The LG Travel News Roundup: Mini Las Vegas Planned in Spain

Weekly Travel News — By on April 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…

Mini Las Vegas in SpainWhat Happens in Spain, Stays in Spain
While Las Vegas is famous for having miniature world monuments (such as the Statue of Liberty and the Leaning Tower of Pisa), billionaire Sheldon Adelson plans on spending $35 million to create a miniature version of the strip in Spain. This ambitious plan would cater to the European population and upon approval, should be completed within five to ten years. Source: MSNBC

A True First Class
Malaysian Airlines has made a policy to reserve it’s top deck for travelers without children under the ages of 12 to allow passengers without children to travel in peace. The airlines has also banned babies from their first class area. This decision comes after receiving many complaints from first class passengers who dish out big bucks for tickets, but then can’t enjoy their journey due to screaming babies. Source: Daily Mail

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Ever wondered what amenities the extra-wealthy travelers receive at upscale hotels and resorts? Wonder no more! Apart from excellent unparalleled service, high-end travelers can use some of these outrageous amenities at hotels: A soap concierge, pet psychic, tea sommelier, artist in residence and fragrance butler, to name a few. Source: CNN

World’s Favorite Travel Destinations
Recent data has found the world’s most visited cities with Paris, France ranking at number one, followed by London, England and New York City. Other cities that made the cut for the top 10 most visited cities are Antalya (Turkey), Singapore City (Singapore), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Hong Kong (China), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Bangkok (Thailand) and Istanbul (Turkey). Source: US News

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  • 35 million will not buy much in Spain. I really doubt you can build a miniature Las Vegas strip that will capture anybodies imagination for 35 mil.

  • Ryan Hoody says:

    I agree with the above commenter. I highly doubt $35 million is going to bring the kind of results they are expecting. Still, it will be interesting to watch things progress. Right now, any inversion in the Spanish economy should be viewed as a plus. Sometimes I wonder if these are the types of inversions the world really needs right now though?

    Thanks for the post!


  • Jason Storey says:

    I was wondering if the $35 mil project ever took off. A little bit if life and excitement wouldn’t be too bad for the good old Europe.