Travel News: August 28, 2019

Washington DC

Tropical Storm Dorian Impacting Flights, Cruise Itineraries in Caribbean
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Tropical Storm Dorian continues to build strength as it moves toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Florida.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday Dorian is expected to “gradually intensify” and make landfall in the Hispaniola region within the next 36 to 48 hours.


Uganda Airlines relaunches nearly 20 years after it vanished

After a delay to flights that lasted nearly 20 years, Uganda Airlines has once again taken to the skies above Africa, restoring its status as the country’s national carrier.

Commercial services resumed on Tuesday with a flight from Entebbe to Nairobi in neighboring Kenya that the airline hoped will usher in a profitable new era for the formerly debt-ridden brand.


Luxury Boutique Hotels Push Further Into Former Warehouse Districts

Destinations around the world are discovering that gritty urban neighborhoods that once housed factories or warehouses show no signs of cooling off as hot spots for development.

While the trend started in the late 1990s in forward-thinking coastal cities like New York and San Francisco, the widespread phenomenon of warehouse/industrial district conversion has grown even further in the past decade. It’s gotten to the point now where more and more conversions seem to be happening everywhere, from smaller burgs like Portland, Maine, and Buellton, California, to Midwest hubs like the Twin Cities and Chicago.


DC domestic tourism on rise; international tourists drop sharply

The District had another record year for tourists, thanks to strong growth from domestic visitors, but a drop in international tourists was led by China.

Destination DC reports a record total of 23.8 million visitors in 2018, up 4% from 2017. It was the ninth-consecutive year for record visitation in the District.

The District had 1.9 million overseas visitors last year, down 5.3%, led by a 25% drop in tourists from China. China is D.C.’s top overseas market for visiting tourists.

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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