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#Dubai Court Tells Nissan to Pay $354 Million to Gulf Partner - Bloomberg

Dubai Court Tells Nissan to Pay $354 Million to Gulf Partner - Bloomberg Nissan Motor Co. was told by a court in the United Arab Emirates to pay 1.3 billion dirhams ($354 million) to a joint-venture partner that sued the Japanese automaker of breaching an agreement over the distribution of vehicles in the region. Al Dahana FZCO, a Dubai-based company established by people with links to former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, accused Nissan in 2019 of reneging on its contractual obligations. That ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, France, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Tokyo, Nissan, Kelly, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Yokohama, Greg Kelly, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Azusa Momose, Dubai Court Tells Nissan, Gulf Partner Bloomberg


Behold the Photographs of John Thomson, the First Western Photographer to Travel Widely Through China (1870s)

In the early 1860s, a few Westerners had seen China — but nearly all of them had seen it for themselves. The still-new medium of photography had yet to make images of everywhere available to viewers everywhere else, which meant an opportunity for traveling practitioners like John Thomson. “The son of a tobacco spinner and shopkeeper,” says BBC.com, ” he was apprenticed to an Edinburgh optical and scientific instrument manufacturer where he learned the basics of photography.” In 1862 Thomson sa...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Photography, Japan, College, China, Singapore, History, Bbc, World, Britain, Cambodia, Edinburgh, Seoul, John Thomson


Nootka Trail Hike: A Complete Guide & Trip Report

The Nootka Trail now ranks as my favourite coastal trail in BC. It stretches for 37 kilometres along the west coast of Nootka Island off the coast of Vancouver Island. What it offers is a true wilderness experience with a backdrop of sublime west coast scenery. Most of the hike is beside the ocean on a mix of hardpacked sand beach, slippery boulders, and rocky shelves. The forest hiking ranges from spectacular with massive giant trees to horrible sections filled with mud and slippery logs. What ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, England, Cook, Hiking, John, British Columbia, Sarah, Darrell, Gemma, Cessna, Vancouver Island, Beano, Gold River, West Coast Trail, Aristotle Onassis


Japan mulling restart of 'Go To Travel' domestic campaignJapan mulling restart of 'Go To Travel' domestic campaign

New tourism minister wants to bring it back
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#Qatar energy minister says current gas market conditions unhealthy | Reuters

Qatar energy minister says current gas market conditions unhealthy | Reuters Qatar’s energy minister said on Tuesday that the current gas market condition is not a healthy one to be in and called on joint efforts towards energy transition."The current market situation is not healthy to be in," Saad al-Kaabi said on the sidelines of a virtual LNG conference in Japan, noting a lack of supply, disruptions, and weather conditions which has led to a spike in prices while demand continues to increas...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Qatar, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Qatar, Saad al Kaabi, Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum QATPE UL the world


Ige extends pandemic restrictions to Nov. 30, Maui mayor defies Ige's order and allows spectators at sporting events, Kaiser health workers to vote on strike, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki shoppers @2021 All Hawaii News all rights reservedHawaii’s tourism industry anticipates a gradual return of visitors from Japan. As Japan officials ease COVID restrictions across the nation, Hawaii’s tourism industry can expect a rebound. But industry leaders anticipate the return of Japanese travelers will be a gradual one, and it will be some time before Hawaii’s economy sees the positive impacts. Hawaii News Now.Governor extends mask rules, travel regulations for another 60 da...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii, Kaiser, Kilauea, Lanai, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Oahu, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Japanese Guided Tours of the Louvre, Versailles, the Marais & Other Famous French Places (English Subtitles Included)

“As tourist season here in Paris winds to a close and the air once again becomes crisp, fresh, and new,” writes The Atlantic‘s Chelsea Fagan, “we must unfortunately acknowledge that it does not end without a few casualties.” That piece was published at this time of year, albeit a decade ago, when “tourist season” anywhere had a bit more bustle. But the worldwide downturn in travel hasn’t done away with the object of her concern: Paris Syndrome, “a collection of physical and psychological...
Tags: Travel, Art, Facebook, Japan, College, France, Atlantic, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Seoul, Louis Vuitton, Versailles, United States Europe, Fagan, Vincent Van Gogh, Nakamura


The top 20 airlines in the world, according to experts

Qatar Airways Nicolas Economou/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Skytrax revealed its 2021 World Airline Awards, naming Qatar Airways as the number one airline for the sixth time. Awards were based on over 13 million surveys collected over 23 months, combing normal travel and pandemic travel. No North American airline ranked in the top 20, though Delta Air Lines held the highest position at number 30. See more stories on Insider's business page. Skytrax revealed the World's Top 100 Air...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, London, News, Indonesia, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore


