Travel News: October 29, 2018

Reykjavik, Iceland

New Stardust Supper Club To Debut on Crystal Serenity
Travel Pulse

Crystal Cruises has announced that Crystal Serenity will sport a new supper club experience when she emerges from dry dock on November 10. The “Stardust Supper Club” will take place in the ship’s Stardust Club.

The popular venue has been enhanced with a new dance floor, lighting, bar finishes, and refreshed décor, as well as behind the scenes technical improvements

 

Southwest still awaiting Hawaii approval
Travel Weekly

Southwest Airlines is still hopeful about beginning to sell tickets to Hawaii this year.

“We are ready to go with our flight scheduling once we receive the requisite approvals,” Southwest president Tom Nealon said during the carrier’s earnings call Thursday.

Southwest announced a year ago that it would begin serving Hawaii, and since that time the airline has been working its way through the process of getting Extended Operations Service authorizations from the FAA for each of the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 737-800 aircraft it intends to fly.

 

Two New Luxury Hotels Make Tel Aviv a Fall Destination
Travel Market Report

Tel Aviv has never been so hot, and two just-opened hotels — The Setai and The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection — only add to the appeal. Why go? Well, good airlift helps. From New York’s JFK, Delta, El Al and United all fly nonstop. U.S. citizens do not need visas. Instead, immigration authorities print a special, per-visit stamp, so no evidence shows in passports.

 

Iceland Is Not Overrun With Tourists, Despite What Everyone Says
Condé Nast Traveler

By now, you’ve probably seen at least one photo of Iceland on your Instagram feed—could be of a glacier, those famed Northern Lights, or a lunar-looking landscape. It’s been a few good years of press and attention for the island nation, to say the least. Unfortunately, the boon also comes with headlines like “Iceland Will Soon Have More American Tourists Than Actual Residents” and “Iceland Is Tired of

People Just Visiting Reykjavík.” Is Iceland the poster child for overtourism? Not quite. We sat down with María Reynisdóttir, tourism specialist at Iceland’s Ministry of Industries and Innovation, to see what she thought about the crowds of visitors, responsible travel behavior, and Icelandic food.

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