The LG Travel News Roundup: Afghanistan Rebuilding for History

Weekly Travel News — By on September 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

By Heather Brennan
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…

National Museum of AfghanistanAfghan Museum Rebuilding
The National Museum of Afghanistan is slowly rebuilding after the being very hard hit by war and Taliban rule. The Taliban stole and destroyed many of the museum’s artefacts and many were either melted down or sold on the black market. A police network is working to find all of the missing artefacts and is returning them to the museum. Still struggling against the threat of the Taliban in the countryside and frequent power cuts, the museum is working hard to re-establish itself. Source: Gadling

Trashy Trash Gets Cleaned Up
The X-rated handbills that are pushed at everyone who walks down the Strip in Las Vegas are being targeted by the city as the latest litter to be cleaned up. A new city ordinance requires the people who distribute the handbills to clean up the litter within a 25-foot radius of their area. While the ordinance isn’t in action yet, city officials hope it soon will be. Source: NBC

Tour Guides of Egypt Won’t Be Pushed Around
Egypt’s tour guides demonstrated last Sunday, claiming they are harassed by vendors and unlicensed competitors at the country’s big tourist spots. Tourism officials claim that the number of tourists dropped drastically in 2011 and this has forced those who rely of tourists for their livelihood to push harder to make ends meet. The guides are being attacked and bullied as a result of increased competition and demand security. Source: Huffington Post

The Travel Elite Get An Upgrade
Boeing has revealed a new jet, Boeing Business Jet, of which there are nine models, all being sold to heads of state. The Aeroloft, part of the new jets, provides additional space in the cabin and sleeping quarters of thus far unmatched comfort on a plane. Source: CNN

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