By Sanique Lim
EVA is now configuring its Royal Laurel Class cabins with 38 seats in a reverse herringbone layout that enables passengers at windows to look out without turning and those in the center to easily dine and talk with travel companions. In-flight dining in Royal Laurel Class resembles a coveted reservation at a five-star restaurant. Passengers can start with a glass of Dom Perignon champagne, enjoy crusty bread with extra-virgin olive oil and choose among main courses such as steak or lobster. Adding to the fine-dining experience, Royal Laurel Class passengers can select from an excellent wine list, and conclude their meals with a selection of sliced gourmet cheeses and fresh fruits. By the end of August, EVA will be offering Royal Laurel Class on all of its New York flights.
EVA Air and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration (SMTA) have teamed up for the third consecutive year to make travel to Taiwan and the Yangtze River Delta Region more appealing than ever. SMTA reported nearly nine million overseas visitors in 2011. Using Fly, Comfort, Explore as the program concept, the airline and the tourism administration are working with tour operators and travel agents to attract even more visitors from North America this year.
In Shanghai’s seamless weave of Eastern and Western cultures and influences, business and leisure travelers who visit the two sides of the Huangpu River experience different lifestyles, cuisines, teas, holidays and even distinct cultural variations among people.
More and more people are attracted to Eastern culture, business opportunities in regions of Asia are thriving and travelers are recognizing the time saving and economic benefits of combining Taipei and Shanghai into one trip. EVA’s future Star Alliance membership will create even more opportunities for travelers from North America to visit Taiwan and the Yangtze River Delta region, offering more flights and more easy, convenient choices.
Taipei and Shanghai are major destinations for travelers from North America. With its frequency and network, EVA offers more flights from North America to Taiwan with more easy, one-stop connections to Mainland China and throughout Asia than any other airline.