Daily travel links for 2019-09-30: Skip the cruise, a tiny museum and hidden hotel fees

    • Congress in the U.S. is working on a bill that would make it illegal for #hotels to advertise prices without additional hidden fees… https://t.co/PFdJQH3HRf
    • Enjoy the best food #travel story of 2019 as chosen by the Association of Food Journalists: California’s Central Valley Has One of America’s Best Mexican Food Scenes.” https://t.co/eJmU0eN34Z

 

Tourists have the power to make the world a better place, says G Adventures founder

You may think of your vacation as just a way to get away and relax for a few days, but how you spend your money when you travel affects whether or not it actually benefits the people who live there.

“I think the first thing people have to do is get away from all-inclusive holidays,” said Bruce Poon Tip, the founder of Toronto-based small group adventure travel company and social enterprise G Adventures.

Poon Tip spoke to Canada.com on the occasion of World Tourism Day, an annual event marked by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) every September 27. This year’s theme is about the role of tourism in creating jobs, something that the UNWTO says is often undervalued despite tourism generating 10 percent of the world’s employment.

“People should ask questions to make sure they’re staying in locally-owned accommodations and then when they get there, just go out and shop at different places and hire different local guides to spread their wealth when they spend their money,” said Poon Tip.

To read the rest of the story, please visit Canada.com.

Daily travel links for 2019-09-27: Travel as a force for good, feeding cruise ships and banning mini toiletries

Daily travel links for 2019-09-26: Babies on planes, top airports and window or aisle seat?

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    • Japan Airlines has revealed a new tool that lets you dodge infants when you book your seat. https://t.co/DLr2GJyj21

 

Daily travel links for 2019-09-24: Travelling with your family, the Thomas Cook story and Bahamas wants you to visit

    • In the wake of the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook, here’s a look back at the history of the father of modern tourism.… https://t.co/3uAq9VswZ4
    • Bahamas tourism leaders are urging travellers to visit islands bypassed by Hurricane Dorian.… https://t.co/aIqHio7rtp

 

Daily travel links for 2019-09-20: Clapping on planes, air travel’s miseries and best and worst duty-free airports

    • This survey reveals the worst parts of travelling by air and the item that topped the list surprised me.… https://t.co/uuXEfxpozt

 

Daily travel links for 2019-09-16: Booking off-season, Atlanta is still the biggest and a tequila hotel

 

Daily travel links for 2019-09-13: Strawberry Fields forever, a North Pole hotel and flyers want connectivity

Strawberry Fields
    • Travellers want more connectivity while flying, says this survey. Personally, I relish the opportunity to be disconnect, if only for a few hours… https://t.co/ATJrca0i5l

Daily travel links for 2019-09-12: TSA rules you don’t know, hotel annoyances and underground London

    • These are the world’s most travel-ready countries, according to the World Economic Forum. https://t.co/cRivLDTui4

 

Daily travel links for 2019-09-11: Bahamas is open, posing as a senior at meds for travellers

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