis?

(CNN) — When the state of Florida began enacting stay-at-home measures and closing beaches in mid-March, in response to the threat of Covid-19, Miami-based real estate agent and artist Nadia Bouzid was in the middle of painting a mural inside a new hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Putting down the paintbrush, she picked up her phone and began searching airfares to return home. “I watched a seat on the flight I wanted go from $200 to $70, to $350,” Bouzid tells CNN Travel. “I booked it and flew, but the ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Florida, London, News, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, Singapore, New York City, US, Cnn, Canada, United States, Italy

Positive environmental news May

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. Biodiversity is essential for a healthy climate. Over the past two months, we’ve covered multiple stories of animals re-populating places both wild and domestic throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as we’re all stuck inside. The question must shift to what happens after humans step outside their self-isolation and limited ventures for necessities. We don’t have the answer. But some recent developments ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Indonesia, US, Atlantic, Kenya, Iceland, Mumbai, Bhutan, All, Wildlife Service, West Bengal, Chris Burkard, Center for Biological Diversity, Matador, FWS

Underrated Latin American food

The countries that make up Latin America have strong gastronomic cultures. Those with culinary curiosity are almost certainly aware of Venezuelan arepas and well versed in Mexican tacos and tortillas. Perhaps a michelada or two have been sipped, but what of the unsung heroes like Guatemala’s 40-ingredient salad? Or the Haitian rebellion delicacy that’s prepared on New Year’s Day? Or what about Guyana’s self-preserving meat stew? These locally celebrated dishes, that more typically fly under ...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Americas, Colombia, United States, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, South America, Uruguay, Honduras

Our commitment to Asia Pacific’s coronavirus response

The COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across Asia Pacific in January, affecting millions of people directly—and billions more through restrictions on the way we live and work and the impact on the regional economy. Throughout the region, we’ve seen people and businesses adapt with resilience, determination and ingenuity, including adopting and developing new technologies. Today, some parts of Asia Pacific are beginning to ease social distancing measures and restrictions on commerce—but we’re sti...
Tags: Google, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, US, Taiwan, Unesco, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Malaysia, Korea, New Zealand, Tokyo, Jakarta

Virtual tour of Wuhan, China

Few Americans might have been aware that Wuhan, China, is known as “The Chicago of the East” before the first half of 2020. Now it’s the most talked-about city on Earth, and there’s a growing interest in understanding more about Wuhan and how people live there, both before the pandemic hit and now that quarantine restrictions have relaxed. Of course, going there to find out isn’t realistic right now, but a chance to learn about Wuhan — from a local — seemed enticing enough to try out one of ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, London, Indonesia, China, Disney, Earth, Thailand, Shanghai, Mulan, Kansas City, Lotus, Memphis, Mongolia, Wuhan, All

Streaming service HOOQ files for liquidation, shuts down

Streaming service HOOQ has shut down as of April 30, the company announced on its website. The company said it was not in a position to issue refunds to subscribers as it “is in the process of liquidation/insolvency”. HOOQ’s Indonesia head Guntur S. Siboro said that the service was not growing fast enough to remain […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Indonesia, Hooq, Guntur S Siboro

Matriarchal and matrilineal society

There’s a lot of talk about the patriarchy in the West. King Edwards have, historically, outnumbered Queen Elizabeths. Even the most recent editions of history textbooks are noticeably absent of American female presidents, and any printed before 1971 might make reference to Swiss suffragettes still fighting for a woman’s right to vote. The same is not true everywhere in the world. Matriarchal and matrilineal communities from Costa Rica to Kenya to the southwestern Pacific have entirely differ...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, China, India, Women, Colombia, Islam, Kenya, Pacific, Costa Rica, Panama, Gardens, Sichuan, Cacao, All, Sumatra

Emerging sovereigns set for borrowing binge but weaker names struggle - Reuters

Emerging sovereigns set for borrowing binge but weaker names struggle - Reuters:A flurry of international debt issuance by investment-grade emerging market sovereigns in 2020 should help offset a dearth of sales by lower-rated names, barred from capital markets until they can muster support in the form of debt relief or emergency funding.Gulf governments such as Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, have provided a significant chunk of 2020 bond sales so far, accounting for around half of the sover...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Israel, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Abu Dhabi, Stefan Weiler, Central and Eastern Europe Middle East

India leads in generation of online child sexual abuse material

With 1,987,430 reports, India accounted for 11.7% of all suspected child sexual exploitation reports received by the CyberTipline in 2019. India was followed by Pakistan with 1,158,390 reports (6.8%), Iraq with 1,026,809 reports (6.04%), Indonesia with 840,221 reports (4.95%) and Mexico with 827,998 reports (4.87%). The Hindu first reported this story but inaccurately said that […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Indonesia, Mexico, Iraq, India, Pakistan, CSAM, Children and the Internet

Oil Extends Slump Below $19 as Gloomy Demand Outlook Persists - Bloomberg

Oil Extends Slump Below $19 as Gloomy Demand Outlook Persists - Bloomberg:Oil fell below $19 a barrel in New York as a wave of gloomy demand forecasts and a cratering physical market outweighed an unprecedented deal to cut output.China’s economy suffered a historic slump in the first quarter as the coronavirus outbreak threatened global markets for its goods. Meanwhile OPEC predicted demand for its oil will fall to the lowest in three decades. Refiners from Japan to Indonesia are canceling or de...
Tags: Travel, Japan, New York, London, Indonesia, China, Opec, Cushing Oklahoma, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Global Platts

