Travel News: September 3, 2019

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Prince Harry Is Trying to Teach Tourists to Be More Eco-Friendly
Bloomberg

Prince Harry wants you to think a bit harder about whether your next vacation abroad risks harming the planet.

He’s setting up a sustainable tourism initiative called Travalyst, which aims to support local people, protect wildlife, tackle climate change and environmental damage, and alleviate over-tourism. It’s a tall order but Visa, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Skyscanner and Ctrip are buying into the project.

 

Thousands of Flights Canceled as Hurricane Dorian Inches Toward US
Travel Pulse

Hurricane Dorian continued to batter the Bahamas at a torturously slow pace on Monday. With the storm inching toward the U.S. mainland, its outer bands reached Florida this morning.

High surf and rains have begun along the east coast from Miami to Fort Pierce, with further reach north expected as Dorian moves at a glacial pace of 1-4 miles per hour.

 

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations through Dec. 3
CNN

American Airlines announced Sunday it will extend cancellations of flights on the Boeing 737 Max through December 3.

While the announcement leaves open the possibility that American will resume flights on the plane for the busy holiday season, it also underlines the duration of the 737 Max grounding, which is now in its sixth month. Boeing originally hoped to get approval for the aircraft to fly again months ago.

 

Viking Aims To Set Record For Longest World Cruise
Forbes

Viking Cruises has won numerous industry awards over the years but now, the cruise line has set its sights on achieving a Guinness World Record. When the 930-passenger Viking Sun returns to port in Greenwich (London) in eight months, it hopes to set a world record for the “longest continuous passenger cruise.”

In pursuit of that goal, the luxury ship left the Greenwich cruise terminal yesterday with plans to circumvent the globe on an impressive itinerary spanning 51 countries across six continents, with visits to 111 ports and overnight stops in 23 cities.

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