Travel News: November 18, 2019

Perth Australia

Heavy Flooding in Venice Forces Cruise Ships to Re-Route
Travel Pulse

Record flooding in Venice is wreaking havoc all over the famed Italian town.
Now it’s so bad it’s preventing cruise ships from docking in the historic city.

According to CruiseCritic, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Spirit posted two letters from the cruise line informing passengers of the ship’s changing itinerary. A call on Argostoli and an overnight in Venice were replaced with a sea day and an overnight in Ravenna.

Australia’s New Ritz-Carlton, Perth Officially Open
Travel Pulse

One of Australia’s most highly anticipated hotel openings takes place today, as The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, opens its doors to guests and visitors. It’s a big moment for Perth, capital of Western Australia, representing the Ritz-Carlton brand’s first renewed presence in Australia in nearly two decades.

In recent years, the city has experienced unprecedented transformation and growth, including booms in both its tourism industry and dining scene, with the new Ritz-Carlton property certain to add to that momentum.

Southwest, American, United: No Boeing 737 Max flights until March even if plane returns sooner
USA Today

United Airlines on Friday removed the grounded Boeing 737 Max from its flight schedule until early March, joining Southwest and American in taking another round of proactive steps to reduce last-minute flight cancellations if the plane’s return continues to be delayed.

United is removing the plane until March 4. American last week took it out of its schedule until March 5, Southwest until March 6. All previously only had it out of the schedule through early February.

Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism – and hard currency
Reuters

Sudan has more – though smaller – pyramids than Egypt, but attracted only about 700,000 tourists in 2018 compared to some 10 million in its northern neighbor.

Conflicts and crises under veteran ruler Omar al-Bashir, a tough visa regime and a lack of roads and decent hotels outside Khartoum have made Sudan an unlikely tourist destination.

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