To discover the latest travel destination news, simply continue reading to discover the latest travel developments in Australia, Europe, the US, Canada and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Latest Travel Destination News:
International tourists have been warned against traveling to New South Wales, Australia:
International tourists have been encouraged to delay making travel plans to visit Sydney and the state of New South Wales, which has been severely effected by widespread bush fires. While Sydney, the most populated city in Australia may seem safe to visit, it’s not a wise idea to visit Sydney for the time being, due to the excess smoke which is visible throughout Sydney.
However, once Australia’s bush fires are under control, the Australian Tourism Board will seek to encourage international tourists to plan trips to New South Wales, in order to help support the region’s economy.
Rail journeys are becoming more popular due to rising awareness of global warming:
Greater numbers of travellers are now choosing to take rail journeys in order to explore foreign destinations, instead of traveling by plane. While other travellers may travel to a different continent by air before using rail journeys to travel between several different countries. In order to try and decrease their travel related carbon emissions. As an example, the EuroStar which operates in Europe has already experienced a significant increase in ticket sales. Some governments such as the German government have also pledged to decrease the price of train tickets by 10% in order to encourage citizens and travellers to choose rail based transportation over short haul domestic flights.
Furthermore, more than 22,000 individuals have joined a popular scheme which has encouraged travellers to pledge to go flight free in 2020.
Omio which is a successful multimodal transport booking app launches in the US and Canada:
Omio which was founded in Germany, has launched their popular travel planning and booking app in the US and Canada. In order to help travellers in the US book a wide variety of transportation options from their smart phones. Travellers who plan on travelling throughout the US will be able to use Omio in order to compare the prices and schedules of a wide variety of transport options, in order to travel from one US city to the next. Some examples of well known transport providers who have signed on to partner with Omio at its launch include Amtrak, United Airlines, OurBus, Academy and Delta Airlines.
Saudi Arabia expects to welcome thousands of extra tourists in 2020:
After opening its borders to tourists, Saudi Arabia expects to host thousands of extra tourists in 2020. Thanks to their international campaign to promote Saudi Arabia as an exciting, up and coming travel destination for travellers to visit. In order to try and attract tourists to Saudi Arabia and to decrease the country’s reliance on their oil industry, the conservative country has relaxed some of their laws in order to encourage tourism. As an example, female travellers to Saudi Arabia will not have to wear a burqa and will be able to explore Saudi Arabia in conservative western clothing such as maxi dresses, jeans and long sleeve blouses.
If you travel frequently for leisure or business, hopefully you found all of the travel news listed above useful. Especially if you plan on travelling in the coming weeks.