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“From bird-saving drones to the kind gesture that's put a smile back on internet-sensation Sad Holiday Man's face, here are the travel news stories that had us talking this week”


  • Thomson Travel Buzz

    From bird-saving drones to the kind gesture that’s put a smile back on internet-sensation Sad Holiday Man’s face, here are the travel news stories that had us talking this week…

    It’s a bird! It’s a drone!

    If design firm Bridport has their way, the future will see airports using drones to divert flocks of birds away from flight paths and to a safe habitat nearby.

    Pound stretcher

    With the pound at its highest rate against the euro since 2008, millions of British tourists are set to take advantage of the surge in spending power.

    Australia from above

    Geospatial mapping company, Nearmap, has just released these beautiful and vivid bird’s eye view photos of Australia and they are mesmerising.

    Australia

    7 rules on how to behave abroad

    To make sure your sojourn in the sun doesn’t drive the locals, ‘loco’, etiquette expert William Hanson has put together his good-guest guidelines, which include advising holidaymakers to dress appropriately, rather than pack clothes inspired by an episode of reality show The Only Way Is Essex.

    Sad holiday man becomes happy holiday man

    After 34-year-old Kevin Blandford won a trip to Puerto Rico but was forced to leave his wife behind because she had just given birth to their daughter, Kevin sent his family a series of sullen snaps to prove he wasn’t having fun – and they went viral. Luckily, all the internet-attention has blessed the Blandfords with a second holiday. Aww, lucky Kevin.

    Which travel news story caught your eye this week?

     

Author: Louis Boroditsky

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