Travel News: November 27, 2018

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Agents say Celebrity Edge delivers on the hype
Travel Weekly

Travel agents aboard the Celebrity Edge for a preview cruise of the new $875 million ship said Celebrity Cruises has delivered on the concepts it talked up during an 18-month pre-inaugural build-up.

“Everything they said about its glass and about looking outward is true,” said Cheryl Scavron, a CruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise owner in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Scavron said she was impressed with the Infinite Veranda, Celebrity’s name for an innovative cabin design that incorporates the balcony space within the cabin, using an automated sliding window to convert it to balcony use. “You feel like you’re on the ocean,” Scavron said.


Tourism Ireland to run global campaign to encourage overseas visitors

Tourism Ireland is set to launch a new global advertising campaign as part of a €45m spending package to encourage visitors here in 2019.

The expenditure is an increase of €10m and will allow the organisation to run marketing programmes next year with the aim of growing overseas tourism revenue to €6.5bn and visitor numbers to 11.67 million.


Brightline Set To Become Virgin Trains USA
CBS Miami

Brightline is set to become Virgin Trains USA less than a year after launching its passenger train service in South Florida.

Brightline and London-based Virgin Group announced a partnership Friday to rebrand the fledgling intercity rail company in 2019.

A news release says Virgin Group will make a minority investment in Brightline, which will be managed and operated by Brightline’s executive team and affiliates of Fortress Investment Group.


United Airlines: Everett Paine Field flights will begin March 31
USA Today

United Airlines’ service from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, will begin March 31, the carrier said Monday.

United had already announced its intention to fly from the airport north of Seattle, but it had not yet set a start date for its planned routes to Denver and San Francisco.

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