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Travel News: April 12, 2019

‘Eat Pray Love’ author christens Avalon Envision Travel Weekly Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert on Sunday christened the Avalon Envision, Avalon Waterways’ latest Suite Ship. Gilbert, who wrote the memoir “Eat Pray Love” about traveling the world alone after a divorce, cut a rope tethered to a bottle of Hungarian sparkling wine, smashing it against the ship’s hull during a traditional naming ceremony on a sunny afternoon. The ship then made an evening cruise to see the lit-up landmarks of ...
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Travel News: April 11, 2019

Last flight leaves Ataturk as Istanbul switches airports Reuters The last commercial passenger flight took off from Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Saturday and convoys of trucks ferried thousands of tonnes of equipment across the city to a giant new airport which Turkey plans to make the biggest in the world. The mammoth transfer between the two hubs, described by Turkish authorities as unprecedented in scale and speed, was already largely complete a little more than 24 hours after it began befo...
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Travel News: April 10, 2019

Virgin Voyages Finalizes Deal for Cuba Cruises Starting in 2020 Travel Pulse Get ready to sail to Cuba! Virgin Voyages announced Wednesday it has formally signed the contract to sail to Cuba in 2020. Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin and Vice President Diana Block-Garcia sat down with officials from by La Habana Cruise Port for a ceremonial celebration of the signing Tuesday.   Hawaiian Airlines launches the longest US domestic route with Honolulu-Boston flight CNN Hawaiian Airlines’ newest route ...
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Travel News: April 9, 2019

Virgin Atlantic Replacing Iconic Emblem Travel Pulse For decades she was considered an iconic, powerful emblem for an ambitious startup that turned into one of the strongest airlines in the world. Now the Flying Lady that has graced the nose of countless airplanes in Virgin Atlantic’s fleet is about to be retired—and replaced with a modern look that more appropriately reflects a changing societal culture. The British-based airline has announced that the Flying Lady proudly carrying England’s Un...
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Travel News: April 8, 2019

Royal Caribbean cancels 3 sail dates for Oasis of the Seas after cruise ship-crane accident USA TODAY Royal Caribbean customers are learning Oasis of the Seas will not be sailing out of Port Canaveral on three dates in April after damage caused by a crane in the Bahamas. Sail dates for April 7, 14, and 21 have been canceled, Royal Caribbean told customers via Twitter. Royal Caribbean officials have been assessing possible damage to the Oasis of the Seas, one of the world’s largest cruise ships,...
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Travel News: April 5, 2019

Tourists urged to avoid riding donkeys up Santorini’s steep steps The Guardian Put yourself in their hooves: that is the message holidaymakers will be asked to consider before deciding to ascend the 600 steps that zigzag up the cliffs of Santorini on the back of a donkey. After several summers of the fabled isle’s equine population being forced to bear the brunt of overweight tourists, activists, in collaboration with the cruise-line industry, have finally taken action. The result is an unprece...
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Travel News: April 4, 2019

After bumpy start, Marriott’s Edition brand gains momentum Travel Weekly After a slow and somewhat rocky start, Marriott International’s Edition luxury lifestyle brand looks to finally be hitting its stride. Launched amid much fanfare in 2007, the Edition concept was born out of a collaboration between Marriott and Ian Schrager, the hospitality veteran best known for co-founding the 1970s New York hot spot Studio 54. Edition’s splashy debut was poorly timed, however, with the financial crisis o...
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Travel News: April 3, 2019

Disney’s Star Wars lands generating excitement but trepidation about crowds, too Travel Weekly The excitement around the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort is only mildly tempered by concerns of overcrowding in the first weeks after the themed lands open in Disneyland on May 31 and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Aug. 29. “We would say there’s unprecedented demand” for Galaxy’s Edge, said Claire Bilby, senior vice president of sales, services and...
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Travel News: April 2, 2019

Flat Earth Cruise Scheduled for 2020 Travel Pulse Flat Earthers are getting their own themed cruise in 2020. The Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC) described the upcoming voyage as “the biggest, boldest, best adventure yet” on its website. However, details surrounding the cruise remain scarce. According to Live Science, the goal will be to test flat Earthers’ claim that the planet is a flattened disk surrounded by a towering wall of ice that holds back the oceans.   Norwegian Launches N...
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Travel News: April 1, 2019

Grand Canyon tourist falls 1000 feet to his death while taking photos CBS News Two people have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week. Officials said in the latest incident, a man stumbled over the edge of the rim while trying to take pictures. A helicopter lifted the body of the Hong Kong man from 1,000 feet below the rim of the Eagle Point observation area Thursday afternoon at Grand Canyon West. The site is a popular tourist destination on the Hualapai reservation outside t...
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Travel News: March 29, 2019

