France’s SNCF Orders Trains That Are Just Too “FAT” for Comfort


Many people consider the way the French government operates peculiar at times. The idea officials there trying to fit square pegs in round holes took new impetus recently when it was desciovered new trains ordered by French train operator SNCF were actually too “fat” to fit into many train stations. The order, for some 2,000 new trains costing in excess of €15 billion euros, has to be modified, reportedly at a cost of millions.

Preferred Hotel Group™ Releases 2014 Q1 Results

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Global sales, marketing, and distribution provider Preferred Hotel Group™ has just released their first quarter 2014 revenue results. According to the report the group generated a 19 percent increase in reservations revenue for member hotels compared to last year’s figures. Other key findings of the report show increases in enrollments, spending, and repeat stays via the iPrefer guest loyalty program, and other initiatives. Preferred also added 29 new hotels to their stable of luxury stays worldwide.