Travel News: May 27, 2019

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Hard Rock Unveils Plans for World’s Only Guitar Shaped Hotel in Florida
Travel Pulse

Hard Rock hotels have long been wowing guests with edgy, memorabilia-filled properties, but now the brand is taking that effort to an entirely new level.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida has just announced plans for a sweeping $1.5 billion expansion that will include three new hotel towers, one of which is to be the world’s only guitar-shaped hotel tower.


United Airlines will cancel more Boeing 737 Max flights

United Airlines now plans to cancel all flights involving Boeing 737 Max planes until August — a month longer than previously announced.

The airline expects to cancel roughly 2,400 flights in June and July, a large chunk of the busy summer travel season.


Thailand plans to impose health insurance fee on tourists by end of 2019
The Punch

The Thai government is planning to impose a three dollar fee on tourists by the end of 2019 to cover their health insurance, a tourism official said.

The new measure, expected to take effect in six months, is necessary and will not adversely affect the country’s booming tourism industry, Tourism Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Chote Trachu told reporters on Friday.


Virgin Trains USA Starts Rail Project Between Orlando and South Florida
Travel Pulse

Officials from Virgin Trains USA announced it has developed a team of builders to design and build new tracks between West Palm Beach and Orlando International Airport.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the privately-owned passenger-rail company revealed the first phase of construction would include three miles of track and related infrastructure from the Florida airport.

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