ICYMI: Free weekend buses in Wales, and the world’s most fatal selfie spot


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

Tourists will soon be forbidden from climbing pagodas like this in Myanmar.

Tourists will soon be forbidden from climbing pagodas like this 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