Weekly travel updates (12th May – 16th May 2014)

Planning a vacation or a business trip? Here is a roundup of what has been happening on the world wide travel scenario for the week of 12th to 16th May. These might help you plan your trip better:

Revival of tourism sector in Egypt

The Government of Egypt plans attract more than 25 million tourists by 2020. According to the Minister of Tourism, India, China and Latin America would be major target regions in a marketing campaign designed to promote Egypt tourism.

Photo of Egypt by Dorli Photography


Travel advisory for Kenya

If you are planning a trip to Kenya, you might want to revisit the decision. On 17 May, Nairobi was rocked by two explosions that killed ten people. Most travel agencies are asking tourists to cancel non-essential travel to Kenya.


Photo of a person wounded in the explosion by informationng


Los Angeles Airport all set for a long and difficult overhaul

Getting in and around the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is set to get more difficult. The ongoing, multibillion-dollar renovation at the third-busiest airport in the US is likely to stretch over the next few years. It will affect traffic around the terminals and disrupt passenger movements inside them.


Photo of A380s on the Gates at LAX by Paul Rowbotham


South Korean coast guard dismantled following ferry disaster

The South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, dismantled the country’s coast guard as she said they failed to act appropriately following the Sewol ferry collapse that claimed over 300 lives.

Photo of people paying condolences to the families of the victims of the ferry Sewol by KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea


The world’s largest democracy elects it’s new government

On 16th May, the Bharatiya Janata Party won a resounding 282 seats at the 16 General Elections and will be forming the new government.

In its election manifesto, the party has promised several measure to help improve tourism in India. The main promises include allocation of appropriate resources for the maintenance and restoration of all heritage sites, stringent measures to prevent their vandalization, digitization of archives and archeological and museological records. They have also promised to improve the infrastructure and amenities at pilgrimage centres of all faiths.

Photo of Red Fort, Delhi by Arian Zweger