Travel News: November 4, 2019

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United Airlines and Marriott Providing Industry’s First Free Baggage Delivery Service
Travel Pulse

Beginning November 1, 2019, United Polaris premium cabin-class customers who travel from New York/Newark (EWR) to London Heathrow (LHR) and who’ll be staying at select London Marriott-brand properties will enjoy complimentary delivery of their luggage from Heathrow airport to their hotel guest room.

This groundbreaking new service option will be available exclusively to those flying from New York/Newark to London in United Airlines’ business-class (a.k.a. Polaris) and who have a confirmed reservation to stay at one of five select London hotels in the Marriott brand portfolio, namely: the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London, London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf, London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Sheraton Grand London Park Lane or St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London.

 

U.S. travel industry intensifies efforts to draw Chinese tourists
Travel Weekly

Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chinese holiday.

San Francisco has expanded its social media presence on Chinese apps to market year-round travel to millennial tourists.

 

Kyoto’s Gion neighborhood cracks down on photography
CNN Travel

Kyoto’s historic Gion neighborhood is cracking down on photography in response to ongoing issues with bad tourist behavior.

As Japan’s tourism has grown exponentially, Kyoto has struggled to maintain its local way of life. Thousands of foreign tourists fill the city’s streets daily, many staying in local hotels while others visit as part of day trips from nearby Osaka.

 

American Airlines announces direct flights from DFW to New Zealand
WFAA

Fort Worth-based American Airlines announced on Monday morning that it will launch the only direct flights between DFW International Airport and Auckland, New Zealand beginning next year.

American will fly its new state-of-the-art 787-9 between DFW and Auckland – the largest city on the North Island of New Zealand.

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