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Brazilian Mama: boutique hotel chain Mama Shelter opens in Rio

Mama Shelter, a budget boutique hotel brand set up by the co-founder of Club Med, has plumped the cushions at a new design-focused property in Rio de Janeiro<p>Boutique hotel chain Mama Shelter has opened its first branch in the southern hemisphere, with the launch of a new property in Rio de …

A startup that finds discount flight tickets 'hidden' on airline websites just launched in the US

So when Oliver Dlouhý and Lucie Brešová told me their startup, Skypicker, helps people find flights that cost as much as 90% lower than those booked via a regular flight ticket, I was skeptical, but definitely interested.<p>If you're like me, you probably use a flight aggregation service to buy your …

Wont

Pensioner shot dead after following phone app through Brazil favela

Regina Murmura and her husband had been trying to get to the beach when they accidentally turned into the gang-controlled Caramujo favela<p>A 70-year-old businesswoman has been shot dead after using a mobile phone app which made her take a wrong turn into a favela in Rio de Janeiro, according to …

Brazil

10 surprising travel perks that probably come with your credit card

Check your cards to potentially uncover some of the following travel benefits.<p>Some cards (like the World Elite MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Signature card) come with concierges — a number on the back that you can call to get help with travel planning, restaurant reservations or event …

Personal Finance

The 15 most expensive cities for tourists to visit

The report compares purchasing power in 71 cities around the world.<p>One part of the study looked at what one night costs in various cities across the globe.<p>In order to come up with these costs, UBS looked at an overnight stay in a first-class hotel for two people, along with two restaurant dinners …

European Travel

Brazilian Real Drops to Record Low Against U.S. Dollar

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Stock Markets

Emirates eyes 100 new destinations from Dubai World Central

Miami: Emirates airline will move into the second stage of its growth once it shifts to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) next …

Aviation

This Is the Absolute Best Time to Book a Flight

Timing is everything.<p>We all know that flights get more expensive as the departure date gets closer, and flights are full enough these days that …

Apps

Local Laws in Dubai

Dubai is considered a modern and progressive emirate, but expats must remember that it is, nonetheless, an Islamic country, where Sharia Law is …

Checking In

The 10 Top Travel Destinations in South America

We have noticed that you are using <b>an ad blocker software</b>.<p>Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly …

Secret Rio: alternative experiences in the Marvelous City

Rio de Janeiro, the ‘ <i>Cidade Maravilhosa</i>’ (Marvelous City), is a city true to its namesake. Its famous landmarks and beaches draw the masses every year, but these must-sees can sometimes eclipse the rich essence of what makes this a unique destination.<p>There is indeed much more Rio de Janeiro than …