Happy Easter! followsummer Travel News for March 27th, 2016
How The Brussels Attacks Have Affected River Cruise Travel
Sadly, the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium are causing many travel interruptions, and with the capital city featuring on several river cruise itineraries, a handful of cruise lines are releasing online statements updating travelers as to their current and future plans in the region. In many cases, alternate plans are being offered without penalty.
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The World’s Best Airport Is Getting Ready to Double in Size
In ancient times, all roads led to Rome but in 2016 most roads — or flight paths — in Asia and beyond lead to Singapore’s Changi Airport, a Southeast Asian hub that will double its annual capacity in 10 years to more than 135 million travelers spread across two new terminals.
Changi has connections to 116 cities and 29 countries in Asia-Pacific and 320 cities in 70 countries overall. Any changes or improvements it makes touches a lot of passengers flying through the airport and region on one of 100 airlines with service to the airport. Changi’s passenger experience, which it’s won nearly 500 awards for, helped establish the entire Singapore brand, not just that of the airport.
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ICYMI: Destinations Promote Tourism and Tech Culture With Pop-Up ‘Houses’ at SXSW Austin
Sweden’s tourism and economic development agencies wanted a lively outdoor venue to promote themselves at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin last week, above and beyond the Nordic Europe booth located on the trade show floor. So the Swedish group, along with a small share of other Scandinavian organizations, took over the Waller Creek Boathouse next to Four Seasons Austin and converted it into the Nordic Lighthouse for the 5-day festival. Sweden then branded its specific programming as the Swedish Affair at SXSW 2016.
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