Travel agenda: Paris Air Show puts on flying demonstrations for the public

The Paris Air Show is open to the public through the weekend for some stunning flying shows after a three-day industry preview. On June 30, China's latest new high-speed rail track is opened, and the Costa Favolosa is named in Italy a couple of days later.

49th Paris Air Show
June 20-26 (public days 24-26)
Paris, France

The Le Bourget Air Show is one of the world's largest, the scene of a host of announcements from major aviation names, and a great day out for aircraft enthusiasts. Some 2,000 exhibitors are expected to be present at the show, and there will be spectacular flying displays on the public days (June 24-26).
http://www.paris-air-show.com/en


Mandarin Oriental Paris opens
June 28
Paris, France

Mandarin Oriental's latest luxury outpost will open its doors on the rue Saint-Honoré June 28, with 138 large rooms, two restaurants and an indoor garden, despite being just steps from the Louvre and the Tuileries. It is the latest foriegn-owned luxury hotel to open in the city, following the launch of the Shangri-La Paris in December 2010.
http://www.mandarinoriental.com/


Beijing-Shanghai Rail Link opens
June 30
China

It's been a long wait for one of the most eagerly anticipated rail links in China, but it looks like trains will finally start running on the $33bn link, which will be officially opened June 30. The journey between two of Asia's fastest-growing cities will take just four hours and 45 minutes.


Costa Favolosa naming ceremony
July 2
Trieste, Italy

The 15th ship in Costa's fleet offers space for 3,800 guests and new features such as the on-board water park, new jacuzzi rooms and a club area for teenagers. The ship will be named ahead of a three-day vernissage cruise departing from Venice on July 4, calling at Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Koper (Slovenia).
http://favolosa.costacruises.com/


Trump Panama Opens
July 6
Panama City, Panama

The Donald's back, this time in the red-hot Panama hotel business. The new Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama soars into the sky by the waterfront of the Punta Pacifica and is the largest hotel in Latin America. Opening rates start at an impressive $279 a night.
http://www.trumppanamahotel.com/

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40th Royal International Air Tattoo
July 16-17
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK

The Royal International Air Tattoo welcomes daredevil flyers from all over the world to the English countryside for a weekend of airborne thrills. The show sees aircraft from the British and American armed forces joined by teams from all over the world, along with a concert and "Motormania" auto show.
http://www.airtattoo.com

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