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.
Aer Lingus has announced its 2017 Dublin summer schedule offering passengers from the UK even greater choice when flying to North America. In addition to a host of additional frequencies, the airline has revealed further expansion of its long haul network with a new Dublin to Miami route, operating three times per week from September 2017.
The world famous Motown Museum in Detroit has announced it will undergo a $50-million-dollar expansion starting in 2017. This will grow the Museum to a 50,000 square foot tourist attraction featuring dynamic, interactive exhibits, a state-of-the art performance theatre, unrivalled recording studios, an expanded retail experience and meeting spaces designed by world renowned architects and exhibit designers.
Hakkasan Group will debut its first US location of Yauatcha, a dim sum teahouse, on February 1st, 2017 in Honolulu. Located on the Grand Lanai level of the newly redeveloped International Market Place, the indoor-outdoor restaurant will feature dim sum, a patisserie, an extensive tea menu and eclectic mixology program in a contemporary setting with 276 seats.