Did you Know?: April Travel News

by Barbara Broadbent

KLM has introduced its new World Business Class. The new cabin interiors and seats of their Boeing 747 fleet were first introduced to Toronto last fall. They expect the complete conversion to be complete by this summer.

The Boeing 777-200’s will be the next fleet tofeature this new class. To include the important element of sustainability and environment, the new design features carpets made in part from the fibers of former KLM stewardess uniforms!!
Vancouver’s Visitor Centre at 200 Burrard Street, opposite the Canada Place Cruiseship Terminal, reopened late last summer after acomplete redesign and renovation. 

The 2000 sq ft open-plan office features a “living wall” of 600 plants, a Hesquaiht totem pole carved by renowned artist Tim Paul, and giant digital walls showcasing videos and images of inspiring tourism experiences.
New designer outlet at YVR airport is expected to open in the spring of 2015. Construction is underway on a 30–acre site at the eastern end of the airport grounds. 

It has been designed as an open-air village with 2 luxury piazzas, pedestrian-friendly walkways and tree-lined streets… and offer retail space as well as restaurants and cafes.

Portland Rose Festival, operating for over a century, presents its signature event … the Spectacular Grand Floral Parade, on Saturday, June 07. 

Every all-floral float, floral-decked equestrian unit and melodious marching band starts its journey by passing through the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum before hitting the streets for the rest of the 4.2 mile parade route. Weekend events include 2 musicals presented by the Portland Center Stage and the Annual Spring Rose Show.