Friday, 29 July 2016

Man proposes girlfriend on packed easyJet flight to Mallorca

easyjetEasyJet flight crew and the passengers witnessed a unique event, as a passenger popped the question to his girlfriend on a packed flight.

32-year old Matthew Hodges was travelling from Luton towards Mallorca in easyJet flight EZY2277,  with his girl friend  Zosia Katnik. The captain of the easyJet flight and the crew members were in on the plan but none of the passengers had a cue.

Boutique hotel chain to be opened in Italy by Hermes-Sojitz

boutique hotelSotheby’s, one of the oldest auction houses, in cooperation with Sojitz International Investment Fund is set to launch a boutique hotel chain in the north of Italy by the end of 2017. The chain will include 12 exclusive hotels with 20–24 rooms.  An opening of a fully implemented chain is planned by the end of 2017.

Boutique hotels are, as a rule, opposed to traditional chain hotels. Main conception of the boutique hotels is to create a unique 

The Park Hotel Amsterdam recertified with Green Globe certificate

park hotel amsterdamNestled in the heart of the fashion and museum capital of Netherlands, Amsterdam, is located an urban boutique hotel, The Park Hotel Amsterdam. Here, business travelers and discerning individuals can enjoy understated elegance and unparalleled service in an intimate, home-away-from-home atmosphere.

Green Globe recently recertified the Park Hotel Amsterdam for the third year.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Denver International Airport Adds Nearly 10,000 Places for Passengers to Charge Up on the Go

Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport (DEN) has completed the installation of nearly 10,000 new electrical plug-in points for passengers to charge up personal devices throughout the airport.

The nearly $4.7 million capital improvement project, which began last November, includes the installation of 2,424 “power hubs,

Athens’ abandoned airport to be transformed into a coastal resort

Athens airportAthens’ abandoned airport complex is destined to be transformed into one of Europe’s biggest coastal resorts if a Greek development company get its way. Hellenikon Airport was opened in 1938 and closed in 2001, is currently housing a makeshift migrant camp.

Hellenikon was once the only airport in Athens, located just 4 miles south of it, and in its heyday served 13.5million passengers. It was 

Summer Treat as Kids Fly Free from Leeds Bradford Airport to London Heathrow T5

Leeds Bradford International AirportFamilies look set to celebrate the summer in the sky thanks to a partnership between British Airways and Leeds Bradford Airport.

Supported by Visit Britain, British Airways is working in partnership with Leeds Bradford Airport to give families a great holiday break by allowing kids under 12 to fly for free on domestic flights*.

Mia Secures High Marks Again From Top Bond Rating Agencies

MIAAmerica’s leading bond rating agencies reaffirmed Miami International Airport’s financial health last week. Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings each assigned “A” rating and stable outlook, while Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigned an “AA-” rating and stable outlook to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department’s $740 million Series 2016 A&B aviation revenue refunding bonds, as well a

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USA TODAY Readers Name Union Pacific Railroad Museum No. 3 in U.S.

Union Pacific RailroadUnion Pacific Railroad Museum has been named to the USA TODAY “10Best” Readers’ Choice list of best transportation museums. The Council Bluffs, Iowa, based museum was ranked No. 3 on the list.

“Being included on USA TODAY’s ‘10Best’ list is a testament to the Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s diverse and engaging exhibits

Dubai-Kozhikode flight makes emergency landing as passenger gives ISIS slogans

indigoA Kozhikode-bound Indigo airlines flight flying to Dubai made an emergency landing at Mumbai Airport. A passenger started making a speech in favour of the dreaded terror outfit Islamic state following which the flight was made to land in Mumbai Airport.

The passenger is suspected to be a Keralite. He started speaking in support of ISIS and the group’s ideals when the flight was airborne.

VisitBritain records best ever first quarter in total inbound visits Published On : July 28, 2016

visitbritainLatest figures released by VisitBritain show strong growth from markets including the US, Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first quarter of 2016, underpinning the best ever first quarter for total inbound visits.

Heavy rains in Nepal, over the past few days has triggered floods and landslides. At least 64 people have been killed and several others missing, as the floods and landslides have created a havoc in the area. This has also displaced thousands of people.

The Western, Mid-Western and Central regions of Nepal have been affected by the floods.

Seven Seas Explorer welcomes to Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet

regebnt sea cruisesGodmother of Seven Seas Explorer, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, cut a red velvet ribbon which sent a Primat bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne smashing against the ship’s hull to officially christen the newest member of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet, unquestionably the most luxurious cruise ship ever built. The gala christening ceremony took place in Monte Carlo, one of the world’s most glamorous cities, and included a special private concert by world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

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pricess cruisePrincess Cruises celebrated Gavin MacLeod, the beloved award-winning actor who played Captain Merrill Stubing on the iconic “Love Boat” TV show, for his 30 years serving as the cruise line’s global ambassador. The City of Santa Clarita, Calif., home of the world headquarters of Princess Cruises, honored MacLeod by proclaiming July 6 “Gavin MacLeod Princess Cruises Ambassador Day” during a special ceremony hosted by Captain Stubing’s TV daughter Jill Whelan, aka “Vicki Stubing,” which was attended by hundreds of Princess employees and fans.

Four Seasons Announces New Area Presidents of Hotel Operations (5)Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announces the following appointments and promotions, as it continues to strengthen its operational leadership team:
Christian Clerc has been appointed President, Hotel Operations – Americas
Simon Casson has been promoted to President, Hotel Operations – Europe, Middle East and Africa