Travel News: August 28, 2017

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Despite warning, Mexican officials say resort areas are safe
Travel Weekly

Mexico tourism officials this week were working to protect their $20 billion tourism industry following a new U.S. travel warning that included some of the country’s most lucrative resort regions.

The updated warning advises travelers of increased homicide rates in the popular resort states of Baja California Sur, which includes Los Cabos, and the state of Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum, marking the first time the State Department issued such a warning for the popular resort regions.


Millennials Hardest Hit by Vacation Shaming
Travel Pulse

Who knew that asking for paid time off from one’s job could be such an emotionally-charged job in itself?

A new survey from travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance USA has found that Americans—and Millennials in particular—feel “nervous, guilty, afraid, and shameful” when requesting vacation time.

The Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index found that one in four Americans experienced these negative emotions, with Millennials the most likely to feel this way.


For new uniforms, United turns to Brooks Brothers, Tracy Reese and Carhartt
USA Today

What do Brooks Brothers, Carhartt and Tracy Reese have in common? They’re helping shape a new look for United Airlines.

United confirmed Thursday  that it has turned to the two iconic retailers and the high-end fashion designer to help it come up with new uniforms for all 70,000 of its front-line employees.

Once the process is completed, there’ll be a new look for United’s customer-facing staff – everyone from pilots and flight attendants to airport gate agents and ramp workers.


Luxury travel trends for 2018 from next-level private jets to millennial cruises
The Independent

The advent of the internet meant that click-to-book holidays became the norm. Now, travel agencies are reinventing themselves with striking design and fun in-store experiences to tempt experiential-hungry travellers back. In particular millennials, used to paying for personalised experiences such as fitness training or sartorial revamps from stylists, are taking note. Fancy a massage before plotting your next adventure? Select Collection ( in Stockholm has cool interiors by Jim Grundström and Alexander Lundfeldt, plus a day spa. Over in Munich, Atelier Voyage ( has an on-site wellness coach and physiotherapist, while at Pique Travel Design ( in Minneapolis there’s a rustic-lodge vibe (reclaimed wooden tables, roaring fireplace), plus a bar where you can sip pints from local brewery Excelsior Beer.

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