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Iberia Offers New Premium Economy Class on Boston Flights

  • Already available on New York, Chicago, Miami, Mexico City and Bogota flights
  • Market response to new intermediate seating class even better than expected

Iberia’s new Premium Economy class will be available on the airline’s flights between Madrid and Boston this month. The new cabin is already available on flights between Madrid and Chicago, New York, Miami, Mexico City, as well as Bogota.

Iberia launched its Premium Economy class in May, and the market response has been very positive. Iberia’s Chief Commercial Officer, Marco Sansavini said “We had the highest hopes for the new seating class, but the response from the market has far exceeded our expectations. The load factor beats projections in the US market and also in Latin America, where we were the first airline to offer an intermediate class on direct flights to and from Spain”. He added, “Initial passenger surveys show that customers using the new class give the highest marks to the overall travel experience and to the price/quality ratio.”

airberlin continues to operate as part of oneworld

airberlin continues to operate as part of oneworld®, following the German airline’s filing to commence insolvency proceedings under self-administration, to enable it to continue with its restructuring process.

Germany’s federal government is supporting airberlin with a bridging loan to maintain flight operations for the long-term.

airberlin states that this means:

  • All flights operated by airberlin and its affiliate NIKI, which is also part of oneworld, will continue as planned.
  • Their flight schedule remains valid.
  • Bookings remain valid.
  • All flights can still be booked.
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts Uncovers Passport Holders More Likely To Be Content With Their Lives

    Hilton Passport Project Kicks Off, Highlights Benefits of Having a Passport and Encourages Travelers to Get Out and Experience the World

    MCLEAN, Va. – Approximately 41 percent of Americans have a valid U.S. passport1, and it turns out, that’s a good thing. Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton (NYSE: HLT), has uncovered that Americans with passports are more likely to be content with their lives than those who do not have passports. Based on this finding, Hilton Hotels & Resorts is launching the Hilton Passport Project to put more passports in the hands of Americans to help them realize the power of travel.

    Berlin’s economy benefits from tourism like never before

    Berlin, 2013, Charlottenburg, Kurfürstendamm, Savignyplatz

    • Gross revenues have risen by €1 billion in the past two years

    • Some 14.7 million visitors stayed overnight in Berlin in the first half of 2017

    • Visitors spend more money in the city

    The tourism industry in Berlin has broken yet another record. Over the past two years, the gross amount of revenue generated by visitors to the German capital has climbed by about €1 billion to €11.58 billion a year. This is the result of a new 2016 study on tourism as an economic factor conducted by dwif-Consulting GmbH for visitBerlin. The positive trend continued in the first half of 2017: the number of overnight stays in hotels and pensions rose moderately by 1.8 per cent to 14.7 million. This growth is also reflected in higher revenues.

    ETOA reacts to attacks in Spain

    ETOA offers its heartfelt sympathy to Spain following yesterday’s shocking and senseless attacks, to the people of Barcelona and Cambrils, and to our members and partners throughout Catalonia.

    Regional and national authorities have acted promptly and efficiently. Daily life has quickly been resumed. Only the immediately affected areas have been cordoned off. Public transport systems are largely unaffected.

    Embarquez, un Gin Tonic à la main, pour une mini-croisière vers Hull, la Capitale britannique de la culture 2017

    Traversez la Mer du Nord en cette fin d’année et passez trois jours inoubliables à bord d’une mini- croisière P&O Ferries, direction la jolie ville portuaire de Hull. Embarquez dans notre bateau de croisière fraichement rénové. Imprégnez-vous des saveurs et des goûts raffinés du Gin Tonic. Ou bien voyagez en compagnie du groupe flamand Swizzle pour une rétrospective musicale sur des rythmes endiablés. Et une fois sur la terre ferme, découvrez la dynamique ville portuaire de Hull ou la charmante cité historique de York. Quelle que soit la mini-croisière choisie, ce sera une expérience dont vous vous souviendrez longtemps.

    L’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies a proclamé l’année 2017 : Année internationale du tourisme durable pour le développement.

    NAUSICAA a choisi de s’inscrire dans cette thématique et souhaite montrer que chacun, dans ses choix de consommation et de loisirs, peut choisir le tourisme durable. Il est possible de donner du sens et de l’authenticité à ses actions en s’orientant vers des activités encourageant la préservation des milieux marins et participant à l’amélioration des connaissances sur l’océan, les espèces marines, le climat ou les activités humaines liées à la mer.