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JetBlue Adds Japan Airlines Codeshare

JetBlue Adds Japan Airlines Codeshare

JetBlue and Japan Airlines have announced plans to codeshare. This will allow customers to make reservations with Japan Airlines codes on JetBlue operated flights.
Codesharing will begin April 18, for flights on or after April 22.
The codeshare agreement comes as Japan Airlines begins service from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the only nonstop flight between New England and Asia. Japan Airlines currently …

Diamond Head Tower Opens At Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Diamond Head Tower Opens At Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Hyatt and Kokua Hospitality have announced the opening of the Diamond Head Tower at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach.
The Diamond Head Tower joins the hotel’s Pali Tower, and marks the completion of the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach building project. The entire hotel now offers 426 guest rooms, with 191 in the Pali Tower and 235 in the Diamond Head Tower. Rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a 42-inch HDTV, a Hyatt Grand …

Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Opens

Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Opens

Carlson Rezidor has opened the Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul, the hotel group’s third in the city.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul is located in the city’s upscale Atasehir district and near to its two airports, Sabiha Gokcen International and Atatuerk International.
The new hotel has 195 rooms and suites, which offer free Internet access, Anne Semonin bath amenities, and 37-inch LCD TVs. In addition, suites provide larger 42-inch TVs, free in-room movies, …

Alamo and National Car Rental Brands To Become Available In Brazil

Alamo and National Car Rental Brands To Become Available In Brazil

Enterprise Holdings has announced it is franchising its Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rent brands to Unidas, a leading Brazilian car rental company.
The 15-year deal between the companies will bring the Alamo and National brands to each of Unidas’ over 100 airport and city locations in the country.
This is Enterprise Holdings’ first entry into the Brazilian market. Earlier this year, the company acquired France’s Citer SA and Spain’s …

Marriott To Double Number of Caribbean/Latin American Hotels

Marriott To Double Number of Caribbean/Latin American Hotels

Marriott International has announced that it plans to double its number of hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America by 2017. The chain’s expansion would add approximately 14,000 jobs in the region.
Marriott currently has 35 hotels under development in the Caribbean and Latin America, including the Ritz-Carlton Aruba, JW Marriott Cusco, and Port-au-Prince Marriott Hotel.
Marriott International currently has 69 hotels in 25 countries in the aforementioned region. Nine of Marriott’s …

This Week In Business Travel History – 15 April 2012

This Week In Business Travel History – 15 April 2012

In 1524, the explorer Giovanni Verrazano discovered New York Harbor on a mission to find a passage to China. Verrazano’s legacy can be driven over everyday, as a suspension bridge (pictured), once the world’s longest, between Staten Island and Brooklyn was named after him.
The city of San Francisco was officially incorporated in 1850. Fifty-seven years later, in 1907, the first ever Fairmont Hotel opened in the city. A year before …

Air France Begins Flying to Wuhan, China

Air France Begins Flying to Wuhan, China

Air France has started flying a new route between its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Wuhan, China.
The airline is operating the Paris-Wuhan route three times a week aboard Boeing 777-200ERs. The 777-200ERs are all equipped with Boeing’s full sleep Business class seats.
Crews on the flights are trained in Chinese culture, and there are also interpreters onboard. In addition, Air France offers meals designed by Chinese chefs and a selection …