In early March 2019, one by one, countries around the world grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 after the tragic loss of Ethiopian Airlines 302 on March 10, 2019 and before that, Lion Air 610 in October 2018.
It came down to a last-ditch effort to secure funding that everyone assumed would be successful. It wasn’t. And just like that, Thomas Cook, one of the oldest and best-known travel companies in the world, was out of business.
Seeing the success of Spain’s hotel companies in the Caribbean and Latin America, along with other competitors, U.S.-based hotel giant Marriott International announced in August 2019 that it plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in all-inclusive resort product.
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm on Sunday, Sept. 1. Top destinations like Nassau, Paradise Island, Exuma and Bimini were all spared. The same couldn’t be said for Grand Bahama and Abaco.
We may love travel, but we also know it’s far from perfect. Sure, some forms of travel make the world a better place, but far too many types hurt more than they help. It’s time we all got together, as travellers, to talk about just that.