14 Major Travel Scams to Avoid

14 Major Travel Scams to Avoid

On my first big non-tour trip, I got scammed twice on the same day. My friend Scott and I had just arrived in Thailand. We were in Bangkok trying to find a boat cruise to take us up and down the Chao Phraya River. A taxi driver suggested this one company; we went there, and found out that an hour-long tour was only $30 USD. Not even thinking about whether that was a deal or not, we agreed. To us — still thinking about prices back home — that offer…

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WeChat beats Google to the punch, releases apps that don't need downloading or installing

WeChat beats Google to the punch, releases apps that don't need downloading or installing

A jewelry buyer posting her latest goods on WeChat. Image: Ke yi/Imaginechina By Yi Shu Ng2017-01-10 09:30:34 UTC Click on a link in China’s top messaging app, WeChat, and you’ll be taken to a rich app-like experience, but without needing to download or install anything. Tencent, WeChat’s maker, on Monday released “mini programs” (Apple wouldn’t allow the word “app” to be used, it seems.) The new mini programs work within the messaging app, and the early crop at launch include a Prisma-like photo editing app, a Pomodoro Timer productivity app,…

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