Silver Nova construction begins in Germany | News


Silversea Cruises has announced the name of its first Nova-class ship, Silver Nova.

The vessel is being developed as part of a new-build scheme known as Project Evolution.

A steel-cutting ceremony was held earlier as the construction of the ship got underway at Meyer Werft in Papenburg.

The vessel, set for delivery in summer 2023, will be the first hybrid, luxury cruise ship free of local emissions at port.

With its hybrid power sources, Silver Nova is expected to achieve a cruise industry-first – local emission-free operation in port by using fuel cells and batteries.

Silver Nova will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as its main fuel.

The new hybrid technology not only helps in port, but will also allow Silver Nova to achieve a 40 per cent overall reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions per double suite when compared to its previous class of ships (the Muse class). 

“Our Nova class ships represent a significant investment in unprecedented technological solutions. They support our mission to preserve the planet without compromising on comfort or luxury,” said Roberto Martinoli, chief executive of Silversea Cruises.

“Silver Nova is the manifestation of Silversea and Royal Caribbean Group’s long-term commitment to sustainability.”





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Heathrow begins rebuilding team following pandemic cuts | News


Heathrow has begun recruiting for over 600 new frontline roles as the restart of transatlantic travel and easing of international restrictions boosts confidence in the aviation sector.

While passenger numbers at the hub remain 56 per cent down on pre-pandemic levels, the airport has begun replacing staff let go over the past 18 months.

The move to end the US travel ban has revived the airport, as the market accounts for a fifth of passenger traffic and a third of cargo tonnage.

The airport is kicking off this recruitment drive now to ensure that it is well equipped to handle a predicted rise in passenger numbers ahead of next summer.

The new security and engineering jobs will be among the first frontline roles to have been created at Heathrow since the start of the pandemic.

Heathrow is also advertising a wide variety of engineering opportunities for colleagues to help keep the airport running smoothly as passenger demand returns.  

The new recruits will undergo an extensive training programme in order to achieve the required security accreditations.

Heathrow chief people officer, Paula Stannett, said: “This is an incredible time to start a career in aviation and to be at the forefront of a world-class organisation determined to build back better as we recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

“Many of Heathrow’s security officers have gone on to have long and fulfilling careers in various parts of our airport and the wider aviation sector, so this really is a rewarding opportunity at a pivotal time for our industry.

“We look forward to welcoming our new joiners before the summer, at the beginning of what we are sure will be an enriching time at the UK’s only hub airport.”





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Holiday travel booking begins early for Golden Isles | Local News


Coastal Georgians who are iffy about plans for the upcoming holiday season could find themselves out of luck if travel is on the agenda.

That desired out-of-town resort or event might be booked up by now or close to it.

An AAA Travel Survey found that 46% of Georgians intended to complete travel arrangements by the end of October.

The lowering of restrictions due to the availability of COVID-19 vaccines and waning caseloads are fueling greater interest in taking to the air or highways in 2021.

In 2020, only 30% of those surveyed indicated travel plans.

Holiday travelers will be headed for family, a change of scenery or pure relaxation.

Those with distant destinations will likely depend on air travel. Anyone in this subset should already have a flight and destination.

“Time is of the essence for people who plan to take a flight this holiday season,” said Debbie Haas, vice president of Travel for AAA — The Auto Club Group.

“As we get closer to the holidays, airfares often rise as availability shrinks.”

Haas said the chance of finding the ideal flight at a favorable rate begins diminishing after Halloween.

More will travel by car than plane. According to AAA, 42% of Georgians — that’s two out of every five — are banking on taking a vacation of three days or more during the holiday season.

Those who use the highways might consider taking along extra cash. As of Monday, the average price of gasoline in Georgia was $3.25 per gallon for regular unleaded, 2 cents more than a week ago, 27 cents more than last month and $1.29 more than this time last year. And the beginning of the holiday season is still weeks away.

