This week has seen some interesting news emerge out of the world of travel and tourism. From one Asian nation having the unfortunate mantle of having over half of the world’s reported ‘selfie deaths,’ to two thumbs up for Wales, who rolled out free weekend bus services countrywide to cap off a week where they were voted as having Europe’s best beach, there has been a lot happening.
So here are the highlights from the world’s travel media to keep you up-to-date.
BBC: Free weekend bus travel pilot launched across Wales
BBC Sport: Altrincham fan travels 8,500 miles to watch the non-league team play a pre-season friendly
Daily Star: This is where you are most likely to die from taking a selfie
Economic Times: China issues safety advice for citizens travelling to India
Express: 70 percent of Britons never check whether their holiday is ATOL protected
Independent: British Airways to pay strikers’ bonus to non-striking workers
Independent: Tourists to be banned from climbing pagodas in Myanmar
Independent: Welsh beach named best in Europe
London Evening Standard: Plans to charge Heathrow Airport-bound motorists a congestion charge in hopes of tackling air pollution
Press and Journal: Could the north be getting an Oyster Card-style travel pass?
The Guardian: US lifts Qatar Airways laptop ban
The Telegraph: Capri could ‘explode’ under pressure of mass tourism, mayor of Italian island warns
The Washington Post: New photo suggests that Amelia Earhart may have survived her final flight
Travel Weekly: Fumes in control tower close Antigua airport
Travel Weekly: Hundreds of holidays offered to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire
Travel Weekly: Pricing error forces Jet2holidays to cancel Tenerife bookings