Is social media the new brand ambassador of travel?

How often have your peers reminded you of how much you are missing out on, by being inactive on social media? This emerging platform of expression, entertainment and argument, has indeed been influencing our lives in ways more than one. As you scroll down your social media page, you realise how strategically and how well it has integrated itself into your daily life and work. This often makes one think if being a participant of the game is more an obligation than a choice. Let’s talk about its umpteen influences on travel, for…

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North Korea’s deputy ambassador defects in London: reports

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family, according to media reports, and if confirmed it would be one of the most high-profile defections in recent years from the increasingly isolated country. South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported on Tuesday that a high-profile diplomat in the UK defected with his wife and son to a “third country”. The BBC named the defector as veteran diplomat Thae Yong Ho, a counselor at the North Korean embassy and deputy to the ambassador. Quoting an unnamed source, JoongAng Ilbo said…

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Ed Leigh appointed as Verbier ambassador

Verbier has announced the appointment of Ed Leigh as its new resort ambassador. Widely respected as one of the premiere winter sports and off-piste ski resorts in the world, Verbier offers 191 runs of varying difficulties and is no stranger to playing host to some of the biggest names in skiing and culture. From Richard Branson and Hugh Grant, to the British and Nordic Royal Families, the facilities truly are fit for a king. Keeping with the theme of the Swiss resort, ski and snowboard guru Ed Leigh is himself…

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