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Disney has unveiled its newest cruise ship with a Star War-themed bar and a ride - see inside the Wish

The Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge aboard the Disney Wish. Disney Cruise Line Disney Cruises has unveiled its newest ship, the Disney Wish. The Wish will have features like a Star Wars themed bar, a "Frozen" dining experience, and a water ride. The Wish will begin sailing in 2022 from Florida to the Bahamas and Castaway Cay, Disney's private island. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney Cruise Line has unveiled its latest ship: the Disney Wish, which will begin saili...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Frozen, Star Wars, Florida, California, Germany, Marvel, Disney, Trends, Cruise, Broadway, Walt Disney Company, Michelin, Cinderella, Pixar


Week 18: the troublesome centenary of Napoleon's death

100 years ago this week: Week 18Paris is marking the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon this year with low-key exhibitions and sober colour supplements. 100 years ago however, the centenary was far more controversial. Given ongoing tensions with Germany, was it appropriate to celebrate the life of an imperialist and one of history's biggest warmongers? If opinions differed wildly in the press, [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Germany, Napoleon, Adam


Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, May 2021: Book Giveaway- Paris, City of Dreams

CORRECTION: Last Friday I posted that June 19 is when Americans will be able to visit France again, it's actually June 9. My apologies. My friend gifted me this wonderful and fascinating book, Paris, City of Dreams: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris, and I am passing it on to you.   Acclaimed historian Mary McAuliffe vividly recaptures the Paris of Napoleon III, Claude Monet, and Victor Hugo as Georges Haussmann tore down and rebuilt Paris into the beautiful Ci...
Tags: Travel, Usa, France, Germany, Paris, Napoleon, McAuliffe, Victor Hugo, Claude Monet, Charles Baudelaire, Haussmann, Napoleon III, Richard Nahem, Paris City, Rosemary Flannery, Mary McAuliffe


Europe may allow vaccinated US travelers this summer. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger who landed from Prague at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images European countries could accept fully vaccinated US travelers this summer. Americans would need to prove they've had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hol...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Greece, Cdc, France, Germany, Boston, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, European Union


Disney has unveiled its newest cruise ship with interactive 'Frozen' and 'Avengers' restaurants and a Star War-themed bar - see inside the Wish

The Disney Wish. Disney Cruise Line Disney Cruises has unveiled its newest ship, the Disney Wish. The Wish will have features like a Star Wars themed bar, a "Frozen" dining experience, and a water ride. The Wish will begin sailing in 2022 from Florida to the Bahamas and Castaway Cay, Disney's private island. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney Cruise Line has unveiled its latest ship: the Disney Wish, which will begin sailing next year. The Disney Wish. Di...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Frozen, Star Wars, Florida, California, Germany, Marvel, Disney, Trends, Cruise, Broadway, Walt Disney Company, Michelin, Cinderella, Pixar


Nasdaq #Dubai- listed Depa's 2020 revenues hit by Arabtec insolvency, COVID-19 disruptions | Markets – Gulf News

Nasdaq Dubai- listed Depa's 2020 revenues hit by Arabtec insolvency, COVID-19 disruptions | Markets – Gulf News The Dubai-based interior fitouts company Depa saw 2020 revenues drop to Dh599.7 million, from Dh998.9 million a year ago, with COVID-19 led disruptions being the main cause.Depa was also impacted by the insolvency proceedings at UAE’s biggest construction company Arabtec, with which it had a longstanding project relationship. The company's overall project backlog is Dh1.50 billion, w...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Dubai, Uae, DEPA, Arabtec, Vedder, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nasdaq Dubai, Kevin Lewis, Gulf News The


Oil rises on U.S. vaccine rollout, Middle East tension | Reuters

Oil rises on U.S. vaccine rollout, Middle East tension | ReutersOil prices rose on Monday on optimism over the pace of coronavirus vaccinations in the United States and after the Yemen-based Houthi movement said it fired missiles on Saudi oil sites.Still, crude prices have remained rangebound in the past three weeks, as growing expectations of surging U.S. economic activity are balanced by the slow rate of vaccination in Europe and anticipation of additional supply from Iran in coming months.Bre...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Iran, United States, United Kingdom, Middle East, Yemen, Houthi, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rystad Energy, Louise Dickson


WTTC Research Reveals Travel & Tourism Sector’s Contribution To Germany’s GDP Dropped A Staggering €161 Billion In 2020

