Travel Roundup 6.9.17

  1. Have a whale of a time… in NYC?

Humpback whales have returned in New York after nearly 100 years. Experts say it’s due to better water quality and algae for whales to feed on. They’ve had so many whale sightings that tour companies are popping up including Gotham Whales.

Whales in NYC
Photo from Gotham Whale website
  1. Airport a tourist destination?

The world’s best airport is about to get an amusement park. Singapore’s Changi Airport just announced a plan for a canopy park with bouncing nets, a tube slide, maze and waterfall. It already has tons of amenities, ranking in the best airport in the world.

Singapore's Changi Airport
Photo from Daily Mail website
  1. Trump launching budget-friendly hotel brand

If you’re boycotting Trump products, take note. Trump is launching a budget three-star hotel brand under the name American Idea. They’ll be found in smaller cities and the plan is to retrofit existing properties.

 

  1. Swim in the Seine

Well, not quite. Paris is opening up canal pools – swimming pools adjacent to the canals in the 19th arrondisement.

Swimming pool in the Seine
Photo from Conde Nast Traveler
  1. Watch the Tony Awards this Sunday!

If you’re coming to NYC anytime soon and have any interest in seeing a Broadway show, you’ve got to check out the Tony Awards. It’s a great chance to see what shows might interest you and even better, what you need to buy a ticket to NOW before it becomes the next Hamilton.

Sunday, June 11th 8/7c on CBS

 

Tony Awards
Photo from Tony Awards website

Travel Deal of the Week: SFO/LAX to Sydney/Melbourne, Australia for $864 roundtrip

Sydney Opera House

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