Travel News: September 12, 2019

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Virgin Galactic’s Plan: Send Tourists to Space Every 32 Hours

Virgin Galactic, the space tourism enterprise owned by entrepreneur and investor Richard Branson, has plans to seriously ramp up its operations. By 2023, the company expects to launch a shuttle of passengers into space, on average, every 32 hours — which is more than one ride to space every other day.


Majority of Americans Worry About Work During Vacation
Travel Pulse

Many Americans can’t seem to leave their worries behind when they are traveling.

New research from airfare comparison site Jetcost questioned travelers regarding their greatest worries they have at the airport and on vacation and found that most Americans are definitely not carefree when traveling.


Spirit Airlines must face lawsuit over ‘gotcha’ carry-on bag fees

A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit by Spirit Airlines passengers who said the low-cost carrier blindsided them by imposing unexpected carry-on bag fees on tickets bought through Cheapoair, Expedia, Priceline and Travelocity.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said 22 passengers could sue for breach of contract because there was no evidence that Spirit promptly notified them about the fees, and there were “ambiguities” in the prices they would pay.


Bahamas asks tourists to help ‘sustain the reconstruction’ by returning to islands after Dorian
The Hill

The Bahamas wants tourists to know it is still open for business despite Hurricane Dorian’s devastation to the region.

Officials with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation say outside tourism is needed to help “sustain the reconstruction that’s going to be necessary,” according to The Washington Post.

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