Heaven on earth is called Coco Beach on Lombok

Travelling in Indonesia now since 3 weeks we only had 8 days left with our free visa on arrival. Having seen and experienced so many incredible things in the last weeks basically only 1 thing was missing a super relaxed beach time in a tropical paradies
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Lombok, Coco Beach

In Focus: Singapore, Revitalising and Repurposing Hotels | By Chariss Kok Xin, Jens Busch & Hok Yean CHEE

The Republic of Singapore is a metropolitan city-state and island country in Southeast Asia with a total land area of an estimated 714.3 square kilometres. It is situated at the southern tip of the Malayan Peninsula, between Malaysia and Indonesia. With an economy supported by its growing population of approximately 5.8 million people, Singapore has witnessed remarkable record of sustained economic growth throughout the years and bolsters its role as a global commerce, finance and transpo...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Malaysia, Republic of Singapore, Malayan Peninsula, Hok Yean CHEE, Chariss Kok Xin Jens Busch

Twitter removes 20,000 accounts linked to Saudi, Serbia, Honduras, Indonesia governments

Twitter has deleted 20,000 fake accounts linked to the governments of Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Honduras and Indonesia, saying that they violated company policy and were a “targeted attempt to undermine the public conversation”. Twitter’s head of site integrity Yoel Roth said the operation was part of Twitter’s ongoing work to “detect and investigate state-backed information […] ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Indonesia, Social Media, Misinformation, Fake News, Yoel Roth, Serbia Saudi Arabia Egypt Honduras, Saudi Serbia Honduras Indonesia

Different types of Asian broth

While watching reruns of Chopped recently, I encountered a moment that made my skin crawl. Bear in mind, this is not my typical reaction to Chopped, a show that normally, despite its extremely chaotic energy, helps me relax. But not on that day. One of the chefs opened her basket and announced to the camera that she would be preparing what she called an “Asian broth.” I had to hit pause on the episode and take a deep breath. There is no such thing as Asian broth. There are 14 countries in Eas...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Afghanistan, United States, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam, Sichuan, All, Buddhist, East

AirAsia Indonesia grounding all flightsAirAsia Indonesia grounding all flights

International flights suspended until mid-May
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, AirAsia Indonesia

Travel memoirs to read

So the only view you have right now is the one outside your bedroom window. It’s easy to feel cramped, your longing for travel stifled by your equally strong urge to protect public health. There is a way to travel while you’re stuck indoors though. All you need is the right book. These travel memoirs, part personal journey, part travelogue to new and uncharted territories, will lead your imagination on wild adventures to places far beyond the confines of your couch. Dog sled across the arctic...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Books, Greece, Indonesia, California, France, China, Germany, India, US, Netflix, Vienna, United States, Ireland, Chile

Hot sauces around world

Some people like to say that variety is the spice of life. Well, if they’re talking about the variety of hot sauces, the maxim is undeniably true. Hot sauce is so universally beloved that both Beyonce and Hillary Clinton keep it in their purses. True culinary aficionados know that most meals aren’t complete without a bottle of hot sauce. Some of us even keep bottles in our glove compartments in case of an emergency. Every dish from fried chicken to pho can be improved with a squeeze from a bo...
Tags: Travel, Beyonce, Abc, Indonesia, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Thailand, Hillary Clinton, United States, Malaysia, Portugal, Korea, Antarctica, Angola

Horwath HTL Sentiment Survey: Indonesia Hotels & Restaurants and the influence of COVID-19

This sentiment survey was conducted by Horwath HTL Indonesia, in conjunction with the PHRI (Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association) to gauge the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was open from 6 - 13 March, received an unprecedented 676 responses, with the following key takeaways:
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, COVID, Horwath HTL Indonesia, PHRI Indonesian Hotel Restaurant Association

Comfort food from around the world

Food is more than just fuel for the body. A creamy serving of mac and cheese has the power to bring back memories from childhood. Pizza often serves as nourishment for the soul and a loyal travel companion, and stirring a pot of chili verde can evoke happiness and the feeling of home. Finding comfort in food is something that our remote team at Matador Network knows how to do well, from Finland to New York City to Bulgaria. These are the comfort foods from around the world that we turn to. 1...
Tags: Travel, Japan, England, Shutterstock, Mac, Indonesia, Mexico, France, Scotland, New York City, Social Media, Georgia, United States, Philippines, Italy, Finland

Global Construction Pipeline Hits Record High at 2019 Year-End*

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state that Asia Pacific's total construction pipeline, excluding China, hit a new all-time high at the close of 2019 with 1,926 projects/409,447 rooms. Project counts are up 7%, while room counts are up 8%, year-over-year (YOY). Projects currently under construction stand at a record 991 projects with 224,354 rooms. Projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months and those in the early planning stage are also at all-time highs with 436 ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, China, Singapore, India, Asia Pacific, Ihg, Vietnam, Hilton Worldwide, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, DoubleTree, Asia Pacific region, Seoul South Korea, Marriott International

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