Travel News: July 15, 2019

Uluru Australia

Tourists flock to Uluru before ban, straining sacred site
Fox News

Tourists to Australia’s Uluru, a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s dry “Red Centre”, are flocking to climb the structure before a ban kicks in.

As of Oct. 26, visitors will be prohibited from topping the 1,141-foot-tall rock in an effort to preserve the sacred site from desecration. The decision was made in Nov. 2017 when a park board primarily made up of traditional landowners vowed to ban climbing of the dramatic rock formation in recognition of its sacredness to Aboriginal people.

 

Accor reveals plans for two new Raffles in Singapore, Bali
Travel Weekly

Accor has unveiled plans for two Raffles properties in Singapore and Bali.

The Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore, an all-villa hotel overlooking the South China Sea, is set to open in 2022. The property will feature one- to four-bedroom villas with private pools and terraces as well as amenities like a bar, restaurants, a fitness center and events and meetings space.

 

Cuba sees tourism dropping 8.5% due to Trump travel restrictions
Reuters

Tourism to Cuba will likely drop 8.5% this year in the wake of tighter U.S. restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island, the government said on Thursday, and the decline in arrivals will further hurt Cuba’s already ailing centrally planned economy.

 

JetBlue Unveils New Service From New York to Guadeloupe Islands
Travel Pulse

JetBlue Airways today announced a brand-new service between New York and the Guadeloupe archipelago in the French Caribbean. Beginning February 1, 2020, roundtrip flights will operate three times per week on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guadeloupe’s Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP).

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