Austria

The 2017 Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List: The 10 Best Hotels in the World

Sometimes a hotel just isn’t merely a hotel, just like a flight isn’t just a flight or a city isn’t just another city.
They are special places that we want to return to again and again. In our opinion, they are the best of the best, from sprawling estates to classic old-world hotels in town, from airlines that treat you as a welcome guest to plays and musicals that you simply …

Austrian Airlines Links Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines Links Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines announced the launch of new service between Vienna and Los Angeles. The carrier will operate the service five times a week initially, and will increase to six flights a week beginning June 13.
Flights will depart Vienna International Airport at 10:03 a.m. and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 1:20 p.m. Flights from Los Angeles to Vienna are scheduled to depart at 3:05 p.m. and arrive at 12:05 …

The Official Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom

MUNICH—From mid-November until Christmas Eve, Christmas markets can be found in every major city and town in many European countries including Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Today’s markets have their origins in Vienna’s December Market, which dates back to 1294, and which was followed by Christmas markets in Munich in 1310, Bautzen in 1384, and Frankfurt in 1393.
The smells of a Christkindlmarkt are addictive: Glühwein (spiced wine), scented candles, …

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines to Offer Portugal, Italy, Cuba Flights

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines to Offer Portugal, Italy, Cuba Flights

Lufthansa Group airlines Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels, and Eurowings announced plans to offer new service to a variety of destinations this fall and winter.
Lufthansa will offer new flights from Frankfurt to Funchal, Portugal on October 29, as well as to Cape Town, South Africa on December 2. On October 30, the carrier will begin service from Munich to Marrakesh, Morocco.
Austrian Airlines plans to launch new service to Havana, Cuba from Vienna …

Austrian Airlines to Link Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines to Link Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines announced that it will launch new service between Vienna and Los Angeles on April 10, 2017. The carrier will operate the service six days a week, using Boeing 777 aircraft.
Flights will depart Vienna International Airport at 10 a.m. local time every day except Sunday, and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 1:30 p.m. From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 3:05 p.m. every day except Sunday as …

Austria, Slovakia, and the Netherlands Introduce Border Controls

Austria, Slovakia, and the Netherlands Introduce Border Controls

A day after Germany introduced temporary controls at its southern border with Austria, that country, along with the Netherlands and Slovakia introduced what they termed temporary border controls.
The action follows the struggle these countries are having with the influx of refugees coming to the Continent.  Hungary said that over 5,000 had crossed into the country from Serbia on Monday before noon, even though it is trying to seal off that …

Germany Institutes Border Controls with Austria, Shuts Down Trains Between the 2 Countries

Germany Institutes Border Controls with Austria, Shuts Down Trains Between the 2 Countries

Germany announced on Sunday that, using emergency powers, it was reinstating temporary controls at its southern border with Austria, after being overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of migrants from countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
In addition, train service between the two countries was suspended as of 5:00 p.m. local time.
The move was announced by the country’s Bundesminister des Innern or Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière at a news conference in …