Travel News: November 26, 2018

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Bali resort bans smartphones from poolside to enforce relaxation
The Guardian

Does a hotel pool even exist if you don’t put it on social media?

It’s a question one Bali resort is encouraging its guests to put to the test by banning phones and mobile devices by the pool, in a bid to encourage people to absorb their surroundings rather than staring at a screen.

The enforced “digital detox ruling” at Ayana Resort in Bali, which extends to all smartphones and digital devices, is an an attempt to forcibly untether people from the global addiction of checking the news, compulsively taking photos, updating social media and replying to emails even when on holiday.

 

Carnival Changes Policy, Passengers Caught Smoking Could Be Kicked Off Cruise
Travel Weekly

Carnival Cruise Line announced changes to its Tobacco and Marijuana Smoking Policy, including the possibility of passengers being removed from ships if caught smoking on their cabin balconies.

According to Carnival’s official website, the cruise line’s updated policy now warns customers that anyone caught smoking in non-specified areas will be fined $500 and face the possibility that the passenger and all guests staying in the same cabin could be asked to leave the ship at the next port of call.

 

Airports use pet dogs to calm jittery flyers
Travel Weekly

On a recent Monday morning at Denver Airport, dog handler Wendy Rouder was walking the terminal with Biju, her 11-year-old bichon-poodle mix. Attired in a checkered vest that commanded “Pet Me,” Biju was a center of attention.

On this late October day, Biju was just one of 15 dogs scheduled to show up at Denver Airport on behalf of the Canine Airport Therapy Squad (CATS) program, which is celebrating its third anniversary.

CATS is just one of several dozen pet-therapy programs at U.S. airports, but with 114 enrolled dogs, as well as one cat, it has already become the largest such program in the country.

 

Hotels, travel companies roll out more deals for Cyber Monday
USA Today

Cyber Monday deals are continuing to roll out in the travel industry today and through the end of Monday.

A number of hotels throughout the country are throwing out sales that can mean discounts of more than 50 percent on average daily rates.

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