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Added 25 May, 2019

As more Baby Boomers become grandparents in Door County they are taking the opportunity to spoil their grandchildren by taking them on trips. “Gramping” is becoming the new trend where grandparents skip a generation and don’t take the parents along with them. Sue Wehrli of Wehrli Travel, for example, says this is becoming much more popular....

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Added 20 May, 2019

The Uber car service is now offering an in-app way to ask for minimal conversation during your ride. But the “Quiet Mode” feature is only available on Uber Black and Uber Black SUV premium rides. Users can select “Quiet preferred,” “happy to chat” or leave the setting at “No preference.” The desire for silence might convince more riders to pay...

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Added 15 May, 2019

If the Hangover film franchise cemented Las Vegas’s reputation as the ultimate bachelor-party town, fun-loving travelers are helping establish it as the opposite: the perfect destination for a divorce party. Often an exultant multiday escapade, these vacations celebrate – not mourn – the ending of a marriage. And in a city versed in over-the-...

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Added 13 May, 2019

Airbnb is pushing further into the hotel space — this time with New York’s Rockefeller Plaza. The homesharing app launched a partnership on Monday with New York realty giant RXR Realty to turn part of an iconic Manhattan building into a hotel. Offered exclusively through Airbnb’s global platform, the initiative targets business travelers...

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Added 12 May, 2019

Germany launched the world's first electrified truck route, using overhead power lines supplied by renewable energy sources to cut emissions significantly. The system designed by Siemens uses similar technology to that seen on electric railways in Europe to connect the hybrid trucks to the power. While operating on electricity the maximum speed...

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Added 8 May, 2019

The Maid of the Mist, which has been navigating the waters of the Lower Niagara River since 1846, is launching the first two new all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels constructed in the United States. The catamaran-style vessels provide more than 1.6 million guests from around the world with an up-close, iconic view of Niagara Falls....

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Added 18 April, 2019

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the easternmost province in Canada, iceberg tourism is a thing. Every spring, there’s a parade of 10,000-year-old icebergs waltzing along 18,000 miles of coastline. But visitors need to know where to look for them. The tourism board's solution is Iceberg Finder, a responsive and interactive way to connect people by...

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Added 17 April, 2019

The world's first all-electric airline will soon be whisking passengers to destinations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada. Harbour Air, North America's largest seaplane airline, and magniX, a leading developer of electric propulsion systems for aircraft, announced a partnership to convert Harbour Air's entire fleet of...

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Added 27 March, 2019

Chinese technology and retail group Alibaba has opened a hotel which uses the facial recognition biometric to secure guests’ rooms and the lifts. Guests at the FlyZoo Hotel in Hangzhou, China, can choose to have their face scanned when they check in and be authenticated by cameras in the lifts and their hotel room door for room entry. They can...

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Added 26 March, 2019

The world's first hybrid powered cruise ship just got one step closer to launching on her maiden voyage. Hurtigruten 's MS Roald Amundsen, expected to make her debut in spring, successfully completed her first sea trials. The expedition ship, which uses green technology such as battery packs and a specially designed ice-strengthened hull, took...