Travel News: July 3, 2018

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One Year Later, United to Drop LAX-Singapore Flight
Travel Pulse

Just one year after it introduced what was then being promoted as the longest flight in or out of the United States, United Airlines has announced it is dropping its non-stop flight between LAX and Singapore.

Starting October 27, 2018, the airline will shift the service to San Francisco, increasing its Singapore departures to twice daily from its Northern California hub airport.

The airline says the move will better help meet customer demand.


Seabourn Cruise Line to get into expedition cruising with two new ships
USA Today

Add Seabourn to the list of cruise lines getting into expedition-style cruising.

The Seattle-based luxury cruise operator on Monday signed a letter of intent with a shipyard in Italy for the construction of its first two expedition vessels.

Scheduled to debut in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively, the as-yet-unnamed ships will offer all-suite luxury accommodations and carry their own submarines as well as kayaks and motorized Zodiac boats for exploring. Measuring 23,000 gross tons, they’ll hold up to 264 passengers a piece.


Phoenix hotel to showcase Sheraton brand’s overhaul
Travel Weekly

Marriott International has purchased the 1,000-room Sheraton Grand Phoenix for $225 million and plans a significant renovation that will turn the property into a model for its overhaul of the Sheraton brand.

“The hotel will provide a living and breathing showcase of our new vision for the Sheraton brand, underscoring our commitment to restore the brand to its leadership position,” Marriott president and CEO Arne Sorenson said.


Route 66 Could Be Designated Historic Trail, Gain Federal Support
News On 6

Route 66 fans have won a major victory to help preserve and develop the iconic highway.

The U.S. House voted ‘yes’ to officially establish the mother road as a historic trail.

If the bill becomes law, it means millions in federal dollars will be seen in cities like Tulsa to help lead to a possible route 66 economic revival.

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