ICYMI: Malta’s Azure Window collapses, flying is safest transport and Trump ban to ruin World Cup bid?

  The Azure Window on the Maltese island of Gozo before it collapsed on Wednesday.

The Azure Window on the Maltese island of Gozo before it collapsed on Wednesday.

Here we are again at the rear end of another week in history, which means that it’s time for a round-up of travel news from around the web.

This week saw the fall of a great European attraction as Malta’s Azure Window was lost to the sea, air travel hailed as the planet’s safest form of transportation, and yet more fallout from United States President Donald Trump’s infamous travel ban.

The Telegraph: Malta’s famous Azure Window arch collapses into the sea

Liverpool ECHO: Virgin Trains hold a ‘flash sale’ for the 20th anniversary of their service on the West Coast line

  Virgin Trains have been operating their service on the West Coast line for two decades.

Virgin Trains have been operating their service on the West Coast line for two decades.

Travel Weekly: Travel ‘remains safest form of long distance travel, figures reveal

The Guardian: Trump travel ban could prevent the United States hosting the 2026 World Cup

Travel Weekly: Strike at airports in Berlin disrupts world’s largest travel trade fair

Travel Weekly: Monarch reports a resurgence in bookings to Greece and Turkey

MarketWatch: Study finds out how aging affects travel habits

The Courier: V&A museum ‘to make Dundee one of UK’s top destinations’

Travel + Leisure: Royal Caribbean to break own record for largest cruise ship

The Independent: Series of underground tunnels believed to be used by Knights Templar found beneath rabbit hole in Shropshire

IBTimes: A flare caused the temporary closure of London’s Covent Garden tube station

  Domestic carrier Citywing ceased operations this week after going into liquidation. Image credit:  wiltshirespotter / Flickr

Domestic carrier Citywing ceased operations this week after going into liquidation. Image credit: wiltshirespotter/Flickr

WalesOnline: The airline which flies between Cardiff and Anglesey has gone into liquidation

Daily Mail: British Airways are soon to have less leg room than Ryanair

BBC: Flights were delayed at Southampton Airport due to air traffic controller illness

Breaking Travel News: Virgin Holidays links up with Amazon Alexa

 

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