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Travel News: January 18, 2019

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit Travel Weekly One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan. A no-deal Brexit would shake up the rest of the continent in ways that many Europeans haven’t even fathomed.   Norwegian Air closing Boeing 737 bases in US Northeast USA Today European budget giant N...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Indonesia, Washington, Southeast Asia, European Union, Beijing, Atlantic, Britain, Boeing, Bangkok, Bahamas, Brexit, Phuket, News And Deals, Yahoo Finance


St. Regis First Hotel in Washington, D.C. Metro to Feature Plum In-Room Wine By-the-Glass Amenity

Plum, the hospitality industry's revolutionary new wine by-the-glass appliance, today announced that the St. Regis Washington, D.C. is the first D.C. Metro-area hotel to offer guests a next-gen, on-demand experience. The Plum appliances, which dispenses a perfectly preserved and temperature-controlled glass with every pour, have been installed in St. Regis suite rooms, elevating and transforming the guest experience.
Tags: Travel, Washington, Metro, St Regis, St Regis First Hotel


Tiny houses in the Pacific Northwest

Tiny houses are a growing trend for vacation rentals. They’re very affordable, they can be placed anywhere from a tiny lot in a busy downtown to the middle of a forest, they’re better for the environment, and, of course, they’re incredibly Instagrammable and just as cute as can be. The prototypical tiny house looks pretty much like any house but on a miniature scale; most two-person models feature a kitchen, living room, and bathroom on the ground floor, with the bed housed in a loft space ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, United States, Portland, New Zealand, Chad, Airbnb, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Tiny Houses, Pacific Northwest, Tiny Homes, All, Olympia, 288, Leavenworth


WH Economist Admits Economic Strain After Saying Fed Workers ‘Better Off’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both the Secret Service and the Homeland Security Department are affected by the partial government shutdown, now it its fourth week. She added that ...
Tags: Travel, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Ap, House, Secret Service, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Delaware, South Carolina


Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

By LISA MASCARO, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security are affected by the partial government shutdown...
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, China, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Economy, Ap, Soccer, South Dakota


$30 flat car-tab fee will be on November ballot in Washington — again

A Tim Eyman-written measure to make Washington state car tabs cost just $30 will be on your ballot this November. It could have far-reaching effects.
Tags: Travel, News, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Puget Sound, Local Business, Tim Eyman, Traffic Lab


How to Visit and Enjoy Washington, DC In Spite of a Government Shutdown

No matter where you live, by now you have no doubt heard about the shutdown of the Federal Government across the U.S. The effects of this closure are many and widely felt but today I’m not going to talk about the politics of it. No, instead I want to share why now is actually a great time to visit Washington, DC and what the city has to offer in spite of the shutdown. Believe it or not, there’s a lot to experience and since 1) it is January and 2) visitors may think there’s not much to experien...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Washington, US, Washington Dc, National Mall, Michelin, Dc, Destinations, Metro, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, District, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, U Street Corridor


10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington for Families

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want t...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth


10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington

Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want to, for the most p...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth


Hawaii feeling the shutdown strain, sole GOP state senator affirmed by Supreme Court, Gabbard criticizing Democratic colleagues, bacteria closes Oahu beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu International Airport ©2019 All Hawaii News Shutdown strain could lead to longer airport lines. Working without pay for weeks. While the battle over the partial government shutdown takes place in Washington D-C, it's putting a strain on people here in Hawaii. KITV.Impact in Hawaii likely to worsen as shutdown continue. The number of federal civilian employees in Hawaii that are either furloughed or working without pay 20 days after the government partially shut down has been tall...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Gop, Hawaii, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Democratic, State, Honolulu


Learn to cross-country ski in Washington’s Methow Valley

Curious about cross-country skiing? There’s no better place to try it than Washington's Methow Valley.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Washington, Life, Methow Valley


Travel News: January 10, 2019

Crystal campaign focuses on personal experiences Travel Weekly Crystal has launched a new marketing campaign, its first since Tom Wolber became CEO in September 2017. The campaign theme “Where Luxury is Personal” will avoid platitudes about luxury and instead focus on how luxury “is defined by each traveler, making the experience wholly individual,” Crystal said.   TSA Union Says Government Shutdown Causing Agents to Quit Travel Pulse The union representing Transportation Security Administratio...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Microsoft, Washington, Amsterdam, Tsa, Las Vegas, Alexa, Crystal, News And Deals, Transportation Security Administration TSA, Siri Amazon, American Federation of Government Employees AFGE, Google Home, Tom Wolber, Travel Weekly Crystal


Supreme Court mulls Honolulu election results, Kauai reaches 50% renewable power, Hawaii lawmaker joins drilling fight as tarballs surface on Big Island beach, whale count scheduled despite federal shutdown, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale breach  in Hawaii PC: Kohala Sail & Sea Michael Faughn An annual effort to monitor humpback whale migration numbers in Hawaii will proceed as scheduled despite the shutdown of the federal government, a spokesperson for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation said Tuesday. Hawaii News Now.The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's annual Ocean Count will take place January 26 despite the federal government shutdown. KHON2.Mike Gabbard joins other lawmak...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Department Of Defense, Hawaii, House, Pacific, Griffin, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Dod, Honolulu, Hawaii County, U S District Court, Legislature


