Tribute Portfolio Makes Chinese Debut

Marriott International has launched the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in China.   Following a multi-million dollar renovation, The Yuluxe Sheshan joins the collection’s 19 hotels around the world to spearhead its expansion in the Far East. Located a short drive from Shanghai offering a idyllic escape from the urban pave of life, the 325-room hotel … Continue reading

C-3PO To Take Flight With ANA

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced plans to add a new Star Wars-themed aircraft to its fleet, the fourth to feature characters from the acclaimed movie franchise as part of the ANA Star Wars Project in partnership with The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd.   Unveiled to fans at the Star Wars Celebration Europe … Continue reading

Shinkansen Service reaches Hokkaido

Japan’s shinkansen high-speed rail network marked a significant milestone today with the official opening of the first stage of the Hokkaido Shinkansen, directly linking the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu with the promise of faster travel times and comfortable, sleek new trains. The first scheduled service, Hayate 91, left Shin-Aomori station at 0632 hrs for … Continue reading

Diamond Princess Returns With Japanese-Centered Features

Princess Cruises’ 2,670-passenger Diamond Princess has emerged from an extensive dry dock refurbishment, ready for a second season of cruising in Japan. The ship adds enticing new features designed to appeal to Japanese cruisers, as the line looks to boost its presence in the market. The Largest Bath Complex at Sea The highlight of the … Continue reading

Hawaiian Airlines Adds Taipei To Network

Hawaiian Airlines has launched non-stop service from Honolulu to Taipei, its seventh Asian destination and the latest addition to its expanding international network. Gate-side festivities for the inaugural flight included the traditional Hawaiian blessing, music and hula, Taiwanese cultural performance and the presentation of lei to passengers, as government and commercial VIPs joined the transpacific … Continue reading