COVID-19 sparks a dramatic 46.9% collapse in the sector's contribution to GDP More than 440,000 jobs lost, while many more remain protected by the Kurzarbeit schemeHowever, the return of international travel this year could see GDP contribution rise sharply and jobs return
Tags: Travel, Germany, WTTC Research Reveals Travel amp


#Dubai contractor Drake & Scull expects to win creditor approval for ambitious plan | Property – Gulf News

Dubai contractor Drake & Scull expects to win creditor approval for ambitious plan | Property – Gulf News Selling of loss-making entities and a return to focus on its core MEP-related project work is helping with Drake & Scull’s revival, according to a top official. The company, in the midst of a major financial restructuring, is also pursuing new work – in the UAE and outside.“We are making a continuous effort to win more projects were possible, whether in UAE or overseas, in addition to th...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Dubai, Drake, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Drake Scull, Scull, Munir Mansour, Algeria Tunisia Palestine India Kuwait Iraq


Europe’s Depleted Gas Storage Is Traders’ Hot Spot This Summer - Bloomberg

Europe’s Depleted Gas Storage Is Traders’ Hot Spot This Summer - BloombergA widening natural gas storage gap in Europe is capturing the attention of traders, who expect the world’s biggest exporters to begin jostling to refill fuel depots depleted by the continent’s harsh winter.Gas storage is critical for blunting spikes in demand and smoothing price volatility during extreme weather and disruptions to supply. Europe’s cold winter left facilities about 25 billion cubic meters below last year’s ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Texas, Germany, Bloomberg, Moscow, Gazprom, Houston, Cheniere Energy Inc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Niek van Kouteren, PZEM NV Suppliers, Russia Norway Qatar


Tourists in Greece and Spain but most of Covid-hit Europe plans Easter at home

Several thousand Germans head to Crete and Balearic islands as pandemic third wave spreads across EUCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first foreign tourists may have landed in locked-down Spain and Greece, but as a third wave of the pandemic accelerates across the EU, few Europeans will be enjoying an Easter break abroad – or even away from home.German holidaymakers began arriving on Crete on Monday, with six half-empty flights landing at Heraklion airport after the...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, France, Germany, Eu, Spain, Travel & leisure, Italy, Crete, Heraklion, Balearic, Coronavirus, COVID, Haris Theoharis


Mubadala to invest in Germany’s ophthalmic lens manufacturer Rodenstock | The National

Mubadala to invest in Germany’s ophthalmic lens manufacturer Rodenstock | The NationalMubadala Investment Company is investing in Germany’s Rodenstock Group, a premium ophthalmic lenses manufacturer, as it continues to expand its global medical technology and life sciences portfolio.Abu Dhabi's strategic investment arm will take a minority stake in Rodenstock along with funds advised by British equity firm Apax Partners, the company said in a statement on Sunday. It did not disclose the size of ...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Rodenstock, Camilla Macapili Languille, Apax Partners The Company, NationalMubadala Investment Company, Rodenstock Group


Oil prices drop 4% as new lockdowns undermine hopes for economic recovery | Reuters

Oil prices drop 4% as new lockdowns undermine hopes for economic recovery | ReutersOil prices fell 4% per barrel on Thursday, extending a string of market weakness on renewed lockdowns in Europe and Asia to head off a rising coronavirus infection rate.Prices lost much of the gains from the previous session that followed news of a large container ship running aground in the Suez Canal. The ship has still not been freed, but for now the market was shrugging off the blockage, as only a small percen...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Germany, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Whitbread Opens Warehouse In Germany To Support Expansion Plans

Whitbread is announcing it has opened its first warehouse in Haiger, Germany as part of a long-term solution to support Premier Inn's exciting growth plans.
Tags: Travel, Germany, Whitbread, Haiger Germany


Oil Slumps With Bearish Market Structure Flashing Demand Trouble - Bloomberg

Oil Slumps With Bearish Market Structure Flashing Demand Trouble - BloombergOil dropped sharply in London on concerns about the demand outlook and as the futures curve flipped into a structure indicating near-term weakness.Brent futures slumped as much as 5%. There are concerns over the prospects for consumption with Covid-19 cases surging in India and threatening the economy’s recovery from recession. Germany will extend its curbs and impose an Easter lockdown, while in the U.S., New York City’...
Tags: Travel, London, Germany, India, New York City, Bloomberg, West Texas Intermediate, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, New York West Texas


