Travel News: January 21, 2019

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Bali to Impose $10 Tax on Foreign Tourists, Jakarta Post Reports

Indonesia’s resort island of Bali is set to impose a $10 levy on foreign tourists to preserve its environment and culture, The Jakarta Post reported, citing Governor Wayan Koster.

The provincial government is deliberating whether the tax, which won’t be imposed on Indonesian citizens, will be collected as part of the airline ticket or at counters at the airport, Koster told the newspaper.


Aer Lingus unveils new logo and livery
Travel Weekly

Irish carrier Aer Lingus introduced a new logo and livery that it hopes will strengthen its position as an international brand.

The first refresh of the Aer Lingus livery in 20 years sports a look that is distinctly Irish, though less obtusely so than the carrier’s long-standing aircraft exterior.

Still highlighting the new livery is the Irish shamrock. But on planes and other platforms across the Aer Lingus brand, the shamrock will now have a forward tilt, which the carrier said symbolizes dynamism and speed.


MLK Jr. Park to Reopen Thanks to Delta Air Lines Donation
Travel Pulse

With the government shutdown, all national parks and historical sites are shut down and that included the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park.

However, thanks to Delta Air Lines, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park will reopen its doors just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Delta Air Lines Foundation gave the National Parks Service an $83,500 grant to reopen the national park in Atlanta starting today, January 19. It will remain open until February 3rd.


Brazil Poised to Boost US Visitors in 2019

Brazilian government and tourism officials are positioning the country for a significant boost in visits from its largest international market, the United States. Recently elected president Jair Bolsonaro said earlier this week, the country will eliminate visa requirements for American visitors. The announcement follows initiatives enacted last year to boost U.S. travel to South America’s largest country.

The visa plan is part of a government strategy to double Brazil’s international visits to 12 million annual visitors by 2022, said tourism minister Marcelo Alvaro Antonio.

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