The city of Seoul and Seoul Tourism Organization announced Monday a special EXO-themed Seoul tour pass for foreign visitors will go on sale on Aug. 20. The special edition of the Discovery Seoul Pass comes with images of the EXO bandmates. There are 10 different versions, including solo shots of the eight bandmates and two group photos. Read also: EXO selected as face of Korea The special edition of the Discovery Seoul Pass comes with images of the EXO bandmates. (Seoul Metropolitan Government/File) The city plans to issue 1,000 Discovery Seoul Pass cards priced at 39,900 won ($35) each. The special discount pass, designed for non-Koreans visiting Seoul, allows card holders to enter as many as 36 tourism sites free of charge and get discounts for 30 attractions within 24 hours of the first entry. Preorders of the pass will be available from Aug. 7 in the Discover Seoul Pass website. Only those who receive a confirmation email will be able to buy the EXO-themed pass at SM Town … [Read more...] about Seoul to issue special EXO-themed edition of city tour pass
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By SHIVANI VORA The New York Times Sat., July 7, 2018 Summer is a popular time for beach vacations, but if you’re not into sun and sand, why not consider a ski getaway instead? In parts of the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s winter, the slopes beckon. Valle Nevado, which is 90 minutes from Santiago, Chile, has access to 7,000 acres of terrain and is one of the largest ski resorts in South America. The resort offers weeklong ski packages at three different hotels from the end of June to the end of September. At the two-star Hotel Tres Puntas, rates begin at $1,386 (U.S.) a person, and at the Hotel Puerta del Sol, they begin at $1,600 a person. At the Hotel Valle Nevado, they begin at $2,205 a person. These prices include lift tickets and breakfast and dinner. Book by emailing [email protected] or by calling the resort at 844-657-0466. Three- and five-night packages are also available. Read more: Article Continued Below Chile is a gorgeous, … [Read more...] about Why not a summer vaction skiing in the Southern Hemisphere?
Business Honolulu could become the first U.S. city to limit fares ride-hailing companies can charge when demand spikes, following a city council vote on Wednesday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper reported. 07 Jun 2018 03:35PM Bookmark REUTERS: Honolulu could become the first U.S. city to limit fares ride-hailing companies can charge when demand spikes, following a city council vote on Wednesday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper reported.Ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc use a model known as "surge pricing" in which the fare for a ride rises when factors such as rush hour and bad weather increase demand for the service.The practice could be limited in the future in Hawaii's largest city after the Honolulu City Council approved by a 6-3 vote a bill requiring city officials to cap surge pricing by ride-hailing companies, the newspaper reported.For the bill to become law, however, it still needs to be signed by the Mayor Kirk … [Read more...] about Honolulu lawmakers pass ‘surge pricing’ cap for ride-hailing companies
Sujinda Cherdchai, who represents inter-regional bus operators in Thailand, told government officials this week that without any government support her industry has two options: higher fares or cutting services for some routes. One day later, the government, faced with sluggish domestic demand and high household debt, said it will use money from the 30 billion baht ($933.7 million) state oil fund, which is separate from the central budget, to subsidise fuel prices. "If retail oil prices rise 1 baht, the fund will help 0.50 baht," Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan said on Tuesday. A tough balancing act between scaling down business, passing some rising costs to consumers and government interventions through subsidies or excise duty cuts is taking place across Asia, which is by far the worst-hit region by a surge in oil prices to around $80 per barrel, a level not seen since 2014. Growth, budgets and inflation levels are at risk. In the Philippines, which scrapped fuel subsidies and its … [Read more...] about Slower growth, higher prices or more subsidies: Asia’s oil-related trilemma
MANILA – Concert promoter MMI Live on Friday announced the ticket prices for Sam Smith’s upcoming concert in Manila. Tickets will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. on April 11 via SM Tickets. General admission tickets cost P2,120 each, while VIP passes are priced at P17,600 each. The Manila stop of Smith’s “The Thrill of It All” world tour will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on October 5. The man behind the popular songs “Lay Me Down” and “Money on My Mind” last held a concert in Manila in 2015. … [Read more...] about News Ticket prices for Sam Smith’s Manila concert announced