Instagramming Couple’s ‘Daring’ Travel Photo Has Netizens Unimpressed

What would you do for the perfect travel photo? Dangle out of a moving train? Well, that’s exactly what a couple did. But the reaction was probably not quite as expected. Raquel and Miguel are pair of travel Instagrammers who run the Instagram account ‘explorerssaurus_’. Their account is filled with photographs of the couple in picturesque locations and most of them are breath taking. However, in the quest to get the perfect picture, the couple may have gone a step too far this time. In a recent post from the…

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China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of ‘social credit’ system

Beijing railway station. Local governments and agencies have been piloting aspects of the system. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA China has blocked millions of “discredited” travellers from buying plane or train tickets as part of the country’s controversial “social credit” system aimed at improving the behaviour of citizens. According to the National Public Credit Information Centre, Chinese courts banned would-be travellers from buying flights 17.5 million times by the end of 2018. Citizens placed on black lists for social credit offences were prevented from buying train tickets 5.5 million times. The report released…

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Trailblazers in Travel: Get To Know These Impressive Travel Business Owners

March 7 is International Women’s Day and in anticipation of it, I wanted to take a closer look at female-founded businesses in the travel industry. Not too long ago the industry was very male-dominated with women business owners and tour operators being relatively rare, however, that has changed a lot. I spoke to seven women who have found their own niche, founded their own business and are blazing their own trail in the travel industry. They tell me how they did it below. Rocio Vazquez LandetaPHOTO COURTESY OF ROCIO VAZQUEZ LANDETA…

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‘Hidden city’ travel: why airlines are cracking down on a discount trick

A Lufthansa flight lands in Munich. The airline says a single case of ‘hidden city’ travel cost them more than €2,000. Photograph: Lukas Barth/EPA Airlines are cracking down on a ticketing loophole that can knock thousands of pounds off the cost of travel – but the fight back is only giving more publicity to the advantages of “hidden city” travel. At its most simplistic, hidden city ticketing is when a passenger purchases a ticket to less popular and thus cheaper destination that happens to be routed through a more popular, and thus…

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How to save money on travel (including bucket list destinations)

Whether it’s written down in the back of your agenda, in a note on your phone or filed away in a mental cabinet to be called on by daydreams when work and life get too hectic, we all have a bucket list of places we’d love to go. Unfortunately for many of us, that’s exactly where these destinations stay — on a list that never gets checked off. Pricey flights and hotels make jet-setting to far off, exotic locales difficult. But if you know how to go about booking them, you…

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27 Best Business Travel Tips From A Boss Babe In The Tech Space

Olinda Hassan is a partner on the Strategy & Innovation team at Twitter and an expert on business travel. Here, she is pictured in Singapore.PHOTO COURTESY OF OLINDA HASSAN Thanks to technology, the world is getting smaller and smaller, and yet, sometimes you need to be there in person, which is the case for Olinda Hassan, a partner on the Strategy & Innovation team at Twitter. Now based in San Francisco, this boss babe helps drive Twitter’s customer experience strategy and regularly travels around the world to meet with and learn from various groups. In order to maintain her hustle both on…

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Move over, Marie Kondo. It’s travel that sparks joy

Reducing clutter is the theme of the Netflix program “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” which recently brought the host’s minimalist philosophy to reality TV. She demonstrates how to fold T-shirts and, to make decluttering decisions easier, she’ll ask the untidy people she visits to consider, item by item, whether an object sparks joy within them. If not, it’s sent on its merry way to Goodwill. I suspect thrift stores are receiving ample supplies of “What was I thinking?” souvenirs from Kondo’s devoted viewers. But other aspects of travel are not…

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Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2019

While 2018 was a jam packed year of new and improved credit card offerings, limited time award sales and countless other valuable deals, 2019 hasn’t skipped a beat. From the incredible Cathay Pacific first class mistake fare that started the year off to the limited time Southwest Companion Pass welcome bonus on a number of Chase cards, it’s been a busy couple of weeks. If you’re in the market for a new travel rewards card and haven’t quite found one that suits your needs, here are my top picks for 2019 including a…

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This travel company wants to pay you €118k to run their Instagram around the world

Dream job alert. It’s officially been winter for 47 years now so we’re all very much living for when we can leave work for a much needed holiday in the sun. If you can’t wait until summer to get away and fancy working in social media, we’ve come across a job opportunity that you won’t want to miss. Royal Carribbean is hiring an apprentice ‘shore explorer’ and it sounds class. The role would see you travelling all over the world to destinations including Dubai, Alaska, Norway and Japan. The successful…

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Travel: Indonesia’s extremely rare pink beach

Whilst Bali might be highly rated as one of Indonesia’s most incredible islands, a few other islands offer something more spectacular. That is, Pink beaches. Indonesia is home to three of the world’s seven pink beaches. Far from civilisation and reached only by boat, Serai Island’s beach blushes a rich shade of pink. The boat anchors a few metres from the shoreline to protect its spectacular coral reef, leaving you to swim to shore. Whilst, the more famous pink beach just off Komodo National Park, colour can only be seen at a certain time of…

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