Palestine Flag

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • Palestinian flag raised at UN – It was a big moment for the Palestinians and President Abbas as the flag of Palestine was raised at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to much fanfare this week. (TIME)
  • Africa gaining attention of hoteliers – Africa is poised for new travel growth, it seems, as companies such as Starwood Hotels plan to open new properties; Starwood looks to add 14 new hotels in the next 5 years. (BW)
  • Amtrak to start charging extra baggage fees – The United States passenger rail system is looking to copy airlines’ playbooks as they will begin to charge for excess luggage in the hopes of turning a profit. (Skift)
  • Carnival brings high-speed to entire fleet – The world’s largest cruise operator is planning to bring high-speed internet service to more of its ships, though it may cost about $16 per day. (LAT)
  • Indonesia excludes Japan from rail project – Japan has been knocked out of the battle over who will get to build Indonesia’s first high-speed rail line, with China looking to be the winner. (JP)

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