The Lake Geneva region is located in the French-speaking part of western Switzerland, a timeless, picturesque destination boasting classic mountain beauty and iconic hotels. Visitors come from around the world for wine tastings in the Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; outdoor activities including hiking and

From Jan. 28–Feb. 4, 2018, the Swiss city of Lausanne will play host to the 46th International Ballet Competition (Prix de Lausanne). Young dancers, ages 14–19, descend upon this breathtaking lakeside city, arriving from around the globe to compete for scholarships and launch their professional careers. Qualifying

Aer Lingus will fly a new trans-Atlantic route from Dublin (DUB) to Seattle (SEA), its 13th North American destination. The service will operate four times a week beginning May 18, 2018. It will be the first-ever direct flight from Dublin to Seattle. Aer Lingus says connections will

Andaz collaborated with (RED), the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver, to create the new (ANDAZ)RED cabana experience, available for booking now at five Andaz locations. A portion of each booking (30 percent) goes to support (RED)’s mission of ending AIDS. Bookings are available

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is ready to welcome snow lovers with two signature seasonal escapes: the Après Adventurist Winter experience and the Pinnacle Après Adventurist Winter getaway. Along with enjoying the convenience of The Ritz-Carlton’s ski-in, ski-out setting at Northstar California Resort, there’s a cornucopia

The wildly popular NYC-based restaurant group Serafina will open a beach hotel in Puerto Rico — hoping to translate its popular restaurant brand into a successful resort endeavor. The new hotel, set to open March 2018, will be located on Condado Beach along the Ashford Avenue

Explore the emerging tourism landscape of Ethiopia with Big Five Tours & Expeditions’ new Historic Routes of Ethiopia tour. During the 10-day journey, travelers will get to know Addis Ababa, the country’s capital and largest city. The city tour includes the Ethnographical Museum and its

Air France starts flights between Paris (CDG) and Nairobi (NBO) next year, complementing sister airline KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s existing service from Amsterdam (AMS). The flights will launch March 25, 2018, and will be offered three times a week on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from Paris, with

British Airways and China Southern Airlines signed a codeshare agreement, offering customers convenient new routes between key Chinese cities and England. As part of the new agreement, customers can book seats on China Southern Airlines flights to and from four destinations in China — Shenyang (SHE), Harbin (HRB),

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Cathay Pacific bans smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon airlines. Smart bags became increasingly popular, offering conveniences like GPS tracking, remote locking and built-in weight sensors. However, the lithium batteries in these bags pose risks as fire hazards

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur unveiled its new 440-square-metre Presidential Suite, one of the largest in Malaysia's capital. The elegant suite offers luxurious accommodations, with each room enjoying sweeping views of KLCC Park or the city’s iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers. Three rooms feature bespoke details and amenities including