W Hotels is celebrating its first opening in mainland China as it opens the doors to the W Guangzhou. The hotel is housed in a striking black glass building on the Pearl River, in the commercial district of Zhujiang, complete with a 19-metre tall water feature in the lobby. The W Guangzhou comprises 317 rooms…Details
(USA Today) Room availability in national park lodges is frequently in short supply, especially during the busy summer season. Overall, the number of rooms in America’s national-park lodges has remained essentially unchanged for decades. An increasing number of travelers chasing the same number of rooms inevitably leads to reservation difficulties. Although it can be quite…Details
The new airline, which will use the American Airlines name, will beef up American’s network, particularly along the East Coast, where US Airways is a major player with its Washington-New York Shuttle and hubs in Philadelphia and Charlotte. The proposed merger of US Air and American parent AMR, which filed for bankruptcy in November 2011,…Details
Air Canada Rouge, the latest low cost carrier to appear on the horizon will fly from Toronto and Montreal to Edinburgh, Athens, Venice, Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Flights, which begin in July, will be on 767s and contain both business class and economy seats.
Avis is buying Zipcar, the largest car-sharing network in the world, a move that will allow the traditional car rental company to tap into the increasingly popular alternative of car sharing. For travelers visiting large metro areas, car sharing offers a less-expensive alternative to renting a car for a full day. The purchase also would allow…Details
Lug Loc (Luggage Locator) is designed to be carried in any pocket or bag between the clothes inside the suitcase. It operates from a SIM card (identical to that used by cell phones) to be located in real time while traveling hidden in luggage. Lug Loc service not only provides the location of luggage, but…Details
For most people, keeping fit involves an established exercise routine built around a regular weekly schedule. But what if your job involves large amounts of travel? Many people come back from trips away carrying extra pounds from disruption to regular exercise, as well as an increased tendency to overindulge on business dinners paid for on the…Details