Rendering of IHG’s new flagship NYC hotel called Even to debut in 2014. Taken from http://evenhotels.com/gallery.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week:

  • Singapore Airlines to drop world’s longest flight route – Singapore Airlines has announced that it will give up its titles for having the two longest routes in the world. The Newark, NJ and Los Angeles, CA routes to Singapore will be dropped, allowing Singapore Airlines to trade the jumbo jets used on those routes for new ones. (Singapore Air)
  • IHG announces flagship fitness hotel will debut in New York – InterContinental Hotels Group has decided that midtown Manhattan is the perfect place to open its flagship fitness-themed hotel, called Even. It’s set to open at 219 E 44th Street in late 2014. (USA Today)
  • Neon Museum opens in Las Vegas – The Neon Museum will showcase old neon signs from Vegas’ glitzy past. (LA Times)
  • Eurail Pass will now include Turkey – On Jan. 1, 2013, T.C.D.D., the Turkish state railway, will become a member of Eurail Global, affording people with Eurail Global Passes and Select Passes access to Turkey via Bulgaria. (NY Times)
  • OpenSkies restores New York City’s JFK service – British Airways’ subsidiary OpenSkies stated that it will reinstate its route between JFK and Paris-Orly starting March 31, 2013. It will fly one daily round-trip flight on a 114-seat Boeing 757. Currently, there are two flights flying from Newark Liberty to Paris-Orly, so this will make three daily flights between NY metro and Paris. (USA Today)

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