Travel News: October 7, 2019

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

United Adds 3 New Flights To Washington Dulles
Travel Pulse

United Airlines is adding three new routes to the nation’s capital as the carrier looks to grow its mid-Atlantic hub at Washington’s Dulles Airport.

United will start flights between Dulles and Akron/Canton in Ohio, Philadelphia and West Palm Beach airports.


Six Senses to open Galapagos resort
Travel Weekly

Six Senses plans to open its first resort in the Galapagos Islands in 2021.

Located on the northeastern coast of San Cristobal Island, the Six Senses Galapagos will put sustainability at the forefront, with plans to open both an Earth Lab and Experience Center. The former will showcase the property’s ecological initiatives, while the latter will feature research and educational activities hosted by academics and NGOs working in the Galapagos.


Dominican Tourism Is Down But Not Out Following Sensational Visitor Death Headlines

Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019, following the high-profile deaths of at least 10 U.S. citizens that prompted a downward spiral in the number of visitors to the Caribbean destination this summer amid safety concerns from consumers.

Global hospitality brands, however, haven’t lost sight of the opportunity at hand in the country, particularly in the all-inclusive space. The growing hotel category represents an untapped revenue stream for many hospitality giants.


Chernobyl’s Infamous Reactor 4 Control Room Is Now Open to Tourists

The “highly radioactive” control room at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s Reactor 4 at the center of the facility’s infamous 1986 catastrophe is open for tourists, so long as they wear a protective suit, helmet, and gloves while inside, CNN reported.

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