Travel News: October 4, 2019

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Federal Judge Wants Carnival Cruise Line to Fix Pollution Issue Faster
Travel Pulse

Executives from Carnival Cruise Line were reprimanded in court Wednesday by a judge who has demanded they work faster to fix pollution issues attributed to the company’s ships.

The United States District Judge Patricia Seitz said at a Miami federal court hearing that Carnival has not worked hard enough to put the promises of a more sustainable fleet into action since their cruise line went on probation, according to CBS Miami,


House bill would crack down on hidden resort fees
Travel Weekly

New bipartisan legislation aimed at cracking down on deceptive resort fees has been introduced in Congress.

Backed by Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska), the Hotel Advertising Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 4489) would require hotels and other short-term lodging providers to display the full, pre-tax price to consumers as they search and compare options.


“Flight shame” could hurt airlines as travelers shun air travel
CBS News

Swedish singer Stafan Lindberg coined the term “flygskam,” or flight shame, in 2017 when he pledged to give up flying because of the carbon emissions jets produce, worsening climate change. Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg put that principle into action in August when she crossed the Atlantic by yacht to come to New York for the United Nations climate summit.

Now consumer concerns over the environmental impact of flying could start to hurt airlines and plane manufacturers’ business, a new survey shows.


Spain launches €300 million plan to soften tourism blow of Thomas Cook collapse

Spain’s government has announced a recovery plan worth 300 million euros to combat the economic fallout of the collapse of British tour operator Thomas Cook, acting Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Thursday.

The plan will be made up of 13 separate measures and include a credit line for the affected companies, Maroto told Reuters.

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