Lufthansa Cup

The Newport International Polo Series has announced a partnership with Lufthansa, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines, to be featured on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in the Lufthansa Cup at 5pm.

Like the Polo Series itself, Lufthansa offers an international experience from over 20 North American gateways, to over 450 destinations in more than 120 countries.  Among its 16 flights a day from the US Northeast, Lufthansa has three flights a day from Boston Logan International to connect with Europe and the rest of the world, plus premium First Class & Business Class lounges at Logan that offer 3000 square feet of space for work, refreshment, or relaxation.

“We are very pleased to have Lufthansa onboard for our 25th anniversary season,” adds Dan Keating, USA captain and founder of the Polo Series.  “Our longevity would not be possible without the support of our sponsors like Lufthansa.”  Lufthansa has been a partner of the Polo Series since 2006.

Lufthansa, an industry leader and innovator, voted by Fortune as one of the four most admired airlines in the world, is also recognized for its special services including:  Lufthansa Private Jet, offering countless destinations in Europe, the Russian Federation, North Africa, as well as North America, as a stand-alone flight or as a connection to Lufthansa or SWISS First Class intercontinental flights, and include VIP service and First Class lounges at all departure and destination airports;  Lufthansa FlyNet broadband WiFi Internet service on transatlantic flights; Premium Economy seating offering one-and-a-half times as much room as Economy Class passengers, plus more 2 piece baggage allowance and  more amenities on board;  Lufthansa Star Alliance offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience with more member airlines, daily flights, destinations and countries flown to than any other Alliance in the world;  and the Lufthansa Fleet:Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating the most technically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleet in the world, operating the most fuel-efficient passenger aircrafts ever built.

About Newport International Polo Series:

Newport Polo hosts this popular and unique summertime traditions that attracts audiences from throughout the New England region.  Public exhibition matches are held every Saturday, June through September. The most current information is online at and by private Subscription to its monthly lifestyle E-magazine.

Now entering its 25th season, acting as a global ambassador to the sport of polo, new teams have been invited for its jubilee.  To date, teams from 31 countries have taken to the field for the Newport International Polo Series, including challengers from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore and Monaco.

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.