Trip News: January 25, 2018

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Trip Weekly

In a message to travel industry partners regarding the state of public emergency in St. James Parish in Jamaica (where Montego Bay is located), tourism minister Edmund Bartlett assured them that the country is open for business, saying that enhanced security measures were put in place to ensure the continued safety of residents and visitors.

He said that a state of public emergency “is a tool to ensure enhanced security for all persons entering and leaving a particular geographic area. Restrictions in the stated areas should not adversely impact law-abiding persons.”


Trip Pulse

Paris is under a flood alert as rising water from the river Seine causes travel headaches throughout the popular tourist destination.

The city’s deputy mayor, Colombe Brossel, reported the river’s water level reached 16 feet Tuesday and is forecasted to peak around 19.5 feet by Saturday, prompting the second-most severe alert in an “orange” emergency level, according to The Washington Post.


USA Today

United Airlines executives plan to stop making “stupid” decisions as part of a renewed effort to turn around the carrier’s fortunes.

The airline shrank a cumulative 8% during the last five years at its hubs, surrendering market share to rivals such as American Airlines and Delta Air Lines and to low-cost carriers, President Scott Kirby told investment analysts this week.


ABC News

Brazil is making it easier and cheaper for Americans to apply for a visa following a decline in the number of visitors from the U.S. in recent years.

Starting Thursday, Americans can complete the visa process completely online, instead of visiting a consulate or paying an expeditor to do so. The price of the visa will drop from $160 to $40.

The new e-visa program has already been put in place for Australians, Japanese and Canadians as part of Brazil’s efforts to attract more foreign tourists.

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