Travel News: July 11, 2018

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YouTube Stars Die in Waterfall Accident
Travel Pulse

Three adventurous YouTube stars have fallen to their death while visiting a Canadian waterfall earlier this week.

The trio, consisting of Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper, were swimming at Shannon Falls in British Columbia, Canada before Scraper climbed to a ledge along the falls. From the ledge, she reportedly slipped and fell more than 100 feet down the rocky terrain. Gamble and Lyakh were then swept away when they rushed to assist her.

 

Gateway Arch: An American classic gets a major overhaul
USA Today

After helping spearhead a $380 million project to retool one of the world’s most iconic monuments, Eric Moraczewski would like to make one thing clear.

“We didn’t touch the arch,” said Moraczewski, executive director of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, describing the CityRiverArch Project that guided the makeover of the 91-acre Gateway Arch National Park which borders downtown St. Louis and the Mississippi River. “What we did is improve the environment around it.”

 

World’s Most Profitable Flights: This Airline Route Makes $1 Billion Annually
Forbes

Though it usually deals in metrics like the world’s busiest airline routes or the longest flights, Official Airline Guide (OAG) has now compiled and released the list of flights earning the most revenue worldwide, which provides a fascinating snapshot into the changing headwinds of the aviation industry.

OAG is an air travel information and intelligence agency that tracks data from the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies and air travel-related service companies.

 

New York to be home to a new cruise line this fall as Windstar Cruises arrives
USA Today

Windstar Cruises will offer voyages out of New York later this year — a first for the line.

Windstar’s 212-passenger Star Pride will arrive at the city on Sept. 8 after a 16-day sailing from Iceland and use it as a base for trips through late October.

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