#Dubai to find out if pandemic-delayed Expo 2020 will pay off

Dubai to find out if pandemic-delayed Expo 2020 will pay off A computer-graphic-soaked advertisement featuring Australian actor and Hollywood heartthrob Chris Hemsworth beckons the world to Dubai’s upcoming Expo 2020, promising a “world of pure imagination” as children without facemasks race across a futuristic carnival scene.Reality, however, crashes into the frame in all capital-letters caption at the bottom of the screen, saying: “THIS COMMERCIAL WAS FILMED IN 2019.”Delayed a year over the ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Hollywood, Dubai, Chris Hemsworth, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


To Move or Not to Move

Weren’t you supposed to move to Shanghai? I sure was, and I still am, but since accepting my new role at Ubisoft Shanghai back in May (and then starting to work for the studio at the start of July), we finally (hopefully) have more of an idea of when that’s going to happen. Indeed, ever since the start of summer, we have been without news on when we would be able to apply for visas (for both my wife and I) to make the move. When I accepted the role, the thought was that things were going t...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Personal, Shanghai, Ubisoft, Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai


#UAE’s non-oil trade surges in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE’s non-oil trade surges in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition The value of the UAE’s non-oil foreign trade surged to AED1.403 trillion in 2020, reflecting the robust business momentum of the country’s trade exchanges despite the pandemic's fallout.According to the data released by the Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics (FCSA), the UAE commands a coveted position globally and regionally in merchandise trade, with its non-oil exports growing 10.1 percent in 2020 to AED254.6 bn as compar...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Iraq, India, US, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Oman, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Tribute to Christo and Jeanne Claude

  In celebration of the upcoming Christo installation on the Arc de Triomphe, I am dedicating this post to Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude, who together created a worldwide art movement.   As I mentioned a few times before, I regularly take a power walk along the Seine. Last week I noticed an installation of a group of billboards commemorating the various art installations Christo and Jeanne Claude had created over many decades. After looking through them, I was astonished by their prod...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Japan, Florida, Events, History, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Central Park, Christo, Arc de Triomphe, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Jeanne Claude, Pont Neuf


Japan set to be removed from EU safe listJapan set to be removed from EU safe list

It is one of six nations likely to be downgraded
Tags: Travel, Japan, Eu


H2O Hospitality secures $30M Series C to expedite hotel digital transformation

The pandemic has triggered more demand for contactless and staff-less operations in the hospitality sector, and now H2O Hospitality, the unmanned hotel management company, has closed a $30 million round on the back of that boost. The South Korea and Japan-based startup automates front and backend processes including accommodation reservation, room management and front desk duties, and it will be using the funds to continue expanding its business.
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan


This new council will help your travel become a force for good

This is the Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world each week. This week we’re doing something different in the Climate Win column. We’re getting introspective. Underlying Matador’s editorial coverage is the belief that travel fosters global awareness and that travelers build empathy as a result. This plays into advocacy for causes including environmentalism and conservation, social justice, and mental health. The Transformational Travel Council, a social purpose cor...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Washington Post, Sustainability, Glasgow, John Kerry, Biden, Sustainable, Sustainable Travel, All, Trump, Seattle Washington, TTC, Diversity Equity, Haupert, Climate Win


Launched back in 2015: Japan's Robot Hotel

Motherboard goes to Japan to visit the Henn-na Hotel, which is staffed almost entirely by robots. Our host Ben Ferguson meets some of our future android companions and talks to CEO Hideo Sawada about his vision to replace human workers with machines. This video originally aired on MOTHERBOARD in 2015.
Tags: Travel, Japan, Ben Ferguson, Hideo Sawada


Japan’s political class and Japan’s working class

Political power battles fought on poster campaigns compared to the far more pressing battles fought by those with no power whatsoever.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan


Watch: World’s fastest-accelerating roller coaster closes after riders break bones

Japan’s Do-Dodonpa roller coaster, known as the world’s fastest-accelerating roller coaster and the fastest in Japan, is closed until further notice. The roller coaster is one of many attractions in Japan’s Fuji-Q Highland, a theme park located at the foot of Mount Fuji. Do-Dodonpa can reach speeds of 111.8 miles per hour and can go from zero to 111.8 miles per hour in just 1.56 seconds — ​​ “super death” acceleration, according to the theme park’s website. The world’s fastest-accelerati...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Cnn, All, Fuji Q Highland, Mount Fuji Do Dodonpa


