It is expected that more people will book flights

first_imgIt is expected that more people will book flights to Hawaii after Hawaiian Airlines signed new e-ticketing agreements with Air France and Australia’s Virgin Blue.The agreement will allow Air France and Virgin Blue passengers with flight connections on Hawaiian to buy one e-ticket – which means they will only have to check-in once and be able to retrieve their luggage at their final destination.Rick Peterson, Hawaiian’s vice president of marketing and sales, said: “Hawaiian continues to reach out to more international travellers and these agreements will make the journey to Hawaii much easier for our customers.”The Hawaiian islands have become more accessible after Hawaiian Airlines reached e-ticketing agreements with a number of major airlines including British Airways, American and Japan Airlines.It is thought that the latest agreement could result in more people from France and Australia visiting the Pacific destination, now that seamless flight connections are on offer.Hawaiian will launch a third flight between Honolulu and Las Vegas from February 23rd. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlybe announces new interline ticketing ventureLow-cost airline Flybe has announced a new interline ticketing partnership with Hahn Air.Flybe announces interline ticketing partnershipsFlybe announces interline ticketing partnershipsFlights to Hawaii launched by Air Canada in DecemberFlights to Hawaii launched by Air Canada in Decemberlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedSIA to add extra A380 flights to LondonSingapore Airlines has announced plans to add more flights from London Heathrow using the carrier’s A380 aircraftQantas plans Airbus A380 for Heathrow flightsQantas plans Airbus A380 for Heathrow flights2019 January Flight DealsThere’s no better time to find cheap flights than the ‘January sales’. There are great deals to be had from leading airlines and travel agents, whether you want to grab a last minute flight for a city break or plan your summer holiday, it’s the time to find low cost… Air France has announced that the Airbus A380, the world’s largest airliner, will operate on the London-Heathrow airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle route for the very first time from Saturday, 12th June 2010 until Monday, 30th August 2010.The Air France A380 will be assigned to flight numbers AF1980 (departing Paris Charles de Gaulle, 10:05) and AF1981 (departing London Heathrow, 12:50) during all summer weekends from Saturday to Monday, plus all Fridays in July.For this special event, Air France has launched very attractive fares from just £80 return including all taxes in Economy Class, and from just £280 including all taxes in the Affaires/Business Class cabin.Says Henri Hourcade, General Manager, Air France KLM UK and Ireland, ‘We’re thrilled to have our flagship aircraft on the London to Paris route. During the Summer, the demand for our services from London to France or to connect with our global network is always extremely high”.Air France currently operates three double-decker A380s on the Paris-New York and Paris-Johannesburg routes.Travel is for dates between 12th June and 30th August 2010 only.Prices are per person including all taxes.Fares quoted are based on return flights departing from London Heathrow.See www.airfrance.co.uk for more details.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Jerusalem is an ancient city going back more than

