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Norwegian to Launch Four New Routes from London Gatwick

Norwegian to Launch Four New Routes from London Gatwick

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced it will begin service from London Gatwick to four new destinations later this year.  The carrier will launch new routes to Portugal and Spain in the fall, and new routes to the French and Austrian Alps in the winter.
Beginning October 28, Norwegian will offer twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick to Madeira Airport on the Portuguese Island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean.  Flights will operate on …

Summer Getaways Off the Beaten Path

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The onset of warmer weather in the past few weeks means one thing to most people: summer vacation.  If you haven’t packed your bags yet, here are some recommended summer getaways that promise rest and relaxation in unique settings.
Hoshinoya Karuizawa
Karuizawa, Japan
Many visitors to Japan don’t get past the larger cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto, and by not doing so, they are missing out on a secret Japan, one that …

Park Hyatt Hotel to Open in Vienna

Park Hyatt Hotel to Open in Vienna

Hyatt announced it will open a new Park Hyatt property in Vienna, Austria, on June 1 of this year. The Park Hyatt Vienna will be located in the city’s Golden Quarter, in a 100-year-old building that once housed the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy Bank.
The hotel will have 143 guest rooms and 35 suites. The property will also include four dining establishments, a pool, fitness center, spa, and 6,900 square feet (641 …

Air China to Launch Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona Service

Air China to Launch Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona Service

Air China announced that it would commence Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona service beginning May 5 of this year. The new route will operate four times a week, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
Flights from Beijing will depart at 2:10 a.m., and will arrive in Vienna at 6:10 a.m.  Flights will then arrive in Barcelona at 9:25 a.m.  The service will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Flights from Barcelona will depart at 11:25 a.m., arriving in …

How to Plan a European Delivery Trip

How to Plan a European Delivery Trip

One of the great joys in traveling is flying off to a distant destination and then embarking upon a drive.  While many people rely on rental cars for this purpose, it’s possible to travel to several European countries, pick up your very own car at the factory, and drive around the continent before returning home and parking a brand new car in your garage.
The programs have various names, including European …

2013: The Year in Pictures

2013: The Year in Pictures

From sunsets in remote tropical islands to a mountain lake, Frequent Business Traveler presents some of the best photographs of 2013. The photos cover our editorial staff’s travels from the Pacific Northwest to Japan to South America to Central Europe.

Interior of Auditório Ibirapuera in São Paulo, a concert hall designed by Oscar Niemeyer

Sunset takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport.

 The London Eye.

Štrbské pleso, a mountain lake on the Slovak side of …

Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel Debuts New Guestrooms

Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel Debuts New Guestrooms

The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel in Austria unveiled its newly-renovated guestrooms.  The hotel began renovations on all of its 339 rooms in May earlier this year.
The rooms now offer large work spaces, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and in-room safes.  The bathrooms now have shower and tub combos.
Each room also received new carpeting and wallpaper.  In addition, the rooms now have high-speed Internet access.
The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel …