Thursday, November 23, 2006

Enjoy – Food & Travel News Flash - Nov. 17th to Nov. 23rd

Dining bill in New York the highest ever…

Going to New York soon? Then embrace yourself for the restaurant bill! The average price for a dinner in the Big Apple will be 15 percent higher than last year, according to the 2007 Zagat dining survey released on Wednesday.


The average price for a dinner in New York will cost you just under $40 per person, up 5 percent. That was the biggest increase in years and 20 percent higher than the national average. Still, New York is still considerably cheaper than Tokyo at $75 per meal, London at $72 and Paris at $67, Zagat said.

Read more at ABC News

Carribean Islands bans smoking in public places

A famous Carribean destination, the Virgin Island bans smoking. The Legislative Council unanimously approved a smoking ban late Wednesday. Smokers will not be allowed to light up in enclosed public places, including bars and restaurants, or within 50 feet (15 meters) of a door or window to such a space.

Read more at CNN.com


Posh city residents fight RyanAir riff-raff

A group of residents in Deauville in Northern France fight the opening of a new service by RyanAir from London Stanstead to the Northern French city. The ultimate fear is that economy travellers coming to the region would ruin its charm and character. Mind you, as britons go, the region is pretty much ruined already. 9000 of them have made Deauville and sorrounding their home and 40% of the tourist are already british. The local authorities ensure that the groups view, does not reflect their or the majority.

But the group and their leader will fight the RyanAir riff-raff in the courts or even to Brussels, if necessary. Good Luck!!

Read the full story in CNN.com

1 comment:

Malin said...

I have never been to New York, but when the day comes that I do go there, I know just the man to talk to first! :o)

Regarding airlines, I think the planned German Airline Smintair (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5121786.stm) would be quite annoying to travel with, even for smokers like myself. Imagine the horror spending 10 hours in a plane packed with heavy smokers! They better fix a good air-cleaning-system.

Have a great weekend!