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New York remains Indians’ Favourite Holiday Destination: Study

Locations like Amsterdam, Athens and Male are also becoming travel prospects for Indians

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Delhi, Feb 9, 2017: Topping the charts of favourite tourist destinations for the second year running, New York remains India’s favourite holiday destination. New York, Dubai and London were the top three most searched travel locations by Indians.

The trend has changed slightly for the first half of 2017 with Bangkok replacing London, noted a travel search engine- Kayak. “We saw a lot of interest being built for destinations like Amsterdam, Athens and Male becoming popular. These three key destinations garnered over 283 per cent, 185 per cent and 117 per cent increased volume in search queries respectively,” says Abhijit Mishra, Country Manager India, Kayak.

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Locations like Amsterdam, Athens and Male are also becoming travel prospects for Indians. There was also a study done wherein a comparison was made between travellers from different parts of India.

“Travellers from Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Hyderabad displayed a longer average trip duration as compared to travellers from Pune and Jaipur. The average travel duration for Ahmedabad was 11 days, followed by Mumbai and Hyderabad with an average travel duration of 8 days,” the study said.

The study also said, “Travellers from Kolkata made bookings 45 days prior to the trip, which was the longest lead time to travel. Bookings from Jaipur and Hyderabad showed a relatively less number of days, with an average of 24-25 days prior to their trips.”

– prepared by Shambhavi Sinha of NewsGram. Twitter: @shambhavispeaks

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Samsung Launched its Next AI Research Centre in New York

The company earlier announced a plan to boost its AI research capabilities and employ about 1,000 specialists by 2020

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Samsung Electronics Co has launched here its sixth artificial intelligence (AI) research centre which will focus on robotics research, the company said on Sunday.

The tech giant is seeking to strengthen its AI capabilities and has opened research institutes in South Korea, Britain, Canada, Russia and the Silicon Valley in the US, Yonhap news agency reported.

The new centre, which opened on Friday, is led by Daniel D. Lee, a leading AI and robotics scientist who joined the company in June.

“New York is one of the world’s great cities, and with this new facility, we will be able to leverage the tremendous talent in the area,” Lee said in a statement.

“We also look forward to collaborating with top universities and academic centres in the region.”

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The new centre, which opened on Friday, is led by Daniel D. Lee, a leading AI and robotics scientist who joined the company in June.

H. Sebastian Seung, a renowned neuroscientist, serves as the centre’s chief research scientist.

The company earlier announced a plan to boost its AI research capabilities and employ about 1,000 specialists by 2020.

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“What we need now is to focus on creating new values that make people’s lives easier and more convenient by harnessing the power of AI in Samsung’s products and services,” said Kim Hyun-suk, President and Head of Samsung Research.

“To do this, our global AI Centres, including the New York AI Centre, must play a pivotal role.” (IANS)

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