Daily travel news for 2022-10-31: Lowering travel expectations, Year-end lists coming early and More tourists behaving badly

    • When it comes to #travel, our expectations have been dampened down from Great to – at best – Fair to Middling and that’s a good thing… https://t.co/AsvcnQJRaq
    • Publications used to wait until the end of the year to list their top #travel destinations for the year ahead. Now there’s getting earlier and earlier like this National Geographic list… https://t.co/J7wyeLUey9
    • Another day, another tourist in Italy behaving badly. This one was posing nude in front of a cathedral.  https://t.co/okO0yAW57W
    • Did Vikings carve these runes in Oklahoma? Probably not, but it’s a cool story if they did and that matters more than the truth… https://t.co/J0CxFUKLlP

 

Daily travel news for 2022-10-25: Middle seat lottery, Painfully obvious travel hacks and Michael Palin’s going to Iraq

 

    • In a recent poll, only 0.6% of travellers said they prefer the middle seat. To get the other 99.4% to intentionally, one airline is holding a lottery… https://t.co/p8bPx8VkL8
    • Hey, someone on TikTok came up with this #travel hack to bring an empty water bottle through airport security only to fill it up on the other side. What a genius!… https://t.co/LpuBPhN8c6
    • Michael Palin grandson is not so happy that his famous grandfather will miss his birthday while he travels to Iraq.… https://t.co/YZmkIuDYHQ

 

Daily travel news for 2022-10-24: Greenwashing in the travel industry, Visiting hurricane-hit destinations and Travelling with a tiny bag

    • The #travel industry can’t meaningfully address climate change by talking about how important it is and not actually doing anything… https://t.co/4M0YDDiUK2
    • What is it about Italy that makes tourists behave like asshats? This latest example is a story about a visitor who stole a gondola in Venice… https://t.co/DXHbEEAN1a
    • Never mind Scandinavian death metal, Botswana’s heavy metal scene is where it’s at and they’ve got a new festival… https://t.co/sGwJf8iYO1
    • Some older travellers are ditching the traditional cruise holiday in favour of exploring the world with a backpack… https://t.co/RfEIe8AwET
    • As #hotel prices rise, consider staying at local, independent properties which can be cheaper than international chains… https://t.co/wGgxdlRKjK

 

Daily travel news for 2022-10-12: Are COVID precautions still necessary, Praising overnight trains and Asia dropping travel restrictions

    • Across Asia, borders are opening and quarantine measures are lifting as even the last few countries clinging to COVID restrictions are abandoning them. The sole outlier seems to be China… https://t.co/u31jEUzV1Y

 

Daily travel news for 2022-10-11: No more hotel shuttles, Banning Air Tag and Flying affecting the climate

Airport shuttle pickup spot
    • Reports that Lufthansa is banning AirTags in checked luggage are false, but their have been concerns in the past that they post a fire hazard… https://t.co/aGBRPbnDqn
    • While more people can afford to fly, the question is whether the planet can afford to accommodate more flying, but no one wants to hear that right now… https://t.co/Z2cb3xujJv
    • Always remember the rule of thumb that the answer to any headline that end with a question mark is no.  https://t.co/sWXGKm6pf7
    • Sorry, Verdun. You’re not on this year’s list of the world’s coolest neighborhoods, but at least Montreal is still represented at fourth place… https://t.co/jNXxNqNfJF
    • What do you do if you arrive in a foreign country and realize you forgot your wallet and have no way to pay for anything?… https://t.co/6vlp1aWreo