Oil Slumps With Bearish Market Structure Flashing Weak Demand - Bloomberg

Oil Slumps With Bearish Market Structure Flashing Weak Demand - BloombergOil fell in London on concerns about the demand outlook and as the futures curve flipped into a structure indicating near-term weakness.Brent futures slumped 3.4%. The nearest contract traded at a discount to the next one for the first time since January -- a pattern known as contango that indicates oversupply -- after a precipitous selloff in recent days. The dollar also climbed, making commodities priced in the currency m...
Tags: Travel, London, Germany, India, New York City, Bloomberg, U S Treasuries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil Steady With Demand in Focus After Worst Week Since October - Bloomberg

Oil Steady With Demand in Focus After Worst Week Since October - BloombergOil was steady as investors assessed the near-term demand outlook after prices fell the most since October last week.Brent futures rose 0.2% on Monday after falling 6.8% last week. Demand is showing some signs of weakness with the number of unsold April-loading oil cargoes from West Africa piling up. In Europe, new virus restrictions are expanding in France and Italy, while Germany is proposing an extension to lockdown mea...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, France, Germany, Italy, West Africa, Biden, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil slips as Europe lockdowns dim demand recovery hopes | Reuters

Oil slips as Europe lockdowns dim demand recovery hopes | ReutersOil prices resumed their decline on Monday, falling more than 1% on renewed concerns that European lockdowns may slow an anticipated recovery in demand for fuel products.Brent crude was down 69 cents, or 1.1%, at $63.84 a barrel by 0755 GMT. U.S. oil was off by $1.03, or 1.7%, at $60.39 a barrel. Both contracts fell by more than 6% last week.“Germany’s lockdown extension and the partial lockdown in France continues to weigh on EU c...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Eu, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jeffrey Halley, COVID, OANDA Germany


Oil falls further on demand outlook, U.S. stock build | Reuters

Oil falls further on demand outlook, U.S. stock build | ReutersOil slipped for a fourth day on Wednesday, weighed down by expectations of weaker demand in Europe and by rising U.S. crude inventories.Several European countries have paused the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on worries over possible side effects. Germany is seeing rising coronavirus cases, Italy is imposing a nationwide Easter lockdown and France plans to enforce tougher curbs.“The suspension will not do the bloc’s economic ...


Oil drops amid rising stockpiles and COVID-19 demand concerns | Reuters

Oil drops amid rising stockpiles and COVID-19 demand concerns | ReutersOil prices dropped on Tuesday, extending declines to three consecutive days, as rising stockpiles in the United States added to the risks to a demand recovery after countries including Germany and France halted COVID-19 vaccinations.Brent crude was down 69 cents, or 1%, at $68.19 by 0531 GMT, having dropped 0.5% on Monday. U.S. crude was down 69 cents, or 1.1%, at $64.70 a barrel, after declining 0.3% in the previous session....
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, United States, Italy, World Health Organization, Reuters, Germany France, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, AstraZeneca PLC COVID


Free COVID-19 Self-Tests For Staff

Deutsche Hospitality is the first major hotel company in Germany to instigate free rapid testing for all its front-line staff. The project will be launched over the next two weeks. A weekly nasal swab or saliva specimen test will be made available to around 3,500 staff who work for the group's brands that are represented in Germany - Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, MAXX by Steigenberger, Jaz in the City and IntercityHotel. Hotel guests will be able to acquire the tests at the reception if...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Deutsche Hospitality, Steigenberger Jaz, Germany Steigenberger Hotels Resorts MAXX, IntercityHotel Hotel


Fossilized feeding frenzy

An international team of scientists with Fridgeir Grímsson from the University of Vienna has found a previously unknown fossil fly species in old lake sediments of the Messel Pit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany. In the stomach of the fossil insect, pollen from various plants could be detected, which allows rare insights into the feeding behavior, the ecology and the role of the fly as a pollinator. The study was published in "Current Biology".
Tags: Science, Germany, Unesco, University of Vienna, Fridgeir Grímsson


The Return of Sweet Week: So Bang Tea Time Paris

IMPORTANT  CHANGE FOR MONTMARTRE TOUR-Please note the time for the Montmartre Live Tour on Wednesday. March 17 I posted yesterday was incorrect.  The correct time is 10AM EST/East Coast Time. 9AM Midwest/Chicago Time & 7AM West Coast Time CLICK HERE to sign-up So Bang Tea Time Paris is a cookie company that custom designs cookies with elaborate customized icings for individual occasions and for businesses. The whimsical decorations are put on delicious, not too sweet shortbread cookies ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Etsy, Germany, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Montmartre, Etsy Shop, Glamour Magazine, Richard Nahem, Harpers Bazaar, Pastry & Chocolate, Time Paris, Chi Young Bang, Bang Tea Time Paris


Singapore built the world's first bubble facility so people can travel for business without having to quarantine - and it's in an expo center. We got a sneak peak of the rooms, facilities, and food.

