Travel News: February 27, 2020

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Travel Industry Reacts to Coronavirus Spreading Through Europe
Travel Pulse
With the coronavirus expanding its reach to Europe, agents and tour operators are addressing client concerns about traveling to the destination, particularly Italy and Spain, which along with several other countries have confirmed cases of the viral infection.
Generally speaking, they noted that customers are not yet canceling trips.

1 Hotels ‘sustainable luxury’ chain adds San Francisco location
SF Gate
Two trendy new properties are coming to the San Francisco lodging scene as makeovers of existing hotels, including the city’s first 1 Hotel at the Embarcadero — a growing luxury chain known for environmental sensitivity — and a newly opened “urban neighborhood inn” near Union Square.

Virgin Galactic will begin accepting $1,000 deposits toward space flight tickets for tourists
Virgin Galactic will soon re-open ticket sales for its flights and, in the meantime, prospective space tourists will be able to make a deposit to save a place in line.
Calling it the “One Small Step” initiative, the company announced it will begin accepting deposits on Wednesday through its website. Those who pay the fully-refundable $1,000 deposit will be the first offered reservations for spaceflights when Virgin Galactic re-opens ticket sales.

Luxury Tourism Continuing to Grow in Cancun
Travel Pulse
Luxury tourism continues to grow in Cancun as the region invests in hotels, commercial, marine and residential areas to accommodate the high-income travelers.
According to, Benito Juarez municipal director of tourism Francisco Lopez Reyes said that around 30 percent of all investments in the region are focused on high-spending tourists, which help generate the most revenue in these markets.

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