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14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

Here are the airlines rated the world’s safest

Last year no doubt was a bad one for airline safety. While the rate of accidents was historically low—just one for every 1.3 million flights—21 of those accidents were fatal, a higher-than-average number that claimed 986 lives. Those statistics are courtesy of the aviation website …

Aviation

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Travel Deals

Apple gains market share with bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as Samsung and Android suffer

Bigger iPhones have translated into bigger market share for Apple at the expense of Android and Samsung.<p>According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Apple’s iOS grew its market share in every country surveyed for the three months ending November 2014 with the exception of Japan, …

WhatsApp growth continues with 700m users sending 30bn daily messages

Smartphone messaging app WhatsApp has reached a new milestone: 700 million monthly active users, who are sending 30 billion messages every day.<p>Chief executive Jan Koum published the figures as a status update on Facebook, the company that bought his startup for $22bn for his startup in October 2014.<p>…

Social Media

McDonald's Japan apologizes after tooth, plastic found in food

TOKYO (Reuters) - McDonald’s Japan (2702.T) has apologized to customers and vowed to ensure product safety after objects including a tooth and plastic were found in its food, the latest trouble for a fast-food chain hit by sliding sales and a shortage of french fries.<p>Visitors are seen inside a …

McDonald's

Credit card signatures are almost useless but banks won’t give them up

Banks continue to ask customers who pay with new credit cards to scrawl signatures on receipts to authenticate transactions instead of entering …

Credit Cards