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  • Not just for astronauts and OK Go: How you too can experience zero gravity
    Not just for astronauts and OK Go: How you too can experience zero gravity Digital Trends

    Watching OK Go’s latest music video, Upside Down & Inside Out, probably had you screaming, “I want to do that!” The band sure makes it look easy, but the choreographed stunts the members perform …

    Not just for astronauts and OK Go: How you too can experience zero gravity

    Watching OK Go’s latest music video, Upside Down & Inside Out, probably had you screaming, “I want to do that!” The band sure makes it look easy, but the choreographed stunts the members perform are highly complex, and probably a bit dangerous. However, it is possible for anyone with the guts and grits – and the …

  • In Search of 'Authentic' City Tour Guides
    In Search of 'Authentic' City Tour Guides @ City Lab NonHosted

    When Fletcher and Hailey Johnson from Canada arrived in Paris, they didn't know exactly where they wanted to go or what they wanted to see, but they did know that they wanted to avoid the Paris a Lonely …

    In Search of 'Authentic' City Tour Guides

    When Fletcher and Hailey Johnson from Canada arrived in Paris, they didn't know exactly where they wanted to go or what they wanted to see, but they did know that they wanted to avoid the Paris a Lonely Planet guidebook would show them.

  • Something is ailing New York hotels, but it might not be Airbnb
    Something is ailing New York hotels, but it might not be Airbnb @ Quartz

    Hotel groups would love to blame Airbnb for the industry’s woes. So they probably aren’t too happy about a new study out from STR, a top hotel research firm, that finds Airbnb has had “no measurable effect” …

    Something is ailing New York hotels, but it might not be Airbnb

    Hotel groups would love to blame Airbnb for the industry’s woes. So they probably aren’t too happy about a new study out from STR, a top hotel research firm, that finds Airbnb has had “no measurable effect” on hotels in Manhattan. The STR report is based on actual Airbnb data—a contrast with previous assessments of…

  • Direct reservations help TripAdvisor book profit beat Reuters

    Travel review website operator TripAdvisor Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as more users reserved hotels using a new system that allows direct bookings from its website. …

    A mascot of tripadvisor is seen at its stand at the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin

    Travel review website operator TripAdvisor Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as more users reserved hotels using a new system that allows direct bookings from its website. The results follow a strong showing by online travel company Expedia Inc and indicate that travel demand in key markets …

  • Flights between London and New York are getting longer, thanks to climate change @ Quartz

    Frequent travelers between the US and Europe may soon see their flights taking longer, their arrivals being more frequently delayed, and their (already grueling) trips generally becoming less pleasant …

    Flights between London and New York are getting longer, thanks to climate change

    Frequent travelers between the US and Europe may soon see their flights taking longer, their arrivals being more frequently delayed, and their (already grueling) trips generally becoming less pleasant all around. And they’ll have climate change to thank for that. Paul Williams, an atmospheric scientist at the University …

  • Tea kettles, slippers, congee: US hotels are wooing the Chinese tourist class @ Quartz

    Is a $15 electric kettle the key to luring Chinese tourists? A growing number of US hotel chains think so. China’s outbound travelers are expected to double to 234 million tourists spending $422 billion …

    Tea kettles, slippers, congee: US hotels are wooing the Chinese tourist class

    Is a $15 electric kettle the key to luring Chinese tourists? A growing number of US hotel chains think so. China’s outbound travelers are expected to double to 234 million tourists spending $422 billion by 2020. While the American hospitality industry is thriving—occupancy rates are predicted to remain at record levels …

  • Disrupt NY 2016 Cruises To The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal @ TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Disrupt is headed back to the Big Apple, and we’re thrilled to announce that Disrupt NY 2016 will take place at the incredible Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on May 9-11. Opened in April 2006, the …

    Disrupt NY 2016 Cruises To The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

    TechCrunch Disrupt is headed back to the Big Apple, and we’re thrilled to announce that Disrupt NY 2016 will take place at the incredible Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on May 9-11. Opened in April 2006, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal has all the creature comforts that come along with a modern cruise terminal facility. It has a …

  • This is what is in the $220,000 Oscar swag bag CNBC

    Academy Award nominees in five categories will receive the annual "Oscar swag bag" — a prize worth upward of $220,000.

    This is what is in the $220,000 Oscar swag bag

    Academy Award nominees in five categories will receive the annual "Oscar swag bag" — a prize worth upward of $220,000.

  • Swarms of Chinese tourists make it tough for the Japanese to vacation at home @ Quartz

    The weak yen is boosting Japanese tourism, but absolutely killing Japanese tourists. With the yen down 25% since the beginning of 2013, Japan has become an increasingly popular destination. Inbound tourism …

    Swarms of Chinese tourists make it tough for the Japanese to vacation at home

    The weak yen is boosting Japanese tourism, but absolutely killing Japanese tourists. With the yen down 25% since the beginning of 2013, Japan has become an increasingly popular destination. Inbound tourism reached a record 19.7 million people in 2015, nearly twice what it was in 2013, with a quarter of that total coming …

  • FAA warns of potentially 'catastrophic' battery explosions @ CNET

    The agency urges airlines to reexamine the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo.

    FAA warns of potentially 'catastrophic' battery explosions

    The agency urges airlines to reexamine the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo.

  • ESPN casts shadow over 'Star Wars' success at Disney Reuters

    Walt Disney Co's ESPN sports network posted a decline in quarterly profit, overshadowing the blockbuster success of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which lifted the company to record income and topped …

    A character in costume takes part of an event held for the release of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Disneyland Paris

    Walt Disney Co's ESPN sports network posted a decline in quarterly profit, overshadowing the blockbuster success of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which lifted the company to record income and topped Wall Street expectations. Investors nervous about the future prospects for Disney and other older media companies sent …

  • Inventive startups are changing the way New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras @ Quartz

    There’s a classic seasonal song in New Orleans that speaks to a truth about the city’s annual celebrations: “Ain’t No Place to Pee on Mardi Gras Day.” But thanks to a burgeoning class of entrepreneurs …

    Inventive startups are changing the way New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

    There’s a classic seasonal song in New Orleans that speaks to a truth about the city’s annual celebrations: “Ain’t No Place to Pee on Mardi Gras Day.” But thanks to a burgeoning class of entrepreneurs who’ve glimpsed business opportunities amidst the festivities, partygoers can now relieve themselves with ease. New Orleans …

  • EasyJet can save 50,000 tons of CO2 annually with a hydrogen-hybrid plane Digital Trends

    British low-cost airline carrier EasyJet has detailed an innovative plan to build an eco-friendly hybrid airplane fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell. Still at the embryonic stage of development, the hybrid …

    EasyJet can save 50,000 tons of CO2 annually with a hydrogen-hybrid plane

    British low-cost airline carrier EasyJet has detailed an innovative plan to build an eco-friendly hybrid airplane fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell. Still at the embryonic stage of development, the hybrid drivetrain is built around hydrogen fuel cells located in the cargo hold. A regenerative braking system similar in concept …

  • Neit debuts world's first collapsible, hard case suitcase Digital Trends

    Tired of stuffing your suitcases into the little space you have available in your apartment? Premium quality luggage brand Néit developed a line of suitcases that can be collapsed, making them convenient …

    Neit debuts world's first collapsible, hard case suitcase

    Tired of stuffing your suitcases into the little space you have available in your apartment? Premium quality luggage brand Néit developed a line of suitcases that can be collapsed, making them convenient to store away when they’re not in use. The suitcase is equipped with a unique collapsing method that saves you plenty …