Romania's Bucharest has a strong culinary scene. Travelers can savor appetizers featuring food from regional producers at Paine si Vin, taste local beer at the century-old Caru' cu Bere and experience fine dining at The Artist.
The IRS recently issued "transitional guidance" stating businesses cannot deduct entertainment expenses, but they can deduct 50% of a business meal if it meets five criteria, Mark Pestronk advises. However, there are some exceptions.
Southwest Airlines is testing a new process at four California airports that allows passengers to choose whether to board or deplane out of front or rear doors. Southwest is testing the process in Burbank, Long Beach, Sacramento and San Jose to speed up the proceedings.
FedEx execs speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum stressed the importance of trade to the world economy and the shipping and logistics firm's support of international connections. The message ties in with a new "Possibilities" advertising campaign.
United Airlines reports that its passenger traffic, capacity and load factor all increased in October, compared with the previous year. International traffic rose by 9.6% and domestic traffic by 6.2%.
Americans looking for nonstop flights to China can choose from multiple airlines that serve Beijing or Shanghai. American Airlines operates flights to both cities from Dallas and Los Angeles or between Chicago and Shanghai. United Airlines serves both Beijing and Shanghai from Chicago and San Francisco, operates flights to Beijing from Newark and Washington Dulles, as well as flights between Shanghai and Los Angeles. Hawaiian Airlines operates nonstop flights to Shanghai from Honolulu.
FedEx Cares has helped to deliver winter coats to 325 students at Hawkins Mill Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., where the shipping carrier is based. FedEx teamed with Operation Warm, a nonprofit that provides coats to children in need, with the goal of increasing school attendance and student self-confidence.
Even though Tokyo is well known for being an expensive destination, it offers many interesting attractions that are cost-free. Travelers can explore the city's newly opened Toyosu Fish Market, view lotus ponds and cherry trees at Ueno Park and tour Sensoji, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo.
The Lower Manhattan area in New York City currently has a dozen ongoing hotel projects with 1,901 rooms under construction. AC Hotel NYC Downtown, Moxy NYC Downtown and Artezen Hotel are all slated to open by year's end.
Travelers who want to fly wine home for Thanksgiving can consider Alaska Airlines' "Wine Flies Free" program, which allows members of its frequent-flyer program to check a case of wine for free on flights to 29 cities in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.