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 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"
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
"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.
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