National Geographic Acquires Tour Operator

National Geographic Expeditions has recently acquired Global Adrenaline, a full-service tour operator for customized groups and individual travelers across the world. Prior to the acquisition, Global Adrenaline was operating land-based tours for National Geographic’s small-ship cruises. According to National Geographic, the purchase is part of the company’s overall growth plan, providing the company with a

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Disney World Testing Driver-Less Shuttles

Driverless shuttles may soon be coming to Walt Disney World. The park is currently testing a fleet of driverless shuttles that would help transport guests more efficiently around the Florida theme parks and resorts. By the end of this year, Disney is poised to launch the highest-profile commercial deployment of driverless passengers to date, which

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Receive Emergency Alerts, Even Without Wi-Fi

As smart phones become an everyday essential for the world’s citizens, IBM has invented a way to weave the devices into a system to disseminate emergency alerts about weather and natural disasters, even when cellular networks are overloaded or not functioning. The technology is built into a new app the Weather Company and IBM will

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$1.5 Billion Theme Park Coming To Las Vegas

Wynn Resorts is set to begin construction on a $1.5 billion theme park off the Las Vegas strip in December 2017. The first phase of construction on a 130-acre golf course property owned by Wynn will include digging an approximately 20-acre lagoon, installing a new boardwalk, and building convention space and dining establishments. When completed,

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HAL Debuting Pre-Departure Excursions & New Beverage Package

New culturally immersive Signature Experiences are coming onboard select 2018 Holland America Line cruise itineraries departing from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and 6 cities in Europe, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Denmark, Rome and Venice. Each of the pre-cruise experiences were created exclusively for Holland America Line and includes an evening event, two-night luxury hotel stay and

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Mishandled Baggage Rates Decrease

This year, the rate at which airlines mishandled bags dropped by 12.25 percent, according to a report released by air transport information technology company, SITA. The rate of 5.73 mishandled bags per 1,000 passengers was also the lowest since SITA began tracking mishandled bags in 2003. Of the bags that were mishandled in 2016, 77%

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Carnival’s Gourmet Dining Experiences

Carnival Cruise Lines has recently completed a fleet-wide rollout of an exclusive fine dining experience dubbed The Chef’s Table, which is now available on all 22 of the line’s ships. This culinary experience includes a multi-course dinner hosted by one of the line’s master chefs, along with a private champagne reception. During The Chef’s Table

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NCL Adds More Cuba Sailings

Cuba remains a hot destination for US travelers, and the cruise industry is doing its part to help you experience all the island has to offer. Last month, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it was expanding its offering to Cuba in 2018, providing 33 new voyages to the Caribbean island next year. Sailings will take

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