Travel News: June 13, 2019

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Dominican Government, Tourism Officials Working with US Authorities to Solve Tourist Deaths
Travel Pulse

The Dominican Republic’s tourism minister said Wednesday the country is “working closely with the appropriate authorities to solve these cases as quickly as possible,” following the recent deaths of U.S. tourists at the Bahia Principe resort in La Romana.

In a statement, Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia offered his “sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those affected in the tragic events that have been reported over the last few weeks in the country.”

 

Report: Disney gets permits for Marvel area in California park
Travel Weekly

The Disneyland Resort is receiving approvals for permits related to the construction of its new Marvel-themed land at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Times reported that Anaheim has recently approved building permits for a retail outlet, a microbrewery, a character meet-and-greet area and a bathroom overhaul. It is a $14 million project.

 

Graduate Hotels Is Selling an All-You-Can-Stay Pass For $400
Condé Nast Traveler

Ben Weprin launched Graduate Hotels in 2014 with a simple belief: that college towns make for great vacations, whether or not you’re an alum or visiting a sibling or offspring. Not only are America’s college towns incredibly beautiful, but the greatest offer a magical mix of small-town friendliness and city culture. Since debuting near Arizona State University and the University of Georgia, the Graduate chain has expanded to 15 college towns across the country, from Berkeley to Providence, becoming known for its location-specific design touches, nostalgic varsity feel, and buzzy public spaces.

Graduate Hotels is kicking off summer break with an impressive deal: from July 15 to August 15, a $400 Hall Pass (on sale June 17) will cover an unlimited number of nights at every Graduate location in the country (there is a five-night limit per location). Considering that the typical rate for a Graduate room falls around $150, with this deal you’ll break even after just three nights, with 28 left to spare. Even if you can’t spend a full month on the road, this deal would still shave hundreds of dollars off the cost of a week-long break.

 

Popular medieval Belgian town Bruges makes moves to restrict tourism
CNN

Visiting the famous Belfry may no longer be so simple, as Bruges is the latest European city to make moves regarding tourism restrictions.

The Belgian city is a popular stop along European grand tours. Its historic city center was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2000, being cited as “an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement.”

But popularity can come with challenges, especially in a place as compact as Bruges.

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