The LG Travel News Roundup: Nude Tourism Spikes with Nakations

Weekly Travel News — By on June 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

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…

Nude VacationsThe Next Big Thing: Nakations
Nude vacations are becoming so popular that even cruise lines are now offering clothing-optional sailings. Next February, the Carnival Freedom will embark on an eight-day cruise to Panama where travelers will get to enjoy all the amenities a typical cruise would offer…in the nude. And what nudists save in clothing costs, they seem to spend on travel. According to the American Association for Nude Recreation, nude tourism generates around $440 million a year. Source: Huffington Post

Virtual Water Slide Ride
Ad agency PmWeb Responsys, which represents Brazil’s Beach Park water park, created an innovative new ad that allows its viewers to get a virtual experience of sliding down a water slide when they scroll down. The experience is of the ride called Insano that is 14-stories high and plummets riders down at the speed of 65 miles per hour into a pool. Source: Huffington Post

Trevi Fountain Crumbling
Rome’s Trevi Fountain seems to be crumbling after chunks of stone fell earlier this week. The extravagant Baroque masterpiece, which was commissioned by Pope Clement XII in 1732, appears to be damaged from snow that fell in Rome this past winter during an unusually cold winter. Source: Telegraph UK

Vampire Skeleton Spikes Tourism

The recent archeological discovery of two Middle Ages skeletons in Sozopol, Bulgaria with iron rods stuck in their chests is hoped to cause a spike in vampire-centric tourism. Since the announcement, many travel agencies from Europe and America have showed interest.  Source: USA Today

 

Image courtesy of The Huffington Post

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