Travel News: September 15, 2017

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Iconic Stretch of California’s Highway 1 Closed Until 2018
Travel Pulse

California’s Highway 1 winds past some of the state’s most stunning scenery including miles of steep cliffs that offer breathtaking views of the mountainous coastline and ocean.

Some of the most beautiful stretches of the road are located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which for years has attracted travelers from around the world who come to drive with the top down soaking in the region’s picturesque beauty.

But unfortunately for visitors, that famous drive will continue to be off-limits until 2018.


St. Thomas and St. John face a lengthy recovery
Travel Weekly

St. Thomas and St. John took a catastrophic blow from Hurricane Irma, and it will take a long while for those Caribbean islands to bounce back.

The Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas was left in shambles, although the airport tentatively set a Sept. 16 reopening for relief and supply flights.


Icelandair adds Dallas/Fort Worth, taking on Icelandic rival WOW
USA Today

Two weeks ago, no airlines offered non-stop flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Iceland. Now, there are two.

The latest is Icelandair, which said on Tuesday that it will begin flying between DFW and Reykjavik, Iceland. The year-round service will launch May 30, with the carrier offering four flights a week on 183-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Connections to about three-dozen cities will be available via the carrier’s hub at Keflavik Airport near Reykjavik.


Key West Hopes to Reopen to Tourists by October 20
Condé Nast Traveler

Days after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida and left 15 million people without power, the state is beginning to grapple with its long-term effects. Earlier this week, county officials in the Florida Keys announced that the chain of islands would be closed to tourists “until further notice.” Though the wind has stopped, there is no fuel, electricity, running water, or cell service. The Key West tourism website encourages visitors to postpone their trips until infrastructure assessments, such as inspections of bridges, is complete.

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