DELTA AIR LINES launched its first nonstop service between New York's Kennedy Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, May 1. The service is part of an international expansion that includes 13 new international destinations this year. The New York-Edinburgh flights will operate daily aboard a Boeing 757-200 ETOPS with BusinessElite class and economy, offering in-seat entertainment in both classes.
FREE AIR TO ITALY
• Perillo Tours is pulling no punches with its latest promotion, which includes free roundtrip air from New York's Kennedy Airport to Rome, Bologna and Palermo aboard EuroFly. The flights must be booked By June 1, in conjunction with select Perillo tours and specific departure dates. Fuel surcharge and departure taxes are not included. Visit www.perillotours.com for details.
• QueensLander Tours Italy announced it also would offer free roundtrip air from Kennedy to Rome and other destinations in Italy. Flights with the promotion must be booked by June 15 and are generally available for all of Queenslander's Italian departures through Dec. 31. As with the Perillo offer, a fuel surcharge and departure taxes are not included. For more info, go to www.queenslandertours.com.
IN AN EFFORT to make Greenland more accessible to mainstream travelers, ExperienceGreenland.com launched an educational Web site featuring two commissionable travel packages in conjunction with Air Greenland. An Icefjord and Arctic Capital package, for example, is priced at $5,980, double, including five nights' hotel accommodations, a two-night cruise, guided hiking and some meals. A seven-night Ilulissat and Kangerlussuaq package is priced from $4,490.
ABERCROMBIE & KENT is trimming rates by 15% on select Discovery Series packages in Europe this fall. These escorted small-group trips include a 10-night Highlights of Northern France tour departing Sept. 10 and priced from $7,600, down from $8,995. A 10-night Highlights of Spain tour departing Sept. 17 is priced from $6,505, a savings of $1,190 per person. A 10-night Sept. 21 Highlights of Slovenia & Croatia tour starts at $5,495, down from $6,530. For details, visit www.abercrombiekent.com.
ORIENT-EXPRESS HOTELS unveiled an Uno-Quattro-Sette package at its four Italian properties guaranteeing a fixed U.S. dollar rate upon booking. Seven-night packages, which are available until June 1 and from Sept. 20 to Oct. 26, start at $6,860 per room including full American breakfast. The participating properties are the Hotel Splendido in Portofino, overlooking Portofino Bay; the Hotel Cipriani in Venice; the Villa San Michele in Florence; and the Hotel Caruso in Ravello. Rates require a minimum seven-night stay in any combination at more than one Orient-Express Italian property. To book, visit www.orient-express.com.
Europe Editor: Felicity Long
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