Travel News: May 23, 2019

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Abercrombie & Kent Creates New Inspiring Expeditions Trips
Luxury Travel Advisor

Geoffrey Kent and his team at Abercrombie & Kent have created two new Inspiring Expeditions: Ethiopia by Air: Danakil & Beyond and Carnival & Cariocas.

On Ethiopia by Air: Danakil & Beyond (Oct 4-13, 2019), using a helicopter, travelers can fly down to the destination’s sights, including the remote and rarely-visited Danakil Depression with a glowing lava lake and Sulphur-yellow salt flats.


Disney World offers park discount for summer
Travel Pulse

Disney World has introduced a new ticket, the Summer One World Ticket, which enables holders to visit the four theme parks and two water parks at a discounted price.

At a total cost of $444, each admission costs the holder $74, less than a typical one-day park admission to any of Disney World’s four theme parks. The ticket must be purchased between June 4 and Aug. 23 and used from June 4 through Aug. 28.


American Airlines CEO commits to 737 Max fleet once it’s fixed

American Airlines, whose Boeing 737 Max fleet was grounded, along with the rest of the worldwide Max fleet in the wake of two fatal crashes involving two carriers in Ethiopia and Indonesia, is committed to the planes once they are recertified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

In an exclusive interview with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, AA Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said that “there is an absolute fix” for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.


Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Botswana has scrapped its ban on hunting, citing an increase in conflicts between elephants and humans during the five years the rule was in place.

The southern African nation, which is home to 130,000 elephants — or around one third of the continent’s population — imposed the ban in 2014 to deter poaching.

But while the elephants are popular with wildlife-loving tourists, locals have complained that they damage crops and affect livelihoods.

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