Trip News: August 30, 2018

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Trip Weekly

Azamara Club Cruises’ first ship in over a decade was christened the Azamara Pursuit here in a dockside ceremony on Tuesday.

The godmothers of the 702-passenger ship were two influential executives in the travel trade media: Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Afar Media and Lucy Huxley, editor in chief of Trip Weekly UK.


Trip Pulse

Is there a link between not taking a vacation and depression?

A new study by Ipsos Public Affairs and Allianz Global Assistance identified “Vacation Deficit Disorder” through a Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), a clinically validated screening questionnaire that tests likely levels of depression.

A vacation deficit is defined as “Americans who think that an annual vacation is important, but who are not confident that they will take one this year.”
Vacation Deficit Disorder is the relationship between a lack of vacation and depression.


USA Today

It’s no secret that college football is big business.

That’s not lost on United Airlines, which says it’s using a mix of additional flights and bigger planes to boost capacity to college football hot spots such as State College, Pennsylvania; South Bend, Indiana; and Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Some major airports close to big universities – including Detroit, Oklahoma City and Columbus, Ohio – are also getting a season-long boost in capacity.

In total, United is adding flights on 17 of its routes to 11 airports near big-time football campuses. Eight other routes to six different airports are getting bigger aircraft. The changes take effect in September and will remain on the schedule through November.


Chicago Tribune

After Mexican officials discovered eight bodies in Cancun last week, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for the country. Not surprisingly, the incident has caused some travelers to reconsider vacationing on the Yucatán Peninsula. However, security experts and tourism officials say the area remains safe for foreign visitors.

The incident took place in Cancun – located in the state of Quintana Roo – in a downtown neighborhood miles from the tourist area of Zona Hotelera. Dario Flota, director general of the Quintana Roo Tourism Board, said foreigners typically do not venture into this part of town. Most travelers congregate along the 14-mile-long beach strip dense with high-rise hotels, restaurants and clubs.

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