Travel News: June 28, 2018

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You can now bid to buy Elvis Presley’s private jet; sold ‘as is’
USA Today

In the market for a vintage Lockheed Jetstar once owned by the King of Rock and Roll?

If so, you’re in luck. One of the private jets previously owned by Elvis Presley is now up for auction.

The plane is currently sitting at a boneyard in Roswell, New Mexico, where it’s been in storage for more than 35 years.

But buyer beware. The 56-year-old plane needs some work, unrestored and unaltered since Elvis last owned it. The touches added by Elvis include gold-tone hardware, custom woodwork and inlays, red velvet seats and red shag carpet.


Four Seasons Pop Down is Coming to City of Brotherly Love
Travel Pulse

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts the world’s leading luxury hospitality company has revealed the next locations of Pop Down, the company’s global series of events that invite people to experience Four Seasons artistry and craftsmanship in unexpected settings around the world.

The Pop Down concept, created by and singular to Four Seasons, transforms surprising spaces and celebrates the mastery and talent of Four Seasons people to produce one-of-a-kind immersive events and experiences.


Mandarin Oriental signs on to Grand Cayman hotel project
Cayman Compass

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced Wednesday that it will manage the long-planned luxury resort and residences at Beach Bay, Grand Cayman.

The Hong Kong-based group has agreed on a deal with New York-based Melkonian Capital Management, which has been planning a major project at the site in Bodden Town since 2014.

The Mandarin Oriental, Grand Cayman, will be a 100-room beachfront resort with 89 branded residences, opening in 2021, according to the hotel chain.


Tourists’ visits to Ireland up 7.6% in 2018
Irish Times

The number of tourists visiting Ireland for the first five months of this year increased by 7.6 per cent on the same period last year , according to the latest Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The new figures, released on Wednesday, show the State had a total of 3.8 million visitors from overseas so far this year, with the largest boost from North America with an increase of 12.4 per cent and and mainland Europe at 12.3 per cent.

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