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China may have ordered Marriott to stop tweeting

They’ve been largely quiet on Twitter since January 11. Damir Sagolj/Reuters • Chinese authorities shut down Marriott International’s Chinese website after discovering the company listed Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, and Macao as countries. • Craig S. Smith, the president and managing director of Marriott’s Asia-Pacific office, apologized for the incident …

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British Airways upgrading economy meals, snacks

Flickr/BriYYZ Over the past few years, British Airways flyers have seen a number of service cuts, ranging from ultra-cramped cabins to fees for tea. In news sure to please passengers, the airline recently announced a revamp of its catering service in the economy cabin for long-haul flights. The new service …

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Why the Yellowstone Club is so popular with business moguls

The Rainbow Lodge at the Yellowstone Club.Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club Yellowstone Club was the first private ski club with its own mountain. Notable members include Bill and Melinda Gates, Google’s Eric Schmidt, and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. To become a member, you must own property within the grounds  — …

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TripAdvisor top places in the world to visit, according to travelers

Admire the mountains and the sea in Nerja, Spain.Shutterstock We’re barely into 2018, but travelers are already chiming in on this year’s newest travel hotspots.  TripAdvisor recently released its annual list of global travel destinations on the rise, and this year’s list includes gems from Croatia to Kenya. TripAdvisor based its …

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Best places to visit in March 2018

If you’re looking for warmer weather and discounted tickets, these are your best options.Samantha Lee/Business Insider Travelers are already making plans for their March vacations. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in March 2018. The travel destinations …

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Gucci opens complex with boutique and restaurant

The restaurant is run by Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana and “Chef’s Table” fame.Facebook/Gucci Gucci has re-opened its former Gucci Museo building under a new name: Gucci Garden. The new building has a museum, boutique shop, and high-end restaurant. The restaurant is run by world-famous chef Massimo Bottura and …

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Vending machines can be found in the strangest places in Japan

Courtesy of Eiji Ohashi At slightly over 5 million nationwide, vending machines are everywhere in Japan.  They are on nearly every block in Tokyo and dotted across even the most spartan landscapes in the country’s vast rural expanse. Photographer Eiji Ohashi began documenting Japan’s vending machines nearly a decade ago …

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Fun, free things to do on New Year’s Eve in New York City

Firework displays are always free.Yana Paskova/Getty New York City should be on everyone’s list of once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s Eve destinations. The city is home to the world-famous Times Square ball drop, where last year more than two million people gathered in the chilly air to watch live performances and count …

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