Travel News: May 2, 2019

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Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya welcoming Sankara Nairobi
Africanews in English

Autograph Collection Hotels (, Marriott International’s ( distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, today welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya. Set in the heart of Westlands, Sankara Nairobi lies in the epicentre of the city’s commercial, retail, and entertainment quarter and boasts quintessential Kenyan charm and hospitality, contemporary interiors and carefully curated modern African art throughout the hotel.


Delta returning to India this December
Travel Weekly

Delta will make its return to India on Dec. 22 with the launch of daily New York-Mumbai service. Tickets go on sale this weekend.

The carrier will operate the flights on a refreshed Boeing 777-200LR featuring a Delta One business class, a Delta Premium Select cabin and coach cabin divided between Comfort Plus and standard economy seating.


Viking Announces New Egypt Ship and Privileged Access Experiences for 2020
Travel Pulse

Viking today announced an expansion of its Egypt program for the 2020 season, which will include the launch of a new ship. Inspired by the design of the award-winning Viking Longships and built specifically for the Nile River, Viking Osiris is currently under construction and will double the company’s owned capacity in Egypt when it debuts in September 2020.


Capri Welcomes 2.3 Million Tourists a Year but Wants to Limit the Trash They Leave Behind
The New York Times

Luigi Esposito, whose ancestors have lived on Capri since 1810, objects when he hears people describe the island as “the most beautiful place in the world.”

“There are many beautiful places in the world,” he said. “So to say this is the best place of all, well, according to who?”

Mr. Esposito, who runs a trekking business in Capri, is among many who say the island’s famous beauty is under serious threat by those two endemic Italian scourges: tourists and trash.

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