FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

American Airlines Plans New Non-Stop Service to New Zealand

Nov 5, 2019
News

When American Airlines launches its new non-stop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Christchurch (CHC), New Zealand, next year, it will become the only carrier to fly from the United States to the South Island of New Zealand. American Airlines also plans to add the only direct service between Auckland (AKL) and Dallas (DFW).

Service to Christchurch is expected to begin in October 2020 and is currently planned to take place three times weekly through March 2021. A Boeing 787-8 aircraft is slated for the flight, with 20 business-class seats and 28 premium-economy seats. The flight from the West Coast to New Zealand’s South Island is 13 hours.

“The South Island sums up everything that our customers are looking for in New Zealand — adventure, culture and wildlife found no where else,” said Vasu Raja, senior vice president of network strategy, American Airlines. “We want to make their lifelong dreams a reality and bring New Zealand’s beauty even closer as the gateway to the South Island where you can drive, hike, cruise and fly to a variety of classic New Zealand experiences.”

“The South Island is a must-see for any international visitor to New Zealand,” added Stephen England-Hall, CEO, Tourism New Zealand. “Thanks to the new non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Christchurch and Dallas-Fort Worth to Auckland, it’s is now easier than ever before to experience all that unique and welcoming New Zealand has to offer.”

The flight between Dallas and Auckland is also expected to begin next year, with service on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft with its 30 business-class seats and 21 premium-economy seats. Additionally, seasonal service between Los Angeles and Auckland resumes Oct. 7, 2020.

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

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Israel Tourism’s Huge 2019

Israel is experiencing a record-breaking year for tourism, and is adding the infrastructure to prove it.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

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Blissfully Adrift

FOR THOSE OF US PASSIONATE about wellness pursuits and who feel most at peace close to the sea, there’s nothing quite like the synergy offered by a floating spa integrated into the setting of a luxurious cruise ship. I’m sailing through the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona, discovering along the way that the Crystal Life Spa & Beauty Salon on board the Crystal Serenity provides not only the element of high-end indulgence but also the cruise line’s signature commitment to attention and service.

November 2019
Nov 11, 2019

Tropical Hot Spot

CONSIDERING THAT JUST A LITTLE more than a century ago — 1910, to be exact — Miami’s population was only about 5,400 people, it’s easy to see why this South Florida hot spot has long been considered a boomtown. And the evolution continues to impress as the city gears up to welcome an array of new services, amenities and experiences.

Your Home Away From Home

Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.

November 2019
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Convene in Colombo

SOMETIMES CALLED THE PEARL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN, lovely Sri Lanka has much to recommend it.

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Hyatt Increases Presence in Costa Rica

Hyatt announced further plans to develop its Costa Rican footprint. The company is going into partnership with Cariari Premium Outlets S.A. to produce a new, 120-guestroom Hyatt Place property. Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari is slated to open in 2021, with construction starting in early 2020. The property joins Hyatt’s other hotels in Costa Rica, Hyatt Place San Jose Pinares and Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo.

The Island of the Knights

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.

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Airport Rankings in Terms of Traveler Satisfaction

A recently released report from J.D. Power revealed its annual list of the nation’s top airports based on customer satisfaction. Overall conclusions reveal travelers are annoyed by the amount of construction occurring at airports, an increasing number of fellow travelers causing crowding, and the aging and deterioration of some airport infrastructures.