Travel News: March 1, 2018

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Celebrity Edge to feature bistro with digital entertainment
Travel Weekly

Celebrity Cruises unveiled most of the dining options on the upcoming Celebrity Edge, including one in which a small, animated chef appears on the diner’s tabletop.

The ship’s culinary lineup was revealed at an evening event at Pier 36 in New York, about nine months ahead of the Edge’s expected arrival in November.

In all, the Edge will offer 29 restaurants, cafes and bars — including four main dining restaurants, Suite and AquaClass restaurants that are reserved for guests in those accommodations, seven new specialty restaurants, and 11 bars and lounges.

 

Beast from the East Causes Travel Disruptions in Europe
Travel Pulse

Travel in England and Ireland was disrupted Wednesday as snow from a Siberian weather pattern called the Beast from the East covered the region.

According to Reuters.com, up to 15 inches of snow fell on portions of the United Kingdom and temperatures dropped to around 10 degrees Fahrenheit, causing delays and cancellations on roads, railways and at airports.

 

American opposes O’Hare overhaul, citing ‘secret’ deal for United
USA Today

An $8.5 billion plan to expand and overhaul Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has hit a snag amid a gate dispute between rivals American and United.

The airlines are by far the two biggest at O’Hare, where they’ve competed fiercely over the years for dominance in one of the USA’s most-lucrative air travel markets. Each operates a major hub at O’Hare.

 

This New Luxury Hotel Company Wants You To Leave Your Pocket
Forbes

Does the world really need a new hotel brand? What about more curated experiences? While the answer to both questions is probably no, the founder of Flâneur Hospitality disagrees. For skeptics, at least this new entrant is not from a conglomerate that already has 25 brands and is looking for a concept that will enable it to operate a different hotel at every corner of the block. In this case, it’s the vision of the 27-year-old scion of Empire Management, a New York City developer of commercial and residential real estate. It’s his and the companies first venture into hotels. And unlike many hotels that today are creating areas that will get you to tap away on your smartphone, posting pictures of the property to Instagram and Facebook, thus advertising it to your friends and family, the goal here is to get you to disconnect and take the time to literally smell the roses.

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