Aloft Hotels is now accepting submissions for its annual Project: Aloft Star Competition in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The competition aims to identify emerging musical talents around the world, and offer them the chance to perform at Aloft properties. The hospitality brand is partnering with Chris Daughtry, who will act as a mentor for competitors. The initial entry period runs through Sept. 5. Any unsigned band or artist may submit two original songs and a photo at the contest page. A panel of music industry executives will choose five semifinalists from the first round of contestants. The second phase of the contest will run Sept .19–30. Fans will vote for their favorite contenders online in order to determine the two finalists, who will each enjoy a private mentor session with Daughtry. The finalists will perform at one Aloft property in North America for a panel of judges including David Nathan and Billy Mann. Daughtry will also perform. Grand prizewinners will receive an exclusive recording session with a top music executive, publicity services, media training and a spot on the Live at Aloft Hotels 2017 tour. “Whether it’s catching a Live at Aloft Hotels performance at one of our hotels around the world, or browsing our social network for undiscovered tracks, our guests share our love of incredible music and discovery of rising talent. Our coveted competition is back and bigger than ever with a truly inspirational mentor who knows what it’s like to win the opportunity of a lifetime. We are thrilled to be working with the amazing Chris Daughtry to make this year’s program the best yet,” said Paige Francis, vice president of global brand management, specialty select brands, Starwood.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.