Travel News: January 16, 2019


Portugal’s tourism boom halted by Brexit, airport problems
Channel NewsAsia

Portugal’s long-running tourism boom is set to move decisively into reverse in 2019 due to capacity constraints at Lisbon airport and a drop in British visitors because of a Brexit-hit pound, Portugal’s biggest hotel group told Reuters.

Jose Theotonio, chief executive of the Pestana Group which operates 94 hotels, said he had already noticed a dip in British guests as they turn to markets like Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia where local currencies have depreciated more than sterling.


Boston Gets a New Four Seasons
Travel Pulse

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston is located within the brand new, 61-storey skyscraper in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and offers more than 10,000 square feet of total event space.

The newest in the Four Seasons family of hotels and resorts for meetings and events is ideally located in the heart of the Back Bay, home to Boston’s best shopping and dining.


CEO: WOW Air shrinks to 4 US cities as it ‘gets back to basics’
USA Today

WOW Air will shrink its number of U.S. destinations to just four this summer as it seeks to return to stable financial footing.

By summer, WOW’s only gateways in the United States will be Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Boston, Detroit and New Jersey’s Newark Liberty airport. It marks a retrenchment for the Icelandic budget carrier, which flew to more than a dozen U.S. cities as recently just mid-2018.


Tourism industry keeps historic Pearl Harbor site open during government shutdown
Hawaii News Now

A Pearl Harbor historic site now has enough money to remain open through the end of January as the government shutdown lingers on.

Pacific Historic Parks says Hawaii’s tourism industry has pledged more than $200,000 to keep the World War II Valor in the Pacific — the USS Arizona Memorial — open for now.

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