US hotels slash their prices to attract tourists after Trump becomes president

AUSTRALIANS could bag themselves a bargain holiday in the United States this year — thanks to Donald Trump. American hotels and airlines are slashing their prices to attract customers, after tourism slumped following the reality star’s election as president in January, according to the head of Expedia. As reported in The Sun, Dara Khosrowshahi, the online travel company’s chief executive, warned...

North America Online Payment Methods: Full Year 2016

LONDON, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Online shoppers in North America prefer to pay with plastic cards, per new yStats.com publication The well-known credit card companies, American Express, MasterCard and Visa far outpace other payment methods such as online debits and E-Wallets in North American E-Commerce, according to sources cited in the yStats.com report. Considering the two countries together,...

‚Beauty And The Beast‘ in record $174.8m North America bow

MARCH 20 UPDATE: Live-action fantasy starring Emma Watson races to $357.1m worldwide debut. Beauty And The Beast soared into the record books thanks to a confirmed $174.8m debut in an astonishing launch that marked the biggest debut in nearly a year. The live-action fantasy scored the biggest bow in history for a PG film, the biggest Disney live-action release, the sixth biggest North American debut,...

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

The last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and the University of Colorado Boulder. The Barnes Ice Cap, a Delaware-sized feature on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, is melting at a rapid pace, driven by increased greenhouse gases in...

Hughes Network Systems Is Launching High-Speed Satellite Internet For North America

According to the FCC, about 48 million households in the U.S. have internet speeds of less than 25Mbps – that’s about 46% of total internet installations in people’s homes. Which means that a lot of internet services that many take for granted can become prohibitively slow in a good chunk of the country. In part, that’s because of technology – it takes time (and money)...

THE END OF THE IDEA OF NORTH AMERICA

North America has long been a geographic term, not a political or a cultural designation. But, in the twenty-five years since the institution of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it has come to seem not entirely delusional to think that North America might be a real entity, one whose peaceful northern border simply dissipates into the Arctic, and whose fractious southern border is in the middle...

Tesla is doubling the number of Supercharger locations in North America

Tesla will double the number of Supercharger locations in North America in 2017, the company revealed today in its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company currently has 2,636 Superchargers at 373 locations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and plans to have twice as many locations open by the end of 2017. Tesla’s Supercharging network allows owners of its Model S and Model X vehicles...

STARBUCKS TO LAUNCH LIMITED-TIME MACCHIATOS IN NORTH AMERICA

Starbucks will add two limited-edition macchiato beverages at stores in the US and Canada from tomorrow. The new coconut milk mocha macchiato is a hot beverage featuring espresso shots poured over steamed coconut milk and combined with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce. The drink is then finished with caramel sauce and a swirl of mocha sauce. It is joined by new iced cinnamon almond milk macchiato,...

Stagecoach sells off US sightseeing tour firm

Perth public transport giant Stagecoach has offloaded its stake in troubled US city bus tours company Twin America. The group has confirmed it has sold its its interest in the sightseeing tours joint venture for an undisclosed sum. Stagecoach North America’s stake in the company – which comprised of 60% of the economic rights and 50% of the voting rights – has been acquired by its joint venture...

Top airports in North America are …

Portland, Oregon is a coffee town, and its airport reflects that obsession with caffeine. Local favorites Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Portland Roasting Coffee share real estate along the concourses with Peets and Starbucks. Going local is one of the ways Portland’s airport distinguishes itself from other airports around the continent, and clearly it’s working: Portland was ranked the...