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From Goa to Greece, Airbnb wants the travel-mad Indian millennial to ditch the hotel room – Quartz

From roping in Bollywood celebrities to partnerships with local state governments, Airbnb, the online marketplace for accommodation, is trying to get the Indian millennial hooked to its global community of travelers. The California-based company is flexing its marketing muscles in Asia’s third-largest economy, where affluent and increasingly experimental Indians are travelling a lot more. This, […]

Despite apology, Indonesia asks why US blocked military chief’s travel – Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Monday said it had made “urgent” requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., as anger simmered in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident. Armed forces commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was stopped on Saturday from boarding an Emirates […]

In search of Russia’s lost gold – BBC News

It was our third night on the Trans-Siberian Express in mid-July, and we had grown accustomed to the heat. The prehistoric cars contained neither air conditioning nor showers. My husband Dennis, who doesn’t speak any Russian, was left to play with his new fancy video camera, but I was more fortunate ‒ I could listen […]

In search of Russia’s lost gold – BBC News

It was our third night on the Trans-Siberian Express in mid-July, and we had grown accustomed to the heat. The prehistoric cars contained neither air conditioning nor showers. My husband Dennis, who doesn’t speak any Russian, was left to play with his new fancy video camera, but I was more fortunate ‒ I could listen […]

Indonesia seeks answer to why US blocked military chief’s travel – Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Monday said it was still awaiting a detailed explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., despite having a visa and an official invitation, although it had accepted an official apology. On Saturday, armed forces commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was stopped from boarding an […]

Add these ideas to your storehouse of money-saving travel tips – Los Angeles Times

Re: “Saving Money in Paradise,” by Debbi K. Kickham, Oct. 15: From chocolate-covered macadamia nuts to Kona coffee, we have always found Maui’s Walmart to be the best place for variety and prices. It is our go-to place each time we visit, a few minutes from the airport and with a section devoted to souvenirs […]

A dozen online travel agents can no longer sell JetBlue tickets – The … – Washington Post

Southwest has avoided online travel agents from the start. Delta started to back away from third-party booking sites a few years ago. Now, JetBlue is the latest airline to clip ties. As part of its “new online distribution strategy,” JetBlue will no longer allow a dozen sites to list its flight information or sell its […]

London terror attack victim’s last travel article to be published – New York Post

The grief stricken boyfriend of an Australian nurse and aspiring travel writer — who was hailed as a hero after she died trying to save victims of the London Bridge terror attack — has arranged for her last article to be published. Before she was killed last June, Kirsty Boden, 28, had completed a piece […]

Former US President Jimmy Carter says he would travel to North Korea on a diplomatic mission – Business Insider

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he would go to North Korea on Trump’s behalf. REUTERS / Neil Hall Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on a diplomatic mission. “I told him that I was available if they ever need me,” Carter allegedly told National Security Adviser Lt.-Gen. […]

London terror attack victim’s last travel article to be published | New … – New York Post

The grief stricken boyfriend of an Australian nurse and aspiring travel writer — who was hailed as a hero after she died trying to save victims of the London Bridge terror attack — has arranged for her last article to be published. Before she was killed last June, Kirsty Boden, 28, had completed a piece […]

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