It’s Friday! And once again, we’ve brought you a round-up of this week’s best travel news. Today we’re talking turtles, volcanoes and everyone’s favourite Hollywood couple, Brangelina.

Mr & Mrs Pitt

The after effect of last weekend’s famous wedding (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in case you were racking your brains), is that the French village of Correns has seen a 1,161 per cent increase in holiday bookings. It’s not the first time the peaceful location has found itself thrown into the public eye however, as in 1979 rock group, Pink Floyd recorded part of their album here. We guess a little glitz and glamour goes a long way!

Vineyard by Wendy Harman via Flickr

Turtle-y Crazy!

Things got a little interesting this week at Guangzhou airport in China when an 8-year-old boy was stopped at security with a suspicious looking object in his underwear. Any guesses as to what it was? It was a turtle! Turns out, the young lad couldn’t bear to part with his pet whilst he travelled and made a last minute attempt to bring the reptile along on his trip. His sneaky thinking seemed to pay off however, as airport officials decided that the turtle could travel in cargo and rejoin the family on the other side. We think it’s shell-arious 😉

Security Line by Josh Hallett via Flickr

Splashing Out in The Desert

Dubai is once again outdoing the rest of the world in the luxury department. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Burj Al Arab, the desert destination has launched an exclusive package for guests to choose from offering the height of global glamour. Dubbed ‘The Best of the Burj’, the 7-star hotel’s latest offer features a ride in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, a personal butler, a 6-course dinner and spa treatments to name just a few! Oh, just one thing, this jaw dropping package will set you back £1,000 a night. There’s always next year…

Dubai by Stefano Brivio via Flickr

Nicelandic Airlines

One thoughtful pilot this week decided to take a detour so that his passengers could enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle of the Bardarbunga volcano erupting. Those aboard the Icelandair flight watched as lava and smoke poured out in a stunning display. While this extra lap might have caused the flight to be slightly delayed, it might be the first time that no one was complaining. It certainly brings a new meaning to the term plane pa-lava!

Volcano by Walter Lim via Flickr

Oktoberfest Dry On Pretzels?

For all those travelling to Munich this year to enjoy the annual beer festival, there could be one tiny detail missing. Whilst the ale will still be flowing, and you won’t need to walk far to find the nearest grilled chicken and dumplings, the ever popular pretzel might be harder to find as Bavarian bakers are threatening to strike over wage disputes. While this couldn’t have come at a worse time, rumour has it that deliveries into the festival are being planned to ensure that a few of the tasty, twisted, knot-shaped snacks will still be lurking around somewhere. Our advice? Hunt high and low!

Pretzel by Karl Baron via Flickr

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Images: Crazy Diamond, Wendy Harman, Josh Hallett, Stefano Brivio, Walter Lim and Karl Baron via Flickr.

*All deals accurate at the time of writing (5th September, 2014)