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Airlines add flights, waive fees after ash plume briefly shuts airports in Ireland, Scotland

Airlines add flights, waive fees after ash plume briefly shuts airports in Ireland, Scotland

Air service has resumed after another volcanic ash cloud from Iceland on Tuesday wafted over Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, shutting airports for several hours and causing flight delays and cancellations. The shutdown occurred on the same day that European transportation ministers met in Brussels to discuss disruptions from Iceland’s spewing Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which shut airspace over Europe for six days in April and caused the cancellation of about 100,000 flights.

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Top 7 Posh Hotels at Volcanic Sites

If youre tired of booking rooms at hotels near the beach, you might want to book somewhere near a rumbling mountain for a change. After all, aside from the Icelandic volcano which is wreaking quite a havoc in Europe, most volcanoes around the world are pretty enough for pictures and peaceful enough for a summers stay. Below are the most posh and stylish digs youll find near volcanic sites.

101 Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland

Top 7 Posh Hotels at Volcanic Sites

Once the ash settles down, you might want to book yourself a room in 101 Hotel Reykjavik. This hotel can give you a pretty unique volcanic sighting. Aside from the havoc thats already in the headlines, the landscape is unique for another thing: brining both fire and ice together. Besides, the destination is safe enough because the hotel sits on the harbor-side of the city. Its just 100 miles from the temperamental and beautiful Eyjafjallajokull volcano.
It fuses old Iceland with the new, more metropolitan cityscape as well. In this hotel, youll get to enjoy sleek guestrooms, freestanding baths, an art gallery, a basement sauna, and of course, the hotels popular Icelandic menu. Get to sample Icelands best traditional cuisines while viewing the volcano from your room.

Hacienda San Antonio, Colima, Mexico

Top 7 Posh Hotels at Volcanic Sites

Another volcano you wouldnt want to miss out on is the Colima in Mexico. The best vantage point and lodgings of this Mexican volcano is Hacienda San Antonio. You can wake up early in the morning, backstroke across the haciendas enormous pool, enjoy the façade of the coral-pink heritage hotel, and finally, get prime peeks at the majestic slopes of the Colima volcano.

This retreat is 120-years-old, seated strategically near West Mexicos Pacific Coast. The manor luxe with its lush gardens provides the perfect viewing point of the mountain. The best suite to take is the El Quetzal Junior Suite which has a privileged panoramic view of the haloed volcano from its terrace. Hacienda San Antonio also keeps its own organic farm so you can be sure to enjoy its delicious produce in your meals.

Later, you can order their refreshing margarita which is made from their homegrown mango grappa.

Mystique Resort in Santorini, Greece

Top 7 Posh Hotels at Volcanic Sites

Sitting on the Cycladic summit of the island, the vistas of Mystique is full of romance, nature, and relaxation. It offers a full view of the bay as well as the rocky heights of the Oia which sits at the northern tip of Santorini. The serene, whitewashed suites are both spacious and airy and they all come with their own private terraces providing a full view of the sea.

You can enjoy this Greek getaway the most if you book your stay in one of the hotels Spiritual Suites. This has their own exercise machine, Jacuzzi, and spa bed to keep you looking as good as a Greek god if you wish.
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Icelandic Volcano causes air travel woes in Europe

The skies of northern Europe were empty. That is the picture as ash cloud from the fuming Icelandic volcano near the glacier Eyjafjallajokull drifted over parts of Europe and grounding most if not all flights. This natural calamity has also sent thousands of tourists and travelers in search for rental cars, hotels, and train tickets.

Officials of the Polish government has raised concerns that the volcanic ash cloud may threaten or delay the arrival of some world leaders who are attending the funeral of President Lech Kcynski and his first lady Maria in Krakow this April 18.
Some of notable personalities going to the southern portion of Poland are US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. None of the leaders have cancelled their flights as of this writing.
According to Eurocontrol, an agency responsible for air traffic, about two-thirds of flights were cancelled last April 16 as the air space in portions of Britain, and big parts of central and north Europe were declared closed for air traffic.

Icelandic Volcano causes air travel woes in Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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