Trip News: January 22, 2018

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Trip Weekly

Yotel, the micro-room specialist that began with sleep “cabins” at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow Airports in 2007 and has since expanded to urban hotels, will enter the extended-stay market by 2020 with hotel-condominium properties in Utah and Miami.

The brand, called Yotelpad, will have units starting at 215 square feet, which is about 50% larger than Yotel’s standard queen hotel rooms. Like the standard rooms, the Yotelpads will have adjustable beds that save space by mechanically folding into couches. The rooms will also have “work” and “relaxing” zones as well as kitchenettes, while the projects’ common areas will have gyms, storage areas,  Amazon lockers for deliveries, concierge services and laundry facilities.

 


Trip Pulse

Jamaica’s bustling tourism destination St. James Parish—home to popular Montego Bay—has been placed under a State of Emergency, due to an uptick in violent crime in the area.

“I have been advised by the security forces, in writing, that the level of criminal activity experienced, continued and threatened, is of such a nature and so extensive in scale as to endanger public safety,” said Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a statement.

 


USA Today

A pop-up license bureau is being set up at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas to accommodate all the lovebirds with marriage plans who flock to the city around Valentine’s Day.

Getting married in Las Vegas is popular year-round. But each year around Valentine’s Day and the Presidents Day weekend, the Clark County Clerk’s office in downtown Las Vegas office reports issuing more than 1,500 marriage licenses, about twice the number they do during other times of the year.

 


New York Times

Delta Air Lines said on Friday that it was tightening its rules for transporting service and support animals in an effort to reduce misbehavior by dogs and other creatures that air carriers are required by law to allow on board.

Service dogs are specially trained to aid people with disabilities. Emotional support animals provide comfort and companionship to their owners and do not require coaching.

Delta, which carries nearly 250,000 such animals a year, said that starting March 1, it would require documentation about their health and, in some instances, a promise of good conduct. The new rules make Delta’s policy among the most demanding among major carriers.

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