Get ready to sail to Cuba! Virgin Voyages announced Wednesday it has formally signed the contract to sail to Cuba in 2020.
Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin and Vice President Diana Block-Garcia sat down with officials from by La Habana Cruise Port for a ceremonial celebration of the signing Tuesday.
Hawaiian Airlines’ newest route will test passengers’ sitting muscles.
The airline launched nonstop flights this week between Honolulu and Boston, which it says is “the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in US history.”
It takes about 10 hours to travel from Honolulu to Boston. The return flight takes about 11.5 hours.
Airbnb Under Fire After Family Finds Hidden Camera
Airbnb is under fire following an initially tepid response after a family traveling through Europe found a hidden camera in a Cork, Ireland home they rented.
The camera, concealed in what the family said was either a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector, was live streaming.
If that wasn’t shocking and unsettling enough, what happened next was—it took the family, who immediately moved to a nearby hotel, more than two weeks to resolve the issue and only after shaming Airbnb by posting about the encounter on Facebook.
Choosing his words carefully, former Mexico president Felipe Calderon expressed “respect” for current president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador but urged him to “reflect” on the importance of tourism to
Mexico’s economy and perhaps “reverse” his decisions to dissolve the Mexico Tourism Board, cancel the partially constructed Mexico City airport and to build a tourist train through traditional Mayan homelands.
Calderon knows firsthand what it is like to reverse policies that could be detrimental to tourism. As president, he had first proposed moving the responsibilities of tourism secretary to a subcabinet position.
Subsequently, he not only changed his mind, but became a champion of tourism, throwing himself into promotional efforts.