Travel News: October 22, 2018

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Disney to Build Nature-Inspired Mixed-Use Resort
Travel Pulse

Disney is adding a new, nature-inspired resort to its portfolio.

The property, scheduled to open in 2022, will be located along Bay Lake, between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

This latest resort project from Disney joins three others that are already underway at Walt Disney Resort, bringing a total of more than 1,700 new hotel rooms and also vacation club villas, online over the coming four years.

The deluxe resort, which will be themed to complement its natural surroundings, will include more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas spread across a variety of unique accommodation types, Disney said in a statement.


Inked at sea: Virgin Voyages ship will have tattoo parlor
Travel Weekly

Virgin Voyages said it will become the first cruise line to devote space on a ship to a tattoo parlor.

The shop will be called Squid Ink and will be featured on Virgin’s first ship, the Scarlett Lady, scheduled for delivery in 2020.

“Tattooing is a time-honored seafaring tradition, and we’re continuing that legacy with rock-and-roll style by bringing some of the best ink artists to sea,” said Tom McAlpin, president and chief executive officer for Virgin Voyages.


British Airways will fly from Charleston, South Carolina

It’s time to put Charleston, South Carolina, on the global air travel map. The city has landed its first-ever regularly scheduled nonstop service to Europe.

That will come April 4, when British Airways launches twice-weekly nonstop service to its main hub at London Heathrow. The seasonal service will operate through Oct. 24 on British Airways’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

The route is a major coup for the airport in Charleston, now one of the smallest U.S. markets with nonstop service to Europe.


New Western Australia Tourism campaign sells the ‘Road Trip State’ to a global market of travelers
ABC News

The State Government has unveiled its latest international tourism campaign, a $2.2 million advertising push to sell Western Australia as the “Road Trip State”.

The slogan will be used to sell WA driving holidays to domestic markets and nine international locations, including China, Germany and the United Kingdom.

“We will be now marketing that this place, above all else in the world, is the place to come for a unique road trip,” WA’s Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said.

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