ICYMI: ‘Faster than Concorde’ plane, Brexit travel tax and a big announcement from Airbnb

  Richard Branson (right) unveiled plans for a 40-seater aeroplane which has been dubbed "faster than Concorde."

Richard Branson (right) unveiled plans for a 40-seater aeroplane which has been dubbed "faster than Concorde."

Welcome back to my new weekly segment, ‘In Case You Missed It,’ where I bring you interesting travel-related news from around the web.

Enjoy scrolling through those things that you might have passed by on your newsfeed, or not even picked up on at all - simply click the links to read more.

 

Richard Branson unveils plans for aircraft that will be 'faster than Concorde' (The Guardian)

Sweden considering the issue of a digital currency (Business Insider)

Airbnb aims to transform itself into travel company with new service, 'Trips' (The Guardian)

Google Translate is using Artificial Intelligence to make its translations more fluent and accurate (CNET)

EU Commission reveals plans for 'travel tax' on British Citizens following Brexit (The Independent)

Travel mad Brits waste £64 million every year by not renewing passports in time (The Sun)

easyJet profits slump 28 percent (Travel Weekly)

A British man has become the third man in three days to die on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (Travel Weekly)

Two people die as earthquake rocks New Zealand (USA Today)

Pound Sterling rises, but fails to advance beyond key resistance line against the Euro (Pound Sterling Live)

Copenhagen to put ski slope on top of new power plant (Travel + Leisure)

MPs call on UK government to cut air travel taxes, which are currently the highest in the world, but 50 percent (BBC)

The European Union are accelerating visa-free travel for Ukrainians (Financial Times)

National Geographic Traveller release their list of best destinations for 2017 (National Geographic)