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Woman Arrested for Swimming in Hotel Pool. IHG Slashes $150 Million in Expenses.

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A coronavirus quarantine got one hotel guest so hot that she needed a dip in the pool. IHG made huge cuts to its bottom line.

Those are some of the travel headlines that caught my eye today.

Hotel Guest Breaks Quarantine for a Swim

A woman in Spain was arrested after enjoying her hotel’s swimming pool — a violation of the property’s quarantine rules.

Ecuadorian Mayor Blocks Rescue Flights

The mayor of Guayaquil decided to literally block a runway so planes — including rescue flights — couldn’t land at her city’s airport. Why? “To protect the city from the arrival of people who may have caught coronavirus.”

IHG Makes $150 Million in Cuts

InterContinental Hotels Group has whacked $150 million of its budget to deal with poor business as a result of coronavirus.

Cruise Ship Draws Massive Smile in the Ocean

Don’t tell Judd Apatow, but a Marella cruise ship traced a 16-mile wide “smile” in the ocean just before suspending operations.

Flight Attendants Demanding Financial Help

A report says flight attendants aren’t enjoying the same financial benefits as pilots right now.

— Chris

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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