AIR restored flights from Seoul,
Korea to Taipei, Taiwan on Dec. 1, the first scheduled airline
service between Korea and Taiwan in 12 years. Air links between the
two cities had been cut off in 1992 after Seoul switched diplomatic
recognition from Taipei to Beijing. Irregular chartered flights had
been maintained, but growing demand in recent years brought about a
resumption of the flights. Korean Air is operating the service once
a day aboard a 148-seat 737.
RESORTS and PALACES expanded into
the Seychelles, an upscale leisure destination in the Indian Ocean,
with the signing of a new management contract for Denis Island.
Surrounded by white beaches and turquoise waters, Denis Island is a
375-acre private coral island. The island's lone resort was renamed
Taj Denis Island, Seychelles.
RESORT & SPA BORA BORA:
Construction began on the Intercontinental Resort & Spa Bora
Bora, which is scheduled to open in May 2006. Located near Motu
Reef on the eastern fringe of Bora Bora's lagoon, the resort will
feature 80 overwater villas.
COMPLETE: The Oriental Singapore
reopened its doors after an extensive renovation that involved the
redesign of all 527 rooms and suites and an enhancement to all
public areas, dining and meeting facilities. The rooms were
equipped with wireless Internet connectivity, entertainment systems
and a large work desk.
and CONNEXION BY BOEING signed an
agreement to provide high-speed Internet service to passengers on
China Airlines flights. The Internet service will be available
first on the airline's 747-400 flights to and from New York, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Anchorage and Vancouver starting in June.
The airline will charge $29.95 for use during the entire flight, or
$9.95 for a half-hour and 25 cents for each additional minute.
China Airlines plans to extend the service to other routes
following an evaluation.