Travel News: April 3, 2018

Luxury Travel By Brian Norton |

Turkish Airlines Expands Stopover ServiceTravel Pulse

Turkish Airlines has expanded its stopover service for travelers flying from U.S. gateways.

Passengers can enjoy Turkish Airlines fantastic service to destinations around the world, including Africa, Eastern Europe and Balkans, South Europe, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Russia, Iran and Kazakhstan and combine any of those places with a quick trip to Istanbul as well.


Carnival Traded a Teen a Free Cruise for His Snapchat HandleTravel & Leisure

Six years ago, a 9-year-old boy named Darian Lipscomb went on a Carnival cruise. To share the experience with his friends, he made his Snapchat handle @CarnivalCruise.

Via Snapchat, Lipscomb shared videos of himself tubing and zip lining across the cruise ship. Over the years, he has gone on several more Carnival cruises, documenting each one with the social media app.

Everything was going well until Carnival decided they wanted Lipscomb’s handle for their own social media promotion.


Rosewood resort with luxury tents opens in LaosTravel Weekly

A Rosewood resort has opened in a hilltop forest in north-central Laos, and it is the first Rosewood resort with luxury tents.

The Rosewood Luang Prabang has 23 guestrooms, including six luxury tent villas, each of which is located on a secluded hillside.

The resort also has a pool tucked between a forest and a natural waterfall. The hotel’s design cues are taken from the concept of an early 1900s “hill station” where French hosts would welcome travelers. To that end, rooms include vintage touches such as old newspaper clippings, Kodak cameras and local artifacts.


Singapore Airlines unveils new cabin interior for Boeing 787-10 ‘Dreamliner’USA Today

Singapore Airlines, known for its luxurious high-end service, unveiled its newest cabin interior here Wednesday morning (Tuesday evening New York  time).

The refreshed cabin — including a new “regional” business class seat — were shown to the public for the first time on the company’s brand-new Boeing 787-10 aircraft that arrived to Singapore after a 24-hour journey from Charleston, S.C.

Singapore’s new interior for the 337-seat plane includes 36 lie-flat seats in business-class and 301 in economy.

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