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Marriott to Open 40 New Luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott to Open 40 New Luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced plans to open approximately 40 new higher-end properties next year, in multiple countries including Australia, China, Germany, Mexico, and Israel.
Marriott will debut six new Ritz-Carlton properties including in locations that include China’s Jiuzhaigou Valley and Los Cabos, Mexico. In addition, the company plans to renovate several Ritz-Carlton properties, including The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin and the Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul.
New St. Regis hotels are set to open in Cairo …

Air China to Launch Shenzhen-Los Angeles Route

Air China to Launch Shenzhen-Los Angeles Route

Air China announced the start of new service between Shenzhen and Los Angeles. The route is the first non-stop between the two cities.
Flights are scheduled to depart Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 11:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 8 p.m. From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 10:50 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will arrive at 5:40 a.m. two days …

10 Tips for Your First Time Driving Abroad

One of the great pleasures of traveling abroad is driving the magnificent highways and scenic roads, be it the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße in Austria, Route One in Iceland, the Stelvio Pass in Italy, the Trollstigen in Norway, or the Karakoram Highway connecting China and Pakistan. A drive is a brilliant way to get to know a country and its innate beauty at your own pace.
Whether you rent a car, do euro …

Tianjin Airlines Begins First Route to Australia

Tianjin Airlines Begins First Route to Australia

Tianjin Airlines announced the launch of new service between Chongqing, China and Melbourne, Australia. The route is the carrier’s first to Australia.
Flights will depart Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport at 10:10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Melbourne Airport at 11:40 a.m. the next morning. Flights from Melbourne to Chongqing are scheduled to depart at 1:40 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, arriving at 9:10 p.m.
In addition to the …

Hainan Airlines to Link New York with Chongqing, Chengdu

Hainan Airlines to Link New York with Chongqing, Chengdu

Hainan Airlines announced two new routes linking New York with both Chengdu and Chongqing
The carrier began flights to Chongqing on October 21, and will launch new service to Chengdu on October 27.
Flights to Chongqing will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 2:50 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays and arrive at 5:55 a.m. the next morning. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and …

China, California Tighten Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

China, California Tighten Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

From California to China, regulators are promulgating new and more stringent emissions and fuel consumption requirements. A new law in China will require 8% of automakers’ sales in the country to consist of zero emission vehicles starting in 2019.
Certain states in the U.S., such as California, have put similar measures into place. The Golden State is ramping up its zero emissions vehicle requirement mandate from 4.5% of sales in 2018 …

Air China to Launch Los Angeles-Shenzhen Flights

Air China to Launch Los Angeles-Shenzhen Flights

Air China announced that it will begin new service between Los Angeles and Shenzhen, China on December 7. The route will be the first non-stop between the two cities.
Flights are scheduled to depart Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 11:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 8 p.m. From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 10:50 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will …