Trip News: January 17, 2018

Tulum, Mexico


All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the ATW 2018 Airline of the Year, it was announced Jan. 16. It is the second time in five years that Japan’s largest and only 5-Star airline has won the top honor.

The 2018 Airline of the Year award will be presented at ATW’s 44th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards Ceremony on March 27 at The Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland.


Trip Weekly

Crystal Cruises said its first expedition yacht, the Crystal Endeavor, is now expected to launch in 2020.

Crystal announced the new timing at a steel-cutting ceremony for the ship at the MV Werften shipyard in Straslund, Germany.

Last fall, company officials said they expected the 200-passenger luxury expedition vessel to arrive in late 2019.


Trip Pulse

After the United States government said Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations remain safe to visit, the Hotel Association of Cancun and Puerto Morelos said the travel industry must remain vigilant.

According to, Hotel Association president-elect Roberto Cintron Gomez said that, despite the recommendation from the U.S. State Department that travelers exercise increased caution when visiting Mexico, the nation must continue working to improve the image of Quintana Roo tourist destinations.


USA Today

American Express is turning to New York’s JFK Airport for the newest of its luxe Centurion Lounge airport clubs.

The two-level, 15,000-square-foot lounge will be located in JFK’s Terminal 4 and is expected to open “by early 2019,” American Express will announce Tuesday.

The Centurion Lounge is the upscale line of airport clubs run by American Express, the first of which opened in Las Vegas in 2013. The addition of the JFK lounge will give American Express its tenth Centurion Lounge location.

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