Weekly Travel News

By Ricky
Last Updated: 2022-10-19

There is plenty of luxury travel news as ever this, so sit back as we bring you all that you need to know – if it’s not here then it is not worth knowing!

New Transatlantic Flights Get Green Light 

The US government has granted a foreign air carrier permit to Norse Atlantic UK. The low-cost airline is aiming to replicate Norwegian Air which was one of the victims of the COVID pandemic. Like Norwegian, Norse will operate out of Gatwick and serve direct fights between the UK and USA. With a fleet of Dreamliners offering premium and economy classes, the airline will focus on three different types of fares – light, classic and plus. It remains to be seen if Norse Atlantic can make a success of the route in a crowded market with big-hitters British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and JetBlue already serving the same trans-Atlantic route.

Ritz-Carlton launches £5,000-a-week luxury yacht cruises

Ever wondered what it is like to holiday on a billionaire’s yacht? Well, luxury holidaymakers now have the chance to experience it for themselves with Ritz-Carlton’s latest offering. Evrima, launched by the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, costs a minimum of £5000 per week and gives up to 298 people the chance to experience a restaurant designed by a three-Michelin-starred chef plus six others, numerous pools, 24-hour service, a champagne bar and cigar room, a nightclub much more. Delayed by three years due to the COVID pandemic, the yacht’s maiden voyage will depart from Barcelona, Spain, to Nice in France, on 15 October. According to The Guardian, the yacht offers two-story loft cabins and an owner’s suite which boasts a dining area and two bathrooms. Demand is said to be high with winter cruises already sold out.

Morocco returns to 70% of the pre-pandemic travel market

Morocco has seen its tourism sector recover to 70% of 2019 levels. The country welcomed 13 million arrivals in 2019, of which 600,000 were Brits arriving on carriers such as Ryanair and EasyJet. As of February this year, figures were at 70% of this previous rate which is good news for tourism bosses in the country who have recently launched their latest campaign, Morocco, Kingdom of Light, which aims to appeal to a new generation of travellers by showcasing a “contemporary, dynamic” nation. With Marrakesh still a huge draw, the nation will hope to increase visitors to other parts of the country including Fez and the beach resort of Agadir.