Travel News: July 25, 2017

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Delta Approved for $4 Billion LaGuardia Facility
Travel Pulse

Delta Air Lines has received the final green light to begin construction on its $4 billion, 37-gate facility at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners gave final approval to a lease agreement with the airline Thursday.

The Port Authority has committed a maximum amount of $600 million to the project. Delta will invest the remaining $3.4 billion and will be responsible for any cost overruns. Goldman Sachs was originally set to partner with Delta on the project but exited the deal.


Silversea to hug Pacific coast for series of expedition cruises
Travel Weekly

Silversea Cruises will sail a series of expedition cruises on the Silver Explorer that start at the southern tip of Argentina and travel up the Pacific side of the Americas to Vancouver.

The “Pacific Coast Exploration” series includes seven consecutive cruises starting Feb. 25 from Ushuaia, Argentina, and ending in San Francisco on May 22.


Disney announces 23 wild new developments for its theme parks
USA Today

The “23” in D23 is supposed to stand for 1923, the year that Walt Disney arrived in Hollywood to start the Disney Studios and what would become an entertainment empire. But at the D23 Expo that just wrapped, the number could have referred to the 23 announcements that The Mouse made for its theme parks.


Trivago Joins Rivals in Offering Hotels a Rate-Shopping Tool

Trivago, the hotel price comparison platform, has been mocked a bit for spending more heavily on TV marketing as a percentage of revenue than any other online travel company.

But the Düsseldorf, Germany-based company has vigorously argued that it sees itself as a technology company whose success is heavily based on its investment in data science.

Tuesday, Trivago offers a new data point to support the claim that it’s a data-focused company.

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