Roundup: New China Airport, Private Island for $200, Amsterdam Tourist Tax and More

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.

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Beijing Daxing: China’s huge new ‘starfish’ airport opens its doors

The Daxing International Airport in the capital Beijing was formally opened by President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. The airport spans 700,000 square metres, or 98 football fields, says state media outlet China Daily. Read more here.

Grab Your Friends and Rent This Private Island For Less Than $200/Person

The dreamy destination in question is Kanu Island, a 2.5-acre that’s only a 15-minute boat ride from Placencia, Belize. At $200 per person, per day, the glamorous beachy escape comfortably accommodates up to 20 guests. Read more here.

Amsterdam raises tourist tax to the ‘highest in Europe’

The Dutch capital will be adding a levy of €3 per person — about US$3 — per night for travelers staying overnight in hotels. That’s in addition to the 7% of the room rate it currently charges. Read more here.

Uber is rolling out a new safety feature to make sure riders get in the correct car

The optional, four-digit PIN verification system, in which riders will say the number aloud to their driver before they can start the ride, comes after the grisly murder of a South Carolina college student that made headlines around the world. Read more here.

Airbnb Is Offering Five Volunteers The Trip Of A Lifetime to Antarctica

Airbnb in conjunction with D.C based non-profit Ocean Conservancy announced they’re currently accepting submissions to send five lucky volunteers to Antarctica for free where they will join Antarctic Scientist Kirstie Jones-Williams for a scientific research mission in December. Read more here.

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