Travel News: August 27, 2019

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Adventures by Disney Launches First Disney Themed Rhine River Cruise
Travel Pulse

Walt Disney Co. is expanding its cruises to one of the great bodies of water in the world.

At its annual D23 Expo this week in Anaheim, company officials announced a river cruise offering on the Rhine River, which includes everything associated with its ocean cruises—Disney legends and luminaries who will offer insider insights as well as Disney-themed activities.

 

United adding four international routes, including first flights to Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy
USA Today

United Airlines, hoping to get travelers thinking about next year’s vacations as the end of summer vacation season looms, announced several new international flights on Thursday.

The new service includes United’s first flights to Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao, a Caribbean island popular with winter vacationers. All three will be offered from United’s hub in Newark, New Jersey.

 

US travel to Canada highest since 2007
CNN Tavel

Some 12.3 million US residents headed to Canada in the first half of 2019, the highest first-half record since 2007, according to Statistics Canada.

CTV News in Canada first reported these findings.

Canada, the vast North American country known for a bevy of cool offerings, including poutine, polar bears and Northern Lights, is welcoming US visitors this year at a near-record rate.

 

Luxury Travel’s Latest Frontier: Getting Lost, For Real
Forbes

So it’s come to this. Information overload, decision fatigue, fomo, screen addiction, disconnection from ourselves, whatever we want to call it. It’s harder and harder to get away from it all, and, increasingly, the planning part has gone from exciting to stressful. (Let me just check one more review site!) And a real adventure? Good luck.

That’s one reason leading luxury travel companies are planning trips without telling their clients the destination. You read that right.

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By: Matt Long

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