5 Travel Stories From This Week

“We’re open”, says Sri Lankan shop-seller, “and also buy some fruit”

Blimey, it’s Sunday again. Where did this week go? Here are 5 of the best Travel Stories from this week. Enjoy.

OBAMA TELLS OF HIS FAVOURITE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

At a travel conference in Seville earlier in April, Obama was asked about his most memorable travel experiences, and spoke candidly about his travels around the world both before and after he came to fame. Like much of what he says, his stories are powerfully inspiring and well worth a read.

Read the article on BBC News here: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190425-barack-obama-on-why-travel-matters

THE WORLD’S BEST PUBLIC TRANSPORT RIDES

Whenever anyone asks me what to do in Hong Kong, the first thing I say is “take the Star Ferry”. It’s the best way to see the city from the ground level and get a feel for that it’s really about. The same can be said for so many places in the world. The Guardian’s article this week took it one step further with recommendations from readers across the world, who sent in their tips on the world’s best public transport journeys, and they all look very bucket-list-worthy.

Read the article on Guardian Online here: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/apr/25/10-best-worlds-public-transport-rides-readers-travel-tips

WEBSITE HELPS SOLO TRAVELERS SAVE MONEY AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS

The dude on the left just left off a stinker

“Get A Friend For Life”, otherwise known as GAFFL, is a free service that connects travelers. It’s super simple – just enter what you plan on doing (hiking a specific trail for example) and a date, and the site will connect you with other people with similar plans. This week, Travel Pulse interviewed the founder Akib Amin.

Read the interview on Travel Pulse here: https://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/the-travel-site-that-is-helping-you-get-a-friend-for-life.html

A-Z ON TRAVELING WITHOUT SCREWING THE PLANET

Arctic dog says “stop flying you bastard”

I love to travel, but every time I fly somewhere, I hear this little nagging voice saying “you are destroying the planet doing this, you selfish twat”. And the voice isn’t wrong. But there are ways to help save the planet when you travel, and CNTraveler has put together 26 of them in a handy, if slightly overbearing, article.

Read the article on Conde Naste Traveler here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/eco-friendly-travel-guide

SRI LANKA TOURISM SAYS “WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS”

After the country’s deadliest week in recent history, travel operators and the wider tourism industry is bracing for impact, with huge numbers of cancellations and a dramatic drop-off in tourism numbers expected. But the Tourism Board is adamant that the country is safe, roads are open, security has been bolstered, and there is no reason not to continue with your holiday plans.

Read the report on Lanka Business Online here: http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/sri-lanka-tourism-reassures-world-that-the-country-is-open-for-business/

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