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Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack

Tesla has confirmed that its cloud computing platform has been compromised by hackers. RedLock, the company that alerted it to the breach, believes the attackers may have done this to mine crypto-currency – an attack known as crypto-jacking. Tesla said it had addressed the vulnerability “within hours” and that no customer data had been stolen. A spokeswoman added that the effects of the hack seemed to be limited to internally used engineering test cars. “Our initial investigation found no indication that customer privacy or vehicle safety or security was compromised…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: A new era for Oman Air

A new day is about to dawn for Oman Air. On March 20th a new terminal will open at Muscat International Airport, transforming operations for the carrier and offering a dramatic boost to the domestic tourism sector. The opening of the new $ 1.8 billion facility will be akin to the overnight opening of a new airport. The existing terminal will cease operations at midnight, with the carrier resuming its work the next day in the new state-of-the art complex on the other side of the airfield. Featuring nearly one…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

Omani tourism has been one of the quiet success stories of the Middle East in recent years. Eschewing the glitz of the United Arab Emirates, and without the religious fervour of Saudi Arabia, the country has carved a niche for itself as a natural playground. With rugged mountains to the north, the landscape descends slowly onto the Indian Ocean in the south, giving the destination a diverse range of environments to exploit. In early 2016, a new National Tourism Strategy was unveiled, formalising the aim to double the number of…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Salalah Rotana Resort, Oman

“It is the best beach in Salalah,” explains Rhoda Nuhu from the team at Salalah Rotana Resort, “I know, because I have seen them all.” For once this is no marketing hyperbole, it really is – hundreds of metres of crisp white sand stretching into the distance with rolling waves crashing rhythmically down. Rotana prides itself on identifying desirable travel destinations and the Abu Dhabi-based company has excelled itself here in Oman. While still relatively unknown to British travellers, Salalah has been on the radar of several key eastern European…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort  

Long before there was anything here local Omanis would come to the peak of Al Jabal Al Akhdar – Arabic for the Green Mountain – to picnic, relax, and take in the views over the sprawling Saiq Plateau. Legend has it sultan Sayyid Qaboos bin Said Al Said himself visited the site and decided to build a hotel, joking that if people were so taken with the location the government should start charging. In November 1986 Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, honoured the spot with a…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Tourism as a catalyst for development in Jamaica

Following a run of negative publicity, minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett here writes on how the tourism sector continues to be the leading catalyst of economic development in Jamaica and how is planning to address the problem of tourism leakage The resilient tourism sector continues to be the leading catalyst of economic development in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean basin, bringing valuable investments to our shores, generating one in every four jobs and forging many critical sectorial linkages that produce positive spill over effects for the wider local and Caribbean…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Live Aqua Beach Resort, Cancún

I have stayed in many hotels around the world, but I have never been anywhere you receive a hand massage as you check-in, a luxury given to every guest at Live Aqua Resort in Cancún. This warm welcome immediately puts you in a relaxing mood and, due to the excellent service from the guest management team, I was able to stay relaxed for my whole two day stay. Your senses are heightened by the various diffusing essential oils as you move around the resort, part of Live Aqua’s exquisite charm….

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