This Week in Travel: The Pope’s Fleet, Travel Apps and Visas on Arrival

From new travel pillows to breaking airline industry news, here are our top travel stories of the week.

Feb 15, 2013
Snorkeler photographs a whale shark in the Maldives
The Huffington Post reports that a study out of Imperial College London used tourists’ photos to track migratory patterns in whale sharks.
Photography Thinkstock

Each week, we’re bringing you the most interesting and useful luxury travel news, technology and trends from around the web. Check in every Friday for our round up of the week’s top travel stories, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Tourist Snapshots Help Science
Your travel photos could have value beyond Facebook. A study out of Imperial College London used tourists’ snapshots to identify migratory patterns in whale sharks in the Maldives. (The Huffington Post)

The Best Apps for Travel Logging
We can all stop fussing with shiny new travel apps. These high-tech methods for sharing and chronicling adventures are the best of the bunch. (New York Times)

Business Travellers Say Relax
The big news in business travel? Visa requirements are becoming more lax, particularly in emerging markets where “visa on arrival” is the new lingo. (Skift)

Holy Wheels
The pope may be stepping down, but you can still visit his car collection at the Vatican Museums. (The Guardian)

Pillow Talk
Flying will never be synonymous with comfort, but this roundup of travel pillows (complete with hassle ratings) may minimise aches and general grumpiness. (Wall Street Journal)

Connecting Flights
Say hello to the world’s largest airline: US Airways and American Airlines are officially merging. (USA Today)

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