first_imgJerusalem is an ancient city going back more than 3000 years, layered with hundreds of years of history whilst also being a modern city. Local expert Tripbod Shmuel shows us around.The first three sites in Jerusalem that you must see are connected to the three monotheistic religions that make up Jerusalem’s religious fabric. Related10 best places to visit in KyotoHang out in stations, unearth the world’s most expensive mushrooms and more in Japan’s former capital, Kyoto.5 must-visit cities for culture vulturesFed up of beach holidays? We reveal the 5 best city breaks for those seeking their cultural fix.Top 15 attractions and things to do in ThessalonikiVenerable in age and young at heart, Greece’s second city rewards those who follow their noses into bakeries and hidden backstreets, or wander through secret doorways and down into crypts. Uncover the best of Thessaloniki on a weekend away, with our guide to the top things to see, do and… 1. Western WallJudaism’s holiest site, this is the supporting wall built by Herod 2000 years ago during his renovation of the Second Temple. Standing at the wall, you can follow the tradition of writing your personal prayer on a scrap of paper and sticking it in one of the spaces between the large Herodian stones.2. Church of the Holy SepulcherThis is the holiest site to Christianity and commemorates the place of Jesus’ crucifixion and tomb. The original church was built by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century and extensively rebuilt by the Crusaders in 1149. It’s really a church of churches as six different Christian groups – Greek Orthodox, Franciscan (Catholic), Armenian, Syrian, Coptic and Ethiopian – share space and time for their traditions. 10. Mahane Yehuda marketTake a guided tour of the Mahane Yehuda market, which is a great place to walk around to get a feel for the characters and local cuisines of Jerusalem. This is your opportunity to try some Middle Eastern delicacies, traditional foods from the many nationalities that make Jerusalem their home. Here are some suggestions to get you started: oranges, grapefruits and pomegranates grow here so get a juice freshly squeezed right before your eyes; try a pitta bread with zatar, a Mediterranean spice in the oregano family and olive oil or stuffed with hummus, with falafel and eggplant and Israeli salad (diced tomato and cucumber); bureka, a Turkish pastry filled with potato or cheese; khachapuri, a Georgian yeast bread with cheese and egg; kubeh, a crispy, fried dumpling made of bulgur stuffed with meat and/or mushrooms. Leave a little room for a coffee or mint tea with a sweet and cheesy dessert like mtabak or knafe._Tripbod Shmuel lives in Jerusalem where he is a licensed tour guide and works with individuals, families and groups to create personalised itineraries._ _For advice and help planning your trip to Jerusalem, you can contact Shmuel directly on Tripbod.com_ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. Haram el-Sharif or Noble SanctuaryThis is a large plaza on which stands the Dome of the Rock – a shrine in blue tile and gold, which is one of the earliest examples of Islamic architecture – and the Al Aqsa mosque. The latter is the third holiest site to Islam, and both were built originally in the 8th century by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik.4. Biblical cuisine at EucalyptusFor a restaurant that combines Middle Eastern food in a fusion of nationalities and wonderful local ingredients, check out the Eucalyptus restaurant and try one of the three tasting menus. I love to come here and enjoy some of chef Moshe Bassan’s Biblical cuisine, based on his mother’s recipes (as all the best recipes are). Here you can dine on Iraqi meatballs, Biblical couscous from the days of King Solomon, and ‘Oriental Cerviche’.Eucalyptus14 Hativat Yerushalayim Street, just down from Jaffa gate. Open Sunday to Thursday 12:30pm – 11:30pm, and Saturday from after the Sabbath. 5. Ramparts WalkYou can walk the alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City but for a birds-eye view of the old and new city, take the Ramparts Walk. Starting at Jaffa Gate where you actually walk on the stone walls built in 1538 by the Ottoman Turkish sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent. The circumference of the city walls is only 4km so it is possible to walk around the entire Old City. Check out the eight gates in the city walls, including the remains of the Roman Gate below today’s Damascus Gate and the Golden Gate, closed since the 7th century and waiting for the Messiah’s arrival.6. White Father’s compoundOne of my favorite sites in the Old City is the White Father’s compound, a quiet retreat from the frenzy of the Arab shuq. The ruins of a Byzantine church and a Crusader chapel rest on a dike between two reservoirs built in the 8th and 3rd centuries BCE. This is where Jesus performed one of the two miracles in Jerusalem, curing the cripple of 38 years (John 5). There is also an intact Crusader church with incredible acoustics so try it out by singing Amazing Grace or another liturgical melody. 7. ViewpointsTo see all of Jerusalem, you have to get up high. Here are some locations for great views of the city: climb the 750 steps of the Church of the Redeemer bell tower; go out onto the narrow walkway up on the dome of the Hurva synagogue; go up on to the roof of the Austrian Hospice; or climb up the Herodian tower inside the David Citadel museum; or you can just take the elevator to the top of the carillon tower of the International YMCA.8. City of DavidTour the ancient City of David, the city that King David made the capital of his kingdom, and you will come to understand the importance of water in the history of Jerusalem. Bring ‘water shoes’ and a flashlight and walk 45 minutes through Hezekiah’s Tunnel cut in the limestone, which still has running water up to your knees – quite an experience. The tunnel brought the water of the Gihon Spring to the Siloam Pool inside the walls of the city. The pool is where Jesus performed the second miracle in Jerusalem, curing the blind man (John 9).9. Israel MuseumSpend a day at the Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in Israel. It houses an encyclopedic collection of more than 500,000 objects, including pieces dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. Visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls and other artifacts from Qumran are on display. Beside it is the 1:50 scale model of Jerusalem in 66 CE just before the Jewish Revolt against Rome which led to the destruction of the Second Temple and Jerusalem by Titus. Walk around and enjoy the Billy Rose sculpture garden designed by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Don’t miss the monumental exhibit (on until January 2014) on the life of King Herod and his building projects.last_img read more

