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Month: December 2016 (Page 1 of 2)

Google Trips: The Travel Guide That (Sort of) Reads Your Mind

I might have set my expectations too high for Google Trips. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were an all-in-one travel app that provided detailed historical and cultural context for various sites and also led you effortlessly from A to B? One day maybe.David Farley (The Wall Street Journal)

Norwegian Air announces £56 fare to New York flying from Edinburgh

Our planes are very, very fuel efficient. We have a totally different set up to other airlines. The Boeing 737MAX has a very modern engine.Bjørn Kjos (Norwegian Air Shuttle)

Višje turistične takse bodo pitale državni STO

Takse se v tujini načeloma zvišajo ob neki investiciji v turistično infrastrukturo, v Sloveniji pa bodo z zvišano takso raje promovirali zanemarjeno ali zastarelo turistično infrastrukturo. Tudi to je lahko butično v najširšem pomenu besede. 😀Žiga Sancin

Po štirih letih znova smuka na Kaninu

Novoustanovljeni občinski javni zavod Sončni Kanin z vršilcem dolžnosti direktorja Marijanom Skorniškom na čelu, ki bo upravljal smučišče, je sicer šele včeraj pridobil obratovalna dovoljenja za sedežnice, doslej pa so zaposlili tudi 30 delavcev. Teh bo v prihodnjih mesecih še nekaj več, a do prve večje snežne pošiljke jih ne potrebujejo.K. T., Mariša Bizjak (RTV Slovenija)

Uber Isn’t Profitable in the U.S. and Is On Track to Lose $3 Billion in 2016

Uber’s loss in the first quarter of this year was about $580 million, according to the person. By the second quarter, the loss significantly exceeded $800 million, including China. That number is likely far higher. Even in the U.S., Uber’s home market, the company continues to lose money. After turning a slight profit in the in the first quarter of this year, Uber lost $100 million in the U.S. in the second quarter. The loss increased in the third quarter, the person said. Lyft, Uber’s largest U.S. competitor, has promised investors that it will keep its losses below $150 million a quarter.Eric Newcomer (Bloomberg)

Aerodrom Maribor le prodan. A čemu trije milijoni razlike?

Prava kriminalka. 😀Žiga Sancin

South America’s most underrated city?

In fact, Lima has more restaurants listed in the San Pellegrino World 50 list than any city outside of Tokyo – and that includes Paris, London and New York.Lindsey Galloway (BBC)

10 of the world’s most beautiful ski lodges

Ready for some luxury?Žiga Sancin

Etihad and TUI to launch new low-cost airline in Europe

This is about the fifth restructuring we have seen of the German low-cost market.Michael O’Leary (Ryanair)

Forget Times Square: THESE are the best NYE spots says Lonely Planet

1. Matera, Italy
2. New Orleans, USA
3. Melbourne, Australia
4. Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
5. Nassau, the Bahamas
6. Hangzhou, China
7. Sydney, AustraliaLonely Planet

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