Travel News: July 10, 2018

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Boeing to acquire 80% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft division
Travel Weekly

Boeing has agreed to purchase 80% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft division.

The transaction, which values Boeing’s share at $3.8 billion, would be undertaken through the formation of a joint venture.

The move would give Boeing a leading position in the regional jet market of 70- to 90-seat aircraft, a segment in which it does not currently compete. It also would boost Boeing’s position to compete in the small mainline jet market with the newly formed partnership between Airbus and Bombardier’s C-Series of 100- to 150-seat aircraft.


More Details Emerge About Disney’s Star Wars Hotel
Travel Pulse

Not much is known about Disney’s much-anticipated new Star Wars Hotel, which promises to be a fully immersive experience—AKA don your best Chewbacca gear and board a starship for a galaxy far, far away.

Although concept art and videos for the new hotel were released earlier this year, the finer details such as number of rooms, pricing and opening date remain sparse.


Azamara Club Cruises sets maiden voyage to French Polynesia, Hawaii
USA Today

Azamara Club Cruises in 2020 will offer a voyage to Hawaii and French Polynesia — a first for the line.

The 18-night sailing on the 690-passenger Azamara Journey will kick off Jan. 5, 2020 in Los Angeles and feature stops at seven of the Pacific’s best-known islands.


France struggles with tourist numbers as it attracts record number of holiday makers

A charm offensive to woo back tourists frightened off by terror attacks in Paris and Nice has been so successful that France is now struggling to cope with record numbers of visitors.

People are forced to queue for hours in sweltering heat at sites such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Château of Versailles, the Mont-Saint-Michel, the Château of Chambord, in the Loire Valley, and the medieval fortress of Carcassonne, in the south west.

Tourists are being urged to make online bookings up to three months in advance to see the sights without the exhausting experience of battling through huge crowds.

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