Travel News: October 11, 2019

Venice Italy

Venice Sets Date for New Tourism Tax Implementation
Travel Pulse

Travelers concerned about paying the new taxes for visiting Venice should be aware of the new rules and regulations going into effect on July 1, 2020.

According to The Associated Press, officials in Venice announced Wednesday the tax on day-trippers would range from $3.30 to $11 per person, per day, with the exact totals being determined closer to the implementation date.


Royal Caribbean’s fifth Oasis ship will sail from China
Travel Weekly

Royal Caribbean International said its fifth ship in the Oasis class will sail from China, marking the first time one of the behemoth vessels will be homeported in Asia.

The ship will be called Wonder of the Seas. The announcement was made by Royal Caribbean president Michael Bayley at a conference in Shanghai.


The new norm in Las Vegas resort fees? $50 a night at top hotels
USA Today

Caesars Palace and two other Las Vegas hotels are raising their resort fees, following similar moves by competitors earlier this year.

The nightly fee at Caesars Palace and Nobu Las Vegas, a swank hotel within a hotel at Caesars Palace,will increase to $45 a night plus tax on Oct. 15. With tax, the new fee is $51.02.


Boeing 737 Max grounding puts pressure on airlines to raise prices this holiday season

Travelers looking to score a bargain on flights home for the holidays this year may be out of luck — and experts say the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft is largely to blame.

Aviation authorities forced airlines to take the Boeing 737 Max aircraft BA, -1.06%  out of service earlier this year after the plane was implicated in two separate disasters. Issues with the aircraft’s software likely contributed to the crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which resulted in the deaths of 346 people. Some analysts have suggested that the aircraft may never resume service.

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