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Newsletter: Europe, 6/11/08

Air One Delays U.S. Launch

Air One has delayed the launch of its new U.S. service originally scheduled from Boston and Chicago to Milan on June 14 and June 21, respectively, to June 27 for Boston and June 26 for Chicago.  The postponement is due to delays in the delivery of new business class seats for the aircraft (Airbus 330-200) Air One obtained.  In order to ensure superior quality standards, Air One is refurbishing the current seating for its transatlantic service and will install the new seats in the near future after inaugurating the US flights.

Certified’s Future Vacations to Sell BA Packages


British Airways has teamed up with Certified Vacations to provide wholesaler tour services from the U.S. to Europe, the Middle East and Africa through Certfied’s private-label Future Vacations brand.

Future Vacations packages using British Airways service are on sale now for immediate departures from 17 U.S. gateways, including New York (JFK), Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles. Travelers have a choice of 35 destinations, including 32 European cities, Tel Aviv, Dubai and Johannesburg.

Future Vacations pays travel agents up to 15 percent commission on British Airways air-inclusive vacation packages. Call Future Vacations at 800-456-2323; electronic bookings can be made on the web via VAX Vacation Access.

Raffles to Enter Moscow, Paris


Raffles Hotels & Resorts has gotten a foothold in Moscow; it will open a 130-room hotel in the Kitay-Gorod district three minutes from Red Square in 2011. The hotel is being developed from what was the former private residence in the mid-17th century; it subsequently was extended to include shops and furnished apartments.

Not surprisingly, Raffles Moscow will be all luxury; it will include a RafflesAmrita Spa, which will be one of Moscow’s largest, as well as six restaurants and bars and an indoor pool.

The hotel will be part of a larger development that will include apartments, galleries and an 18th-century Russian Orthodox Church. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company opened a hotel in Moscow last year to great success, according to sources.

Raffles, meanwhile, previously announced it will open a hotel in Paris to manage Le Royal Monceau hotel, which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment.


Globus Removes Single Supplement; Discounts Winter


The Globus family of brands, which includes Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways, has removed the single supplement on 11 new itineraries, providing a savings of up to $550. Additionally, the company has launched a new collection of “low-season” travel packages that provide a savings of between 20 and 50 percent. The discount could potentially provide $1,000 or more on air-inclusive European vacations when compared to peak season pricing.

Additionally, those taking a Globus “European Winter Vacation” can take an additional $100 off per person on the air-inclusive price when booking between now and August 31. Included in the offering is the new Globus Irish Winter Sampler, which visits Dublin, Galway, Ennis, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Blarney, Waterford and Avoca. Pricing starts at $949 (land only).


Kempinski Offers St. Petersburg Cultural Package


Set on the banks of the Moika River and overlooking the treasure-filled Hermitage Museum and Palace Square, the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is offering a "Cultural Package" that includes three nights in a Superior Room with a Russian breakfast buffet each morning, entrance the State Hermitage Museum, which is located just across the bridge from the hotel's lobby and tickets to one of the city's renowned opera and ballet houses, which include the famed Mariinsky Theatre (home of the Kirov Opera, Ballet and Orchestra).

The package, valid from July 1 to October 31, 2008, is priced from RUR 51,430 (approx. $2,170) for two people, including VAT.

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