Travel News: December 29, 2016

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New Express Train from Paris to Charles de Gaulle Airport Has Been Approved
CN Traveler

Getting to and from Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport can be a nightmare, but there’s hope for improvement: Last week, the French parliament approved plans for an express train between central Paris and France’s largest airport, cutting travel time to just 20 minutes.

The only catch: You’ll have to wait until 2023, when the train line, dubbed the “Charles De Gaulle Express,” is scheduled to be completed.


American Airlines Is Adding Premium Economy to More International Routes

American Airlines will expand its premium economy service in the new year.

In January, the airline will start accommodating premium economy passengers on flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to Paris, and in February, flights from Dallas to Seoul will be included.

The service is only available on international flights and will be made available for customers to purchase in early 2017, according to the airline. Premium economy is expected to take flight in April.


World’s biggest cruise ship helps boost Puerto Rico tourism
Travel Weekly

The world’s biggest cruise ship has docked in Puerto Rico for the first time as the U.S. territory reports a boost in tourism amid an economic crisis.

Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas arrived Wednesday in the historic district of the capital of San Juan. The ship can carry up to 6,700 passengers and 2,300 crew members.


WhyHotel Experiments With a Pop-Up Luxury Hotel During Trump Inauguration

Finding a place to stay in the Washington area during the presidential inauguration — or any other time — usually means crashing at a friend’s or relative’s place, finding a seemingly trustworthy homeowner willing to rent online or shelling out for a traditional hotel room.

A major developer wants to pioneer another way, which it is describing as a “luxury pop-up hotel”: Visitors can rent a furnished apartment for one night or several, combining the amenities of home and the benefits of a hotel staff.

The Bartlett, a 22-story apartment tower in Arlington’s Pentagon City, will start daily rentals for 50 units Jan. 13, just in time for the inauguration.

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