The Centers for Disease Control is counting on travelers adhering to safety measures. It recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible individuals who will be traveling.

“Protect those not yet eligible for vaccination such as young children by getting yourself and other eligible people around them vaccinated,” the CDC says.

Other frequently cited safety measures also should be part of the daily routine, it said, including wearing a mask when indoors around others.

It urges travelers to remember that outdoors is generally safer than indoors and to practice all recommended precautions, including safe distancing, in a closed environment when in the company of others.

“Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces,” the CDC said.

A large percentage of Georgians plan to stay put this Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to the AAA survey, 37% of Georgians intend to celebrate at home due to the pandemic.





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JetBlue Begins Move Back Into LaGuardia Terminal B


JetBlue is moving back into New York LaGuardia Airport’s renovated Terminal B this weekend, the carrier announced.

Amid ongoing construction at LaGuardia, JetBlue moved from Terminal B to the Marine Terminal/Terminal A in late 2017. As of Oct. 31, JetBlue’s flights to Boston will continue operating out of Terminal A, but the remainder of its flights will move to Terminal B, which will also make for easier connections with partner American Airlines.

The renovation of LaGuardia’s Terminal B is about 85 percent complete, according to JetBlue, and the carrier eventually will move all of its operations into the refurbished, 1.3 million-sq.-ft. terminal with 35 gates. JetBlue also will begin three routes on its previously announced route expansion out of LaGuardia this weekend, with service starting to Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville and Sarasota in Florida.



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Travel’s Triumphant Return Begins On Raw Travel This Weekend | News


NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — AIM Tell-A-Vision® Group (AIM TV) announced that Raw Travel® is kicking off the first of its original brand-new episodes for a ninth consecutive season this weekend, October 30th & 31st. The first-run, syndicated T.V. series’ Season Nine will be broadcast in 173 cities representing 95% of the USA. 

Thanks to a less tepid, progressively safer, and more robust recovery, Raw Travel will be rolling out new episodes that showcase travel’s return in a hopefully more responsible version of travel. 

After almost 20 months without any international travel, producer, and host of the series, Robert G. Rose, ventured forth internationally to Croatia last summer, when travel first opened to vaccinated travelers from the U.S. Rose captured several “Going Solo” adventures in the Croatia series to showcase how travel can hopefully come back more innovative, not bigger.

Raw Travel’s first episode, 901, “Dubrovnik, Croatia“, kicks off the new episodes of Season 9 on October 30th and 31st. The episode explores the thorny issue of over-tourism by showcasing how tourism officials address the need for a rebounding economy with sustainable travel. Rose shows viewers how they can have more fulfilling travel experiences by offering real-world examples in Dubrovnik and other locales. 

Then in episode 902, Raw Travel points its camera to Puerto Rico, showcasing how the Caribbean Island balances responsible travel with the tourism industry. Puerto Rico, Naturally,” is the first of three episodes set in the territory and focuses on a few ways Puerto Ricans are preserving the environment while taking control of their food sourcing via cutting-edge farming and agri-tourism techniques. Episode 902 premieres on November 6th and 7th.

Episode 903, “R.V. and Me: Maiden Voyage” will premiere November 13th and 14th and showcases Rose’s purchase of a Mini-RV and his first-time travel experience with the trailer and tow vehicle. From purchase to his maiden voyage, viewers will be able to ride along with Rose as he explores the intricacies and joys of a solo road trip in a small, self-contained R.V. 

Finally, Raw Travel Episode 904 features Rose’s beloved adopted hometown of New York City and focuses on its comeback and the lesser-visited borough of Queens. Entitled “Let’s Go NY See: Queens.” The episode is a victory lap of sorts for NYC’s comeback and hopes to encourage visitors to get outside of the mass tourism zone to explore the outer boroughs of New York, beginning with Queens. Raw Travel 904 will debut in the USA on November 20th and 21st

The Season 9 trailer is at RawTravelTrailer.com and visit RawTravel.tv for more information. 

