Adding Uzbekistan To Trump’s Travel Ban Wouldn’t Have Prevented The NYC Attack – HuffPost

The Trump administration has been working with countries around the world to strengthen vetting capabilities, according to the September presidential memorandum announcing the newest ban. It determined that Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen didn’t meet the demanded information-sharing criteria.  Adding Uzbekistan To Trump’s Travel Ban Wouldn’t Have Prevented The NYC Attack – HuffPost

Online travel firm GetYourGuide raises $75 million – Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Berlin-based online travel booking firm GetYourGuide has raised $75 million to expand its offering that helps tourists book activities at their destinations ranging from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to shark diving in Cape Town. GetYourGuide specializes in so-called in-destination activities and says it is experiencing explosive growth with nearly half of […]

CTrip Group snaps up travel search startup Trip.com – TechCrunch

Trip.com, a travel discovery app formerly known as Gogobot, is getting acquired amid a flurry of activity surrounding trip discovery tools and companies — and the emerging presence of Airbnb’s foray into finding experiences. The acquisition comes amid the specter of Airbnb, which has been explicit about looking to become an “experience” engine. If you […]

Tiny startup Trip.com has been acquired by Chinese travel giant Ctrip – a move that could shake up the travel industry – Business Insider

Tiny startup Trip.com has been acquired by Chinese travel giant Ctrip – a move that could shake up the travel industry – Business Insider

Trip.com CEO Travis KatzTravis Katz In a move that sends a subtle signal to US travel titans Expedia and Priceline, Chinese travel giant Ctrip has bought a tiny US startup called Trip.com. Trip.com was founded in 2010 by former Myspace exec Travis Katz and employs 25 people in Palo Alto, California. The purchase indicates the […]

UPDATE: ‘The Onion’ Has Halted Production On Our Travel Tips Video Narrated By Jeremy Piven – The Onion (satire)

UPDATE: ‘The Onion’ Has Halted Production On Our Travel Tips Video Narrated By Jeremy Piven – The Onion (satire)

CHICAGO—In light of recent developments, The Onion has made the difficult decision to halt production on an upcoming travel tips video that would have been narrated by Jeremy Piven. The 45-second video would have featured Mr. Piven’s pre-recorded voice placed over still images of vacation spots as well as text bullet points. Although we had […]

Space travel permanently changes the brain – New York Post

Space travel permanently changes the brain – New York Post

Space travel changes the human brain, reveals new research. Now scientists are trying to work out just what the long term effects are of changes in the brain during extended missions in space before NASA’s planned mission to Mars. More people today are poised to explore space than ever before; and those who do will […]

TSA Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel – CNBC

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Google will stop feeding airfare data to travel websites – The Verge

Google announced that it will be shutting off developer access to a feed that automates data for airfare search engines, in a move that could affect third-party travel sites. It’s also a sign that Google is becoming increasingly interested in competing with the big names in travel services like Expedia and Orbitz. The search giant […]

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