Travel News: April 25, 2018

Congress Unveils Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Bill
Travel Pulse

The United States House of Representatives filed several amendments for the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill Thursday, including a focus on pet-transport standards in the airline industry.

After Congress delayed the FAA reauthorization twice over the last year, the new deadline has been set to approve the long-term extension by September 30. Before the deadline, members of the House offered several amendments for consideration.

 

Norwegian Bliss, biggest Norwegian Cruise Line ship ever, begins maiden voyage
USA TODAY

Another giant new cruise ship is just hours away from sailing with paying passengers for the first time.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s 20-deck-high, 1,082-foot-long Norwegian Bliss will depart Southampton, England late Saturday on its maiden voyage — a 12-night trip across the Atlantic to New York.

At 168,028 tons, Bliss is the largest ship ever for Norwegian and one of the 10 largest cruise vessels of all time from any line.

 

This Airline Will Pay You $4500/Mo. to Move to Iceland & Travel the World All Summer
Thrillist

Spending the summer traveling all over the world is one of those things you expect to find at the top of most people’s bucket lists. Unfortunately, it’s also something most people’s bank accounts could never actually swing. But now there’s a chance to get someone else to foot the bill, thanks to an insane new job that will literally pay you thousands of dollars to spend the summer living in Iceland and traveling across Europe and North America for free.

WOW Air, an Iceland-based budget airline, is currently on the hunt for its first-ever WOW Air Travel Guide, who’ll be tasked with moving to Reykjavik, Iceland, jetting to and from various destinations across Europe and North America, and documenting the journey with travel tips and advice along the way via social media. It’s a dream gig, for sure, and one made even better by the fact that you get to bring a friend with you to share the three-month experience, and they’ll also get paid. Oh, and did we mention the pay is a cool $4,550 per month for each person?

 

Tourism authority says Kauai remains open for visitors
Seattle Times

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says it wants visitors to know that Kauai is still open for business in wake of the recent flood damage the island sustained.

More than 28 inches (71 centimeters) of rain pummeled Kauai’s North Shore last week, resulting in flooding and landslides blocking Kuhio Highway.

The authority says the northernmost communities from Wainiha to Haena are temporarily closed to vehicles while repairs continue on the highway, but the Garden Isle remains open to visitors.

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By: Matt Long

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