Travel News: January 25, 2019

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Adventures by Disney Adds New European River Cruise Options
Travel Pulse

Adventures by Disney announced Thursday it will offer more European river cruise sailings than ever before in 2020.

In addition to launching new Short Escape itineraries in Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest, Adventures by Disney is introducing a brand-new vacation through southern France on the Rhone River.


US Department of Defense and Priceline team up to create travel site for military

The United States Department of Defense has enlisted the online travel agency Priceline to create a new leisure travel site for current and retired U.S. military personnel.

The new website, American Forces Travel, will give the military community access to hotel, flight, car rental and cruise deals. There will also be negotiated prices on vacation homes, apartments and packages for savings up to 60 percent.


Questions over whether Newark airport incident really involved a drone
Digital Trends

The reported sightings of up to two drones in the skies close to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport on January 22 prompted air traffic controllers to put 43 incoming flights into a holding pattern, while nine flights were diverted, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed.

But now questions are being raised over whether the objects, spotted at an altitude of around 3,500 feet, were in fact drones.


No parking zone created near popular Big Island lava tube
Travel Weekly

Hawaii transportation crews are installing no parking signs and moving in concrete barriers to prevent cars from stopping along a Big Island highway to see a lava tube.

The Huehue lava tube on the side of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway about 2 miles north of the Kona airport has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, West Hawaii Today reported.

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