PROMOTING two new daily nonstop flights from the southern
U.S. to Scotland. Delta Air Lines new service, which kicked off
June 5, operates from Atlantas Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to
Edinburgh Airport, marking the carriers first entry into the
Scottish market. Scottish airline Flyglobespan began service from
Orlando Sanford Airport to Glasgow Airport June 2. No-frills class
is priced from $175 one way, including all taxes; premier pricing
starts at $339; business seats are priced from $599.
TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE
WORLD CUP events in Germany, the $890 million Berlin
Hauptbahnhof opened May 26 after a 10-year construction project.
Europes newest and largest rail station, Berlin Hbf is expected to
serve 300,000 people a day with 1,500 departures of local, regional
and long-distance trains. Also new is the countrys fifth high-speed
rail line, which will be fully operational in December, cutting
travel time between Nuremburg to Munich to one hour. Various German
Railpass options from Rail Europe are commissionable, paying from
5% to 9% on electronic bookings. http://agent.raileurope.com
GO BARGING TRIMMED RATES BY
$650 per person on a six-night cruise through the south of
France on its Aug. 27 departure aboard LImpressionniste barge. The
lower rates start at $3,300 per person for a Junior Suite. Families
or small groups who seek to charter the entire 12-person vessel
receive a $5,000 discount on the July 30 and Aug. 13 departures.
Barges are air-conditioned and feature the services of a
multilingual crew, including chef and tour guide. Commissionable
rates include meals, wine with lunch and dinner, an open bar, daily
excursions and transfers. www.gobarging.com.
DESIGN HOTELS, A BERLIN-BASED
COMPANY that represents more than 140 hotels worldwide,
marked the grand opening of The Levante Parliament hotel in Vienna.
The 70-room property, which retains its 1908 façade, features
contemporary art and design inspired by the Viennese Modernist
movement. Art works include photographs by Curt Themessl as well as
glass art by Ioan Nemtoi, for whom the NEMTOI Restaurant-Bar was
Also on-site are a fitness center and
courtyard garden. www.designhotels.com/levante