That Bob Kroll. He doesn’t disappoint. He is what we in this business call good copy. I wish he was on this side of the river. I would have more opportunities to bang out pieces. It did not take long for the controversial head honcho of the Minneapolis Police Federation to publicly thumb his nose once again at elected authority after the city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, ordered a ban on cops undergoing so-called “warrior style” training, whether on duty or off. Those who violate the ban could be subject to discipline, Frey added. “Chief Medaria Arradondo’s police department rests on trust, accountability and professional service,” Frey said during his state of the city address last week. “Whereas fear-based, warrior-style trainings like killology are in direct conflict with everything that our chief and I stand for in our police department. Fear-based trainings violate the values at the very heart of community policing. When you’re … [Read more...] about Rosario: Do we want today’s cops to be more warrior than guardian, vice versa, or both?
Today international news
JW Marriott Debuts in China’s Winter Wonderland JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, today announced the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Harbin River North. Situated in the heart of the bustling Harbin Songbei district, the hotel marks an exciting milestone for the brand as the first JW Marriott property in Northeast China. Hawaiian Airlines plane is diverted after a flight attendant dies Three hours into a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to New York this week, the captain came over the loudspeaker and asked if there were any doctors on board. A flight attendant was having a medical emergency. Doctors and crew members performed CPR on Emile Griffith when he suddenly fell ill Thursday night, CNN affiliate KPIX reported. But Griffith, a 31-year veteran of the airline, did not survive. Why Theme Parks Have Grand Designs On Hotels The holy grail for most theme park operators is getting guests to stay in an on-site hotel. The longer they are in the area, the more time they … [Read more...] about Travel News: January 29, 2019
Friday newsletters always feature travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (January 25, 2019): January 2019 luxury travel news. Every last Friday of the month, you can read my news round-up of what’s happening in the world of luxury travel. In this issue: Kempinski opens an ultraluxe hotel in Bali The Boeing 727 makes its last commercial flight Marriott announces a new name for its loyalty program Air France partners with the world’s most Michelin-starred female chef Auberge Resort Collection now manages Grace Hotels Aer Lingues unveils a newly refreshed brand One of the Maldives’ top hotels is destroyed by a fire Eva Air introduces new inflight amenities Dubai’s iconic Jumeirah Al Qasr resort completes refurbishment The United Polaris Lounge opens at Los Angeles airport 1. Kempinski opens an ultraluxe hotel in Bali Kempinski Hotels is ushering in a new era of first class hospitality with the opening of The Apurva Kempinski … [Read more...] about Travel news: this month (January 2019) in luxury travel
Adventures by Disney Adds New European River Cruise Options Adventures by Disney announced Thursday it will offer more European river cruise sailings than ever before in 2020. In addition to launching new Short Escape itineraries in Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest, Adventures by Disney is introducing a brand-new vacation through southern France on the Rhone River. US Department of Defense and Priceline team up to create travel site for military The United States Department of Defense has enlisted the online travel agency Priceline to create a new leisure travel site for current and retired U.S. military personnel. The new website, American Forces Travel, will give the military community access to hotel, flight, car rental and cruise deals. There will also be negotiated prices on vacation homes, apartments and packages for savings up to 60 percent. Questions over whether Newark airport incident really involved a drone The reported sightings of up to two drones in the skies close … [Read more...] about Travel News: January 25, 2019
International tourism hits 2020 forecast two years early Last year was a very good year for international tourism, according to a new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2018, there were 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals, a figure the UNWTO didn’t expect global tourism to hit until 2020. “The growth of tourism in recent years confirms that the sector is today one of the most powerful drivers of economic growth and development,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, in a statement. A long-term forecast from the UNWTO in 2010 predicted 1.4 billion international arrivals by 2020. Reaching it two years ahead of forecast is due in part to stronger economic growth, greater visa facilitation and more affordable air travel, the report says. Millions of Chinese tourists are spurring the growth of mobile pay overseas In just a few years, mobile payment has become so ingrained in the lives of Chinese people that they are driving … [Read more...] about Travel News: January 23, 2019