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Farnborough 2016: Aviation giants celebrate successful biannual show

14th Jul 2016
Farnborough 2016: Aviation giants celebrate successful biannual show

Aviation giants celebrate successful biannual show
American aviation manufacturer Boeing and European rival Airbus have celebrated a successful Farnborough International Airshow.

Boeing, which celebrates its centennial tomorrow, has seen multi-billion dollar orders and commitments across the company, including defence platforms, commercial airplanes and services agreements.

At the same time, Airbus won $35 billion worth of business for a total of 279 aircraft, covering by single-aisle and widebody aircraft families.

The deals comprise firm orders for 197 aircraft worth $26.3 billion and commitments for 82 aircraft worth $8.7 billion.

John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers said: “Our orders this week at Farnborough confirm a buoyant industry in which we have once again surpassed our competitor.

“In addition, airlines upsizing to the A321neo shows that this aircraft is the undisputed ‘middle-of-the-market’ champion.”

Customers announced orders and commitments during the week for a total of 182 Boeing commercial airplanes, valued at $26.8 billion at list prices.
Boeing has booked 321 net orders in 2016, as updated today on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

Customers also announced commercial services agreements valued at multiple billion dollars over the life of the contracts, including the largest commercial services order in Boeing history.

“As the birthplace of British aviation, there are few better backdrops to celebrate the accomplishments and wonders of the aerospace industry and mark our centennial than the Farnborough Airshow,” said Boeing chairman Dennis Muilenburg.

“Throughout the show, we demonstrated and discussed our innovative and cost effective products and services and the tremendous value they provide our commercial and defence customers.”

“On the commercial side of the business, we were pleased at the confidence our customers displayed in our portfolio of airplanes and services with significant orders and other announcements,” Muilenburg said.

http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/farnborough-2016-aviation-giants-celebrate-successful-biannual-show

Mandarin Oriental to launch Digital Detox in September

28th Jul 2016

 

Mandarin Oriental to launch Digital Detox in September

Mandarin Oriental will launch a Digital Detox initiative at all of its spas worldwide beginning September 5th, 2016.

The programme is designed to help guests find new ways to manage their relationship with technology and the stress that can come with a constantly connected digital lifestyle.

“Technology has brought us many great advances,” said Jeremy McCarthy, group director of spa and wellness at Mandarin Oriental.

“But the expectations for instant communication and the increasing pace of change in the world can have a negative impact on our wellbeing.”

Now, by booking any treatment at a Mandarin Oriental spa, guests can also access a range of wellness advice and activities designed to help them disconnect from technology.

Mandarin Oriental has worked with the renowned Mayo Clinic on the creation of a range of tips and guidelines that can help establish personal boundaries on the use of technology, clear mental chatter and establish a healthy, digitally balanced lifestyle.

The Digital Detox initiative encourages guests to surrender their phones on arrival at the spa, thus removing any online distractions.

In the spa relaxation rooms, guests can access a full range of mindfulness activities such as journaling, note card writing, colouring, meditation or simply relaxing and enjoying the silence.

There will also be a selection of curated spa retail offerings, ranging from crystals and eye masks to meditation pillows and a selection of calming teas and oils.

All have been chosen to encourage mindfulness and digital disconnection.

“The spa is one of the few places left in modern society where it is acceptable and even encouraged to disconnect from technology,” said McCarthy.

“The Spas at Mandarin Oriental provide a perfect haven for people to escape from technology, even if only briefly, to rest their minds and reconnect with themselves.”

On departure, inspired by tips on how to achieve a more digitally balanced life, guests can reclaim their cleaned device from the spa, repackaged in its own protective digital shielding.

To further support this new Digital Detox initiative, The Spas at Mandarin Oriental will again offer an annual Silent Night event for the holiday season.

On December 14th, 2016 each spa will have a special silent retreat to remind guests about the importance of taking personal time for reflection, introspection and silence.

(Press Release)

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Contiki launches 2017-18 Latin America programme

Visiting eight Latin countries, via 27 incredible trips and four different travel styles, Contiki’s 2017/18 Latin America programme has something for every millennial traveller.

The travel expert for 18-35s has launched five all-new Latin itineraries departing in 2017 and 2018.

The new programme features two new Costa Rica trips which can be linked to create an epic 15-day adventure, a dedicated exploration of Ecuador and two multi-country adventures ticking off bucket list destinations like the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon and Machu Picchu.

Contiki offers travellers the flexibility to see it all and do it all, or enjoy snapshots of these incredible destinations without missing the highlights via two different travel styles: Discovery Plus and In-Depth Explorer.

Contiki sales and marketing director UK & Europe, Donna Jeavons, said: “Our new Latin product has been designed with young travellers in mind,
offering a truly flexible collection of once-in-a-lifetime holidays.

“We’ve included a range of “must do” experiences in each itinerary, plus even more free time (we call it ME Time) which gives our travellers the freedom to design their own adventure with our incredible selection of optional activities.”

For more information on Contiki’s trips throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Asia and Latin America check out the official website.

