7 of the world’s quietest hotels
Travelers know what it’s like when they check into a hotel hoping to get a good night’s rest but they can hear loud noises from the pool or the street. Now, they can relax and not worry about the noise at one of these hotels.
The Tokyo Station Hotel
This Tokyo landmark hotel, which closed for six years during an extensive renovation before reopening in October 2012, resides in the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, which was designed by Meiji-period architect Kingo Tatsuno.
It sits near the Shinkansen bullet-train lines of Tokyo Station, but not a sound is heard from the plush goose-down-swaddled beds in each room.
World’s highest airport opens
The highest airport in the world, for now, the Daocheng Yading Airport in Tibet, opened for business this week.
The new airport is at an elevation of 14,472 feet above sea level, 253 feet higher than the previous record holder. There is a single Air China flight scheduled for now, from Chengdu, with additional domestic flights planned in the coming year.
U.S. travel report: long waits at U.S. entry points deterring business travelers
What deters foreign business travelers from coming to the US? The long waits at US entry points.
The association surveyed 1,200 overseas travelers from Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom who had traveled outside of their countries during the past five years.
Of the respondents, 44 percent of those U.S. Travel designated as business travelers indicated they would not visit the United States during the next five years because of the country’s entry process.
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