Viral Video Recap: Naked Dancers Take L.A., Walter White Gets High and More

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Many hope the future Earth will look somewhat like Star Wars, spaceships and shiny outfits included. But most of Star Wars culture is based around the fantasies of geeky guys. So where does that leave the women of the future?

That's the question Neko Case, Ellie Kemper and Kelly Hogan attempt to answer in their song "These Aren't the Droids," the first video on this week's recap

On a high note, Breaking Bad's Walter White took a little trip to outer space, or at least his bobble-head self did. The handlebar-mustachioed science teacher survived extreme temperatures dipping down into -65 degrees Fahrenheit as his balloon ride traveled to sub-orbital heights. Read more...

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International Police Visit to MH17 Crash Site Canceled Amid Reports of Fighting

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DONETSK, Ukraine — A team of international police officers that had planned to start searching for evidence and the remaining bodies at the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine canceled their trip Sunday, after receiving reports of fighting in the area.

Alexander Hug, the deputy head of a monitoring team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said it was too dangerous for the unarmed officers to travel to the site from its current location in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

Flight 17 was shot down with a surface-to-air missile over a part of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists on July 17, killing all 298 people on board. U.S. and Ukrainian officials said it was shot down by a missile from rebel territory, most likely by mistake. On Friday, Ukraine's security service released audio from a phone conversation reportedly between Russian-backed rebels that it said proves the group is responsible for the downing of Flight 17. Read more...

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Gatwick airport passengers suffer long baggage delays – Buying Business Travel


Gatwick airport passengers suffer long baggage delays
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Passengers arriving at Gatwick airport's south terminal have faced long delays in collecting their baggage, with some reportedly waiting up to three hours. Many have been told to go home and their luggage will be sent to them. An airport spokesman said ...

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Keeping your traveller safe

The tragic events of the past week have highlighted the dangers many business travellers face and the responsibility of the buyer in keeping them safe.

Keeping your traveller safe

The tragic events of the past week have highlighted the dangers many business travellers face and the responsibility of the buyer in keeping them safe.

BBT has delved through the archives to bring you special reports on safety issues and duty of care to help when your travellers are visiting risky and volatile areas:

Special report: safety issues in oil and gas

With the complexities and dangers of travelling to some of the world’s most remote and unsettled destinations, the oil and gas sector is a challenging environment for travel buyers.

Analysis: Buyers and duty of care

Companies have a duty of care to employees and that includes ensuring they are safe and looked after while travelling on business. For companies looking to implement an effective duty of care policy, there are several challenges, however.

Travel security: The weaker sex

They are more vulnerable, more of a target, and more open to risk while on a business trip. So should you, the responsible corporate travel manager, and particularly in light of corporate manslaughter and duty of care laws, be doing more to protect your male business travellers?

Food Art Photography Illustrates the Delicious Side of European Capitals

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International travel has never looked so appetizing.

Food stylist Anna Keville Joyce and photographer Agustín Nieto's food photography series illustrated four famous capitals in Eastern Europe with delicious foods. The series was originally commissioned by travel site Foodie Backpacker.

Joyce worked with fresh ingredients to captured the unique moods of each city. "Each pieces has different challenges. For example, transmit the feeling of fog amidst the light of Prague; give the sensation of water in the Danube river in Budapest; show the colors and designs of Bucharest; and create the idea of height and sky in Warsaw," said Joyce to Mashable. Read more...

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18 Dreamy Accessories for Every Sleepover

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Pillow fights and hair-braiding doesn't have to be just for kids.

Every sleepover needs the basics, like junk food, ouija boards and scrunchies. But not every sleepover has the essentials — those rare items that turn a good slumber party into a legendary one.

With these quirky accessories, no one will be getting any sleep. Read more...

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Sunni Official Taken by Gunmen in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD — Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad, police officers said Saturday.

It was not immediately clear if Riyadh al-Adhdah, the head of the Baghdad Provincial Council, was arrested by security forces or abducted late Friday, the two police officers said. Four of his bodyguards were also taken, according to a statement from the provincial council. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

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International SOS Experts to Present at 2014 Global Business Travel … – Hospitality Net


International SOS Experts to Present at 2014 Global Business Travel ...
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July 26, 2014 – TREVOSE, PA – International SOS, the world's leading medical and security services company, will have experts on hand for presentations and one-on-one interviews July 27 to 30 at the GBTA Convention 2014 in Los Angeles. Presentation ...

International SOS Experts to Present at 2014 Global Business Travel … – Hospitality Net


International SOS Experts to Present at 2014 Global Business Travel ...
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July 26, 2014 – TREVOSE, PA – International SOS, the world's leading medical and security services company, will have experts on hand for presentations and one-on-one interviews July 27 to 30 at the GBTA Convention 2014 in Los Angeles. Presentation ...

Egencia to launch personalised search technology – Buying Business Travel


Egencia to launch personalised search technology
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Egencia will unveil a “new approach” to travel search at the GBTA convention in Los Angeles next week. The company, which is the business travel arm of Expedia, claims the new 'adaptive search' option will help travellers find the right option quicker ...

In pictures: 50 years of business travel – Buying Business Travel


In pictures: 50 years of business travel
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Family-run TMC Ian Allan Travel its celebrating its 50th anniversary with a display that includes Laurel and Hardy, 1960s sales agreements with Pan Am, and a 1976 Travicom terminal recalling the GDSs in their infancy.

Egencia to launch personalised search technology

Egencia will unveil a “new approach” to travel search at the GBTA convention in Los Angeles next week.

The company, which is the business travel arm of Expedia, claims the new ‘adaptive search’ option will help travellers find the right option quicker in the booking process, while ensuring compliance with corporate travel policy.

Egencia said that even with advances in travel technology, searching and booking a trip is still a “complex and long process”. It claims travellers can run up to 48 search queries before booking.

The ‘adaptive search’ technology helps travellers and buyers set a range of options that are tailored to their preferences and company policy, said Egencia.

Sophie Krishnan, vice president of global marketing and product at Egencia, said: “The booking process for business travel can be a real pain point as business travellers strive to combine demanding agendas, personal preferences and corporate requirements.

“Based on insights from our business travellers and extensive research with Expedia, our adaptive search technology should make the booking experience faster and more productive.”

It will initially be available for search on Egencia’s TripNavigator app, followed by the online booking and travel consultant tools.

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In pictures: 50 years of business travel

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Family-run TMC Ian Allan Travel its celebrating its 50th anniversary with a display that includes Laurel and Hardy, 1960s sales agreements with Pan Am, and a 1976 Travicom terminal recalling the GDSs in their infancy.

The TMC has published an online gallery showcasing 50 years of business travel - view it here

The photos and memorabilia, including items from the final flight of BA’s Concorde, are on display in a George VI Pullman railway carriage that forms the boardroom of Ian Allan’s Shepperton head office.

The company was founded in 1964 by Ian Allan, father of the current chairman Paul, and the exhibition charts Ian’s highly popular ‘Locospotter’ clubs and publications from the 1940s.

Pan Am agency sales agreement 1966

Laurel and Hardy with Ian Allan

 

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