Storm Forces William And Kate’s Royal Plane To Abandon Islamabad Landing

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The mid-air flight drama came after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had spent the day exploring Lahore.   LAHORE, PAKISTAN: A fierce storm in Islamabad forced a plane carrying Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate to abandon two landings before returning to Lahore late Thursday, reporters travelling with them […]

Woman Helps Old Age Residents “Explore” World With Goggle Headsets

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Virtual reality goggle headsets bring virtual-reality experiences to older men and women   FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA: Jim Halsey, 83, has traveled to Japan and South Korea, through Europe and Central America. One recent day, he squatted in a narrow, wooden boat and watched as an elephant trudged through a swamp in […]

Facebook’s Libra Announces Board as Support Shrinks Further

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Backers of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project pledged to forge ahead after selecting a five-member board on Monday, shrugging off the latest member defection by online travel company Booking Holding earlier in the day. “It is a correction; it’s not a setback,” said Dante Disparte, head of policy and communications for the Libra […]

500 Spain Hotels “To Close Immediately” After Thomas Cook Fall: Industry

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Thomas Cook collapse: “The amount for only eight chains is close to 100 million,” Juan Molas said   MADRID: Hundreds of hotels in Spain are facing imminent closure over the collapse of British travel giant Thomas Cook, the head of the Spanish hotel federation warned on Monday. “There are 500 hotels […]

Ravi Shastri Boasts Of Being A “Light Traveller” Unlike Other Teammates In Throwback Post

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Ravi Shastri played 80 Tests and 150 ODIs for India.© Instagram Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri took a trip down the memory lane on Wednesday and shared a throwback picture with Sunil Gavaskar and former India teammates on Instagram. In the back and white photograph, a younger Ravi Shastri can be seen […]

Thomas Cook Crashes, Leaving Thousands Of Tourists Stranded Across Europe

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Thomas Cook Group Plc collapsed under a pile of debt after talks with creditors failed, forcing the British government to hire charter planes to bring thousands of the 178-year-old travel company’s customers back home.   The company filed for administration early Monday after eleventh-hour negotiations to raise additional funding failed […]

Thomas Cook Airline Condor Says To Keep Flying, Seeks Government Loan

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Thomas Cook declared bankruptcy Monday after failing to secure a last-ditch rescue deal.   FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Condor, the German airline subsidiary of British travel giant Thomas Cook, said Monday it would continue flying even after its parent company declared bankruptcy. Underlining that it had been “profitable for many years,” the […]

At Alibaba’s Futuristic FlyZoo Hotel, Robots Deliver Towels and Mix Cocktails

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Gliding silently through Alibaba Group Holding’s futuristic “FlyZoo” hotel, black disc-shaped robots about a metre in height deliver food and drop off fresh towels. The robots are part of a suite of high-tech tools that Alibaba says drastically cuts the hotel’s cost of human labour and eliminates the need for […]

Renowned Scientist Hopes To Find Stranger Who Helped Him 3 Decades Ago

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Mahmoud Ghannoum wants to thank the travel agent who helped him in 1990.   A groundbreaking scientist has been telling the story for almost 30 years, how one generous act by a stranger in Washington made his remarkable life possible. And he’s hoping you can help him find the stranger, […]