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Issue N° 577 - September 12, 2014

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Park Inn by Radisson Bruxelles Midi lance le nouveau concept « Meet-Inn Boxes »

CommuniquĂ© de presse_Park Inn by Radison Bruxelles Midi lance le nouveau concept 'Meet-Inn Boxes'Paris, le 11 septembre 2014 – Dans le cadre de son offre Smart Meeting and Events, la chaĂźne d’hĂŽtels Park Inn by Radisson prĂ©sente un nouveau concept de salles de rĂ©unions dans son hĂŽtel de Bruxelles Midi : les «

American Airlines to use electronic flight attendant manuals

NEW_masterimg_american_40968bFirst mainline carrier to obtain FAA approval

eManuals improve operational efficiency for flight attendants and reduce airline’s carbon footprint by 2100 metric tons


FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines was the first airline with a paperless cockpit, and now …

Air Malta Adds New Frequency on Djerba

Air MaltaAir Malta announced today that it will be increasing its schedule between Malta and Djerba with an additional weekly frequency every Tuesday with effect from 16th September 2014. The Maltese airline will therefore be operating three weekly flights to/from

IHGÂź announces its seventh multiple development agreement in Germany

ihgInterContinental Hotels Group (IHGÂź), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced its seventh multiple development agreement (MDA) in Germany with existing owner partner Sierra Hotel Management Ltd. The first property already signed under the agreement is Holiday Inn …

Un surclassement gratuit et des points bonus Avios offerts avec British Airways


airlineBAbusinessmealBABritish Airways rĂ©compense ses clients avec des surclassements gratuits en classe First sur certains vols ainsi qu’avec des points bonus Avios illimitĂ©s pour les membres de l’Executive Club. Si vous voulez profiter de la belle vie Ă  bord de

Andreas Otto Named New CCO of Austrian Airlines

Andreas_OttoAndreas Otto (51), currently Executive Board Member for Product and Sales at Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt, was named to serve as the new Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines AG effective October 1, 2014. The appointment of Andreas Otto was …

Travel through time in Izmir, Turkey: SwissĂŽtel BĂŒyĂŒk Efes launches new art package to mark hotel’s 50th anniversary

SwissĂŽtel Izmir Foto Winner_Mutlu KurtbasIzmir, September 2014 – It is 50 years since BĂŒyĂŒk Efes in the city of Izmir – the Pearl of West Turkey – opened its doors as a hotel.  To mark this milestone, the hotel overlooking the Aegean Bay, which

Once a lifetime sightseeing tour in Iceland

VolcanobythewindowIcelandair Group passengers Erla VinsĂœ and Odee were two of a few lucky customers on board a recent flight with Icelandair’s sister company Air Iceland during the morning of September 3rd, 2014. With the flight path routing over central Iceland,

Ryanair places order for up to 200 new Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft worth up to $22BN


Ryanair, the world’s biggest international scheduled airline, today (8th Sept) signed an agreement with …

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Trailblazing Element Brand Makes European Debut Next to Frankfurt International Airport

elm3843exElement Frankfurt Airport, Starwood’s First Element Outside of North America, Offers Eco-Centric Sensibilities and a Reimagined Extended Stay Experience

FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the debut of its trailblazing Element brand in …

Seeing the Places of History – Berlin: 25 Years Later

mur-de-berlinBerliners and visitors alike to become part of the commemoration

Berlin, 8 September 2014 Stand right on the spots where history was made: that’s on the agenda for those coming to Germany’s reunited capital 7–9 November to mark the 25th …

Brussels Joins the Emirates Network


A VIP delegation departs Dubai International Airport for Brussels. From left to right Robert Siegel – Emirates’ VP Cargo Commercial Operations, Europe and Russian Federation, Hiran Perera – Emirates’ SVP Cargo Planning and Freighters, Ibrahim Ahli – Director of Investment

UIA designated as valid ACC3

ukraine_internationalUkraine International became the first Ukraine`s carrier designated as valid ACC3 – Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the European Union from a Third Country Airport.

UIA has successfully completed the validation process for the European Union-initiated ACC3 security

SwissĂŽtel Berlin announces new Club Lounge concept

SwissĂŽtel Berlin Executive LoungeBERLIN, September 2014 – Effective immediately, this elegant hotel in Berlin’s City West has a new club lounge concept. From 11 September, all room categories will be eligible for access to the Club Lounge from Thursday to Sunday. The Club …

United Airlines Takes Delivery of First 787-9 Aircraft in North America

PR-0905-United Airlines Takes Delivery of First 787-9 Aircraft in North America-1PR-0905-United Airlines Takes Delivery of First 787-9 Aircraft in North AmericaThe newest member of the Dreamliner family offers the airline more range and flexibility

