Travel News: January 28, 2019

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U by Uniworld cancels 2019 sailings of the B
Travel Weekly

U by Uniworld, the first river cruise line to target millennial travelers, has canceled its 2019 sailings on its original ship, the B, and will move it to new itineraries in Central Europe in 2020, the company said.

Ellen Bettridge, president and CEO of U, said the B, which launched service last year, will join its sister ship, the A, on central European rivers next year, where there is better demand.


President Trump Announces Deal to End Shutdown, Alleviate Pressure on Travel Industry
Travel Weekly

United States President Donald Trump announced that an agreement was reached Friday to end the country’s longest partial federal government shutdown temporarily.

During a press conference at the White House, President Trump said he would sign a three-week, stop-gap spending deal, which will bring the estimated 800,000 federal employees back to work with pay and help alleviate the issues caused by the closure in the travel industry.


Bethenny Frankel rips Delta and other fish-serving airlines, citing deadly allergy
It’s been several weeks since Bethenny Frankel accidentally ate fish and wound up unconscious in the ICU. Now fully recovered, the Bravo-star-turned-business-woman is taking airlines who serve fish to task.

The “Real Housewives of New York City” star, 48, took to Twitter Thursday to explain her latest ordeal and to call on airlines to stop serving the airborne allergen.


Chinese tourists are spending less on shopping, survey finds

Chinese tourists are starting to spend more on experiences rather than on things.

As luxury brands and retailers globally gear up for millions of tourists during China’s upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, a survey released Thursday indicated that consumers in the world’s second-largest economy are no longer as eager to simply shop. Rather, they are more interested in sightseeing, entertainment and food.

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