The LG Travel News Roundup: World’s Biggest Miniature Airport

Weekly Travel News — By on May 13, 2011 at 6:00 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…

Largest Miniature Airport in the WorldNew Miniature Airport in Germany is the World’s Largest

The world’s largest miniature airport (based off of Hamburg’s Fuhlsbüttel International Airport) is on display in Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. The 494 square foot display took 7 years and $4.8 million to build. The list of accessories include 40 planes, 40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings. The miniature airport also has figurines that move around autonomously via a computer. Source: Fox News

Osama’s Hideout Gets 5-Star Reviews

In light of Osama Bin Laden’s recent death, the compound he was residing in for the past five-or-so years has been receiving amusing but bad reviews on Google Maps. One five-star review of the compound reads: “Located in cozy, quiet neighborhood. Interrupted only occasionally by machine gun fire. Lacking in amenities, but an up and coming area. Handyman special. One satellite phone available with smoking bullet hole for [communication] back home. CIA helicopters offering complimentary air lift service for corpses. Great property to get away from it all. Must See!” Source: AOL Weird News

Brits Vote Themselves The Worst Tourists

In an act of self-loathing or candid honesty, a poll conducted on UK residents found that Brits view themselves as the worst tourist. They ranked the highest in categories including: not attempting to learn any local language, being drunk and disorderly, not trying the local food and drink and not tipping. But if you expect backlash from the Brits, think again! The study also found that Brits ranked low in one category: Being rude. Source: Skyscanner

Sky-High Meals Are Brought Down to Earth

Gone are the days where airline food was synonymous with disgusting, inedible and bland. Getting on board with the food truck trend, airlines are offering their in-flight meals on the ground via food trucks and pop-up lounges. The concept is simple: Serving in-flight food cooked by the chefs of airlines will allow potential customers to see what airlines offer from a culinary perspective. Source: NY Times

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Travel News Bit

Nomading Film Festival Brings Big Adventure to the Big Screen

If you like travel and movies, the Nomading Film Festival, held in New York City’s Hostelling International hostel, aims to bring the two together on June 18th of this year. Early bird tickets for only $18 just went on sale this week…move fast, though, as the price goes up to $25 after May 18th. Source: Gadling

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