Dallas Texas – Reported by Elite Traveler the pr

first_imgDallas, Texas – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineDriven to provide even more value for its customers, Flexjet is proud to announce its newest alliance with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the premier manager of ultra-luxury properties throughout the world. This exclusive agreement gives Flexjet customers special access to Rosewood’s iconic hotels and resorts, along with unique benefits, including special destination package options and room upgrades.“Flexjet’s dedication to identifying unique and authentic travel experiences for our customers is what brought us to Rosewood,” said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. “They too demonstrate an obsession with the level of excellence our clientele have come to expect, and we’re thrilled to forge this new relationship and share these excellent travel benefits with them.”Established in 1979, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been welcoming guests to a world of refinement and sophisticated travel for more than three decades. The company’s luxurious, residence-style hotels⎯located in seven countries⎯each offer supreme attention to detail and one-of-a-kind guest experiences.“At Rosewood, we are dedicated to providing our guests with unparalleled service each and every visit, making us a natural partner with Flexjet,” said Bob Boulogne, Chief Operating Officer, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “We invite them to experience for themselves the uniquely authentic accommodations and memorable experiences that can be enjoyed at each of our properties.”Flexjet continues to set the bar in providing its customers with unique travel benefits, and the Rosewood alliance is just another example of this commitment. Earlier this year, Flexjet announced an agreement with Abercrombie & Kent to provide its owners with complimentary Marco Polo Club membership and other premium services.www.flexjet.comlast_img read more

The tropical island of Sri Lanka formerly known a

first_imgThe tropical island of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, has a long reputation for natural beauty, historical monuments and exotic allure. To truly capture that unique combination, Amanresorts has created a four-night Fort & Beach Journey that combines the best of the rich and varied dimensions of Sri Lanka’s colorful southern coast. On this sojourn, guests can combine the discovery of 400-year-old Galle Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the home to Amangalla – with the balmy seclusion of a palm-fringed golden beach at Amanwella.The trading port of Galle was the gateway to the Orient in the 19th century, with throngs of passengers disembarking from steamers daily and wending their way through narrow streets and exotic bazaars to what was formerly the Oriental Hotel in Galle Fort which, in its new incarnation as Amangalla, has been restored to capture the genteel ambience of the bygone era. A two-hour drive to the east, the beachfront retreat of Amanwella – set amid a mature coconut grove near the village of Tangalle with suites featuring individual plunge pools and terraces – is the perfect place to unwind with the option of day trips to visit historic rock temples or spot wildlife in Sri Lanka’s national parks.www.amanresorts.comlast_img read more

NEW YORK NY – Four months before Jurassic Worl

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Four months before “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” hits theatres, Universal Pictures has announced plans Wednesday for a third installment in the rebooted dinosaur franchise.Universal says “Jurassic World 3” will land in June 2021. The film is to be written by Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow, the director of 2015’s “Jurassic World.” Carmichael co-wrote the upcoming sci-fi adventure “Pacific Rim Uprising.”“Jurassic World” ranks among the biggest box-office hits. It launched with a $208.8 million opening weekend and finished with $1.7 billion worldwide in ticket sales.Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg are executive producing each new “Jurassic World” film.Directed by J.A. Bayona, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, opens June 22. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 21, 2018 11:23 am PDT Last Updated Feb 21, 2018 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Universal launches plans for third ‘Jurassic World’ filmcenter_img This image released by Universal Pictures shows a scene from the upcoming “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” in theaters on June 22. Universal Pictures has announced plans for a third installment in the rebooted dinosaur franchise. “Jurassic World 3” will land in June 2021. (Universal Pictures via AP) last_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Oct 4 2018 11

