Travel News: April 5, 2019

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Tourists urged to avoid riding donkeys up Santorini’s steep steps
The Guardian

Put yourself in their hooves: that is the message holidaymakers will be asked to consider before deciding to ascend the 600 steps that zigzag up the cliffs of Santorini on the back of a donkey.

After several summers of the fabled isle’s equine population being forced to bear the brunt of overweight tourists, activists, in collaboration with the cruise-line industry, have finally taken action. The result is an unprecedented initiative to sensitise travellers to the stress placed on the animals when compelled to make the vertiginous climb with perilously heavy human cargo.


Small Luxury Hotels of the World Introduces New Properties
Travel Pulse

This spring, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is introducing new properties around the globe for travelers to enjoy with features that include dazzling swimming pools and panoramic views.


Prepare to leave laptop and liquids in carry-ons as TSA’s new scanners roll out across U.S.
USA Today

The Transportation Security Administration is bringing new 3D security scanners nationwide, which means your next airport experience could go a lot smoother.

TSA began testing the “computed tomography” machines at airports in Phoenix and Boston in June 2017. Since then, the machines have been expanded to 12 more locations.


Tourists Ruin Massive Louvre Installation Just One Day After It Was Unveiled

About 400 volunteers came together to install a massive collage around the glass pyramid in the Napoleon Court of the Louvre Museum Friday evening — only for it to be destroyed hours later.

For the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, French artist Jean Rene created an optical illusion, making it appear like the famous structure was emerging from a rocky abyss.

The artwork consisted of 2,000 pieces of paper and took four days to assemble.

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