FX Excursions

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

France Adds Eco-Tax to Outbound Flights

by Megan Hill

Aug 21, 2019

Aerial panoramic view of Paris skyline with Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and business district of Defense at pink sunset, as seen from Montparnasse Tower, Paris, France

Feature

France will introduce an eco-tax on all outbound flights starting in 2020.

“With the eco-contribution, air transport will play its part in financing the daily transport of all our citizens,” French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said via Twitter. “It is a response to the ecological urgency and sense of injustice expressed by the French.”

France will add a tax of €1.50 on economy-class tickets and €9 on business-class tickets for domestic flights and within Europe. This means an increase to €18 for business-class tickets outside of the European Union.

The tax will apply to all airlines, but not all flights, including connecting flights transiting through France, those to Corsica and France’s overseas departments and territories.

Borne said the levy should raise about €180 million, used to fund cleaner forms of transport in France, especially rail service. This will include expanding France’s regional transport infrastructure outside the capital by 2030.

Introducing

FX Excursions

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

News
Nov 12, 2019

Alaska Airlines Boasts New Pixar-Inspired Livery

Alaska Airlines recently debuted its new Pixar-inspired, special-edition aircraft livery. On both sides of the Pixar-themed Boeing 737-800 aircraft, travelers spot recognizable faces from the Toy Story franchise, including Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie. Rex the Tyrannosaurus appears on the boarding door and the little green aliens show up on the aircraft’s winglets.

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.

eFlyer Reviews
Nov 12, 2019

Piccola Cucina Estiatorio Review

Chef Philip Guardione used to spend his days and nights on Manhattan’s Prince and Spring streets, where his popular restaurants Piccola Cucina Enoteca and Piccola Cucina Osteria attract locals and tourists who love his Sicilian-inspired cuisine as well as the street scene in the vibrant SoHo neighborhood.

eFlyer News
Nov 12, 2019

InterContinental San Juan Set to Reopen Next Month

The New InterContinental San Juan is officially reopening next month. The opening marks the completion of the property’s first major renovation in more than 20 years.

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.

eFlyer News
Nov 12, 2019

Park Hyatt New York Unveils New Suite

Park Hyatt New York just unveiled a new ultra-luxury suite overlooking Central Park.

November 2019
Nov 11, 2019

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.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

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.