Trip News: February 6, 2018

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Trip Pulse

Delta Air Lines is expanding travel options for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky customers with new service to Austin and Phoenix in 2018. With these additions, Delta will serve all top 20 domestic markets and 36 destinations in total, including Delta’s popular nonstop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

“We are proud to be Cincinnati’s No. 1 global airline,” said Eric Phillips, senior vice president— pricing & revenue management and Delta’s Cincinnati market executive. “With these additions, customers in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will have more choices to go to the top business and leisure destinations that are important to them and we look forward to continuing this growth.”



Luxury travel specialist Abercrombie & Kent is opening an office in Madrid, its fifth office in Europe.

Executive vice-president destination management Jonathan White said the company had felt it important to have dedicated office in the city to manage the complex logistics of travel in the region.



Accommodation in Rome is being promoted for international passengers through connecting flights to final destinations outside Italy. This is the aim of “Stopover Roma,” the new product launched by Alitalia in cooperation with Federalberghi Roma, Unindustria, and Aeroporti di Roma, with the patronage of the Municipality of Rome. Alitalia passengers traveling between two cities with one stop in Fiumicino airport will be able to stop in Rome for the price of a ticket including a simple airport transit. Tripers will also avail of special hotel rates for affiliated accommodation facilities and of complimentary luggage deposit at Fiumicino airport.

“Rome is not only the main hub for our network, but it is first of all a valuable historic, artistic, and cultural heritage,” declared Lazzerini. “The strength of our project lies in the numbers: we will start with a range of 500,000 passengers, which will hit 1.5 million once the project runs at full speed. This is a challenge that will benefit all: for Alitalia, for the economy of Rome, for hoteliers, and for the tourism industry. This is further evidence of the fact that Alitalia can be a driver for Italian tourism,” added the Chief Commercial Officer and Revenue Management of Alitalia.


Trip Weekly

A star-studded Crocodile Dundee-themed commercial that aired during the Super Bowl marked the launch of Tourism Australia’s $27 million U.S. marketing campaign, the largest amount ever spent by Australia on a single overseas tourism market.

During the football game, viewers learned that a rumored sequel of the ’80s movie “Crocodile Dundee” entitled “Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home,” is in fact not a sequel, but rather an elaborate advertising campaign aimed at attracting more visitors to Australia.

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