Scottsdale, Arizona – a Hometown Feel away from Home

This sunny city of nearly a quarter-million, just east of Phoenix, has a decidedly ‘hometown’ feel, palpable even to travelers from far away.

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Review: The Towers at Pacifica, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
By Tim Cotroneo If first-time visitors think Los Cabos is still a sleepy fishing village, those thoughts are immediately quashed upon heading to their hotels from Los Cabos International Airport. All along the 25-mile length of the ‘Tourist Corridor’ leading to The Towers at Pacifica Resort are high-end hotels,... Read more
Review: Ocean Club Resort, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

According to the resort’s original owners, their strategy in locating the hotel was based on providing for its guests optimal views of the Turks and Caicos sunsets.

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Ethiopian Announces Service to Seven New Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines is planning to launch seven new destinations within five months during the first half of 2017. The addition of the seven destinations will be one of the largest expansions in Ethiopian’s history, according to the airline. In the five months from February through June, Ethiopian will launch... Read more
Southwest to Add Cincinnati and Grand Cayman to Its Network

Southwest Airlines is planning to launch service on June 4 to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and to Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (subject to Southwest receiving requisite governmental approvals).

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Hotel Review: Claremont Club & Spa, Berkeley, California

Fairmont’s recent refurbishment of the 276-room hotel catapulted the Claremont, which opened its doors in 1915, into the 21st century.

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Munich Airport Looks for Third Runway to Open in 2022

Dr. Michael Kerkloh, president and CEO of Flughafen München GmbH, Munich Airport’s operating company, says that while the airport already has legal approval for construction of the third runway, construction remains “subject to [receiving] a political green light”.

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Caribbean Aviation: New Life in Paradise

We interview Cdr. Bud Slabbaert on his remarkable initiative to create positive change, consensus and cooperation among aviation, tourism and government stakeholders in many Caribbean nations, in order to drive new air transport links and new economic growth throughout the entire region.

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Hotel Review: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a luxuriant, AAA 5 Diamond city resort spread over manicured grounds. The property is tucked into the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, near where 15 Major League Baseball teams warm up for the regular season.

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Using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets operated by a partner regional airline, Brussels Airlines will launch 12-times-weekly service between Brussels and the French port city of Nantes on June 14.

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Review: Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London

Occupying 19 floors in The Shard, a 1,016-foot-high skyscraper on the south bank of the Thames near London Bridge, the 5-star Shangri-La, which opened in May 2014, is the highest hotel in town.

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If approved, the seasonal service would be the first transpacific service to Xi’an operated by any airline, and United Airlines would be the first U.S. carrier to serve the city, according to United.

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The air traffic control provider which controls all air traffic movements at Sint Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport and provides approach control to five other airports in the region is seeking to extend the volume of airspace it covers.

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Review: Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

The Chinzanso, while it inhabits a post-war building complete with a thrusting, 14-story tower, evokes an older, serene, nuanced style refined long ago in Japan. Some of that has to do with the Chinzanso’s location, far removed from central Tokyo and bordering a historic botanical garden.

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Sint Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport, which now uses its three-letter IATA code to brand itself as ‘SXM Airport’, is working on a series of major upgrades as passenger traffic and aircraft movements continue to grow quickly.

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The Hon. Benito Bergzon, Jr., undersecretary of the Department of Tourism of the Philippines, says PAL’s new Manila-New York route is of particular importance in potentially increasing foreign-visitor arrivals to the Pacific Rim nation.

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The arrival of a Boeing 777-300ER at New York JFK early on March 16 heralded the return of Philippine Airlines service to New York City, 18 years after the carrier ended its brief and unsuccessful first attempt to serve America’s largest metropolitan area.

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ECAir, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, is launching scheduled Brazzaville-Bamako-Dakar service on March 22 as part of a network expansion effort within Africa.

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Subject to receipt of government operating authority, JetBlue Airways will launch twice-weekly non-stop service between New York JFK and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport on June 11.

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