Travel News: August 6, 2019

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Adds Vegan Menu Fleet Wide
VegNews

On August 1, cruise company Royal Carribbean added a three-course vegan menu in the main dining rooms across its fleet. The new menu features several entrees, including edamame-stuffed portobello mushrooms, vegan spaghetti bolognese, and Orzo pasta stew with green vegetables. For dessert, guests can choose a number of options such as toffee cheesecake with dark chocolate and peanut butter crust. While the cruise company previously offered travelers vegan options aboard its ships, the new addition to the main dining room makes vegan food more accessible fleet wide.

 

Marriott International Launches All-Inclusive Platform
Travel Weekly

To serve what it sees as an increasingly popular vacation segment, Marriott International announced on Monday, August 5, 2019, that it will be launching its very own all-inclusive platform.

The leading hospitality company also said that it has already signed management contracts with various hotel developers in the Caribbean and Latin America to build five brand-new, all-inclusive resorts with anticipated openings between 2022 and 2025, which represent an investment of over $800 million.

 

DOT tentatively approves venture between Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM
Travel Weekly

The Department of Transportation has given tentative approval to the unification of Delta’s existing transatlantic joint ventures with Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic.

The enlarged antitrust-immune alliance would not include Alitalia or Czech Air, both of which are part of Delta’s current joint venture with Air France-KLM but were not included in the application for the expanded partnership.

 

Sand stolen by tourists returned to Sardinian beaches
The Local Italy

Local authorities and environmental experts have teamed up with Olbia Airport to return sand, pebbles and shells confiscated from travellers’ luggage to beaches on Sardinia’s famed ‘Emerald Coast’.

Visitors have been known to help themselves to handfuls of the fine white sand that have made the island’s north-east coast a favourite with holiday-makers, resulting in the loss of tonnes of sand each year.

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