Apr 292016
 
Hilton world's top most valuable hotel brand

Hilton has topped the list of the world’s most valuable hotel brands with a value of $7.8 billion, up by a third on last year’s value of $5.8 billion. Hilton is also the most valuable group in the Brand Finance Hotels 50 table with six Hilton Worldwide brands featuring in the top 50, totalling $13.3 billion. Its brand value stands at over $200 million. Marriott joins in at second place with a brand value of $5.3 billion. Although its group has even more brands in […]

Apr 122016
 
Singapore becomes world’s third top financial centre: Survey

Singapore edged past Hong Kong to become the world’s third top financial centre, according to a survey by London-based research firm Z/Yen Group released last Wednesday. Singapore ranks behind London and New York, and two points ahead of Hong Kong on the Global Financial Centres Index. Tokyo came in fifth. Singapore’s two-point lead, is fairly insignificant, according to the report. It came in fourth in the previous survey in September last year, behind Hong Kong. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Apr 072016
 
China to overtake US as world’s top business travel market

This is the year to take stock of the corporate travel sector and the current trends in the Asia-Pacific as the region’s economic outlook continues to dominate global growth. The corporate travel spend in the region reached US$459 billion in 2014, with projected growth of 7.7 per cent in over the next five years. The China market is of particular interest. Despite lower oil prices and a shift away from public sector consumption towards individual consumption, China remains set to overtake the United States as […]

Mar 042016
 
Samsung remains top mobile vendor followed by Micromax

According to new data released Apple shipped more units in India than Xiaomi, meaning it took the sixth spot from the Chinese OEM. However Samsung still remains the top vendor with a near 30% share of the market followed by Micromax which has 14.7% of the market. The data comes from IDC’s monthly city level smartphone tracker of the leading 30 cities in India. The IDC says that these 30 population centers made up over 50% of the entire smartphone market for Q4 2015. Which […]

Feb 202016
 
Apple ranks top as 'World's Most Admired Companies'

Apple has been awarded the top spot on Fortune’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” marking the ninth consecutive win for the Cupertino-based company on the list. After Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and Walt Disney round out the top five spots. The list was whittled down from a collection of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with 500 non-United States companies with revenue reaching, or exceeding, $10 billion. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Feb 182016
 
Santorini emerges as one of the top tourism destinations worldwide

With two million visitors arriving each year — or nearly 10 percent of the total number of tourist arrivals for the whole country — as well as frequent first-place rankings in surveys of favorite holiday destinations, the Greek island of Santorini has emerged as one of the top tourism destinations worldwide. There are currently 75 airlines offering flights to Santorini, with their number rising and flights arriving from dozens of countries, reaching as many as 57 a day during the summer months. Visitors also arrive […]

Feb 042016
 
World's Top Destinations For Romance

More than 14‚000 people living in 195 different countries about their satisfaction with their romantic relationships. Most satisfied with their romantic relationship are people living in Latin American and Asian countries. Ecuador tops the list‚ followed by Costa Rica‚ Malta‚ Israel‚ and the Philippines. The Top 10 Countries to Find Love: 1. Ecuador “Ecuador is the best destination to spend your life together. Expats in Ecuador are also among the least likely to be in a long-distance relationship. With leisure options ranked positively by 94% […]

Feb 032016
 
Coast names in world's most affordable winter holiday destinations

THE Sunshine Coast region has been named in the world’s most affordable winter holiday destinations for Europeans. United Kingdom holiday rentals wesbite Holidaylettings.co.uk released the results of its 24 Most Affordable Places To Chase the Winter Sun survey, with the Sunshine Coast coming in at No.15. Heading the list was Cape Verde while Goa and Penang were also included. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Jan 292016
 
Hong Kong tops as world's most visited city, London second

London has leap-frogged Bangkok and Singapore to be named the second most visited city in the world. Nearly 17.4 million foreigners visited the UK capital in 2014, an increase of 3.6 per cent on the previous year, according to research by travel analysts Euromonito. Hong Kong however, which hosted 27.7 million visitors in 2014, representing an increase of 8.2 per cent, retained top spot in the 100-strong list for the sixth consecutive year. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Jan 212016
 
France ranks world’s top cultural trendsetter

When it comes to offering cultural influence around the globe France was ranked top dog, followed by Italy, in the new study from US News & World Report. “It is difficult to overstate the influence France has on the world, both in the past and today,” reads the report. France is one of the world’s oldest countries, and its reach extends around the globe through science, politics, economics and perhaps above all, culture. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Dec 302015
 
New Year 2016: Top Destinations to Visit On New Year's Eve in India

As 31 December, 2015, when it is time to bid farewell to the past year and welcome a new one, comes closer, people are browsing through the Internet and taking suggestions from party buffs for the right venues to spend the first minutes of 2016. However, there will be those people who would have booked tickets to celebrate the new year out of station. Apart from parties in metropolitan cities, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru, there are several beautiful destinations in India […]

Dec 242015
 
Micromax’a YU Yureka becomes the top searched phone on Google India

Micromax YU Yureka smartphone was the top trending mobile device on Google India in 2015, the global internet search engine giant said. According to Google India’s “2015 Year in Search” results, Micromax and Lenovo smartphones captured three spots each under “Top Trending Mobile Devices” and Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note 5 did not feature in the top 10. Micromax Yu Yureka features a 5.5-inch, 720p high-definition display and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system. It has 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 2 GB RAM and […]

Dec 232015
 
India's Top Cricket Stars Seek Marital Bliss in 2015

Suresh Raina marries Priyanka Chaudhary in April Soon after India’s World Cup campaign ended, middle-order batting mainstay Suresh Raina married childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary in a glittering ceremony. The wedding ceremony was attended by the who’s who of the cricket world including India’s limited-overs captain MS Dhoni, then ICC chairman N. Srinivasan, West Indeis all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming. By the end of 2015, a lot had changed in Raina’s life – his form had dipped siginificantly and he blamed […]

Oct 292015
 
World's Top Celebrity-Owned Hotels

Leonardo DiCaprio: Leo is leading a group of Hollywood celebrities who are launching a $3.2 billion casino-resort in Macau. Get the full story here. The actor is also planning to build an eco-resort off the coast of Belize. He purchased land on an island nearly 10 years ago for $1,75 million. Miranda Lambert: The country singer opened a B&B in her home state of Oklahoma in October 2014. Robert Redford: The actor has owned Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah since 1969. Robert De Niro: The […]