BEST AIRLINE CUISINE — FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN
For the fifth consecutive year, Alitalia received the award for Best Airline Cuisine in Global Traveler’s 2014 GT Tested Reader Survey. The prestigious award reaffirms Alitalia’s commitment to creating a superior dining experience inspired by Italy’s culturally diverse regions. When flying in Alitalia’s Magnifica class, the unique flavors and aromas of each Italian region are savored. Menus served on board are known for the quality and refinement in creating recipes that embody the authenticity, uniqueness and essence of Italian cuisine. The distinctive recipes created by the genius and imagination of distinguished Italian chefs are paired with wines selected by the Italian Association of Sommeliers (AIS).
MAGNIFICA BUSINESS CLASS
Magnifica, Alitalia’s business-class cabin on intercontinental routes, delivers maximum comfort and a sophisticated travel experience. Magnifica seats on our Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft offer in-seat work and entertainment options, and convert to true flat-beds, reclining a full 180 degrees. The cabin configuration offers travelers all-aisle seating. Service in Magnifica includes award-winning menus featuring regional Italian cuisine, linens designed by Italian luxury brand Frette, tableware designed by Richard Ginori, and an amenity kit with personal care items by Salvatore Ferragamo. Alitalia flights operate out of New York JFK to Milan and Rome; Boston and Miami to Rome, and, from May to October, Los Angeles to Rome.
MAGNIFICA FLAT-BED SEATS:
- Electronic controls convert seats to 180-degree flat-beds
- Large 15.4-inch LCD screens that provide on-demand audio and video
- PC power and USB ports for PC charging
- Built-in massage technology and privacy screen
- Direct-aisle access
CLASSICA PLUS PREMIUM ECONOMY
Classica Plus, Alitalia’s premium economy cabin, is available on A330 and B777 aircraft operating from Alitalia’s U.S.gateways. When traveling in Classica Plus, Alitalia passengers can enjoy:
- Priority check-in and boarding
- Two checked bags versus one in economy
- Seat pitch of 38 inches and width of 20.1 inches — 40 percent more space than economy
- In-seat PC power
- Large 10.6-inch screens for on-demand entertainment
- Noise-canceling headsets
- Welcome drinks and amenity kits
Deep Dive Dubai, home of the deepest swimming pool for diving in the world, opened in Dubai, in the Nad Al Sheba neighborhood. Guinness World Records verified the pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at a depth of 60.02 meters, or almost 197 feet, holding 14 million liters of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
For the third year in a row, Regent Seven Seas Cruises broke the company’s world cruise opening day booking record. The 2024 World Cruise sold out around 11 a.m. on July 14, after going on sale that morning at 8:30 a.m. Fares started at $73,499 per guest for a deluxe veranda suite, up to $199,999 per guest for a master suite.
As more travelers return to the skies, American is here every step of the way to ensure an elevated and seamless journey. Experience flying freedom with AirPass, American’s all-inclusive, pre-paid travel membership program.
Aqua-Aston Hospitality, with hotels in Hawai’i, Florida and Costa Rica, introduced an intelligent text messaging platform at its hotels and resorts, streamlining real-time communication with guests. Since the mobile technology has been implemented, the platform has been successfully used to answer guest questions, manage check-in, deliver amenities, quickly communicate updates on services, send alerts and enable contact-less check-out.
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The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
After more than a year of staying home and social distancing, Americans are ready to experience live entertainment again. According to Allianz Partners USA’s Vacation Confidence Index survey, 55 percent of Americans plan on attending at least one ticketed event before the end of 2021, with 16 percent planning to attend three or more events.