Travel News: July 19, 2019

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FAA Says Mobile Phones Could Pose Safety Risk on Some Boeing Jets

U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger cellphones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes.

More than 1,300 jets registered in the U.S. were equipped with cockpit screens vulnerable to interference from Wi-Fi, mobile phones, and even outside frequencies such as weather radar, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which gave airlines until November 2019 to replace the units made by Honeywell International Inc.


Oscar Mayer Rolls Out the Wienermobile as an Airbnb Rental
Travel Pulse

In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, Oscar Mayer is making its iconic Wienermobile available for brand enthusiasts to personally enjoy as an Airbnb rental.

It’s true! For the first time ever, people can realize their childhood dreams of living in a 27-foot fiberglass hot dog on wheels—at least for a single night.


Dominican Republic reveals tourism safety initiatives 
Travel Weekly

Dominican Republic minister of tourism Francisco Javier Garcia on Thursday said the country has taken measures to ensure the safety of tourists following highly publicized tourist deaths at resorts in recent months.

The initiatives, including an emergency center and more stringent food and beverage inspections, are designed to increase the public’s confidence in traveling to the Dominican Republic.


Italy now gets more tourism than France: new study
The Local

94 million tourists spent a total of 216 million nights in Italy last year, according to new figures released on Thursday.

This was more than the 140.7 million nights spent in France, but Spain still ranks as the most popular European destination overall with a total of 301.

But while tourism in Italy grew by 2.8 percent and in France by 5.4 percent, the number of people visiting Spain dropped by 1.66 percent, it noted.

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