Interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…
Hilarious Tweets About Traveling with Kids
From incessant “are we there yet?” pestering on long road trips, to endless screaming on planes, to hearing “I’m bored!” whined at you every three seconds, vacationing with the family can leave you feeling like, well, you need a vacation.
We scoured Twitter to find the funniest tweets about the quirks and horrors of taking a trip with the little ones. Parents: You will most definitely relate.
How Venice Became an ‘Impossible Place to Live’
If you’ve been to Venice, you get it. Even the most jaded globetrotter can’t help but do a double-take at the sheer originality—and beauty—of the centuries-old city built entirely on water.
Yet even the quickest visit reveals that Venice is no longer a living city, with scores more tourists than actual Venetians crowding its lagoon, bridges and walkways. The numbers bear that out. The city’s population basically peaked in the 1500s, and though it rallied again to near 16th century levels in the 1970s, today there are just one third as many Venetians as 50 years ago.
Refreshed Loyalty Program ALL (Accor Live Limitless) to Feature New Diamond Tier and Guaranteed Suite Night Upgrades
Back in February, it was announced that the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program will become ALL (which stands for Accor Live Limitless) by the end of 2019. Today, ALL has unveiled a brand-new Diamond membership tier (one level above Platinum) for members who achieve at least 26,000 status points in a calendar year.
What Really Happened To The “Lost” Unaccompanied Minor On United
Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? United put a little boy on a flight to Dusseldorf instead of Stockholm. But the reality is a bit more complicated, of course.
I’ve taken a day to gather the facts and offer this timeline of events that helps to put situation in context.
Beijing’s New Airport Is Completed, Opens in September
Beijing’s second international airport has been completed — and it’s expected to become one of the world’s busiest.
Designed to take the pressure off the overcrowded Beijing Capital International Airport, the new site south of the city will be able to handle 72 million passengers a year by 2025, and 100 million by 2040.
Combined, the two airports will handle 170 million fliers annually by 2025, according to official estimates.