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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 …

Hilton Debuts New Garden Inns in New York, Phoenix, Austin

Hilton Debuts New Garden Inns in New York, Phoenix, Austin

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of several new Hilton Garden Inn locations across the United States.
The Hilton Garden Inn Times Square South is located close to Rockefeller center in Manhattan as well as the Winter Village at Bryant Park, while the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix-Tempe ASU Research Park is near the Tempe Marketplace, which consists of nearly 100 shops and restaurants.
Meanwhile, the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Airport is …

How Did the Recent Terrorist Attack Impact Tourism in New York?

It happened in London, Nice, Munich, Brussels, Manchester, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin, and other major cities.
Now it was New York’s turn in the crosshairs, a deadly attack in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday, where six of the eight individuals killed were visitors from other countries to a city that had experienced the worst terrorist attack in history on September 11, 2001, with a loss of life just under 3,000.
When the recent slew …

New York to Repeal Bizarre Law That Forbade Dancing in Bars and Clubs

New York to Repeal Bizarre Law That Forbade Dancing in Bars and Clubs

New York’s Cabaret Law, which dates back to Prohibition, is finally set to be struck down. The law bars “musical entertainment, singing, dancing or other forms of amusement“ in any spaces open to the public offering food and/or drink with the exception of those that obtain a cabaret license, something only 97 out of almost 25,000 such businesses have.
At the time the law was passed in 1926, the N.Y. Committee …

United Airlines Appoints Regional President for New York Metro Area

United Airlines Appoints Regional President for New York Metro Area

United Airlines announced the appointment of Jill Kaplan to the position of president for New York/New Jersey, a new position.
Kaplan, who will join the airline mid-November, will oversee and coordinate multiple departments including government affairs, marketing, and sales for the region and also work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the region’s airports. She will report to United’s president, Scott Kirby.
“Jill will have a …

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 …

New York City to Replace MetroCard with Contactless System that Supports Apple Pay and Android Pay

New York City to Replace MetroCard with Contactless System that Supports Apple Pay and Android Pay

New York City announced plans Monday to modernize the system passengers use to pay for public transport by replacing the MetroCard with one that is based on the contactless payment card system used on buses and the London Underground in London.
Portions of the new system will go into effect next year and will allow subway and bus riders to pay for their rides by waving their mobile phones or contactless …