Travel News: National candy day!

Nov 4 is national candy day!

Did you know it’s national candy day? Spill your sweet tooth at these sweet ships all across America. http://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/celebrate-national-candy-day-at-the-sweetest-candy-shops-in-america.html

New $2B International Terminal At Calgary Airport Opens
The new international terminal features 24 gates and 5 levels spread over 2 million square feet It also features North America’s first “call-to-gate boarding system,” which features central waiting areas where passengers can eat, relax or shop while being a five-minute walk away from their departure gate. Another feature is features enhanced Canada-US customs technology, and a custom-designed passenger shuttle service. The airport as about 130 international flights coming through the new terminal. The first flight out of the terminal flew to Puerto Vallarta. A big problem is the fact there is no Tim Horton’s inside the security area, at least not yet.


Port Canaveral readies to homeport its biggest ship, Oasis of the Seas
The Canaveral Port Authority is making final preparations for the Nov. 5 arrival of Oasis of the Seas, its largest homeporting ship. Oasis of the Seas will berth at Cruise Terminal 1, which opened in December 2014. The Port Authority built the $104.6m, 188,000-square-foot facility and 1,007-vehicle parking garage specifically to accommodate Oasis-class ships. Oasis of the Seas, which carries 5,400 passengers double occupancy, replaces the 3,634-passenger Freedom of the Seas at the port.

Drone Halts Traffic At Dubai Airport
A drone forced Dubai international airport, one of the world’s busiest, to halt air traffic for an hour and a half Saturday evening, the third such incident in less than five months. Air space around the airport was closed from 7.25pm to 8.49pm, “due to unauthorised drone activity resulting in flight diversions” said operator Dubai Airports.

Paris Seeks To Increase Tourism 
Paris tourism authorities have unveiled an action plan designed to woo back visitors. 2016 has seen a 13% fall in visitor numbers between January and August this year, compared with the same period in 2015. Measures include hiring students to become ‘tourism interns’ to give assistance to tourists. The English-speaking students will be positioned at key landmarks around the French capital to help guide visitors and make them feel welcome. Around 200 will be recruited over the 2016 Christmas period and by next summer there are plans to have around 1,000. Funds have also been put aside to give English lessons to tourism workers, including taxi and bus drivers. To help visitors feel more secure, mobile police stations will be installed at tourist hot spots around the city. Authorities are also pushing for the term ‘state of emergency’ to be changed to ‘state of high security’. A state of emergency has been in place since the Paris attacks last November. Tourism officials also hope visitor numbers will be boosted by a new television series which will be set in the region. Investment is also being made in its tourism website and the creation of a City Pass, which for public transport and entry into popular tourist attractions.

Top Links

Did you catch our blog on the Margaret River wine region of Australia? Read more here: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-best-way-to-experience-the-wineries-at-margaret-river-gp6txt

In Israel, a new passion for Palestinian Cuisine: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/travel/in-israel-a-new-passion-for-arabic-palestinian-cuisine.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/travel

In St. John in Canada, Exploring the Legacy of the Loyalists: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/travel/st-john-new-brunswick-canada-legacy-of-british-loyalists.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/travel

Why Thailand should be on top of your list for 2017: http://www.escape.com.au/world/asia/why-thailand-should-be-top-of-your-list-for-2017/news-story/5d44e14747552f525c67ff74bb052136

Discover the Haunted Deep South: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/halloween-most-haunted-cities-deep-south-new-orleans-savannah-louisiana-voodoo-georgia-bonaventure-a7383131.html

The UK’s coziest rural cabins for winter weekends away: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/cosiest-cabins-for-winter-weekends-away/

The Largest Marine Reserve Was Just Created in Antarctica: http://www.travelandleisure.com/animals/antarctic-reserve-animals

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