Sept-11 Memorial Museum NYC
Aerial rendering of 9/11 Memorial Museum at WTC site in NYC. Photo by AP.

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

  • Million-dollar drinking holiday – Have $1.27 million and 40 days to spare? A British company has started the “Ultimate Drink Connoisseurs’ Holiday,” which will travel to several cities and allow participants to sample some of the finest alcoholic beverages available. (CNN)
  • Alitalia halts Venezuelan flights – The Italian airline is the latest to stop flights to the South American country over disputes and non-payment from delays in repatriating revenue under the country’s currency controls. (Reuters)
  • Gov. Cuomo confirms NYC Olympic bid – New York City is once again in the running for the 2024 summer Olympics, the governor’s staff confirmed this week; a spot around some railyards in Queens would be the location. (Crain’s NY – link dead)
  • Columbus ship found? – An underwater investigator from the US has found what he believes to be the remains of Christopher Columbus’ sunken Santa Maria, which ran aground and was abandoned on Christmas Day, 1492, off the coast of Haiti. (BBC)
  • 9/11 Museum opens in NYC – President Obama spoke at the opening of the September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday at its location at the World Trade Center. (CNN)
  • Finnair raises bar again on luxurious airport lounges – After last year’s relaxation lounges, Helsinki’s airport is now home to some new, impressive features, such as Nordic design, saunas, and shower suites. (Skift)
  • Beijing plans new airport to fight congestion – China’s capital city is planning to build a new 86 billion yuan ($14 billion) airport in the south of the city to ease the ever-increasing traffic at Beijing Capital International Airport. (Reuters)


  1. This was an interesting note on some of the developments of the week related to travel. Thank you, Chris!

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