Travel News: January 24, 2018

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Jumeirah unveils Zabeel House, an urban lifestyle brand
Travel Weekly

Jumeirah Group on Tuesday introduced Zabeel House, an urban lifestyle brand for curious travelers interested in exploring the city where they’re visiting.

Jumeirah says it will focus on hotel locations in “interesting and exciting neighborhoods,” from where guests can conveniently experience the area.

 

New Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship Floats Out
Cruise Critic

Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Edge, hit another milestone in its construction when it floated out of dry dock for the first time. The ship is under construction at STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

The first in a new class of ships for Celebrity in 10 years, Celebrity Edge will feature several industry firsts including a revolutionary new ship design that has allowed for the creation of so-called infinite balconies, in which the balcony can be either an outdoor space or provide extra space indoors with the touch of a button. Another game changer is a moveable platform called the “Magic Carpet” located along the outside of the ship, which can double as a tender station, restaurant or bar depending on where it’s located.

 

Millennial Travelers Want Hotels, Not Homeshares
Travel Pulse

Despite the growth of Airbnb, a new report indicates that millennial travelers in the United States still prefer staying at full-service hotels instead of the home-sharing service.

In the 2018 Future of Millennial Travel Report released by Resonance Consultancy, 52 percent of millennials survey responders said they have used owner-direct rental services like Airbnb, but it is still among the least preferred accommodation choices.

Only 23 percent of millennials said Airbnb-type services were their preferred type of accommodation.

 

Norwegian Dreamliner flight lays claim to trans-Atlantic speed record
USA Today

A Norwegian Air flight has set a new record time for the fastest-ever trans-Atlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft, the company claimed Friday.

The European low-cost carrier said the record came on Norwegian Flight 7014, which arrived 53 minutes early on its Jan. 15 run from New York JFK to London Gatwick. Aided by unusually strong tailwinds, the Boeing 787-9 “Dreamliner” operating the flight needed just 5 hours and 13 minutes to complete its 3,470-mile journey.

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