Month: September 2016

STR: EMEA, US, Central/South America and Caribbean/Mexico hotel pipeline for April 2016

STR’s April 2016 Pipeline Report shows 145,707 rooms in 964 projects Under Contract in Europe. The total represents a 5.5% increase in rooms Under Contract compared with April 2015 and an 8.5% year-over-year increase in rooms In Construction. Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not…

Air Canada launches new non-stop service between Montreal and San Juan, Puerto Rico

MONTREAL – Air Canada inaugurated a new non-stop service between Montreal and Puerto Rico. This morning’s departure of Air Canada flight AC958 marks the beginning of weekly flights from Montreal to San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, which will operate as a seasonal service this winter. “This new route from Montreal will make it…

Child Friendly Villas Direct launches with world’s first ‘Teddy Travel’ service to combat holiday headaches

With one in three holidaymakers set to book their summer getaways in January and February, a new family holiday website has launched to offer parents an easy ‘one stop shop’ for choosing some of the best family friendly villas across Europe and North Africa. Launching in January 2017, Child Friendly Villas Direct is the first…

Element Hotels strengthens fitness offerings

BETHESDA, MD. – Company’s eco-innovation lab, is planting new roots in the fitness space and promising guests even more ways to stay active, healthy and happy while on the road. While the game-changing brand already offers amenities like natural saline swimming pools and spacious fitness centers, Element is now upping their fitness game with partnerships…

Luxury Europe Outlook 2017 from Eurobound sees food and wine outpace art, culture

Food and wine experiences are surpassing art and culture as areas of interest for luxury travelers to Europe, reports Eurobound, the boutique tour operator specializing in independent and small group travel. “While art and culture will remain driving forces for European travel, upscale travelers want to expand their horizons with  new and immersive experiences that…

Eurostar joins Eurail Group giving pass holders new lower fares and easier booking options

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – Eurail, which simplifies rail travel throughout 28 European countries with its series of flexible rail Passes, is adding Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, to its membership group from 2017 onwards. With the new partnership, Eurail Pass holders travelling on Eurostar will enjoy new special…

Jeppesen and LOT Polish Airlines sign charting and navigation services agreement

ENGLEWOOD, COLO. – Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, recently signed a five-year service agreement with LOT Polish Airlines, the flagship carrier of Poland, to provide digital charting for LOT’s electronic flight bag (EFB) platform. LOT will incorporate Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on Windows tablets as its charting EFB solution and will continue to use Jeppesen NavData® for…

One happy island of Aruba welcomes inaugural flight from Fort Lauderdale

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – The one happy island of Aruba launched its first JetBlue non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA). To celebrate this anticipated inaugural flight, Aruba and JetBlue treated passengers aboard flight 1411 to a festive day of gifts and appreciative gestures, starting with authentic Aruban decorations…