Travellers bound for New York can give their Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport and Starwood Preferred Guest accounts a welcome boost with even more hotels joining the city's bustling skyline. Whether it's a completely new hotel or one that's newly-renovated, here's what's new in New York. New...
POSTED 17 Dec, 2015 0 Comments
So you've booked your flights and taken care of your hotels – just one piece of the puzzle remains: reaching Manhattan from JFK airport, used by Qantas, American Airlines, United, and Virgin Australia’s partners Delta and Virgin America on one-stop journeys from Australia. The same a...
POSTED 3 Mar, 2015 8 Comments
IN BRIEF | Here's a freebie that's worth grabbing fast. Lonely Planet's New York City travel guide app for the iPhone, which usually sells for $6.49 in the iTunes App Store, is now free until 1am Friday 16 December 2011 (AEDT). To download the free NYC guide you'll first need to to ins...
POSTED 13 Dec, 2011 0 Comments
US airline Delta is well under way with its plans for a new terminal at New York's JFK airport, which means that Australians connecting to Virgin Australia's partner airline in the USA can expect some changes. Delta's new terminal -- which is actually a bolt-on part of the existing international...
POSTED 22 Jul, 2011 1 Comment
If it sometimes feels like the only free things in a five star hotel are the lightglobes and running water, Ace Hotel New York's offer of a free laptop to use along with free 3G and Wi-Fi is a refreshing change. Anyone who books at the hotel during the US Summer will have free Google Chromebooks...
POSTED 19 Jul, 2011 0 Comments
Frequent travellers to New York will be familar with the High Line park -- a landscaped, elevated former railroad that's now a walking trail, which winds its way between skyscrapers on the lower West Side through the Chelsea district. Now the park is even longer, with another ten-block section o...
POSTED 6 Jul, 2011 0 Comments
New York is one of the greatest cities in the world -- we should know, one of us was born there! -- but when the weather gets hot and humid it's not exactly a wonderful place to spend a weekend outdoors. There's any number of city guides for things to see and do in Manhattan, but there are doz...
POSTED 13 May, 2011 2 Comments
Travellers to New York have three main airports to choose from: John F Kennedy (JFK) and La Guardia (LGA) in the Queens borough of NYC itself, and Newark (EWR) across the river from Manhattan in New Jersey. Qantas flies QF107 and QF108 between Los Angeles' LAX and New York's JFK Terminal 7, home...
POSTED 8 Apr, 2011 2 Comments
China Airlines is launching flights between Taipei and New York this month, and hoping to win a slice of the NYC-bound Australian market on the back of its existing flights from Sydney to Taipei. The airline -- based in Taiwan and not to be confused with Air China, the national flag carrier of t...
POSTED 8 Apr, 2011 0 Comments
Finding great coffee in New York City is harder than you might think. That's where the New York's Best Coffee app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad comes in. If New York City is a new business travel destination for you, or if you're staying in an unfamiliar neighbourhood, you'd be forgiven for th...
POSTED 29 Mar, 2011 0 Comments
The New York Times has entered the crowded iPhone travel guide app with The Scoop, its guide to everything in New York City. It's free -- which surprises us, since the NYT has been at the forefront of trying to charge to read its stories online. Since the app is from the Times, it's authoritativ...
POSTED 4 Mar, 2011 0 Comments
Those wondering what it's like to stay in a 1.8 million dollar hotel room are set to have the chance in the US, as Hyatt Hotels announce the investment of $375 million into the 210-room Park Hyatt New York. French architect Christian de Portzamparc has been commissioned to design the hotel, whic...
POSTED 9 Nov, 2010 0 Comments
In another sign of continued recovery for the business travel market, Emirates has relaunched its regular A380 service from Dubai to New York's JFK Airport. The 489-seat A380 was replaced by a smaller capacity Boeing 777 in June 2009 due to weak demand caused by the global financial crisis...
POSTED 9 Nov, 2010 0 Comments
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