The Atlanta City Council adopted a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics like straws and cutlery. This applies to all public buildings, including the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The law would go into effect in December 2020 if approved by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
“This is the responsible thing to do,” said council member Amir Farokhi, who introduced the legislation. “It’s a small but meaningful step to take to reduce the reliance on products derived by fossil fuels.”
Travelers at the airport said they agreed with the need to reduce plastic trash, but some were skeptical about the quality of the alternatives out there.
“Paper [straws] disintegrate. I think we’ve tried bamboo ones. They also don’t do a very good job,” said airline passenger Marlee Maneri. “You end up eating some paper, so I’m not sure what they would provide as an alternative.”
Delta Air Lines is happy to welcome travelers back while implementing extra precautions to ensure a safe, clean environment for passengers. After listening to customers' main concerns about returning to flying, Delta Air Lines came up with layers of protection.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Navajo Nation is an area of land in the southwestern United States. Covering about 27,000 square miles, the region in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah currently makes up the largest area of land retained by a tribe within the United States. Home to the Navajo people, the area boasts monuments, parks, markets, trails and historic sites.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Los Angeles Office announced a new initiative for would-be travelers waiting for the green light. The Buy Now, Stay Later: Thailand launch comes on the heels of Thailand’s foreign travel restrictions extending until further notice.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Through July 30, travelers looking for a Caribbean getaway can book the Breezes Summer of Savings special at Breezes Resort & Spa – Bahamas. The promotion offers up to 60 percent off stays now through Dec. 25, starting at just $139 per person, per night at double occupancy. Book now.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
A number of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants reopened their doors around the United States. The properties have been hard at work building upon the brand’s already high cleanliness standards, while still retaining the beloved perks that enhance the uniquely Kimpton experience, including coffee hour, yoga mats and more.