The LG Travel News Roundup: City Themed Fragrances Released

Weekly Travel News — By on June 8, 2012 at 10:19 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…

Scents of DepartureScents of Departure
There’s a new perfume line in town and it’s based on the scent of different cities. The line carries 14 different scents including ones for Paris, Munich and Miami. The perfume is in TSA-approved bottles that can be carried in-flight. The line will be retailed exclusively in duty free shops in international airports. Source: Huffington Post

The True Heartbreak Hotel
Dutch entrepreneur Jim Halfens has launched plans for a divorce hotel, catering to couples who are on the brink of a split. The concept is simple: For $3,500 to $10,000, a troubled couple gets to check into a hotel for a weekend to determine if their marriage has what it takes. What’s the downside? It’s all recorded on tape. Currently this service is offered in six hotels in the Netherlands. Source: Your Tango

Medical Tourism On The Rise
We’ve heard of ecotourism, voluntourism and now medical tourism. According to estimates, 600,000 people will travel abroad for treatment this year alone. And the numbers are expected to rise consistently. Who exactly is using medical tourism? Baby boomers. Why are they engaging in this? Because it’s cheap! For instance, a bypass surgery that would cost close to $90,000 in the US would cost less than $10,000 in India. Source: Huffington Post

Travel Via Apps
Google’s new World Wonders Project allows you to travel the wonders of the world from the comfort of your own home. The project, which launched recently, allows viewers to get 360 degree views and interior shots. Currently the project includes 132 culture site around the world. Source: MSNBC
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