Trip News: May 3, 2018

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts, part of AccorHotels, in partnership with hoteliers Gary and Jeffrey Saunders and developer Jordan Warshaw, announced the signing of definitive agreements to debut the first mixed-use Raffles property in North America.

Located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will be a welcoming oasis of refined elegance comprised of a distinctive hotel as well as exquisitely appointed residences and is scheduled to open in 2021.


New York Times

Trip operators bill Cancún and the adjoining Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean coast as carefree beach escapes with something for everyone from spring break partyers to families. But a wave of violence, linked to rival drug gangs, threatens travel in the region like a storm hovering on the horizon.

The local news site Noticaribe reported 14 murders in Cancún over a 36-hour period in early April, continuing a pattern of violence reported last summer. Gun deaths have also occurred in Playa del Carmen, the biggest town on the Riviera Maya, about 40 miles south of Cancún.

The Italian island of Capri wants to bring in crowd control measures to manage stifling mass tourism, as Venice installed checkpoints capable of blocking off the most congested parts of the World Heritage city.

The limestone outcrop in the Bay of Naples is inundated with two million tourists a year, with the mayor telling The Daily Telegraph the island could “explode” from a social point of view under the sheer weight of visitors.

Venice introduced radical new measures for the bank holiday weekend, installing metal barriers that can divert tourists down less frequented alleyways so that locals and workers can go about their business without constantly dodging tour groups.


USA Today

Rising fuel costs are eating into airline profits, dampening expectations for the rest of 2018, and setting the stage for higher fares.

Fuel is the airlines’ second-biggest expense after labor, so when it rises — at American it was up 40 cents a gallon from a year ago — so does the cost of providing air travel, says American Airlines CEO Doug Parker.

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