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Forget water pumps — this innovative filter purifies H2O in 8 seconds flat

Forget water pumps — this innovative filter purifies H2O in 8 seconds flat The Grayl Geopress water purification system removes more than 99 percent of all bacteria, cysts, and viruses from water in just eight seconds, providing clean drinking water to travelers and outdoor adventurers. The post Forget water pumps …

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Grab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Grab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab has made its most ambitious investment to date after it backed India-headquartered budget hotel network OYO to the tune of $100 million. The investment was part of a …

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Taiwan-based travel startup AsiaYo raises $7M Series B led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund – TechCrunch

Taiwan-based travel startup AsiaYo raises $7M Series B led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund – TechCrunch AsiaYo, a travel accommodation booking platform based in Taipei, Taiwan, has raised a $7 million Series B led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund, a non-profit initiative run by the Chinese e-commerce giant, and China …

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Starwood Hotels says 500 million guest records stolen in massive data breach – TechCrunch

Starwood Hotels says 500 million guest records stolen in massive data breach – TechCrunch Starwood Hotels has confirmed its hotel guest database of about 500 million customers has been stolen in a data breach. The hotel and resorts giant said in a statement that the “unauthorized access” to its guest …

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How cities can fix tourism hell – TechCrunch

How cities can fix tourism hell – TechCrunch A steep and rapid rise in tourism has left behind a wake of economic and environmental damage in cities around the globe. In response, governments have been responding with policies that attempt to limit the number of visitors who come in. We’ve …

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Travel startups are taking off – TechCrunch

Travel startups are taking off – TechCrunch The second wave of Internet-era travel companies has captured the attention of venture capitalists. In the last five years, travel companies have raised more than $1 billion in venture capital funding. That includes short-term rental startups, travel and tourism apps, marketplaces for “experiences” …

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Southeast Asia’s Grab pulls in $200M from travel giant Booking – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s Grab pulls in $200M from travel giant Booking – TechCrunch Fresh a strategic investment from Microsoft, Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing leader Grab is back in the money again after it closed $200 million in fresh capital from Booking Holdings, the travel firm formerly known as Priceline. The investment is …

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The Surprising List of the Most Popular Landmarks in Creative Work

The Surprising List of the Most Popular Landmarks in Creative Work From the Eiffel Tower to the Statue of Liberty, some landmarks are instantly recognizable even for the infrequent traveler — but what landmarks are most often featured in creative works? That’s the question stock video and photography agency Storyblocks …

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