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Luxury travel news for the week ending 30th January 2022

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive regular updates from A Luxury Travel Blog, please make sure you subscribe to our mailing list. Elon Musks offers teen $5k to stop tracking his private jet location The SpaceX CEO and the richest man Elon Musk offered to pay a tech-savvy teenager $5k to delete his Twitter account tracking Musk’s private jet due to concerns about his personal safety… [read more] Luxury cruise ship with 100s onboard diverted to Bahamas to avoid US arrest warrant for unpaid fuel Passengers enjoying a two-week round-trip cruise onboard a luxury cruise ship scheduled to dock in Miami on Jan. 22, were shocked to learn the ship would divert to the Bahamas to avoid a U.S. arrest warrant — an unexpected conclusion to their trip… [read more] Angels of the avalanche age: the world’s most elite helicopter rescue team Now more than ever, skiers and snowboarders are venturing further in the backcountry — at a moment when climate change is making mountain conditions more dangerous. The result: it’s never been a busier time for the world’s most elite helicopter rescue team… [read more] Luxury travel and COVID-19: How airport lounges have changed during the pandemic Airport lounges are back – for better or worse. That’s what Michael Ein discovered on a recent flight from San Francisco to Atlanta. Ein and his wife, who were flying on Delta Air Lines, used their credit cards to access the airline’s Sky Club lounges in San Francisco and Atlanta before their flights… [read more] China’s consumers spent $73.6 billion on luxury goods at home last year, up 36% from 2020 Chinese consumers are spending more on luxury goods at home, even if they can’t easily travel abroad due to pandemic-related restrictions, consultancy Bain & Company said in its annual report on the luxury sector… [read more] We really enjoy hearing from our readers and would love to hear your views on any of these stories! Please click on the comments below and share your thoughts. Thank you. Have a story you’d like to share? Please contact us for details.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I think it’s just right to stop tracking other people’s whereabouts to keep their safety. I’m surprised it went on for so long, and found it a little unsatisfactory that there are some people would choose to put other people’s lives at risk like that, even if that person is a famous person.

  2. I can see that people might feel that airport lounges are a wise health investment with COVID around.

    I went through Heathrow last week and spent most of my time in a cafe that was only up to about 60% capacity. The staff’s security precautions were excellent and I felt very safe. For me, with current numbers travelling, I feel that’s probably a better option.

  3. Surely, Elon Musk has the tech ability to protect the whereabouts of his chopper? Isn’t a $5,000 pay off just an invitation for other people to start tracking him so that they get a payout too?

  4. Great to see the travel news back and looking forward with optimism rather than having to mention COVID problems every other sentence.

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