Penn Station – New York City – Spectacular New Hall Opens

After New York lost the original Penn Station to facilitate Madison Square Garden in the early 1960s and all that remained was an underground hall, New Yorkers are welcoming a new spectacular hall for Amtrak customers.  The Moynihan Train Hall opened on 1 January 2021 in the building that housed the Farley Road Post Office directly across from the Madison Square Garden/Penn Station entrance. The … Continue reading Penn Station – New York City – Spectacular New Hall Opens

Coronavirus – More Bad News for Shoppers

The Coronavirus continues in it’s quest to cause as much disruption as possible. Two giants of a New York Shopping Weekend have had to throw in the white towel. Admittedly one of these well known names was going to out of some folks budget but the other was almost an attraction of New York in it’s own right. Lord & Taylor of 5th Avenue closed … Continue reading Coronavirus – More Bad News for Shoppers

New York – Hudson Yards Neighbourhood

It is just over a year since I was last in New York and I never got a sniff of this amazing newly developed neighbourhood on the west-side of Midtown Manhattan. Hudson Yards is an area roughly between 30th Street in the south, 43rd Street in the north, the West Side Highway in the west and Eighth Avenue in the east. Covering an area of … Continue reading New York – Hudson Yards Neighbourhood

American Dream – NJ

This is exciting news and should be a ‘slam dunk’ for the European market looking for a new weekend experience. From the same company that brought the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota and the West Edmonton Mall, Canada is the long awaited American Dream. Due to open 25 October and located in the New Jersey Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Located across from … Continue reading American Dream – NJ

South Dakota – Open letter from Sir Richard Branson

As a Virgin First Mate I found this in my work ‘inbox’ which amused me. Virgin Voyages launch in April 2020 on a rotation of 4 or 5 night voyages from Miami. The Scarlet Lady hasn’t been launched yet but the voyages are open for sale. Virgin are reinventing the cruise experience and no children are allowed. Apparently there will be a resident Tattoo Artist … Continue reading South Dakota – Open letter from Sir Richard Branson

Brand USA – Norwegian Airlines: New York and Boston 19 Aug – 23 Aug 19

Sometimes working in travel has it’s perks and I am fortunate to be going a funded visit to New York and Boston at the invitation of Brand USA and Norwegian Airlines. It is a small group of 6 tour operators and travel agents from all over the UK and Ireland. So I am super excited that I am embarking on a  whirlwind 4 night whistle stop tour … Continue reading Brand USA – Norwegian Airlines: New York and Boston 19 Aug – 23 Aug 19

Florida or just Orlando

Outside of Europe namely France and Spain which are the still the most popular destinations for the UK market the next most popular is Florida. Visitors flock to the centre of Florida to make homage to the multiple theme parks and associated tourist attractions that have been set up to capture this constant flow of visitors. Personally I must have visited the area over a … Continue reading Florida or just Orlando