Travel News: January 16, 2018

Waikiki, Hawaii

Is Airbus About to Kill its Biggest Plane?
Travel Pulse

Airbus officials announced Monday the company may be forced to abandon its A380 superjumbo plane construction program.

According to the Associated Press, Airbus chief salesman John Leahy revealed that if the airplane manufacturer can’t work out a new deal with Emirates, the company would be forced to stop producing the A380 planes.

Airbus officials said Emirates is the only airline that would be able to purchase six planes a year for a minimum of eight-to-10 years. The company needs the deal to make the program viable heading into the future.

 

Four Seasons Anguilla to Reopen in March
Caribbean Journal

Four Seasons’ Anguilla resort is reopening in March, the company told Caribbean Journal in a statement on Monday.

One of three Four Seasons-branded resorts in the Caribbean (the others are the brand’s Nevis resort and the recently-rebranded Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas), the Four Seasons Anguilla is already taking bookings for stays beginning March 23.

 

Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot
BBC News

Spain is set to replace the US as the world’s second most popular tourism location, with France retaining top spot, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Overall, the number of international tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017 to 1.3 billion, according to latest estimates.

It said this “strong momentum” was expected to continue in 2018, with a growth rate of between 4% and 5%.

UNWTO said definitive figures would not be published until the spring.

 

Tourism industry fears repercussions after erroneous missile warning
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The false alarm placing Hawaii under threat of a ballistic missile attack was short-lived, but some fear the repercussions to Hawaii’s lead tourism industry could be longer term. North Korea’s months of posturing were made all too real to the tens of thousands of people across the islands, many of them tourists, who were plunged into uncertainty when a state employee pushed the wrong button.

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