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  • How the Ultra Wealthy Say ‘I Love You’

    The Taj Mahal was built as a love letter. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 to honor his teenage bride, who had died in childbirth, its construction involved the work of 22,000 laborers and a thousand elephants. The Indian monument still stands as perhaps the world’s greatest display of affection.

    To which we say, game on.

    While today’s ultra-wealthy may not be commissioning timeless monuments to show how much they love their spouses, they are producing extravagant epics in the form of over-the-top, hyper-personalized vacations. In conversations with a half-dozen travel agents and celebrity-event producers who specialize

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  • This Will Be ‘The Next Big Thing,’ According to Richard Branson

    Supersonic jetliner travel, which ended more than a decade ago with the Concorde, will make a comeback and transform the aviation industry in coming years, according to billionaire Richard Branson.

    “The next big thing, hopefully in my lifetime, will be supersonic travel coming back and people traveling around the world in next to no time,” Branson told Bloomberg Television in an interview in Washington Tuesday. “And hopefully in a relatively environmentally friendly way.”

    Branson’s Virgin Galactic is already working with Boom Technology Inc. on its supersonic jet, and Japan Airlines Co. in December took an option to buy as many

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  • Modern Peoples Jeep rolled out in Cebu

    The Queen City of the South recently witnessed the launch of 55 units of modern Peoples Jeep as part of the country’s public utility vehicle modernization program.

    The state-of-the-art jeeps, which will ply key routes around Metro Cebu, will use the all-new Durabus Zhongtong Class 2 which is compliant with the Philippine National Standards of the Department of Trade and Industry.

    Modern Peoples Jeep rolled out in Cebu

    A project of the Cebu People’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CPMPC), the rollout is by far the biggest launch in line with the implementation of the nationwide transport modernization program.

    Peoples Jeep

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  • Flight Upgrade: These 2 Words Could Land You in First Class

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  • United Airlines Might Replace Employee Bonuses With a Lottery

    United Airlines is eyeing a plan to end quarterly performance bonuses for its employees, replacing them instead with something a bit more unconventional: a lottery-style drawing, with prizes including cash, cars, and vacations.

    According to a report from the Chicago Business Journal, the new program was announced in a memo sent by President Scott Kirby on Friday.

    “As we look to continue improving, we took a step back and decided to replace the quarterly operational bonus and perfect attendance programs with an exciting new rewards program called ‘core4 Score Rewards’,” the memo read in part. A United spokesperson told … Read More