Trip News: April 12, 2018

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USA Today

Striking Air France pilots and cabin staff insisted they weren’t backing down, as their latest walkout forced the cancellation of some 30% of the airline’s flights worldwide Wednesday.

Union members protested at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, where screens showed “cancelled” notices next to multiple flights.

Staff want 6 percent pay raises, after seven years of salary freezes as the company went through restructuring to stem losses. The airline argues that such pay rises would threaten the turnaround effort.

 


Trip Weekly

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has pushed back its debut until Feb. 1, 2020, when the ship will depart on a four-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale.

Previously, Ritz-Carlton said it would begin cruising in November 2019. The line still plans to take delivery of its first ship in the fourth quarter of 2019, marketing director Sara Duncan confirmed, but set the new date to coincide with Super Bowl LIV at Dolphins Stadium near Miami.

 


Trip Pulse

Scoring a bargain at Costco is hardly a new development.

However, the discount warehouse giant’s recent move into offering luxury hotel bookings for as much as 20 to 30 percent off, is definitely a noteworthy addition to the travel deals that have long been up for grabs.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported Costco Trip now offers discounts on a variety of well-known and extremely pricey luxury properties including the Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont and the Park Hyatt.

 


Rappler

The Philippine government said on Wednesday, April 11, that it is considering to limit the number of Boracay tourists once the world-famous beach reopens after 6 months.

“Yes,” said Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in an interview on ANC’s Headstart, when asked by anchor Karen Davila if the Philippine government is considering a daily cap on Boracay’s tourists.

Teo cited Palawan’s Underground River, which allows a limited number of tourists.

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