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Priceline Group names Fogel as new chief executive

Priceline Group has named Glenn Fogel, currently head of strategy and executive vice president of corporate development at the company, to the role of chief executive. He will step up to the role on January 1st. Current interim chief executive Board Jeff Boyd, who served as the company’s chief executive from 2002-2013, chairman of the board since 2013 and interim chief since April of 2016, will assume the role of

Jamaica Tourist Board signs Airbnb partnership

The Jamaica Tourist Board and Airbnb have signed a major agreement to promote tourism to the island, highlight the country’s unique history and culture, and position Airbnb for continued growth in this world class tourist destination. This is Airbnb’s second major partnership agreement in the Caribbean. “Jamaica has so much to offer travellers seeking authentic experiences due to the diversity of our tourism product. “With this partnership with Airbnb, we

Trainline expands offering in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg

Trainline has announced it is now offering tickets to destinations across the whole of Benelux via its website and mobile applications.  The expansion of the Trainline offering in these countries is a clear demonstration of the company’s continued commitment to grow its network across Europe. “Trainline’s goal has always been to be the independent leader in European train ticket sales,” comments Daniel Beutler, general manager of Trainline International.  “Benelux occupies

Veteran soldier becomes the face of demonetization woes in India

By Sohini MitterIndia2016-12-19 06:40:17 UTC India has been severely hit by a currency crunch following the government’s ban on high-value notes that sucked in about 86% of the cash in circulation. Since then, banks have been a sorry sight with serpentine queues at counters and much restless chaos among people. One such bank branch situated in a colony in Gurgaon, close to the national capital, saw a 78-year-old army veteran

7 reasons why 2016 was a great year for bizarre robbery fails

Robbers had a tough time in Australia.Image: mashable composite By Johnny Lieu2016-12-19 06:33:05 UTC Robbers like Robin Hood, Jesse James and Australia’s Ned Kelly are folklore heroes thanks to their depictions in pop culture.  But in 2016, brazen thieves have proven to be little more than bumbling idiots. They’ve had to face shopkeepers ignoring their demands for money, they been forced to retreat after having bags of candy thrown them,

Mark Cuban publicly asks Trump to become the robotics president

Image: AP Photo/Evan Vucci By Adario Strange2016-12-19 05:22:12 UTC One of the most outspoken critics of President-elect Donald Trump leading up to the election was Mark Cuban, tech mogul, owner of the NBA’s Mavericks and Shark Tank co-host.  Now Cuban has apparently decided to move past his previous, and at times quite harsh, critiques of Trump to instead implore him make the U.S. the world leader in robotics.  “We need

'My Horse Prince' is the bizarre dating simulator everyone's talking about

What even is this game? By Elise Cooper2016-12-19 05:00:57 UTC The greatest love stories are oft met with obstacles. No greater odds have been stacked against a couple than the star-crossed lovers in the new game My Horse Prince: The story of a woman (you, the player) and her human-faced horse. The choose-your-own-adventure style app comes from Japanese developers Usaya and follows a simple dating simulator framework, tried and tested

The Priceline Group names Glenn Fogel CEO

The Priceline Group has named Glenn Fogel, the company’s current Head of Strategy and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, CEO of the company, effective January 1, 2017. Current Interim CEO and non-Executive Chairman of the Board Jeff Boyd, who served as the company’s CEO from 2002-2013, Chairman of the Board since 2013 and Interim CEO since April of 2016, will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board

Sabre names Sean Menke president, CEO

Sabre Corporation’s board of directors has appointed Sean Menke as president, CEO and a member of Sabre’s board, effective Dec. 31, 2016. Menke will succeed Tom Klein, who has served as president, CEO and board member since 2013. “After an extensive search of qualified candidates, the board unanimously concluded that Sean is the right choice to lead Sabre. Since his arrival last year, Sean has demonstrated that his strong industry knowledge

Jamaica Tourist Board signs Airbnb partnership

The Jamaica Tourist Board and Airbnb have signed a major agreement to promote tourism to the island, highlight the country’s unique history and culture, and position Airbnb for continued growth in this world class tourist destination. This is Airbnb’s second major partnership agreement in the Caribbean. “Jamaica has so much to offer travellers seeking authentic experiences due to the diversity of our tourism product. “With this partnership with Airbnb, we