Royal Caribbean in partnership to redevelop Freeport cruise port, Grand Lucayan Travel Weekly A partnership involving Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has purchased the largest resort on Grand Bahama Island and will redevelop and expand the cruise facilities in Freeport. At a ceremony, the government’s Lucayan Renewal Holdings signed a letter of intent with Royal Caribbean and Mexico’s ITM Group for the sale of the Grand Lucayan Resort.   Google’s Hotel Search Now Includes Vacation Rentals Food & W...
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Travel News: March 28, 2019

New Zealand Just Added New Entry Requirements for Visitors Travel Pulse New Zealand has just announced new entry requirements designed, at least in part, to help step up screening of those visiting the country. The country’s government has announced a new tourism entry approval process that involves an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) form as well as a new tax named the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). According to the New Zealand Immigration website, the purpose of t...
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Travel News: March 27, 2019

Wow Air still in need of rescue after Indigo walks away Travel Weekly Wow Air, struggling to avoid bankruptcy, is now in “advance discussions” about a financial restructuring arrangement with bondholders and other creditors. The aim of the talks is to reach a deal in which creditors would agree to covert the funds owed to them into equity in the airline. Two potential investors walked away from Wow last week. On Thursday, Wow said private equity firm Indigo Partners ended talks that had been on...
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Travel News: March 26, 2019

Disney’s Riviera Resort to feature foldout beds Travel Weekly Disney unveiled a model room for its Riviera Resort, which is scheduled to open at Disney World in December. The European-themed property will be the 15th to join Disney’s Vacation Club timeshare program and the first new Disney Vacation Club property to be added to Disney World since 2004. The model Riviera Resort accommodation on display at the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center at Disney Springs is a two-bedroom configuration cre...
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Travel News: March 25, 2019

Indonesia’s Garuda airline cancels order for 49 Boeing 737 Max jets Washington Post Indonesia’s national airline Garuda Indonesia is moving to cancel an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the deadly crashes involving two of the aircraft, a spokesman for the company said Friday. The decision comes less than two weeks after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people onboard. A flight of Lion Air, a low-cost Indonesian airline, crash...
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Travel News: March 22, 2019

Boeing charged airlines for additional safety features on 737 Max jets NBCNews.com The Boeing 737 Max jet that has been linked to two deadly crashes failed to include two safety functions in its standard model, features that cost extra for airlines that bought the planes. An angle of attack indicator, or two exterior sensors that tell pilots the angle of their plane, was one of the two safety features that came at an additional cost to airlines. The other, a disagreement alert, would then warn ...
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Travel News: March 21, 2019

Viking Expands European River Fleet With Launch Of Seven New Ships Travel Pulse Viking welcomed the latest additions to its river fleet, with the naming of seven new river ships during a celebration on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. Of the seven ships, six are Viking Longships—Viking Einar, Viking Sigrun, Viking Sigyn, Viking Tir, Viking Ullur and Viking Vali—which will be deployed on Viking’s most popular itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. The seventh new ship—Viking Hel...
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Travel News: March 20, 2019

Instagram Launches Direct Purchasing for Fashions Brands But Travel Is Missing in Action Skift After years of ogling beautiful images of food, fashion and design on Instagram, people will now be able to buy things they see and like directly through the app — providing instant gratification for the trend-obsessed and a new source of income for parent Facebook Inc. Starting Tuesday, the photo-sharing app is testing a shopping feature, called Checkout, with a handful of retailers including Nike In...
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Travel News: March 19, 2018

‘A dystopian playground’: Hudson Yards, New York City’s new $25 billion urban complex, draws mixed reviews USA TODAY “Hudson Yards has become the cultural center of Manhattan’s New West Side,” the $25 billion urban complex’s website notes − though it seems that depends on what one defines as New York culture. The new complex “is the largest real estate development” in the city since Rockefeller Center was built in the 1930s, according to the New York Transit Museum. It includes everything from ...
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Travel News: March 18, 2019

Exodus Travels Launches Luxury Adventure Collection Travel Pulse Leading small-group tour operator Exodus Travels has launched a new Luxury Adventure Collection that will take travelers to the farthest reaches of the planet in high style. Whether it’s soaking in a hot tub on a Galapagos Island Voyage or sipping on a glass of bubbly after a Big Five safari in East Africa, each trip in the collection combines the intrepid nature of adventure abroad with the extravagance of a five-star getaway.   ...
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Travel News: March 15, 2019

