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Mar 16

London’s contactless travel revolution

People have made over 3.2 million journeys on London’s transport network by passengers bugging in and out with a mobile handsets, shows new numbers. When the 3.2 million number showcases only 3.5 percent of all contactless journey on the public transport system in London, the figure is anticipated to jump steadily up, with seven-thousand new devices being detected every week.

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17
Oct 14

Puerto Rico sees the debut of Hyatt House

Recently, Hyatt Hotels debuted the Hyatt House brand in Puerto Rico. This is the very first Hyatt House to start operation outside the continental United States. The hundred and twenty six room hotel, located in Miramar, San Juan neighborhood, offers studio as well as one bedroom suites along with full living space, bedrooms and kitchens.
According to reports, Prisa Group president Federico Stubbe, Jr told that this has been a great year for Hyatt in Puerto Rico, following the start of the Hyatt Place San Juan/Bayamon previous December as well as Hyatt Place Manati last March. The 3 properties represent over US$ 115 million in development costs. Hyatt House San Juan is yet another example of their focus on investing and developing in Puerto Rico to attract convention, business as well as leisure travelers alike.
The Hyatt House in San Juan inauguration hints the global expansion of the brand, with future openings designed for Panama, Mexico, India, China and Saudi Arabia, as per Chris Walker, vice president of brands for Hyatt House and Hyatt Place.
In Puerto Rico, the officers stated that the number of cruise ship passengers during summer visiting United States territory has gone up in the last 3 years. Over 175000 passengers traveled to the island in the months of July and August, a 28% increase from the similar time previous year and a 135%  increase from 2012.

Recently, Hyatt Hotels debuted the Hyatt House brand in Puerto Rico. This is the very first Hyatt House to start operation outside the continental United States. The hundred and twenty six room hotel, located in Miramar, San Juan neighborhood, offers studio as well as one bedroom suites along with full living space, bedrooms and kitchens.

According to reports, Prisa Group president Federico Stubbe, Jr told that this has been a great year for Hyatt in Puerto Rico, following the start of the Hyatt Place San Juan/Bayamon previous December as well as Hyatt Place Manati last March. The 3 properties represent over US$ 115 million in development costs. Hyatt House San Juan is yet another example of their focus on investing and developing in Puerto Rico to attract convention, business as well as leisure travelers alike.

The Hyatt House in San Juan inauguration hints the global expansion of the brand, with future openings designed for Panama, Mexico, India, China and Saudi Arabia, as per Chris Walker, vice president of brands for Hyatt House and Hyatt Place.

In Puerto Rico, the officers stated that the number of cruise ship passengers during summer visiting United States territory has gone up in the last 3 years. Over 175000 passengers traveled to the island in the months of July and August, a 28% increase from the similar time previous year and a 135%  increase from 2012.


21
Sep 14

London Tube goes contactless in order deal with customer convenience

Contactless payments have been started throughout the transport network in London in a bid to induce travel across the UK capital easier. Transport for London stated that the move says that millions and millions of people would have easier as well as more convenient journeys.
The contactless defrayals would be available on the tram, Tube, DLR, National Rail and London Overground services which accept the Oyster. The contactless payment cards are credit, debit charge or pre-paid cards that could be used to make easy, secure and quick payments for everyday buyings of #20 ($32,  25) and less.
People just have to touch their card on reader, and there is no requirement for a PIN or any type of signature. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said that the people of the city and visitors to their great city can now get from A to B with a simple flourish of a contactless payment card, this is a great leap forward for their transport network and a world first for a capital that’s leading the way by using the newest technology to serve people get around.
Contactless payments were introduced in Londons buses back in December 2012. Now over 1 million customers utilize their contactless payment method to pay for their bus tickets around twenty million times, as per official figures. According to reports, TFL also told that every day there are approximately 70000 payments made with contactless on London buses.

Contactless payments have been started throughout the transport network in London in a bid to induce travel across the UK capital easier. Transport for London stated that the move says that millions and millions of people would have easier as well as more convenient journeys.

The contactless defrayals would be available on the tram, Tube, DLR, National Rail and London Overground services which accept the Oyster. The contactless payment cards are credit, debit charge or pre-paid cards that could be used to make easy, secure and quick payments for everyday buyings of #20 ($32,  25) and less.

People just have to touch their card on reader, and there is no requirement for a PIN or any type of signature. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said that the people of the city and visitors to their great city can now get from A to B with a simple flourish of a contactless payment card, this is a great leap forward for their transport network and a world first for a capital that’s leading the way by using the newest technology to serve people get around.

Contactless payments were introduced in Londons buses back in December 2012. Now over 1 million customers utilize their contactless payment method to pay for their bus tickets around twenty million times, as per official figures. According to reports, TFL also told that every day there are approximately 70000 payments made with contactless on London buses.


