Trip News: April 24, 2017

Wat Arun Bangkok Thailand

Trip Pulse

Connoisseurs of Bangkok’s famed street food have had quite the dizzying few days.

Reports, such as from The Guardian, had all but closed the door on the iconic city’s eclectic and vibrant street food scene, with one official proclaiming the government would crack down on the practice.

As this continues to be a lifeblood for locals and a reason to visit for tourists, people were understandably upset.

The good news is that we are now learning Thailand’s capital will keep its bustling culinary scene in some form. The bad news is there is some conjecture as to what form that will take over the next few months.


Trip Weekly

WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, said it will launch an ultra-low-cost (ULCC) subsidiary by the end of this year.

“We have built WestJet from its low-cost, regional roots into a renowned, international airline with service to 21 countries, and today it’s all about disrupting at the price-sensitive end of the market,” WestJet chariman Clive Beddoe said in a prepared statement. “Launching a ULCC will broaden WestJet’s growth opportunities and open new market segments by offering more choice to those Canadians looking for lower fares.”


USA Today

A gashed face while descending into Denver. A fractured spine while heading to the Cayman Islands. Second-degree burns from scalding water while heading to Barbados.

These were among the most serious injuries from turbulence aboard airliners last year, when the Federal Aviation Administration said the number of injuries doubled from a year earlier.

The 44 injuries in 2016 compared to 21 in 2015, the FAA announced Wednesday. During the last 15 years, the lowest total was 12 in 2006 and the highest was 107 in 2009, according to FAA.

Manfred Thierry Mugler is the latest designer to bring his aesthetic to the hotel world. This will be in a new collection that will extend his fashion and perfume line into the world of luxury hotels, resorts and residences.

Mugler joins a long line of fashion designers to add hotelier to his portfolio, bridging the already narrow gap between the two worlds.

Other high-end fashion designers with similar projects include Karl Lagerfeld, whose first branded hotel is slated to open in Macau in 2018. There is also Giorgio Armani, who opened The Armani Hotel Dubai and The Armani Hotel Milano.

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