Morning Links: Post-War Comics, Notorious Airport Restrooms, Year-End Round-Ups and More
Travel Blog • Valerie Conners • 12.29.08 | 10:42 AM ET
- World Hum contributor Eric Weiner writes in a Washington Post op-ed about the recession and the pervasive negative media coverage that may just be making it worse.
- The Travel Hall of Infamy Awards have been announced, and yes, arm-sucking train toilets and scary pilots top the list.
- And the year-end round-ups continue: The San Francisco Chronicle highlights the year’s oddest travel stories.
- The hotel room of the future: straight lines and corners were so 20th century.
- The Tintin movie is in the works, and The Economist explains the popularity of the comic strip character—who grew to be a European cultural icon—through “the prism of post-war Europe.”
- The FBI has begun investigating the disappearance of a Norwegian Cruise Line passenger, reported missing on Friday and believed to have fallen overboard near the coast of Cancun.
- The airport restroom that gained notoriety following the Sen. Larry Craig “toe-tapping” scandal has become less of a tourist destination, said an airport official. He added, “I think we’ll all be glad when there’s no special interest in that restroom.”
- As the year’s end creeps closer, frequent flier mileage runs are in full swing. One traveler details the highs, lows and mad dashes of being a “frequent flier addict.”