The LG Travel News Roundup: Tourists Taking Home Pieces of Rome

Weekly Travel News — By on July 2, 2012 at 5:25 am
By Susmita Baral
LG News InternMissed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Stolen Cobblestones RomeWhen in Rome… Steal Cobblestones
Airport police have revealed that cobblestones used by Romans 2,000 years ago to pave roads, marble mile markers and bits of mosaic from ancient Rome are being stolen by tourists. Authorities, who have caught tourists trying to smuggle these artifacts home, find that most of the tourists caught are northern Europeans and British. Source: Telegraph

Disney Tibet
China will be investing 400 million yuan ($63.5 million) to develop tourism in southeastern Tibet by building Nyingchi county, which will have 22 model villages located 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. Government officials have revealed that the model villages will feature Tibetan traditions and preserve nature. Source: Huffington Post

Really Smart Smart-Phones
Hotels are now in process of looking at the latest technological upgrade: Using your smart phone instead of a key card. How does it work? A room assignment and a unique code would be sent securely to the customer’s smartphone after a hotel is booked. When you arrive to your destination, hold your phone up to the special access reader on the door well give you entry. Source: MSNBC
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