The LG Travel News Roundup: Lux Hotel Offers Champagne Bubble Baths

Weekly Travel News — By on February 17, 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…

Champagne Bubble BathA Very Pricey Dip in The Tub
A London hotel has begun offering an extremely luxurious (and expensive) champagne bubble bath for customers willing to splurge for decadence. The Cadogen Hotel in London started offering the bath this past week on Valentine’s Day and will be offering it for the next year. How does it work? Customers can pick from a champagne menu that offers 5 different champagnes ranging from £4,000 to £25,000. Fun fact: It takes 122 bottles of champagne to fill up a bath tub. Source: Gadling

NYC Hotels Introduce Panic Buttons
After last year’s scandal where a hotel housekeeper accused French politician Dominic Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, some of New York City’s most upscale hotels have made changes: Higher pay, fully paid health coverage and larger pension. In addition to these benefits, they’ve also provided their staff with personal panic buttons. The panic buttons will be provided to all individuals who work as housekeepers, room-service waiters and attendants who stock minibars. Source: NY Times


More Vacations In 2012 Forecast
According to Travelocity’s annual Travel Confidence Report, despite uncertainty in the economy, more people will be traveling in 2012. The report found that 53 percent of people surveyed reported that they plan to travel more in 2012 than they did in 2011, and two-thirds of those plan to spend more money on traveling. Source: ABC News


Mt. Etna Eruption Caught on Film
Mt. Etna, Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, was seen erupting last week from the southern part of Sicily. The flames were reported to have risen hundreds of meters into the air, causing local airports to shut down. Mt. Etna erupted several times last year, but none of the eruptions were deemed unsafe. The mountainside of the volcano is the home to many vineyards and farms. Source: Mirror UK
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