International hospitality from Iceland to Bosnia
Heavy turbulence on transatlantic flights today, Goa drops talk of promoting gay travel, climate change tourism is hot in Greenland, a magazine picks "the world's most important travel innovations", and more. Here are the stories travellers are buzzing about:
Heavy turbulence on transatlantic flights today
Very strong jet streams off the coast of Newfoundland today will likely cause bumpier than usual flights, especially on those departing from New York City to European airports, reports Monocle 24 Radio.
Goa drops talk of promoting gay tourism
After a week of protest, groups opposed to promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual tourism in the Indian coastal resort of Goa have successfully convinced the local state government to remove talk of the topic from today's international travel event Goa International Travel Mart, reports the Press Trust of India.
Climate change tourism is hot in Greenland
Greenland has become a hot travel destination because, paradoxically, 80% of the ice covering the island is melting. Some travellers are eager to see the changes in person, reports Smithsonian magazine. Watching ice melt is apparently more fun than watching paint dry.
"World's most important travel innovations"
The US edition of Travel and Leisure has published a compendium of 40 "revolutionary ideas" that have changed the face of travel dramatically. Among the innovations is the UNESCO World Heritage List, which "heightens public awareness of tourism’s role in preservation".
The mega re-tweet
We scour Twitter to highlight a standout travel tweet.
"Was supposed to go to China but they denied visa--in retaliation against long US visa waits for Chinese (120 days+)"
--@NGSTravelEditor, Keith Bellows, editor of the US edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine.