It’s been a while since the last edition of ‘In case you missed it,’ my weekly round-up of the major travel news from around the internet.
This week saw a shocking result in the United Kingdom general election affecting the strength of the Great British pound, the severing of political ties to Qatar by several Middle Eastern countries impacting their national airline, and a man whose bags were lost on two occasions by WOW Air receive a car part from the carrier by mistake.
Here are the top travel stories for the week commencing 5 June 2017.
The National: UAE closes airspace to all flights to Qatar as Gulf crisis intensifies
Travel + Leisure: WOW Air sends man car part after losing his bag twice
Mirror: What the 2017 general election result means for the pound
Mirror: More than 1,300 people a day forced to claim on travel insurance last year, with one bill exceeding £100,000
AOL: Brits arrested in Spain ‘for encouraging fake illness claims’
Fox News: A power outage disrupts travel at Orlando International Airport
Travel Weekly: Manchester Airport sets up shop in Birmingham to promote long-haul network
Travel Weekly: Teletext Holidays unveiled as Sheffield United shirt sponsor
Daily Express: Trains could soon travel from London to Edinburgh in less than an hour
Independent: Venice bans new hotels as tourist crackdown continues