ABOUT RAW TRAVEL TV

Raw Travel is an adventure travel & lifestyle series showcasing socially and environmentally aware, independent travel. The series weaves together themes of eco-tourism and voluntourism (giving back) with underground music and authentic culture in a unique way. Each weekend the show is seen in over 173 U.S. cities on major broadcast affiliates and several international territories (Asia, Africa, Europe…). It can also be found on several major airlines. AIM Tell-A-Vision Group produces the show and oversees its domestic and international distribution and internationally. Visit RawTravel.tv for more information. 

ABOUT AIM TELL-A-VISION GROUP

AIM Tell-A-Vision (AIM TV) Group is an independent production, content, and distribution company founded by media veteran and entrepreneur Robert G. Rose. Since 2000, AIM TV has been producing and distributing positive, compelling content that reflects a mission of presenting “Media That Matters.” Visit AIMTVGroup.com for more information.

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British Airways begins rebuilding cabin crew numbers | News


British Airways has announced that it will be opening its doors to new cabin crew recruits to work for the airline from spring next year to help fly its summer schedule.

The airline has already contacted people in the existing talent pools, which holds the details of people who left the business last year but have expressed an interest to return to the airline, when jobs are available.

In addition to the experienced crew members looking to return, the airline is also appealing to a broad range of people to create the most diverse crew workforce in its 100-year history.

Sean Doyle, British Airways chief executive, said: “After 18 long months of closed or restricted borders across the world, we are finally seeing a demand for travel return as countries start to open up and ease their restrictions.

“This means that we can finally get back to doing what we do best – flying our customers around the world.

“As we look ahead to next summer, we are excited to start welcoming brilliant new people and former colleagues back to the British Airways family.”

He added: “Everyone is welcome at British Airways; we have an opportunity to give people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to see the world and help shape the future of our airline.

“We know that there are people looking for the first step in their career or a complete career change.

“We will value the skills and experience they will bring to the role to help serve our customers.”

To incentivise new starters, the airline is also waiving its policy around the need to do six months at the airline before accessing staff travel.

Unlike other UK airlines, British Airways offers its cabin crew the chance to fly long and short-haul routes across its network which means that the team gets the chance to experience global destinations from Barbados to Berlin, giving individuals access to travel to more cities than any other airline.

Applications are now open, and assessments will take place throughout November.

Crew will be able to earn up to £28,000 a year with flying/duty pay and a tax-fee subsistence allowance, as well as generous company benefits.

More Information

People who would like to apply to the airline can do so through the British Airways careers website.





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Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski begins farewell tour at ACC media day


“You don’t spend your life doing this and say, ‘Well, I think I’m going to leave tomorrow,’ so it’s been planned out,” Krzyzewski said. “I knew I wanted to coach another year, but I knew I wasn’t going to coach beyond this year, so recruiting this year would be an ethical dilemma. You wouldn’t want to recruit somebody and say you’re going to be staying and then not stay, so we came up with this plan, and I think it’s an outstanding plan.”



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Air Belgium begins Airbus fleet renewal programme | News


Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900.

The aircraft is configured with 286 seats in a three-class layout – 30 comfortable lie-flat business class, 21 premium-class,  and 235 economy-class seats.

The aircraft is furnished with the Airbus Airspace cabin.

All seats are equipped with the latest-generation, in-flight entertainment system, on-board Wi-Fi and mood lighting.

Air Belgium will deploy the aircraft on routes connecting Brussels to long-haul destinations.

The Belgian carrier currently operates an all-Airbus widebody fleet comprising A330-200F and A340-300; the A340s will be gradually replaced by the A330neos.

The A330neo family is the new-generation A330; it builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 family, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by about 25 per cent-per-seat compared to previous-generation.

With an order book of more than 1,800 aircraft from 126 customers at the end of September, the A330 remains the most popular widebody family aircraft of all time.

Air Belgium is a full-service international destination carrier headquartered in Mont-Saint-Guibert.





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