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DAILY BULLETIN
May 2, 2017
Resurrected U.S. river cruise industry continuing expansion
By the end of this year, U.S. river cruising will have grown from essentially no vessels in 2012 to 10, with plans for more.
Travel Leaders turning
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The Vacation website will house content designed to capture consumer interest, and present consumers with a travel agent who can fulfill their travel needs.
United CEO testifying
at House hearing
Oscar Munoz will be among the airline executives who testify in Washington on Tuesday when the House transportation committee holds an oversight hearing on customer service within the U.S. airline industry.
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INSIGHT BY DORINE REINSTEIN
Africa seeks its place at the
table with culinary travel
Although the destination is not necessarily top of mind with food enthusiasts, it should not be overlooked.
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Elegant, irreverent:
Vienna’s LGBT scene
A walking tour showcases some of the city’s more flamboyant historical figures: princes and emperors, composers and architects — men and women whose aesthetics shaped the imperial city of palaces.
Report: Disney World testing driverless shuttles
The plan is to initiate a pilot program this year that would transport employees, and then begin transporting park visitors sometime next year, reported the Los Angeles Times.
AirAsia CEO defends overbooking
“We overbook," Tony Fernandes said at the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit. “It’s common practice, it’s the right thing to do. Because if a plane leaves with an empty seat, that’s revenue lost forever."
DOT grants permit to British
Virgin Islands Airways
BVIA is planning to fly nonstop from Miami to Tortola using two-class Avro Regional Jet 100 aircraft.
Disney Wonder first cruise ship to use new Panama Canal locks
The ship’s Panama Canal crossing is part of a 14-night voyage from Port Canaveral to San Diego.
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