Travel News: May 3, 2019

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Cruise Lines Staying Prepared for Possible Pirate Attacks
Travel Pulse

Pirate attacks may seem like an outdated relic of sailing, but two cruise lines have instituted preparation plans in case modern day pirates try to board one of the luxury ships.

According to, Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of The Seas and Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess have developed exercises to prepare passengers in case one of the ships is attacked while sailing through areas known for piracy.


Commercial tours restricted at Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island
Travel Weekly

Starting May 16, the National Park Service will ban commercial guided tours at the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, the Statue of Liberty Museum and the National Museum of Immigration at Ellis Island.

NPS said it will implement the ban because a proliferation of guided tours in recent years has created gridlock at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. NPS partner Statue Cruises said roughly 250,000 passengers took commercial tours in 2018, a sixfold increase from a decade ago, reported the New York Times.


DoorDash Partners With Wyndham Rewards at 3700 US Hotels
Skift Table

No room service? No problem.

DoorDash has partnered with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to offer free food delivery to hotel guests at 3,700 properties in the U.S.

Think of it as room service 2.0, giving hotel guests quick and easy access to local restaurants in partnership with one of the largest third-party delivery services in the country. Wyndham owns hotel brands like Days Inn, Super 8, and La Quinta — properties travelers are more likely to associate with affordable stays with pared-down amenities than high-quality meals.


Online reservations to see Disneyland’s Star Wars land fill up within hours
Los Angeles Times

Two hours after Disneyland began accepting online reservations Thursday from people who want to be the first to experience the newest attraction, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the coveted slots were all filled.

Disneyland began at 10 a.m. Pacific time to accept online reservation requests to visit the $1-billion expansion for four-hour periods. Those reservations were filled by noon, according to theme park officials.

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