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.
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.
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.
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.