Travel News: June 25, 2019

Taj Mahal India

Travelers Staying at Taj Mahal Too Long Are Now Penalized
Travel Pulse

Travelers looking to stay for longer than three hours at the Taj Mahal in India will now have to pay a fine.

According to the Times of India, the historical attraction finally implemented a new set of admission regulations Sunday, including a three-hour time limit for visitors. Tourists who break the rule will be charged an extra amount equivalent to the ticket price at the exit gate.


Six Senses to operate first resort in Iceland
Travel Weekly

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is continuing its rapid expansion, planning to open an Iceland resort in 2022.

The Six Senses Ossura Valley will be located near Loni, in proximity to the Lon Lagoon and roughly a 30-minute drive from Hornafjorour Airport. Set on 4,000 acres of privately owned land, the development will be built using renewable and locally sourced materials. Energy- and water-conservation techniques will be deployed.


Delta to launch facial recognition technology in more US airports
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Delta CEO Ed Bastian says the Atlanta-based airline is planning to launch facial recognition technology in more of its international hubs across the U.S., and will eventually add the facial recognition technology to domestic terminals altogether.

“We are already rolling it out. We have it in Detroit already, and pretty soon, we’ll have it in most of our international facilities,” said Bastian during a sit-down interview with CNBC last week. “The next big thing for us is obviously the domestic [terminals]. We are working with TSA on anything to expedite.”


Dominican tourism expert warns of ‘catastrophe’ if authorities stonewall in death probes
Fox News

The picturesque, sandy beaches of the Dominican Republic have become the backdrop for a rash of deaths of U.S. tourists at luxury, all-inclusive hotels.

Nine Americans this year have died in various hotels in the Caribbean nation in oddly similar circumstances – including one couple who died together inside their hotel room. Neither the Dominican ministry of public health nor the ministry of tourism has publicly shared the final autopsy reports showing the reasons why the men and women succumbed.

By: Matt Long

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