Travel News: October 11, 2016

Waikiki, Hawaii

W Hotels eyes its first property in India in November
Economic Times

W Hotels Worldwide plans to open its first hotel in India, W Goa, in early November, as it seeks to expand its global portfolio to 75 properties by 2020.

“W Goa, the brand’s 50th hotel globally, will be the first W Hotel in India, disrupting the traditional luxury hotel scene.


Hawaiian Airlines faces DOT investigation for weighing passengers
Fox News

Two American Samoan businessmen have filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Transportation allegeding they may have been the target of discrimination after being weighed while boarding a recent flight from Honolulu.

In the complaints, the men also say they were assigned new seats on the aircraft that they did not originally select, to ensure that the weight on the flight was evenly distributed.


Mundy Cruising Unveils World’s Longest Cruise
Condé Nast Traveler

If you find yourself stuck in the uncomfortable predicament of having a bunch of extra cash, and a year’s worth of vacation days to burn, don’t worry—we’ve got a solution: Luxury cruise line Mundy Cruising just announced a new, 357-day itinerary that will hit all seven continents. Oh, and did we mention it sets sail in three months?

Starting in Miami on January 10, 2017, lucky passengers will begin the longest cruise ship journey in the world by heading to South America on board the award-winning Crystal Serenity. (The next longest cruise journey, in case you’re wondering, is a 180-day trip from Oceania.) During this first leg you get to climb Machu Picchu, visit the Nazca Lines, head up to Christ the Redeemer, and cruise along the Amazon River.


Over 190 Countries Adopt Plan to Offset Air Travel Emissions
New York Times

Governments from more than 190 countries on Thursday adopted a measure that for the first time will reduce the climate impact of international jet travel.

The accord adds an exclamation point to a week in which enough countries signed onto the broader Paris climate deal to ensure that it will enter into force later this year.

The aviation plan, the product of years of negotiations, was approved by acclamation at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization, or I.C.A.O., in Montreal.

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