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2 hrs ago | Reuters

Lufthansa to order 25 new Airbus planes for $3.24 billion

Germany's Lufthansa said on Wednesday it had agreed to order 25 new Airbus planes worth 2.5 billion euros at list prices to replace older aircraft and cut fuel costs at two subsidiary airlines. Lufthansa's supervisory board agreed to buy 10 current-generation A320ceo jets for its Eurowings low-cost unit and 15 revamped A320neo aircraft for its Swiss International division, Germany's flagship carrier said.


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12 hrs ago | Model D

Detroit techno saved Berliners from boredom. Now it's time we take a few lessons from Berlin.

In Berlin, the coolest city in Europe if not the world, you don't want to appear too cool. You risk standing out among the truly hip, the people who led the way out of postwar geographic isolation and into a brave new world of outlaw entrepreneurship and social innovation.


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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Discover the sights of Berlin on foot

Visiting Berlin for the first time can be a daunting experience to the first time visitor, whether on business or vacation. Berlin is one of Europe's largest cities with a population close to 3.5 million people and encompassing over 344 square miles.


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Germany lifts its temporary ban on Uber

You can now hail an Uber car in Germany with a clear conscience... at least, for a while. Frankfurt's Regional Court has lifted a temporary ban on Uber in the country, rejecting the taxi industry's claim that urgent action was needed to stop the ridesharing outfit in its tracks.


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Hospitality Net

Dorint Hotels & Resorts and Trust International Celebrate 7th Year of ...

Dorint Hotels & Resorts , with 41 hotels and resorts in Germany & Europe, and Trust International celebrate their 7th anniversary of distribution partnership following a year of excellent results using Trust's new Internet booking engine technology Trust Dorint is utilizing the Trust technology to display the hotels in the Global Distribution Systems via the DO code, in their own service center to generate reservations for the group, and on the Dorint website to provide their guests with feature-rich information and direct, real-time access to rates, availability and descriptive content for their properties.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Science Daily

Hitting the jackpot on a dig in Gernsheim: Long lost Roman fort discovered

In the course of an educational dig in Gernsheim in the Hessian Ried, archaeologists have discovered a long lost Roman fort: A troop unit made up out of approximately 500 soldiers was stationed there between 70/80 and 110/120 AD. Over the past weeks, the archaeologists found two V-shaped ditches, typical of this type of fort, and the post holes of a wooden defensive tower as well as other evidence from the time after the fort was abandoned.


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Hotel News Resource

Toni Stoeckl Named Vice President, Lifestyle Brands for Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. announced the appointment of Toni Stoeckl to Vice President of Lifestyle Brands including global responsibility for Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotels. Toni previously served as vice president for the Renaissance Hotels brand.


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Air France pilots begin strike

The pilots are protesting against a transfer of jobs by the airline to a low-cost carrier to keep up with competition. Air France is urging passengers around the world to change or postpone travel.


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Gallery: Berlin, then and now

It's been 25 minutes at least since we got on the U-Bahn in Berlin's Mitte district, and still the subway stops keep coming - Potsdamer Platz, Gleisdreieck, Blow Strasse. Aargh.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Times of India

Swiss tourists spend most on hotel rooms in India

According to tourism ministry data, foreign tourist arrivals in India between January-July this year were 41.15 lakh with an increase of 6.2% as compared to 38.74 lakh last year. NEW DELHI: If hoteliers are rolling out the red carpet for the Swiss and the Italians, don't be surprised.


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Germany's Oktoberfest: the world's largest Beer Festival

Germany is home to the Oktoberfest that takes place in Bavaria's capital city of Munich . Often referred to as the world's largest beer festival, this year's Oktoberfest begins on September 20th and runs through October 5th.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Free Dictionary

Alexander von Humboldt

Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography . Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt travelled extensively in Latin America, exploring and describing it for the first time in a manner generally considered to be a modern scientific point of view.


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4 Hoteliers

News from around the EMEA region, Sept 14.

Hotel, industry and travel news from around Europe, Middle East & Africa; this week: Kempinski Dresden changes owners, 19 UK Holiday Inns sold, Hyatt Regency opens in Sochi and more... Kew Green Buys 19 UK Holiday Inns Hotel operator Kew Green Holdings Ltd has purchased 19 Holiday Inn hotels across the UK from LRG Holdings for a sum reported to be significantly above the 70 million guide price and believed to be around the 100 million mark. The deal means that Kew Green is now InterContinental Hotels Group's largest franchise partner in Europe with 38 Holiday Inn hotels in its portfolio.


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Star Tribune

Berlin from behind the wheel of an East German jalopy

Some of the storied East German-made Trabants have been dolled up a little, but still sport the same bare-bones interiors and engines. I know, I know.


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The Curse of Being the 'Cool' City

When Andre Herrmann first moved to Leipzig in 2007, the post-industrial East German city wasn't exactly known for its glamour. Since the Berlin Wall had fallen, the city had mostly been in dire economic straits, with many empty buildings left to rot.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Dennis Jung Appointed Hotel Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

With more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, the seasoned international hotelier will lead and oversee the operation of the 375 room hotel in Miami, FL. The oceanfront restored 1953 Art Moderne building, in the famed Art Deco district, is located at the epicenter of South Beach.


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The Crusader

Writer adjusts to studying in Berlin

Hi everyone! My name is Leah Leahy, and I am a junior currently studying abroad in Berlin, Germany, with Bethany Slear and Chris Sinunu. The three of us are all double majors at Susquehanna, with one of them being German.


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Deutsche Welle

Remembering Martin Luther King's visit to Berlin

September 13 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's sermon in East Berlin, which sent at least as powerful a message to his audience as Kennedy's pledge of solidarity in West Berlin a year earlier. On a sunny September afternoon, Irmtraut Streit is revisiting the scene of one of the momentous experiences of her life.


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Deutsche Welle

Opinion: No new borders in Europe

The unthinkable is becoming thinkable: Scotland could vote to be an independent state. But new borders aren't good for Europe, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Europe Travel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Opinion

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Washington Times

Germany welcomes immigrants to sustain economic growth, population

When Marie Duness-Rose, 39, immigrated to Germany from Bulgaria 10 years ago, she left a lot behind, she says. But now she holds a management degree and runs a thriving bistro serving Balkan food in a popular neighborhood in Berlin.


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