Sample a slice of America

Sample a slice of America

It is unlikely that a lot of Chinese know that Guam is the closest you can get to the United States from China. The island in the western Pacific is less than five hours flying time from the mainland and has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism. For instance, tourists can take airplane rides over the sea, drive sports cars, watch dolphins play, go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore Guam’s underwater…

Read More

The Linq Hotel And Casino

The Linq Hotel And Casino

Big data has been a buzz phrase for a while now and at OAG we know all about big data handling, as we do data for the world’s airlines. In fact, we’ve been doing big data since long before ‘big data’ was even a thing. So, we know that when there’s more data than you can possibly know what to do with, sometimes what you need is someone else to package it into nice, small,…

Read More

New research gives insight into China’s inbound tourism

New research gives insight into China’s inbound tourism

While Chinese tourists are flocking to almost every corner of the world, becoming the driving force for tourism in many countries, what kinds of tourists are visiting China? Research conducted by Center for China & Globalization (CCG) and travel agency Ctrip released on Monday might give us a glance into the demographic and their preferences for trip to China. Demographic As 1633 valid questionnaires show, there are twice as many men as women among those…

Read More

In Cuba, the pace of life continues to remain unhurried

In Cuba, the pace of life continues to remain unhurried

In Cuba, it sometimes seems time stopped in the 1960s. Despite a succession of sweeping changes in recent years-rapprochement with the United States, Fidel Castro’s death-the rhythm of life on the is land remains as languid as ever. In Old Havana, locals still watch life go by from the balconies of their dilapidated colonial buildings, as classic American cars putter down cobblestone streets and seemingly endless games of dominoes play out on sidewalk tables. Tourists…

Read More

Dubai’s tourism goes digital

Dubai’s tourism goes digital

Dubai has increased its e-footprint in the tourism sector to pamper tech-savvy travelers, experts said at the recent Arabian Travel Market Fair in Dubai. “One of the biggest trends in e-tourism this year is the enhancement of mobile apps, particularly in the hospitality industry,” says Cody Morris Paris, associate professor of social science at Middlesex University Dubai. For example, Dubai’s tourism authority and Hong Kong-based hotel smartphone service company Tink Labs signed an agreement on April…

Read More

From the paddocks and pens to the dinner plate

From the paddocks and pens to the dinner plate

The country down under is still riding high on the back of its red meat exports Many Australians continue to live off the land and are taking pride in a red meat industry that delivers top-quality food from the paddock to the plate. But before it reaches its destination there will be all sorts of processes and rituals it has to go through. In the sales yards in Ballarat, in the southeastern state of Victoria,…

Read More

Plunging into the deep

Plunging into the deep

Lu Wenjie is one of a very small group who has done freediving in the freezing waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Xing Yi and Xu Lin report. Mask on her face and fins on her feet, Lu Wenjie dives into the water. As a veteran freediver, who does not use breathing apparatus, even in deep water, every dive is a unique exploration of the body and nature. But this time is more unique – she…

Read More
1 3 4 5