Top 10 things to do in Seattle

Recently named among the top cities in the U.S. by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in their 2018 Readers Choice Awards, Seattle offers superb urban and outdoor experiences, and provides the perfect point of departure point for a luxury cruise holiday to Alaska. You’ll find many of the city’s top attractions located close to the […] The post Top 10 things to do in Seattle appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Usa, Washington, Attractions, Alaska, North America, Seattle, Regions, Going Out, Conde Nast Traveler


How The U.S. Government Shutdown Affects Traveling Americans And Visitors From Abroad

The United States Federal Government has been partially closed since December 22nd, indefinitely, until the Congress with the president’s approval can pass a budget to allocate funds for several major agencies. Since government shutdowns like the one in Washington DC are exceedingly rare elsewhere in the developed world, the procedures and cutbacks pertaining to services, travel or otherwise can be unclear. Many are ad-hoc to an extent; based in part on how long the showshutdown will last. For ...
Tags: Travel, Money, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Advice, Wikipedia, New York City, US, Nasa, Austin, United States, Washington Dc, Treasury, Tsa, State Department


Most expensive tourist visas

Americans enjoy a powerful passport and plenty of benefits that make travel easy, but that doesn’t mean entry to every country comes cheap. Tourist visas to some countries add a relatively hefty financial burden to the trip-planning and budgeting processes for hopeful visitors. Travel is always worth the expense, but make sure to leave some extra room in your budget if you’re an American planning to visit these countries. And keep in mind that these prices aren’t the same for all nationalitie...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Washington, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, US, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Virunga National Park, Uzbekistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Visas, Embassy, Democratic Republic Of Congo


Best ski resorts for Presidents' Day

Don’t let the fear of holiday crowds keep you at home this Presidents’ Day weekend. It’s time to use those advanced trip-planning skills to capitalize on what most people don’t: a three-day window at some of the country’s smaller resorts. So take advantage of the mid-winter snow, load up the roof rack, and hit the road. A long weekend is coming and here’s where to go. 1. WEST COAST: Mt. Baker, Washington Photo: vanpeltj87/Shutterstock The thing about skiing in Washington is that — unlike...
Tags: Travel, Montana, Washington, US, New Hampshire, Idaho, Skiing, Michigan, Ski Resorts, Tahoe, Vermont, New England, San Juan Mountains, Durango, Utah Colorado, Squaw Valley


National parks filled with trash

The biggest victim of the ongoing US government shutdown is likely the country’s national parks. Due to a lack of rangers and other employees to maintain the grounds, parks are overflowing with trash and feces. On Wednesday, it got so bad in Joshua Tree National Park that the park temporarily closed its campgrounds due to health and safety concerns attributed to overflowing toilets. Yosemite National Park has experienced similar issues, with over-capacity toilets forcing the closure of campgr...
Tags: Travel, Washington, White House, US, National Parks, Washington Dc, National Mall, Government Shutdown, National Park, All, Trump, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park, Department of Public Works, Sequoia National Park


Marriott International names Crestline Hotels & Resorts to its Prestigious 2018 Partnership Circle

Marriott International presented Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC its Partnership Circle Award at the brand's recent annual 2018 MINA & Full-Service Owners Conference held in Washington, D.C. Crestline was recognized for its steadfast partnership, commitment to excellence, and overall support of Marriott's full-service brands. To qualify for this distinguished recognition award winners must exceed several performance thresholds and criteria including superior guest service and brand excell...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Marriott, Marriott International, Crestline, Crestline Hotels amp, Crestline Hotels Resorts LLC


Oil, Populist Leaders and the Dollar: Guide to EM Risks in 2019 - Bloomberg

Oil, Populist Leaders and the Dollar: Guide to EM Risks in 2019 - Bloomberg:Emerging markets are tentatively picking themselves up from the floor after a rout that’s wiped about $5 trillion off the value of stocks since a high in January 2018. But the reprieve may not last long.Rising rates in the U.S., a stronger dollar, Beijing and Washington’s trade war, lower oil prices and the emergence of populist leaders in Latin America’s two biggest economies could all weigh on markets.“The theory is de...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Bloomberg, Beijing, Latin America, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Anthony Peters, Blockex Ltd


#Saudi Politics, Oil and Proxy Wars: Mideast Market Risks in 2019 - Bloomberg

Saudi Politics, Oil and Proxy Wars: Mideast Market Risks in 2019 - Bloomberg:The list of potential pitfalls for Middle East investors next year is long.With oil in a bear market, pressure on energy exporters is mounting. Saudi Arabia’s global standing is being questioned and Washington has turned its back on Iran, opening the way for increased -- and some say destabilizing -- Russian influence.The region has never been for the faint-hearted. Traders who snapped up Saudi assets in the first half ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Iran, Middle East, Bahrain, Istanbul, Aramco, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jamal Khashoggi


