SOUTHERN AIRLINES expanded one of its keystone routes --
Los Angeles to Guangzhou, China -- to daily service aboard Boeing
777 planes. China Southern currently operates the only nonstop
Boeing 777 service between the two cities. The route, operated by
China Southern for the past eight years, is operated under a
code-share agreement with Delta, allowing for connections from
seven major U.S. cities. For information or reservations, visit www.cs-air.com/en.
NUI was named Best Airline -- Pacific Region for the
fourth year in a row by the Skytrax World Airline Survey. Described
as the worlds largest independent airline poll, the survey also
rewarded Air Tahiti Nui with the accolade Best Cabin Staff --
Australia/Pacific for the fourth year in a row, outranking Qantas
and Air New Zealand. Skytrax surveys measure some 35 different
aspects of passenger satisfaction of an airlines product. Results
for the 2006 awards were tabulated from surveys of 13.6 million
leisure and business airline passengers. Air Tahiti Nui operates on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from New Yorks Kennedy Airport and
daily from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti. Visit www.airtahitinui-usa.com, for schedule and fare
information; for full results of the Skytrax survey, visit www.worldairlineawards.com.
KONG-BASED PENINSULA HOTELS tapped Tangerine Global, based
in Marina del Rey, Calif., to install high-definition television
service in its hotels, including its properties throughout Asia.
Under the agreement, HDTV service will be installed by this summer
at properties like the Peninsula Hong Kong, the Peninsula Bangkok,
the Peninsula Palace Beijing and the Peninsula Manila. The service
will be available at the Peninsula Tokyo when it debuts in
HOTELS appointed Malcolm McLauchlan as general manager of
the soon-to-open Marco Polo Parkside Hotel in north Beijing.
McLauchlan joins Marco Polo Hotels after assignments at several
luxury properties in Asia, including positions in Manila, the
Philippines; Singapore; and Guangzhou, China. Close to the Beijing
National Main Stadium, the 313-room Marco Polo Parkside is
scheduled to open in December. It will feature several food and
beverage outlets, including Chinese and Korean restaurants; a
fitness center and spa; and a business center. For information,
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