Travel News: August 15, 2019

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Indonesia Wants to Create 10 More Balis
Travel Pulse

Apparently being home to Bali, a wildly popular destination that attracts more than six million people annually, isn’t quite enough for Indonesia.

The country’s recently re-elected President Joko Widodo has revealed an ambitious plan to create “10 new Balis,” according to the Associated Press.

Widodo has said he wants to boost tourism and diversify Southeast Asia’s largest economy. As part of his sweeping vision, provincial airports would be upgraded to improve access to some of the country’s most remote, outlying destinations.


Allegiant adds 24 new routes, including a return to Palm Beach, Florida, and Fort Collins, Colorado
USA Today

Allegiant Air is gearing up for the busy winter travel season with 24 new nonstop routes that will take travelers from smaller cities to popular warm-weather destinations.

The Las Vegas-based budget airline’s latest expansion includes a return to two cities it previously served: Palm Beach, Florida, and Fort Collins, Colorado. Allegiant hasn’t served Fort Collins since 2012 and Palm Beach since 2016.


Recalled MacBook Pro laptops banned from flights
Travel Weekly

MacBook Pro laptops that are subject to an Apple recall cannot be taken aboard commercial flights.

In an emailed statement Wednesday, the FAA said it reached out to airlines in early July to alert them of the recall.


Norwegian Air is ending flights between US and Ireland. The Boeing 737 Max is a big reason why

Discount carrier Norwegian Air will stop flying routes between Ireland and North America in the wake of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

The decision, effective September 15, was taken after the airline concluded the routes were “no longer commercially viable,” the company said in a press release.

Norwegian cited the global grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX and uncertainty over when it would return to service as a key factor.

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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