Travel giant Thomas Cook fails to find private funds to avert collapse: Source

Iconic British travel firm Thomas Cook has failed to find further private investment to stave off collapse and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout, a source close the matter told AFP on September 21. The operator had said on September 20 that it needed 200 million pounds ($ 250 million) — in addition to the 900-million pound rescue deal secured last month — or else face administration, which could potentially trigger Britain’s largest repatriation since World War II. A source close to the negotiations told AFP that the company had failed to…

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Why Travel? Find Joy When You Leave (Or Stay) Home

Travel. It seems like we all love to do it — or love to say we love it. But what is it really for? Why do we get away, and how does it give us meaning? Here are six ways to find fulfillment wherever you go, whether it’s around the corner or around the world. 1. Meaning is what you make it. A meaningful time isn’t necessarily a good time — or a bad time. You bring the context to your experience, and it might include having tough conversations, going through a…

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Oppo Find X With Stealth Camera Unveiled in India, Price in India Is Rs. 59,990: Event Highlights

Oppo Find X price in India will pit it against iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S9 HIGHLIGHTS Oppo Find X price in India is Rs. 59,990 The smartphone’s USP is the narrow bezel display and pop-up camera It also has 3D facial scanning, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB RAM The Oppo Find X India launch event has started, bringing the bezel-less smartphone with motorised camera a step closer to fans in the country. Rishabh Srivastava, Product Manager, Oppo has taken the stage to highlight the top features of the new Find X smartphone. Oppo…

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Regular Car Reviews Tries To Find Which Focus Is The Best Focus

Which Focus is best Focus? Sounds like a simple enough question if you consider only factory-standard models. The answer would have to be either the current RS version, or the latest-generation model, thanks to all of its clever safety and tech features. Of course, that’s not exactly what RegularCars wants to know here, since this video is basically a diss track aimed at people who modify their Focuses in order to make them either faster, faster-looking, or both. Granted, you’re probably going to laugh at least once or twice, especially due to the repetition. Just…

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Mars Hides ‘A Fantastic Find’ Of Thick Sheets Of Ice Just Below The Surface

A cross-section of a thick sheet of underground ice on Mars. The slope rises as high as London’s Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet thick that gives the landscape a blue-black hue. If such a scene sounds otherworldly, it is. To visit it, you’ll have to travel to Mars. Planetary scientists located eight of these geological features, called scarps, on the Red Planet. An analysis of the scarps revealed that thick ice hides just below the surface. This ice, the…

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Are you a responsible traveller? Read the United Nations manual on tourist etiquette to find out

Learn to speak a few words in the local language and make sure your purchase isn’t made with endangered plants or animals. These are some of the tips from the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s new “Travel. Enjoy. Respect” handbook. It is part of a global public awareness program that comes with a manual on how to be a responsible tourist. The launch comes amid a tourism crisis in Europe this summer, where locals across Spain and Italy have been staging anti-tourism protests in response to unsustainable visitor numbers, and incidents…

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Travel diaries: The cities where you can find luxury, for less

Istanbul, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam have been identified as some of the international destinations where travellers can sleep like a king, on a pauper’s budget. After crunching the numbers from 2016, online booking site Hotels.com has come up with a list of the destinations where travelers can find luxury for less. That is, stay in five-star hotels for $150 (approx Rs 10,000) or less. Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) and Old Town Tower, the most beautiful bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. (Shutterstock) A scan of the top…

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How to find the best credit card for summer travel

Scoring the best credit card for travel perks could help make or break your summer getaway. A new report from WalletHub found which credit cards offer the best benefits for travelers. Among their top picks: the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard. This card has an annual fee of $89, which is waived in the first year, and no foreign transaction fees. To get the best deal on a travel card, look at the signing bonuses offered, annual fees, and foreign transaction fees. For example, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card…

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How to Find Affordable Homes for Sale

With constraints of budget, it can often be a huge commitment of time and effort to buy a house. A good realtor can, however, change the scenario of buying homes for you by helping you through the process. The trick there is to look for and choose the real estate agent that meets your needs.  Experience with Low Budget Clients When you aspire a house on a budget, you must also look for an agency that has experience in serving customers with a limited budget. Realtors specialize in different segments…

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There’s now a much bigger chance you might find your parents on Tinder

It isn’t just young people who are spending their evenings wistfully swiping left and right on and endless stream of faces – older folks are doing it too, according to new research. TechCrunch has picked upon a new survey of 2,000 people from Pew Research in the US, which reportedly shows that not only have online dating services grown more popular with 18 to 24-year-olds, but there has been a relatively big spike in the older crowd, too. An impressive (or worrying) 12% of 55 to 64-year-olds in 2015 reported…

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