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Weekly Top 10 list: GOP convention hotel drama No. 1

The Top 10 list of most-popular stories on Hotel Check-In for the week ending Nov. 5 is a varied list, but three of the top stories have to do with politics. The Top 10 also features headlines about a free falling hotel elevator, two iconic properties’ renovation plans and – to remind us that we’re […]

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Ryanair considering in-flight porn, report says

Ryanair says it may introduce in-flight porn. The European no-frills carrier – the same one that’s threatened to introduce pay-per-use lavatories – says such an option could come in a year or so, though it’s hard to gauge just how serious the proposal may be. Ryanair’s slick-talking CEO Michael O’Leary is known for going public […]

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Personal Journeys: On the Hunt for Hot Sauce in the Caribbean

The hot sauce, Darren explained to me, was his Chinese-Jamaican family’s recipe, a mix of Scotch bonnets, vinegar and garlic whose precise details he declined to reveal. I opened the lid and inhaled. This was powerful stuff. But I didn’t taste it until I’d taken it home to New York City, where for months afterward […]

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Ahleia Insurance Group introduces new Be’Salama® travel insurance policy

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Exploring enigmatic Zambia

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Officials block effort to bring larger cruise ships to Key West

An effort to widen the shipping channel in Key West, Fla., to allow for larger cruise ships was dealt a setback this past week, according to local news outlets. The Florida Keys Keynoter reports the Key West City Commission voted 6-1 against funding a study of the feasibility of such a widening, despite support from Key […]

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Western hotel chains retain workers’ passports in Abu Dhabi

Some major hotel chains in Abu Dhabi retain employees’ passports on premises, saying it’s to assist workers as opposed to being a sign of forced labor, the United Arab Emirates’ National reports. Officials from Hilton and InterContinental told the National that it’s common for hotels to retain passports because many employees live in shared housing […]

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Great Falls brings newest national park to New Jersey

The Great Falls in downtown Paterson was given the national park designation in a ceremony attended by New Jersey officials, local schoolchildren, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the head of the National Park Service. Paterson, the third-largest city in New Jersey, was once a booming beacon of industry and later fell on hard times. […]

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Journeys: In Jamaica, a Mento Music Revival

Born and raised in Portland Parish (Port Antonio is the capital), the Jolly Boys were making a rare hometown appearance between a summer European tour opening for Sade and a series of autumn concerts in Australia and Asia — a surprising comeback for a band whose youngest member is 72. “They used to play for […]

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Regulator unhappy about banks packaging travel insurance with banking

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has proposed new rules to make sure s check customers are eligible to claim on insurance cover before selling them a packaged bank account.   Packaged accounts are current accounts bundled up with a range of insurance policies. The FSA estimates that one in five of the UK adult population […]

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