Weekly Travel News Recap: February 24 – March 2, 2013

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, taken from Skyscrapercity.com.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, taken from Skyscrapercity.com.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • World’s tallest hotel opens – Dubai just opened one of two towers of their JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, officially making it the tallest fully-dedicated hotel in the world. (CNN)
  • The Titanic may be brought back to life – Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announced plans to finance a safe, full-scale, working replica of the Titanic, named the Titanic II. (Guardian)
  • Married couple may take honeymoon to Mars – A company wants two people to be recruited to fly on a 501-day trip to Mars, preferably a couple. (Times LIVE)
  • American Airlines opens new routes – AA has announced three new routes, one from Miami to San Diego, and one each from Dallas/Ft. Worth to the Mexican cities of Hermosillo and Zacatecas. (USA Today)
Christian "Krzysiek" Eilers is a twenty-something who constantly likes to look up the next flight out of JFK. His life goal is to visit every country in the world; as a young adult working full-time, he often settles on visiting the near countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean, knocking these off the list as it is less of a financial strain than Europe or Asia. Caffeine is his vice, and if he doesn't have a coffee in his hands, then it's probably a green tea. A native of New York City, when he is not traveling, he can find an abundance of cultural influences right in his own city, enough to keep him satisfied until the next country's beckon cannot be ignored any longer. He holds a cigarette in one hand while monitoring his Fitbit's heart rate with the other.