Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:
- We have a new logo! – Dauntless Jaunter Travel Site is proud to show off its shiny, new logo.
- Another victim dies from Asiana crash – A third victim has died due to injuries sustained from last week’s Asiana Airlines crash at SFO. (USA Today)
- Greyhound finally adds entertainment and Wi-Fi options – The century-old bus company has teamed up with Lufthansa to add wireless internet on some buses. (LA Times)
- Dubai airport will soon add smart gates – To help reduce wait times for the large influx of passengers to Dubai, the international airport will add biometric readers and other “smart” technology. (Khaleej Times [link dead; removed])
- French high-speed train derails, kills/injures many – At Bretigny-sur-Orge, an intercity SNCF train that had just left Paris heading towards Limoges derailed, killing 6 and injuring 20 so far. (BBC)
- Why are travel agents still thriving? – In this modern age where consumers have access to all the same tools that travel agents have, how do travel agents survive? (DJ, previously)
And some posts from this week that help clear confusion:
- (Great) Britain vs. United Kingdom vs. England – Learn the difference between these terms.
- Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: In Asia or Europe? – An often-asked question, which continent are these three countries a part of?