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Deal watch: CruiseOne offers money back on new cruise bookings

Cruise seller CruiseOne today unveiled a new promotion that gives customers up to a $200 “spending reimbursement” after they book a cruise. The offer, which is valid through Nov. 30, is aimed at would-be cruisers who are holding back on making a booking because they’re worried about having enough cash available for holiday spending, the […]

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Thank you to the Staff

We could never recommend any hotel better than this one. We stayed for a week, and we long to go back. The hotel facilities are excellent for any type of visitor (also disabled), very clean and well kept, and offer high quality in every aspect. The appartment we stayed in was big, and with all […]

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Guilty plea after hotel workers report Web activity

Employees at the Marriott Hotel in Hartford, Conn., took action over the summer when they spotted a man trying to access a pornographic website in their hotel, the Hartford Courant reports. They banned the man from the hotel, and then alerted authorities, leading to an investigation by agencies including the Hartford Police, FBI and the […]

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Travelers forget everything from passports to false teeth

Luckily for Gioia, the jewelry was in a room safe, and staff at the Rome Marriott Grand Hotel Flora shipped the items to her home in Austin. “I had done such a dumb thing, and I was very happy to get the jewelry back,” says Gioia, a management consultant. PHOTOS: Items left behind on Southwest […]

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Practical Traveler: Deals for Caribbean Vacations Are Selling Fast

Interest in the Caribbean is on the upswing, according to travel agencies like AAA Travel, which is reporting a double-digit increase in winter bookings over last year. Discounts for hotels and resorts, while widely advertised, aren’t quite as robust as they were this time a year ago.  And limited flights are making it difficult to find a […]

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Travel Insurance Experts, Direct Travel, Launch Online Medical Screening Facility

LONDON, November 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Buying medically tailored travel insurance just got easier On 25th July 2011 Direct Travel Insurance launched an online medical screening facility within its web quote buy process. Online medical screening provides customers with pre-existing medical conditions the opportunity to purchase their travel insurance online, with cover for their medical conditions included […]

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Take a tour of this travel-inspired home – Springfield News

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 12–> When John and Beth Raidel began designing their home east of Springfield, they wanted a home with “breathable space,” John says. Vast open spaces, soaring ceilings and abundant windows were a must. The Raidels had collected ideas for years about what form those spaces should take. “We’ve had the privilege of […]

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Royal Caribbean in Europe: Still right for an American cruiser?

Based for decades in Miami, Royal Caribbean long has been one of the best known cruise brands in North America. And yet in recent years, it has drawn an ever larger percentage of its customers from overseas — a trend that has become particularly pronounced on European itineraries. On a recent conference call with Wall […]

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AMAZING!! I really loved this place

WOW! This was the best and highest level of the hotel, where I’ve ever been in the Mediterranean area. The hotel was as good as new, and the rooms, service and the staff was wonderful. Swimming pools, there were two. TripAdvisor recommended this place and that is why these pages should always be read before […]

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Fairmont experiments with all-inclusive hotel meal plan

How are high-end resorts in Mexico competing with all-inclusive resorts that have lured a greater share of travelers in this uncertain economy? Well, in the case of the luxury Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya, it’s meeting its all-inclusive rivals halfway. A first for any Fairmont hotel, this particular Fairmont is testing a food-and-drink package that lets […]

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