Thursday, July 14, 2011

FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011™

As of today, the U.S. Woman's Soccer Team have qualified for the finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ against Japan! While we keep our fingers crossed for Abby Wambach and her team to win the cup on July 17th in Frankfurt, it is time to take a look at some of the cities they've played in throughout this tournament.

Berlin, Wolfsburg, Dresden - Welcome Visitors After the Games
Berlin is the city where the opening game was held on June 26th, and Germany’s capital. It boasts trendy hangouts, non-stop entertainment, world-class shopping and is a must visit when it comes to history, cultural sites and architecture. The famous Kurfuerstendamm shopping mile invites visitors to join the celebrations of its 125th anniversary through October 2011.

The young town of Wolfsburg, set between the Harz mountains and the Lueneburg Heath region, has been shaped by the automotive industry as it is the home of Volkswagen. Each year two million visitors are attracted to the world’s biggest automotive factory, exhibition center, and theme park "Autostadt". The U.S. Women's Soccer Team beat Sweden here in the game on July 6th.

Dresden is a gemstone among the host cities and famous for its Church of Our Lady, the Green Vault, and the Zwinger palace with the Old Masters Picture Gallery and the world’s largest porcelain collection. But, Dresden is a hot tip for party animals, too, with more than 150 bars, clubs, trendy venues and a dynamic party scene. The U.S. team played here against Korea DPR and Brazil.

For more information on the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011™, please see our friends at the German National Tourist Board.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lufthansa Wins Best Transatlantic Airline Award

Since Lufthansa is one of our top preferred airlines, we though we'd share this article with you. Don't forget to call us for your holiday flights - on Lufthansa of course.

More than 18.8 million travelers from more than 100 countries have voted Lufthansa as the Best Transatlantic Airline in the customer product and service quality categories in the 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards, the world’s largest passenger poll in the aviation industry. Furthermore SWISS, member of the Lufthansa Group, was named Best Airline Western Europe, with Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines rounding out the top three spots.

“Travelers flying between the Americas and Europe have acknowledged Lufthansa’s high-quality service as the best in its class. This award demonstrates our customers’ appreciation and recognition of our efforts to provide premium service at a consistently high level,” said Jürgen Siebenrock, Vice President The Americas. “We are continuing to invest in dedicated products and services for our customers around the world, such as the launch of the Airbus A380, renovated lounges and new cabin interiors in all classes,” he added.

As one of Europe’s leading network carriers across the Atlantic, Lufthansa serves 21 destinations in North America (17 in the United States and four in Canada), the backbone of Lufthansa’s longhaul operations. On routes across the North Atlantic, Lufthansa has re-introduced FlyNet, a broadband wireless internet connection onboard. By the end of this year the service will be available on the majority of all intercontinental flights.

Lufthansa serves six destinations in South America. In October 2010, Lufthansa began five weekly flights from Frankfurt to Bogotá operated by an Airbus A340. The latest South American addition to Lufthansa’s network will be Rio de Janeiro with a new non-stop service from Frankfurt, launching on 30 October 2011. Flights to Brazil’s second-largest city, after Sao Paolo, will be operated five times weekly with an Airbus A340.

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