Travel News: April 13, 2018

Chiang Mai Thailand

Amex: Denver airport next to get posh Centurion Lounge
USA Today

Denver will become the latest airport to get one of American Express’s luxe Centurion Lounge airport clubs.

The 14,000-square-foot Denver location ultimately will become the second-largest Centurion Lounge, trailing only a new 15,000 square-foot New York JFK lounge that’s expected to open in early 2019. The Denver lounge will be located in the airport’s C Concourse, with completion expected by the end of next year.

The Centurion Lounge is the upscale line of airport clubs run by American Express, the first of which opened in Las Vegas in 2013. The addition of the Denver lounge will give American Express its 11th Centurion Lounge location.

 

Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70
Travel Weekly

The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks.

A plan announced Thursday would boost fees at 17 popular parks by $5, up from the current $30 but far below the figure Interior proposed last fall.

 

Symphony Of The Seas: World’s Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail
ABC15 Arizona

After three years of construction, the world’s largest cruise ship just set sail from Barcelona, Spain, on its inaugural voyage around the Mediterranean.

But the ship’s record-breaking size isn’t its only claim to fame.

The Symphony of the Seas is home to the tallest waterslide at sea, the ocean’s fastest Internet and more works of art than the Louvre has paintings.

 

4 million expected to travel within Thailand during Songkran Festival
The Straits Times

Nearly four million people are expected to travel within Thailand during the Songkran holiday between Friday (April 13) and Sunday, prompting authorities to step up measures for public safety.

Police promised to make this year’s Songkran Festival safer for all revellers by deploying more personnel.

Authorities and experts, however, said it was everyone’s responsibility to ensure safety, especially from crime and accidents during the busy travel period and at celebrations.

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