Travel News: March 15, 2019

Edinburgh Scotland UK

Hilton Santa Fe Has a Glamping-Inspired Barbie Suite
Travel Pulse

Barbie fans may want to book their next vacation to Mexico City, specifically with Hilton Santa Fe.

Hilton Santa Fe has a special Barbie-themed suite that’s available for booking now until the end of the year as a means of celebrating Barbie’s 60th anniversary.


U.S. airlines park 737 Max jets, rebook customers
Travel Weekly

Airlines on Thursday scrambled to remove Boeing 737 Max 8s and 9s from their routes and rebook passengers after the FAA grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the wake of an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people.

Southwest Airlines said it removed its 34 Max 8 aircraft from scheduled service, noting that the aircraft represents less than 5% of its daily flights. The airline said any customer booked on a canceled Max 8 flight can rebook on alternate flights without any additional fees or fare differences within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city pairs.


Norway Lures Luxury Travelers With Two New Hotels

Two hotels opening this spring are set to revive historic buildings at the heart of Oslo and Trondheim. The long-awaited revamp of Trondheim’s Britannia Hotel gives the city a hospitality space the likes of which it hasn’t had before, while Oslo’s Amerikalinjen breathes new life into a historic downtown building with a story to tell.

Spokespersons for both properties say they are keen to engage with the local communities along with attracting international guests, pitching their hotels as ‘meeting places’ for people, art, culture, and experiences.


Outlander author gets award for boost to Scottish tourism
BBC News

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon will receive an award for boosting Scottish tourism through her fantasy saga.

The US writer, 67, will receive an International Contribution to Scottish Tourism award at the Scottish Thistle awards on Thursday.

It comes as VisitScotland published a paper detailing how sites used in the TV adaptation have seen visitors soar.

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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