Guest rooms are built around two indoor courtyards with live plants, work spaces, and gym pods. Katie Warren/Insider Singapore just opened the world's first bubble facility for business travelers. Travelers can bypass a 14-day quarantine by staying in the bubble facility, but they can't leave it. The facility has 150 guest rooms, gym pods, and 40 meeting rooms with air-tight glass panels and separate ventilation systems. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As the world ...
Tags: Travel, Garden, UK, Germany, Singapore, Trends, Features, South Africa, Switzerland, Starbucks, Business Travel, Temasek, Travelers, Changi Airport, Ministry of Health, Alan Thompson


Frontier Airlines canceled a flight after booting a group of maskless passengers. Now it's facing claims of anti-Semitism.

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. David Zalubowski/AP Frontier Airlines canceled a flight after Orthodox Jewish passengers were removed from a flight for not wearing masks.   Anti-discrimination organizations are now calling for an investigation.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Frontier Airlines is facing claims of anti-Semitism after a routine flight from Miami to New York City was canceled on Sunday due to maskless passengers, the New York Times is reporting. Pass...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Germany, Planes, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, New York Times, Miami, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Anti-semitism


Eight women at the forefront of the world’s COVID-19 response

The gender gap persists, as only 33% of the world's researchers are women.Here are just some of the women making lasting contributions in the fight against COVID-19.They include Dr Özlem Türeci, co-founder of BioNTech, which helped produce the first vaccine.Women across the world have made an enormous contribution to the global efforts to tackle COVID-19. Not only do women make up 70% of the world's health workers and first responders, women in STEM fields have been leading research into the vir...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Indonesia, Germany, India, Time, Virus, Afghanistan, Unesco, Innovation, West Africa, Kenya, World Health Organization, Un, Health Care


#UAE to Supply First Air Missile Defense to Germany’s Rheinmetall - Bloomberg

UAE to Supply First Air Missile Defense to Germany’s Rheinmetall - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates said it will supply its first locally manufactured air defense missiles to German security contractor Rheinmetall AG, as the Gulf state expands the production and export of military technology.Halcon, a unit of state-owned Edge Group, designed the SkyKnight missile system to provide early warning signals and counter threats from aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and rockets, according to the an...
Tags: Travel, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rheinmetall, Halcon, Faisal al Bannai, Edge Group, Rheinmetall AG, Supply First Air Missile Defense, Rheinmetall Bloomberg


Travel startup GetYourGuide secures $97M revolving credit facility

Many countries hit hard by Covid-19 are beginning to see a glimmer of optimism from the arrival of vaccinations. Now, a promising travel startup that saw its growth arrested by the arrival and persistence of the pandemic is announcing a $97 million financing facility to help it stay the course until it can finally resume normal business. GetYourGuide, the Berlin startup that curates, organizes and lets travelers and others book tours and other experiences, has secured a revolving credit facility...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, London, Entertainment, Finance, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Rome, Tourism, Amsterdam, Experiences, Getyourguide, UniCredit, KfW


10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Tom Ravenscroft's playlist

From Sheffield to Tokyo via New York and rural France, the DJ recalls his adventures with friends and family – and the music that accompanied themWe didn’t travel as kids, partly because my dad hated flying and also because it was festival season and his job meant our summer holidays were spent being dragged off to muddy fields. It sounds like I’m complaining. I am a bit. This was long before it was commonplace to see kids at festival: we got cold, and drunk people pointed at us. On the odd occa...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Music, New York, France, Germany, Sheffield, Tokyo, Top 10s, Cultural Trips, Playlists, Glastonbury, Lonnie Donegan, Tom Ravenscroft


Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts introduces new meetings & events technology

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts are embracing best practice in the sector. The company is expanding its technological services in order to allow innovative and hybrid events to be staged. In future, two locations in Germany and one in Belgium will offer fully equipped studios that are able to facilitate live broadcasts, virtual meetings, live streams and video recordings. Located at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt, a studio measuring 265 square metres is situated in one of Europe...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Belgium, Brussels, Steigenberger Hotels Resorts, Steigenberger Wiltcher, Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt, Steigenberger Hotels amp, Steigenberger Hotel, Kanzleramt Berlin



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