Trip News: January 5, 2018

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Trip Weekly

A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold.

The storm has resulted in thousands of canceled flights, including at Boston Logan, Newark, Philadelphia, and New York’s LaGuardia and Kennedy airports. Amtrak planned to operate a modified schedule between New York and Boston on Thursday.


Trip Pulse

The Carnival Corporation announced Thursday it will launch four new cruise ships in 2018 across four of its 10 brands.

The vessels will be assigned to the Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Seabourn and AIDA Cruises brands, and are part of the company’s plan to incorporate 18 new ships into the fleet between 2018 and 2022.


Lonely Planet Trip News

It’s already a city where things are already bigger, bolder and more glamorous than most other places, and now Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is about to become home to the tallest hotel in the world. The new Gevora hotel is due to open there in the first quarter of this year, and at 365 metres high, it usurps the height of the world’s previous tallest hotel, the 355-metre-high JW Marriott Marquis, which is also located in Dubai.


Fox News

One of the only things to look forward to about flying is getting to binge-watch TV shows and movies. But the way we’re entertained in the air could be about to change and people aren’t happy about it.

Some airlines are reportedly ditching the seatback screens that give us our in-flight entertainment as a part of a new seat designed to save money.

According to the New York Times, seatback screens are hugely expensive to install. They can cost $10,000 per seat, estimated Dan McKone, managing director and head of the travel and transportation practice at the consulting firm L.E.K.

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By: Mike

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