10
Sep 14

European Union confirms Euro coins, currency

Well, now its official, Lithuania would replace their litas currency with bank notes and coins of the European Union starting from 1st January, 2015. As per Sandro Gozi, President of the Council of the EU and the State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy – the entry of Lithuania into the Europan family is not just a crucial event for this partner country, but it is of great importance for the whole Eurozone.
Sandro further added that it is a manifestation of the extending attractiveness of the single currency project as well as its relevance for the future of their community. The Euro adoption has been a strategic step for Lithuania, well thought-out politically and economically, to foster national economic development.
Olli Rehn, the Commission Vice President for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro reportedly stated that Lithuanias readiness to embrace the euro shows their long standing back up for prudent fiscal policies as well as economic reforms. That rectify momentum, ridden in part by Lithuanias European Union accession ten years earlier, has guided to a discovering increase in Lithuanians successfulness: the countrys per capita GDP has gone up from only thirty five percent in the year 1995 to a envisioned 78% in 2015.
Algirdas Butkevicius, the Prime Minister of Lithuania stated that his countrys consistent efforts have paid off. The eurozone has finally opened the door for them.

Well, now its official, Lithuania would replace their litas currency with bank notes and coins of the European Union starting from 1st January, 2015. As per Sandro Gozi, President of the Council of the EU and the State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy – the entry of Lithuania into the Europan family is not just a crucial event for this partner country, but it is of great importance for the whole Eurozone.

Sandro further added that it is a manifestation of the extending attractiveness of the single currency project as well as its relevance for the future of their community. The Euro adoption has been a strategic step for Lithuania, well thought-out politically and economically, to foster national economic development.

Olli Rehn, the Commission Vice President for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro reportedly stated that Lithuanias readiness to embrace the euro shows their long standing back up for prudent fiscal policies as well as economic reforms. That rectify momentum, ridden in part by Lithuanias European Union accession ten years earlier, has guided to a discovering increase in Lithuanians successfulness: the countrys per capita GDP has gone up from only thirty five percent in the year 1995 to a envisioned 78% in 2015.

Algirdas Butkevicius, the Prime Minister of Lithuania stated that his countrys consistent efforts have paid off. The eurozone has finally opened the door for them.


1
Apr 14

Stobart Air set to operate in brand new paths

The Aer Arran has agreed a brand new collaboration with the largest regional airline named Flybe that would see it operate 6 brand new paths from London Southend Airport starting from June. Last week, Stobart Air was rebranded from Aer Arran. They are expected to carry around 100000 people on the brand new routes this year under 5 year contract rising to 200000 next year.

Stobart Air, as a part of the contract, would base 2 seventy two seat airplane at the London Southend Airport, where it is set to create fifty brand new jobs. The UK transport group named Stobart owns the airline’s majority shareholder.

Last Thursday, Aer Arran formally altered their name to Stobart Air. This came 3 years after the transport group accorded to invest € 2.5 million to save the business from its break down. The rebranding applies only to the company behind Aer Lingus Regional, with recently the airline extending their link with the Irish carrier to the year 2022.

At present, the airline operates five hundred and fifty planes in a week across twenty seven paths connecting United Kingdom, Ireland and France.

The passenger numbers at this airline are anticipated to hit 1.4 million this year, which is a fifty five percent rise in 4 years since the plane company started franchised operations with a partnership with Aer Lingus. According to reports, Sean Brogan told that they are very happy to have finished a deal with Flybe.


21
Jan 14

First Class lounge of Virgin Trains

The First Class lounge of Virgin Trains at London Euston station is to get its sashay back in March this year after 7 weeks of refurbishment works, starting from 31st January, 2014. Virgin Trains at the London Euston has replied to all the feedback from people by developing new interiors as well as improved Wi-Fi connectivity, more seats and expanded food and drink place and a new business area.

London Euston First Class Lounge started its operation on 1st April 1998. This is a very popular relaxing and working place for its First Class customers. At present, this has tea and coffee facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, plug sockets, a bar with non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, meeting room and a flat screen television and shower rooms.

During the time of refurbishments, the First Class customers will be handed a voucher which they can use at selected outlets at London Euston station. With this they can get a muffin or a pastry or a hot drink while traveling during morning. In the afternoon, the customers will be handed a bag that says – Were Sorry. It will have a fruit juice, a biscuit, a chocolate bar and a pack of crisps.

Stations Major Projects Director Richard Shotton stated that they would do everything they could to minimize the trouble to their customers when First Class lounge is closed for upgrade works. The works would be finished by March and he is sure that they would be able to appreciate the environment.


