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Added 14 December, 2017

Getting through security at the airport often involves long lines and frustrated customers. In an effort to alleviate passenger congestion, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is testing a new program called Security Pass that lets passengers book a time slot for going through security control before they arrive. Customers flying to select...

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Added 12 December, 2017

Starbucks has a long, long tradition of using tech to bring you into its coffee shops, and that will be truer than ever with the latest supersized Reserve Roastery location in Shanghai. The beverage behemoth will use a mobile app to offer guided augmented reality tours of the coffee-making process when the restaurant opens on December 6th....

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Added 11 December, 2017

While it won’t be available via room service, guests at the West Hollywood outpost of the Standard may soon be able to head downstairs in their pajamas to purchase a sweet treat with a little something extra. Lord Jones, an L.A.-based luxury cannabis brand, has plans to open a retail shop inside the Sunset Boulevard hotel next year. Here, it...

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Added 7 December, 2017

International arrivals to the U.S. dropped 3.9 percent during the first six months of 2017, compared to the year-earlier period, according to data released this week by the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office and U.S. Department of Commerce. The decline includes a 5.7 percent reduction in overseas arrivals. This slump began in late 2016 —...

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Added 4 December, 2017

The first thing you’ll see when you walk into Eaton Workshop hotel in Washington, is a custom-commissioned video art installation by AJ Schnack, shown on a series of vintage-style television screens. All day long, it’ll broadcast a montage of footage from the presidential elections of 2012 and 2016 that’s built around one pointed question: How...

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Added 2 December, 2017

lincoln motor company is putting continental’s ‘head-up display’ into production for the first time, allowing drivers to communicate even better with their vehicles in the future. head-up displays show all relevant information in the driver’s field of vision, reducing driver distraction and therefore making a significant contribution to...

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Added 1 December, 2017

Street-food vendors in Bangkok are embracing the digital revolution by offering e-payment methods for cashless transactions via smartphones. For many Thais, eating out at a pavement stall is part of their daily routine. Now, some vendors in the capital Bangkok are offering cashless payments after the Bank of Thailand (BOT) gave the green light...

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Added 1 December, 2017

Lee Su-jin is founder of Yanolja, Korean for “hey, let’s play” the country’s most popular app for booking rooms at the short-stay lodgings, which South Koreans call motels. He’s trying to persuade owners to jettison their long-held image of sleaze, sex, extramarital affairs and suicide and upgrade facilities to appeal more to business travelers...

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Added 28 November, 2017

Snapchat's Augmented Trial Lens is being touted as a "try-before-you-buy" augmented reality filter. BMW is the first brand to try out Snapchat's augmented trial lens, leveraging the technology to help consumers see some of the customization options available for the youthful X2 model. It is becoming more common for automotive companies to adopt...

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Added 25 November, 2017

Cruise lines are trying to get smarter about the kind of retail they have on board and how they get passengers engaged with the shops. As travelers crave more meaningful experiences during their vacations, where does that leave cruise ship shopping? Cruise operators are trying to figure that out and deliver the kind of retail that passengers...