Travel News: February 26, 2019

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Anthony Bourdain Food Trail is Coming to New Jersey
Travel Pulse

For those who would like to experience at least a little bit of the fabulous Anthony Bourdain lifestyle, a new food trail has been created in the famed chef’s honor.

The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail features 10 of the restaurants the legendary personality visited for a 2015 episode of his CNN show “Parts Unknown,” according to numerous news outlets.


Nine airlines join TSA’s PreCheck
Travel Weekly

Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Air India, China Airlines, Eva Airways, Volaris and Asiana Airlines are among the nine newest entrants to the TSA PreCheck program.


Hilton launches another new brand, this one for large-format hotels
Washington Business Journal

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) has a new brand in store for some of its biggest destination properties. Signia Hilton, launched Friday, will be reserved for large hotels in urban and resort locations, with the first three being the Signia Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Signia Hilton Atlanta and Signia Hilton Indianapolis.

To fly the Signia flag, a hotel must have a minimum of 500 guest rooms and 75 square feet per room of meeting and event space. There are other features of the brand that will be central to Signia: a destination bar and a signature restaurant, premium wellness facilities such as spas, infinity pools or fitness classes; and modern architecture, especially in the arrivals area, that creates a sense of “grandeur” at each Signia hotel.


Branson’s Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first time, nudging British billionaire Richard Branson’s company closer to its goal of suborbital flights for space tourists.

Virgin Galactic’s chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses, who will train future space tourists, joined pilots onboard SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity to evaluate the customer experience and cabin.

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