Travel agenda: Costa Favolosa named, Trump Panama opens

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The Costa Favolosa is named in a glittering celebration in Trieste, Italy this weekend, honoring the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification. On July 6, all eyes will be looking up in Panama, as the new Trump Hotel & Tower, the tallest building in Latin America, opens its doors for the first time.

Costa Favolosa naming ceremony
July 2
Trieste, Italy

The 15th ship in Costa's fleet offers space for 3,800 guests and new features such as the on-board water park, new jacuzzi rooms and a club area for teenagers. The ship will be named ahead of a three-day vernissage cruise departing from Venice on July 4, calling at Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Koper (Slovenia).

Trump Panama Opens
July 6
Panama City, Panama

The Donald's back, this time in the red-hot Panama hotel business. The new Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama soars into the sky by the waterfront of the Punta Pacifica and is the largest hotel in Latin America. Opening rates start at an impressive $279 a night.

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40th Royal International Air Tattoo
July 16-17
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK

The Royal International Air Tattoo welcomes daredevil flyers from all over the world to the English countryside for a weekend of airborne thrills. The show sees aircraft from the British and American armed forces joined by teams from all over the world, along with a concert and "Motormania" auto show.

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Celebrity Silhouette launched
July 21
Hamburg, Germany

The 2,886-passenger Celebrity Silhouette will be launched from the port of Hamburg, ushering in several innovative new features such as the open-air Lawn Club Grill, treehouse-like "nests" for relaxation and an art studio with instructors.