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Hotels become heavily reliant on online travel agencies to sell rooms
Travel

Hotels become heavily reliant on online travel agencies to sell rooms

All hotels have to cooperate with online travel agents (OTA) to sell hotel reservations. However, many of them are seeking ways to find guests directly and escape heavy reliance on the sites.

Tourism agencies see hot growth of Chinese and Korean markets
Travel

Tourism agencies see hot growth of Chinese and Korean markets

The tourism sector’s target of receiving 13 million foreign travelers in 2017 is within reach as more Chinese and South Korean visitors are coming to Vietnam.

Travel agencies offer big discounts at Hanoi int'l travel mart
Travel

Travel agencies offer big discounts at Hanoi int'l travel mart

EN VietNamNet - Many travel agencies, such as Hanoi Redtour and Saigontourist, have unveiled their promotion programmes designed for the upcoming Vietnam International Travel Mart 2017 (VITM 2017),

VN, US travel agencies to jointly promote tourism
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VN, US travel agencies to jointly promote tourism

EN VietNamNet - Vietnamese and US travel companies are set to sign an agreement to boost tourism co-operation.

Gorsuch hearings: Should agencies – or courts – decide the law?
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Gorsuch hearings: Should agencies – or courts – decide the law?

Yahoo News There are several elephants in the room where senators are grilling Judge Neil Gorsuch this week. One of those proverbial pachyderms was present courtesy of the aspiring Supreme Court

Japanese Embassy in Vietnam launches visa application through accredited agencies
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Japanese Embassy in Vietnam launches visa application through accredited agencies

EN VietNamNet - Vietnamese people can now submit their visa application for travel to Japan via 14 travel agencies across the country which have been authorised by the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam

Russia's Lavrov to discuss Ukraine at talks with Tillerson: agencies
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Russia's Lavrov to discuss Ukraine at talks with Tillerson: agencies

Yahoo News MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will discuss Ukraine and other topics during talks in Bonn on Thursday, deputy Foreign

Turkish travel agencies consider foray into Southeast Asia
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Turkish travel agencies consider foray into Southeast Asia

Bao Moi - Turkish and other Balkan Peninsula travel agencies said they are considering adding tours over the next few years to many Southeast Asian, a move that could be a boon for tourism in

Aid agencies sound alarm over freezing Balkans weather as migrant deaths reported
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Aid agencies sound alarm over freezing Balkans weather as migrant deaths reported

Yahoo News By Astrid Zweynert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of migrants are at risk of freezing to death in Europe after heavy snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures hit Greece and

U.S. spy agencies detail Russia’s role in boosting Trump
Politics

U.S. spy agencies detail Russia’s role in boosting Trump

Yahoo News Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in the Hall of the Order of St. George during a meeting on December, 26, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered

Who hacked? Trump challenges intel agencies he'll oversee
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Who hacked? Trump challenges intel agencies he'll oversee

Yahoo News WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday escalated his blunt public challenge to the U.S. intelligence agencies he will soon oversee, appearing to embrace WikiLeaks

VN travel agencies said to manipulate Google Maps
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VN travel agencies said to manipulate Google Maps

Bao Moi - Google Maps abused by rivals to divert clients: travel agencies

FBI analysis fingers Russian spy agencies for U.S. election hacks
Tech

FBI analysis fingers Russian spy agencies for U.S. election hacks

Yahoo News - By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI squarely blamed Russian intelligence services on Thursday for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, releasing the most definitive

Putin says Syrian regime, rebels have signed truce deal: agencies
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Putin says Syrian regime, rebels have signed truce deal: agencies

Yahoo News Moscow (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced that the Syrian regime and rebels had signed a ceasefire deal and agreed to start peace talks.

Police evacuate three Moscow railway stations after bomb threat: agencies
World

Police evacuate three Moscow railway stations after bomb threat: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police in Moscow have evacuated almost 3,000 people from three different railway stations after receiving an anonymous bomb threat, Russian news agencies reported on Monday. The

Plane with body of slain Russian envoy lands in Moscow: agencies
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Plane with body of slain Russian envoy lands in Moscow: agencies

Moscow (AFP) - A Russian plane carrying the body of the ambassador assassinated in Turkey landed on Tuesday in Moscow, where he was to be honoured in a ceremony, news agencies said.

Russia confirms its ambassador to Turkey shot and hospitalized: agencies
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Russia confirms its ambassador to Turkey shot and hospitalized: agencies

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed to Russian news agencies on Monday that the Russian ambassador to Ankara, Andrey Karlov, had been gunned down in an attack and

Russian military plane crashes in Siberia, 23 hospitalized: agencies
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Russian military plane crashes in Siberia, 23 hospitalized: agencies

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia, but that nobody had been killed in the accident, Russian news agencies reported. The Defence

Advertising agencies to earn high profits from ads on vehicles
Business

Advertising agencies to earn high profits from ads on vehicles

Unlike the billboard ad sector, which has been quiet since the Ad Law took effect in 2013, the number of s on transport vehicles has been increasing.

Russian FM announces halt in Syrian strikes on Aleppo: news agencies
World

Russian FM announces halt in Syrian strikes on Aleppo: news agencies

Moscow (AFP) - The Syrian army has halted its attacks on Syria's Aleppo to allow for the evacuation of civilians, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

Russian warplane crashes in Mediterranean, pilot safe: agencies
World

Russian warplane crashes in Mediterranean, pilot safe: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian Su-33 warplane crashed while landing on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean, Russian news agencies reported on Monday citing a statement from the

UC's 10 schools will not aid federal agencies on immigration
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UC's 10 schools will not aid federal agencies on immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has made a bold pledge to protect its students who entered the country illegally, saying it will not assist government agencies trying to enforce

Boko Haram attacks hinder aid delivery in southeastern Niger - agencies
World

Boko Haram attacks hinder aid delivery in southeastern Niger - agencies

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A spate of attacks by Boko Haram in southeastern Niger in recent months is hindering the delivery of aid to more than 200,000 people forced

More aid urgently needed as southern Africa hunger crisis deepens:usenv agencies
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More aid urgently needed as southern Africa hunger crisis deepens:usenv agencies

By Alex Whiting ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More funds are urgently needed for a worsening hunger crisis in drought-hit southern Africa that is expected to peak early next year and already

Russia hopes for Trump new approach to Syria crisis: agencies
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Russia hopes for Trump new approach to Syria crisis: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hopes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's new administration will take a new approach to resolving the Syrian crisis, Russian news agencies cited a Russian deputy