New York's Empire State Building is making its open-air 86th-floor Observatory available to couples wanting to get engaged in an unforgettable setting. The proposal package, "Happily Ever Empire," costs $1,000 a couple and includes photo opportunities at the 102nd-floor Observatory.
A 55-story, $500 million hotel-residential-medical center tower under construction in Miami is being touted as the world's first pandemic-adapted skyscraper. The Legacy Tower at Miami Worldcenter will feature disinfection robots and voice-activated elevators along with an array of health care components such as surgery rooms and a pharmacy.
Hawaiian Airlines will resume service in December between Honolulu and Sydney, Australia. The airline is looking forward to reopening travel to Japan, and COO Jon Snook said the Boeing 787s being delivered next year will have more lie-flat business class seats than its other long-haul aircraft.
Since Alaska Airlines joined the oneworld alliance, it has added nearly 200 codeshare routes with five oneworld partners, giving the carrier greater access to European and Asian markets.
Delta Air Lines has joined the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact, a coalition of local companies committed to transitioning to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. "We are proud to be the first carbon-neutral airline on a global basis" and "look forward to partnering with other local businesses to learn and collaborate on best practices for reaching our net-zero emissions goals," said Delta's Amelia DeLuca, managing director of sustainability.
Hilton is switching to a Digital Key Share service that can be used by up to four guests who access it through the Hilton Honors app. Loyalty member guests also can get quicker notification of upgrades and will be able to choose their room.
Fully vaccinated visitors from 46 countries, including the US, will be allowed to visit Thailand without quarantining, starting Nov. 1. In addition, curfews will be lifted in Bangkok and other key tourist destinations as the nation tries to rebuild its tourism sector, which dropped 82% in revenue.
The Canadian government will provide wage and rent subsidies of up to 75% to hotels, travel agencies, tour operators and restaurants under a pandemic recovery program announced last week. Eligibility requires monthly revenue losses of 40% over 12 months of the pandemic as well as the current month.
Legoland Resort is slated to open in China's Sichuan Province in October 2023. Merlin Entertainments is investing $861.3 million to build the new theme park and plans to open more resorts in Shanghai and other cities.
Delta Air Lines employees went the extra mile to help a couple from Tallahassee, Fla., to South Korea bring home their adopted son from South Korea. Crew members even greeted the family with a basket of goodies and balloons on their return.
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