The LG Travel News Roundup: Social Media and Snow Reports

Weekly Travel News — By on April 6, 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…

Social Media and Snow ReportsSocial Media & Snow Reports
Social media is playing a huge role around the world in bringing transparency to many causes, from live updates on a revolution to ideal skiing weather. Traditionally, snow readings are taken early in the morning and many ski-resort visitors are disappointed later in the day when they find inaccurate weather reports dampening their trips. Courtesy of social media, live snow reports now allow skiers to track snow fall and progress leaving little room for false alarms. Source: Yahoo News

Thailand’s Floating Cinema
Thailand’s Nai Pi Lae lagoon on Kudu Island has a unique experience to offer visitors: A floating theater. Designed by Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren, this experience involves a floating screen and a separate floating raft for the audience. The theater is made from recycled materials and will be donated eventually as a floating stage to locals. Source: Architizer

Air Hostess Uniform Hoarding
KLM employee Cliff Muskiet has a unique passion for collection female air stewardess uniforms. Muskiet started his collection in 1980 and currently owns over 1,000 stewardess uniforms. What’s his reasoning? He enjoys chronicling the evolution of fashion and stewardess fashion throughout the years. Source: CNN
Recycling Airplanes
Ever wonder what happens to an airplane after it is retired from the runway? Many are disposed of in their own fashion, but many are also reused in a variety of creative ways. For instance, a Boeing 727 has been reused to create a rainforest hotel in Costa Rica while a Boeing 307 has been turned into a houseboat. California based Moto designs recycles planes into furniture. Source: CNN Go

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  • Megan Jones says:

    Social media has allowed us to be more accurate and more specific in the information we consume. I am not a skier or snowboarder, but I can really see how this tool could really enhance one’s snow sport experience. I could use this same tool for hiking and I would love it. It is hard to tell if it will be nice on the trail when it is nice at my house!