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Indonesia’s business boom

With a one-trillion-dollar economy, Southeast Asia's largest market is becoming increasingly attractive to international executives.<p>With a one-trillion-dollar economy growing at 6% a year, Indonesia is Southeast Asia's largest market, and is becoming increasingly attractive to road warriors.<p>The …

US travellers are not the best tippers

A new survey has some surprising results, with an unexpected – and some might say unfeeling – European nation trumping the US when it comes to tipping overseas.<p>The stereotypical image of a US tourist is usually less than flattering: loud, intrusive and unaware, not to mention the apparel.<p>But a new …

See eye to eye with a butterfly in San Francisco

Until 20 October, visitors to the California city can rub wings with hundreds of colourful butterflies flitting among brightly hued blooms in a Golden Gate Park exhibit.<p>San Francisco is notorious for its cold summer fog, but at the Conservatory of Flowers ­– the oldest wood and glass conservatory …

Johannesburg’s hip transformation

Head to the Maboneng Precinct to find one of South Africa’s hippest urban enclaves and an incredible example of urban regeneration.<p>The southeastern section of Johannesburg’s city centre is a shabby patch of concrete jungle, where a flyover scythes through a grimy jumble of warehouses and red-brick …

Classic sights in the City of Light

From catacombs and cathedrals to towers and palaces, Paris is home to some of France’s most intriguing locations, both above and below ground.<p>Get to the heart of Paris with a tour of five of its star sights, from the heights of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the catacombs, and a day trip to the …

Five tips for getting rest on a red-eye

A necessary evil on many cross-ocean and cross-country traverses, these strategies will help overnight flyers make four or five hours of sleep feel like eight.<p>Everyone loathes a red-eye. A necessary evil on nearly every cross-ocean, and oftentimes cross-country traverse, red-eyes are those pesky …

Majestic Canada, coast to coast

Meandering train journeys through jaw-dropping scenery are still one of the most immersive ways to explore the world’s second-largest country.<p>When Canada’s inaugural transcontinental train trundled from Montreal into British Columbia’s Port Moody in 1886, it practically and symbolically linked the …

Share your favourite hometown haunts

Places are defined by the people who live there, so we want you to submit photos of the places you love the most. After all, who knows your neck of the woods better than you?<p>For months, our Voices column has been exploring destinations around the world through the people who call them home. But …

Living in: Venice

In this living, breathing, sinking city, residents enjoy dreamlike canal settings, peerless Gothic and Renaissance architecture and masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto.<p>Venice is one of those places that everyone has seen before they visit. The green canals and famous bridges; the warmly coloured</i> …

Packing secrets from savvy travellers

We searched Quora.com to find out what common items veteran jetsetters pack that rookies do not, and got a suitcase full of answers.<p>Most seasoned travellers tend to pack light. After all, who wants to be weighed down with a load of luggage on a trip? But what these veterans lack in quantity they …

Mini guide to Sicily's beaches

Archaeological sites and Arab-influenced culture will please a traveller's intellectual side, but when it is time to kick back, golden sand and azure waters await.<p>With its Arab-influenced culture and cuisine, archaeological sites and varied landscapes, Sicily and its nearby Aeolian Islands keeps …

Business trip: Copenhagen

Ranked as the easiest place in Europe to do business, this compact, walkable and easy-to-navigate Danish city might be the best city in the world for a work trip.<p>Copenhagen may be the best city in the world for a business trip.<p>It is compact, walkable and easy to navigate. The travel time between …

Bucharest’s new Old City

A decade of refurbishment has resulted in a charming, walkable quarter with enough sights to keep you occupied for the day and enough bars and clubs to ensure you never have to sleep.<p>Travellers often only give the Romanian capital, Bucharest, a passing glance on their way to the more storied …

In Canada, a competition for the best bee beard

When it comes to summertime festivals, no event is quite as buzzworthy as Ontario's Clovermead Bee Beard Competition.<p>When it comes to summertime festivals, no event is quite as buzzworthy as the Clovermead Bee Beard Competition.<p>Held this year on 27 July at the Clovermead Apiary in the town of …

How to avoid mobile roaming costs

Mobile providers often charge high rates for data usage and phone calls while on holiday, but there are alternative ways to reduce incurring extra fees.<p>Mobile providers often charge high rates for data usage and phone calls while on holiday, but there are alternative ways to reduce incurring extra …

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Outlet alternatives to duty-free shopping

A luxury Chicago mall is the latest business to successfully offer a convenient and affordable way to spend a long layover.<p>Soon, travellers with a layover in Chicago will be able to spend time dining and shopping outside their terminal, without fretting about missing their connection.<p>The Fashion …

Pt 1: Riding the waves in Madagascar

Few places on Earth enjoy the constant wind that is present at Sakalava Bay, making it a kite surfer’s dream.

What airline pilots won't tell you

Beyond telling you the flight time, weather and commenting on the seatbelt sign, pilots are not known for being too chatty – until now.<p>“This is your captain speaking”, is a commonly heard refrain by air travellers, but beyond the flight time, weather and comments about the seatbelt sign, pilots are …

How to access exclusive airline lounges

The world’s premium airline lounges usually admit only business class flyers, but some economy ticketholders are finding a way inside.<p>The world’s premium airline lounges usually admit only business class flyers, but some economy ticketholders are finding a way inside.<p><b>Related video: Is it time for</b> …

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The Most (and Least) Effective Keywords in Email Subject Lines

Emails with the word "alert" in their subject lines have a 38.1% higher than average open rate and 61.8% higher click rate, according to a recent …

7 Ways to Get Smart(er) - Copyblogger

In the marketplace of products, services, and content, life is like a crowded New York City street … your prospect is one of seven million people …

Twitter Goes Gaga Over the Royal Baby

In case your mother hasn't woken you up with Royal Baby updates, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge went into labor early Monday morning.<p>Unless you're Pippa …

Not Pinterested, Thanks: Get Your Own Damn Taste

Making money from social media is tricky business. When it comes to profiting off what people share, there’s a line between tasteful and tacky, between inspired and creepy. Although Pinterest is proceeding cautiously on this front—and with good reason—some of its knockoffs are racing to commoditize …

3 Reasons You Shouldn't Sweat Email Unsubscribes - Copyblogger

Do you take it personally when someone unsubscribes from your list?<p>You’re a smart content marketer, and you know that building a qualified list of …

4 Ways to Use Social Media to Generate Leads

Shares 7K<p>Do you use social media to generate inbound leads for your business?<p>Are you unsure about where and how to focus your efforts to meet your …

6 Simple Ways to Make a Good First Impression Online - Copyblogger

You’ve heard it before, I know. You have seconds — <i>seconds</i> — to make a good first impression with your brand.<p>Depending on who you ask it might be …

10 Things You Need To Know About Google's New Chromecast

Google’s push for the living room got a fuel injection yesterday when the company revealed its Chromecast streaming stick.<p><b>See also:</b> <b>5 Ways Chromecast Grew Up This Year</b><p>The compact dongle can push Web video, music and pics from the cloud to your television. But the really big deal is that you can …

26/7/2013

en_GB<p>article<p>Welcome to The Marketing Week, your guide to the good, the bad and the ugly in the marketing industry over the last seven …

Pinterest Now Tracks Everybody by Default, but You Can Opt Out

Pinterest will now compile profiles of people who visit sites that contain Pinterest buttons, so their social bookmarking experience can be …