The Titanic II, a Replica of Original Titanic, Expected to Set Sail in 2022

In an era full of remakes, remasters, and nostalgia trips, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announced that a replica ocean liner of the RMS Titanic, faithfully named the Titanic II, is expected to set sail in 2022. The Titanic II was first announced in 2012 by Palmer, a businessman and chairman of Blue Star Line, but the building of the ship had been delayed due to money troubles and conflicts with the Chinese government, leading them to halt its production. Development also stirred up controversy after it was revealed that another…

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Airbnb is Investing in Africa

Home-sharing platform Airbnb is investing $1 million to promote and support community-led tourism projects in Africa. Airbnb will host the Africa Travel Summit at the Guga S’thebe Arts and Culture Center in Langa, Cape Town from September 11th through September 13th. One hundred and seventy delegates will examine more possibilities for tourism and technology for the African continent. Hosting the event gives Airbnb a chance to both empower communities and expand its marketplace. Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s global head of public policy and public affairs, stated: “With Africa poised to become an…

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Contiki Tours is Adding Africa to Its Traveling List

Contiki is a travel company which takes 18 to 35-year-olds on over 300 tours across 50 countries. Well regarded in the travel industry, Contiki prides itself on offering tours virtually anywhere. The company’s trips include remote voyages through Peru, beaches in Thailand, and picturesque bike tours through Amsterdam. After listening to customer feedback, the company has decided to add a few more destinations to its list: East and South Africa. Contiki will now take travelers to South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. Adventurous individuals will now have the opportunity to…

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Navy Pier Flyover Has Been Delayed

For Columbia College Chicago Students, Kate Lichter and Paola Lizarraga Cuaron, the Navy Pier Flyover delay is a great inconvenience. The two roommates are frequent pedestrians on the Lakefront trail. They expressed confusion when told that the project will be delayed until 2019. After a decade of planning and construction, there were unforeseen structural repairs. “I think it’s kind of crazy that they didn’t plan well enough,” Kate Lichter, 19, of Des Moines said, “It [the flyover] will make things easier, so I don’t have to maneuver around everything and…

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TSA currently considering cost-saving measures due in 2020

According to a CNN report, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently considering to apply several cost-saving measures in the near future. One of the ones consisted in eliminating screening at over 150 medium to small-sized airports across the U.S. Although the news caused for controversy when the first reports were released, it has been confirmed that it would not be the only strategy taken. Altogether, the TSA is planning to save over 300$ million by the end of the current administration. Among the measures are projects to reduce full-time…

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