Travel News: November 14, 2018

Seattle Washington

Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial will reopen in March
LA Times

The USS Arizona Memorial, closed since May because of damage to a loading ramp, is expected to reopen in March.

The Arizona is part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which also has sites in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and California’s Tule Lake Unit.


Celebrity Cruises to bring glamping to the seas
Travel Weekly

S’mores are coming to the Galapagos.

Details about top-deck sleepovers aboard the Flora, Celebrity Cruises’ 100-passenger expedition ship under construction in the Netherlands, were announced at Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld on Thursday by Dondra Ritzenthaler, senior vice president of sales, trade support and service.

The Flora will offer glamping at sea for four passengers each night once the ship begins its itineraries through the Galapagos Islands in May. The $299 per-couple cost includes two cabanas — one for eating, one for sleeping — cocktails, a gourmet meal al fresco, wine, s’mores and the services of a naturalist, who will provide stargazing guidance.


Northern Territory Tourism extends free flight offer to Americans after allocated seats not filled
ABC News

A plan to capitalise on Tourism Australia’s Crocodile Dundee campaign by offering US tourists free flights to the Northern Territory will be extended after the allocated seats weren’t filled.

In February, a trailer for a Crocodile Dundee reboot, later revealed to be a multi-million-dollar tourism ad, was viewed by more than 100 million Americans when it screened during the Super Bowl.

At the time, NT Tourism Minister Lauren Moss said she would be leveraging the campaign to entice US tourists to the territory.

One of the initiatives was the Fly Free to the Outback campaign that aimed to lure tourists away from east coast cities by offering free one-way airfares to people staying at least two nights in the NT.

Participating tourists were required to book between May 31 and July 31 and travel before the end of 2018.


Disney Reports Attendance, Revenue Growth at US Theme Parks
Travel Pulse

As the 2018 fiscal year comes to a close, the Walt Disney Company announced Thursday its theme park division saw increases in attendance and revenue.

According to, Disney officials revealed attendance climbed by four percent at the company’s theme parks in the United States, while revenue was up nine percent to $5.1 billion.

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