Travel News: October 3, 2019

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American Express, Delta to Relaunch SkyMiles Credit Card
Travel Weekly

Delta SkyMiles American Express Card members will be able to earn more miles and access additional travel perks starting January 30, 2020.

American Express and Delta Air Lines have announced plans to relaunch the Delta SkyMiles American Express Card portfolio with more ways to earn and a new set of travel benefits.


Shipyard issues delay Ritz-Carlton’s first cruise ship
Travel Weekly

The debut of the first luxury cruise ship to bear the Ritz-Carlton name will no longer be Feb. 5.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said it will postpone its debut until June, blaming issues at its shipyard in Spain.


Ukraine Drums Up Tourism Amid Trump Headlines

What do you do when your country unexpectedly becomes the subject of global headlines?

It’s a question that burgeoning tourism destinations are increasingly facing these days, thanks in no small part to the whims and obsessions of the unpredictable U.S. president.


Access to Komodo Island Will Be Restricted to ‘Premium’ Tourists
International-Jakarta Globe

The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs has decided not to close Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara — the home of the rare Komodo dragons — but instead will restrict the number of tourists visiting the island, seeking to strike a balance between conservation and raking in tourist dollars.

The island attracts 170,000 tourists annually, prompting locals to worry about the sustainability of the island’s environment.

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