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First Production HondaJet Takes to the Skies

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First Production HondaJet Takes to the Skies

Honda Aircraft Company announced Friday that the first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015. The event took place at the company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. “With this first flight, the HondaJet program has entered the next exciting phase as we prepare [...]

Deborah Marriott Named as Director of Marriott

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Deborah Marriott Named as Director of Marriott

Leading lodging company Marriott International has announced that Deborah Marriott Harrison, the company’s global officer, Marriott Culture and Business Councils, and the daughter of executive chairman J.W. Marriott, Jr., was appointed as a director of the company effective on June 17, 2014. Ms. Harrison fills the board position previously held by her brother, John W. [...]

IndiGo Airlines Introduced Stair Lifts at Indian Airports

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IndiGo Airlines Introduced Stair Lifts at Indian Airports

IndiGo Airlines has introduced stair lifts for passengers suffering from reduced mobility at the Indian airports which do not have ramp facility. This announcement made today aims to benefit the elderly, sick and the injured air passengers. The technology and equipment for this facility was supplied by Vin Grace, an Indian company specializing in equipment [...]

Qatar Airways Celebrates Miami; Gloria Estefan Performs

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Qatar Airways Celebrates Miami; Gloria Estefan Performs

Qatar Airways celebrated its arrival into Miami International Airport (MIA) this week—the first direct route between the city and the Middle East—with a gala event. The evening concluded with the airline raffling off a pair of tickets to anywhere in the Qatar Airways network, and a performance by Miami’s own 7-time Grammy Award-winning artist Gloria [...]

Air China Connects Beijing with Washington

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Air China Connects Beijing with Washington

Air China’s new nonstop four weekly flights from Beijing Capital International Airport to Washington Dulles International were welcomed Tuesday by the Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Terence McAuliffe, District of Columbia Deputy Mayor Victor L. Hoskins and MWAA’s President / CEO, John E. Potter. Mrs. Yinxiang Wang, Air [...]

Puerto Vallarta Tourism to Attract Visitors from the Web

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Puerto Vallarta Tourism to Attract Visitors from the Web

Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico’s leading destinations, has launched its newly renovated Website. The site will provide the visitors with the latest tools to learn about the destination’s diverse tourism opportunities and book travel to Puerto Vallarta. The information and accommodation options, activities and places to visit are organized for each type of trip. The [...]

Hyatt City of Dreams Manila in the Philippines

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Hyatt City of Dreams Manila in the Philippines

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) and Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation announced Tuesday that a Hyatt affiliate and Melco Crown Philippines have entered into a management agreement for Hyatt City of Dreams Manila, which will consist of two hotel towers and is expected to open in 2014. Set to feature 365 guestrooms, the hotel will provide [...]

NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Readies for First Test Flight

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NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Readies for First Test Flight

NASA’s flying saucer-shaped test vehicle is ready to take to the skies from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, for its first engineering shakeout flight. The first launch opportunity for the test vehicle is today, June 3, when the launch window opens at 8:30 a.m. HST. The test will be carried [...]

Sydney Celebrates the Sixth Annual Vivid Sydney Festival

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Sydney Celebrates the Sixth Annual Vivid Sydney Festival

Vivid Sydney (23 May – 9 June) was officially opened by the NSW Premier Mike Baird, as the Sails of Sydney Opera House came alive with 3D–mapped projections, and the Harbour City was filled with colour and light. Vivid Sydney, claimed to be the largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern Hemisphere, and [...]

Air Canada’s Dreamliner Touches Down in Toronto

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Air Canada’s Dreamliner Touches Down in Toronto

Air Canada has completed its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight with the arrival of AC7008 at Toronto’s Pearson airport this Sunday afternoon carrying 100 of the airline’s employees on its maiden voyage. Air Canada is said to be the first Canadian airline to fly the new aircraft which, with its long-range and fuel efficiency, will [...]

How to Rock Your Disney Side at Disney Parks

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How to Rock Your Disney Side at Disney Parks

Disney Parks will kick off the summer travel season with a 24-hour, coast-to-coast celebration that invites guests to “Rock Your Disney Side” at three Disney theme parks. These are: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in California, and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. From 6 [...]

Biking to Work Increased 60% over Last Decade: Report

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Biking to Work Increased 60% over Last Decade: Report

The number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period. This is the largest percentage increase of all commuting modes tracked by the 2000 Census and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey. Many U.S. cities are [...]