Horrific harassment story is giving the internet a new reason to #DeleteUber

The backlash against Uber is back.Image: Mori/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Marcus Gilmer2017-02-20 01:53:12 UTC It’s been less than a month since ride-share company Uber faced a heavy wave of backlash that led to the “#DeleteUber” hashtag and now, after the publication of an employee’s allegations of sexual harassment and HR bumbling, the hashtag is burbling back up.  On Sunday, Susan J. Fowler posted about her experiences while at Uber and alleged a

CLIA launches new selling tool for agents

Cruise Lines International Association has added a brand new selling tool to its Agent Toolbox in partnership with Full Picture, the award winning visual conversation tool. The specifically designed resource will enable CLIA member travel agents to send photos, videos and other assets to their customers’ screens in real-time in order to enhance the customer experience. The technology is available free of charge and is exclusive to CLIA member travel

Emirates adds advanced seat selection to Travelport inventory

Travelport and Emirates have today announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the Emirates Fare Brand chosen – available for the first time to book on Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform. The launch of advanced paid seating options for certain economy fares on Travelport continues to promote Emirates’ on-going investment in in-flight customer experience which includes numerous new and innovative products. Previously only available on

Delta Air Lines launches latest mobile app

Delta has released the latest version of its Fly Delta app, giving customers access to the industry’s most innovative airport wayfinding maps, and the ability to keep up with boarding pass and flight details, even when a reliable Wi-Fi or cellular connection isn’t available. The wayfinding tool features interactive maps for 20 major airports – including London Heathrow – and guides customers with turn-by-turn walking directions to their next gate,

Alabama launches civil rights app for Black History Month

The Alabama tourism department’s Civil Rights Trail App is launching multimedia updates to commemorate Black History Month. The mobile application allows users to walk in the footsteps of the Civil Rights Movement by exploring the people, places and events that brought Alabama into the international spotlight and changed the course of history. Users can do this by using the app to discover civil rights landmarks across the state, plan visits

Avis Budget Group extends Travelport partnership

Avis Budget Group and Travelport have announced the signing of a new, multi-year partnership agreement. Through the agreement, Avis Budget Group will have continued access to Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform enabling the company to continue to showcase its available vehicle inventory and suite of ancillary products and services for its portfolio of brands, including Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Payless Car Rental, Apex Car Rentals and Maggiore. Travel agencies,

App warns you when you enter an area where sex crimes have been committed

By Yvette Tan2017-02-20 07:16:49 UTC You’re about to take a shortcut through a back alley when suddenly your phone beeps — a notification pops up warning you that a sex crime has been committed there. That’s what one prefecture in Japan is doing with its new “Mimamotchi” app. The app, which uses GPS to track the user’s locations, automatically sends information when users enter areas where sex crimes have been

India's only active volcano is back from the dead after 150 years

By Sohini Mitter2017-02-20 07:15:48 UTC Barren Islands volcano, India’s only active volcano, is reportedly spewing lava and ash after a gap of 150 years. It erupted for about four hours in January, scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) claimed. The volcano is situated in Barren Islands in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago. Some unsubstantiated reports even claim that it is South Asia’s only active volcano.  Its first recorded

'Homeland' recap: Quinn has a no good, very bad day

He won’t win Babysitter of the Year anytime soon.Image: JoJo Whilden/SHOWTIME By Andrea Reiher2017-02-20 05:10:55 UTC This recap contains spoilers for Homeland Season 6, episode 5, “Casus Belli.” Refresh your memory with our recap of episode 604. After a slow start, the Homeland we know and love is back with Season 6’s fifth episode, “Casus Belli,” which means “an act or situation provoking or justifying war.” The act in question

An English version of China's biggest taxi app is coming, but there's a small problem

Didi overpowered Uber in China just last year.Image: Hwee Young/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Victoria Ho2017-02-20 04:58:01 UTC China’s top (and pretty much monopolist) taxi app, Didi Chuxing, is quietly trialing an English version. The app, which doesn’t even have an English listing in the App Store yet, started showing English translations to some users, according to Shanghai resident, Mathieu Bouchara. Bouchara said that not only was his app’s interface in English, Chinese