Travel News: New Visa Rules to enter EU take effect in 2020

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Enhanced Security And A 10 Euro Fee For Non-EU Visitors To The Schengen Region
ETN reports the European Union is now on a path to apply an entry fee. In Europe this process will be named ETIAS. The new regulation is planned to become law in 2020. The new regulation, an EURO 10.00 entry fee would apply to non-EU citizens able to enter the Schengen area without a visa. Here are the rules and details: Travellers posing a risk to security will be refused. Fee of 10 euros, authorization valid for 3 years for unlimited trips. Electronic application to be processed in less than 72 hours.
Finnair Weighting Passengers At Departure Gates In Helsinki October & November
LoyaltyLobby.com reports Finnair is about to start a new project to better understand the average weight of the passengers and their hand luggage at the Helsinki airport. Until now, the airline has used European Aviation Safety Agency’s suggestions that the average male passenger weights with carry on 88 kilos, female 70 kilos and children 35 kilos. The average weights are used when the airlines calculate how much cargo they can load and how much kerosene they need to safely operate the flight.
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Australia’s Famed Uluru To Be Closed To Climbers
Reuters reports Australia’s world-famous Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, will be closed to climbers from 2019, its management board said on Wednesday, ending a decades-long campaign by Aborigines to protect their scared monolith in the Northern Territory. A board of eight traditional owners and four government officials voted unanimously to close the rock to climbers. “The climb is a men’s sacred area, the men have closed it,” chairman Sammy Wilson added in a statement. “It has cultural significance that includes certain restrictions.” The Unesco World Heritage-listed 348-metre rock, known for its shifting red-ochre colors, is a top tourist destination, attracting around 300,000 visitors each year, despite its remote desert location near Alice Springs. The traditional owners of Uluru, the Anangu people, have called for the climb to be closed since 1985, when the park was placed in indigenous hands.
New Payment Method Introduced At London Heathrow Airport
New payment method is being introduced at London Heathrow Airport which will see a cardless and cashless process for passengers. Plaza Premium Lounges is one of the first outlets at Heathrow to launch the payment method, known as Alipay, across all the terminals it operates in. Alipay is a popular, eWallet payment system based in China which provides a secure way to shop and store money and all transactions are carried out safely through the Alipay website, either by searching for the outlet name or by scanning a QR code via a mobile phone, tablet or other technical devices. The payment method is already popular within the travel industry with many airlines and airports across the world already accepting the electronic payment process such as Aeroflot, Vanilla Air and Emirates.
Excellence Punta Cana Reopens Its Doors
Excellence Punta Cana, the all-inclusive resort Excellence Group, has reopened its doors following a four-month, $45 million dollar renovation. Maintaining the resort’s original romantic island charm and elegance that earned it a spot on Trip Advisor’s ‘Top 25 All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts, the property now also features completely renovated and new onsite food and beverage offerings, an upgraded Club Lounge resulting in an elevated front desk and concierge service, a new beachfront pool, in-room renovations with improved layouts, new furniture and sleek Caribbean vibes, and an enhanced experience in the brand’s renowned Excellence Club. Excellence Punta Cana seamlessly combines the convenience of an all-inclusive experience with the details and amenities of a luxurious five-star property.
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United Offers Boarding Passes For Partner Airlines Via Its Mobile App
United Airlines announced a new enhancement to the United app that will allow customers to receive boarding passes when connecting to 19 airline partners on their smartphones, a feature which no other US carrier currently offers. This functionality will be available for customers traveling on United who are making an onward connection on another carrier and will improve the functionality of United’s award-winning app, which is relied on over 500 million times a year by customers.
Mexico Is Reinforcing Security In Popular Tourist Spots
Mexico is hoping to get the State Department to revise its views, and companies including Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Marriott International Inc. are spending millions to make guests feel safer. Their motivation is clear: Barclays Plc estimates that a drop in tourism could wipe out as much as 0.5% points from Mexico’s gross domestic product growth this year. “Lower tourism activity will definitely have an impact on growth,” said Marco Oviedo, head of Latin America economic research at Barclays. “External tourism is one of the most important sources of income.” Mexico gets about $20 billion a year from tourism. With murders quadrupling in Los Cabos and doubling in Cancun this year, a chunk of that revenue may be at stake. Quintana Roo, the state where Cancun is located, is the destination of a third of all the nation’s international tourists.
Virgin Voyages Previews Its First Cruise Ship
Conde Nast reports the new ship design takes its cue from superyachts and the first cruise will sail out of Miami in 2020. The laying of the keel has taken place. Originally announced in 2015, Virgin Voyages has spent the last two years existing mostly on paper. And now a large, central section of the first ship, the temporarily titled Virgin I, or hull 6287, has been set into place. Details of the interiors and amenities are still under tight wraps but, in March, the line’s CEO Tom McAlpin revealed that a “Creative Collective” of designers and architects have been tasked with fulfilling Branson’s vision for the “world’s most gorgeous ships.” They’ll be the brain trust behind the mid-size ships, with the capacity for 2,800 guests and 1,150 crew, while “reflecting the craftsmanship and materiality inspired by super yachts,” says McAlpin. The ship passengers (or “sailors”, to use the company’s term) will need to be over 18. There will be no water slides, rides and kids’ activities on the Virgin Ships. Virgin is taking a different approach, pitching its ship as “adult by design”. Virgin says the decision to ban children was based on feedback from travelers who are “looking for a more elevated and premium experience, with a few Virgin style surprises”. Branson declared the Virgin Voyages vessel would be “the most recognizable ship sailing the seven seas.”
Passenger Jets Will Soon Run On Cooking Oil And Fat
Jets in Europe will soon run on eco-fuel produced from vegetable oil and animal fat. The new fuel will be mixed with traditional kerosene. According to latest reports, planes running on the mixture of renewable and traditional fuel will start flying next year from Geneva in Switzerland. The airport wants biofuel to have a one percent share of sales at the airport for a start. According the CEO of Finnish company Neste that produces the fuel. Lufthansa tested the company’s fuel on more than 1,000 flights in 2011 with a 50-50 blend of biofuel to kerosene. “It worked amazingly well,” Lievonen said. “Engine performance improved. We have a very good track record in aviation, and it’s an exciting growth area for us,” he said.

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