Southwest Will Fly You Around the World Free to Take Photos and Tell Stories

  If you’re stuck in a dead-end job or, worse yet, were recently laid off, there’s no better time to start living your dream. Southwest Airlines is looking for “storytellers” and “influencers” to help create travel content, and it’s ready to handsomely reward the top candidates with free flights around the world. The airline is seeking a well-traveled Instagram influencer to snap Instagram-worthy photos that tell a story, according to a release from the company.…

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Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. “Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led…

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Most Exciting Hotel Openings In Asia In 2019

Now that we are well into 2019, it is time to look at the year ahead in hotel openings. Cities across the globe can expect an influx of new properties to debut, with options ranging from budget to ultra-luxury. Asia, in particular, will be home to a plethora of new luxury hotels that are sure to top jetsetters’ must-visit lists. Here are just a few of the most exciting to check out. The Alila SCBD…

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Downtown LA’s Stunning Spire 73 Is America’s Tallest Open-Air Bar

Los Angeles’s skyline just got a whole lot brighter thanks in part to the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, a sky-high hotel with sweeping views of the entire city below. The most impressive looks will come from Spire 73, the property’s new 73rd story rooftop bar that claims title as the highest open-air bar in the entire Western Hemisphere. The cocktail lounge offers unparalleled views of Los Angeles The InterContinental is tucked into the massive Wilshire…

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Cathay Pacific Direct Flights to Cape Town

The 14-hour journey promises to shave almost four hours off the longer schlep via Johannesburg. The oldest city in South Africa now has its first new nonstop flights to Asia in six years with the debut of Cathay’s seasonal service until February 18. Running three times a week on Airbus A350-900 aircraft, the 14-hour journey promises to shave almost four hours off the longer schlep via Johannesburg. More information here.

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