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The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel in Singapore is expanding and that obviously involves plenty of construction. The twist: A lot of it won’t be taking place at Changi but off-site.

CP Changi Airport

Space constraints in the airport area lead the developers to a new approach which is to assemble the new wing in modules that are prepared off site at a more convenient location. [click to continue…]

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A flight of Thai budget carrier Nok Air almost ended in disaster yesterday when the crew commenced landing amid heavy smog and noticed in the last moment that they’re steering towards a hospital building.

Nok Air

The building complex was under construction without actual patients in it but no doubt the collision would have had final consequences for the aircraft with passengers & crew. [click to continue…]

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Starwood made an announcement (read more here) in April, 2014, that by the end of that year none of the hotels in chain would produce shark fin in any form. Unfortunately this appears not to be the case.

Starwood Sheraton Grande Taipei Shark Fin Soup

A LoyaltyLobby reader tweeted a photo (access the Tweet here) that his friend had taken at Chinese New Year dinner at the Sheraton Grande hotel in Taipei that had been serving shark fin soup. [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club sent out an email about their 20% to 30% off MasterCard partner offer for stays in Europe until December 31, 2016, that must be booked by March 31.

IHG Rewards Club Europe MasterCard Partner Rate

The discount is off of the Best Available Rate and there are more than 500 participating hotels. The discount usually applies for weekend stays (Friday, Saturday & Sunday), but some hotels may also offer weekday availability. [click to continue…]

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When I was reading New York Times mobile edition during a flight yesterday morning, it had an interesting article about new proposed agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by the airlines.

NYT Airlines

The airlines currently account roughly 2% of all global emissions, but this is estimated to triple by the 2050 due to growth in air travel. The ICAO proposal would only require airlines’ to cut emissions by 4% on new airline deliveries in 2028 compared to 2015. [click to continue…]

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Le Club AccorHotels launched weekly Private Sale campaign for stays in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (not all destinations featured each week) at 30% to 50% off earlier this year.

Le Club AccorHotels Weekly Private Sales

Le Club AccorHotels usually releases a new list every week (sometimes they do skip weeks around the Super or Worldwide Private Sales). I will cover these sales once they go live. [click to continue…]