Travel lifestyle brand Exploring Wine Regions debuted with its first title, Exploring Wine Regions: Argentina. Between the covers of the 11-book series, author Michael C. Higgins, Ph.D., offers a rich, insider compendium designed to lead readers and travelers on an informed journey through the most stunning wine regions on the planet. The founder and former publisher of Flying Adventures magazine for the owners and passengers of private aircraft, Higgins spent multiple harvest seasons in Argentina, forming relationships with oenologists, sommeliers and wine insiders that included 107 winemakers.
Along the way, Higgins acquired a deep knowledge of the Mendoza, Salta and Patagonia wine regions and their vineyards and individual terroirs, along with the culinary culture and wine production methods employed in each region. The beautifully produced, coffee-table series, published by the International Exploration Society, will be available at venues including Barnes & Noble, Target and Amazon, as well as at wine shops and major booksellers. Other areas planned for the series include California, Italy, France, Spain, Chile, Portugal, Germany, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Scenic Cruises launched the world’s first discovery cruise this past July with a journey from Iceland to Canada.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
A new J.D. Power 2019 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study compared airport-based rental car companies and found rental car customer satisfaction is at an all-time high. Leading the pack, Hertz took the top spot for customer satisfaction, followed by Enterprise and Alamo.
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InterContinental Hotels Group expands its footprint in Saudi Arabia with plans for the new InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh. The property opens in 2020, a short drive from King Khalid International Airport. The property is also near King Abdullah Financial District and many luxury shopping options.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Heathrow Airport is testing new technology that could help recycle all of its plastic waste into uniforms and furniture.