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Oct 4, 2018 1:18 pm PDT Last Updated Oct 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wrapping ‘Avengers 4,’ Chris Evans hangs up Cap’s shield NEW YORK, N.Y. – Chris Evans has wrapped his final performance as Captain America.Evans on Thursday tweeted that his last shooting day on “Avengers 4” was an “emotional day.” The 37-year-old actor thanked his colleagues and fans for his eight years as Captain American, saying it “has been an honour.”Evans first joined the Marvel cast in 2010. He has starred in three “Captain America” films, including 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” as well as numerous team-up films.The actor previously suggested he would soon depart the role. Earlier this year, Evans told The New York Times that wanted to “get off the train before they push you off.”“Avengers 4” is slated to open in May next year.last_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14 2018 5

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2018 5:54 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — Kanye West is not sending Christmas cheer to Drake.West appeared to reignite a feud with the fellow rapper in a series of tweets on Thursday in which he claimed Drake had called trying to threaten him.West wrote “So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect – So cut the tough talk.”West alleged Drake was behind audience members rushing the stage and splashing fellow rapper Pusha T with liquid during a concert in Toronto in November.Drake did not post a response. An email seeking comment was sent to a Drake representative.The rappers have had an ongoing feud this year, but West had apologized to Drake in September.The Associated Presscenter_img Kanye reignites Drake feud on Twitter, alleges threatslast_img read more

Peter Tork Monkees lovable bassguitar player d

first_imgPeter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dead at 77 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by John Rogers, The Associated Press Posted Feb 21, 2019 12:08 pm PDTcenter_img LOS ANGELES — Peter Tork, who rose to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died.He was 77.Jane Blumkell of fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz’s production company tells The Associated Press Tork died Thursday morning.The accomplished multi-instrumentalist was performing in Los Angeles clubs when he learned of a casting call for “four insane boys,” who would star in a TV show about a struggling rock band.He, Dolenz, David Jones and Michael Nesmith became overnight sensations when the show took off in 1966.He left the group in 1968 amid creative differences but reunited for tours with the others every few years. His last was in 2016.Tork also recorded blues and folk music and made several TV appearances.John Rogers, The Associated Presslast_img read more

The YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore on March 2

first_img The YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore on March 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Patrick Semansky by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2019 6:21 am PDT YouTube to shutter its Toronto creator space AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO — YouTube says it’ll close the company’s only permanent Canadian studio later this year as it shifts strategies.The media giant sent an email on Thursday to its online creator community outlining plans to replace its Toronto studio with a “pop-up” approach that’ll roll out temporary studios in different regions of the country.It says the move will help YouTube’s production assets reach Canadians in cities where they wouldn’t otherwise have the resources.YouTube Space Toronto opened at George Brown College in spring of 2016 amid a boom in the growth of the creator community.The 3,500-square-foot facility allowed some local YouTube personalities to use production resources to collaborate and shoot videos.It was also a hub for workshops and other events tied to the Google-owned company.David Friend, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

