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Airbnb opens its doors in Cuba to licensed US travelers
Americans licensed to travel to Cuba thanks to an opening of US-Cuban relations can now use Airbnb to book their lodging on the island, the company announced. US tourists are not able to get licenses yet, while international visitors can’t use the site.

02.04.2015 22:44

Fair pay, ma’am! Queen’s staff prepare to take industrial action over low pay
For the first time in history, the Queen could face industrial action among disgruntled palace staff. Workers at one of the royal family’s most iconic residences, Windsor Castle, are preparing to ballot in a dispute over pay.

30.03.2015 11:06

Enjoy your stay, sir? UK hotels have ‘worst service’ in Europe, report finds
British hotels have been rated among the worst in Europe when it comes to service and politeness of staff, a new report has found.

20.03.2015 13:35

Russia and China to open joint e-commerce platform in summer
Russian online payment system Yandex.Money is to start processing payments for China’s online platform TradeEase, which is aimed at increasing cross-border trade between the two countries.

19.03.2015 08:11

1.2 million liters of beer ‘underreported’ in Oktoberfest
Beer consumption at the famous Oktoberfest festival in Germany was underreported by 1.2 million liters last year, a recent report reveals. Wrong figures appear to have been provided for years.

17.03.2015 13:43

100+ Maryland businesses call for fracking moratorium
More than 100 businesses in western Maryland have come out in support of a bill that would establish a moratorium on oil and gas exploration via hydraulic fracturing, citing concerns over pollution, health and tourism consequences.

13.03.2015 01:54

174 million Chinese tourists to spend record $264bn by 2019
Outbound tourism from China is to swamp the world by 2019 with a wave of 174 million Chinese with $264 billion to spend on overseas shopping, according to a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

11.03.2015 14:09

Homeland Security raids birth tourism industry targeting visa fraud
America’s birth tourism industry is booming: The going rate for wealthy Chinese women to give birth to a US citizen? A mere $80,000 with added visa fraud. However, this fraud has led federal law enforcement to start raiding so-called birthing houses.

03.03.2015 23:50

​China, Russia & North Korea to create international tourist zone
The authorities in China’s northeastern Jilin Province plan to create an international visa and duty-free tourist zone in the border region with Russia and North Korea.

13.02.2015 10:16

​‘Innovate to survive’: Oil firms must adapt to price drop – PwC
Oil and gas companies will need to be more innovative if they are to survive in the future, a new report urges, arguing such companies need to be more creative to withstand the continued fall in oil prices.

11.02.2015 14:22

Moscow & Cairo to drop USD, use national currencies in bilateral trade – Putin
Russia and Egypt might soon exclude the US dollar and use their national currencies in the settlement of accounts in bilateral trade, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview to Egyptian media ahead of his Monday visit to the country.

08.02.2015 22:49

Brits like Iran more than Israel, but still hate North Korea – survey
Israel is one of the most disliked nations in the world among Britons, following a surge in anti-Israeli sentiment in 2014.

02.02.2015 12:21