Road Warrior - Security alerts, Michelin food on Swiss

Passenger numbers boom at Dublin Airport, more UK serviced apartments

Swiss: gourmet food

Swiss: gourmet food

 

Level three security alerts in 41 countries An analysis by the Collinson Group said 41 countries registered level three security incidents in the first six months of this year.

The providers of insurance and assistance to business travellers revealed Yemen in the top spot for serious security incidents.

The other countries in the top five are Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Syria. The majority of risky countries are in Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

However, less risky countries have received level three alerts and include Denmark, France, Macedonia, Belgium and United States. Gourmet delights for business clients at Swiss Business travellers flying with Swiss between now and March 1 will have the opportunity to eat top class food from the five-star Alpina Gstaad Hotel.

The Swiss Taste of Switzerland programme will feature dishes devised by the Michelin starred Sommet restaurant, the Japanese-inspired Megu restaurant and the traditional Swiss Stübli at Alpina Gstaad.

The accompanying wines will be selected from the cantons of Valais, Bern and the wine-growing region of Spiez. Doubling in UK supply of serviced apartments likely The serviced apartments sector is expected to double over the next two years in the United Kingdom said a report by the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers and Savills. Currently there are around 19,000 units. The report also notes that there is concrete evidence that Airbnb has helped raise the profile of alternative accommodation. For example, Staycity has confirmed it is to add 843 apartments to its portfolio during 2016, putting it on target to reach 10.000 by 2020.

Record numbers of passengers at Dublin airport The boom is back with record numbers of passengers using Dublin Airport.

On Friday the airport reached 23.5 million passengers this year beating the 23.46 million passengers in 2008.

So far this year passenger numbers are up 16 per cent, which represents over 3.1 million extra people. Aer Lingus also announced 26,000 extra seats to Washington and Chicago last week.

Washington will return on March 14th and go daily for the summer.

Chicago will have 12 flights per week from Dublin.

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