The LG Travel News Roundup: Hotel Staff Trained to Read Body Language

Weekly Travel News — By on November 4, 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…

Hotel Reception

Hotel Staff To Read Body Language

A high end hotel chain has trained its staff to read body language so that they can figure out what their guests want. For instance, the staff have been trained to look out for guests who make eye contact since that typically means they are open for conversation or offering a yoga kit to a stressed out businessman/woman. Employees were also taught to mirror the rhythm of their guests speech to put them at ease! Anticipating customer’s needs before they even speak them; now that’s taking customer service. Source: USA Today
Treasure Hunters Head to Panama
International treasure hunters are close to finding the resting place of British Naval hero Sir Francis Drake, who is acclaimed for being the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and leading the British to a naval victory over the Spanish. Two of his ships have been located off the coast of Panama and it is believed that Drake was buried by his crew in full armor. Source: Daily Mail
The Number 83
According to Japanese archaeologist Saburo Sugiyama, the number 83 is found repeatedly in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. The 7-square-mile city, once inhabited by 100,000 people 14 centuries ago, has a lot of remains measuring to 83 centimeters and the the total Teotihuacan surface area measures to 83 kilometers squared. Source: Huffington Post
Military Museum Offers Combat Training
In a very unique kind of museum experience, The Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, N.C. is now offering its visitors a glimpse into combat military training. Visitors will be given the opportunity to  jump from a UH-1 “Huey” helicopter in a Vietnam simulation, lift a fully loaded duffel bag and/or shoot an Army rifle. Source: Fox News
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