OLYMPIC travel chaos will deliver a financial hammer blow to London, business leaders claimed yesterday.
Blaming the Government for failing to properly prepare companies for the disruption, a report claims that as staff face longer commutes productivity will plummet.
Huge numbers will come to London when the Games start in July causing a massive strain on travel hotspots.
But the survey of 430 firms by MWB Business Exchange found the campaign to encourage commuters to avoid congested areas and work flexibly has not changed attitudes.
Robot prostitutes ‘the future of sex tourism’
Sydney Morning Herald
The future of sex tourism lies in robot prostitutes, two New Zealand researchers have theorised.
Management professor Ian Yeoman, a futurist with an interest in tourism, and sexologist Michelle Mars from Victoria University in Wellington,
New Zealand, have looked to how red light districts might operate in the year 2050.
The futuristic scenario of sex tourism suggests android prostitutes will reign supreme, eliminating the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections in an industry free from sex slavery.
Dutch marijuana businesses fight government plan to block tourists
Dutch coffee shop owners went to court Wednesday in a last ditch bid to block a government plan to stop foreigners from buying marijuana in the Netherlands.
Lawyers representing the coffee shops oppose what would be the most significant change in decades to the country’s famed soft drug tolerance: turning marijuana cafes into “members only” clubs open solely to Dutch residents.
United, American match Delta fare hike
United Airlines and American Airlines have joined Delta Air Lines in attempting to hike some airfares by $10 to $20.
The latest attempt to raise fares is the sixth this year, though only three have been successful, according to online flight comparison site FareCompare.com. Fares typically rise when one carrier raises prices and other airlines follow. If competitors do not follow, the initiator of the increase usually drops back its prices.
Delta on Tuesday raised domestic fares by $10 to $20 roundtrip for last-minute trips, those within seven days of departure. Such fares are usually bought by business travelers, not leisure fliers. United and American followed on Wednesday afternoon.