Bogota gets a new Turkish Airlines link
Bogota gets a new Turkish Airlines link

Travel Agenda: where to go and what to know in travel this week

New flights, hotel launches and epic open-air performances

Tuesday 17 May 2016 11:50
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Indian summer

A revived cut-price link from Heathrow to New York will be available from 15 August, when Air India resumes flights three times a week on the world's leading intercontinental air route. The service to Newark airport is a continuation of the flight from Ahmedabad to Heathrow, and uses a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. airindia.com

Take off for Berlin

This winter Cardiff gets its only direct link to Berlin, when Flybe launches its new route to the German capital’s Tegel airport. The flights start on 2 November, with departures on Wednesday and Saturday. flybe.com

New rooms for New York

The William Vale opens in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on 11 July. Details of the “luxury boutique” hotel’s decor are under wraps, but it will have a roof terrace with New York’s longest hotel pool, a restaurant with Manhattan views and balconies in every bedroom. thewilliamvale.com

Bosphorus to Bogota

Turkish Airlines is expanding the route network from its hub in Istanbul, with a “triangular” flight to Bogota and Panama City - out to the Colombian capital, a short hop north-west to the Panamanian capital, and then back to Turkey. Fares from UK provincial airports look very competitive, e.g. £586 return from Birmingham to Bogota for early December. turkishairlines.com

Luxury lodgings

CoolStays.com, which specialises in unusual holiday rentals, has created a new luxury collection, which features more than 60 new properties, as well as existing options from the site. CoolStays Deluxe includes a high-end Scottish croft, and an artist-owned villa on Mykonos. coolstays.com/deluxe

Be well

Kuoni is now offering wellness holidays centred around yoga, fitness, stress management and more, through a partnership with specialist company Wellbeing Escapes. Trips include a weight-loss and detox retreat in Thailand and “wellbeing boosters” in Cyprus. kuoni.co.uk

Epic tale

A new, large-scale open-air show opens in County Durham this summer. Set against the backdrop of Auckland Castle, Kynren – An Epic Tale of England will feature pyrotechnics, special effects and real animals to dramatise 2,000 years of history, from Roman times and Viking invasions to the Industrial Revolution and Second World War. It opens on 2 July, with 14 performances planned. elevenarches.org/kynren

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