Travel News: October 16, 2017

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These Disney Hotels Are Now Pet-Friendly
Travel Pulse

Disney’s relationship with dogs has always been a little bit perplexing. For decades, fans have debated why lovable Pluto has to walk on all fours and beg for his dinner while bumbling Goofy gets to wear clothes and walk upright while enjoying the power of speech.

It’s unclear—given Disney’s strict no dogs allowed policy—whether Pluto or Goofy would have ever been allowed to spend the night at any of the Walt Disney World resorts.

But the times, they are a changing.

Starting October 15, for the first time ever, four Disney resort properties will be designated as “dog-friendly.”

 

Lufthansa acquiring Air Berlin assets to bolster Eurowings
Travel Weekly

Lufthansa has agreed to purchase portions of insolvent German airline group Air Berlin for $249 million.

The move comes two months after Air Berlin entered insolvency and just 16 days before the cessation of all Air Berlin-branded flights.

Lufthansa will purchase Air Berlin subsidiary Niki, a low-cost airline based in Austria, as well as Air Berlin’s regional subsidiary Walter, which now flies under the Air Berlin brand. European regulators must approve the sale.

 

Tourism is back in Puerto Rico, but with a focus on clean up
Yahoo Finance

It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico with sustained winds reaching 155 mph. The storm knocked out power to most of the island, caused extensive damage and claimed the lives of 45 people. Puerto Rico’s Department of Public Safety says 113 people are still unaccounted for.

While much of the island is still struggling to restore basic needs, like clean water, shelter and medical supplies, the tourism department is determined to get people back to work and focus on the future. During the recovery efforts, PRTC never really shut down. Instead, it developed a 90-day recovery plan and went into emergency mode — locating visiting tourists and helping them to evacuate via humanitarian flight or cruise ship.

Now tourism officials say it’s time for phase two of their plan: rebuilding.

 

Four Seasons And NetJets Team Up For A Luxurious Travel Experience
Forbes

Today, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and NetJets have announced that they are combining forces to bring their guests the pinnacle of luxury travel. The former has reigned as one of the leading hotel chains since it was founded in 1960, ushering in world-class service and impeccable properties that exude sophistication, attracting many in the upper echelons. The latter is the world’s largest private aviation company, operating about 700 planes, and are innovators in their own right, having introduced the shared aircraft ownership concept to the industry. NetJets has become a favorite amongst affluent jetsetters who also seek impeccable service, including discretion, exquisite dining options, and a seamless ground transportation experience.

 

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By: Matt Long

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