Emirates is to introduce a scheduled A380 service to Kuwait from 16 July, marking the airline’s 25th anniversary of flights to the country. EK 857 and EK 858 will be upgraded to a double decker, bringing Emirates’ highly popular flagship aircraft to Kuwait International Airport. It was 16 July 1989 when Emirates began flights between Dubai and Kuwait, and the airline now serves the route five times daily with a combination of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
“We would like to express our special thanks to the State of Kuwait, the Aviation Authorities and Kuwait International Airport for their continued support over the past 25 years and for allowing us to bring the A380 into their country. This is a tremendous opportunity for customers travelling to and from Kuwait to enjoy the pride of the Emirates fleet,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre. Continue reading
Laos lay undiscovered for many years but its dreamlike royal cities, temple complexes, mysterious plains and mountain villages are now accessible to all. Continue reading
Function meets form with this dual-purpose smartphone case that offers instant phone access while the case is still closed. Wrap-around protection with flashy dot matrix cover lets you take calls, receive email notifications, schedule reminders, weather updates, and more, without even opening the case.
For many years now I have been fortunate enough to live for part of each year on the shore of Lake Hallstatt in Upper Austria.
This video is not about the town – but about the Lake itself.
Hallstatt, the town, is famous for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times. It is a very popular summer tourist destination – so popular with the Chinese that they have actually built a replica of the town in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.
The whole area has Unesco World Heritage status. Continue reading
Just one year after setting out to become a Zero Waste hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Austin is proud to be the only hotel in Texas – and one of only a handful of businesses in the country – to reach this prestigious environmental goal.
The push to become Zero Waste, defined as diverting at least 90 percent of waste from the landfill, started in late November 2013 and was initially a two-year project, but thanks to a concerted effort by Hotel employees and the expert assistance of partner Texas Disposal Systems, the initiative was accomplished in nearly half the time.
“This truly is a testament to Four Seasons employees being able to accomplish anything they put their hearts and minds into,” says Rob Hagelberg, general manager at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. “Watching behaviors change and seeing the pride employees took in contributing to the effort was inspiring.”
The official Zero Waste designation was bestowed in January 2014 after Texas Disposal Systems completed an audit finding that the Hotel successfully diverted 263 tons (240,00 kilograms) of waste through recycling and 262 tons (200,000 kilograms) through compost. Only 58 tons (53,000 kilograms) of waste went to the landfill in all of 2013, an impressive feat considering the Hotel plays host to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. To put this in perspective, the Hotel has decreased its environmental waste footprint by more than 900 percent since 2012. Continue reading