Tour and activities marketplace Zozi lays off 30% of staff
 Zozi, a startup that describes itself as an OpenTable for tours and activities, and which raised $30 million from Richard Branson and others back in 2015, has laid off 30 percent of staff, TechCrunch learned and Zozi confirmed. The company says the restructuring will allow Zozi to focus on its core B2B software platform, Zozi Advance, going forward. The company has 119 employees listed… Read More ...
Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America and Richard Branson says it’s OK to cry
 Alaska Airlines has announced they are killing off the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. Sad? Angry? You’re not alone. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America, just penned a love letter saying “tears were shed today” and memorializing all the great things Virgin America had accomplished before the merger. In a blog post announcing the decision, Alaska took four… Read More ...
US authorities ban electronics larger than a phone from flights from 13 countries
 According to numerous reports, US authorities today alerted a number of Middle Eastern and African airlines that starting soon, their passengers will have to check any electronic items larger than a cell phone. That means passengers on these flights will have to put their laptops, tablets, Kindles and portable game consoles into their checked baggage for the foreseeable future. There is still… Read More ...
Drinks on the go: This Airstream trailer houses a full bar, and you can rent it
A company in the United Kingdom took the popular Land Yacht Airstream trailer and converted it into an uber-modern, portable bar. The company allows anyone to rent it for any type of event or function. The post Drinks on the go: This Airstream trailer houses a full bar, and you can rent it appeared first on Digital Trends....
Street View takes you up close and personal with a volcano
As the name not so subtly hints, Google Street View was initially launched back in 2007 more as a navigation aid, showing locations, landmarks, and streets from the point of view of a person standing right in the middle of it all. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for people to use Street View as a way of experiencing the vistas … Continue reading...
Royal Caribbean brings smart home automation to its latest Celebrity Edge cruise
Royal Caribbean Cruises has unveiled a ship that was designed in 3D. The Celebrity Edge won't be operational for a while, but the company offered a sneak peak at how technology will improve a guest's experience on the ship. The post Royal Caribbean brings smart home automation to its latest Celebrity Edge cruise appeared first on Digital Trends....
Travel the world with a tap with shots from the Sony World Photography shortlist
The shortlist for the biggest photography competition in the world was announced this week -- and the images are incredible. Travel the world in pixels with just a few of the shortlisted photographs. The post Travel the world with a tap with shots from the Sony World Photography shortlist appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook adds a travel-planning feature called “City Guides”
 Facebook has been busy with the app updates, as of late. In recent months, it has added new sections for finding nearby Wi-Fi, meeting new people, checking the weather, and more. Now, it’s rolling out yet another addition to the “More” menu inside the Facebook app: City Guides. A potential challenger to Foursquare, Facebook’s guides will show you a list of cities and… Read More ...
Sivadol of Sivasagar: Nostalgia of a Doomed Dome
The original Kolosi (Kalasha) or vase-like structure at the top of the Sivadol was made of pure gold. It was too meaningless a use of the valuable gold for the British. So, they eventually brought that down. I am not sure how they did it or what they did with that (I remember a story from childhood that mentioned that they fired at it to bring it down but can’t verify it). Actually, the present gold-plated replica works fine as an ornamental topping unless someone tells you this story an...
Charaideo Maidams: Hobbiton on the Hilltop
The final stretch of the road from Sivasagar to Charaideo is actually a part of the historic “Dhodor Ali”, literally the “Road of the Slackers”. This is called so because the king got it built by forcing the less hardworking members of the society who were otherwise known to do no productive work. This made me wonder, what would have been the state of a travelling slacker in that kingdom? This was not a very pleasant realization for me. Nevertheless, I carried on. Chara...
Technology workers moving to Canada after Donald Trump restricts travel
Indian-origin tech leaders in Canada say the controversial visa and travel restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump will be a boon for tech recruitment and investment in Canada. “This provides a great opportunity for the best talent from India to come, live and work in Canada,” said Shafin Diamond Tejani, the CEO of Fantasy 360, a Vancouver-based global leader in creating immersive experiences and games using Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR...
TravelTriangle raises $10 million to bring India’s travel agencies online
 India’s TravelTriangle, a marketplace for finding and booking travel and holidays, has closed a $10 million Series B funding round. The four-year-old company is focused on bringing India’s largely offline travel agency space, which is dominated by small and medium-sized companies, online. That’s to both help travel brokers reach larger audiences, and provide more travel… Read More ...
Hitched for a comeback: Vintage travel trailers are the latest retro craze
The venerable travel trailer is making a comeback, packing new features, more comfortable amenities, and connectivity with modern electronics. The post Hitched for a comeback: Vintage travel trailers are the latest retro craze appeared first on Digital Trends.
Federal judge puts nationwide block on President Trump’s travel ban
 President Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven countries could be over just one chaotic week after its hasty introduction. That’s because a federal judge from Seattle has obtained a restraining order which looks set to overrule the order with nationwide effect. The ruling came after U.S. states Washington and Minnesota filed legal action against the order on… Read More ...
Carry your devices with ease with the Ecosusi vintage-look laptop bag (51% off)
Avoid the embarrassment of admitting you pulled out your back from carrying your computer with a well-designed laptop bag, such as this ECOSUSI Vintage Canvas Laptop Messenger Bag, currently discounted over 50 percent off to only $54 on Amazon. The post Carry your devices with ease with the Ecosusi vintage-look laptop bag (51% off) appeared first on Digital Trends....
Google is pledging $4M to support U.S. immigration organizations
 Google has created its largest humanitarian fund to date in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The search giant’s newest ‘crisis campaign’ is $4 million in size. The money will be donated to four organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and UN… Read More ...
Jhalrapatan: Of Temple Bells and Swaying Idols
According to one of the Jhalrapatan’s origin stories the name basically means the city of temple bells. However, there are other stories too. Nevertheless, this story does not seem farfetched because according to one account the small town had 108 temples at one point of time. Most of them can still be seen as one walks around the narrow lanes of the congested and sadly squalid town. To be honest, I had not heard of Jhalrapatan until recently. I heard it for the first time just before I w...
The Matador Beast28 is a packable daypack made for instant adventure
The Beast28 is a rugged packable backpack that is designed to fit neatly into your luggage and expand to full capacity when needed. It contains 28 liters of carrying capacity and a host of storage options. The post The Matador Beast28 is a packable daypack made for instant adventure appeared first on Digital Trends.
Australia wants to replace passports with facial recognition technology
Australia is looking to replace passports with facial recognition technology, with trials set to begin in July. The goal is to reduce the amount of time passengers spend airside as well as improve the efficiency of security checks. The post Australia wants to replace passports with facial recognition technology appeared first on Digital Trends....
Kangra beyond Dharamshala and McLeodganj: A DIY Travel Guide
The Kangra region in Himachal Pradesh has become synonymous with Dharamshala-McLeodganj of late. However, this region has much more to offer beyond that. Dharamshala surely is a delightful place but has become too popular, making the streets choke with people and prices soar. It is still possible to enjoy them if you know where to find good deals for your stay. It has great options for those who just want to eat, sleep, party, and relax. But for those who are looking to do more, I am putting t...