BRANDON, Fla. (TVLW) - White Lodging is proud to announce the opening of the first Embassy Suites added to its management portfolio with the opening of the Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon. The hotel is located at 10220 Palm River Road in Brandon, Florida and will be managed by White Lodging of Merrillville, Indiana.
TEHRAN, Iran (eTN) - A French tourist was fatally shot at a bus terminal in a central Iranian city by a gunman suspected of armed robbery, state media said Monday. The official IRNA news agency reported the French national was killed at the terminal in the northern section of Isfahan, a city 410 kilometers (255 miles) south of the capital, Tehran.
(eTN) - The elderly British tourist found dead after a fire on Table Mountain could have died of a heart attack, the doctor who did the post mortem examination conceded on Monday. However, the most likely cause of death was the burns that covered Janet Chesworth's entire body, Dr Sonata Walraven told the Cape Town Regional Court.
(TVLW) - Royal Caribbean Continues Global Expansion, Launches TUI Cruises Royal Caribbean, which has already embarked on efforts to expand its business to Spain and France, announced today that it has acquired a cruise foothold in Germany. The company will team up with TUI AG, a German travel and shipping company, to launch a German-centric line.
(eTN) - Thinking of taking a cruise? Then you picked the right time — and you’re reading the right story. Wave season — the time of year when most cruises are booked — is just ahead. It runs from January to about mid-March, and because everyone’s out there buying a floating vacation, there are lots of deals to be had.
FORT WORTH, Texas (TVLW) - American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add two daily nonstop flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) beginning April 7, 2008. American Eagle will operate the service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.
WASHINGTON (eTN) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now collecting additional fingerprints from international visitors arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles). The change is part of the department's upgrade from two- to 10- fingerprint collection to enhance security and fingerprint matching accuracy.
COLUMBIA, Md. (TVLW) - Icelandair will terminate services from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), effective January 13, 2008, due to escalating costs and decreasing revenues. "We are fine-tuning the Icelandair route network and our capacity in an effort to increase profitability," said Jon Karl Olafsson, president and CEO of Icelandair.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (TVLW) - Alaska Airlines today inaugurated nonstop, year-round service between Anchorage, Alaska, and Honolulu. The airline launched nonstop Seattle-Honolulu service Oct. 12 and nonstop Seattle-Lihue, Hawaii, service Oct. 28.
(eTN) - Sunlight falls through a hole in the crown of the beehive-shaped tomb that Saad Mahmoud and his family call home, illuminating an oblong gravestone that serves as a kitchen table. Mr Mahmoud's daughter, taking a break from washing clothes that will be strung up between other tombs to dry, stands at the gravestone and pours tea into chipped glass cups.