How an Airline Is Casting a Shadow on India’s Coming Elections
How an Airline Is Casting a Shadow on India’s Coming Elections

How an Airline Is Casting a Shadow on India’s Elections(Bloomberg) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode to power five years ago on his business friendly credentials and the promise of generating millions of jobs. Now an airline is on the verge of collapse, bringing Modi’s image under attack just months before national elections.Struggling in…

“India Syndrome,” and the strange side of Americans’ obsession with Hindu spirituality
“India Syndrome,” and the strange side of Americans’ obsession with Hindu spirituality

A bookish, bespectacled man in his forties with a fedora on his head walked onto a neon-lit stage decorated with fluorescent tapestries of Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu, Lakshmi, and Kali and started rapping.The staccato rhythm of the lyrics was punctuated by his propulsive body language: “Ganesh is so fresh chillin on his throne / surrounded by…

China’s might is forcing Taiwan to rethink its military strategy
China’s might is forcing Taiwan to rethink its military strategy

TAIWAN “MUST and will” be reunited with the mainland, declared Xi Jinping, China’s president, on January 2nd. Chinese leaders have been saying such things since the retreating Nationalists separated the island from the rest of the country after losing the civil war to the Communists in 1949. But Mr Xi has done more than just…

IHG CEO Sees More Nimble Hotel Group From What He Inherited
IHG CEO Sees More Nimble Hotel Group From What He Inherited

It’s been a little less than two years since Keith Barr became the CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), succeeding former CEO Richard Solomons, but in that time, Barr has made it a point to make sure that IHG is a very different company.“I’ve had a lot of people talk to me, saying, ‘Wow, you know,…

Nancy Pelosi Is No Stranger to Extravagant Taxpayer Funded Trips, With One Costing Nearly $200,000
Nancy Pelosi Is No Stranger to Extravagant Taxpayer Funded Trips, With One Costing Nearly $200,000

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Airbus may soon stop making new A380 super-jumbos
Airbus may soon stop making new A380 super-jumbos

But as a plane for hire, this bulbous airliner could be flying for decades to comeAFTER A century of refining their craft, planemakers have become masters of building safe, reliable jets that bring air travel within reach of the masses. Occasionally their products win cult status among passengers. Concorde, the world’s only reliable supersonic passenger…

What Fashion Can Learn from Angela Ahrendts’ Apple Exit
What Fashion Can Learn from Angela Ahrendts’ Apple Exit

Hello BoF Professionals, your exclusive ‘This Week in Fashion’ briefing is ready, with members-only analysis on the key topic of the week and a digest of the week’s top news. On Tuesday, Apple announced that Angela Ahrendts is exiting the company in April, five years after the longtime fashion executive and catalyst of Burberry’s luxury…

Asian travellers undeterred by scorching heatwave sweeping across Australia and New Zealand
Asian travellers undeterred by scorching heatwave sweeping across Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand are sweltering through a record-breaking heatwave that has sent snakes slithering into bathrooms and sparked warnings from the authorities not to walk around outside barefoot. The soaring temperatures come as travellers from across Asia are expected to head down under en masse for the Lunar New Year next week. In Sydney,…

Aussie Travellers Predicted To Holiday At Home In 2019, According To Oaks
Aussie Travellers Predicted To Holiday At Home In 2019, According To Oaks

As Australians ring in 2019, goals are being set for the New Year, and without a doubt, ‘work less; travel more’ will be the resolution topping many of these lists.So where are Aussie holidaymakers headed this year? Leading accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts is lifting the lid on some of the hottest trends in…

Briefing: Ctrip eyes Europe amid rising domestic competition
Briefing: Ctrip eyes Europe amid rising domestic competition

1 min read 国内竞争加剧 携程提速出海步伐 – Beijing Business TodayWhat happened: Ctrip, China’s biggest online travel agent, is planning to expand its businesses to Europe in 2019, CEO Sun Jie announced at the company’s annual meeting. Ctrip has been plotting its global expansion over the past few years, first focusing on securing a firm foothold in Asia…