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Korean Air Chief Indicted for Embezzlement

Korean Air Chief Indicted for Embezzlement

Korean Air’s CEO was indicted on Monday for embezzlement and violations of international tax law.
Prosecutors charged Cho Yang-ho with embezzling 19.6 billion won ($17.4 million) and unfairly awarding contracts to companies controlled by members of his family.
Cho’s daughter Heather Cho was embroiled in a memorable incident in 2014 when she was a vice president of the airline and demanded that an aircraft she was on return to the gate at …

Hilton to Open First Canopy Hotel in Latin America

Hilton to Open First Canopy Hotel in Latin America

Hilton announced plans to open a Canopy by Hilton hotel in São Paulo, Brazil, next year.
The Canopy by Hilton São Paulo Jardins will be a gut renovation of an existing hotel on the site.
The hotel will offer 98 rooms that reflect the city in design as well as what the hotelier calls an “intimate” lobby with “chic” design elements.  Amenities will include Canopy Central, an area of the hotel with …

Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Reopen after Extensive Refurbishment

Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Reopen after Extensive Refurbishment

The Jumeirah Group announced plans for the reopening of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the hotelier’s first property, which opened in Dubai in 1997. The property’s doors will reopen to guests on October 19, 2018.
The wave-shaped hotel stands next to the sail-shaped Burj al Aarb, the third highest hotel in the world.
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel was closed five months ago for a top-to-bottom renovation that entailed a new and more airy …

ANA to Offer Non-Stop Service to Vienna

ANA to Offer Non-Stop Service to Vienna

All Nippon Airways announced plans to offer non-stop service from Tokyo to Vienna.
The capital-to-capital flights will be operated using Boeing 787-9 aircraft and will offer connecting service to other European cities in conjunction with Star Alliance partners Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines.
Flights will depart Tokyo Haneda Airport at 1:55 a.m. local time and arrive at Vienna Schwechat Airport at 6 a.m.  Return flights will leave Vienna at 11:50 a.m. and arrive …

United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines said on Monday it plans to add 22 new routes in 2019 including daily service to Anchorage and non-stop service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, fromChicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The airline plans to add non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio starting on June 6, 2019. On March 31, 2019, United will also link Los Angeles International Airport to …

Virgin Atlantic to Operate Pride Flight with LGBTQ Crew

Virgin Atlantic to Operate Pride Flight with LGBTQ Crew

Virgin Atlantic announced it will operate a special flight from London to New York City in honor of WorldPride next June.
The flight will be hosted by Netflix star Tituss Burgess and will be operated by an LGBTQ crew.
The special voyage will travel from London Heathrow Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport on June 28, 2019, coinciding with WorldPride as that event marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots.
“We’re going …

Hilton Returns to Taiwan with the Hilton Taipei Sinban

Hilton Returns to Taiwan with the Hilton Taipei Sinban

After a 15-year absence, Hilton returned to Taiwan on Monday with the opening of the Hilton Taipei Sinban in New Taipei City.
The new hotel offers 400 rooms and suites.  Each room features a 50-inch flatscreen television and espresso machine. All provide city views.  Guest amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and a rooftop infinity pool. Executive Rooms are on a higher floor and offer private check-in as well as admission …