Treehouse hunters: Getting to know the local builder behind Fall City’s bespoke arboreal playhouses

America’s foremost treehouse builder lives right here in Washington, and his jewel-like refuges among the maples and firs are like something out of Tolkien.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Washington, Life, America, Fall City


Nikkei Enters Bear Market to Extend Global Rout: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg

Nikkei Enters Bear Market to Extend Global Rout: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg:The Nikkei 225 Stock Average slid into a bear market, as a global equity rout continued unabated in the last week of the year, with renewed turmoil in Washington rattling investors. Israeli stocks sank for a fourth day, while the yen and Japanese bonds rose.The Japanese benchmark fell 5 percent on Tuesday, widening its drop to 21 percent from its Oct. 2 peak, taking its cue from the S&P 500’s worst trading session before t...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Bloomberg, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Steven Mnuchin


Crude Spirals to 18-Month Low Amid Global Economic Concerns - Bloomberg

Crude Spirals to 18-Month Low Amid Global Economic Concerns - Bloomberg:Crude fell to the lowest level in a year and a half as concerns over the global economy and turbulence in Washington overshadowed signals from OPEC that it may deepen output cuts.Futures slid 6.7 percent in a shortened Christmas Eve session in New York, joining a rout in U.S. stocks as investors assess the threat from a government shutdown. The latest tumble left crude prices down 44 percent since reaching a four-year peak i...
Tags: Travel, New York, Washington, Russia, Opec, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, John Kilduff, Month Low Amid Global Economic Concerns Bloomberg


Government shutdown closes parts of Washington state national parks, cuts search and rescue staff

Many federal agencies are putting a majority of their employees on furlough during the shutdown reducing services, even if some facilities remain open.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Weather, News, Washington, Nation, Local News, Northwest, Nation & World


#Switzerland prepares to launch #Iran payments channel | Financial Times

Switzerland prepares to launch Iran payments channel | Financial Times:Switzerland is close to launching an initiative to let companies sell food, medicine and medical devices to Iran using a payments channel that would be the first such mechanism to win Washington’s approval since it reimposed sanctions against Tehran.Bern’s humanitarian supplies plan — which is the subject of delicate ongoing talks with the US and Iran — comes as leading EU powers hope within weeks to set up a much-touted mech...
Tags: Travel, Washington, US, Iran, Switzerland, Tehran, Donald Trump, Financial Times, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tehran Bern


Assisted dying law kicks in Jan. 1, Honolulu rail costs climb, legislators pan Ige homeless plan, audit clears Mauna Kea management, Hanabusa, Gabbard look to future, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii dawn ©2018 All Hawaii News Preparing For Hawaii’s New Medical Aid In Dying Law. The state estimates around 40 people will use the new law to seek medical assistance to end their lives next year. Civil Beat.Health care industry prepares for ‘Our Care, Our Choice Act’ New law that takes effect Jan. 1 will allow terminal patients to end their lives. Maui News.University of Hawaii economists are forecasting that the state’s expansion has more room to run, but their outlook for the Asia...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Washington, Nasa, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Hawaii, Sears, Kaká, Hawaii Island, Mauna Loa, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Mauna Kea


#SaudiArabia condemns US Senate ‘interference’ over Khashoggi | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate ‘interference’ over Khashoggi | Financial Times:Saudi Arabia fired back at its critics in Washington for their “interference” in its affairs after the US Senate blamed the Saudi crown prince for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.In a statement late on Sunday, Riyadh said the Senate vote “was based on unsubstantiated claims and allegations, and contained blatant interferences in the kingdom’s internal affairs, undermining the kingdom’s regional and internat...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, US, US Senate, Yemen, Istanbul, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Hawaii's coral reefs in fair condition, time capsule found at state Capitol, Honolulu chief deputy prosecutor takes leave in federal probe, Southwest Airlines coming to Hawaii, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cauliflower coral ©2018 All Hawaii News Report: Hawaii’s coral reefs in ‘fair’ condition, face serious threats. Looking at coral reefs near the Main Hawaiian Islands as well as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the report found that climate conditions — temperature stress and ocean acidification — are some of the biggest factors contributing to the health of the coral reef. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry is fetching high values for its catches even though the overa...
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, America, Tesla, United States, Hawaii, Va, Kilauea, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, State Capitol, Hawaii Legislature


Psychiatric hospital employees cleared in killer's escape, state shorted in federal rail funds, CIO stepping down, pilot rescued in military 'Sentry Aloha' crash, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii road construction ©2018 All Hawaii News Hawaii only state shut out of federal DOT grants. The federal Department of Transportation will disburse some $1.5 billion to fund 91 infrastructure projects around the country — none in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.State information chief Todd Nacapuy resigning at year’s end.  Star-Advertiser.Hawaii’s Chief Information Officer Is Stepping Down. The state’s top technology official, Todd Nacapuy, was appointed by Gov. David Ige in 2014. Civil Beat....
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, Hawaii, Pahoa, Department Of Transportation, Justice Department, Dot, Hawaii Island, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, Kihei, Maui County Council



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