25
Nov 13

Plans for the London Britannia Airport unveiled

Designs for a brand new 6 runway international airport to the eastern part of London have been released, as city mayor Boris Johnson goes forward to take the field for the development. The program that designers say could be finished for £ 47.3 billion – would relieve congestion at the Heathrow Airport in London.

The airport would be called London Britannia Airport and this could be made within 7 years of approval. Thames Estuary Research & Development is behind the project. The group told that the island intrigue avoided the troubles of other land based airport developments, like the structure of a 3rd runway at Heathrow in London.
These include wipeout of houses, removal of bird strikes, and demolition of industrial infrastructure as well as acquisition of private land.

Bridget Rosewell, the chief executive of Thames Estuary Research & Development, told that the new London Britannia Airport concept gives London the airport it would require to back its world city status in 21st century. This also offers a solution to the challenge of incorporating expected growth in population of 2 million in the city and a facility that could be linked to the whole of the United Kingdom while both the East and West of London would each benefit from regeneration.

Rosewell added that the probable success of the new airport was breaking up people from planes, by offering passengers the profit of air travel but without noise as all aircraft departures and landing would be over the estuary, not over the residential areas.


24
Sep 13

London voted as best city in Europe

England capital London has beaten New York as the favorite city in the world. This stat was revealed following a worldwide survey. London was also voted as the number one European city in a poll from twenty four nations.

Among the 48 cities people were supposed to judge, New York and London were the only two cities to make it to the top – 5 in each category. In the favorite city category, London was at the 2nd spot while New York was at the 1st spot.

Pen Page’s chief executive Ipsos Mori told that the citizens of the world have spoken and given a huge vote of confidence for United Kingdom and London. Together with positive signs for United Kingdom economy and after a magnificent Olympic Games in 2012, this research rechecks London as not just Europe’s most important city, but also supports Britain continuing to punch above its weight across the world.

Amid signals of a slow economic recuperation in much of Europe, there is an informal indicator which was flying high. At London City Airport, traffic volumes are up to degrees previously seen in 2008, before the economic crisis. At that time, European banks thrashed staff.

The airport that gets 2/3s of their traffic from business travelers, told that it is on route for a magnificent year, exceeding the 3.3 million people it carried in the year 2008. The passengers’ number has increased fourteen percent. In May and July, the traffic was up twenty percent and 24.4 percent respectively on the year.


22
Jul 13

Emirates Aviation Experience starts

The Emirates Aviation Experience, London’s newest visitor attraction, was opened officially by Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, and mayor Boris Johnson. Emirates Aviation Experience that cost in excess of four million pound, will take travelers on an interactive tour into the world of flight.

In a United Kingdom first, it will have 4 commercial flight simulators including two 777 aircraft and two A380s. Further attractions adds a 3D hologram of an aircraft’s internal mechanisms, a HD video wall as well as a flight deck of an A380 and full size nosecone.

Tim Clarke told that the Emirates Aviation Experience is a celebration of flight and the industry their airline serves. This is an educational resource that starts the lid on something he still find really amazing even now – how they get off the ground, how airplanes physically work and more importantly how they land on the ground.

He added that the Aviation Experience was born out of their experience, technology and sense of ambition and he is confident that it would become a magnificent attraction for both old and young for many years to come. More than the ‘Flight Simulators’ zone, Emirates Aviation Experience adds many other features which will take people on a truly interactive aviation journey.

People can look at a cross section of Rolls Royce Trent 800 engine, which is partially built in LEGO – a virtual wind tunnel app looking at how this act upon flight. It also has a touchscreen game that tells an aircraft’s turnaround process. The place will also have a food and beverage zone.


13
May 13

Transport for London starts contest

Application developers in United Kingdom must note this – Transport for London has started a contest and offering a prize for developers who would be able to make London public transport applications which cater to users with communication or physical barriers.

Recently, in a blog post, the Transport for London stated that for several years, mobile apps have been serving disabled people better absorb information. Now they have offered a prize of £ 5000 for an Accessible application contest will spur a increase in the number of applications of London transport that disabled people could access.

In its website, Transport for London stated that the main objective is to aim the functionality around the requirements of the passenger group. Partially sighted or blind passengers, hearing impaired or deaf passengers as well as those with motor difficulties might all get some benefit from the clever utilization of useful features, phone functions as well as good design to access their services. Old people, who see conventional information as more challenging might also benefit from a design which allows easy route planning, minimal interaction, simple navigation as well as journey guidance. They also state that the design is up to the developers.

A submitted application need not address the requirements of all the disabled passengers. For instance, the app developer might solely concentrate on designing an application for old people who see general information more challenging. Another application developer might design something solely to serve blind people navigate.