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It will be pleasure for us to return to Jamaica for our  annual Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony. 

We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Sandals Resorts International and I can think of no better partner for this event.

I look forward to welcoming all of our nominees to Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in September

  •    Graham Cooke,  President, World Travel Awards  

 

 

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It is our pleasure to host this year’s World Travel Awards at the newly renovated Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.

We constantly strive for excellence by improving our products, and we’re excited to showcase our all-new accommodations and amenities in Jamaica during this year’s  awards ceremony          

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– Gordon Stewart,  Chairman of Sandals Resorts International

 

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  • The luxurious resort will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on September 17th as they gather to see who among them have been voted the best-of-the-best

 

Wrapped in the lush beauty of rolling mountains, meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls, and a picture-perfect coastline, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort inspires those who seek out its adventurous spirit and chic attitude.

This essence of cool Caribbean is found at the resort – a distinctive fusion of the French Riviera, with all its savoir faire, and the laid back rhythms of a Jamaican beach resort.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.

World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.

 

 

Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016

17 September 2016 – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Caribbean & North America

Event Details

Venue

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Agenda

19:00 Cocktail Reception
20:00 Gala Dinner & Ceremony
22:30 Carriages

To contact a member of the events team, please emailawards@worldtravelawards.com

(Press Release)

http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/sandals-ochi-beach-resort-to-welcome-world-travel-awards

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Website-http://www.flytap.com/landingPageAkamai.php

 

                                                    The official sources say;

The airlines will render a twice-weekly direct flight between Porto and Newark, explaining the airline offered daily connections from Accra via Lisbon to a number of destinations around the world.TAP’s hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, as well as North, Central and South America.

  

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TAP Portugal Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
TP TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Founded 14 March 1945
Commenced operations 19 September 1946
Hubs Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport
Secondary hubs Porto Airport
Focus cities Madeira Airport
Frequent-flyer program TAP Victoria
Airport lounge TAP premium lounge
Blue Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance
Subsidiaries TAP Express
Fleet size 83 (TAP Portugal:63 and TAP Express:20)
Destinations 88
Company slogan With Arms Wide Open
Parent company Atlantic Gateway (joint venture between Azul Brazilian Airlines and Barraqueiro Group) (45%), Parpública(50%), TAP Workers (5%)[citation needed]
Headquarters Lisbon, Portugal
Key people Fernando Pinto, CEO
Revenue Increase € 2.489 billion (2014)[1]
Profit Decrease € 46.4 million (2014)[1]
Website flytap.com

 

Highlights-

  • TAP Portugal is the flag carrier airline of Portugal
  • It is headquartered at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport
  • TAP conducts service to  almost 2,000 flights a week to 88 destinations in 38 countries worldwide. with its 88 airplanes
  • TAP Portugal has increased its direct non-stop weekly flights to the United States as it welcomes the introduction of its new A330 aircraft to the fleet.

 

Highlights of the news

  • The Star Alliance-member will now offer daily non-stop direct flights from Lisbon to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and the Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

  • In addition to these two new destinations, TAP Portugal currently serves Miami and Newark and has increased its daily offering for summer this year.

 

  • Including the latest additions, TAP now offers 30 weekly flights between Portugal and the United States.

 

  • In Africa it has 13 destinations, among them Dakar, Algiers, Casablanka, Maputu and Sao Tome & Principe.

 

  • TAP currently operates about 2,500 weekly flights on a modern fleet of 61 Airbus aircraft and 17 aircraft operating in TAP Express livery.

 

  •  TAP regional branded product, adding up to a 78 aircraft fleet with the two additional A330, thus increasing its fleet to 80 aircraft in the whole.

 

  • Lawson said TAP had been recognised Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa and Europe’s Leading Airline to South America by the World Travel Awards in 2014 and 2015.

 

  • The company was also awarded the titles of World’s Leading Airline to Africa in 2011 and 2012 and the World’s Leading Airline to South America in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

 

http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/airberlin-to-launch-united-states-west-coast-flights-in-early-2017

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A word on Airberlin:

 

Air Berlin Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
AB BER AIR BERLIN
Founded 1978 as Air Berlin USA
Commenced operations 1979
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program topbonus
Alliance Oneworld
Subsidiaries
Fleet size 127[1]
Destinations 114 including seasonal destinations
Company slogan Your Airline
Parent company Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG
Headquarters Airport Bureau Center
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf,
Berlin, Germany
Key people
Revenue Decrease 4.08 billion (2015)[2]
Net income Decrease -446.6 million (2015)[2]
Employees 8,440 (2014)[3]
Website airberlin.com

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG (FWBAB1), branded as airberlin or airberlin.com, is Germany‘s second largest

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airberlin to launch United States west coast flights in early 2017

airberlin continues to expand its hub in

Berlin-Tegel with two attractive non-stop

destinations on the West Coast of the United States

– Los Angeles and San Francisco

 

Highlights;

