Travel News: November 5, 2019


The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Debuts Pure Rooms as Part of Expanded Wellness Offerings
Travel Pulse

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, a luxury AAA Five Diamond resort nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort, is pleased to introduce new wellness offerings to its roster of amenities, including a number of Pure Rooms that promote well-being.


PortMiami train station gains approval
Travel Weekly

The operator of Florida’s Brightline high-speed train won local approval to build a station at PortMiami. It is expected to open in late 2020.

The 15,000-square-foot station will be connected to the port’s terminals via a shuttle service. It will cost about $15 million to build, said Patrick Goddard, president of Virgin Trains. Brightline is in the process of changing its name to Virgin Trains.


United Airlines overhauls its 2020 menu to cater more to the vegan crowd

When Oscar Munoz took over the helm of United Airlines in 2015, few on Wall Street believed his multiyear expansion strategy would fly. But its clear to see that his focus on customers, cost, capacity and connections has paid off: In its latest quarter the air carrier’s net income jumped nearly 23%, up 3.4% from a year ago, to more than $1.02 billion. United also raised its earnings outlook on the year in a surge in bookings.

To further prove its new image as a carrier committed to its customers, the airline is overhauling another major aspect of its service — its in-flight dining experience. To keep up with evolving food trends, United is offering meal selections designed to meet the demands of consumers whose preferences are shifting toward a diet that’s healthier and made with higher-quality ingredients.


DNA Kits Are Driving Heritage Travel Trend Globally

Forget boutique hotel experiences or itineraries based on your favorite movie.

Customized travel experiences just got a whole lot more personal as tourists around the world are using DNA kits to pick their next destination.

As DNA testing becomes easier and cheaper than ever before, it is driving travel trends globally. And businesses are taking note.

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