Carnival Cruise Line has a new CFO: Shaquille O'Neal. Yes the legendary National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Famer & Turner Network Television, Inc. commentator. BTW, CFO for the company means “Chief Fun Officer." Fairfax Media's Sydney Morning Herald highlights the business challenge of 'frenemies' such as Uber Eats in the restaurant industry that helps volume but eat at profit margins; and USA TODAY reports that you can race your pals above Grand Canyon. Enjoy this week's MFP Weekender here.
MFP | Did You Make the List? Top MFP app users for 2017; 'Star Wars' locations that actually exist, New Years resolution? Conquer the world’s most dangerous road and anticipated 2018 Hotel openings
Did you know that "Star Wars" filming locations are just a plane ride away? Check out whwre to find them. From a lodge in the mountains of Rwanda to a historic Parisian landmark that has taken four years to restore, CN Travel has the most exciting openings of 2018. Find out why your passport is colored the way it is and Adventure .com take you down a dangerous road! Read on.
MFP | Holiday Fun - Visit Gossip Girl Locations in NYC; Try these Xmas Cocktail Ideas; Plan Your Ski or Beach Getaway & Where Do Old Planes go?
Now that Boeing747's are being wound down, ever wondered what happens to these planes after they pass their use by date? Travel + Leisure magazine finds a 'retirement home.' If you loved Gossip Girls series, you'll enjoy reading & discovering the locations around NYC; or simply want to get away - we feature two getaway guides from Men's Journal and The Guardian. Have a great weekend and best wishes to all over this festive season. Read the articles here.
MFP | Best US Ski Resorts 2017/8; Catch the Trans-Mongolian Express; Awesome Brunch Spots in Cape Town, Travel Luxuries for Cheap People & Laser Art
Best US Ski Resorts 2017/8; Catch the Trans-Mongolian Express; Awesome Brunch Spots in Cape Town, Travel Luxuries for Cheap People & Laser Art
MFP | Eat Breakfast at Tiffany's; By City The Best Italian Dining Outside of Italy; Tribeca Dining Guide; How to Fly Business for Free & Romagna Wines
Gambero Rosso Holding recently released the definitive list of 300 places to eat great Italian - outside of Italy. Tiffany & Co. are opening the Blue Box Café in their 5th Ave NYC store. Head further downtown and check out Thrillist's tips for Tribeca dining. Fancy your Sangiovese wines? Why not visit Romagna where they are grown; and JohnnyJet.com has latest tips on how to fly business class for free. Articles are here.
MFP | Singapore's passport is #1, New Tech to Preview Your Plane Seat; Perth AUS shakes off its Wild West Rep; Israel’s Luxury Hotels; Travel Deals
New seat selection app does virtual reality - before you get on the plane - Travel + Leisure previews App in the Air; The Points Guy finds luxury hotel alternatives to kibbutz when visiting Israel; Perth's AUS new sophisticated scenes for travelers and Singapore's new powerful passport world ranking (and who slid backwards). Read more here.
MFP | Europe's 1st Underwater Restaurant, Hotel Upgrade For Free, Unforgettable Hotel Lobbies & Restaurants Doing Halloween
In this week's MFP Weekender. Epic Hotel Entrances (such as The Liberty Hotel lobby - pictured here), Nation's Restaurant News found 50 of the best of Halloween's spooky desserts, A New Underwater Restaurant designed @Snøhetta Doubles as a Marine Research Center in Norway, and How a Chat Bot can Get You a Hotel Upgrade and other tips. Have a safe and Happy Halloween weekend!
MFP | Celebs Fave Places to Dine, An Opium Den Became a Luxury Hotel, Top Solo Female Travel Bloggers to Follow, A Remote Island Reopens and more
Want to spot a celebrity at dinner? Here's where to make a reservation. The island where Napoleon spent his final days, finally gets an airport, thanks to some engineering feats. MFP opens a shop on Facebook and thinking of traveling solo? Follow her and more.
MFP | Dine like a Star for Less, TWA Airline Glory Returns to NY, Discover Earth's lost 8th Continent & Dreamy Destination Photography
12 luxury tasting menus Under $100 across the US, JFK & 1 World Trade Center showcase the glory days of TWA Airlines with a new lounge just opened; & flown to Zealandia yet? You might have. Catch up on the latest destinations here.
MFP | Self-serve taprooms in Chicago; Latest Biz hotel perks; Seattle's Sky Needle gets Fresh, Iggy Pop @ Desert Daze & Get inside a giant diamond
Afar Media has rounded up the latest the latest biz hotel perks for you; Chicago now has 3 self-serve taprooms (wine & beer) at your disposal (cheers!); Seattle's Space Needle is now 55 years old with a $100M makeover planned. A slightly older but ever cool Iggy Pop is performing Desert Daze soon (Joshua Tree, CA) and a incredible diamond room by @XEX Interactive in Shanghai. Read the articles here.