Hilton Santa Fe Has a Glamping-Inspired Barbie Suite Travel Pulse Barbie fans may want to book their next vacation to Mexico City, specifically with Hilton Santa Fe. Hilton Santa Fe has a special Barbie-themed suite that’s available for booking now until the end of the year as a means of celebrating Barbie’s 60th anniversary.   U.S. airlines park 737 Max jets, rebook customers Travel Weekly Airlines on Thursday scrambled to remove Boeing 737 Max 8s and 9s from their routes and rebook passengers...
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Travel News: March 14, 2019

Winter Storm Ulmer Causing Thousands of Flight Cancellations, Delays Travel Pulse As travelers see glimpses of spring weather, the Rockies, Plains and Midwest regions of the United States are being hit by Winter Storm Ulmer, causing thousands of flights to be canceled and delayed. According to Weather.com, the storm system is expected to bring damaging winds, heavy snow and blizzard conditions through Thursday, with Denver likely the city most impacted by Ulmer as 12 inches of snow is forecaste...
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Travel News: March 13, 2019

Six Senes Bhutan Opens in Land of The Thunder Dragon Travel Pulse Located in the colorful Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan famous for its Gross National Happiness (GNH) philosophy, Six Senses Bhutan celebrates its highly-anticipated arrival with the opening of its first three lodges in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. The lodges seamlessly combine the brand’s commitment to wellness, sustainability and out-of-the-ordinary experiences with the country’s rich culture, warm hospitality, and spirituality.   Di...
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Travel News: March 12, 2019

United States citizens will need a visa to visit Europe starting in 2021 CNN US citizens traveling to Europe without a visa will be a thing of the past come 2021. The European Union announced on Friday that American travelers will need a new type of visa — a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS — to visit the European Schengen Area. The Schengen Area is a zone of 26 European countries that do not have internal borders and allow people to move between them freely, includ...
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Travel News: March 11, 2019

Carnival kicks it up a notch with Emeril restaurant Travel Weekly Renowned New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse will open his first restaurant at sea in the French Quarter zone of Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras ship. To be called Emeril’s Bistro 1396, the restaurant will serve items such as fried oyster po-boy sandwiches, muffaletta sandwiches, seafood ceviche and Emeril’s signature barbecue shrimp.   TSA Preparing for Record Number of Spring Break Travelers Travel Pulse As spring break kicks...
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Travel News: March 8, 2019

U by Uniworld is now U River Cruises Travel Weekly The Travel Corporation’s experiment in a millennial-focused river cruise line has taken another unexpected turn — a name change. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection CEO Ellen Bettridge announced to 500 staff members gathering at its annual preseason Kickoff event aboard the S.S. Antionette that U by Uniworld has changed its name to U River Cruises.   Airports scramble to handle drone incidents CNN Drones have become an increasing nuisance...
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Travel News: March 7, 2019

Avalon Waterways Introduces ‘Your Way’ Cruising Travel Pulse In 2020, Avalon Waterways is inviting travelers to chart their own course, at their own pace, before or after their cruise with its NEW Your Way program. Utilizing sister companies–Monograms and Globus–Avalon Waterways is making it easier than ever before for cruisers to customize their European river cruise vacation, from start to finish.   Kenya airport strike strands hundreds of passengers BBC News Hundreds of passengers were stran...
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Travel News: March 6, 2019

Hyatt and American Airlines partner to award bonus points Travel Weekly Hyatt and American Airlines are teaming up to offer expanded partnership benefits across their World of Hyatt and AAdvantage loyalty programs. Under the new collaboration, World of Hyatt members at the Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist levels will be able to earn one World of Hyatt bonus point for every eligible dollar spent on qualifying American flights, while AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum...
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Travel News: March 5, 2019

Caribbean Journal Aviation titans Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM have launched their first-ever codeshare agreement. The new agreement means new trans-Atlantic travel options from Europe to the Americas, including the Caribbean region. It means travelers can “build their ideal trip” by combining flights operated by Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines, all on one booking reference.   Anantara to open luxury resort on Mauritius Travel Weekly Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas...
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Travel News: March 4, 2019

Saudi Arabia approves tourism visa for foreign tourists Independent Online Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has approved electronic visas for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts, local media reported, as the world’s top oil exporter tries to diversify its economy and open up its society. The conservative Muslim country has previously restricted visas to resident workers, business travellers, and Muslim pilgrims who are given special visas to travel to holy sites.   WestJet adds two mo...
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