SEATTLE, Sept. 5, 2014 – United Airlines has become the first North American carrier to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9, a stretched version of the

Europa-Park bereikt twee mijlpalen in Ă©Ă©n week

100 miljoenste bezoeker100 miljoenste bezoeker Ă©n uitgeroepen tot beste park ter wereld

Hoewel de week nog niet helemaal voorbij is, zal week 37 van 2014 zeker een bijzonder plaatsje innemen in de geschiedenisboeken van Europa-Park. Duitslands grootste attractiepark mocht deze week niet

Maritim opens second Hotel on Mauritius and reinforces its presence on this popular island

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMaritim has just signed a new management contract for a second hotel on Mauritius, which will operate under the name of Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel as of 15th September.


Opened at the end of 2012, the new four-star Maritim …

Launch of Ryanair’s new route from Brussels Charleroi to Athens

DSC_03831Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today (September 4) launched a new daily route between Brussels Charleroi and Athens, the first linking the two airports. Flights from Brussels Charleroi to Athens are now on sale on www.ryanair.com from just €22.99.…

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, Opening 2015, Now Taking Reservations

gracery_1August, 2014, Tokyo—Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. announced it is now accepting reservations for a new Hotel Gracery, opening in April 2015 in Kabukicho, Tokyo’s entertainment and nightlife hub, located in the Shinjuku area. Hotel Gracery Shinjuku will …

GBAS Satellite-supported Precision Approach System Officially Inaugurated at Frankfurt Airport


Frankfurt Airport’s GBAS partners (DFS, Fraport & Lufthansa) officially launch the GBAS satellite-supported precision approach system on September 3, 2014;
from left to right:   
Kay Kratky (Lufthansa’s Passage Board Member), Robert Schickling (DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung’s Managing Director – Germany’s air

BAZZART 2014 – 8th – 14th of September

f30084a9-f845-406c-aa1e-072dad439c1c77d28482-cea2-4f34-b8bd-68e40ba78aa9Bazzart festival has for five years been presenting the best of contemporary fashion design, accessories, art and relaxed lifestyle to the KoĆĄice audience. This project has since become well-known not only in KoĆĄice but all over Slovakia for its focus …

Hotelbeds strengthens its position in Japan through a continuous bet on product customisation and localisation

The company has significantly raised its presence in the country, especially in Tokyo and Osaka

MEAPAC has become one of Hotelbeds’ fastest-growing regions thanks to the development of customised IT solutions and to an increasing presence in local markets

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Keel Laid for Holland America Line’s New 2,650-Guest Pinnacle Class Vessel

Pinnacle Class Keel LayingSeattle, Wash., Aug. 26, 2014 – Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on Aug. 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 680-ton block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building …

SkyTeam Offers Yoga Sessions at London Heathrow

Yoga-Airport-600x410AMSTERDAM, August 19th  2014 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, is offering  its customers a new way to relax pre-flight with the opening of a yoga  pilot project  in its Exclusive Lounge at London Heathrow’s Terminal 4. 

The two …

Cityscape in transition

573w_2014-autumn-architekturPicture left: Following its destruction in the bombing raids of February 1945, the ruins of the Frauenkirche were to dominate Neumarkt for years to come.
Picture right: The reconstructed church was consecrated in October 2005. The ceremony was attended by

Dresden : Traces of the communist past

573w_2014-autumn-spurenThere are countless jokes about the GDR’s very own Trabant car. Example: “How many workers does it take to build a Trabi? Two – one to fold and the other to paste.” Since steel was in short supply, the shell …

Limburgs verblijfstoerisme houdt stand in de zomer

logeren_SintTruiden_kleinOndanks Ă©Ă©n van de natste zomers ooit houdt het verblijfstoerisme in Limburg stand. Het aantal overnachtingen ligt deze zomer in lijn met de topzomer van 2013. Bijna 70% van de Limburgse logieshouders noemt het aantal zomerboekingen vergelijkbaar of zelfs beter

Air Europa améliore ses connexions vers de nombreuses destinations au départ de Bruxelles

Air_Europa_Boeing_737-85P_JBMÀ partir du 1ier novembre nouveau slot au dĂ©part de Bruxelles pour Air Europa, la compagnie espagnole membre Sky Team.

PrĂ©sente en Belgique depuis bientĂŽt 2 ans et forte de la confiance apportĂ©e par les agences de voyages Belges …

ZORA s’envole vers les États-Unis

ZORA PediatrieLe samedi 6 septembre, le robot aide-soignant ZORA (Zorg Ouderen Revalidatie en Animatie, ou en français : Soins, revalidation et animation des personnes ùgées) a embarqué à Zaventem pour San Francisco en compagnie de ses deux développeurs, Fabrice Goffin et