Travel News: November 7, 2018

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Carnival Launches Joint Venture for China-Based Cruise Company
Travel Pulse

The Carnival Corporation announced Tuesday a joint cruise venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) under the name CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited.

The new China-based cruise company plans to operate its own fleet to serve Chinese cruise guests by the end of 2019 and will purchase two existing ships from Carnival Corporation’s Costa Group.


Small Luxury Hotels of the World Introduces 5 New Member Hotels
Luxury Travel Magazine

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) welcomes five new exciting additions, including three newly opened properties, to its hand-picked portfolio of boutique hotels. Enjoy a taste of tequila in Mexico, sleep in a luxury hotel that was once a bank in Stockholm or experience Japan’s first dispersed hotel.


United Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
USA Today

United Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on Monday.

With that, United becomes the first North American carrier to take possession of the 787-10, the newest and biggest variant of Boeing’s long-haul 787 widebody jet.

United also becomes the first airline in the world to have all three of those variants. United already has the 787-8 and 787-9 versions of the Dreamliner.


More lifts, gondolas and acres: U.S. ski industry keeps growing
Travel Weekly

Skiers from New York to Montana and from Colorado to Washington state will find major chairlift and gondola enhancements during the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Data compiled by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) reveals that the U.S. will see 27 lift and gondola installations this year, which will offer a combined capacity of 56,500 people per hour and will ascend a combined 23,500 feet. Of those, 16 will replace older lifts, nine will be lift additions and two are relocations of retired lifts.

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