Travel News: February 13, 2020


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Walt Disney World, Disneyland Raise Prices
Travel Pulse
The tradeoff of paying for a ticket to Walt Disney World or Disneyland is, of course, living the moment. A day at either park is one of the most incredible—or magical, if you want to use Disney’s own words—experiences
you can have at any age.

But the experience continues to be costly. For the second time in eight months, Disney World has raised its ticket prices.

Additional coronavirus cases on the Diamond Princess
Travel Weekly
Princess Cruises said an additional 39 cases of coronavirus were confirmed on the Diamond Princess Feb. 11, bringing the total number of cases to 174.
Princess did not say if the ship’s quarantine date would be reset. “We are following guidance from the Japan Ministry of Health on plans for disembarkation protocols to provide medical care for these new cases,” the line said in a statement.

Record temperatures hit Antarctica as tourism rises
A research base at the tip of Antarctica recorded the highest temperature on record for the continent. With an influx of tourists, CNN’s Robyn Curnow look at what climate activists are saying is the long-term forecast for this remote land.

Hilton closes 150 hotels in China due to the coronavirus. But US hotels seeing effects, too
USA Today
Hilton has closed about 150 of its hotels in China amid the growing coronavirus crisis plaguing the country and the rest of the world — and its impact on the hotel industry may be just beginning. In the U.S. specifically, it could cost the country billions of dollars and millions of hotel room stays.


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