Feel the Chicago wind in your hair Guests at the recently opened Virgin Hotel in Chicago can experience the world's hottest electric car, the Tesla SP85D accelerates from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds. You can have a spin around the Windy City being driven by one of the hotel's staff. The car is painted Virgin red and the super accelerating electric model has a range of over 265 miles on a single charge. It costs around $64,000 to buy in the US. Air Asia offers multi-trip pass If business takes you around South East Asia, Air Asia has come up with an air pass that will provide cost effective in travelling to 10 countries in the region. The ASEAN Pass, using Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok as a hub, will allow travel to Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos and Brunei. Ten credits will cost $160 with 30 days validity and 20 credits will cost $290 with 60 days validity. Flights must be booked at least two weeks in advance. See airasia.com for more details.
Irish hotel prices rise by 10 per cent The hotels.com Hotel Price Index was released on Tuesday and Irish hotel prices have risen by 10 per cent in 2014. Dublin had the highest rises, up by 13 per cent, with an average of €109 per night. Killarney leads the average price at €111 per night. Worldwide highest growth in prices was in Monte Carlo.
Malahide is venue for air conference Dublin International Aviation Training Academy, the training wing of Dublin Airport Authority, will host a civil aviation conference in Malahide this month. Three hundred delegates from 190 countries will attend the Global Aviation Training and Trainair Plus Symposium to discuss and learn how to operate, implement and manage ICAO compliance requirements.