Travel News: May 29, 2019

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All Major US Airlines Commit To UN Climate Plan Outside of Paris Agreement

All major United States airlines and most smaller air carriers have voluntarily committed to a climate-mitigation plan that’s independent of the Paris Agreement, the Federal Aviation Administration reported last week.

“It’s a lot,” said Dan Williams, the environmental protection specialist tasked with implementing the program for the FAA. “It’s more than 97 percent of the total for the international fuel use for operators, and therefore emissions.”


Hyatt to Expand Luxury Portfolio in Asia Pacific with 21 New Hotels by 2020
Yahoo Finance

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today that 21 new luxury hotels and resorts are planned to open in Asia Pacific by the end of 2020, fueling Hyatt’s brand expansion in the region. This expansion is comprised of seven Park Hyatt branded properties, six hotels each under the Grand Hyatt and Andaz brands and two Alila branded resorts, boosting Hyatt’s luxury portfolio in the region by more than 25%.


Study says cruises are best for long term well being

If you’re looking for a vacation that will keep you happy long after it’s over, researchers say to try a cruise.

A study by the University of China said cruises are the best at improving your subjective wellbeing, which includes life satisfaction and emotional state of mind.

The research said vacations on the ocean offer a total escape experience which allows you to be more relaxed.


Chinese tourism to US drops for 1st time in 15 years
Washington Post

After more than a decade of rapid growth, Chinese travel to the U.S. is falling. And that has cities, malls and other tourist spots scrambling to reverse the trend.

Travel from China to the U.S. fell 5.7% in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office, which collects data from U.S. Customs forms. It was the first time since 2003 that Chinese travel to the U.S. slipped from the prior year.

Friction between the U.S. and China is one reason for the slowdown. The Trump administration first imposed tariffs on Chinese solar panels and washing machines in January 2018, and the trade war has escalated from there. The U.S. now has a 25% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, while China has retaliated with tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. imports.

By: Matt Long

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