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Lufthansa to Begin Flights to San Diego, San Jose

Lufthansa to Begin Flights to San Diego, San Jose

Lufthansa announced that it will begin new service to both San Diego and San Jose, California from Frankfurt. The carrier will launch flights to San Diego on March 22, with service to San Jose scheduled to begin on March 25.
Flights from Frankfurt Airport to San Diego International Airport will depart at 10 a.m. and arrive at 1:20 p.m. Flights will then depart San Diego at 3:05 p.m. and arrive in …

Review: ‘Babylon Berlin’ on Netflix and Sky 1

It’s 1929, ten years into the Weimar Republic and the Golden 20s, Berlin is the third-largest metropolis in the world, a place where decadence and artistic expression are often one and the same, while a fragile German democracy runs out the clock before descending into chaos.
This is the world inhabited by “Babylon Berlin,” a crime series guaranteed to be unlike any other.
The Krimi, as the genre is known in German, …

New Hyatt Place Opens at Frankfurt Airport

New Hyatt Place Opens at Frankfurt Airport

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport. The hotel is located 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) from the airport.
The property has 312 guestrooms, each with a 42” flat screen TV. The hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi.
A 24-hour fitness center is located on the premises. The hotel also has over 3,000 square feet (278 square meters) of meeting and event space.
Guests can dine at the property’s …

Germany’s New Berlin-Munich Inter-City-Express Sprinter Begins Operations

Germany’s New Berlin-Munich Inter-City-Express Sprinter Begins Operations

MUNICH—Germany’s long-planned high-speed intercity train that transports passengers between Berlin and Munich in four hours went into service Sunday.
The Deutsche Bahn’s Inter-City-Express Sprinter train departs both cities three times a day for the 387-mile (623-kilometer) journey. Normal intercity trains take six hours to cover the same route.
The Deutsche Bahn hopes to lure travelers who would normally use air transport with the faster train.
Plans for the Inter-City-Express Sprinter …

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 …

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 …

Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss to Add More Short-Haul Flights

Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss to Add More Short-Haul Flights

Following the demise of Air Berlin and Lufthansa’s acquisition of many of its assets, the Frankfurt-based carrier announced plans to significantly increase its domestic flying this winter.
Lufthansa said that it increased its capacity on many routes by 25%, and some major routes will see a 60% increase.
These increases include an additional 14 weekly flights between Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, as well as seven extra weekly flights between Frankfurt and Berlin.
Lufthansa Group …