What would British landmarks sound like if they were named today by Chinese visitors?
We English speakers have often taken for granted that we have our own translated names for tourist landmarks in foreign countries, particularly countries where we are less likely to know the language when we arrive, such as China and Russia. But what sense do tourists make of our placenames, especially ones for which we ourselves can’t even remember the meanings?
A 20-piece snapshot of the world’s leading hubs and the cultural references resonating at the moment
With 2015 in full swing, global collaboration network Hub Culture reveals its 9th Annual Zeitgeist Ranking—an annual snapshot of the world’s leading hubs and the cultural references resonating at the moment.
MARTA automated public facilities are designed to be cleaner, safer, and cheaper to maintain
When you’re running late for work, stopping to use the bathroom before hitting the transit system can feel like too big a sacrifice. If you frequent Atlanta’s Lindbergh Center Station, however, your mornings might be just a bit easier from now on (and less foot-tappingly tense).
The wrist-worn smart cards will be accepted for travel, shopping, and more
For Beijing commuters, the days of fumbling for their transit passes may be behind them. Starting soon, the city’s municipal authorities plan to offer smart cards with wireless capabilities, and all in the form of a small wrist strap.
Vamo's advanced algorithms and close partnerships let travelers generate personalized itineraries in seconds
Traveling out of the country can be an incredibly exciting event. Whether you’re looking to explore new cities or make a long distance business trip, new experiences and connections are things to look forward to. But before you can get to the fun stuff, you have to do your due diligence – spending hours securing flights, booking hotels, and researching fun things to do. Right? Well, not anymore.
Now in beta, the service allows users to book flights online as they would car service
New Yorkers have always been forced to trek to planes via buses, trains, and automobiles, all while subject to the ebb and flow of traffic. An Uber-like service, however, stands to change all that by offering (barring teleports) the very fastest of trips to regional airports, and in rush-hour-free skies.
When it comes to doing his job of welcoming new hotel guests, this puppy means business
London-bound dog lovers should take note of a recent hire at a Vauxhall hotel. Newly on the job, a small, furry concierge will be greeting customers at one establishment henceforth, and with all of the love and tail-wagging that only a puppy can provide.
An interview with the man who ‘tattoos’ travel documents
For many travelers, a full passport—teeming with visas, entrance stamps, and the occasional wear and tear—is a sign of pride and accomplishment. But can passports double as works of art? According to doodler Leonard Combier, they absolutely can.
Tech giant wins patent that teaches people correct pronunciation of trickiest cities to articulate
Google aims to rid travelers of that embarrassing moment when a local can’t understand a word you’re saying even though you’ve done your homework and are 100 percent convinced your language skills are spot on.