Travel News: July 16, 2019

Crystal Cruises Serenity Mexico

Marriott Plans First W Hotel in Argentina
Travel Pulse

Marriott International, Inc. has signed an agreement with GNV Group to bring its iconic W Hotels Worldwide brand to Argentina for the first time in dynamic Buenos Aires, underscoring growing demand from developers and consumers alike for W Hotels’ bold design, signature Whatever/Whenever service and innovative programming.


Airlines Cancel Boeing Max Flights Into November; Holiday Flights Could Be Next

With American Airlines joining United in pulling 737 Max planes from their schedules and cancelling flights into early November, many travel industry observers are bracing for the next shoe to drop: higher priced fares and cancelled flights for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays season.

American Airlines announced Monday it is pulling the 737 Max from its schedule through Nov. 2, canceling about 115 flights per day. American reported last week that the Max grounding has already cost the airline $185 million in lost revenue.


Egypt opens Bent Pyramid to tourists

The pyramids of Egypt have long attracted visitors intrigued by their ancient history, and now travelers have the opportunity to visit a distinctive structure just south of Cairo.

Minister of Antiquities Khaled al Anani led a party of foreign ambassadors to the Dahshur Necropolis to inaugurate the so-called Bent Pyramid on Saturday, according to state media agency Al Ahram.


Crystal makes push for younger passengers
Travel Weekly

The bread-and-butter itinerary for a luxury cruise line is something in the 10- to 28-day range. But Crystal Cruises is offering more seven-day itineraries in a bid to appeal to a younger demographic.

“In 2022, the ships collectively will offer 21 seven-night voyages, and this is more than we’ve ever offered before,” Crystal CEO Tom Wolber said in a presentation to agents aboard the 2019 Crystal Sales Gala cruise.

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