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Paris hotels post record year

Paris hotels post record year

February 21, 2012 · , ,

The number of nights spent in Paris hotels hit a record in 2011, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau said Monday, with a big jump in visits from China. In total, visitors spent 36.9 million nights in the City of Light last year, a 3.1 percent increase from 2010. Business visitors and tourists from new [...]

Iceland’s volcanic ash halts flights across Europe

Iceland’s volcanic ash halts flights across Europe

April 15, 2010 · , , ,

Ash clouds from Iceland’s spewing volcano disrupted air traffic across Northern Europe on Thursday as authorities closed British and Nordic air space, shut down Europe’s busiest airport at Heathrow and canceled hundreds of flights. Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority said non-emergency flights would be banned until at least 6 p.m. (1700 GMT, 1 p.m. EDT). Irish [...]

Paris and Prague, air/6 nights, from $1,096

Paris and Prague, air/6 nights, from $1,096

March 16, 2010 · , , , , ,

The Real Deal: Multicity airfare on Air France or Delta (U.S. to Paris, Paris to Prague, Prague to U.S.); three nights in Paris at the 30-room Hotel Opera Deauville; three nights in Prague at the 53-room Hotel Akcent; breakfast daily; hotel taxes and fees; airport taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges, from $1,096 per person. [...]

Save on Rail Europe round-trip tickets, from $257

Save on Rail Europe round-trip tickets, from $257

The Real Deal: Discounted round-trip tickets in Leisure Select class on the Eurostar route (18 departures daily between London, Paris, and Brussels) start at $257 per person—plus between $10 and $18 in fees. Leisure Select class is more spacious than economy class, with reclining seats and more legroom; you also get complimentary newspapers and a [...]

France sprucing up cultural treasures

France sprucing up cultural treasures

March 2, 2010 · , , , , ,

Mixing an abundance of cultural treasures and national pride, France is spiffing up its sights and museums from the Rhine to the Pyrenees. Of course, the biggest news is in Paris, where 2010 brings important changes that smart travelers will want to know about. The Eiffel Tower’s new online reservation system should help on-the-ball travelers [...]

Giraffes, cranky hippo oversee Paris zoo redo

Giraffes, cranky hippo oversee Paris zoo redo

February 24, 2010 · , , , ,

For a zoo, it’s a quiet and lonely place. Among the few remaining residents of Paris’ main animal park are the giraffes — whose long necks make travel inconvenient — and a hippo who was permitted to stay put after she threw a temper tantrum in a shipping crate. Closed since 2008, and its animals [...]

What’s new in France for 2010

What’s new in France for 2010

Mixing an abundance of cultural treasures and national pride, France is spiffing up its sights and museums from the Rhine to the Pyrenees. Of course, the biggest news is in Paris, where 2010 brings important changes that smart travelers will want to know about. The Eiffel Tower’s new online reservation system should help on-the-ball travelers [...]

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