Interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…

Amazon Confirms Flight-Booking Launch as Part of a Superapp Strategy

Days after Skift broke the news story that Amazon had launched domestic flights in India, Amazon India confirmed the launch and touted how customers can now book flights, make utility payments, transfer money and shop for other products “all in one single app.”

Plasticwala said Amazon is delighted to partner with Cleartrip, which is powering the flight-booking services, available with cash back discounts for all customers, and additional ones for Amazon Prime members, in the Amazon mobile app and on its website.

Man Dies In Cathay Pacific Lounge, Isn’t Found For Over 17 Hours

Here’s a shocking and sad story that’s only making headlines months after the actual occurrence. On October 28, 2018, Ming Kou Chan (a Stanford scholar) was scheduled to fly Cathay Pacific from San Francisco to Hong Kong, and was using the Cathay Pacific Lounge at San Francisco Airport.

Not only did he never board the flight, but it was nearly 18 hours before his body was discovered inside one of the shower suites in the lounge. The reason he was finally found was because he never made it to Hong Kong, at which point concerns were raised regarding his wellbeing.

5,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points for 2-Night Stays in Conrad/Waldorf Astoria – until 31 December 2020

Hilton Honors members will now be able to earn 5,000 Hilton Honors bonus points when they stay at least two nights at any participating Waldorf Astoria or Conrad hotels & resorts until 31 December 2020.

Note: not all Hilton accounts may be eligible for this offer – however, I was able to successfully register for the offer.

33+ best Harry Potter experiences around the world

Harry Potter has taken over the world and the fandom appears to be growing bigger and bigger still. There are now so many Harry Potter experiences around the world that I needed some help from my blogger friends to put this ultimate guide together.

From where are the coolest settings, backdrops, and filming locations that you can still see today to where are the most magical Harry Potter themed bars, tours, theme park attractions and more. Here is my guide to the best Harry Potter experiences around the world.

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