The LG Travel News Roundup: TSA Approved Cupcakes Unveiled

Weekly Travel News — By on January 20, 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…

TSA Approved CupcakeTSA Approved Cupcakes
A few weeks back we shared the tale of a woman who had her cupcake confiscated at a TSA checkpoint in Las Vegas. Amidst the controversy of who is right and wrong, a Rhode Island bakery has created a “TSA-Approved” cupcake. What makes this cupcake unique? The frosting is 3 ounces or less and packaged in a clear zip-top bag, and comes with its own cheeky boarding pass. Source: Huffington Post

Mexico’s End of the World Tourism
The world ending in 2012 is proving to be excellent for Mexico’s Tourism. The Tourism Department has revealed that the Mayan prediction has spiked tourist interest and as a result, the government will be shelling out $8 million promoting tourism, specifically Mayan-centric tourism. The department expects 52 million tourists and an extra $14.6 billion in revenue. Source: Google News
Airport Change
It’s not uncommon for airport travelers to accidentally leave behind spare change during their TSA check. But the lump sum of money the TSA acquires via the spare change collection really provides a case for the saying “every penny counts.” According to the TSA, travelers leave behinds approximately $400,000 worth of spare change any given year! Source: USA Today

Cow Brains Confiscated
Cairo’s International Airport has confiscated 420 pounds of frozen cow brain from three Sudanese travelers who were hoping to sell the brains to Egyptian restaurants. According to local authorities, this arrest was the fourth in one week made by airport officials involving cow brains. Why? Apparently cow brains are cheap in Sudan and a culinary delicacy in Egypt. Source: MSNBC
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