Trip News: July 30, 2018

Pyramids Egypt

BBC News

A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 14 people.

The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday.

The island attracts tourists from around the world due to its beaches and hiking trails, and is located about 40km (25 miles) east of Bali.

More than 160 people are injured and thousands of homes are damaged, officials say.


Trip Pulse

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has made public its interest in taking over Spain’s NH Hotel Group, positioning itself in a battle for the company with Thailand-based Minor International.

In a statement released on Hyatt’s website yesterday, President and CEO Mark Hoplamazian said the move is in keeping with the Chicago hotel company’s growth strategy.


WPLG Local 10

The rumors have been running rampant for months, but Universal has finally announced it is considering a fourth theme park at the company’s Orlando resort.

In fact, just last month, Universal trademarked the name “Fantastic Worlds” for use in amusement parks.

A new park would join Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay as part of the popular Universal resort.


Trip Skills

For 2019, Abercrombie & Kent has added 19 departures of its “Egypt & the Nile” itinerary citing “dramatic growth in demand.”

Seven dates have been added in the first quarter of 2019 and 12 in the fourth quarter, which is on top of the 37 Egypt departures A&K already had slated for next year.

The operator’s “Egypt & the Nile” tour is a small-group journey limited to 18 travelers, guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two guests.

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