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Some Destinations and Airlines are looking to make major developments in 2020:
Puerto Rico is going all out with a new high-tech entertainment district, El Distrito. Just two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, the District will be a major milestone in recovering tourism for the destination. Plans include five acres of tech-savvy entertainment spot, urban zip line, LED screens, theater complex, and a performance venue for concerts and corporate events. Set to launch in early 2020 in San Juan.
KLM is continuing the green mission and using processed cooking oil as sustainable aviation fuel. The renewable fuel, provided by Neste, will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80%.
The Mexico City government has launched an English-language tourism website to promote and provide information for foreigners.
Disney World’s Epcot is going to make major renovations come 2020! New themes will include Ratatouille, Guardians of the Galaxy, Moana, and Mary Poppins. The Epcot VP even went so far as to say it “will be the largest transformation of any Disney park, ever.”
Uniworld is coming to the Peruvian Amazon, debuting two itineraries (11- & 15-day) in September 2020.
the 16-suite Aria Amazon is an eco-friendly ship with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving guests the ultimate panoramic views of the rainforest at every corner. On all sailings, guests will be joined by native born-and-raised naturalist guides who will assist in getting up close to native wildlife and meeting village locals.
The Strike in France – Reports “On the Ground”
The strikes in France have continued to put the whole country transport turmoil. But what is it like, on the ground? We asked some of our friends in France their thoughts:
Dominique & Jim, who operate the countryside hotel La Bastide d’Eygalières in Southeast France, drove from Provence to Paris a few days ago. Trains were few and they couldn’t book one, so they were forced to take the car. Fortunately, there was no traffic on the road, and it was an easy commute.
Christina and John’s friend Jacques V. visited the rail station in Cannes:
“Today I went to the train station, only one old man working on the floor and not very cooperative, just grouchy! They print out once or twice a day the schedule on a bulletin board and it’s not very dependable either.
As for the bus Nice to Cannes, same problem, if the unions decide on a strike, they will do so just like sheep!
Right now the next big strike will be on Tuesday 17 December and they are calling for a general strike all over France unless they call it off which is doubtful. For other strikes, no one knows and usually they have to give a minimum of 48 hours warning.
If you wish to rent a car, no idea how many rental cars will be available either in Nice or Cannes.”
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