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Starbucks celebrates 99% ethically sourced coffee

On 9 September 2017, participating Starbucks store teams celebrated the group's position in 99% ethical sourcing, by writing 99 on customers' cups...

11 Sep 2017

FRANCE to loosen grip on hotel prices in France, Italy, Sweden

PARIS, FRANCE: Hotel reservation site will allow hoteliers in France, Italy and Sweden to charge cheaper prices elsewhere after legal challenges, the French competition authority said Tuesday...

22 Apr 2015


Worthless extortion demand against Domino's Pizza

PARIS, FRANCE: Domino's Pizza refused to cave in to a €30,000 extortion demand by hackers who claimed they had stolen the personal data of 600,000 of its customers.

18 Jun 2014


Simple life - but mobile phones remain

PARIS, FRANCE: At a remote spot deep in the French countryside, Britons Bob and Diane Kirkwood have created an eco-friendly refuge that is like taking a step back in time.

8 Aug 2013


Luxury villas in France: Holiday homes for great holidays

When you think of having your holiday in a luxury villa, you imagine a lavish home with spacious rooms and shrouded by amazing beauty of nature, right? Most probably, a picture of immaculate shoreline with glimmering blue waters may also comes to mind.

By Will Smith 20 Feb 2013


NZ set to reap millions from RWC final weekend

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand stands to reap a US$62.8 million* windfall from the Rugby World Cup 2011 final weekend, according to MasterCard Research.

21 Oct 2011


Tokyo maintains brand image, despite earthquake and tsunami

TOKYO, JAPAN: In the aftermath of Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident, the city of Tokyo has seen no significant erosion to its city image according to the 2011 Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index study.

27 Jul 2011


Travel & tourism report focuses on moving beyond the downturn

ANDORRA: Switzerland, Germany and France have the most attractive environments for developing the travel and tourism industry, according to the fourth Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, just released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 (GTF) held in Andorra. Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Spain and Singapore complete the top 10.

9 Mar 2011


Café culture outpacing boozy Britain

LONDON, UK: A new café or table-service restaurant will open in the UK for every pub and bar that closes over the next three years, finds independent market analyst Datamonitor.

24 Aug 2010