Travel News: February 21, 2020

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Online option expected to help meet Real ID deadline
Travel Weekly
With two-thirds of current driver’s licenses in the U.S. not Real ID-complaint, the Department of Homeland Security said that states can allow applicants to submit required documents for Real IDs electronically. 
The federal government has set an Oct. 1 deadline for airline passengers to have Real IDs if they choose to use a driver’s license as ID at the airport. Real IDs meet security standards laid out in the Real ID Act of 2005.

Hilton to Open New Multi-Brand Las Vegas Resort in 2021
Travel Pulse
Hilton today announced its plans in partnership with Resorts World Las Vegas, a Genting Group company, to bring three of Hilton’s premium brands together for the first time into a single integrated resort-casino complex on the Las Vegas Strip.
The $4.3-billion integrated resort experience, currently under development, will unify three of Hilton’s distinct brands on the 88-acre site: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, LXR and Conrad, into Resorts World Las Vegas.

American Airlines will soon let you pre-order meals on regional flights
American Airlines’ premium-cabin passengers will be able to pre-order their meals on more flights starting next month. Beginning March 11, American will expand its pre-order option to include American Eagle flights that have a first-class cabin and fly on routes of 900 miles or more.

Amsterdam bans guided tours of the red-light district, considers cracking down on tourists in cannabis cafes
Washington Post
A new rule in Amsterdam will implement a partial ban on guided tours of its famed red-light district. Additionally, officials are considering a ban on marijuana purchases at cannabis cafes. These changes are an effort to crack down on the overtourism epidemic that has swept through the Netherlands’ capital city in recent years.
The red-light-district rule, set to take effect in April, will still allow tours as long as guides stay away from the windows that reveal sex workers in various poses.

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