Trip News: May 7, 2018

Kangaroo Island Australia


Mashable

It goes without saying, but feeding wildlife can have unintended consequences.

Tourists visiting the Australian town of Morisset have learnt the hard way, as the area’s large, wild kangaroo population has been responsible for an increasing number of attacks on visitors.

The problem stems from kangaroos being fed human foods which are outside of their natural diet, causing them to be hungrier and more aggressive for it. “There have been a number of reported incidents in which kangaroos have attacked visitors, in one case causing a very deep gash to a man’s stomach,” Greg Piper, a Port Macquarie MP, said in a statement.

 


USA TODAY

Six more airlines have joined the Transportation Security Administration’s expedited screening program called Precheck, the agency announced Wednesday.

The carriers are Air Serbia, Condor Airlines, Porter Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and the United Kingdom and Scandinavian units of Thomas Cook Airlines.

The additions bring the total to 52 domestic and international airlines. Precheck is available at 200 airports. The program rose past 5 million participants last July.

 


Condé Nast Triper

In Hawaii, protecting the ‘aina (land) is ingrained in the culture. But in recent years, it’s been the islands’ bright blue waters that have been in need of protection. Yesterday, state lawmakers took formal moves to preserve it, passing a bill that bans the sale of chemical sunscreens with ingredients such as oxybenzone and octinoxate that bleach and kill coral reefs. The new law—which has been in the works for over a year—will take effect on January 1, 2021 after it’s signed by the governor.

A ban of spray-on sunscreens is just part of a larger, island-wide effort to preserve Hawaiian land and water, though. In fact, a host of changes represent a thoughtful conservation movement in Hawaii—one travelers to the North Pacific should heed.

 


Trip + Leisure

Riding a roller coaster can be exhilarating, but a few thrillseekers in Japan got more excitement than they bargained for.

Riders on the Flying Dinosaur at Universal Studios Japan found themselves unexpectedly suspended upside down, 100 feet in the air, after the ride stopped. They were suspended there, on an incline, for nearly two hours, HuffPo reported.

The Japan Times reported that the ride encountered an “abnormality.” There were two similar malfunctions last year on the ride.

Theme park staff worked diligently to release all 60 riders from their seats.

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