Monday, May 29, 2017

Itineraries: Hotels, Feeling the Pinch of Airbnb, Promote Local Experiences

A tour of Princess Diana’s ancestral home, performances by local musicians: Hotels are seeking to offer more than just a place to sleep.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/29/travel/hotels-feeling-the-pinch-of-airbnb-promote-local-experiences.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Shark Leaps Into Fisherman’s Boat in Australia

A 73-year-old angler was injured when a shark slammed into his arm, but he shrugged it off as “just a mundane story.”

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/29/world/australia/australia-fisherman-shark.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

After Technical Chaos, British Airways Looks to Restore Schedule

The airline said it was running most flights as normal, but the weekend disruption has resulted in tense scenes at London’s two biggest airports in particular.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/29/business/uk-british-airways-london-flights.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Getaway: Greening Your Summer Vacation

Tips on how to be an ecotourist.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/29/travel/eco-tourism-greening-summer-vacations.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

52 Places to Go: A Bird’s Eye View in Laikipia

Here are three ways to spy wildlife, large and small, in the Laikipia region of Kenya.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/video/travel/100000004909957/52-places-to-go-a-birds-eye-view-in-laikipia.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Motive in a Manhattan Shooting? The Statue of Liberty

An unlikely turf battle at the bottom of Manhattan is being fought over the Statue of Liberty. There have been several assaults and most recently a shooting.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/28/nyregion/manhattan-statue-of-liberty-ticket-sellers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Route to Air Travel Discomfort Starts on Wall Street

Investors’ relentless emphasis on the bottom line is fueling consumer frustration, and even episodes of air rage.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/28/business/corporate-profit-margins-airlines.html?partner=rss&emc=rss