Travel News: May 16, 2018

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Wow Air flying to India
Travel Weekly

Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air will add India to its network on Dec. 5, operating five flights per week between Reykjavik and India.

The route will give fliers in nine U.S. cities one-stop, low-cost access to the Asian subcontinent.

In a promotion, Wow is selling a total of 4,200 one-way seats to India for just $199. Seats must be purchased for travel between Jan. 10 and March 31. The one-way fares only apply when accompanied by a return booking.


Here’s Why Disney Officials Are Considering Opening Another Park
Travel Pulse

The Walt Disney Co. announced during its second-quarter earnings call that its theme park division thrived, helping the brand top Wall Street forecasts.

As a result of the recent success, Disney CEO Bob Iger said the company would also consider expanding its theme park business in China and other markets.

According to, Disney’s theme park division saw a 13-percent increase in revenue to $4.87 billion in the second-quarter, a jump from the $4.29 billion earned during the same period last year.


Florida’s Brightline trains to start Miami service May 19

Brightline ticked off one more milestone Friday when it unveiled MiamiCentral, its downtown Miami transportation hub.

The higher-speed passenger railroad, which began limited service Jan. 8 between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, will extend scheduled service to Miami beginning May 19.

Patrick Goddard, Brightline president and chief operating officer, on Friday pointed to the railroad’s “unprecedented investment in Florida,” predicting MiamiCentral “will be a significant landmark in Miami for generations, and Brightline will connect the state in ways that haven’t been done before.”


Small Luxury Hotels Spring Up Across the Globe
Hotel Business

This spring, several independent hotels have opened or are in the process of opening across the globe as part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, joining a diverse collection of more than 500 hotels in more than 80 countries.

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