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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 [...]

Get Ready for the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

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Get Ready for the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, which turns five this year, aims to bring together writers, biographers, historians, environmentalists, scholars, photographers, poets, musicians, artists and filmmakers to engage in cultural dialogue, share stories, create memories for three days in the mountains. The festival is being held between May 22 – 24 in Thimpu Valley. The sessions will [...]

Opening the First Hyatt Place Hotel in the Middle East

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Opening the First Hyatt Place Hotel in the Middle East

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of Wasl Asset Management, announced Monday the opening of Hyatt Place Dubai / Al Rigga. It is the first Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East and the fourth Hyatt-branded hotel in Dubai. The opening of the 210-room hotel marks a significant milestone for the [...]

Arianna Huffington Joins Westin Well-being Council

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Arianna Huffington Joins Westin Well-being Council

On the heels of the recent launch of its global Westin Well-being Movement, Westin Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of Arianna Huffington to the Movement’s Well-being Council. The Well-being Movement is an ambitious $15 million campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world. Huffington’s role on the Council [...]

33 Best New Hotels In The World: Conde Nast Traveler

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33 Best New Hotels In The World: Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler’s 18th annual Hot List reveals the best new hotels and resorts in the world. This year, editors considered 510 hotels in 400 cities and 93 countries. The 2014 Hot List is stated to be the most selective ever, with just 33 Best New Hotels in the World. Hotels were considered according to [...]