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How To Leverage Microinfluencers For Your Business

A micro-influencer is an internet personality who has between 2,000 and 100,000 followers, usually on Instagram or YouTube. They typically have a smaller, but more passionate following than celebrities or macroinfluencers, allowing them to provide a human, personal touch that large companies and …

OpenClassrooms raises another $60 million

French startup OpenClassrooms is raising $60 million from General Atlantic, with existing investors Citizen Capital, Alven and Bpifrance also participating.<p>OpenClassrooms is the most popular massive open online course platform in France. But the startup has evolved beyond on-demand courses to …

Profit

The London Cheese Project 2018

The capital is set to be turned into a city of cheese for three days at the end of May. Here’s what’s going on across London and how you can get …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Food

Newly engineered foods. A TV show satirizing Big Ag. Farming practices that reduce greenhouse gases. Here are the companies that are cooking up new ideas and changing how we think about our food.<p>1. Beyond Meat<p><b>For rerouting agriculture’s environmental impact.</b> Meat production, which results in …

Agriculture

Food & Beverage Trends Event 2017-18

Food & Beverage Operations Management 1.3, 1.4

Food and Beverage Server (Episode 43)

North America’s largest Asian-style night market is back

Salivating fans of tornado potatoes, dragon’s beard candy and super-pungent stinky tofu will be flocking to the city just south of Vancouver, British Columbia this month for the 11 May opening of the annual Richmond Night Market.<p>An easy rapid transit hop from downtown Vancouver – then a five-minute …

Electric Scooters May Compete With Bikes — and Cars — on City Streets

Earlier this year, Santa Monica-based startup Bird rolled out an app-based fleet of dockless electric scooters in San Francisco. The city is not its …

Online travel giant Ctrip bets China travellers are in a hurry with backing of US supersonic jet start-up Boom

From Shanghai to Los Angeles in six hours. Or New York to London in a little over three.<p>Supersonic jet travel is not new. Air France and British …

Nearly 3 bln trips recorded during Spring Festival travel rush

China's 40-day Spring Festival travel rush, which concluded Monday this year, witnessed 2.97 billion passenger trips, according to official …

Lower entry fees set to hit operators of China’s biggest tourist spots hardest

Michael Wang is one of hundreds of millions of Chinese tourists to travel within the country each year, exploring its many natural wonders, heritage …

HNA-Backed Chinese Airlines Given Ultimatum to Pay Fuel Bills

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has asked HNA Group Co.’s airline businesses to pay overdue bills, including amounts owed for jet fuel and …

Why Chinese Tourism in Turkey is Taking Off

In 2016, China confidently declared 2018 to be the year of Chinese tourism in Turkey. This massive endorsement is just one of many tourism, business …

Tourism

Chinese Tourists Just Can't Get Enough of Thailand

Tourism is the gift that keeps on giving in Thailand, thanks especially to China.<p>Visitors from the world’s most-populous nation surged to a record …

Canada’s DMOs Kick Off Marketing with China Tourism Year

The Canadian-Chinese Year of Tourism has been kicked off in the last few months with a flurry of announcements by Canadian destination marketing …

Tourism

Boeing Could Be a Big Loser in U.S.-China Tariff Skirmish

Boeing Co., the biggest U.S. exporter, suffered a setback in China after the country proposed an additional 25 percent tariff on U.S. aircraft in a …

The Prospect of China Opening Up Hainan to Gambling Could Impact the Global Travel Industry

In China’s southernmost province of Hainan, inside a glittering skyscraper shaped like a sail, Zeng Xianyun has been waiting for Xi Jinping, in more …

China

Americans Can Now Visit “China’s Hawaii” Without a Visa

The United States is just one of 59 countries that recently received the green light for citizens to visit China‘s Hainan Island without needing a …

Fosun Billionaire's $1.7B Resort Tips More Growth In China Tourism

Shanghai billionaire Guo Guangchang has proven over the years to have a good nose for making money in China. One of his latest projects makes clear that he doesn’t expect the country’s tourism boom to end anytime soon.<p>Guo’s flagship Fosun International on Friday formally opened its first Atlantis …

The 38 Essential Vancouver Restaurants

Ringed by soaring mountains, with gleaming glass skyscrapers reflected in the still waters that surround its downtown core, Vancouver is easy to love, says local food writer Nikki Bayley. Over 40 percent of Vancouver’s residents were born outside of Canada, and the city is home to robust Chinese, …

Is this the beginning of the end of Trump's real estate empire?

The Trump name is being scrubbed off skylines from New York to Toronto to Rio as the brand backfires<p>It takes all of 30 seconds for the doorman at Trump Place to kick me out of the building. “Ma’am, you need to leave,” he says, when I tell him I am a journalist. Then he practically shoves me out the …

Real Estate

China could soon leapfrog US in innovation

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT<p>China has achieved much since 1978, when its reform and opening-up began. In terms of headline economic progress, the …

How This 21-Year-Old Built A Brand With A Cult Following, And What A CMO Can Learn From It

According to a report by Bain & Co., Generation Z consumers have become a main driver of growth in a number of sectors, often outweighing the impact of baby boomers on market trends. Comprised of people born between 1995 and 2010, Gen Zers have flipped traditional marketing, and companies are …

SO HOT RIGHT NOW | Brand New Vancouver Restaurants That Totally Live Up To The Hype

We’ve been keeping track of restaurant openings for a very long time. We try to focus on and follow the construction arcs of the ones we believe are …

Now you can even turn a BMW K100 into a scrambler

Unit Garage is a cult name amongst well-heeled BMW enthusiasts in Europe. The Italian company makes beautifully engineered kits that make modern BMWs look like old ones.<p>If you love your R 1200 R but hanker after 1970s styling, there’s a kit for that. And if you have a modern R 1200 GS but want the …

Motorcycles

Orlando Bloom's custom BMW S1000R

You don’t get many customs based on high-tech, 160 mph roadsters. But this stunning new BMW from Deus has the ‘go’ to match the show.<p>It’s called 4CYL and it belongs to Orlando Bloom—who is a certified custom bike nut and horsepower junkie. The project got rolling when Bloom visited the BMW factory …

Carbon Fiber

25 roads that everyone should drive in their lifetime

Some provide incredible views and others are works of art in their own right.<p>From an oceanside cruise in Hawaii to treacherous hairpin turns in the Swiss Alps, these roads prove that sometimes the journey is much more captivating than the destination.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was written by</i> …

Hiking

Interview: Breathtaking Images of Underwater Life Captured by Freediving Photographers

For nearly 15 years, freediving and photography duo Alex Voyer and Alex Roubaud of Fisheye have been exploring and documenting the stunning depths of the world's oceans. The two friends hit the seas when they're not working at their day jobs in Paris, using their time away from the office to slip …

Extreme Sports

Auto Mechanics Pose Dramatically to Recreate Renaissance Paintings

Photographer Freddy Fabris has paid homage to the great Renaissance master painters using his camera instead of a brush. This unique tribute–aptly called <i>The Renaissance Series–</i>fuses contemporary culture with the dramatic styling of the original portraits. The atypical subjects of the photographer's …

Digital Art