HAVE PARIS, but the timeless image of the French puffing
on cigarettes over a cafe au lait is now a thing of the past, at
least in public. A nationwide ban on smoking in cafes, restaurants
and bars went into effect Jan. 1, with opinion polls generally
supporting the change. Several other European countries, including
Great Britain and Ireland, already have similar bans. Germany also
enacted a smoking ban in bars and restaurants in eight of its 16
states on New Year's Day.
LEVELS at the ITB Berlin 2008 trade show look to exceed
previous years with some 11,000 companies from 180 countries and
territories set to exhibit. The 42nd annual event, scheduled for
March 5 to 9, is also expected to draw 100,000 trade visitors and
as many as 70,000 members of the public. Eastern European states
such as Bulgaria, Armenia and Azerbaijan will be among those
prominently represented at the show this year. For more info, visit
" American Airlines is set to launch nonstop, daily flights
between New York's Kennedy Airport and Barcelona, Spain, April 24.
The outbound flight is scheduled to depart Kennedy at 7 p.m.,
arriving in Barcelona at 9:10 a.m.; inbound service departs
Barcelona at 11:10 a.m. and arrives in New York at 1:45 p.m. Both
flights will feature two-class service aboard Boeing 767-300
aircraft, with 30 seats in Next Generation Business Class and 191
in Economy/Coach Class.
" Seasonal, nonstop Delta Air Lines flights between Atlanta and
Edinburgh, Scotland, will resume between June 2 and Oct. 1. The
service is in addition to the new year-round service between
Edinburgh and New York's Kennedy Airport beginning May 1. Flights
between Atlanta and Edinburgh will operate three times weekly from
June 2 to June 30 and daily from July 1 to Sep. 30.
SATURNIA Spa & Golf Resort in Italy's Tuscany region
is offering its guests complimentary play on the first nine holes
of its soon-to-be-completed 18-hole golf course through February.
When the second nine holes open in March 2008, the course will be
open to both guests and the public. Daily greens fees for guests
will be about $73 on weekdays; $117 weekends and holidays. The
140-room property, which features a thermal spa, is situated near
the medieval villages of Saturnia, Montemerano and Poggio Murella.
Go to www.termedisaturnia.com.
Editor: Felicity Long
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