Travel News: January 3, 2019

Chichen Itza

Mexican Officials Double Entrance Fee To Chichen Itza
Travel Pulse

The ruins of Chichen Itzá in Mexico are widely considered among the most popular, and most important, archeological tourist draws in the world.

Now it’s going to cost visitors a little more to visit the area.

The government of the Yucatan state, where Chichén Itzá is located, has announced that effective immediately the cost to enter the hallowed zone of the ruins is increasing from 242 pesos to 480 pesos.


Carnival to charge for most room service
Travel Weekly

Carnival Cruise Line will all but eliminate free room service meals starting in mid-January.

The brand had been one of the last to offer the amenity at most times of the day.

Previously, Carnival assessed an a la carte fee of $2 to $6 on room service menu items ordered from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Now, the a la carte charges will be applied in the afternoon and evening. “Charges apply to lunch, dinner and late-night menu items while continental breakfast will continue to be offered free of charge,” said a statement on Carnival’s website.


New countries added to popular Europe rail pass for 2019
USA Today

Heads up, European travelers: You can add a few more destinations to your itinerary if you’re traveling via the Eurail Global Pass this year.

The Eurail Global Pass will now include Great Britain, Lithuania and Macedonia, allowing unlimited train travel in 31 countries.


Shinola Opens Shinola Hotel in Downtown Detroit

Shinola, a Detroit-based manufacturer of luxury watches, bicycles and leather goods, has opened the doors to its latest product involving American ingenuity – a hotel.

Located in downtown Detroit’s Central Business District, Shinola Hotel is the first hospitality concept for Shinola and has begun taking stays as of today, January 2, 2019.

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