Watch Anthony Bourdain’s First Food-and-Travel Series A Cook’s Tour Free Online (2002-03)

At the time of his death in 2018, Anthony Bourdain was quite possibly the most famous cook in the world. Without question he held the title of the most famous cook-traveler, a status resting primarily on No Reservations and Parts Unknown, the television shows he hosted on the Travel Chanel and CNN, respectively. But it all began with A Cook’s Tour, which the Food Network originally broadcast in 2002 and 2003. That series, Bourdain’s very first, took him from Japan to Morocco to Mexico to...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, Cook, Television, Australia, College, Mexico, America, Cnn, Thailand, Food & Drink, Morocco, North Carolina, Seoul, St Petersburg


The top 20 airports in the world for 2021 according to expert reviewers

The Lamp Bear at Doha's Hamad International Airport REUTERS UK-based aviation ranking company Skytrax revealed its top 20 best airports for 2021. Asian and European airports dominated the list with Doha Hamad taking the number one spot. The highest-ranking airports in North America were Vancouver International Airport and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport but both failed to make the top 20 list. See more stories on Insider's business page. Skytrax has revealed its ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Japan, London, Sweden, Airports, Australia, France, China, Germany, Singapore, Americas, US, Trends


15 cities that are home to some of the world's best transport solutions

On average, Singapore's commuters spend 84 minutes commuting on public transport each day. Getty Images / Gavin Hellier Traffic jams, air pollution, and faulty infrastructures can make navigating cities a real struggle. By 2050, 68% of the world will live in urban areas, placing strain on cities' transport systems. Oliver Wyman ranked the top 15 cities based on the quality of their public transport systems. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Urban mobility is f...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, Life, China, Russia, Berlin, Singapore, International, Los Angeles, San Francisco


SOFTEST Tamagoyaki Sando Truffle Egg Sandwich!

Hands up who loves egg sandwiches? How about Japanese Tamagoyaki Egg Sandos? These perfect, deliciously soft sandwiches are filled with a soft, wobbly egg omelette and the softest white bread spread with kombu butter or mayonnaise and mustard (I added some freshly shaved truffle on top for a little flourish). If you miss Japan and these wonderful sandos, give this a go - even without the truffle it's absolutely delicious and easy to make! This tamagoyaki sando is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
Tags: Travel, Japan, Tamagoyaki Sando Truffle Egg Sandwich, Tamagoyaki Egg Sandos


This Tokyo-Kyto overnight bus has comfy sleeping pods

I'll never pass up an opportunity to take a bullet train in Japan, but this Tokyo-Kyto overnight bus, with its private sleeping pods, looks nice. It's like a capsule hotel on wheels. And, at $63, a ticket, costs almost $50 less than a seat on the bullet train. — Read the rest
Tags: Travel, Post, Japan, News, Trains, Tokyo, Buses, Tokyo Kyto


Oil eases as weak Asian data, more lockdowns dampen demand hopes | Reuters

Oil eases as weak Asian data, more lockdowns dampen demand hopes | Reuters Oil prices weakened for a fourth session on Tuesday on the back of surging cases of coronavirus in Japan, a weak demand picture in Asia and a belief in OPEC and among its allies that the market does not need more crude.Brent crude ended the session down 48 cents, or 0.7%, at $69.03 per barrel, while U.S. West Intermediate crude (WTI) settled 70 cents, or 1% lower at $66.59 a barrel. Both contracts had fallen for three s...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Opec, Delta, Wti, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Craig Erlam, OANDA


Oil prices fall back on concerns over COVID-19 cases | Reuters

Oil prices fall back on concerns over COVID-19 cases | Reuters Oil prices fell on Tuesday, paring earlier gains, as expectations that major producers will not boost supply any time soon were outweighed by worries over slowing demand amid a spike in the Delta variant of coronavirus infections.Brent crude was down 51 cents, or 0.7%, at $69.00 per barrel as of 0703 GMT, after rising as high as $69.77 earlier in the session.U.S. West Intermediate crude (WTI) slid 52 cents, or 0.8%, to $66.77 a bar...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Sydney, Tokyo, Wti, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID


Why Route 66 makes for the best sports-focused road trip in America

Just so you know, Matador may collect a small commission from the links on this page if you decide to book a stay. Listed prices are accurate as of the time of publication. See our full Advertiser Disclosure here. Route 66 is America’s most famous road. Some people take it for the history, others take it for the art, and many take it because Route 66 has an outsized reputation in a country in love with the great American road trip. What’s often left o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, Texas, Minneapolis, California, La, Germany, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, United States, Missouri, Arizona, Mlb, Dallas



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