This year sees TAP Air Portugal launch three routes from Lisbon to the United States, continuing its trend as one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world. The airline is breaking records yearly, boarding more than 14 million customers in 2017, in addition to earning the fastest-growing nod last year.
June 2019 is poised to be another record month for TAP Air Portugal, as flights take off from Lisbon (LIS) to Chicago (ORD), June 1; to San Francisco (SFO), June 10; and to Washington, D.C. (IAD), June 16. Five flights per week between Chicago and Lisbon operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while San Francisco flights, the airline’s only gateway on the West Coast, operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Washington, D.C. flights depart Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Each of these new routes will feature the Airbus A330neo, for which TAP is the launch carrier. Twenty-one will be delivered in the next 18 months, part of a larger 71 aircraft order that includes 19 A320neos, 17 A321neos and 14 A321 Long Range jets.
The new A330neo boasts a number of exciting features, including state-of-the-art, personalized entertainment systems and connectivity that allows for free text messaging for all passengers. TAP is the first European airline to offer this service on long-haul flights. The A330neo also features the Airspace by Airbus cabin, with Economy, EconomyXtra and Executive business class.
Executive business class’s 34 seats are more than 6 feet long when fully reclined, and each seat includes USB slots, individual electrical sockets, connections for headphones, individual reading lights and more storage room. Both Economy and EconomyXtra offer roomier cabins with more legroom, deeper seat recline and new seat covers.
In 2016, TAP Air Portugal introduced its Portugal Stopover program to attract the “beyond Lisbon” traveler to spend a few nights in Portugal. Travelers can enjoy up to five nights in Lisbon or Porto along the way or back from their next destination at no additional airfare. A network of more than 150 partners provides exclusive offers for these passengers, including hotel discounts, complimentary experiences and bottles of wine.
Learn more at flytap.com.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
While travel looks a bit different this year, TripAdvisor still named the top beaches in the world in anticipation of 2020 spring and summer travel. As people take to their cars to visit U. S. locales this summer, what is the top beach in the United States? According to the travel platform, Siesta Beach, located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, in Sarasota County. On an international scale, Siesta Beach ranked No. 11.
Travelers interested in the trend of forest bathing have a new resource at their disposal. Forest Bathing Finder is an all-in-one website that connects forest bathing walkers with trained guides. Forest bathing guides list qualifications and venues, routes, walks and payment requirements for browsing forest bathers to then peruse.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
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On June 24, Lufthansa resumed three weekly flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Munich (MUC). The flights operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday on an Airbus A350-900 offering business, premium-economy and economy cabins.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Emerald Waterways is offering complimentary or reduced airfare deals on all 2021 European sailings. All 2021 bookings also now include the cruise line’s Deposit Protection Plan at no extra charge. View the company’s 2021 brochure here.