Travel News: March 13, 2019

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Six Senes Bhutan Opens in Land of The Thunder Dragon
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Located in the colorful Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan famous for its Gross National Happiness (GNH) philosophy, Six Senses Bhutan celebrates its highly-anticipated arrival with the opening of its first three lodges in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro.

The lodges seamlessly combine the brand’s commitment to wellness, sustainability and out-of-the-ordinary experiences with the country’s rich culture, warm hospitality, and spirituality.


Disney Cruise Line Receives Approval for Second Destination in Bahamas
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Government officials in The Bahamas have approved the purchase of the Lighthouse Point property on the island of Eleuthera by Disney.

According to The Eleuthera News, Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced that Disney Cruise Line and the local government have reached a deal on the development of the property, which will become the company’s second destination in the island chain.


Airlines around the world ground Boeing 737 Max jets after second fatal crash in 5 months

Aviation regulators from China to Britain have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining a growing list of countries suspending the plane’s operation and banning it from their airspace after the second deadly crash of the popular aircraft in less than five months.

“The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation, however, as we do not currently have sufficient information from the flight data recorder we have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace,” the regulator said Tuesday.


Marriott making big push for Bonvoy as umbrella brand
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Though much ink has already been spilled analyzing Marriott’s newly rebranded Bonvoy loyalty program, it’s clear that the platform, which has more than 125 million members, won’t be fading from public consciousness anytime soon.

The company kicked off its Bonvoy launch campaign with the airing of several television ads during the Academy Awards on Feb. 24. The spots had been created with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet at the helm as director and two-time Oscar winner Janusz Kaminski overseeing the cinematography.

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By: Matt Long

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