The LG Travel News Roundup: Frequent Flyer Miles Redeemable for Space Vacations

Weekly Travel News — By on September 10, 2012 at 9:55 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…

Space TourismFrequently Flying Your Way to Space
Virgin Airlines has declared that it will offer its most frequent flier a trip to space. Virgin Galactic has been working on planning flights into space since 2004. The vehicle that will be flying customers into space has been successfully tested, but so far, no one has taken the trip into orbit. The program allows Virgin Airlines customers to collect frequent flier points until August 7, 2013 and whoever has the most points will win a trip into space while the second most frequent flier will win a trip on a zero gravity flight. Source: Huffington Post

The Creative Way to Experience Tibet
While Tibet has now closed itself off entirely to all foreign visitors, a inventive tour operator, JOURNEYS, has devised a way for visitors to still have a Tibet experience – all without breaking laws and entering the now closed off country. JOURNEYS offers travel opportunities in areas near Tibet with societies that are culturally rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. This way, tourists can have an experience that is very close to that of travelling in Tibet. Source: Gadling

Up and Comers
The best new hotels of 2012 have been named by NBC – a list created by the editors of Travel and Leisure at NBC, including both renovated properties and brand new hotels.  The list includes groundbreaking hotels such as the Park Hyatt hotel in the Maldives, which is built over water and the flagship Four Seasons which is opening this year in Toronto. Source: NBC

Surrealism on the Street
Os Gêmeos, a duo of twin Brazilian twins brothers famous for their street art, is launching their first solo exhibit in the U.S . The exhibit, featuring the brothers’ surreal paintings which often show their off-the-wall dreams, will be at The Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston from now until Thanksgiving. Source: Gadling

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