Trip News: March 19, 2018

Dubrovnik Croatia

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Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald said a new agreement in Dubrovnik, Croatia, illustrates how fears about crowding in favorite tourist areas can be managed by the cruise industry.

Speaking as part of a CEO panel at the Seatrade Cruise Global convention here, Donald took the occasion to disclose that major cruise lines have agreed to coordinate their schedules this summer in Dubrovnik.

That could mean some ships arrive later or depart earlier to keep their time in port from coinciding, or it could mean moving some ships to arrive during the week rather than on weekends.

The Dorchester Collection is famed the world over for its European ‘grande dames’, with a portfolio of luxury hotels that includes the Plaza Athénée in Paris, Hotel Eden in Rome and, of course, The Dorchester on London’s Park Lane.

But now the group appears to have set its sights on fresh pastures with the announcement of a contemporary five-star hotel in Dubai, set to become the first Dorchester hotel in the Middle East.

The gleaming steel and glass tower, by far and away the Dorchester Collection’s most aesthetically modern hotel, is currently under construction on the banks of the Dubai Canal, in an area of the city’s Downtown district known as Business Bay where it will count such Emirati landmarks as the Burj Khalifa and the Mall of the Emirates as neighbours.



United Airlines had its third dog-related mishap this week, following up on the death of a puppy its flight attendants allegedly insisted be stuffed in an overhead bin and the accidental shipment of another dog to Japan by putting a third dog in the wrong plane.

Per the Washington Post, a United flight from Newark, New Jersey, to St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday was diverted due to the presence of a dog that should have been put onto a different flight to Akron, Ohio. CNN reported that at least 33 passengers were on the flight, all of whom were given an undisclosed amount of compensation for the diversion.


Trip Pulse

Southwest Airlines has taken a step closer to bringing a little aloha to its mainland customers this week, after receiving a permit for space at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Dallas-based airline, which first announced its intent to serve Hawaii back in October, received the month-to-month permit from the Hawaii Department of Transportation after the agency was granted approval by the Department of Land and Natural Resources. According to sources, Southwest will pay $19,900.

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