Travel News: September 14, 2018

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Kerala unveils action plan to revive tourism
Economic Times

The devastating floods in Kerala last month, coming soon after a Nipah virus outbreak, has left the state’s tourism industry in tatters, with almost complete cancellation of bookings for three months. Now, it’s looking to rebound.

Kerala Tourism on Wednesday rolled out a 12-point action plan to revive the sector, which include rebuilding and repairing roads that connect popular tourist destinations on a war footing, and launching aggressive marketing campaigns within the country and ab ..

 

Celebrity Edge takes shape with asymmetry and sleek curves
Travel Weekly

Six weeks before the first new Celebrity Cruises ship in a decade is set to be delivered, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. chairman Richard Fain showed off that ship, the Celebrity Edge, at the shipyard here, where it is nearing completion.

On a tour for top agents and journalists, Fain said curved shapes and asymmetry are the signature design features that will set the Edge apart from the pack.

 

Air France returning to Dallas/Fort Worth for first time since 2001
USA Today

Air France will make Dallas/Fort Worth its newest U.S. destination, returning to the airport after an absence of nearly 18 years.

Flights to the carrier’s Paris Charles de Gaulle hub begin March 31, with Air France offering up to five flights a week on 224-seat Airbus A330 widebody jets. The service will run through Oct. 25, wrapping up before the typically lower-demand winter schedule.

 

Tourists injured in landslide at famed Greek ‘shipwreck’ beach
Travel Weekly

A section of a cliff fell onto a popular secluded beach on the western Greek island of Zakynthos on Thursday, injuring seven people, including a woman who suffered a spinal injury, authorities said.

Local media said witnesses reported that a large rock initially fell from a cliff into the sea at Navagio Beach, or Shipwreck Beach, on the northwestern coast of the island, creating a large wave that capsized small boats.

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