Monthly Archives: October 2017

Lolita Lempicka appelle les étudiants de mode à bannir les fourrure des podiums

La créatrice se joint à PETA pour inciter les élèves des écoles de mode françaises à ne pas accepter les pots-de-vin de l’industrie de la fourrure

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Paris – L’avenir de la mode repose sur les matières respectueuses des animaux et de l’environnement, et la fourrure animale n’y a pas sa place : voici le message que la créatrice Lolita Lempicka diffuse aujourd’hui aux créateurs de demain, dans une lettre ouverte publiée dans Paris Match aujourd’hui. Végane et engagée depuis longtemps, la créatrice appelle les élèves des écoles de mode à rejeter les offres des producteurs de fourrure qui les poussent à utiliser des peaux animales, sponsorisant leurs collections en échange – une technique couramment utilisée par cette industrie cruelle, dépassée aujourd’hui par le nombre de matières sans-cruauté disponibles.

AVANI will open its first villa resort in Koh Samui, Thailand next year in September.

Bangkok, October 24, 2017: AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the international upscale lifestyle brand from Minor Hotels, known for its appeal to millennial minded travellers, Design for Living spaces and commitment to honest food, will be introducing its first Villa concept when AVANI Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas opens in September 2018.

Located within a cove on the unspoiled southeast coast of Koh Samui, on a secluded beach in Pang Kha Bay, the 58 key resort will offer dazzling sea views and a relaxed vibe for holidaymakers.

HotelREZ is now one of the fastest growing representation companies in the world

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ) has been recognised as the 7th biggest hotel consortia by US magazine HOTELS, on their list of the world’s top 25 hotel consortia.

HotelREZ now represents 62,634 rooms in 950 properties as of December 2016, compared to 33,181 rooms and 601 properties in 2015. This has lifted the company above several high-profile competitors when it comes to the representation of independent hotels.

Passengers Want Technology to Give Them More Control Over Their Travel Experience

Barcelona – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2017 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) which revealed that passengers expect technology to give them more personal control over their travel experience.

Based on 10,675 responses from around the globe, the survey provided insight into what passengers want from their air travel experience. Topping the list were:

RoomIt by CWTÒ versterkt hotelaanbod voor zakenreizigers

Chicago, 25 oktober 2017 – RoomIt by CWTÒ, de nieuwe hoteldistributiedivisie van Carlson Wagonlit Travel heeft een nieuwe overeenkomst gesloten met Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN), een merk binnen

de Expedia-groep. De tarieven en beschikbaarheid van het EAN-aanbod worden opgenomen in de RoomIt boekingstool. Hierdoor krijgen reizigers via CWT wereldwijd toegang tot 197.000 hotels, waaronder 36.000 unieke locaties.

134 years ago: A cathedral was founded on the place of the Empreror’s murder in St. Petersburg

Alexander II was killed by a terrorist bomb

Alexander II was known as the “Tsar liberator,” having banished serfdom from Russia. Although Alexander was the only emperor in Russia’s history to outlive 5 attempted murders, the 6th one ended in his death.

A member of the revolutionary organization Narodnaya Volya (The People’s Will) threw a bomb under the Tsar’s feet on March 1, 1881. Alexander passed away hours later, having planned to sign a new constitutional reform that very day.

La République de Chine à Taiwan honore Freesun News

From right to left : Mr. David Lin Yung-lo, Representative of “Taipei Representative Office in the European Union and Belgium”, Mr Jacques Schoonjans, Publisher & Editor in Chief Freesun News and his wife Mrs Marie Libert.

Le Bureau du Tourisme de la République de Chine (Taiwan) a tenu à honorer notre magazine en remettant son “Certificate of Award” à Jacques Schoonjans Editeur et Rédacteur en Chef de Freesun News “In recognition of his invaluable contributions in the field of tourism”.

Cette prestigieuse récompense a été remise à l’occasion de la célébration de la Fête Nationale du Double X par Mr. David Lin Yung-lo, Representative of “Taipei Representative Office in the European Union and Belgium. Mr. David Lin Yung-lo occupa par la suite la fonction de Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de la République de Chine un poste qu’il assuma jusqu’aux élections qui portèrent  Madame Tsai Ing-wen à la Présidence du pays.

LOT summed up a year of direct flights on Warsaw-Seoul Route : fastest growing long-haul connection

Warsaw, 19 October 2017 – Precisely one year after the launch of the connection, LOT summed up the first 12 months of its presence in South Korea. Until mid-October 2017, in total 67 thousand passengers benefitted from the direct flights and the aircraft load factor was on average 83%. Such excellent performance proves the potential for the connection’s expansion and the rise of the tourist and business traffic between Poland, the CEE region and South Korea.

airBaltic Carries 500 000 Passengers on Bombardier CS300

Riga. The Latvian airline airBaltic has carried over 500 000 passengers on the brand new CS300 aircraft and now every fourth passenger of airBaltic is flying CS300. In total airBaltic has flown to 40 destinations in the Baltics, Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East with the Bombardier CS300 aircraft.

Martin Sedlacky, Chief Operations Officer of airBaltic: “CS300 is the most advanced jet aircraft in its class and is showing good operational results. Like all new aircraft, the implementation requires additional attention in terms of linking parts and systems of different manufacturers but our team together with Bombardier and other partners are doing excellent work so that our passengers could have the best flying experience.”