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Emirates Airline CEO issues apology after Dubai flood chaos

People queue at a flight connection desk after a rainstorm hit Dubai, causing delays at the Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2024.  Rula Rouhana | Reuters The CEO of Emirates airline issued an apology letter to customers over the weekend after historic rains in the United Arab Emirates caused record flooding and…

Zurich, Oslo top list of world’s smartest cities

These are the ten smartest cities in the world, according to IMD. Anton Aleksenko | Istock | Getty Images Smart cities in Europe and Asia are gaining ground globally while North American cities have fallen down the ranks, according to the 2024 Smart City Index released April. Of the top 10 smart cities on the…

Why Cape Cod Summer Rentals Could Be Cheaper This Year

During the Covid-19 pandemic, while you were optimistically purchasing (and not using) resistance bands for your (unused) home gym (i.e., closet), rich people were apparently buying second homes on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  A subsequent dip in the supply of available properties sent summer rates for short-term vacation rentals soaring in the popular seaside destination.…

Maharajas’ Express to Palace on Wheels

Luxury trains in India date back to its colonial era, when opulent carriages transported dignitaries, officials and royalty. More trains were built in the 19th century for the country's maharajas and other ruling elites and their families. Following India's independence in 1947, privy purses — or governmental payments to these rulers — ended. Without the…