Travel News: October 29, 2019

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Kimpton Hotels Launch Stay Human Project in Europe
Travel Pulse

The boutique luxury brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants launches The Kimpton Stay Human Project in Europe for the first time.

Kimpton believes that heartfelt human connections make people’s lives better and that commonalities and connections exist between all people – no matter their background or life story.

 

Hotels stumbling in China, reeling in Hong Kong
Travel Weekly

U.S.-China trade tensions and political unrest in Hong Kong affected hotel companies in the third quarter, with Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Accor all reporting declines in Asia.  

In a call with investors on Wednesday, Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta said that third-quarter revenue per available room (RevPAR) decreased 2.7% in its Asia-Pacific region, weighed down by a 5.6% RevPAR drop in China. In Hong Kong, Hilton reported a RevPAR decline of 40%.

 

Dubai loosens liquor laws as the ultramodern luxury hub struggles with tourism

Fox Business

Dubai has loosened its liquor laws to allow tourists to purchase alcohol in state-controlled stores, previously only accessible to license-holding residents, as the United Arab Emirates saw the first drop in alcohol sales by volume in a decade.

The new laws, which also let visitors to skyscraper-studded Dubai obtain liquor permits themselves for the first time, come amid a widening economic downturn affecting this oil-rich nation on the Arabian Peninsula.

 

Rosario Dawson, Lin-Manuel Miranda help travelers rediscover Puerto Rico as tourism bounces back
USA Today

Two years after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the small island remains in recovery. As it continues to bounce back, post-hurricane tourism has started to grow.

The island sees more than 4 million visitors each year, according to Discover Puerto Rico. Tourism makes up 6.5% of Puerto Rico’s GDP and supports nearly 83,000 jobs directly and indirectly.

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