Dubai-based airline Emirates will cut the number of flights it offers to United States following attempts to ban travellers from Muslim-majority countries by president Trump. Since taking office in November last year, Trump has signed two executive orders banning refugees and citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.
Located directly on the beach in the quaint, sun-splashed town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Plunge Beach Hotel will open later this month. The property will have 163 rooms in three individual buildings, each with their own laid-back vibe, a marketplace, coffee shop, fitness centre and beach bars.
Virgin Atlantic has kicked off a major growth drive at Manchester Airport, launching the first of a hat trick of new long haul routes to America. The airline waved off its inaugural service to San Francisco, the first ever direct route to northern California from the north of England.
Santa Barbara’s most anticipated luxury property, the Hotel Californian, has announced a summer 2017 opening. Nearing completion in the heart of Santa Barbara, the hotel is located adjacent to the city’s vibrant Funk Zone and steps from the Pacific Ocean and the Union Station.
Officials at the United States department for homeland security have announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries.
There are indications in flight search data that sentiment towards the US has suffered significantly in recent weeks, as a consequence of the Trump administration’s controversial attempted travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries.
Scottish craft brewery BrewDog is giving beer geeks the ultimate beer-themed immersive experience, with plans to build a craft beer hotel in Columbus, Ohio.
Sixty Hotels, a brand established by brothers Jason, Michael, and Lawrence Pomeranc, has welcomed hotel industry veteran Kevin Osterhaus to team in the role of president.
Manchester Airport has launched its first multi-channel, multi-audience marketing campaign to showcase the breadth of destinations it offers to the USA. The #USADirect campaign will see the airport reach out to all areas of its catchment area that spans as far north as the Scottish Borders, south to the Midlands, east to Yorkshire, and west to Merseyside and North Wales.
Norwegian has outlined the next steps in its plans to launch transatlantic routes from Cork and Shannon Airport. The announcement comes as the airline’s Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air International was awarded a foreign carrier permit by the US authorities this weekend. Norwegian plans to operate daily transatlantic flights between Ireland and the US East Coast.
Following a successful opening to the general public last month, Prince’s home and recording studio, Paisley Park in Minnesota, has announced that it is expanding and enhancing its tour of the legendary production complex. Set to launch next week, themed fan experience packages will be offered in addition to the current General Admission and VIP tours.