2019 Highest Levels of Flight Reservations for Leisure and Business Trips

For the first time since the pandemic began, global commercial and leisure travel has risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Institute of Economics’ third annual travel report, “Travel 2022: Trends and Transformations,” published yesterday. After analyzing 37 global markets, the report found that cross-border travel reached pre-pandemic levels as … Read more

Companies plan to use blimps to go into space in 2024

Nearly half of Americans want to travel to space. But that means the other half doesn’t, according to a 2021 survey by ValuePenguin, a financial research site LendingTree. Nearly 40% said space travel was too risky, while others expressed concern about environmental impacts and costs. Soon there will be an option that addresses those concerns, … Read more

National Technology Day 2022: Creating advanced technology solutions for the world

As May 11 celebrates National Technology Day, we thought it would be the perfect occasion to highlight some of the amazing work that engineers in India have done in fields as diverse as social media for chip design and quantum cryptography. Technology is increasingly dominating every area of ​​our lives, and tech talents in India … Read more

How Ireland Missed Its Chance To Be The ‘Super Organizer’ Of Big Tech

Many of the largest US technology companies in Europe are headquartered in Dublin. Artur Widak | Norfoto | Getty Images Upcoming EU rules forcing big tech companies to monitor online content will be enforced more aggressively by the European Commission, a move experts say will diminish the role Ireland has played so far in overseeing … Read more

Technical layoffs and hiring slowdown stand out in an overheated labor market

San Francisco camera compass | Getty Images US employers added more jobs than expected in April amid a tight labor market, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But the tech sector, which has thrived during the pandemic, is showing signs of contraction. Facebook’s parent company Meta has paused hiring and scaled back some hiring … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals are not ready to reopen borders

With countries across Asia reopening to international travelers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains tightly closed. That may change soon. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a press conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of border restrictions related … Read more

Kevin Costner explains the road trip travel app HearHere

Kevin Costner knows a good story when he hears one. That’s why he said he was intrigued when he heard about an app designed to alert travelers to places of interest, which often go unnoticed, during their travels. “I’m the guy who drives all over America,” he said. “When you see those bronze signs along … Read more

Obama calls for technology regulation to combat online misinformation

Former President Barack Obama said Thursday that the spread of misinformation online is harming American democracy, and that the tech industry needs regulation and legislation to address the problem. “The design of these same platforms seems to be tipping us in the wrong direction,” Obama said at an event at the Stanford Center for Cyber … Read more

What happens when people use TikTok and Instagram to make travel plans

According to a new study, nearly one in three travelers are turning to social media for vacation inspiration. The numbers are higher for younger travelers. About 60% of Gen Zs and 40% of millennials use social media for travel purposes, according to an April 2022 report by travel company Arrivia. On TikTok alone, the hashtag … Read more

Should I join a group tour on my own?

Everyone told me not to travel alone during the pandemic. Especially for learning to snowboard, a sport not covered by all travel insurance policies. It didn’t help that I wanted to visit a country whose language I don’t speak. I was told that administrative matters – such as Covid tests, vaccination certificates and health declarations … Read more