Travel News Weekly Roundup: Week Ending September 21, 2012

Travel News Weekly Roundup: Week Ending September 21, 2012

Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Iris Sinilong

In case you missed it, here’s a quick roundup of what happened this week in the travel world.

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Trip Trivia celebrated its 5th anniversary earlier this week! Congratulations to Mario Mariusz Maj, this week’s grand prize winner! Mariusz will be taking 4 of his closest friends or family on a celebrity-style trip for 5 to Las Vegas. Thanks to everyone who’s played over the years — you’re the reason Trip Trivia is a success! Good luck to all our future players!

KX-947, in partnership with, is running a Dominican Republic Trip contest now through September 28, 2012. To enter, listen to KX-947 for the solicitation to call – caller #9 will qualify for the grand prize draw taking place on Monday, October 1, 2012.

Last chance to take advantage of super savings on Transat Holidays’ and Nolitours’ best early booking savings ever! Book before September 30 and pay only $100 deposit. Save $150.00 per person to spend on exactly what you want, when you want.

This Week’s Cruise News

Scenic Tours unveiled its 2013/2014 European River Cruising brochure earlier this week, boasting new itineraries, new ships, and even more luxurious features, including all-inclusive 5-star treatment to all its guests.

Through November 6, 2012, Princess Cruises is offering customers a chance to escape completely by giving away free Caribbean and West Coast Getaway cruises. The line is also offering a chance to win a cruise on the new Royal Princess.

Crystal Cruises has done it again, winning its 8th Travel Weekly magazine Magellan Awards this year – the most of any luxury line.

Random Travel News

Late last week, I was honoured to join travel partners and select media professionals for a private sneak peek into Trafalger’s 2013 First Class Europe & Britain brochure. The event took place at Yorkville’s Ciao restaurant.

Norwegian Cruise Line announced that The Rockettes will christen Norwegian Breakaway (the largest ship to homeport year-round in New York) on May 8, 2013. The partnership will include Norwegian Cruise Line as the designated “Official Cruise Line” of the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall, and as the “Official Partner” of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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Have a great weekend — safe & happy travels!

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