The Colosseum in Rome, Italy, which will soon be getting a protective barrier and some long-awaited rehabilitation. Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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

  • Statue of Liberty will remain closed for many more months – Due to the havoc that Hurricane Sandy wreaked upon the New York City area, the iconic tourist destination is months away from reopening. (NY1 [link dead; removed])
  • Rome’s Colosseum to get first rehabilitation in more than 70 years – Rome’s famous tourist attraction, the Colosseum, will be getting a protective cast iron barrier and some other rehabilitation to fix the crumbling walls. (USA Today)
  • Flight Attendants may retain OSHA protection now in the air – Flight attendants that work in the United States are covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s protocol for on-the-job safety, but only while on land. Now, a new regulation may permit them to retain these same benefits after wheels-up. (CNN)
  • Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa consider partnership – A partnership between Europe’s largest carrier (Lufthansa, by revenue) and the world’s fastest growing carrier (Turkish Airlines) is being mulled over by the heads of both companies. (Reuters)

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