Showing posts from January, 2013

Which airline is next to go bust?

The most recent airlines to go bust were the Spanish Budget Carrier "Spanair" and the Hungarian National airline "Malev". The question is now, who will be next?
In the case of Malev, the 66 year old Hungarian national flag carrier was actually forced to stop flying, following the fact that the Hungarian government were prevented by the EU in financing the struggling airline. This resulted in a significant number of job losses in Hungry at the time and serves as a chilling reminder of the EU’s strict financial policy.

The Spanish airline, Spanair, left thousands of passengers stranded as talks to save the struggling airline finally broke down on the 27th of January 2012.

Other fairly recent casualties over the past few years were Zoom, Silverjet, XL and FlyGlobespan, all of which demonstrate that the problem is not new. In fact it was non other the chief executive of British Airways who stated in 2008 that 30 more airlines will go bankrupt, so we surely can expect …

World Cooking Contest Bocuse D'Or in Lyon, France

Where? Lyon, France

When? 29th - 30th January

The Bocuse D'Or (the Concours mondial de la cuisine, World Cooking Contest) is one of the world’s most prestigious international chef championship which occurs every two years in Lyons, France at the SIRHA International Hotel, Catering and Food Trade Exhibition. Named for chef Paul Bocuse, the Bocuse D'Or launched in 1987 and initiated the era of live cooking competitions. Each chef represents his or her country, working within a team to create a meat and a fish dish that are judged by a panel of elite chef judges in terms of both quality and presentation.

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Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii, U.S.A.

Where? Hawaii, U.S.A.

When? 10th -15th January

The 40th Anniversary Celebration of Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu and features concerts, panel discussions and tours of Elvis-related sights on the island culminating with an enhanced movie screening of Aloha from Hawaii held 40 years later in the same venue as the original concert. Fans will have the unique opportunity to follow in the king's footsteps and spend time exploring Elvis' Hawaii. Hawaii was an important destination to Elvis Presley both as a place to perform and as his own persona relaxation with friends and family.