Travel News: November 14, 2019

Faroe Islands

Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded
Travel Weekly

The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damages.

Water levels reached 74 inches on Tuesday, the second-highest level ever recorded in the city and 2.5 inches less than the historic 1966 flood. Another wave of exceptionally high water followed Wednesday.

Faroe Islands Will Close to Tourists Once Again
Travel Pulse

Last year, the Faroe Islands closed for cleanup for a weekend in April, and following the success of the event, the islands are doing it again.

The islands, located halfway between Iceland and Norway, are known for dramatic scenery and a bucolic way of life, but tourism is taking its toll. However, there is a plan in place to combat the effects of overtourism with voluntourism.

Austrian Airlines Adds Boston Flights, Cuts Miami
One Mile at a Time

Austrian Airlines has today announced a new nonstop flight between Vienna and Boston. The Star Alliance airline will commence service in the market as of March 29, 2020, with the following schedule

A Nutella Hotel Is Opening in California
Travel + Leisure

Winter is about to get a whole lot sweeter this January when a Nutella-themed pop-up hotel opens in California’s Napa Valley.

Hotella Nutella, the ultimate breakfast destination, will bring three Nutella superfans into a weekend filled to the brim with the beloved hazelnut spread. Guests who are lucky enough to snag a reservation at the exclusive hotel will have plenty of experiences including “Nutella-inspired hotel items and larger than life breakfast décor.”

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