The LG Travel News Roundup: Small Town Hit By Solar Eclipse Astro-Tourism

Weekly Travel News — By on February 10, 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…
Kannaraville Solar EclipseAstro-Tourism Hits Utah
The town of Kannaraville, Utah is going to see a spike in tourism due to being one of the best places on the planet to view the May 20th solar eclipse. Being a town of only 300, Kannaraville will depend on Iron County to provide public service employees to control traffic and safety for the 5,000 expected tourists. Source: USA Today
Comforting Celebrity Pilot Voices
Ever wonder which voices are the most comforting while flying? A recent poll conducted for the Business Travel Show in London has revealed that the voice of actor Nigel Havers was the most comforting to travelers, closely followed by Sean Connery, Stephen Fry, Patrick Stuart, Hugh Grant, Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson. It should also be noted that the poll primarily included British voices. Source: Daily Mail
Schwarzenegger Misses Visit to Taj Mahal
Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in India for an environmental conference. The actor went to Agra (the home of the Taj Mahal) to see the monument, only to find it to be closed. The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday due to Muslim prayers being held at a nearby mosque. Source: Huffington Post
Tourism Declines in Egypt Due to Kidnappings
Two American women traveling to a resort were kidnapped in Egypt and the kidnappers were, reportedly, seeking ransom money. Due to the Egyptian revolution and other such kidnappings, Egypt has seen a sharp decline in foreign tourism. According to the Tourism Minister, 2011 generated $8.8 billion in revenue–a significant decline from the $12.5 billion generated in 2010. Source: Yahoo News
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