Travel News: May 15, 2019

Alaska

Cruise Passengers Killed in Plane Crash During Excursion in Alaska
Travel Pulse

The United States Coast Guard has provided more information on the plane crash that left four people confirmed dead and two missing in Alaska.

According to KTUU.com, a Princess Cruises’ spokesperson said initially that five people had died, but officials in charge of the Coast Guard’s search and rescue team provided the updated information.

 

Cannes’ Famous Hotels Have Undergone More Than $1 Billion in Renovations
Travel+Leisure

The Cannes Film Festival is, undoubtedly, one of the most glamorous events of the year.

About 40,000 people will visit the city on the French coast to watch some of the year’s best films, spot celebrities, and bask in the glamour of the French Riviera. And guests at this year’s festival (which begins Tuesday) may be treated to an even more glamorous experience than years past.

Historic hotels in Cannes have invested about $1 billion in renovations for five-star accommodations this year.

 

Paris Notre Dame cathedral rebuilding plans begin
USA TODAY

The locals and tourists are back at the tables outside Le Quasimodo Notre Dame, the cafe’s orange awning competing with the conical pink blossoms of the flowering horse chestnut trees shading Rue d’Arcole.

Down the block, people cluster around the frozen showcases of the Amorino ice cream shop.

Steps away, souvenir stores are overflowing with the usual assortments of Paris trinkets, from buckets of Eiffel Towers in varying colors and sizes to snow globes jammed with the city’s landmarks.

 

Whale Shark Experiences May Soon Change in Mexico for Environmental Reasons
Travel Pulse

An appeal has been made to Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to restrict the number of dives that tourists can have with whale sharks.

Authorities from the Reserva de la Biosfera del Tiburon Ballena or the Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve and Isla Bonita created a new policy plan that requires tourists to use life jackets and only have two dives per whale shark experience.

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