Trip News: June 11, 2018

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Trip Weekly

The travel industry was still absorbing the news on Friday that celebrated chef and travel series star Anthony Bourdain, a man who arguably propelled the foodie travel movement into the mainstream, has died.

“No one was traveling for food before Anthony Bourdain; now nearly everyone is a foodie traveler and, in my opinion, that is due in full to him and the work he did. The food world was lucky to have him,” said Laura Lynch of Savored Journeys. “Anthony Bourdain had a unique ability to take authentic food experiences that felt obscure and intangible, and make them possible for the every day traveler.”

Bourdain, 61, was found dead at a hotel in the Alsace region of France, news media reported. The cause of death was reported to be suicide.

 

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Trip Pulse

From Alaska to Italy and the oceans between, Celebrity Cruises is excited to celebrate Pride Month by hosting its second annual Pride Party at Sea, with Olympic Bronze Medalist Adam Rippon and two-time men’s figure skating Olympian Johnny Weir serving as ambassadors for this year’s festivities.

To kick-off the party, Celebrity also hosted a pride parade at sea on board each ship. Festivities began on board Celebrity Constellation and Celebrity Reflection on June 5, in Sicily, Italy, and Cartagena, Spain, respectively.

 


USA Today

Would you want to fly eight hours or more on a airplane with no windows?

That could be the future of flying, says Emirates airlines president Tim Clark. Instead of real windows on the outside of the plane, passengers may instead look at images streamed onto a virtual window that’s only on the inside of the cabin.

“Imagine now a fuselage as you’re boarding with no windows, but when you get inside, there are windows,” Clark said to BBC News. “Now you have one fuselage which has no structural weaknesses because of windows.

The aircraft are lighter, the aircraft could fly faster, they’ll burn far less fuel and fly higher.”

 


Voice of America

From summit-themed burgers and online scalpers peddling “World Peace” medallions and “Peace Out from Lion City” T-shirts, Singaporeans are cashing in on a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

The buzz around the Trump-Kim summit Tuesday has stirred Singaporeans’ entrepreneurial spirit and raised hopes of a tourism dividend long after the summit dust settles.

One person is trying to sell his weekend reservations at the Shangri-La Hotel, mentioned in media as the possible lodging of one of the leaders, at three times the price.

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