Travel News: August 19, 2019

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after tumultuous week
Travel Weekly

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg has resigned in the wake of anti-government protests that roiled the airline and closed Hong Kong International Airport on Monday evening and Tuesday.

“Recent events have called into question Cathay Pacific’s commitment to flight safety and security and put our reputation and brand under pressure,” Cathay Pacific chairman John Slosar said in statement Friday. “This is regrettable, as we have always made safety and security our highest priority. We therefore think it is time to put a new management team in place who can reset confidence and lead the airline to new heights.”


Survey Says Travelers Would Choose Internet Over AC on Vacation
Travel Pulse

When it comes to vacation, the internet is a must.

OnePoll conducted a survey on behalf of Roku that found that the internet was a vacation must-have for nearly three in four people, above even air conditioning (61 percent) and laundry (53 percent).

The survey revealed a lot of interesting insight into what travelers want out of their vacation rentals while they are away.


Goodnight, Hard Rock: Las Vegas hotel and casino will close 8 months for renovation
USA Today

Heads up, Las Vegas travelers: Sin City’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will close for eight months starting in February 2020 for renovations, according to multiple reports.

The hotel had previously announced plans to close for four months of a longer renovation period to be remodeled and rebranded as a Virgin Hotel, after it was purchased last year. But KTNV and the Las Vegas Review-Journal now report the renovation process will shut down for the entire renovation.


300 Tourists Stuck in Alaska’s Denali National Park After Heavy Rains Close Road
The Weather Channel

About 300 tourists became stranded in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve after mudslides closed the only road inside the park.

The tourists, who became stranded Friday, made it back to the park’s entrance about midnight.

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