Travel News: February 7, 2020

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Reservations for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Open Late 2020
Travel Pulse
The official Disney Parks Blog has just revealed that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, scheduled to open at Walt Disney World in Florida in 2021, will start accepting reservations later this year. The details on specific dates and pricing have yet to emerge, but fans can register online to receive email updates as new details become available.

South Africa Airways chops routes but keeps U.S. service
Travel Weekly
South African Airways, which is winding its way through a bankruptcy and restructuring, will make substantial route cuts. 
However, the carrier’s two U.S routes — Johannesburg-New York and Johannesburg-Washington Dulles via Accra, Ghana — were spared. 

Coronavirus Puts A Crimp On The Chinese Tourism Industry
NPR
Airlines, cruise ships and high-end hotels worldwide are bracing for a sharp downturn in business because of the fast-spreading strain of coronavirus.
Fear of the respiratory virus, which has infected more than 28,000 people in over two dozen countries, has brought the lucrative Chinese tourism industry to a screeching halt. Beijing has halted tour groups from leaving China, and countries such as the U.S., Australia and Singapore are denying entry to foreign nationals who have recently been in China.

Nonstop Amsterdam-London Train Due to Start Service
Travel Pulse
A nonstop train from Amsterdam to London is due to start service at the end of April, according to the Dutch rail company NS. One-way tickets start at 40 euros ($44).
A train from London to Amsterdam already exists, but passengers looking to travel in the other direction must change trains and go through passport formalities in Brussels. This new route allows passengers to go through passport checks in Amsterdam before boarding the train.

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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