Travel News: November 9, 2018


Survey shows slowdown in domestic and inbound travel
Travel Weekly

Growth in U.S. domestic travel is leveling off after displaying months of robust growth, according to a survey by the U.S. Travel Association.

In addition, U.S. Travel said that the international market will not expand any further in the next six months.

The organization found that although overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 1.6% year over year in September, its Travel Trends Index (TTI) found that domestic travel rates decelerated to a 1.8% increase, with business travel appearing to have plateaued and leisure travel accounting for the small growth.


Pacific island Palau is banning many sunscreens to help protect coral reefs
USA Today

If you’re planning on visiting the beaches of Palau, you may have to leave your favorite sunscreen behind.

The western Pacific island, which lies west of the Philippines and north of Indonesia, will soon ban many types of sunscreen in an attempt to protect coral reefs. Scientists have found that some chemicals in sunscreen can be toxic to coral reefs, which are a vital part of the ocean ecosystem as well as a popular draw for tourists.


New cruise ship Celebrity Edge on its way to Florida
Orlando Sentinel

Celebrity Edge has set sail for Florida.

The first in a new class of ship from Celebrity Cruises left the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard on Sunday to make its way to Port Everglades where it will begin Caribbean service on Nov. 21.

The handover ceremony for the 2,918-passenger ship took place in St. Nazaire, France last week with officials from Celebrity Cruises as well as parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. on hand.


American Airlines will allow passengers with nut allergies to board early

American Airlines will allow passengers with nut allergies to board the plane early starting next month to allow them to wipe down any surfaces that could potentially trigger their condition.

The company confirmed to TODAY on Wednesday that the new policy will go into effect on Dec. 12 after flight-service manuals are updated.

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