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With the opening of five new hotels, Minneapolis surpasses 8,000 rooms in downtown

MINNEAPOLIS – Downtown Minneapolis now has more than 8,000 hotel rooms to welcome visitors to town, surpassing the new milestone thanks to the opening this fall of five new hotels. AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown, Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown, Radisson RED Minneapolis, Hewing Hotel, and Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area all welcomed their first…

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Booking.com launches accelerator programme for startups in sustainable tourism

AMSTERDAM – Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, announced the launch of its new accelerator programme, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry, the 3-week…

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Seven billion gallons of jet fuel saved, 74m. tons of carbon dioxide eliminated

SEATTLE – Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) and Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced that its unique Blended Winglet and Split Scimitar Winglet technologies have now saved the world’s commercial and business jet operators an estimated 7 billion gallons of jet fuel, resulting in a corresponding global reduction of 74 million tons of CO2 emissions. Blended Winglets…

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Carnival Corporation to build three new LNG-powered cruise ships with Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku

MIAMI – Carnival Corporation & plc signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver three additional next-generation cruise ships that will be fully powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the cleanest burning fossil fuel in the world. The shipbuilding agreements are subject to several conditions, including…

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Ryanair launches Frankfurt Main Winter 2017 schedule

Ryanair launched its first Frankfurt Main winter schedule (2017), with 7 based aircraft (an investment of $700m), 20 new routes to Athens, Barcelona, Brindisi, Catania, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Krakow, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester,  Milan, Pisa, Porto, Seville, Tenerife, Toulouse, Valencia and Venice (24 routes in total), which will deliver over 2.3m customers p.a. and…

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National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures introduces 18 new trips for 2017

TORONTO and WASHINGTON – National Geographic Expeditions and G Adventures have unveiled 18 new trips for 2017 as part of the National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures lineup, including tours through the storied landscapes of Namibia, Japan, France and Canada, plus several U.S.-based tours into America’s historic cities and national parks. The new itineraries will…

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