Travel News: October 25, 2017

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Star Alliance boarding passes accessible on United app
Travel Weekly

United customers now can use the carrier’s app to receive boarding passes when making connections to United partners.

“As we continue to make improvements to the United app, we found that simply allowing our customers to access boarding passes for their entire itinerary within the same app made a big difference,” United chief customer officer Kate Gebo said.

 

Search Airport Terminals with Improved Apple Maps
Travel Pulse

One improved feature from the Apple iOS 11 update is gaining a lot of attention from travelers.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the improved Maps app allows users to locate terminals, gate numbers, security checkpoints, baggage claim areas, stores, restrooms, restaurants and other key locations inside airports across the United States.

 

National Park Service proposes steep fee hike at popular parks
USA Today

The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the U.S. West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects.

Visitors to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and other national parks would be charged $70 per vehicle, up from the fee of $30 for a weekly pass. At others, the hike is nearly triple, from $25 to $70.

 

The world’s 5 fastest growing cities for tourism are all in China
CNBC

The world’s top 10 fastest growing tourism cities are all in Asia, according to new data from the World Travel and Tourism Council.

The Council’s latest “City Travel and Tourism Impact” report shows that Asian cities will be at the forefront of tourism growth over the next decade, and that’s especially true for those in China.

The city of Chongqing in southwest China tops the list on the latest study, with 14 percent growth per year. That’s closely followed by Guangzhou at 13.1 percent.

“The strong Chinese domestic market is behind the growth of cities such as Chongqing and Guangzhou which rely on spend from Chinese nationals for 94.5 percent and 89.1 percent of their Travel & Tourism GDP respectively,” the report said.

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