Tech & Internet


Bitcoin fell more than four percent on Friday after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies to pay for goods and services. Bitcoin tumbled more than four percent on Friday after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets for purchases, citing possible “irreparable” damage and transaction risks. In legislation published […]


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Facebook have partnered to help global destinations make use of the power of digital marketing as they look to welcome tourists back safely. Over the past year, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism has been supporting its Member States on a series of initiatives relating to market intelligence […]


Aiding the visitor experience, mitigating the effects of overtourism and leading to more sustainable management, smart cities are the way forward in post-pandemic travel. Closely aligned with Internet of Things (IoT) technology, smart cities improve the provision and development of urban services through technology. The involvement of smart technologies brings with it a host of […]


The project is being run by the Lufthansa Group in collaboration with several research institutes At Lufthansa Technik’s hangar in Malta, work has recently begun on converting a Lufthansa long-haul Airbus A350-900 named “Erfurt” into the first flying research laboratory. At the hangar, where “the first and most extensive conversion work” was carried out, preparations […]


MIA CEO Alan Borg says reviving air travel requires consumer confidence and suggests an app where visitors could upload COVID-related documents prior to entry into Malta Tourists coming to Malta should be able to upload COVID-related documents in an app for verification by the authorities, the airport CEO has suggested. This would contribute to boosting […]


Big tech has come under fire for its role in the spread of misinformation. Google announced Wednesday it was contributing more than $29 million to a newly formed group that has the goal of combatting misinformation and fake news online. The multimillion-dollar commitment comes as tech giants including Google have taken heat for their perceived […]

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