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Ford Accelerates Move to All-Electric in Europe with $1 Billion Investment

Ford Accelerates Move to All-Electric in Europe with $1 Billion Investment

The Ford Motor Company announced Wednesday that all of its passenger cars and light trucks in Europe would be electric vehicles by 2030 and, as an intermediate step, either zero-emissions capable, all electric, or plug-in hybrid by 2026.
In addition, the automaker said two-thirds of commercial vehicle sales on the Continent would be all-electric or plug-in hybrid by 2030.
Ford said it would revamp its plant in Cologne, Germany, in order to …

What’s Doing in Krakow, Poland

Krakow, located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains in southern Poland and straddling the Vistula River, is the second largest city in the country with 1.4 million residents. Like Warsaw, the city is best known for its beautiful medieval architecture, Old Town neighborhood, and rich modern history.
Start your visit in Krakow’s Old Town neighborhood, or Stare Miasto, home to a number of historic buildings and landmarks. Centrally …

What’s Doing in Austria’s Wachau Valley

Lower Austria is the largest of Austria’s nine federal states with a population of 1.6 million. Located 60 miles (97 kilometers) west of Vienna along the banks of the Danube river, the state is known for its small towns and villages, scenic countryside, and Baroque abbeys and castles.
The region of Wachau, located in the Waldviertel quarter of Lower Austria and occupying a 19-mile (30-kilometer) stretch of the Danube between the …

What’s Doing in Verona

A popular tourist destination in northern Italy, the romantic and stunningly beautiful city of Verona has a population of over 250,000 inhabitants. While the city, which straddles the Adige River, is famous for its ancient Roman history and architecture, it is also steeped in a strong literary tradition as the setting of three of Shakespeare’s plays, “The Taming of the Shrew,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” …

Newark Liberty to Get $120 Million Upgrade

Newark Liberty to Get $120 Million Upgrade

Newark Liberty International Airport will get new dining and retail venues, as well as upgrades in technology for passengers as part of an 18-month renovation of the airport’s Terminal C.  The $120 million refurbishments will be undertaken by a partnership of United Airlines and OTG Management, an airport development company.
New venues will include more than 55 cafés, markets, and food and beverage outlets in 60 gate areas. The airport will …

What’s Doing in Dallas

Following yet another sweltering summer (as I am writing this, it’s 97° F/36° C), Dallas, Texas is preparing for two very welcome events: cooler temperatures and the State Fair of Texas.
The State Fair of Texas, which runs from September 26 through October 19, has taken place in Dallas every year since 1886, with the exception of two short hiatuses during the First and Second World Wars. It occupies a 277-acre …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: September 13, 2014

It’s the weekend.  Once again, it’s a good time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may not have had time to read over the past week.  Here are five stories that are worth putting on your reading list:
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Louis Hotel in Munich, Germany.  The hotel was difficult to locate but the good food and service and a prime location in …