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The Holidays Might Be Behind Us, But Peak Season Logistics Challenges Are Far From Over

As 2019 continues, many retailers are preparing for a post-season pause and an off-peak lull. However, others must plan for peak periods that go beyond the traditional holiday season. Different types of companies experience seasonal peaks at different times of the year, and even “micro-peaks” throughout the year. Whether, for example, it’s New Year’s galvanizing […]

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Tired of pie? Here are 3.14 other math holidays worth celebrating.

Not that we don’t love pie, it’s just there are other desserts out there. Deposit Photos Pi Day is a cheeky celebration of the mathematical constant found by dividing a circle’s circumference by its diameter, which is 3.14 when rounded to two decimal points. If you have any friends or coworkers who want to show […]

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Life Style

Travel writer Colin Thubron receives outstanding contribution award

A lifetime of travelling, and detailing the sights, smells and sounds of the experience has led Colin Thubron to write more than 15 travel books, primarily on Central Asia, Russia and China. Now, after five decades as a travel writer and novelist, Thubron, 79, has received the 2019 Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to […]

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transports

Why Does Business Travel Make Some Of Us Strangely Productive?

For some reason, when hopping between trains, planes and automobiles, I work with a laser-focus and an intensity that simply cannot be replicated in an office environment. Although many business travelers would argue productivity takes a backseat when you’re in transit, particularly when jet lag is a factor, I find that I’m unusually productive. Does […]

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Tours and travels

China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of ‘social credit’ system

China has blocked millions of “discredited” travellers from buying plane or train tickets as part of the country’s controversial “social credit” system aimed at improving the behaviour of citizens. According to the National Public Credit Information Centre, Chinese courts banned would-be travellers from buying flights 17.5 million times by the end of 2018. Citizens placed […]

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Adventure Travel

How To Travel Like Marie Kondo

  The KonMari method goes far beyond weeding through the stuff that takes residence within the four walls of our homes. In fact, you can apply the method to just about anything. So how does one travel like Marie Kondo? Folding methods aside, this article is meant to both provide insight on gear that keeps your […]

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Adventure Travel

Travel advisory: UAE airlines cancel flights from Dubai, Abu Dhabi to Pakistan

  Dubai: Travellers flying out of the UAE to Pakistan and India have been advised to continue monitoring the status of their flights in view of the escalating conflict between the two countries. Flights to all Pakistani airports from Dubai and Abu Dhabi were cancelled on Wednesday, leaving scores of passengers stranded at terminals. Some flights […]

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Life Style

Never Drink Bad Airplane Coffee Again, and Other Travel Tips

  At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate—to learn about their high-end hacks, tips, and off-the-wall experiences. These are the Distinguished Travel Hackers. Schele Williams started her career as a dancer, […]

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Budget Travel

Trump’s travel to Mar-a-Lago alone probably cost taxpayers more than $64 million

A U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols the waters outside President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) One of the ongoing questions about the administration of President Trump has an answer — at least, in part. Since his first month in office, with his first weekend forays to his private retreat in […]

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Life Style

US patients suffer long wait and travel times, which aren’t improving

Wait and travel times for healthcare services on average are higher than those of any other professional service, from vehicle repair to getting a driver’s license, according to a new study released Friday by the nonprofit research and consulting group Altarum. The industry has failed to lower travel and wait times over the 11 years […]

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