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Trade war as US, China head for talks

China will send a senior negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, its commerce ministry said Thursday, the first public meeting on the dispute in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies. Beijing and Washington have slapped tariffs on tens of billions of dollars worth of each other’s goods since they held their last high-level meeting […]

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Customers Cram Carry-Ons as U.S. Airlines Look the Other Way

Don’t look for airlines to impose weight limits on carry-on bags anytime soon, even though jet fuel prices are climbing and heavier loads eat up fuel. A recent Instagram ad showed a roomy carry-on bag that the company promised would fit in an overhead compartment. In the comments, a satisfied customer said she’d been able to pack 50 pounds of […]

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Hilton unveils first ever tri-branded property in Chicago

Hilton has announced the opening of its first tri-branded property, which includes Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place, Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place and Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place. Connected to McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention centre, and adjacent to Wintrust Arena, the property is a one-of-kind addition to downtown Chicago’s South Loop and Motor […]

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Marriott brings AC Hotels to New York with Time Square property

Times Square remains the beating heart of Manhattan, and now travellers can be at the centre of the action while still having space to reflect with the opening of the new AC Hotel New York Times Square. The hotel is the first of two planned for the European-inspired AC Hotels by Marriott brand in Manhattan this year, with a second […]

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Accor brings MGallery brand to North America with 21c Museum Hotels deal

AccorHotels has signed an agreement to acquire 85 per cent of 21c Museum Hotels. 21c combines a multi-venue contemporary art museum, boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants, with 11 properties currently open and under development across the United States. The company was founded in 2006 in Louisville by philanthropists and contemporary art collectors Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. The pair […]

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Destination Guyana now set to promote tourism in the U.S. and Canada

Guyana Tourism Authority, the official Tourism Board of “Destination Guyana”, has taken a step to reach out to potential visitors from the United States and Canada. Guyana is positioned as the next must-see destination for travelers. With daily non-stop flights already available from New York, Miami and Toronto, and it being the only English speaking country in South America, tourists […]

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US ambassador makes rare visit to settlement, after terror attack

David Friedman pays condolence call at home of Yotam Ovadia in community of Adam, near Jerusalem US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman made a condolence visit Monday to the West Bank home of an Israeli man who was stabbed to death in a terror attack last week. Friedman traveled to the Adam settlement north of Jerusalem where he met with […]

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Etihad Airways to increase Toronto flights from October

Etihad Airways will increase its flights from Abu Dhabi to Canada’s largest city, Toronto, from three to five weekly services from October 28th. The flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring 40 seats in business and 340 in economy class. Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are thrilled to announce more flights to cosmopolitan […]

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Department of Transportation grants nearly three-quarters of a billion to US airports

A third increment of funding to the tune of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars provides 569 grants to 522 US airports that will fund 949 infrastructure projects in the United States. This includes runways, taxiways, aprons, terminals, aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, and snow removal equipment in all 50 states and 5 US territories. The US Department of Transportation […]