Weekly Travel Roundup

Here are some articles and links from around the travel world that came across my desk this week. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave them in the comments, post them on our Facebook wall, or send them my way on Twitter.


Virgin Atlantic Tests Wearable Tech for Concierge Service

Traveling through Heathrow, you may run in to a concierge wearing Google Glass. Virgin Atlantic is testing out the product with their upper class passengers, hoping to keep their passengers up to date with flight and weather information. Limited translation through Glass may even be able to help out with international travelers.

For $2,500 extra, you can beat the airport lines

Speaking of Heathrow Airport, they are now offering a VIP Service that can alleviate some of the downsides of travel – but for a price. At £1,500 (or about $2,500), you will have a personal escort through security, access to a private lounge, and a limo ride across the tarmac right to the steps of your plane.

Committee to mark up bill to ban in-flight cell phone calls

With the FAA recently loosening restrictions on electronics in flight, the House Transportation Committee is trying to stay a step ahead with a bill that would ban cell phone calls in-flight. Although it’s not currently allowed, House members want to make sure calls in the air won’t even get a chance to take-off.

Travel Channel’s Best Honeymoons for 2014

It’s Valentine’s Day, so maybe you or someone you know is recently engaged. Travel Channel runs down their 10 favorite honeymoon spots for their year. The list has some ambitious, yet beautiful, destinations.

Yahoo to integrate Yelp reviews in search results

In order to differentiate itself from the competition, Yahoo has teamed up with Yelp to bring local restaurant and business reviews to their search results. Google used to offer up Yelp with their results, but the relationship turned sour when Google bought Zagat. Look for the Yelp reviews in Yahoo in the next few weeks.

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