Mapping the Sounds of Political Protest Around the World

A new project called “Cities and Memory” focuses on using sounds from protests starting from 1991. The project will uses the sounds of protests, outside noises, voices and bells to help the listener feel as though they are standing in time at that precise moment in history, and feel as though they belong with other protesters in that moment. Key...

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Merlin Hints At Interest In Buying SeaWorld’s Busch Gardens

A company called Merlin is attempting to purchase Sea World due to struggles Sea World has been having recently. Despite Sea World’s issues with breeding killer whales and other problems, Merlin is interested in that it feels the venture could be lucrative. Merlin, a UK-based company, has successfully dealt itself with the challenges of terrorist threats,...

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Air Berlin Files for Bankruptcy as Etihad Pulls Funding

Air Berlin has filed for bankruptcy protection after funding was pulled. That is a major blow and negative news for the storied airliner. Passengers will be disappointed and financial backers will have to look somewhere else. Lufthansa remains the biggest airliner in Germany, but it did face competition. The market will certainly be undergoing some changes...

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Celine Dion Is The Ultimate Hockey Mom Cheering On Her Son During A Game!

Singing star turned hockey mom Celine Dion is cheering her hockey player son, and ahving a good time doing so. She wore a jersey with his name on it, and was cheering and hollering during the game. Other fans took videos of the singer dancing and hollering in support of her son and his team. Celine Dion Is The Ultimate Hockey Mom Cheering On Her Son During...

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Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

TripAdvisor is expected to release its financial earnings information on Tuesday. Analysts are awaiting the results, however, TripAdvisor has recently returned to television advertising and it will be interesting to see if this yields a profit for the company. TripAdvisor currently holds a strong second place spot in travel industry share ratings, behind Expedia...

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Freeway Park in Seattle, Washington

Sometimes the best of ideas just don’t pan out. Seattle’s Freeway Park is one such example. Built in July 4, 1976 as part of the bicentennial celebration, it was meant to be an innovative approach to build a structure above a sunken freeway. Composed mainly of concrete it was not seen as a welcoming approach to Seattle. The planted greenery eventually...

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Albania Competes for Visitors by Splashing Out on Scuba Diving Industry

The country of Albania is competing for visitors by splashing out on the scuba diving industry. Albania is expecting their tourist numbers to shoot up this year by fifteen percent. To keep that going, it is going to need to be creative. Swimming in the waters there, you can find tons of hidden treasures under the sea. Key Takeaways:Albania has plans to up...

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Trivago Urges Independent Hotels to Get More Involved in Digital Marketing

Trivago is urging independent hotels to get much more involved in digital marketing. Trivago is a hotel search company and it faces a tough calculus when it comes to convincing independent hotels to list inventory on its marketplace. The new strategy that Trivago has come up with is to appeal to independent hotels with marketing tools. Trivago Urges Independent...

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Pot Tourism Hasn’t Changed the Oregon Economy But It’s an Ancillary Service

Since Oregon has legalized marijuana it is really upping the tourism game creatively. Vendors are setting up shop near the coasts for the tourists. People from all over the world are popping into the dispensaries to check them out. Some hosts even leave food in the hotel rooms for their guests when they get the munchies. Pot Tourism Hasn’t Changed the Oregon...

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