Cameron Segal

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Democrats Are Cramming Into Hotel Rooms to Save Money at Their Convention

Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are planning to do like college …

Marriott Is Opening A 3-In-1 Hotel In Nashville

I think many people are a bit confused by the actual business model of the major hotel chains. Most major hotel chains don’t actually own a vast …

I work in room service at a 5-star hotel — here's why I love my job despite its challenges

No matter how much you love your work, there will be times when you struggle. You will have pet peeves and least favorite tasks — that's just life.<p>Having said that, I love my job in the room-service department of a five-red-star hotel, but it's not always easy.<p>Early mornings, overtime shifts, and …

Employment

Rooms by the river: Paris welcomes its first floating hotel

OFF Seine, 58-room hotel moored near the Gare d’Austerlitz, is the first of its kind in France and part of Paris’s ambitious riverside development scheme<p>France’s first floating hotel has opened in Paris, giving visitors a chance to enjoy a riviera lifestyle in the heart of the capital. Launched in …

France

Here's how much New York City's Airbnb hosts actually earn in a year

That's according to new data out today from Airbnb, which tracked median earnings of Airbnb hosts from June 2015 to June 2016. According to the data, hosts in New York City earned, on average, $5,474 from the service last year.<p>That median income differs neighborhood by neighborhood. Those in …

Inside the Secret Up-Close Magic Show That’s Been Sold Out for 16 Years

There will be no rabbit pulled from a hat. No lady cut in half. Hell, there’s not even a marquee.<p>What there will be: you, in a suit, yelling, “How in …

10 Over-the-Top Airbnb Rentals to Stay at on Your Next Vacation

You won't ever want to book a hotel after you see these listings.<p>From private islands to haunted mansions, these Airbnb picks are anything but boring.

Cristiano Ronaldo's new luxury hotel [Pictures]

By Benjamin Newman Last Updated: June 30, 2016 2:53 pm<p>Cristiano Ronaldo’s boutique hotels<p>Brand new pictures have come out of Cristiano Ronaldo’s …

The iOS hotel app for people who hate hotel apps

If you're a traveler who is easily overwhelmed by seemingly-endless hotel choices, and you have a flexible budget, Tablet Hotels is the app for …

Hospitality

Creating Worlds, Not Scenes: Why 360 Video Is A Whole New Way Of Storytelling

Mofilm creative strategy director Elisha Greenwell on how filmmakers are learning to embrace the senses and perspectives of 360 video.<p>Strapping on an Oculus Rift or even a Samsung Gear or Google Cardboard is becoming increasingly common, with YouTube and Facebook 360 videos filling in the gaps to …

10 Major Cities Working Together to Tackle Airbnb and Uber Regulations

Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc. have set their sights on global expansion. They’re about to face a global response.<p>Mayors from New York to …

Tourism

Should You Feel Guilty for Using Airbnb?

It's about to become even more illegal in New York.<p>I don't really know what to make of Airbnb anymore. I literally stayed in an Airbnb over the weekend. I was browsing Airbnb options for a friend's wedding just this morning. Airbnb <i>makes sense</i>.<p>It makes sense, at least, to a portion of the …

Trouble in paradise: the lost motels of New Jersey – in pictures

Wildwood, a coastal resort in New Jersey, saw a spate of modernist masterpieces built in the 1950s – only for them to be destroyed decades later. Photographer Mark Havens documented the town before it was too late

New Jersey

Australia Is About To Get Its First Capsule Hotel

Remember Bar Century? It was that sticky-floored dive bar on George St that was practically giving away $4 beers to fresh-faced 18-year-old binge …

Australia

Is this the world's best hotel room?

“Please be careful,” says the manager as she hands over the keys, with a face like she’s just been ordered to scrub the chemical toilets after Glastonbury.<p>To be fair, we don’t look much like the regular clientele at this particular property. In fact, with our unshaven faces, flip flops and puffa …

Recharge, used to book hotel rooms by the minute, raises $2.3 million

Recharge, a year-old, San Francisco-based company whose app enables users to book a stay in a hotel for just 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour, has closed on $2.3 million in seed funding.<p>Binary Capital led the round, with participation from Floodgate, entrepreneur Rick Marini, Eniac VC, Expansion …

A luxury hotel on tracks: Japan to get two new trains giving a high end travelling experience

Japan‘s rail travel will hit new heights of luxury next year with the launch of new cruise trains by JR East and JR West. The demand for both routes is expected to outstrip supply as the rail cars compare favourably with the luxury of top class hotels.<p>Twilight Express Mizukaze will run through the …

Trains

Please enjoy this video of dancing drones

Listen, it's CES. We're tired, you're tired and yet there's no end to the madness in sight. So, please, take a minute and enjoy this video from the gentleman who brought you that really amazing video of drones playing the James Bond theme. And don't forget to breathe.

Renault Concept Car Packs a Flying Drone in Its Roof

Renault's new concept car, the Kwid, is chock-full of futuristic ideas, including a flying quadrocopter drone that would launch from the car's …

Coke Uses Drones To Deliver Refreshment To Singapore’s Migrant Workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4A6g2GP30<p>Singapore has more than 1.3 million migrant workers, accounting for more than a third of the country’s entire workforce. As the migrant population has grown, so too has the economic and social gap between them and native Singaporeans, resulting in calls …

What you need to know about commercial drones

Wondering why you don't see drones everywhere, despite the intention of Amazon and others to deliver <i>all the things</i> with flying robots? Here's why: It's illegal. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn't permit filming, crop-spraying, spying, tour-guiding, pizza delivery or any …

Forget dumb, rude drones. Here come smart, polite drones

Dumb drones are already old hat.<p>Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK are now developing mini-helicopters that are not only smart enough to learn how to get around entirely themselves, but they also know polite behavior.<p>Intelligent flying machines have been busy in Hollywood and in …

Send In The Drones: How UAV Photography Is Changing Filmmaking

Whether it’s advertising or your next summer vacation video, drone photography is set to change how you see everything.<p>When photographer Iwan Zwarts was in South Africa recently, he was able to frame shots like never before. Instead of wandering around for hours, looking to set up his tripod and …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Fireworks

Watch a brave drone get dramatically close to an erupting volcano

DJI has just shown off one of the most spectacular drone videos we've ever seen of an erupting volcano, so close it resulted in a melted a GoPro camera. The pilot, Eric Cheng, captured the footage at the Bardabunga volcanic system in Iceland using an off-the-shelf DJI Phantom 2 drone equipped with …

Drone captures stunning footage of killer whales

Using a hexacopter flying 30 metres above the surface of the water, researchers have been able to capture valuable information about the health and habits of killer whales in efforts to aid the population recovery of the marine mammals on the West Coast.<p>This is the first time UAVs have been used to …

Killer Whales

Watch a hawk defend its turf against a quadcopter in the only way it knows

FAA Updates Rules To Prohibit Drone Flights Over Stadiums

The FAA has updated their rules to more clearly prohibit drone flights over stadiums, the update to a “Notice to Airmen” or NOTAM modifies a previously existing restriction on overflights of certain stadiums by manned aircraft. The NOTAM was issued after the September 11th attacks and is justified …

Scientists develop software for drone traffic management

It's all systems go for NASA Ames' Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management project. One of its partner organizations participating in the program's initial phase is the University of Nevada, Reno, where a team of researchers has already created the software to make it possible. If you're …

Drones