Travel News: July 25, 2019

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Pittsburgh International Airport Opens First-of-its-Kind Sensory-Friendly Space
Travel Pulse

Pittsburgh International Airport unveiled a new sensory-friendly space Tuesday that will offer special needs travelers from children to adults an opportunity to decompress while traveling and get acclimated to fly inside a real plane cabin.

Named Presley’s Place for the son of airport heavy equipment operator Jason Rudge who came up with the idea, the 1,500 square-foot facility is among the first airport sensory friendly spaces in the country and is the first with a real plane, jetway and multiple rooms.


A new luxury expedition-focused cruise line will soon call Florida home
Orlando Weekly

From Virgin to Ritz Carlton, the luxury cruise industry grows larger every day, and with it, Florida continues to dominate the industry. Now yet another cruise line has decided to make Florida its home.

According to posts by the company on LinkedIn and comments by real estate firm NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Mystic Cruises USA, the North American division of the new boutique luxury cruise line Mystic Cruises, will be headquartered in Fort Lauderdale.


Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica tourism plunging
Fox Business

Travelers’ are experiencing mounting fears over some of the popular summer destinations such as Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.

The deaths of several American tourists in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica’s alcohol-related deaths of 19 people have raised safety concerns among vacationers who plan to visit the Caribbean and Central America regions.


Delta says the next big battle between airlines will take place on the ground

The airline industry is experiencing strong financial performance — Delta Air Lines recently hit a record stock price, and United Airline Holdings grew profits in its latest earnings as the U.S. economy continues its decade-long run.

In fact, airline industry conditions are so good, longtime airline-stock hater Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway became one of the sector’s biggest investors in recent years after a wave of consolidation brought the fleets closer to the almost monopoly conditions he looks for in businesses.

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