Travel News: September 27, 2017


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Azamara Club Cruises announces expansion of the fleet
World of Cruising

Azamara Club Cruises, the upmarket cruise line subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a sister ship to Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, with delivery taking place in March 2018.

“We are pleased to expand our portfolio by 50%, allowing us to visit even more regions of the world through the acquisition of this sister ship,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises®. “Our loyal guests and travel partners have asked for this expansion for a long time; we are very pleased to deliver this to them.”


Carnival Corp.: Most Caribbean ports are open for business
Travel Weekly
Less than 10% of ports in the broader Caribbean have been shut down by hurricanes, leaving a large selection for itinerary planners to work with, Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald said during the company’s Q3 earnings call on Tuesday.
He gave a “ballpark estimate” of 7-9% of the ports in the Caribbean being severely impacted by the storms.


Preclearance talks push on for flights from Sweden, Dominican Republic
USA Today
Two more countries have signed agreements to bring Preclearance to their airports, but negotiations continue as lawmakers raised questions Tuesday about how airports are chosen for the popular program.
Airports in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Stockholm have signed agreements to have Preclearance, said Todd Owen, executive assistant to the commissioner of field operations for Customs and Border Protection.


Cathay Pacific Offers Fall Mileage Bonus

Plan a trip to Hong Kong and visit the widely acclaimed Victoria Harbour or hike on easily accessible trails. No matter which side of Hong Kong you fancy, don’t forget to take advantage of Bonus Asia Miles.

Register between 19 September and 1 November 2017, and fly round-trip from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco or Vancouver to Hong Kong in all eligible classes with Cathay Pacific before 31 December 2017 to unlock up to 40,000 Bonus Miles.

For more information please visit their website here.

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