Friday, we help you navigate the week’s most important and interesting travel
Amazing things that should happen more often
A start-up booking site called GetGoing could revolutionise air travel with its
huge discounts for flexible travellers. The site offers up to 40% off for those
willing to take a gamble, requiring you to choose two different destinations and
commit to buying a ticket before you know which one you will get.
York City has added much needed touch-screen kiosks, called On the Go! Travel Stations
to 16 subway stations to provide service advisories, step-by-step directions
and information on nearby landmarks and restaurants. [Skift]
Hold on folks, we’re in for a rocky ride
tourism logo for the New Zealand region of Kapiti
has caused controversy after a surprising amount of people claimed the letter
"K" looks pornographic. [Telegraph]
Airline CEOs have joined flight
attendants in their fight against the Transportation Security Administration's
recent decision to stop screening for small,
The TSA's decision came last week with
an announcement that golf clubs, hockey sticks and assorted other items would
no longer be prohibited. [USA Today]
Ready for takeoff
All set to go, but too soon to tell what’s ahead
A World Economic Forum report ranked the world's most and least tourist-friendly countries. Among other
qualities, it analysed "attitude of a population toward foreign visitors".
Iceland was at the top of the list and Bolivia came in last. [The Australian]
It looks as though there could finally be light at the end of the tunnel for
Boeing. The aeroplane manufacturer says its 787 Dreamliners,
which have been grounded since a string of problems in January, should be back in the sky in a matter of weeks. [BBC News]
Huge changes are on the horizon for passengers'
rights in the EU.
Airlines cancelling flights will be forced to rebook passengers on rival
airlines if they can't find space on one of their own in 12 hours, pay a
maximum of three nights of accommodation, and be banned from charging
passengers a fee to correct a misspelling of their name (ahem, Ryanair and Easyjet).
The world's fastest-growing
countries in travel
might surprise you. In terms of direct contribution of GDP from travel and
tourism, the newest players in tourism are largely from the Middle East and
Central Asia. [CNN]
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