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Added 9 December, 2018

Nera, the world’s first 3D-printed electric motorcycle is an electric vehicle with many unique features including airless tires, embedded electronics, and forkless steering. Developed by the German innovation lab, NOWlab, Nera features fully 3D-printed parts such as tires, rims, frame, fork, and seat, excluding only electrical components. Plus...

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Added 5 December, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce released a cheerful forecast of international visitation to the United States for the next five years. The Commerce Department’s latest projections, released this week, show that more than 95 million international travelers will visit the United States in 2023. The latest forecast is also more optimistic for 2018...

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Added 1 December, 2018

Hans Meyer, founder of hotel brand Zoku, is one of many in the industry saying that hotel experiences are becoming more sensory experiences. “It’s not only what you see but also what you smell, hear and taste.” A good example is the London hotel The Mandrake for its generously-sized courtyard. Emma King, head of interior design for...

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Added 29 November, 2018

In Scotland, driverless buses will be tested on public roads for the first time as part of a major expansion of the technology. Under the government-funded trial five autonomous single-deck vehicles will run between Edinburgh and Fife, although regulations mean that a driver will remain on board during all journeys. The buses will carry up to...

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Added 2 November, 2018

The so-called homesharing economy continues to heat up. Expedia Group said it had acquired two small startups — Pillow and ApartmentJet — which help owners of multifamily residential communities list and manage short-term rentals while complying with local regulations. Pillow, a San Francisco-based startup, had raised $16 million in capital,...

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Added 30 October, 2018

If any more evidence was needed that the microbrew trend is here to stay, it's provided by Carnival Cruise Lines, as the company has installed brewing equipment on several of their ships, and hired brewmaster Colin Presby to oversee the operations. Presby’s job is to make Carnival a destination for craft beer fans like him — as well as a place...

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Added 28 October, 2018

Equinox is one of the largest owner of gyms in America. When the company opens its first line of hotels in 2019, it will also enter another travel industry sector by rolling out multi-day luxury tours around the world next April. New York-based Equinox has partnered with Leah Howe, formerly of Toronto-based Butterfield & Robinson, and New...

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Added 27 October, 2018

The Terrafugia Transition was first shown to the world in 2010 but has taken years to come to fruition. Spurred on by Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which acquired the company last year, Terrafugia now says it will start deliveries of the Transition in 2019, almost a decade after its original debut. When operating in flying...

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Added 24 October, 2018

Richard Branson's Virgin airlines began as party planes, with their dance club-like cabin lights and friendly, down-to-earth service. Now, the business mogul is venturing into a different kind of travel experience with his new cruise line, Virgin Voyages. Renderings of the Scarlet Lady, Virgin's first ship, have been released, and it looks like...

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Added 23 October, 2018

Esports is becoming bigger and bigger every day. With that knowledge, non-endemic brands are fighting to enter the scene, aiming to do something new to draw attention to themselves. That's why Taiwanese hotel chain 168inn has launched an "i Hotel", a hotel designed with the aim of attracting esports enthusiasts. (In a video published earlier...