The 264-room JW Marriott Bogota is operated under a franchise agreement with Real Hotels & Resorts of El Salvador.

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American Eagle Airlines is launching daily nonstop service on November 18 between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and three new destinations – Norfolk International Airport in Virginia, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Indianapolis International Airport.

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The new design is being applied to all of Virgin Atlantic’s 38 aircraft and is being showcased on a Boeing 747-400. Virgin Atlantic has developed the new livery in time for the deliveries of its new Airbus A330-300s, which begin in 2011.

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The induction of Brazil’s TAM Airlines into Star Alliance in May is a big step forward for the alliance, giving it access to a fast-growing continent on which it has been poorly represented in recent years.

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In its 2010 fall schedule Delta Air Lines is enhancing flight schedules in key U.S. domestic and transborder business markets, planning added service between 21 cities and Washington, D.C. or New York.

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American Airlines has released the first version of its iPhone application, saying the free app for iPhone and iPod Touch offers customers a new way to stay connected with the airline while they are traveling.

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Virgin America has unveiled changes to its Red in-flight entertainment platform which will allow travelers access to new amenities, including enhanced terrain-view Google Maps, an open tab service for the airline’s on-demand menu and what it says is the first-ever seatback digital-shopping platform in-flight.

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Once every 50 years or more, life in the normally deserted Lake Eyre Basin, the lowest point on the Australian continental landmass at about 50 feet below sea level, awakens as the lake – roughly twice the size of Texas – fills with water.

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With adventure tourism attracting more than 415,000 visits to Scotland each year and Scotland hosting the 2010 Adventure Travel World Summit in October, VisitScotland has produced a list of some of the country’s top mountain bike and cycle routes so visitors can explore them this summer.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted antitrust immunity to American Airlines and four international partners in the oneworld Alliance to form an integrated transatlantic joint business. The five carriers can now go ahead and put the arrangement into effect.

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AirTran Airways is planning to expand its Caribbean scheduled-service network with new, twice-weekly service between Atlanta and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from February 16, 2011.

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is beginning daily service to South Korea’s capital Seoul on December 12. Seoul will become the 65th destination on Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways’ network.

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U.S. regional carrier Cape Air adds a new island destination in the Caribbean on December 22 when it launches twice-daily, year-round service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and the island of Anguilla.

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American Airlines and JetBlue Airways have agreed to begin a frequent-flyer relationship later this year to add to the interline partnership they are launching on July 20.

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Velas Resorts’ Grand Velas All Suite & Spa Resort Riviera Maya and Velas Vallarta Suite Resort are offering grandparents a complimentary all-inclusive stay worth up to $2,478 when the family books a minimum of five rooms at either resort.

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American Eagle Airlines has launched twice-daily, nonstop jet service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Columbus Metropolitan Airport in Georgia and Wyoming state capital Cheyenne, using 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140s.

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Delta Air Lines has announced the schedules for its new daily, year-round flights between Tokyo’s near-downtown Haneda International Airport and Detroit and Los Angeles.

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Allegiant Air is launching nonstop jet service to Long Beach, California and Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona from Colorado Springs on September 15.

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French Polynesia’s InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa has completed a massive, multi-million-dollar renovation.

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