Travel News: June 28, 2019

Manchester England UK

Virgin Atlantic’s New LAX-MAN Service is Part of ‘Huge Growth Plan’
Travel Pulse

Virgin Atlantic Airway’s launch of nonstop service between Los Angeles and Manchester in May is part of a “huge growth plan” for 2019, said Yuli Thompson, the carrier’s vice president, North America.

That plan also includes an increase in summer-season Manchester-Boston service to three times a week and a doubling of flights between the Northern U.K. city and Las Vegas to four times a week. In total, the airline now offers as many as 14,000 seats a week directly from Manchester to the United States and the Caribbean.

 

Survey Says: Travelers Want The Opposite Of What Airports Are Doing
Forbes

Air travelers want to get where they need to go as fast as possible and with as little drama as possible. Airports, airlines and tech providers are responding by investing heavily in automation to make that happen. But according to a new OAG survey of 2,000 travelers in North America, travelers would prefer to see those problems solved with humans, not machines.

 

Tourists fined for taking bikes through Venice shirtless
The Local Italy

The two men were spotted strolling bare-chested on Thursday afternoon, wheeling their bicycles through the busy square outside the church of San Simeon Piccolo.

Stopped by police, who patrol Venice on the lookout for disruptive behaviour, the pair were uncooperative and refused to produce ID, according to Venezia Today.

 

Tourists may skip Thailand as baht makes gains: Report
The Business Times

THAILAND’S visitor numbers could take a hit from a strong baht, an analyst has warned.

And exports could also stay depressed, amid a broad contraction, as the baht gained 12 per cent between end-2016 and May 2019.

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