Travel News: August 13, 2019

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Delta to Become Largest US Carrier Serving Tokyo-Haneda in 2020
Travel Pulse

Under a final decision announced by the U.S. Department of Transporation today, Delta will become the largest U.S. carrier serving Haneda, with seven daily flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. With this change, Delta will transfer its full operation of U.S.-Tokyo services from Narita to Haneda, the city’s closest and most convenient airport, beginning in March 2020.

 

Windstar getting Steven Raichlen restaurant
Travel Weekly

Grilling guru Steven Raichlen has collaborated with Windstar Cruises to create an on-deck alfresco restaurant based on his grill recipes and techniques.

The new venue will be called Star Grill by Steven Raichlen and will debut on the Star Breeze in February 2020.

 

New York City Considers Lifting Hostel Ban to Lure More Tourists
The Wall Street Journal

New York City could legalize hostels under a bill set to be introduced this week in the city council, the second attempt to reauthorize the budget hotels after a state law made them illegal.

Councilman Mark Gjonaj and Councilwoman Margaret Chin are co-sponsors of the bill, which would give hostels their own department and classification in the city.

Hostels diminished in New York City after a 2010 state law changed the city’s multiple dwelling rules. The law was meant to curb illegal hotels—especially illegal Airbnb rentals, which later saw more regulation through a city council bill passed last year.

 

Hong Kong’s business image tarnished by airport protest shutdown
Travel Weekly

Mass flight cancellations at Hong Kong’s airport disrupted one of the world’s busiest air-transport hubs on Monday, causing chaos for tourists and business travelers and playing havoc with global airlines’ flight schedules — a fresh escalation of the city’s protest movement that threatens the Asian city’s business-friendly image.

Thousands of supporters of the largely leaderless pro-democracy protest movement descended on the terminal in an effort to get the message out to the world about their struggle and the harsh tactics used by police. Many wore eye patches to show their solidarity with a female protester who reportedly was hit in the eye by a projectile fired by police.

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