Travel News: October 24, 2019

Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Abercrombie & Kent Adds New Private Air Journeys
Travel Pulse

Abercrombie & Kent continues to expand its Wings Over the World portfolio with two new regional journeys that offer the ease of an expertly planned luxury adventure enhanced by privately chartered flights. Wings Over India combines the treasures of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi; while Wings Over Argentina, Chile & Brazil explores diverse cultures across South America and stunning landscapes of Patagonia.


Fliers are bigger, seats are smaller: Consumer groups say airline safety tests are outdated
LA Times

A coalition of consumer groups that has questioned the safety of the nation’s increasingly crowded airline cabins and shrinking seats is calling federal safety tests scheduled for next month outdated.

With airlines squeezing smaller seats in each cabin, federal regulations adopted last year required the Federal Aviation Administration to study whether the size of airlines seats should be regulated. Tests, scheduled over a 12-day period next month, are an effort to gauge the safety of today’s tighter seats and cramped cabins.


Longaberger’s Big Basket building to be turned into hotel

Heritage Ohio board member Steve Coon, who purchased the Longaberger building in Newark in 2017, has announced plans to turn the building into a luxury hotel.

The announcement was made Monday night during Heritage Ohio’s Legacy Circle event.

The building has been vacant since 2016 and went out of business in 2018.


Tourists Heeding Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ Campaign Overpower Moab
Wall Street Journal

Six years ago, Utah tourism officials launched a “Mighty 5” marketing campaign to entice more visitors to the state’s spectacular national parks. State officials got more than they bargained for.

Frustrated locals are now dealing with the consequences of the explosive growth that followed. The five parks—Zio

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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