Hurricane warning for Jamaica as Tropical Storm Sandy strengthens
The government of Jamaica issued a hurricane warning for the Caribbean island nation Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Sandy gains strength and moves closer to the country’s southern coast.
At 10 a.m. CDT, Sandy was about 300 miles south-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm was moving to the north-northeast at 5 mph. Forecasters expect it to gain speed as it approaches the island.
Thanksgiving flights will cost more this year
If you’re still planning to fly home for Thanksgiving, prepare to pay more than you did last year.
Travel booking site Travelocity has reviewed fares for flights between Nov. 17 and 27 and found that the average domestic round trip will cost $386, including taxes.
That’s nearly 9% more than the same period in 2011, and a fare increase similar to what travelers saw if they flew during the Fourth of July holiday this summer.
Marburg Fever Haunts Uganda’s Tourism Industry
It seems that confirmed news of death of some four people in the Kabale District in Southwestern Uganda has sent fears in Uganda’s tourism industry of potential consequences of Marburg Fever. It was told that post Ebola outbreak in Uganda’s Kibale district, a toursist visa was denied and there are chances of many more to be refused too looking at the severity of the disease unless they have taken Yellow Fever inoculations on their own. They would have to show the certificate too in case they have fulfilled the condition to the authorities concerned.
Rome bans eating in tourist areas
San Francisco Chronicle
If the guys I play bocce with are any indication, eating and sitting around are two of Italy’s national pastimes — just don’t do it in Rome.
A city which prizes it’s culinary culture and a laid-back way of life has banned eating at public monuments like the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the Colosseum according to the New York Times:
“[The] measure outlaws eating and drinking in areas of “particular historic, artistic, architectonic and cultural value” in Rome’s center, to better protect the city’s monuments, which include landmarks…Fines range all the way up to $650 for culinary recidivists.”