Trip News: March 23, 2018

Hong Kong

Trip Weekly

U by Uniworld’s next ship will sail the Mekong River in Vietnam.

The line has not provided any Mekong details, including when the sailings will start or which vessel will be used.

In a recent policy change, the new brand no longer restricts passengers to ages 21 to 45; sales are open to all adults.


Trip Pulse

The draft Omnibus Appropriations Act just released by Congress includes language that would require airlines to be far more transparent about all of the extra fees consumers are charged when booking a ticket.

The appropriations act, which covers the fiscal year 2018, is still making its way through reviews and includes language addressing baggage fees, seat upgrade fees and insurance fees tied to airline tickets.


Washington Post

When President Trump issued his first executive order banning nationals from majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States, some Canadians reacted by vowing to boycott traveling south of the border.

Within days, Canadians of all stripes — academics, school board superintendents, thriller writers, even Girl Scouts — followed through with those pledges, abruptly canceling trips to the United States.

Trip and tourism officials feared the ban would dent America’s image as a foreigner-friendly country and lead to a “Trump slump,” dealing a blow to an industry that had only just recovered from a $600 billion loss between Sept. 11, 2001, and 2010, according to the U.S. Trip Association.

Trip to the United States from every region of the world is declining, but one country is bucking the trend: Canada.


South China Morning Post

Cathay Pacific Airways’ main customer service focus in 2018 would be improving catering, managers said, raising an aspect of its offering that many customers see as a weakness. In the meantime the city’s flag carrier, and Asia’s largest international carrier, on Thursday opened its newest premium lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, with food front and centre.

The airline said changes included a bigger variety of food on board and flexible eating times in business class. It plans a similar revamp of the food range and quality in economy class.

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