Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway aquapark

‘Breakaway’ to be NYC’s largest cruise ship

New York is to be the home to Norwegian Cruise Line‘s new 4,000-passenger ship when she launches, city officials confirmed October 7. The Norwegian Breakaway is set to be the largest ship ever to home port in NYC and will enter service in 2013, departing on a planned 88 cruises in less than two years. [...]

Little Luxe Guides

Luxe travel guides downsize for families

Top-end travel guide brand Luxe has announced the launch of a mini-guidebook series in a bid to broaden its appeal in the competitive market. Little Luxe are designed as short travel guides for “families on the go,” focusing on major cities and the family-friendly experiences they offer. The first guides will focus on Asia, Luxe [...]

Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise spacecraft

Virgin aims for first space launch within 12 months

British business magnate Richard Branson hopes to launch a vessel into space within the next 12 months, kicking off an era of commercial space travel. “The mother ship is finished… The rocket tests are going extremely well, and so I think that we’re now on track for a launch within 12 months of today.” “This [...]

Qantas

Qantas in ‘world-first’ tablet trial

Passengers on Qantas will be the first in the world to have in-flight entertainment streamed wirelessly to tablet devices in a trial announced by the airline Thursday. To be rolled out from the end of next month on one Boeing 767-300 flying domestic routes, the six-week test will see Qantas’s current entertainment programme broadcast to [...]

Cathay Pacific 777 300ER

Cathay Pacific to add premium economy cabin

Hong Kong’s flag-carrier Cathay Pacific is to become the latest airline to include premium economy seating. The carrier will begin rolling out premium economy cabins next year between Hong Kong and Sydney, Singapore, Toronto and Shanghai. Further destinations are expected to follow throughout 2012 reported Australian Business Traveller

Luxe City Guides box set

City guide publisher launches luxury box set

Chic city guide publisher Luxe has launched a new bespoke gift set designed as the traveler’s perfect Christmas gift. The new Bespoke Boxes hold eight or 12 Luxe City Guides and can be personalized with a selection of specific guides tailored to personal preference. There are 33 Luxe City Guides covering cities around the world [...]

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