Here’s Travel Gossip’s roundup of things that caught our eye in the industry this week:
1 Three days into the New Year and there was a major travel acquisition.
2 Five passengers in a Japan Coast Guard plane died when it collided with a Japan Airlines aircraft – but, miraculously, everyone on JAL flight 516 got out safely.
3 Loudspeakers and large tour groups will no longer be tolerated in Venice.
4 Kenya is not yet visa-free.
5 No passports needed under facial recognition e-gate trial.