You can’t travel better if you don’t know what’s going on in the world around you. That’s why each week, ESSENCE will bring you the latest in trending travel news to keep you informed, discover new adventures, and provide you with useful tips that will help you journey deeper and cheaper.
This week, we’re celebrating new and affordable hotel brands, shaking our head at unruly travelers and escaping the winter blues in Trinidad and Tobago. Basically, we’re showing you how to travel smarter, safer and on a budget. You’re welcome.
Check out our weekly round-up of what’s trending in travel right now.
- Hilton Has a New Hotel Brand That Aims to Make Overworked Millennials’ Lives Easier
Hilton unveiled a new hotel brand, Tempo, built for what the company calls “modern achievers,” who are interested in getting the most out of life while not spending too much on their hotel room
- Instagram influencer arrested for climbing pyramid in Egypt
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy uploaded a picture about a week ago where he bragged that he was going to take over Egypt. Several days later, he revealed that he had been arrested.
- Man Tries to Delay Flight by Reporting Fake Bomb Threat
Rashidul Islam was running late to the airport trying to catch a flight from London to Marrakech. When he realized he wouldn’t make it in time, he did what he felt was best – he called in a fake bomb threat to delay the flight.
- Mallorca, Ibiza crack down on pub crawls and happy hours
The islands’ regional government based in Palma de Mallorca on Friday passed a law prohibiting the organization and promotion of pub crawls and publicity promoting of alcohol sales by means of “open bars” and “happy hours.”
- FLIGHT DEAL: American – $514 (Regular Economy) / $460 (Basic Economy): Miami – Malaga, Spain. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
- FLIGHT DEAL: Copa: Los Angeles – Managua, Nicaragua. $402. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
- FLIGHT DEAL: Miami to Trinidad for only $234 roundtrip
- FLIGHT DEAL: Southwest: New York – New Orleans (and vice versa). $118. Roundtrip, including all Taxes