Monthly Archives: October 2017

Taiwan’s president wants dialogue with China

Taipei, Oct. 26 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called on the Communist Party of China (CPC) Thursday to begin dialogue with her administration to bring an end to hostilities between the two sides and the fear of war.

In her first response to the just-concluded CPC’s 19th Party Congress that saw Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), also general secretary of the CPC, emerging as a formidable leader, Tsai said that China’s ruling party has entered into “a whole new era of ruling.”

US-China ties will not come at expense of Taiwan: ex-U.S. official

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) The United States will not sacrifice Taiwan’s interests in exchange for improved ties with China, a visiting former senior U.S. official said Tuesday in Taipei.

Daniel Russel, a former U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs made the comments amid the ongoing 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress in Beijing and an upcoming first ever trip to China by U.S. President Donald Trump. The remarks were also directed at continued speculation that Beijing’s increased importance to U.S. foreign policy could pose a problem for Taipei.

Lonely Planet names Kaohsiung 5th best city to visit in 2018

Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan has been named as the fifth best city in the world to visit in 2018 by travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet.

Kaohsiung, a port city and the third most populous city in Taiwan after New Taipei and Taichung, was among Lonely Planet’s list of 10 top cities in the world that its experts recommend travelers visit in 2018.

The list was published Tuesday as part of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 package that also identified the world’s 10 top countries and 10 top regions to visit and 10 best travel values.

Taiwan urges new model for cross-strait ties

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) Leaders on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should show wisdom, determination and patience to forge a new model for bilateral ties and lay a solid and long-lasting foundation for perpetual peace in the region, the Presidential Office urged Wednesday.

“We are keeping a close tap on the development in cross-strait relations and all situations in the region,” the Presidential Office said in a statement responding to remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier in the day.

Admiralty Arch Appoints and Welcomes Waldorf Astoria to London

The opening of Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria is due to make a significant impact on the London Luxury Hotel Market

MCLEAN, Va. – Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Prime Investors Capital Ltd to operate the luxury hotel within one of the capital’s best-known and most prestigious monuments. Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria, London will open in 2022, following an extensive on-going refurbishment programme which will restore and protect the iconic landmark’s architectural and historical features.

Antwerpen in Lonely Planets to 10 van te bezoeken wereldsteden

Antwerpen is opgenomen in de top 10 ‘Best in Travel 2018’ van Lonely Planet. Het expertenpanel van de toonaangevende reisgids roept de stad uit tot een van de must visits voor reizigers en toeristen. Deze plaats in de top 10 zal heel wat aandacht voor Antwerpen opleveren en zal ongetwijfeld veel reizigers inspireren om een citytrip te plannen naar de stad.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 heeft veel lof voor Antwerpen: Once northern Europe’s greatest city, today Antwerp is one of its best-kept secrets.”

First Boeing 767 Equipped with Premium Economy Seats

Copyright: Austrian Airlines
  • Altogether 252 Premium Economy seats will be installed in twelve long-haul aircraft
  • High traveling comfort due to more legroom, additional service and extra baggage allowance
  • Complete refitting of the Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet to be concluded by the spring of 2018

Following the successful installation and the approval granted by the responsible authorities, the first Austrian Airlines long-haul jet – a Boeing 767 with the aircraft registration OE-LAT – took off today on its official maiden flight from Vienna to Chicago featuring the new Premium Economy Class seats. The Premium Economy Class will provide room for a total of 18 passengers in the first refitted jet. Starting in the spring of 2018, passengers can enjoy the benefits of the new travel class. A total of 252 new Premium Economy seats will be installed in all of the airline’s twelve long-haul aircraft up until then.

Fitur Festival, a new section at the International Tourism Trade Fair

Organised in collaboration with Spain Live Music with the aim of providing organisers, festival promoters and destinations with a professional and promotional tourism channel
FITUR 2018 will be staged from 17 to 21 January at Feria de Madrid, organised by IFEMA

The International Tourism Trade Fair is adding to its comprehensive content offering with the new monographic section FITUR Festivals, organised in collaboration with Spain Live Music, the Spanish Music Tourism Association, for the purpose of creating new tourist networks through the opportunities opened up by the world of live music and to promote and advance the festivals and destinations that host it.

Tendances de rentrée : Thalys confirme son dynamisme

Lundi 23 octobre 2017 — Thalys a enregistré en septembre son 12e mois de croissance consécutif. Cet anniversaire souligne la bonne santé des échanges interculturels entre la Belgique, la France, l’Allemagne et les Pays-Bas. Depuis le début de l’année, Thalys et son petit-frère low-cost Izy enregistrent ainsi au total 7,5% de voyageurs à leur bord au global.En termes de chiffre d’affaires, soutenu notamment par la vigueur des échanges économiques sur la route hollandaise, Thalys enregistre une croissance de 11%.