Travel News: May 9, 2019

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Jamaica Tourist Board Responds to State of Emergency Ongoing in Western Jamaica
Travel Pulse

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica recently declared a State of Public Emergency for the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover and St. James, “based on escalating criminal activity and threats to public safety and the rule of law,” according to the Embassy’s website.

“Expect to encounter increased police and military presence, checkpoints, and searches of persons and vehicles within the borders of the Westmoreland, Hanover, and St. James Parishes,” according to the Embassy.


DC’s International Spy Museum reboot set to thrill, educate visitors

Centuries of espionage, including its cloistered history, images and tradecraft, are set to go on display in D.C. on May 12.

The International Spy Museum complex, housed in an eye-catching glass and steel building in Southwest D.C., is a labyrinth of virtual and real sights and sounds that document the evolution of the sometimes dark and dangerous world of spying.


Hawaiian Airlines Is Banking On Growth in Japan
Motley Fool

Since the beginning of 2018, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) has focused its growth in the mainland-Hawaii market. The Hawaii-based carrier has used its new Airbus A321neos to add numerous flights in midsize West Coast-Hawaii markets, such as Portland-Kahului, Long Beach-Honolulu, and Oakland-Lihue. It also became the first airline to fly nonstop between Boston and Hawaii last month.

However, Hawaiian is facing “historically high levels” of industry capacity on domestic routes, which has undermined its unit revenue and profitability. As a result, Hawaiian appears to be shifting its growth focus back to Japan, its most important international market.


Disney CEO says tiered pricing working well for parks
Travel Weekly

Tiered ticket pricing is working for Disney parks, Disney CEO Bob Iger said during the company’s fiscal Q2 earnings call Wednesday.

“We have been very strategic at our approach to pricing over the last number of years, and it’s really paying off,” Iger said. “The results this quarter certainly are evidence of that. And what we’re trying to do basically is two things: to price according to demand, and in managing demand, try and spread out attendance so that we can preserve or improve the guest experience. It’s that simple.”

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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