Travel Weekly's Europe E-letter: Nov. 7, 2007

DELTA AIR LINES will inaugurate two-class, nonstop service to Malaga in the Andalusian region of southern Spain on June 4. Three flights a week will depart New York's Kennedy Airport Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays to the Pablo Picasso Airport. Return flights will depart Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Delta will increase the service to five flights a week July 8. The airline also offers daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, from New York and Atlanta.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL will open a 187-room Courtyard by Marriott Toulouse-Blagnac Airport hotel in France in 2009. The property will be located just over a half-mile from the airport and about a 10-minute drive from Toulouse's city center. Features will include an all-day, casual restaurant with outdoor seating; a buffet bar and lobby lounge; a business center; meetings space; and fitness facilities. Courtyard hotels are under construction at London Gatwick Airport, at Kristiansund Airport in Norway and in Stockholm-Kungsholmen in Sweden.

AER LINGUS launched nonstop flights between Dublin and San Francisco Airport Oct. 29 with four roundtrip flights per week. Introductory fares start at $288 each way. On transatlantic flights, seating in Classic Economy Class features a two-four-two configuration, while all Premier Business Class passengers have either a window or aisle seat. Premier seats also feature universal laptop power ports and personal video on demand, with lie-flat versions being introduced via new aircraft and retrofits. To book, visit www.aerlingus.com.

SWISSOTEL HOTELS & RESORTS will expand its presence in Russia with the 2009 debut of the Swissotel Novosibirsk in the city's financial district. The property will feature 200 guest rooms and suites equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Other amenities will include a conference center, a business center, several restaurants, a spa, a fitness center and a swimming pool. The hotel, which is owned by Sibacademinvest, will be Swissotel's second in Russia. The Swissotel Krasnye Holmy in Moscow opened in 2005.

TRAVEL AGENTS trying to stay on top of the growing number of Christmas Markets in Europe can take advantage of the relaunch of ChristmasMarkets.org. The Web site offers event details and local contacts for the tourist boards in more than 100 locations, from Aarhus in Denmark to Zurich in Switzerland. New this year are the kickoffs of Christmas Markets in Hyde Park in central London; Kent; Lapland; and Berlin in front of Sanssouci Palace.

Europe Editor: Felicity Long

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