Thursday, August 07, 2008

Travelography #122: Las Vegas Spending More Green on Green

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Stories discussed in this podcast are from the Travelography Twitter Blog for the week of 4 August 2008. This podcast is also available at and

  • Congress: No Cell Phones Mid-Flight

    The committee's action comes as the European Union is moving to allow airline passengers to talk on their cell phones during flight...And some lawmakers worry that domestic airlines might try to get the cell phone ban lifted so they can charge passengers.
  • Delta to offer Wi-Fi on mainline domestic fleet [by mid-2009]

    Several other airlines either offer similar service or plan to, though on a much more limited number of flights.... A flat fee of $9.95 will be charged on flights of three hours or less, and $12.95 on flights of more than three hours.
  • U.S. Starts Online Screening for Foreigners

    Europeans and others who travel visa-free to the United States can start registering in August for a new online security screening check that will become mandatory in January to enter the U.S.
  • Las Vegas bets on environmentalism

    The projects gunning for LEED certifications include the $2.9 billion Fontainebleau Resort, the $1.9 billion tower addition to Caesars Palace, the $4.8 billion Echelon resort and the $9.2 billion, six-high-rise CityCenter complex.
  • Green China Travel Tips

    If you're in a big city, the idea of a "green hotel" might seem counterintuitive, but even in the heart of Shanghai or sprawling outskirts of Shenzhen, you'll find accommodations that have gone green to one degree or another. International chains like...
  • The 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes Of All Time

    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine