Travel News: February 19, 2020

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United Airlines to Replace Biscoff Cookies With Oreos
Travel Pulse

Brace yourself.
United Airlines has made a momentous decision regarding its in-flight snack offerings.
The carrier has announced it will replace its Biscoff cookies with something more well-known and more popular.
Oreos.
Oreo Thins, to be exact.

Dream Hotel Group plans Las Vegas property in 2023
Travel Weekly
Dream Hotel Group plans to debut the Dream Las Vegas casino hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in 2023.
Set to open across the street from the Mandalay Bay Resort on the southern end of Las Vegas Blvd., the Dream Las Vegas will be housed within a 21-story newbuild tower. The hotel will feature 450 guestrooms, a gaming floor, seven dining and nightlife venues and 12,000 square feet of private meetings and events space.

Coronavirus Empties European Cities of Chinese Tourists
New York Times
Though it is too soon to quantify it precisely, the potential economic impact of the coronavirus is evident nearly everywhere. From the streets of Paris to the wineries of Burgundy, from the German town of Füssen near the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein to a shopping outlet in Oxfordshire, England, the numbers of Chinese tourists have visibly dropped since Beijing banned overseas group tours on Jan. 27.

SpaceX to Enter Space Tourism Market
The Motley Fool
SpaceX has not yet received permission from NASA to fly astronauts aboard its Crew Dragon space capsule. But once it does receive permission — perhaps just months from now, seeing as SpaceX’s first crewed mission is expected to take off by mid-year — NASA astronauts may not be the only persons flying aboard Crew Dragon.
This morning, privately held, Vienna, Virginia-based Space Adventures announced it has reached an agreement with SpaceX to have the latter fly four “private citizens” — space tourists — aboard Crew Dragon in the vessel’s “first Crew Dragon free-flyer mission.” Space Adventures would find the customers, and then subcontract with SpaceX to fly them.

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