Travel News: July 4, 2019

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Vienna’s new ad campaign uses negative travel reviews to lure tourists
Quartz

If you’ve ever booked travel to a destination based on online reviews, you probably know they aren’t totally reliable because, well, everything is in the eye of the beholder. This reporter, for example, once drove six hours to a supposed hotel in the Florida Keys based on enthusiastic reviews, only to find a motel and no sign of the promised beach, then drove home and bought new sheets for a staycation instead.

Now the city of Vienna, Austria is taking aim at online travel reviews. In a new campaign called “Unrating Vienna,” the city’s tourist board is highlighting terrible but humorous reviews in an effort to convince prospective visitors to come see and judge the city for themselves.

 

Tourist buses ‘no longer welcome’ in Paris city centre
FRANCE 24

Paris aims to ban tourist buses from the city centre to spur visitors to walk, cycle or take public transport, tackling complaints about nuisances caused by mass tourism, the French capital’s deputy mayor said.

Emmanuel Gregoire told Le Parisien newspaper that the situation in Paris was not as bad as in tourist-swamped Venice or Barcelona but Parisians were concerned about the influx of tourist buses.

 

DC Airport Will Suspend Operations During President Trump’s Fourth of July Event
Travel Pulse

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will temporarily suspend operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) just outside of the nation’s capital during President Donald Trump’s special Independence Day event Thursday night.

The agency confirmed the news in a statement Tuesday.

 

Delta’s international economy passengers getting dining upgrade
Travel Weekly

Delta will offer enhanced economy cabin dining service on international flights beginning in November.

Flyers in the carrier’s main cabin will experience the upgrade soon after boarding when flight attendants offer a sparkling wine or Bellini (sparkling wine with peach nectar).

Later, dinner will be preceded by hot towel service.

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By: Matt Long

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