Weekly Travel News Recap: February 17 – 23, 2013

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

  • Passengers urged to pass gas – A new study says that it is preferred for travelers to fart mid-flight. (News 24)
  • US officials put LGBT travelers in spotlight – LGBT travelers are being focused on by the State Department, hoping to better inform such travelers of certain relevant and related travel issues. (BBC)
  • New York City has 6 of 10 best restaurants in US – A survey found that New York City is still the ultimate culinary destination and proving ground, with 6 of the top 10 restaurants located in the Big Apple. Another one of the top 10 (#7) is located just north of New York City. (Reuters)
  • Diamond heist at Belgium airport– Jewel thieves pulled off a major heist on the tarmac of Brussels International Airport, valued at over $50 million USD. (NYTimes)
  • Estonia converts to electric vehicles – Estonia has become the first country to embrace electric vehicles by building a nationwide network of charging stations. (Reuters)

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*Photo is of Le Bernardin, rated #3 of the 10 best restaurants to eat in the U.S. Taken from le-bernardin.com.

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