Trip News: April 2, 2018

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Trip influencers across social media and on blogs are most likely to mention individual travel brands on Twitter, but the most engagement on their posts happens on Instagram, according to a study from Traackr.

Traackr, an influencer relationship management platform, conducted a study of the top 250 global travel influencers, based on their reach and relevance, and the resonance of their content. It looked at the period from Jan. 1, 2017-Dec. 31, 2017.

In three categories — travel packages, lodging and flight booking — the study identified brand mentions and engagements, how many influencers mentioned the brands, which social media sites influencers used, and which social media sites had the most engagement.


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Silversea will offer guests free Wi-Fi fleet-wide as of April 2018.

The line has offered at least one hour of free Wi-Fi per day since January 2016. The new policy provides free unlimited standard Internet access for guests in standard suites. Guests in larger suites (from Silver suites to the Owner’s suites) will receive unlimited premium Internet access for up to two devices simultaneously per guest. Unlimited premium Internet access is also available for purchase for those guests wishing to upgrade.



American Airlines is adding flights from Florida to Venezuela at the end of the year, an addition that contrasts with moves made by several international airlines that have halted or reduced service due to economic and political turmoil in the country.

The world’s largest airline will offer thrice-weekly service starting Dec. 19 from Miami to Caracas that will fly Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, and will be served on a single aisle Airbus A319, spokeswoman Laura Masvidal said. The airline already has two daily departures from Miami to Caracas.


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South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has approved the joint venture application of Korean Air and Delta.

The move follows similar approval given in November by the U.S. Department of Transportation and paves the way for the two carriers to begin jointly scheduling, marketing and operating flights between the U.S. and South Korea.

The airlines did not specify when they would launch the joint venture, though they said it will be this year.

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By: Mike

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on , and

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