Most-read travel stories for the week

2014-03-20 16:26
It’s been a short week and we’re all looking forward to a little down time as SA celebrates its Human Rights Day public holiday on Friday 21 March.

In case you missed it here is our weekly round-up of the stories you found most interesting.

6. Weekend escapes close to your city

Distance often affects our holiday destination choice, so here is a round-up of some great weekend escapes close to most major cities in the country. After all Easter is around the corner.

5. Cape Town Carnival

Here are the five showstopper floats we thought made the 2014 Cape Town Imagination Carnival awesome.

4.AirBnb gone wrong

Imagine renting your apartment out to a trustworthy couple on Airbnb, only to return to a 'a disgusting, illegal, dangerous sex ring.'

3.Why you should make it a long weekend

Here are 10 signs that you really, really, really need a break. This is such a funny read, go on, you can thank us later.

2. Diver narrowly escapes shark attack

We wouldn’t want to be this diver for anything – watch as he has to deal with a circling shark as it closes in for the kill.

1. Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

This story has dominated News24 Travel’s headlines. Filled with speculation, we’ve covered a number of theories of what could have happened to Flight MH370, including the recent witness accounts of a low-flying jumbo jet seen over the Maldives. To date the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is search the Southern Indian Ocean for two objects believed to be related to the plane - the verification of whether this debris belongs to the missing plane is expected in the next day or two.

Until then checkout this timeline of this Malaysia Airlines plane mystery.

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