Travel News: June 20, 2019

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Disney Cruise Line adding more New Orleans touches to Disney Wonder
Orlando Sentinel

Disney Wonder got a big taste of New Orleans during a major overhaul in 2016, and will be adding to that flair later this year.

Disney Cruise Line announced the changes coming during a planned dry dock at the end of Disney Wonder’s Alaska sailing season that will include more inspiration from “The Princess and the Frog.”

The New Orleans-themed French Quarter Lounge will complement the existing venue Tiana’s Place Restaurant. The lounge will feature live music on a gazebo stage, daytime activities for all ages and a bar.


Spain to deploy 40000 police to protect tourists from terrorism
Irish Times

Up to 40,000 additional police officers are set to be deployed across Spanish tourist hubs as part of a government security plan to protect holiday makers from any potential terrorist activity.

Spain’s ministry of interior has announced plans to significantly increase security at ports, hotels, beaches and campsites across Andalusia, Asturias, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands (including Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza) as part of its ‘Operación Verano’ (summer operation).


Virginia is For Lovers Celebrates 50 Years
Travel Pulse

For half of a century now, Virginia has been known far and wide as the destination for lovers.

The wildly successful marketing slogan based on that theme was created in 1969 by the Richmond advertising agency Martin & Woltz Inc., now known as The Martin Agency.


Azamara Club Cruises Rebrands As Azamara, Expands Land Offerings
Cruise Critic

Azamara Club Cruises has dropped the “Club Cruises” from its name to become Azamara, to reflect a move of significantly expanding its land offerings.

The boutique line, part of Royal Caribbean International’s portfolio, will offer a total of 1,700 land program tours as part of the rebrand — which also sees a new logo.

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