Travel News: December 28, 2017

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Massive Power Outage at Disneyland in Anaheim
Travel Pulse

A massive power outage interrupted rides at Disneyland this morning.

The incident, which occurred around 11 a.m., impacted rides in Mickey’s Toontown and Fantasyland, leaving passengers temporarily stranded, according to the New York Post.

A problem with one of the property’s transformers triggered the outage at the Anaheim park, cutting power to about one dozen rides altogether.


Mandarin to oversee a hotel in London’s Mayfair
Travel Weekly

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a new luxury hotel and branded residences on Hanover Square in London’s Mayfair district.

The project is expected to open in 2021.

The property, which will feature 50 guestrooms and suites and 80 residences, will be developed by Clivedale London and designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Features will include a fine-dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, a bar and a private roof terrace with bar overlooking Mayfair.


Tokyo-bound flight turns back to LAX because of unauthorized person

Chrissy Teigen live tweets Tokyo-bound flight turnaround Chrissy Teigen live tweets Tokyo-bound flight turnaround 20 Hours Ago | 01:08 A flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back on Tuesday because of an apparent mix-up involving an unauthorized passenger on board — while a fashion model repeatedly tweeted about the episode to 9.2 million her followers.

All Nippon Airways Flight 175 to Tokyo’s Narita Airport turned around for Los Angeles International Airport due to an unauthorized person on the plane.

“During the flight, the cabin crew became aware that one of the passengers boarded the incorrect flight and notified the pilot,” the airline said in a statement. “As part of the airline’s security procedure, the pilot in command decided to return to the originating airport, where the passenger was disembarked.”


World could see 1.8 billion tourists by 2030 – UN agency
UN News Centre

By 2030, there could be 1.8 billion tourists – just over one in five persons in the world – travelling around the globe, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has said.

Speaking with UN News, Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of UNWTO, highlighted the role of travel and tourism in impacting global developments and making the world a better place.

“It is bringing the world together in an incredibly impressive way: it is making the world smaller, more connected, more informed, and therefore… a more caring world,” he said.

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