ABC News (Australia): Tasmanian lavender farms being loved to death by tourists seeking social media photos

ABC News (Australia): Tasmanian lavender farms being loved to death by tourists seeking social media photos. “The purple haze of the lavender fields brings tourists from all around the world to Tasmania to as they attempt to snap the perfect photo in front of the crop. The intertwined nature of agriculture and tourism has helped to boost both industries. But some farmers say over-enthusiastic visitors are damaging their crops.”

Passenger Terminal Today: JFKIAT announces Google partnership

Passenger Terminal Today: JFKIAT announces Google partnership. “Terminal 4 at John F Kennedy International Airport has become the first airport terminal in the world to partner with Google to bring the Google Assistant’s interpreter mode real-time translation technology to travelers.”

New Jersey Department of Transportation: NJDOT Announces Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant features for 511NJ Traveler Information Program

New Jersey Department of Transportation: NJDOT Announces Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant features for 511NJ Traveler Information Program . (This link is to a PDF file.) “- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced that NJDOT is the first department in the country to provide hands-free, real-time, statewide, traffic and traveler information using both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices.”

Bing Blogs: This holiday season from Bing: flight booking and expanded visual search

Bing Blogs: This holiday season from Bing: flight booking and expanded visual search. “The holidays can be a busy time, but at Bing we hope to make your holiday season easier and more enjoyable! Today we’re excited to announce an advanced flight booking experience as well as expanded visual search shopping scenarios.”

University of California Riverside: Comprehensive digital photography collection and $500k endowment donated to UCR ARTS

University of California Riverside: Comprehensive digital photography collection and $500k endowment donated to UCR ARTS. “It may be hard to remember a time when images weren’t readily available on the internet. But back in the early 2000s, the online photography collection of photojournalist Jim Steinhart was one of the first and largest to make high resolution images available for licensing and download, offering visitors access to thousands of images amassed over his years traveling the world.”

New York Times: Podcasts and Travel Apps? Facebook Is Working on Those

New York Times: Podcasts and Travel Apps? Facebook Is Working on Those. “Facebook is exploring the creation of new products such as apps and programs for podcasts, travel, workplace services and newsletter tools, according to three people with the knowledge of the company’s plans, as it looks to expand out of its comfort zone.”

Atlas Obscura: A Newly Digitized Menu Collection Shows Off America’s Lost Railroad Cuisine

Atlas Obscura: A Newly Digitized Menu Collection Shows Off America’s Lost Railroad Cuisine. “[Ira Silverman] began collecting dining car menus, eventually amassing an archive of 238 menus and related pamphlets. After a long career in transit, he donated the collection to his alma mater’s Transportation Library, which recently digitized it in its entirety. The pages (almost all, impressively, unstained) offer a mouthwatering journey down the rabbit hole of deluxe railroad dining, when well-heeled travelers expected to sit at tables draped in white linen and indulge in outstanding meals plated on china.”