Shark tech may spur tourism
Shark attacks are a surefire way to dissuade beachgoers from taking a plunge in the water. When confined to big-budget Hollywood blockbusters, such misadventures become fodder for jokes but the details of the attacks on Cape Cod last year — one of which was fatal — are horrifying, and are having an effect.
As the Herald’s Joe Dwinell reports, the sharks are in the waters to feast on the overabundance of seals that have inundated the shores of Massachusetts in recent years. If the seals can be repelled, it is very likely that most of the sharks will move right along to waters more rich in prey.
While a number of aspects of the U.S. economy could affect people’s propensity to travel, economists largely believe the outlook will remain strong for the foreseeable future. And at the moment, travel agencies are benefiting from a period of strong bookings for the next several years, signaling continued strength.
Yet some indicators, including a drop in consumers’ intent to travel for leisure, have led travel marketing firm MMGY Global to predict a travel recession.
If you’re a football fanatic who feels compelled to attend Super Bowl LIV, you’d better get on the ball, because hotel availability is already dwindling and becoming increasingly pricey.
Even with the landmark game nearly eight months away, many of the larger hotels report that they are already fully booked for the days leading up to the event, according to a random survey of several high-profile hotels in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The game, which kicks off February 2, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium, is expected to draw tens of thousands of out-of-state visitors.
The Louvre museum in Paris reopened to the public Wednesday after being shut down for a day when workers complained about overcrowding and walked out Monday.
Union representatives met Wednesday to discuss plans from the museum’s management on how to ease the traffic flow at the world’s most visited museum.