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EU Rejects British PM’s Call to Renegotiate Brexit Terms

EU Rejects British PM’s Call to Renegotiate Brexit Terms

The European Union Tuesday rejected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to rework the terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the bloc. The move came as Johnson was preparing to meet German Bundeskanzler Angela Merkel for the first time since he took office last month.
Johnson has said that Britain will leave the European Union in a hard Brexit, that is a Brexit without a deal, if EU leadership does …

To Brexit, or Not to Brexit, That is the Question

The chatter around Brexit over the past few days is less about whether the European Union and the United Kingdom can reach a new withdrawal agreement, given that the two sides can’t even agree on conditions for starting new negotiations, and more about whether the United Kingdom will crash out of the bloc on October 31 or Parliament can step in to prevent this from taking place.
As London’s mayor, Sadiq …

Norwegian Air to End All Flights from North America to Ireland

Norwegian Air to End All Flights from North America to Ireland

Norwegian Air announced an end to all its flights from North America to Dublin, Cork, and Shannon.
The airline cited the ongoing issues with the grounding of Boeing’s troubled 737 Max aircraft as a major factor in the decision.
“As the airline moves from growth to profitability, we have conducted a comprehensive review of our transatlantic operations between Ireland and North America and considering the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, …

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Opens Its Doors to Guests

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Opens Its Doors to Guests

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center on Monday.
The new property replaces the original Four Seasons Philadelphia that overlooked Logan Square and closed in June 2015 after 32 years of operation.
“This exceptional new property represents the very best of Four Seasons,” said Christian Clerc, president of worldwide hotel operations at the chain.
The 219-key hotel, which was originally slated to …

Flygskam – Why Swedes Are Opting for Train Over Plane

A growing number of Swedes is giving up flying because of the carbon emissions caused by flying and there’s even a word in Swedish –  flygskam, or flight shame – which describes the feeling of being embarrassed for flying because of its environmental impact.
Along with #jagstannarpåmarken, or #stayontheground, the two have become popular social media buzzwords.
The change in travel habits comes amidst growing public concern about climate change.
A survey published …

Halekulani Hotel in Okinawa Opens

Halekulani Hotel in Okinawa Opens

The Halekulani Okinawa announced on Friday that it opened its doors to guests.
Located on the main island of Okinawa, the 360-key hotel is a sister property to the 112-year-old Halekulani Waikiki, which is home to the restaurant House Without a Key, made famous by the Earl Derr Biggers novel of the same name as part of the Charlie Chan series.
Okinawa is in one of the world’s so-called blue zones, an …

Ryanair Pilots Plan Strike Later This Month

Ryanair Pilots Plan Strike Later This Month

The union representing many U.K.-based pilots at Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair announced that the rank-and-file membership had approved five days of strikes, set to take place on some of the busiest travel days of the summer. 
Pilots who are members of Balpa, the British pilots’ trade union, plan a 48-hour strike from 12:01 a.m. on August 22 until 11:59 p.m. on August 23, local time, and a 72-hour strike from …