Trip News: September 6, 2018

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Trip Pulse

The most unforgettable journeys are made when travelers experience the authentic heart of a destination. Abercrombie & Kent is taking them there with its Connections Boutique Group Journeys.

The tour operator has developed three new immersive journeys for 2019 that reflect A&K’s commitment curating journeys that give guests a sense of place.


Trip Weekly

Brazil is poised to become the poster child for the benefits of relaxed visa policies. Just seven months after the country eased its visa restrictions, making it easier, faster and cheaper for Americans to travel there, it has seen a surge in U.S. visitors procuring visas.

The uptick was part of what Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism reported was an overall increase of 8% in foreign visitors from January through June of this year, compared with the first six months of 2017. Those 3.2 million international visitors also spent $3.24 billion in Brazil, an almost 6% jump in spending.


USA Today

A year after suffering from twin hurricanes, the Caribbean islands most impacted by Irma and Maria are trying to make a comeback as coveted vacation destinations.

From Sept. 5 to 8 last year, Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm. It caused significant destruction to a large swath of the Caribbean, including Barbuda, Anguilla, Saint Martin (Sint Maarten), the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, and Turks and Caicos. It ended its run in the southeastern USA, causing damage in Florida, especially in the Keys.


Time Out Dubai

Looking for somewhere to stay before or after jetting off abroad? There will be plenty of space at the brand-new Hampton by Hilton near Dubai Airport Freezone and Terminal 2.

Being the first of its property in the Middle East, the 420-room hotel is the brand’s largest Hampton by Hilton to date, boasting an outdoor infinity pool on its first floor, a fully-equipped rooftop gym and digital key-enabled rooms.

As staple part of the brand, guests will be able to wake up each morning to a hot breakfast with fresh baked waffles and hearty oatmeal with toppings.

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