Travel News: September 19, 2019

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US Visitation to Cuba Plummets Amid Embargo
Travel Pulse

New data from the National Office of Statistics and Information of Cuba shows a sharp decline in tourism activity to the Caribbean island in June, which local officials attribute to sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.

Though the island saw a 2.4 percent increase in international passenger arrivals, there was an abrupt 20 percent drop in visitation once the US sanctions took effect.

 

Sheraton redesigning its Club Lounge
Travel Weekly

In the latest phase of Sheraton’s rebranding, Marriott International has unveiled details about its new Sheraton Club Lounge concept.

The revamped Sheraton Club Lounge will be an “open and purposefully designed” space at the lobby level where guests can “work, meet, gather and relax in an elevated environment.”

 

American Airlines Vows to Rebound After Brutal Summer, Says CFO
Skift

American Airlines’ tough summer, disrupted by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max and labor travails with its mechanics union, was undeniably difficult, but  Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr vows these issues will be resolved next year, he said at the Skift Global Forum in New York.

 

A new pop-up hotel in the North Pole will charge guests $100,000 to stay
CNBC

A luxury pop-up hotel is offering guests the chance to sleep under the stars in the North Pole — if they’re willing to part with $100,000.

Would-be guests can reserve a stay at the North Pole Igloos — which will be the northernmost hotel in the world — throughout April 2020, the only month in the year when it’s safe to travel to the region.

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