16 Jul Travel Talk: The Best Travel Items you Can Buy on Amazon Prime Day, the Best International Airlines & More
In this week’s segment of Travel Talk, we’re covering the the best travel deals you can find on Amazon Prime Day, the best international airlines for 2019 and Boeing’s 737 Max grounding until 2020. In addition, how the pop-up Taco Bell Hotel sold out in two minutes and Rick Steves’ new Climate Program which aims to make travel carbon neutral. Check them all out below!
Amazon Prime Day 2019: The Best Travel Items on Sale
There are only a few hours left to snag these items while they’re hot on Amazon Prime Day! Amazon Prime Day is a two-day event of explosive deals. This article covers Amazon Prime Day’s best travel deals, including luggage, headphones and more. Gear Junkie highlights some of their favorite heavily discounted travel-related items you can find on the site today. For instance, a fancy Lewis n Clark Eye Maks for 51% off – coming in at just $5. Another hot item is the Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones, which are 53% off with a cost of $140 during the sale. They are continuing to update this list up until the final hours of the sale – so check back before you make your final purchases!
The Top 10 International Airlines
This article from Travel + Leisure lists their readers’ picks for the best international airlines of 2019. This is part of their yearly World’s Best Awards survey. In this survey, T+L invites readers to vote on travel experiences around the globe and share their opinions on the best hotels, cities, spas, and airlines. In the airlines category, readers weighed in on carriers based on cabin comfort, service, food, customer service, and overall value. The top 3 international airlines for 2019 include Singapore Airlines in the #1 spot and Emirates in #2. Quatar Airways came in at #3. Head to the link below to see the full list.
Boeing’s 737 Max May Stay Grounded Until 2020, According to WSJ
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Boeing Co.’s 737 Max may stay grounded until 2020. This is months later than what has been previously reported by the plane maker to customers. This is what they told customers and media: “On Sunday, American Airlines Group Inc. said it would keep the jet off its schedule through Nov. 2, the fifth time the airline has adjusted its flights to accommodate the Max’s lengthening absence. United Airlines Holdings Inc. this week also removed the 737 Max from its schedule through early November.” Check out a full analysis of the WSJ article below, on Bloomberg.
Pop-Up Taco Bell Hotel Sells out In Two Minutes
“The Bell” is a new pop-up hotel created by Taco Bell in Palm Springs, California. It will open for an extended weekend in August. Reservations became available June 27, but the 70 rooms sold out in just 2 minutes! “The project, which is a takeover of the V Palm Springs Hotel at 333 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, Calif., was announced in May. Pricing started at $169 per night and was available for guests aged 18 and older.”
Read more about the taco-themed fun that guests will experience during their stay at the link below.
Rick Steves’ New Climate Program Aims to Make Travel Carbon Neutral
Travel Guide and expert Rick Steves, best known for his PBS travel show, is trying to balance his success by reducing the carbon footprint of all of those travelers he leads on holiday. He explains, “I want to stress, I’m not doing anything heroic. I just want to pay my fair share,” says Steves. “If I’m profiting off of making people fly to Europe to join my tours, then I should cover the cost of their flight to Europe and back to our environment.” Read more about his Climat Smart Commitment plan here.
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