The Autograph Collection is a collection of fully independent properties under the Marriott brand name. As they are a complete member of the Marriott brand, you can expect full Marriott Rewards benefits, which is a really great aspect of the brand. It can be nice to stay at more unique properties, as opposed to the regular Marriott or JW Marriott branded hotels, while still getting full benefits. Starwood has a similar brand called the Tribute Portfolio, which operates in the same way, as does Hilton with their Curio brand.
Per the Australian Business Traveler, Sri Lankan will be launching nonstop Colombo-Melbourne flights later this year, starting off with 4 flights per week with the A330. Sri Lankan has a really nice business class product with reverse herringbone, lie-flat seats for the 11 hour journey. Sri Lankan used to fly to both Sydney and Melbourne, though Read more about Sri Lankan To Launch Colombo-Melbourne Flights 4X/Week[…]
Malaysia Airlines flight 17, from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukraine on 17 July, 2014. It was a Boeing 777-200 and was a particularly awful incident considering 1.) the plane was shot down and 2.) this occurred only months after MH370 went missing.