Travel News: November 1, 2019

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Carnival adding Alaska capacity
Travel Weekly

Carnival Cruise Line will put the Carnival Freedom on seven-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska in 2021 and move the Carnival Miracle to 10- and 11-day Alaska cruises from San Francisco.

The moves will increase capacity in Alaska for Carnival. In the summer of 2020, Carnival will operate the 2,124-passenger Miracle and 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit in Alaska.

 

Universal Announces New Florida Theme Park Will Debut in 2023
Travel Pulse

Comcast officials said during an earnings call that Universal’s third theme park in Orlando, Epic Universe, is scheduled to open in 2023.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said that while officials revealed the theme park would open in 2023, they would not provide any further information on which month or season the park could open.

 

Former Cathay executive appointed head of Hong Kong Tourism Board to rescue protest-hit industry suffering worst downturn since Sars
South China Morning Post

A former senior executive at Cathay Pacific Airways and developer Hang Lung Properties has been put in charge of reviving Hong Kong tourism amid its worst slump since Sars.

Dane Cheng Ting-yat is due to start his role as executive director of Hong Kong Tourism Board on Friday, succeeding Anthony Lau Chun-hon who stepped down in July to pursue personal interests.

 

United Airlines and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Join Forces
Travel Pulse

With the impending theatrical release of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ this December, the Star Wars universe’s epic Skywalker saga will reach its highly-anticipated conclusion. And, as part of a newly-formed alliance with Lucasfilm Ltd., United Airlines will soon offer its customers and employees alike exciting opportunities to experience the Star Wars saga first-hand—in the air, on the ground and throughout the airline’s galaxy.

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