Horseless eCarriage NYC
The ‘Horseless eCarriage’ was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. Photo by AP.

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

  • Over dozen dead in Everest avalanche – 13 sherpas so far have been killed by a freak avalanche that happened at the tallest mountain. (NBC)
  • Unlimited coffee in NYC – A new mobile app, called CUPS, is hitting the Big Apple, offering different subscriptions to independent coffee shops, including an unlimited monthly coffee subscription for $45/mo. (Delish)
  • British Airways might fuel future flights with trash – The major UK carrier plans to build the world’s first facility that converts landfill rubbish into airline fuel. (Telegraph)
  • Hundreds missing as S. Korean ferry sinks – It is feared that mostly teenagers are the missing ones after a ferry sank off the coast of Jindo, South Korea. (NYT)
  • Hawaiian Airlines launches Beijing service – The carrier of the islands has signed a codeshare agreement with Air China to offer service between Honolulu and Beijing. (ATW)
  • Horseless “eCarriage” could replace the NYC’s horses – Unveiled at the New York City Auto Show were the new carriages, similar to cars in the 20’s, which would end the inhumanity of keeping horses in a bustling city. (NY – link dead)
  • Venice secession movement gaining momentum again – The Italian tourist hotspot in the country’s northeast, as well as its surrounding region, is again looking to form an independent state, seceding from Italy as it has tried various times to do in the past. (USA Today)

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