Travel News: October 4, 2017


Keys Collection Hotels Reopens in Florida
Travel Pulse

Slowly but surely Florida is on the road to recovery and progress can be seen in the Florida Keys.

After being hit extremely hard by Hurricane Irma, on October 1, Florida’s Monroe County officially allowed visitors to return. In further good news for the area, the Keys Collection hotels announced that its four properties have reopened.


Caribbean islands untouched by storms reach out to visitors
Travel Weekly

Irma and Maria have moved on after triggering 16 days of havoc in the northeastern Caribbean.

Now the eight or so stricken islands are left wondering if the tourists might move on, too. After all, there are 30-plus Caribbean island destinations offering a plethora of white-sand beaches, amazing resorts, adventure-filled attractions and an abundance of rum, cigars and beach bars.

It’s probable that the islands most damaged will suffer a tourist drop for a year or so until roofs are mended, power is restored, building codes are strengthened, internet can be guaranteed, airports reopen, roads get rebuilt and lush vegetation returns.



Backed by former Midwest Express CEO, OneJet expands in Milwaukee
USA Today

OneJet, an upstart outfit that flies small business jets between medium-sized cities, is turning its expansion eye to the Midwest. The company already counts Pittsburgh as a base. Now it’s adding Milwaukee.

OneJet, a public charter company whose flights are flown by a contract operator, thinks it can succeed by offering non-stop routes that have been axed by major airlines during a wave of airline mergers during the past decade.


American tourist returns sand and rock to Iceland with apology note
Lonely Planet Travel News

While taking home hotel toiletries is common on vacation, a mother and her 11-year-old daughter felt so bad after they took home some sand and a pebble from a beach in Iceland, they sent them back to the country through the postal service. The Icelandic Tourist Board posted a picture of the returned items on its Facebook page, along with a note of explanation.


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By: Matt Long

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