Travel News: July 24, 2017

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U.S. to ban North Korea travel
Travel Weekly

One month after the death of U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier and amid high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, the State Department on Friday authorized a North Korea travel ban.

The State Department said it took action “due to safety and security concerns.”

A follow-up tweet stated that “U.S. citizens seeking to travel to North Korea for humanitarian or other purposes may apply for a special validation passport.”


Expedia Takes a Stand Against Animal Cruelty
Travel Pulse

Count Expedia among the travel companies who have taken a public stance against animal cruelty. The travel booking engine has announced that it will no longer sell “activities involving certain wildlife animal interactions.”

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has hailed that announcement as good news.


Enhanced security in effect on international flights to USA
USA Today

Airlines and security officials warned about tighter screening that went into effect Wednesday for hundreds of thousands of travelers who fly daily to the USA from hundreds of airports.

“Enhanced screening measures are in effect,” the Canadian Air Transport Security Association said in a warning to travelers. If selected for random additional screening, travelers will have to remove electronics from protective cases and turn them on. The association urged travelers to make sure devices are charged before traveling.


Disney Is Building the First Marvel Hotel in the World

It looks as though Stark Industries has a new property to add to its portfolio.

Disney’s Hotel New York, a 565-room, four-star hotel near Disneyland Paris’ Disneytown, will be overhauled to feature the props, drawings and costumes from Marvel television shows, cinematic films and comic books throughout.

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