Trip News: September 26, 2018

Chapman's Peak Drive Cape Town

Channel NewsAsia

South Africa will ease some immigration rules, including agreeing visa waiver agreements with more countries, in an effort to boost investment and tourism, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday (Sep 25).

The changes are part of a broader economic turnaround programme announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week as his team seeks to drag Africa’s most developed economy out of recession.

 

Trip Weekly

Disney will launch a new date-based ticket-pricing scheme supported by an interactive calendar for its Florida theme parks, the company revealed on the Disney Parks Blog. The new online system at the consumer site

DisneyWorld.com will be complemented by a parallel trade version for travel advisers and wholesalers at DisneyTripAgents.com. Both systems will go live Oct. 16 and allow booking through December 2019.

 

USA Today

Winter is coming for all “Game of Thrones” buffs.

As fans (not so) patiently wait for the eighth and final season to premiere in 2019, HBO announced Monday that several iconic sets in Northern Ireland featured in the Emmy Award-winning series will be transformed into tourist attractions next year.

 

CNET

On Monday, Alaska Airlines announced that it will start carrying the Allosky VR headset as a form of in-flight entertainment for first class flyers. Alaska will begin piloting the program on its Seattle-Boston and Boston-San Diego routes. SkyLights’ Allosky lets you watch 2D, 3D and 360-degree films in Full HD. Passengers will be able to watch movies such as Three Billboards, Ready Player One and Ferdinand. The headset will also come preloaded with a handful of forward-facing 360-degree videos, with topics ranging from classical music to acrobatics and free diving.

 

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