Travel News: July 2, 2019

Dominican Republic

Tourism to the Dominican Republic Has Dropped 74 Percent, According to New Study

In the past year, 10 American citizens have died in the Dominican Republic, some as tourists others as long-term visitors. While the deaths have been attributed to natural causes, would-be visitors are reconsidering their plans to visit the island.

Many travelers are re-booking their flights to new destinations According to a report by ForwardKeys, which analyses more than 17 million flight bookings a day, bookings for July and August from the United States to the Dominican Republic have fallen by 74.3 percent compared to the same period in 2018.


Taco Bell’s pop-up hotel reservations sell out in 2 minutes

Apparently, people were excited about the prospect of sleeping in a taco-themed room.

So excited that reservations for the Taco Bell pop-up hotel in Palm Springs, California, sold out in just 2 minutes after opening at 10 a.m. Pacific time Thursday, reports The Desert Sun, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.


Los Angeles Sues FAA Over Plane Noise
Travel Pulse

The city of Los Angeles is suing the Federal Aviation Administration on behalf of residents in several neighborhoods after complaints that new route changes have increased noise levels.

The suit was filed on June 21 in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Eldorado to become Vegas giant with Caesars deal
Travel Weekly

Reno, Nev.-based Eldorado Resorts last week instantly went from regional casino player to veritable gaming powerhouse following the announcement that it had agreed to take over casino-hotel giant Caesars Entertainment.

“It’s always unusual when an ostensibly smaller company pursues a business combination with a larger company,” said Brian Egger, senior analyst for gaming and lodging at Bloomberg Intelligence.

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