Trip News: September 17, 2018

Willemstad, Curacao

Trip Pulse

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will open the sixth hotel under his “CR7” lifestyle hotel chain in Paris in 2021.

According to, the $70 million co-venture with Portuguese hotel group Pestana will culminate with a 210-room property located on Paris’ Left Bank on the southern side of the River Seine.


Trip Weekly

Hawaiian Airlines will launch flights between Honolulu and Boston on April 4.

The service will be the only one connecting Beantown with Hawaii nonstop. Hawaiian Airlines said Boston is currently the largest U.S. market without nonstop service to Hawaii.


The Straits Times

Animal conservation in Africa has suffered several setbacks in recent months, prompting experts at an African tourism conference this week in Cape Town to warn about the cost to the travel industry.

“Obviously it’s negative,” said the African Tourism Association’s (ATA) managing director Naledi Khabo, who spoke at the inaugural event organised by Airbnb.

“Whether it’s people or animals, you see them being killed or slaughtered in such a terrible manner – it has a negative impact.”


Trip Weekly

Six weeks before the first new Celebrity Cruises ship in a decade is set to be delivered, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. chairman Richard Fain showed off that ship, the Celebrity Edge, at the shipyard here, where it is nearing completion.

On a tour for top agents and journalists, Fain said curved shapes and asymmetry are the signature design features that will set the Edge apart from the pack.

Those design touches were evident in the Grand Plaza, an atrium-like space that is meant to be the hub that ties the ship together.

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