Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Jesse Sokolow

Summer Time 2017 Set to Begin this Sunday in European Union

Summer Time will begin this Sunday in the European Union at 1 a.m. GMT. At this time, which is 2 a.m. in Central Europe, clocks should be set ahead by one hour.
The change will put both sides of the Atlantic back in sync after a two-week period that followed the switch to Daylight Saving Time, on March 12, in most of the United States and Canada.
Summer Time, called British Summer …

Hilton Linzhi Resort Opens in Tibet

Hilton Linzhi Resort Opens in Tibet

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The Hilton Linzhi Resort is situated on 800 acres (323 hectares) within the historic King of Gongbo site.
The resort has a total of 220 guestrooms and suites, each with a 42” LCD TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. In addition, as the hotel sits at an elevation of 3,000 meters, between the Himalayas and the Yarlung …

Delta to Relocate to Terminals 2 and 3 at LAX in May

Delta to Relocate to Terminals 2 and 3 at LAX in May

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin the first phase of its relocation to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on May 12. The move from the carrier’s current home at Terminals 5 and 6 is expected to impact 21 airlines and will last through May 17.
The move is part of a major $1.9-billion project at LAX that will renovate and connect Terminals 2 and 3 …

Alaska Airlines and Condor Announce Partnership

Alaska Airlines and Condor Announce Partnership

Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Condor Airlines.
Under the agreement, members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan loyalty program will be able to earn miles on Condor-operated flights to Europe. In addition, members of Virgin America’s Elevate loyalty program will be able to earn miles if they use their Alaska Mileage Plan number issued this year on Condor flights.
Alaska said that award travel redemption will be available in the near future.
Alaska …

Marriott Invests in PlacePass, Will Offer Over 100,000 New Local Experiences to Guests

Marriott Invests in PlacePass, Will Offer Over 100,000 New Local Experiences to Guests

Marriott International announced that it invested in PlacePass, a travel technology company.
The partnership will allow travelers to choose from over 100,000 local experiences in 800 destinations worldwide.
Experiences will include exploring filming locations for the series “Downton Abbey,” in the United Kingdom, taking on a retired sumo wrestler in Tokyo in a bout, taking a sunrise mountain biking tour of Cambodian temples, and joining a pasta-making class at a Tuscan farmhouse …

Norway Displaces Denmark as World’s Happiest Country, U.S. Is No. 14

In search of happiness? Consider moving to Norway, the world’s happiest country.
After placing fourth last year (Denmark was first), Norway, followed closely by Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden, proved that those in search of happiness might consider moving to a European country with a cool climate.
The authors of the 2017 World Happiness Report explained that Norway is a happy place not because of its oil wealth but in spite of it: …

Delta to Begin Seattle-Chicago Route

Delta to Begin Seattle-Chicago Route

Delta Air Lines announced plans to launch new service between Seattle and Chicago on June 19. The carrier will operate the service three times daily.
Flights will depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 7:40 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 5 p.m., and arrive at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at 1:45 p.m., 5:20 p.m., and 11:05 p.m., respectively.
From Chicago, flights are scheduled to depart at 7:30 a.m., 2:20 p.m., and 5:55 p.m., arriving in …