On the 100th anniversary of Lufthansa's founding, Lockheed Super Star & JU 52 to go on exhibit – Breaking Travel News

On the 100th anniversary of Lufthansa’s founding, Lockheed Super Star & JU 52 to go on exhibit  Breaking Travel News

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NetJets adds 100th aircraft in Europe

NetJets, the private aviation company, has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft as part of its European fleet.

This latest milestone is part of the company’s €2.2 billion global investment program.

Christian Luwisch, executive director of NetJets Europe, said: “NetJets is proud of its unwavering commitment to safety, service, and unmatched global access. This landmark achievement is a testament to all at NetJets continuing to deliver exceptional service and access to our owners.”

NetJets describes the Cessna Citation Latitude, which is equipped with onboard WiFi and an inflight entertainment system customised for the company, as “the perfect aircraft for business or pleasure.”

The company now has a worldwide fleet of more than 800 aircraft.

Earlier this year, NetJets announced a deal to purchase up to 150 electric aircraft after signing a memorandum of understanding with Lilium.

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Tulsa race massacre: Biden to travel to Oklahoma to commemorate 100th anniversary

No other details were made immediately available about the trip slated for June 1.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of a race massacre in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, which encompassed more than 35 city blocks of entirely Black-owned businesses. A beacon for African Americans looking to escape the discrimination and violence of the Jim Crow South and live a peaceful and safe life, the district was founded by Black men and women — many of whom were descendants of slaves — and became known as Black Wall Street.

On May 31, 1921, racial tensions and violence with the neighboring White residents in Tulsa boiled over in a massacre. Hundreds of Greenwood’s Black residents were killed and the district was left in ashes.

The White House’s announcement of the visit came after Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met on Tuesday with the family of George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, sparking nationwide protests against racism and police brutality.
Meanwhile, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act — legislation that would set up a national registry of police misconduct, ban racial and religious profiling by law enforcement and overhaul qualified immunity for police officers — remains stalled in the Senate. Biden had set an initial goal of having the legislation passed by Tuesday, but the White House backed off that deadline to allow negotiations to continue in Congress.
Biden’s visit to Tulsa comes nearly a year after his predecessor took a controversial trip to the city. Last June, then-President Donald Trump visited Tulsa in his first campaign rally since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, which by that time had already caused more than 2.2 million cases and 118,900 deaths in the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Trump’s visit was initially slated for June 19 — Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The date was met with widespread criticism amid the national outcry following Floyd’s death and nationwide protests over police brutality and racial inequality. Trump announced days before Juneteenth that he would reschedule the rally to June 20 “out of respect for this holiday.”
During the rally, Trump stirred controversy anew when he said he had told officials in his administration to slow down coronavirus testing because of the rising number of cases in America. Tulsa also saw an increase in Covid-19 cases following the rally.

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G Adventures celebrates 100th trip since September

G Adventures has seen the departure of its 100th escorted tour since its operations restarted in September.

The trips it has been running are for holidaymakers who are able to travel, between countries where travel is possible.

The 100th trip departed on April 2, in Costa Rica – one of 11 countries the small-group adventure operator has been able to feature since September.

For travellers currently unable to travel due to government regulations, G Adventures is offering an incentive to ‘book now for travel later’ with 15% off select Classic trips and 15% off the ‘My Own Room’ option for travellers looking for more personal space.

The discounts are available for bookings made during April, 2021, for trips departing up until June 30, 2022.

The trips which have run since September have G Adventures’ ‘Travel with Confidence’ policy, which aims to protect travellers, staff and people in local communities.

Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures, said: “Travelling during the pandemic is a personal choice and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that travellers who have the desire and ability to explore can do so safely and responsibly.

“To also make sure that local communities are protected we’ve had ongoing dialogue with our partners and projects on the ground to gauge their willingness and readiness to welcome travellers, so all parties can enjoy meaningful and safe connections and experiences.”

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