This week in travel news…2014-09-17
The best cruise lines for comedy
Fran Golden, USA Today
Cruise ship comedy used to be a joke. No more. Today top-rated comics and comedy acts vie for the steady work, good money and solid crowds.
Cruise lines typically have some family friendly comedy shows that are expletive free. But that rule doesn’t necessarily apply at late-night, adults-only shows – which feature more or less the same comedy fare you’ll find in clubs on land (though opinionated politics jokes may be muted). Read more.
Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea
Steven Borowiec , LA Times
It’s the kind of publicity that would seemingly scare off sightseers: A trio of U.S. citizens detained in North Korea pleading for help last week in brief, rarely granted media interviews. Read more.
5 overlooked world treasures
Katia Hetter, CNN
You’ve already hiked up to Machu Picchu and climbed up and down the thousands of stairs of the Great Wall of China. We bet you’ve also stood awestruck before the Hagia Sofia and the Taj Majal. Read more.
Cheers! Another Cruise Line Brews Own Craft Beer
Theresa Norton Maser, TravelPulse
Cruising and beer have always gone hand-in-hand. Now, however, it appears that the guzzlers appreciate the fancier brews, and Princess Cruises is the latest cruise line to give it to them. Read more.
Let’s Celebrate Global Tourism’s Contributions on September 27 – World Tourism Day
Ed Fuller, Forbes
Later this month, on September 27, people around the world will mark World Tourism Day as they have every year since 1980. That’s the day the United Nations designated as the one on which we recognize the positive contributions that global tourism makes each day to the world’s economic, cultural, political and social life. Read more.
How the new Apple innovations may change travel
Mark Murphy, FoxNews
Apple’s announcement last week about its new iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Apple Pay should be exciting for travelers for all the new functionality it will give people. Read more.