In the days before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, Miami-Dade’s hotels emptied out and profits plummeted, signaling the first of a sting of hurricane-induced challenges for the region’s tourism industry.
Now, a week after the hurricane, some properties have shuttered their doors until October as they repair damage caused by Irma’s strong winds.
Full Story: Hurricane Irma: Some hotels closed in Miami Beach, occupancy drops | Miami Herald
This is awesome! Show them you appreciate their effort & pay them a visit 🙂
Over 800 dogs became temporary guests at the Hyatt Regency Orlando last weekend as Irma, then a Category 5 storm with viciously fast wind speeds, barreled toward the state, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Full Story: As Hurricane Irma neared, Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel in Florida opened doors for nearly 1,000 dogs | Miami Herald
“Most of the time, a person with a disability remains in their own group of other people with the same disability, or with their family and friends,” she says. There was no travel service – at least in India – where a deaf person could travel with a blind person, or a wheelchair user with a traveller without a disability. Arora was determined to change that. Then came the customisation for each client – special needs, special interests, solo travel, group travel, honeymoon, wellness, adventure.
Full Story: Planet Abled: Meet the woman making travel accessible for disabled people in India | The Independent
A new “Dark Sky” are may soon be here. These are really cool for astrophotographers and tourists in general who really want to see a true “night sky”.
Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way.
The first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States would fill a chunk of the state’s sparsely populated region that contains night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way.
“We know the night sky has inspired people for many thousands of years,” said John Barentine, program manager at the Tucson, Arizona-based International Dark-Sky Association. “When they are in a space where they can see it, it’s often a very profound experience.”
Full Story: Idaho hopes to bring stargazers to first US dark sky reserve – News-Sentinel.com
Over the next few days I will be spending my time exclusively on Twitter and Facebook sharing travel related news and stories as it relates to Hurricanes.
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Stay safe everyone…
A new report by PeoplePerHour has revealed the capital city of Germany as the top spot for ‘digital nomads’ to earn a living while travelling. The study takes into account things like the number of co-working spaces, monthly salaries, the overall cost of living, visa requisites and crime rates.
View all Top 5 Cities here: Berlin emerges as the number one city in the world to work while you travel
Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa has become the first of its kind in Hawai‘i to entirely end the use of plastic straws on its property. Children’s drinks and blended tropical drinks are now served with eco-friendly paper straws, while other drinks are only served with paper straws on request at the hotel’s dining establishments, luau and other events.
Full Story: The Hotel Where Drinking Straws are Outlawed | TravelPulse
As we mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations, we must not forget the families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Those in south Texas and Louisiana are just beginning to recover from an incredibly destructive storm, one that halted air and rail transportation in the region, devastated communities both large and small, and continues to threaten the safety of local residents, our colleagues and their families.
Full Story: TSA Labor Day Travel Tips: 2017 | Transportation Security Administration
Take a trip anywhere in the world and you’ll return home with a refreshed spirit and energy. You will also develop some skills you may not even be aware of gaining while abroad. No matter what industry or role you’re in, these skills are valuable and can be leveraged in the corporate world instantaneously. Whether taking a vacation or going abroad for an extended period of time, you are guaranteed to learn any or all of the following skills. I know I’ve certainly picked these up along my journey!
Full Story: How Global Travel Helps You In The Corporate World