Space Tourism Is a Waste

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Jeff Bezos, the richest man on Earth, will head into suborbital space on Tuesday. He’ll be the second billionaire to take such a journey this month, getting narrowly beat out by Richard Branson, who recently took an hour-long rocket trip to the edge of space.

Lynkey wants to transform Vietnam’s real estate and tourism with blockchain

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LynKey plans to combine the luxury resort and tourism businesses with blockchain to transform the property ecosystem in Vietnam. Read More. Commerce Consumer Entrepreneur technology blockchain category-/Finance/Investing Cindy Tran Dinis Guarda LynKey NFTs real estate


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Iceland Skewers Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse With New Tourism Ad

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Iceland released a new tourism ad on Thursday, poking fun at Facebook’s (sorry, Meta ’s) recent promises for how we’re all going to live in the future.

Virgin Galactic Chairman Cashes Out Entire Personal Stake in Space Tourism Company

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The chairman of space tourism company Virgin Galactic, Chamath Palihapitiya, has sold his entire personal stake in the company for $211 million, according to a new regulatory filing with the SEC made public on Friday and first noticed by Bloomberg News.

E3 2021's in-person event has been canceled, according to city tourism board


Resetera user Rösti discovered a special meeting schedule for the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development on the city's official website.

Virgin Galactic offers a peek inside SpaceShipTwo in VR, making its case in the space tourism race


This comes amid a rivalry with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and fellow billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX for shares of a space tourism market that’s expected to grow to $3 billion annually by 2030.

Amazon jumps into virtual tourism, offering live one-on-one experiences around the world


At left, Hongying Tang of HQ Tourism Services points to the Saint Lawrence River during a virtual tour of Quebec City as part of the Amazon Explore beta. This is the evolution of tourism, at least in Amazon’s world.

The future of travel and tourism: safe adventures, real-time guidance, and new frontiers

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Last week, as part of the ongoing weekly future series on the Morning Show, I spoke about the future of travel and tourism. A massive rise in sustainable tourism , with low impact hotels and activities and the opportunity to observe rare species. Medical tourism continuing to grow, supported by ageing populations and soaring costs of medical attention in developed countries.

Saudi Arabia Is Building a Tourism Resort Based on an Oil Rig to Try to Make Destroying the Planet Cool

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It seems that the world’s largest oil producing countries will stop at nothing to keep drilling, despite the fact that doing so aggravates climate change and its devastating effects. Oil-producing heavyweight Saudi Arabia recently unveiled a new tactic: making oil rigs look cool. Read more.

SpaceX Starship Ticket Holder Teases 'Big Update' for March 2

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Japanese Billionaire Making a Stop on the ISS Before His Big Trip to the Moon on Elon's Rocket

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Space Perspective raises $40M for balloons that can take people into space

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Defeat of Bathroom Bill Saved $7.4 Billion Tourism Economy, Says VisitDallas CEO


Jones predicted that if the bathroom bill had passed, it would have crippled the Texas tourism economy. Billion Tourism Economy, Says VisitDallas CEO appeared first on Smart Meetings. More than 26.7 million people visited Dallas in 2016, adding an estimated $7.4 billion to the city’s economy. Event professionals bring their groups for the world-class restaurants, museums and super-sized facilities. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center alone offers more than 1 million sq. of space.

Japanese Billionaire Who Bought Tickets on SpaceX's Starship Announces 8 Seats Are Up for Grabs

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Alternative trails, alerts and more: Washington state recreation app rolling out this spring


A new Washington state app for recreation opportunities and trails will debut this spring, the state’s tourism organization announced Wednesday. Civic Dharma Maps State of Washington Tourism TREAD

Virgin Galactic Aborts New Mexico Launch Because of Rocket Motor Issues

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Nearly two years after its last flight, Virgin Galactic—the space tourism venture founded by Richard Branson, another billionaire who loves space—aborted the scheduled test launch of its SpaceShipTwo commercial aircraft into suborbital space today because of an issue with its rocket motor.

Airbnb Will Hide Guests’ First Names in Oregon Until Bookings Are Confirmed to Fight Discrimination

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Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity Nails Its First Space Flight in Two Years

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How to Watch the Launch of the First All-Private Mission to the ISS

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The first wholly privately funded and crewed mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to blast off from Kennedy Space Center on Friday. You can watch the action live right here. Read more.

Airbnb's Pandemic Party-Blocking Spree Rages On

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Virgin Galactic Gets Official Clearance to Start Flying Paying Customers to Space

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An upgraded FAA operators license now allows Virgin Galactic to include paying customers on its space flights, in what is a major milestone for the company and also the nascent space tourism sector.

Airbnb Will Provide Free Temporary Stays for 100,000 Ukrainian Refugees

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FAA Says Jeff Bezos Counts as an Astronaut After All

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Citing the rise of space tourism, the Federal Aviation Administration has decided to end its Commercial Space Astronaut Wings Program, the regulator announced in a press release last Friday.

Big Rocket Energy: Pete Davidson Scores Free Seat on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Flight

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A crew of six, including Pete Davidson of Saturday Night Live , will attempt to venture past the Kármán line on March 23 aboard a Blue Origin rocket. Read more.

Tom Hanks Says He's Not Paying Jeff Bezos $28 Million for a Few Minutes In Space

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Malfunctioning Toilet Triggered an Alarm During SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Mission

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The FAA Changed Its Definition of 'Astronaut' on the Same Day Jeff Bezos Went to Space

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It’s a no-go: ‘SNL’ comedian Pete Davidson scrubs Blue Origin suborbital space ride


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Space-Addicted Billionaire Books Three More Flights With SpaceX

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Jared Isaacman, mission commander for the first all-private trek to Earth orbit, can’t get enough of space. The billionaire space tourist has purchased three new flights with SpaceX, including one that could launch later this year. Read more.

Unlike Airbnb, Vrbo Reportedly Won't Cancel D.C. Bookings During Inauguration Week

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More Than 130 People Dead in India After Monsoon Rains Lead to Flooding and Landslides

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Jeff Bezos Dick Rocket Goes on Sale for $69 in Scale Model Form

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Jeff Bezos: Future Humans 'Will Visit the Earth the Way You Visit Yellowstone'

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Blue Origin Employees Claim Jeff Bezos’s Rocket Company Is Sexist, Toxic, and Lax About Flight Safety

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A scathing essay written by nearly two dozen current and former Blue Origin employees paints a grim picture of work conditions at the company and how the burgeoning space race among billionaires is compromising flight safety. Read more.

Jeff Bezos: So Long, and Thanks for Making Me Rich

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$28 Million Ticket-Holder for Jeff Bezos’s Flight to Space Suddenly Has Something Better to Do

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The person who paid $28 million for a seat to the edge of space with billionaire Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos on one of his Blue Origin rockets has decided they have better things to do. Read more.

How to Watch Virgin Galactic Launch Billionaire Richard Branson to Space on Sunday

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Blue Origin Wants In on Luxury Space Real Estate

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Dutch Teen Who Went to Space With Jeff Bezos Told Him He’s Never Bought Anything on Amazon

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Airbnb Would Just Love It if You Could Just Postpone Your Orgy Until Next Year

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William Shatner Will Ride Jeff Bezos’s Rocket to Space

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How to Watch William Shatner Boldly Go Where No Shatner Has Gone Before

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Flights Allowed to Resume After FAA Probe

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