Glacier Skywalk Jasper National Park Canada
Glacier Skywalk, Jasper National Park, Canada. Credits: Brewster Travel Canada.

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

  • Canada’s Glacier Skywalk opens this week – On May 1st, the Glacier Skywalk was officially opened to visitors; the all-glass, horizontally-arching walkway juts out and over the Sunwapta Canyon in Jasper National Park. (CNN)
  • The first Virgin Hotel is finally slated to open – After about 4 years since first announcing the brand’s accommodations arm, the first Virgin Hotel is set to open in Chicago this autumn. (Hotel Chatter, now defunct)
  • Scores injured in Seoul train crash – Over 170 passengers were hurt when a train hit another at a subway station in South Korea’s capital. (NYT)
  • Has Dubai’s airport eclipsed Heathrow as busiest for int’l traffic? – It appears that Dubai may have passed London’s Heathrow as the busiest airport based on international passenger traffic, but this is only counting data from the first quarter; Heathrow CEO Paul Griffiths says that they could still close the gap by year end. (Gulf News)
  • AT&T to challenge Gogo’s internet grip – Gogo has long been the dominant internet access provider in-flight, but AT&T will now vie for customer share as they launch their own in-flight wi-fi service. (Bloomberg)
  • Spain’s party island mulls banning bikinis – Residents of Mallorca are so sick of scantily-clad tourists that they have considered fines and banning the wear of bikinis outside of bathing areas in the island’s capital of Palma. (CNN)

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