Travel News: April 29, 2019

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U.S. Increases Sri Lanka Travel Warning Again
Travel Pulse

Following the Sri Lanka suicide bomb attacks, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 2 travel advisory.

Last night, the travel advisory was increased to a Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” warning.

The new travel warning indicates that terrorist groups continue to plot attacks in Sri Lanka, which prompted the government to increase the warning on Friday.


Airline SAS cancels 1200 more flights as pilot strike drags on

Scandinavian airline SAS canceled more than 1,200 flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday as a pilot strike that has disrupted the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers entered its third day on Sunday.

SAS pilots went out on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, grounding around 70 percent of the airline’s flights and impacting about 280,000 passengers including the latest cancellations.


Celebrity shows off innovative features of Galapagos ship
Travel Weekly

The Celebrity Flora, the first ship being purpose-built for the Galapagos Islands, is about two weeks from completion, Celebrity Cruises officials said during a tour of the mega-yacht here.

The 100-passenger vessel is expected to be delivered by the De Hoop shipyard around the first week of May, and will then make its way toward its permanent home in the Galapagos for a maiden voyage scheduled for June 30.


Four Seasons Adds New Airbus for $147000-a-Seat Private Flights

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts announced on Tuesday that it’s in the process of converting another private jet to its fleet in 2021, to replace the current one, which premiered in 2015 for extravagant group excursions.

Like the previous model, the new plane allows travelers to book bespoke adventures around the world, with Four Seasons arranging the trip itinerary and lodging at each stop. “Our guests are fascinated with the idea of really being in our hands for three weeks,” says Christian Clerc, president of worldwide hotel operations. “We felt we had to continue to enhance the experience.”

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