Travel News: June 7, 2019

San Francisco California

JetBlue Expands Service in South America With New Route to Ecuador
Travel Pulse

JetBlue announced that its new and expanded Guayaquil service, with daily nonstop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guayaquil, Ecuador’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE), is now out for sale.

JetBlue will launch the new service on December 5, 2019. Flights will operate daily and the new route will become the longest in the JetBlue network, stretching beyond today’s longest route by more than 200 nautical miles.


Airlines will wait and see in Cuba
Travel Weekly

The new restrictions imposed by the Trump administration this week on travel from the U.S. to Cuba could end up compelling airlines to recalibrate service to the island.

“Overall there are simply going to be fewer people traveling to Cuba, and there will be fewer seats needed, fewer aircraft needed, so you’re going to see continuing adjustments of aircraft size and scheduling,” said John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council.


Hotels begin sprouting in Milwaukee ahead of 2020 Democratic National Convention
Milwaukee Independent

Preparations are picking up steam as Milwaukee gets ready for the Democratic National Convention next summer.

A cherry picker has been parked at the corner of Water and Wisconsin. Worker are using it to drilling holes into the side of a tall brick building, three stories up. The former office complex is going to be the new home of a Drury Hotel.

The tourism group VISIT Milwaukee estimates 50,000 people will pour into the city for the Democratic National Convention, which runs from July 13 to 16 of next year. The Democratic National Committee sought a guarantee of 16,000 hotel rooms within a 40-minute drive of downtown Milwaukee. VISIT Milwaukee President Paul Upchurch said he was confident the Milwaukee area has the space to house all the delegates.


The latest travel trend is the microbreak

There’s a new trend in travel: the microbreak.

It is exactly as the name implies: a short, one- or two-night getaway — and it could be a good alternative to a more expensive, extended vacation.

“Microbreaks are super, super quick and easy trips for people to take not only in between longer vacations, but also just to scratch that wanderlust itch if maybe you can’t get away or afford a trip to Hawaii,” Expedia spokesperson Alexis Tiacoh said.

Add to Flipboard Magazine.

Subscribe and get my free ebook!

Subscribe to the LandLopers newsletter and get a free copy of my new book, "My Favorite 50 Travel Photos."

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. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

Leave a Comment