Travel News: May 7, 2019

Vancouver Canada

Experts Warn Summer Travelers To Be Wary Of Measles
Travel Pulse

Doctors and health experts across the country are warning summer travelers to take precautions with the measles outbreak at a 25-year high in the U.S.

More than 700 people in 22 states have contracted measles, the most cases in 25 years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but outbreaks overseas have brought them to America. New York has been especially hit hard with 200 cases.

 

Boeing didn’t tell airlines that safety alert wasn’t on
Travel Weekly

Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn’t disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed.

The feature was designed to warn pilots when a key sensor might be providing incorrect information about the pitch of the plane’s nose.

 

Holland America cruise ships collide at Vancouver port
USA TODAY

Parking isn’t always easy, especially when your vehicle is a cruise ship.

Holland America Line found that out the hard way when two of its cruise ships collided at the Vancouver Port in British Columbia while one of the ships attempted to dock, according to reports.

 

Netherlands tries to control tourism boom
The Guardian

The tulips are being trampled, the people of Amsterdam squeezed out of their canal-side homes and the Netherlands’ most picturesque villages, famous for their windmills, swamped.

Now, with as many as 42 million people forecast to visit the country annually by 2030, up from 18 million in 2018, the Netherlands tourist board has had enough.

In a major shift, the board is moving its focus from promoting the country as a tourist destination to trying to manage the huge numbers coming in by plane, train and automobile.

A country of 17 million people can have too much of a good thing, it is suggested.

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