Travel News: April 22, 2019

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Easter Sunday bombs kill more than 50 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels

More than 52 people have died and nearly 300 were injured in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday when three churches and three hotels were hit by explosions.

Colombo National Hospital Director Samindi Samrakoon said she knew of at least 20 deaths and 280 people injured.


Delta Breaks Ground on New Terminal at LAX
Travel Pulse

Demolition has officially started on Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport, commencing the first phase of construction on the $1.86 billion Delta Sky Way project.

Delta employees along with representatives from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), contractor Hensel Phelps, and design firms Gensler and Arup gathered for a celebratory event to mark the milestone in the project, which will modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B).


U.S. sets 97% goal for airport biometrics
Travel Weekly

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Customs and Border Protection is working toward implementation of biometric exit technology to cover more than 97% of departing commercial air travelers within the next four years.

The goal is outlined in the department’s “Fiscal Year 2018 Entry/Exit Overstay Report.”

As of September 2018, 15 U.S. airports were using facial-recognition technology to confirm travelers as they leave the country.


San Francisco considering a toll to drive down Instagram-favourite Lombard Street
Lonely Planet Travel News

Tourists may soon have to pay as much as $10 (€8.91/£7.69) to drive down the world-famous Lombard Street in San Francisco.

Lombard Street claims to be the “crookedest street in the world” and the escalating road with the celebrated zig-zags is one of the most popular spots for Instagram snaps with tourists in San Francisco. But access to the street could become restricted after city and state officials announced on Monday plans to allow the city to establish a toll and reservation system for the scenic thoroughfare.

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