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Whatever Happened to ‘Don't Get in a Car With Strangers?’
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January 20, 2018 via Bloomberg

On the morning of March 26, 2018, my colleague Yoolim Lee ordered a Grab ride in Singapore. Within hours, she was lying in hospital with a fractured vertebrae and a vertebral artery dissection.

Her story, published in the Jan. 19 edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, is the result of what happens when a deeply personal incident collides with journalistic curiosity. Lee’s tale also brings to the fore something about the ride-hailing industry that’s been sitting in the subconscious of many executives, regulators and consumers: What about safety?

Uber Technogies Inc. co-founder Travis Kalanick became famous for ignoring regulations in order to plow head first into new markets. The old ways, the thinking went, were outmoded. Traditional taxi operators were mere monopolies, and consumers deserved to have more choice and lower prices.'s ConvergeBlog
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Increasing Risk of Infectious Disease Due to Globalization

January 4, 2019 via WorldAware
As a result, time and distance serve as natural protective barriers against infectious disease. However, due to globalization and modern modes of transportation of both people and goods, distance and time offer progressively less protection against the spread of infectious disease.
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Cyber Security Through The Eyes Of A Traveller

Via International SOS

The ubiquity of the cloud, WiFi networks and cheaper roaming charges enable travellers to be connected throughout their journey – but also present opportunities for cyber threat actors to target new technologies, which are often built with limited or no security.
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2019 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook
January 2019 via Deloitte

A strong economy, rising global consumer purchasing power, and digital innovation have all fueled record growth in the travel and hospitality industry. But there are still several challenges that could throw the industry off course in 2019. What are the biggest trends likely to shape hospitality, airlines, cruises, and ground transportation in the year ahead?
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