Travel News: May 30, 2019

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Marriott Hotels Elevates Guest Experience With Premium This Works Amenity
Travel Pulse

Marriott Hotels announced today This Works as its new personal care amenity provider starting this month. This collaboration is the latest installment in Marriott Hotels’ journey to inspire guests as they travel.

Renowned for its natural and clean formulations This Works products are intelligently crafted to work in harmony with the body’s circadian rhythms to optimize skin performance 24 hours a day.


Deaths rise as Nepal issues more permits for Mount Everest
Travel Weekly

Scaling Mount Everest was a dream few realized before Nepal opened its side of the mountain to commercial climbing a half-century ago. This year the government issued a record number of permits, leading to traffic jams on the world’s highest peak that likely contributed to the greatest death toll in four years.

As the allure of Everest grows, so have the crowds, with inexperienced climbers faltering on the narrow passageway to the peak and causing deadly delays, veteran climbers said.


You can now hail a submarine to explore the Great Barrier Reef through Uber

Hail a cab? Honey, this is 2019 and we’re about to hail a submarine.

In a partnership between Uber and Australian tourist group Tourism Queensland, you can now book a scUber, a submarine that will take you through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (sans snorkeling gear or scuba license).


Disney Expects Wealthy Adults to Spend Big on New Star Wars Park

Doug Ridley remembers seeing the first Star Wars film when it came out in 1977 and snapping up all the toys he could persuade his parents to purchase.

Ridley represents a potentially lucrative demographic: fans who are older and more affluent than the typical young parents pushing strollers to Cinderella photo ops. With money to spend and time to travel all year long, they’ll help make Disney’s Star Wars investment an even bigger hit.

Disney and other theme-park operators have looked to broaden their customer bases in recent years, coming up with attractions and events that appeal to adults and empty nesters. That’s bolstered attendance outside the peak spring-break and summer periods, according to Bobby Palta, who studies the industry for the real estate brokerage CBRE Group Inc.

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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