by Laurie Kellman The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2019 9:23 pm PDT WASHINGTON — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters.The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust President Donald Trump in 2020. The hopefuls range widely in age, sex and backgrounds and include a former vice-president, six women and a pair of mayors.The challenge: Convey their plans for the nation, throw a few elbows and sharpen what’s been a blur of a race so far for many Americans.What to watch Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo:___WHAT’S HER PLAN?Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s task is to harness the recent momentum surrounding her campaign to prove to voters that she has what it takes to defeat Trump. As the sole top-tier candidate on stage Wednesday, she could have the most to lose.The Massachusetts senator and former Harvard professor is known for her many policy plans and a mastery of classical, orderly debate. But presidential showdowns can be more “Gladiator”-style than the high-minded “Great Debaters.” This is no time for a wonky multipoint case for “Medicare for All,” student debt relief or the Green New Deal.So, one challenge for Warren, 70, is stylistic. Look for her to try to champion her progressive ideas — and fend off attacks from lesser-known candidates — with gravitas, warmth and the brevity required by the format. Another obstacle is to do so without alienating moderates any Democrat would need in a general election against Trump.Being the front-runner on stage conveys a possible advantage: If the others pile on Warren, she gets more time to speak because the candidates are allowed 30 extra seconds for responses.___WHO’S THAT?There may be some familiar faces across the rest of the stage, such as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, 50, or former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, 46. But a few names probably won’t ring any bells at all.These virtual strangers to most Americans may be enjoying their first — and maybe last — turn on the national stage, so they have the least to lose.Take John Delaney, 56, a former member of the House from Maryland. Look for him to try to make an impression by keeping up his criticism of Warren’s student debt relief plan, among others.Or Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, 45, who sits on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. He has likened the Democratic primary to “speed dating with the American people.”___BREAKING OUT, GOING VIRALFor several of the candidates onstage Wednesday, the forum is about finding the breakout moment — a zinger, a burn — that stays in viewers’ minds, is built for social media and generates donations, the lifeblood of campaigns.For candidates such as O’Rourke, a breakthrough moment on Wednesday is critical to revitalizing a campaign that has faded. The 10 White House contenders have two hours on stage that night and up until the curtain rises on the star-studded second debate the next day to make their mark. Former Vice-President Joe Biden, 76, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, headline Thursday’s debate and are certain to take up much of the spotlight.___BREAKING OUT BADLYAn “oops” moment can be politically crippling to any presidential campaign.Just ask Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who, in a 2011 debate, blanked on the third agency of government he had said would be “gone” if he became president.“Commerce, Education and the, uh, what’s the third one there?” Perry said.“EPA?” fellow Republican Ron Paul offered. Yep, Perry said, the Environmental Protection Agency.Perry’s campaign, already struggling, never recovered.___WHAT ISSUES?There’s simply no time for an in-depth discussion of issues. But listen for shorthand mentions of “Medicare for All,” free college, climate change and student debt relief as the candidates try to distinguish themselves.It’s possible, too, that racial issues surface after an emotional House hearing on reparations for the descendants of slaves — and Booker’s criticism of Biden for saying he’d found ways to work with segregationist senators on foreign policy.Speaking of Biden, listen for references to him and questions about whether he is in touch with the Democratic Party or of this moment, both suggestions about his age. The former senator and vice-president won’t be on stage Wednesday, but he’s the front-runner and especially fair game.___TRUMPThis is the Democrats’ night.But Trump has dominated the political conversation since that escalator ride four years ago, and he loathes being upstaged. It’s worth asking: Will he tweet during the debates? And if he does, will NBC and the moderators ignore him or respond in real time?It’s hard to commit to anything in advance, but NBC News executive Rashida Jones said the focus will be on the candidates and the issues.“Beyond that, it has to rise to a certain level,” she said.During the first debate, Trump will be on Air Force One on his way to the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The plane’s cable televisions are usually turned to Fox News, which is not hosting the debates. For the second debate, he will be beginning meetings at the G-20.___Associated Press writer Zeke Miller and AP Media Writer David Bauder contributed to this report.___Follow Kellman on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/APLaurieKellmanLaurie Kellman, The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren holds a town hall on the Florida International University campus on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Miami. (Jennifer King/Miami Herald via AP) Zingers, breakouts and burns: What to watch in the debates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

November 10 2003 OLIVE SYNERGY Crewmembers from

first_imgNovember 10, 2003OLIVE SYNERGY: Crewmembers from landscaping, agriculture and construction join with workshoppers in an early morning olive harvesting synergy.[Photo: aa & text: kh] The participants use tall ladders or climb the trees to pick olives from the high branches. Mika Kawai (left) and Hiroshi Kondo (right).[Photo: aa & text: kh] (Left) Jessica Gamboa makes brine in 5 gallon buckets. (Right) Arjunan Santaseelan and Paul de Graaf cut the olives so the brine will be absorbed more efficiently. The olives will be soaked in brine for at least six months and sold in the Arcosanti Gallery.[Photo: aa & text: kh]last_img read more