Travel News: April 23, 2019

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Sri Lanka Tourism Industry Braces for Fallout from Terror Attacks
Travel Pulse

In the wake of Sunday’s terrorist attacks that left 290 people dead and hundreds more injured, tourists are scrambling to leave Sri Lanka.

A new report from Bloomberg says hotels in the country are now bracing for the fallout from the coordinated terrorist event which encompassed luxury hotels and churches and represents the worst violence in Sri Lanka since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

 

Allegiant requests permission to launch scheduled Mexico routes
Travel Weekly

Allegiant Air aims to make Mexico its first international market.

On Monday, the discount carrier filed an application with the Department of Transportation for authority to operate scheduled service to Mexico.

 

Disneyland’s $763 Rooms Are All That’s Left for Star Wars Debut
Bloomberg

Walt Disney Co.’s three hotels at Disneyland are selling out, with only $763-a-night rooms left for the May 31 opening day of the new Star Wars land.

In a first for Disney parks, the company is requiring reservations to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from opening day until June 23. Guests at the company’s hotels in Anaheim, California, will be guaranteed entry at a certain time. Disneyland.com will begin taking reservations for nonhotel guests at 10 a.m. Pacific time on May 2, the company said Monday.

 

Dubai’s Escape From Economic Funk Hinges on Retail, Tourism
Bloomberg

Dubai is looking to retail and tourism to break free of its weakest economic expansion in almost a decade.

Growth in the city’s gross domestic product is set to accelerate to 2.1 percent in 2019 and 3.8 percent the following year before slowing to 2.8 percent in 2021, according to projections released on Sunday by the emirate’s department of economic development. GDP expanded only 1.9 percent in 2018, substantially below forecasts made by the International Monetary Fund.

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