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Iconic Samui resort to benefit from major renewal project

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announced it will completely upgrade and refurbish one of its most popular properties, Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, starting this June. The classic resort on Chaweng...

Are you prepared for London’s ULEZ – because it’s coming next year

ON April 08, 2019, be prepared if you drive your van into London. Be prepared for the start of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The ULEZ is separate to the Congestion Charge which...

3 Smart Things: The Hidden Lives of Liquids

Did you know human salivary glands pump out about a quart—a Big Gulp!—a day?

FCM announces Global NDC Team to drive industry collaboration

FCM Travel Solutions (www.fcmtravel.com) and parent company Flight Centre Travel Group have established a Global Airline Distribution Team to spearhead industry collaboration between technology and GDS providers, TMCs and airlines in developing solutions to...

This feature needs to die ASAP

Among all the novel smartphone "trends", there's a minor feature that really, really grinds my gears. It's subjectively obnoxious, stupid, and I detest it with a passion. It's stock camera watermarks on photos, like...

Hainan Airlines to Launch Dublin-Shenzhen Non-Stop Service on February 25

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (“Hainan Airlines”) plans to launch non-stop service between Shenzhen and Dublin on February 25, 2019. The route, with two round trip flights weekly on Mondays and Fridays, will be...

London Mayor announces van scrappage scheme for ULEZ

GREAT news for London-based trades ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone introduction (April, 2019): there’s a new scrappage scheme for older, more polluting vans. Announced by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, it’s worth...

Moto Z3 receives Android 9.0 Pie update with 5G support (technically) enabled

The Verizon-exclusive Moto Z3 can't actually hit 5G speeds yet, but a new software update technically enables 5G support on the phone, also bringing Android 9.0 Pie goodies to the table.

Hainan Airlines launches nonstop Shenzhen-Vancouver service

Hainan Airlines plans to formally launch nonstop service between Shenzhen and Vancouver on January 28, with two flights weekly, on Mondays and Fridays. The service will be the first nonstop international route connecting Shenzhen...

Full Moto G7 lineup spec leak points towards some disappointments

The Motorola Moto G7 series specs have leaked out weeks ahead of the lineup's introduction. According to the information, the Moto G7 Plus will arrive powered by the Snapdragon 636. The Moto G7, G7...

Singapore to three new Indian Cities on Scoot

Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, has announced plans to add three cities – Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram and Visakhapatnam in India – into its service network. These services will be transferred from sister...

Volkswagen Transporter Highline T30 SWB 2.0 TSI 150PS review: is this your ULEZ alternative?

IF you want a panel van that lifts you above the mundane, gives you the edge for your trade, reflects the values of your business, then often there is only one choice: a Volkswagen...

HMD plans to finish its Android 9 Pie updates for the Nokia line before...

HMD Global has revealed a road map that shows how the manufacturer plans on finishing the updating of its Nokia smartphone range to Android 9 Pie before the first half of 2019 comes to...

UK: EU citizens living in Britain must apply for ‘settled status’

Britain is rolling out a program to help register an estimated 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK. The plan enters the test phase on Monday. EU nationals who want to stay must...

A first in Vietnam: Gambling for locals in a casino resort

How Vietnamese gambler can play for money in Vietnam The answer is Corona casino, which is part of Corona Resort & Casino on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province. It’s the first establishment to...

Isuzu D-Max Utah V-Cross double cab – get yours from January

IF you fancy something a bit special after Christmas then check out this: the new Isuzu D-Max Utah V-Cross double cab. It’s a special edition D-Max. The Utah V-Cross will be limited to 100 vehicles...

Deal: Grab a 55-inch 4K Samsung Smart TV for $460 and get a 23.6-inch...

Deal alert! A 55-inch Samsung Smart TV in a refurbished condition can now be grabbed for as low as $460 at Newegg Flash. A 23.6-inch Asus monitor is also included as a free gift....

German authorities cancels all Iranian Mahan Air flights

There are no more flights from Iran to Germany on Mahan Air at this time. Mahan Airlines, operating under the name Mahan Air is a privately owned Iranian airline based in Tehran, Iran. It operates scheduled...

250 United Airlines passengers taken hostage in freezing temperature by Canadian Authorities

Are Americans are no longer welcome in Labrador, Canada? The Canadian Government has shown how a bureaucratic interpretation can create an international incident. Instead of showing hospitality Canadian authorities made the forced stay for 250...

Letter to Jesse Norman MP regarding van VED

THIS is a letter written by Business Vans reader Tony Hull to his local MP Jesse Norman (pictured left), who is also Minister of State for Transport. It concerns Vehicle Excise Duty for vans...

This is why nobody is buying new phones

Nobody is buying new phones and this is cutting deep into phone makers' pockets. But why is this happening?...Photos:

Gold status for graphics specialist

SCIENCE-based technology company 3M has recognised one of its long-term vehicle graphics specialists, Wrap Cube, by appointing it as a Select Gold Partner. The Gold Partner designation recognises Wrap Cube’s support for its vehicle wrapping...

‘Black Panther’ and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Unprecedented Oscar nods for Netflix and Hulu, 'American Gods' returns, and more of the week's top culture news

Top 10 used vans

THOSE boys at data specialists cap hpi have been doing some number crunching for you to find out which are the vans that doing best in the wholesale used van market. And they’ve put together...

Apple admits only Qualcomm could meet its 4G modem requirements

Qualcomm was the only supplier capable of reaching Apple's 4G modem standards in 2012, the company has admitted. As a result of this, it seems Qualcomm would have been the sole supplier with or...

Ho Chi Minh City to Van Don now on Vietjet

Vietjet officially opens a new service linking Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Van Don (Quang Ninh Province), the gateway to UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay, on January 20, 2019. The new...

One Scientist Hopes to Engineer the Climate With Antacid

In the first solar geoengineering experiment in the lower atmosphere, scientists will test a recipe that could provide some temperature control back on Earth.

Can you put your commercial van to personal use?

If you work from your van then it can seem like a strange idea to think about using it for private use. After all, surely you spend enough hours in it in the week?...

Foxconn’s hiring plans could signal turnaround in Apple iPhone demand

Foxconn, the company that Apple relies on the most to assemble iPhone units, says that it plans on hiring 50,000 workers for the first quarter. This could indicate that iPhone demand has recently picked...

Arabian Travel Market launches inaugural consumer event ‘ATM Holiday Shopper’

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May 2019, has announced that...