Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:
- US begins eased travel to Cuba – Beginning yesterday, the United States has allowed travel to Cuba for any of around a dozen reasons without the need of obtaining a permit first. (NYT)
- Heathrow can’t keep up with Gatwick growth – Even as London’s Heathrow airport continues to add bigger planes, it can’t seem to match the pace of the growth of London Gatwick. (Bloomberg)
- BA to bid higher for Irish rival – After Aer Lingus rejected their takeover offer, British Airways’ owner IAG SA is planning to increase its offer for its Irish counterpart.
- Sleep capsules in airports to go mainstream? – Napcabs have just debuted in Munich’s airport, allowing passengers who want some sleep or privacy to rent a 4-square-meter room by the hour right from the center of the terminal. (HuffPo)
- Expedia may take over Travelocity – Expedia seems ready to acquire Travelocity from its parent company Sabre Corp. (GW)
- Plzen becomes Euro Capital of Culture – The western Czech Republic city, from which the beer ‘pilsner’ comes from (and known as the Czech Capital of Beer), officially became Europe’s 2015 Capital of Culture. (CN)