  • Berlin’s largest airline will also be increasing the frequency of its services to New York, Chicago and Miami.
  • As from May 1st, 2017, there will be four weekly airberlin flights to San Francisco, and from May 2nd the airline will be flying three times a week to Los Angeles.
  • As such, airberlin will be the only airline offering non-stop flights to these two cities from Berlin.
  • As from this winter, there will be more long-haul services from Berlin to Chicago, Miami and New York.
  • There will be a daily flight to New York.
  • From summer 2017, airberlin will be flying ten times a week to the biggest city in the US.
  • This winter, the service frequency to Chicago will be increased by adding a Thursday flight, taking the total number of flights per week to five.
  • There will also be more flights to Miami as from this winter, with the number of weekly flights rising to four.
  • For the first time, the airline will also be operating this service in the summer months, meaning that from next summer there will be three weekly flights to Florida all year round.
  • The new flights will be operated with Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured with 19 Business Class seats and 271 Economy Class seats, of which 46 will be XL seats with more legroom.

 

http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/airberlin-to-launch-united-states-west-coast-flights-in-early-2017

United Airlines boosts United States west coast flights and a connectivity service along with the Prompt Bus Charters in US

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United Airlines will increase the frequency of its flights from London/Heathrow to both its San Francisco and Los Angeles hubs.

For winter 2016-17, the airline will operate a second daily Heathrow-San Francisco nonstop service, effective October 30th, 2016.

For summer 2017, United will add a second daily Heathrow-Los Angeles flight, effective April 5th, 2017.

The additional San Francisco flight, UA900, will depart Heathrow daily at 11:40, arriving in San Francisco at 15:40 the same day.

The return flight, UA901, will depart San Francisco daily at 16:15, arriving at London/Heathrow at 09:40 the following day.

The flights will be operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft featuring a total of 219 seats – 36 flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst and 183 in Economy, including 70 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.

Flight times will be 11 hours westbound and ten hours 25 minutes eastbound.

With the addition of this second-daily service in the winter, United will operate twice daily between Heathrow and San Francisco on a year-round basis.

The additional Los Angeles service, UA61, will depart Heathrow daily at 11:40, arriving at Los Angeles at 05:20 the same day.

The return flight, UA60, will depart Los Angeles daily at 15:10, arriving at London/Heathrow at 09:40 the following day.

The flights will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring a total of 252 seats – 48 flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst and 204 in Economy, including 88 Economy Plus seats.

Flight times will be 11 hours ten minutes westbound and ten hours 30 minutes eastbound.

“These additional flights demonstrate the success of our services from Heathrow to the US West Coast,” said Bob Schumacher, United managing director sales – UK and Ireland.

“They will provide our UK customers with more travel options to the Bay Area and LA, as well as an extensive range of connections from our hubs at both San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport to destinations across the US and beyond.”

 

United Airlines boosts United States west coast flights

At the same time as it increases San Francisco service, United will reduce the number of daily non-stop flights it operates from Heathrow to Houston from three to two, effective October 30th, 2016.

Both Houston services will be operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft, an increase in aircraft size from the current schedule operated with 767-300s and 787s.

http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/united-airlines-boosts-united-states-west-coast-flights

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the inflatable, flat-folding, lightweight (3.5-ounce) Luminaid PackLite 12 lantern is powered by solar energy and offers more than 10,000 lifetime hours of light, 45 lumens of LED illumination when set on extra bright, 32 hours in flashing emergency mode, a 12-hour battery life on its low setting, the ability to float and a year-and-a-half of storage life before needing a recharge.

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Sandals Royal Bahamian closing for two months-

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Info- http://www.sandals.com/about

The Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island in Nassau will close from Aug. 15 to Oct. 13 “due to circumstances beyond our control,” according to a letter sent to travel agents.

Although the letter did not detail the reason behind the temporary closure of the resort, the decision comes weeks after labor tension led to a protest staged by the union representing Sandals workers, according to the Nassau Guardian. The resort employs about 490 line staff and 100 managers.

“We appreciate your patience as we work through this challenging time,” wrote Gary Sadler, senior vice president of sales for Unique Vacations, the sales and marketing arm of Sandals Resorts International.

Guests have been offered rebooking at another Sandals or Beaches resort and were assured that Sandals would absorb all airline change fees.

In addition, Sandals is extending two complimentary nights to any stay, valid for one year from original date and based on availability.

Sandals has set up a 24-hour hotline at (800) 965-2364 for questions and concerns.

(Press Release)

 

http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Sandals-Royal-Bahamian-closing-for-two-months

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Justine Dupont - Supergirl Pro in Oceanside

More than 100 Pro Surfers make up the largest female contest in the world, including reigning Supergirl champ Sage Erickson and former champs Malia Manuel, Lakey Peterson, Courtney Conlogue and Coco Ho, among other world class surfers. The Festival Village includes a food, live concerts, a beer garden with a lounge area live-streaming the contest, half-pipe skateboarding exhibitions from X Games pros, the Supergirl Surf Film Fest, free hairstyling by Paul Mitchell, celebrities, and more!

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When: July 22-24, 2016
Cost: Free
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