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UNESCO Adds 29 New World Heritage Sites to Its List of Landmarks

Here’s why these 2019 additions—from a sparkling wine region in Italy to an 18th-century walled city in India—deserve a spot on your must-travel list.


After inscribing 20 new sites to its World Heritage List last year, UNESCO added 29 more to the list of global landmarks deemed to have “outstanding universal value” this week. Now places like Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland and Jaipur City in Rajasthan, India, are part of a group of 1,121 cultural and natural sites that includes such famous destinations as the Palace of Versailles in France and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Easyjet’s Stansted check-in staff to stage 17 days of strikes

The Unite union has announced 17 days of strike action by Easyjet check-in staff at Stansted airport.

Unite said workers had voted to strike “over the company’s refusal to pay wages in line with similar companies at Stansted; the refusal to recognise Unite as a trade union for collective bargaining purposes; and a breakdown in industrial relations”.

The industrial action is set to begin on July 25, and will run on various dates throughout late July and August.

Japanese airport hotel puts flight simulator in room

If you’ve ever gotten off a long flight and thought to yourself, “I miss being on a plane,” then the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu has the room for you.

The airport hotel near Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport has installed a flight simulator inside one of its rooms that guests can book for 90-minute flying sessions.

What A Great Way To Keep Kids Entertained On A Plane

Traveling with children, especially young children, on a plane can be a challenge even during the best of times. And if someone’s on a plane with their kid(s) and aren’t prepared to keep them busy, entertained and quiet for however many hours, well, is there any reason that the thought of child-free zones on aircraft doesn’t pop up every once in a while?

EasyJet has just launched its summer onboard lending library, wherein 300 aircraft are stocked with over 60,000 children’s books. They call it a “Flybary.”

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