Hot in Travel: the stories you don't want to miss this week
This week was filled with stories; from tales of animals and their awesomeness, to crowdfunded campaigns to preserve Italy's cultural heritage. Here's the best of travel news this week.
New Instagram accounts offer a niche guide and community to savvy African-American travellers. Zim, the founder of TravelNoire.com says it's about offering a growing market of African-American travelers a point of 'reference' where there isn't one. For more see here.
A GoPro attached to a stick fell into a rattlesnake pit earlier this week, offering some terrifying up-close and personal time with some angry snakes and their rattlers. For more see here.
The Aloft Hotel in New York made the news this week with its option of ordering room service via emoji. Text it, Get It is a service with a menu list of six different items that can be ordered by texting the set out emoji to the hotel, along with the guest’s last name and room number. To read more see here.
The fuel crisis in Nepal continues to cause tension along the Nepal-India border, with Nepal claiming that India has imposed an unofficial blockade. To read more on this story go here.
And of course, this week was all about Star Wars as ticket sales opened and the official trailer was released. Fans could not get enough, and in Japan, a special Star Wars appreciation flight saw the plane decorated with Star Wars emblems as well as the surprise appearance of Chewbacca and other characters. To read more go here.