The LG Travel News Roundup: 3.4.11

Weekly Travel News — By on March 4, 2011 at 9:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

What Happens in Vegas…Will Air On MTV

MTV’s 2011 spring break destination is far away from any beach; rather, it’s a strip in the dessert: Las Vegas. This 21+ celebration in Sin City is bound to be a blast with all five days filled with parties, concerts and the presence of television personalities from the network’s reality shows (Jersey Shore anyone?). If you’re below the age of 21, you might as well save your money and stay home since it has been speculated that security for underage gambling and drinking will be increased. Source: Yahoo

Iceland Airlines “Sexifies” Cabin Crew Image

Call it the “Glee Effect” or plain lack of professionalism, but Iceland Air’s video introducing their new crew uniforms cannot be called conventional. The video opens on a man getting ready for work in a dapper pilot-esque uniform; he then turns out to be a member of the cabin crew. What better way to introduce your uniforms than on a man who seemingly gets a lot of action and lives “the life?” Source: Youtube via Gadling

Killer Whales to Perform Again After Tragic Death

SeaWorld is preparing to relaunch their killer whale show only a year after the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was attacked and drowned by a 12-ton killer whale named Tillikum. The popular Orlando, Florida, theme park has implemented stricter rules including: banning high flying “rocket hops” in which trainers are propelled into the sky by the whale, allowing workers to have access to safety bars, and enforcing pony tails to be wrapped into a tight bun. Rest assured, Tillikum will not be the whale in training! Source: CBS News

Home of 2014 Olympics Comes Under Attack

If you were considering a trip to Russia, think again! Terrorist attacks took place in the Mt.Elbrus region–a major tourist attraction and the scheduled home of the 2014 Winter Olympics–leaving at least three dead. In a short span of time three separate attacks were placed into effect: a car packed with explosives was discovered outside a ski resort, a tower supporting a ski gondola was blown up and a bus heading towards a resort was hijacked. Authorities believe the acts are the works of radical Muslims striving to build a separate Islamic state in the North Caucasus. Source: Gadling

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Travel News Bits

Shiny New Travel Toys at 2011 CeBIT Consumer Electronics Show

Accessories company AViiQ, maker of the world’s smallest laptop stand, has recently announced several new products that are bound to make many a traveller’s Christmas list this year, including a new gadget bag featuring a built-in 3 port USB charger. Source: Gadling

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