Travel News: March 6, 2018

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Luxury Collection Resort to Open in Los Cabos in June
Travel Pulse

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts will open its first Los Cabos property in June of this year, Solaz Resort.

It is the newest hotel to debut in the Luxury Collection’s expansion in Mexico, which now includes seven resorts in Baja California Sur, Campeche, Mexico City and Yucatan.


Midweek nor’easter to bring heavy snow, cause travel disruptions

While the midweek storm will not become as powerful as the recent bomb cyclone, part of the northeastern United States can expect renewed power outages, heavy snow and widespread travel disruptions.

The storm that dumped heavy snow on the northern Plains will fizzle over the eastern Great Lakes and central Appalachians Tuesday into Tuesday night.

However, the storm is projected to reorganize and strengthen along the coast as many storms often do from Wednesday into Thursday.


Radisson introduces premium brand, overhauls loyalty program
Travel Weekly

Radisson Hotel Group, the hotel company formerly known as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has launched a new premium brand and overhauled its loyalty program.

Radisson said Monday that it will do away with the struggling Quorvus Collection, a soft brand that launched in 2014 but produced just three hotels, and replace it with the Radisson Collection in June.

The company described Radisson Collection as a premium brand with “luxurious amenities.”


Tourism slump continues in Las Vegas months after mass shooting

Las Vegas tourism leaders revived the famous “What happens here, stays here” slogan three months after a mass shooting on the Strip, but gaming revenue and visitation numbers remain depressed in the tourist destination.

In January, total visitation to the city dropped 3.3 percent, while gaming revenue from the Strip slumped by 8.89 percent, the steepest percentage drop among all Nevada gambling markets for the month — and the biggest for the Strip since the Oct. 1 shooting at a country-music festival that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more.

But tourism and gaming officials attributed much of the decline to factors beyond the mass shooting, including the month having one less weekend compared to January 2017 and the shift of the lunar new year to February.

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