Travel News: July 26, 2019

Washington DC

Palma De Mallorca Calls for Cruise Ship Limit of One per Day
Travel Pulse

Palma de Mallorca’s citizens have drawn up a manifesto to petition for the curbing of “megacruise” ships entering the region, proposing limits of one cruise ship per day being allowed to dock in the city’s harbor and a maximum of 4,000 passengers permitted to disembark on any given day.


Amtrak launching nonstop Acela service between NYC and Washington
Travel Weekly

Amtrak will begin offering nonstop Acela service between Washington and New York later this year that will cut the ride time down to about two-and-a-half hours.

The service will begin Sept. 23 and run once daily. The southbound train will depart New York’s Penn Station at 6:35 a.m. and will arrive in Washington’s Union Station at around 9:10 a.m. The northbound train will depart Washington at 4:30 p.m. and arrive in New York around 7:05 p.m.


Southwest won’t fly Boeing 737 Max until 2020 and will end Newark flights

Southwest Airlines on Thursday said it won’t fly the grounded Boeing 737 Max until next year, warned about higher-than-expected costs and announced it’s pulling out of Newark Liberty International Airport this November as the grounding of the new jets drags on longer than expected.

Southwest dropped the Max from its schedules until Jan. 5, later than any U.S. airline, a move that means the low-cost carrier — and passengers — will face canceled flights and potentially higher fares during the busy end-of-year holiday travel period. The Dallas-based carrier expects its capacity this year to fall 1% to 2% in 2019 from last year, down from a forecast of a 5% expansion.


Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 19 New Member Hotels
Hospitality Net

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries, is pleased to announce the addition of 19 new member hotels, which includes more than seven new openings, to its global portfolio between April 1 and June 30, 2019. From oceanfront luxury on the Hawaiian shores to the brand’s first-ever hotel in Cambodia, each of these distinctive new member properties offer tailored and personalized travel experiences in extraordinary destinations around the globe.

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