Travel News Tuesday: What’s New?

by Carolina on February 14, 2012

The entrance to the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, CA, where pop icon Whitney Houston was found dead at the age of 48.

  • Pop star Whitney Houston died on Saturday at The Beverly Hilton hotel. The songstress was just 48. Whitney, and ahhh, de ahhh, we’ll always love you. [NYTimes.com]
  • The U.S. State Department has issued an updated, expanded travel warning for its citizens visiting Mexico, with more details and a state-by-state security assessment. The new warning includes no advisories for areas such as Riviera Maya, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta. [USAToday.com]
  • A new policy proposes that hotel employees who enter guest rooms should carry a portable panic button. This comes nearly a year after former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn was accused of sexually assaulting a chambermaid at the Sofitel New York. [CNN.com]
  • Now that he’s had to give up his plans of living in the White House, Donald Trump will be taking over the Old Post Office right across the street from it and turning it into a hotel. The property is expected to open in 2016. [WashingtonPost.com]
  • JetBlue just put into service a Red Sox-themed A320 as part of its efforts towards boosting its presence in Boston. Don’t expect to see the team win much more than frequent flyer points this season. [Boston.com]

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