The LG Travel News Roundup: Resort Introduces the Sleep-cation

Weekly Travel News — By on January 27, 2012 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…

Sleep Vacations

Resort Introduces Sleep-cation

Tired and exhausted? A resort in Grenada may have the perfect vacation for you. Lasource Beachfront Resort, a 4.5-star resort, offers visitors a “sleep school” where they can be guided by an insomnia specialist. Activities offered in this resort include: tai chi, daily pilates sessions, a Caribbean dance class, meditation, golf and tennis instruction and scuba-yoga. Rates begin at $339 a night. Source: ABC News

France Introduces Napoleanland
A French minister and a history buff are trying to raise  £180 million for a theme park dedicated to Napolean Bonaparte. The park is planned to be located where Napolean’s last victory took place against Austria in the Battle of Montereau (1814) in the south of Paris. Plans are for construction to begin in 2014 and the park will be open for visitors in 2017. Source: Telegraph

Most Expensive Countries Announced
The world is in a recession which makes it both the best and worst time to travel. UBS Wealth Management Research has conducted a survey to find the 10 most expensive countries to visit, taking into account the strength of the local currency and prices for food and housing. Countries included on the list are Singapore; Toronto, Canada; Helsinki, Finland; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Geneva, Switzerland; Oslo, Norway and Zürich, Switzerland. Source: Yahoo News
Cruise Disaster Raises Concern
Cruise safety has become a travel concern after the tragedy in the coast of Italy of The Costa Concordia. The ship, which was carrying over 4,200 passengers, keeled to the side after captain veered off course causing the ship to slam into rocks. The current death count, as of Monday, is 15. Source: USA Today
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    1 Comment

  • Katie Martin says:

    That Sleep-cation sounds amazing! And getting actual insomnia specialists to come in and help the patrons was a smart move on the resort’s part. It does look a bit spendy, but definitely worth it if you really are at your wits end trying to relax and rejuvenate. I wonder if they have specialized beds as well?
    Also, I’m just going to say that Napoleanland sounds ridiculous. But hey, maybe that’s just what the creators need to get a big enough buzz about the project. I hope it turns out well, because I would be slightly curious to see what they feel is worthy of a theme park about Napolean.