Showing posts with tag: Travel

First European Hard Rock Hotel Launches in Ibiza, Spain

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Milan, 16 May 2014. The first European Hard Rock Hotel will be inaugurated on May 18 at Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza, and will feature avant-garde design, a bracelet to connect with social networks, a program to become a DJ in each room and international concerts. The most exclusive suites in the five-star 493-room […]

Qatari Sheikh to Turn Greek Island Into Luxury Resort

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Athens, 14 May 2014. Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani plans to transform the uninhabited Greek island Oxia into a huge luxury resort. Al-Thani bought the Ionian Sea island for 5.6 million euros last year from the Greek-Australian family Stamoulis. The investment, according to the specialized site GTP, is expected to be […]

Say Yes to Strangers!

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 13 May 2014. The days of staying in hotels for overnight stays or week long vacations is becoming a second option for some. Many travelers are choosing to stay in other people’s homes. If you or your family aren’t skeptical about living in a stranger’s home for a brief period of time, […]

Onnibus Orders 15 New Buses from Belgium Worth €7.5 million

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 12 May 2014. Finnish bus service company, Onnibus, has ordered 15 new Astromega TX927 model buses from the Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool. The order is worth a total of €7.5 million. According to the deal the busses will be delivered to the company in May/June 2014. Onnibus is now looking for 50 new drivers. […]

Finnair Sells Three Aircrafts to Infinity Worth €28 Million

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 5 May 2014. Finnair has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Infinity Aviation Capital, a US-based aircraft leasing company, on the sale of three Embraer 170 aircraft. The value of the arrangement is approximately €28.8 million ($40 million). Embraer 170 aircrafts are part of the Embraer E-Jet family that is a series of narrow-body medium-range twin-engine jet […]

Jet Search Failure Again: Malaysian Airplane still Missing

It has been six weeks since the Boeing 777, flight MH370 is missing.  The position of the wreckage is supposed to be some 1,550 km northwest of Perth; however the investigators did not provide sufficient evidence that the plane was encountered there.  The plane disappeared on the 8th of March with 239 people on board. […]

Crimea Crisis Casts Damaging Effects to the Finnish Economy

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 17 April 2014. Due to the Crimea crisis, the Finnish economy started to show its damaging effects. The Finnish tourism industry seems to take the first big hit. According to the latest data released this morning by the Finnish government, the number of visits to Finland declined by 4.5 percent. The number […]

Estonia is By Far The Most Visited Destination by Finns

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 14 April 2014. According to the latest statistics, Estonia maintains its leading position as the top travel destination for Finns. The data shows that two main reasons of travelling to Estonia include shopping (alcohol, cigarette and food) and business. The Finnish tourists stayed overnight in Estonia on 60 percent of occasions, while one in […]

French Petition to Stop Picasso’s Paris Atelier From Becoming Hotel

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Paris, 13 April 2014. An appeal has been launched to Paris mayor of Andalusian origins Anne Hidalgo and the new PM Manuel Valls to save the studio where Pablo Picasso painted his masterpiece Guernica in 1937. The French National Committee for Artistic Education (CNEA) has sent a letter to the two newly sworn-in […]

Finns Among the Biggest Spenders in Lithuania

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 1 April 2014. Finnish tourists are among the biggest spenders of those coming to Lithuania – only Belarusian and Norwegian tourists have bigger per capita expenses says the State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy of Lithuania. With a purpose to attract more tourists from Finland, Lithuanian State Department of Tourism […]

Finnair Retrenches, Plans to Cut 680 Jobs

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 27 March 2014. Steep losses forced Finnair to lay off about 680 workers and suspend several dozen aircraft orders. Finnair has started employee consultations with its personnel in administrative and support functions as well as cabin attendants. “We still hope to achieve results in negotiations, outsourcing and redundancies are always a secondary option. The measures are […]

Missing Malaysia Airlines Co-Pilot’s Last Words Released

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Kuala Lumpur, 18 March 2014. The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 spoke the last words heard from the cockpit, the airline said Monday. “Initial investigations indicate it was the co-pilot who basically spoke the last time it was recorded on tape”, Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya told a news briefing. […]

Asian Tourists Dominate Helsinki’s Tourism Expectations in 2013

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 17 March 2014. More than 54 per cent of overnight stays in Helsinki in 2013 were supplied by Chinese and Japanese travellers. In 2013, the accommodation services of Helsinki had about 3.264.000 overnight stays. The number of Japanese visitors increased by over 20 percent and the number of Chinese by almost 11 percent […]

Malay Government Denies Missing Airplane Flew 4 Hours Off Radar

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Bangkok, 13 March 2014. Malaysian authorities have denied the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared last Saturday actually carried on flying for another four hours after it disappeared from flight control radars, as had been reported Thursday by the Wall Street Journal. Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein released the information, adding that Boeing and […]

Castles Become Luxury Hotels in France

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Paris, 20 Febaruary 2014. Spending the night of your dreams in Versailles, walking through the rooms of the Sun King and the gardens designed by Le Notre could soon come true: in order to save its historic heritage, France is thinking of turning a number of its royal palaces into luxury hotels. This anti-crisis […]