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News: Gulf Air to offer new Bahrain visa service alongside VFS Global

Gulf Air has today launched a Bahrain Tourist Visa Service, available via exclusively to the airline’s passengers flying across its global network. The service has been launched in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest visa service provider. Travellers with return Gulf Air tickets can now conveniently apply for a visa to the Kingdom of Bahrain online via the website or by visiting their local Gulf Air sales office with the necessary documents no more than 30 days prior to travel to fill in the relevant forms and submit their…

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Travel 

Focus: RVshare Expands Service To Canada Through P2P Partnership With RVezy

Today RVshare announces its peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace is expanding to Canada with insurance, a dedicated Canadian partner, and bilingual support. While RVshare, the largest and most visited RV rental platform in the U.S., has taken its time entering the Canadian market, CEO Joel Clark explains it is with good reason: “We knew there was no way we could responsibly launch in Canada without a dedicated team and bilingual customer support.” “After doing our due diligence on the Canadian RV rental market and taking the time to really understand what…

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Paddington creator Michael Bond remembered at service

A celebration of the life of Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond has been held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Excerpts from Bond’s work were read by members of his family, while stars from the Paddington films – among them Hugh Bonneville – read tributes from fans. Writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry was at Tuesday’s service and remembered the author, who died in June aged 91, as “a decent soul and a loveable man”. Other guests paid their own tributes by bringing Paddington Bears with them. Whether carried under arms…

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Gaming 

GameStop Launches Blockbuster-Era Game Rental Service

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There are plenty of things to miss about the 1990s, like pegged jeans, Hypercolor t-shirts, and increases in real wage levels for every income quintile. Okay, maybe just that last one. One other thing we didn’t expect to see was a company reviving a Blockbuster-era rental service, but that’s what GameStop is planning to do. Here’s the deal, as first reported by Polygon and confirmed by GameStop: You pay GameStop $ 60, enroll in its…

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Amazon service will let couriers open front doors

Amazon is launching a service that will let couriers open people’s front doors and put deliveries inside. Users of Amazon Key will need a smart lock and Cloud Cam camera. Couriers will scan a package barcode and once the delivery has been verified online, the camera will start recording and the delivery person will be able to unlock the door using an app. One analyst said consumers would have to be convinced the system was secure if they were to use it. Users will be able to choose to watch…

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Microsoft axes Groove Music service

Microsoft is to close its last remaining music streaming and download service, Groove Music. From 31 December, customers will no longer be able to buy music downloads, and streaming subscriptions will end. People will be prompted to move their music collection to Spotify, while eligible Groove Music Pass subscribers will be offered a 60-day free trial of Spotify’s premium tier. Microsoft thanked customers for their “support on this journey”. The company has struggled to create a music service to match the popularity of rivals such as Spotify, Google Play Music…

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