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Holland America to end regular cruises to Bermuda

In a blow to Bermuda’s tourist industry, Holland America has decided to drop regular sailings to the destination after one final season in 2012. The line says the 1,350-passenger Veendam, which has sailed roundtrip to Bermuda from New York during summers since 2010, will reposition elsewhere for the summer of 2013, though it did not […]

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NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson buys a Hilton hotel

If the NBA lockout doesn’t get resolved anytime soon, basketball players might learn a lesson from NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson about life beyond the court. The former center for the San Antonio Spurs is adding hotel co-owner to his resume. This week, Hilton Worldwide announced that the Admiral Capital Real Estate Fund, co-owned […]

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Delta: Beware of bogus e-mails, postcards

Delta appears to be the victim of at least two scam attempts in which scammers are attempting to trick e-mail and postcard recipients into revealing sensitive financial or personal information. Reuters is one of the media outlets reporting on the scams. It warns of an e-mail based scam involving fake Delta Air Lines flight confirmations. […]

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In Transit Blog: Room Service Watches Your Calories and More

Room service used to be the stepchild of hotel dining: the menus were an afterthought, and guests often ordered in as a last resort. But recently, many independent and chain hotels have been rethinking room service to make it more desirable. Nora Walsh For starters, guests can increasingly find healthy choices for in-room dining menus. […]

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German firm starts selling space travel insurance

FRANKFURT — A German firm is to start offering space travel insurance, hoping to cash in on a new wave of ‘ordinary astronauts’ ahead of next year’s first commercial space trips. Commonwealth Media Services Elk lure visitors to Pennsylvania Wilds A funny thing happened nearly 100 years after people brought magnificent bugling elk back to central […]

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Cheapflights.ca Kicks Off the Holiday Shopping Season

TORONTO–(Marketwire – Nov 16, 2011) – As the holiday season kicks off and many Canadians make plans to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, the team at Cheapflights.ca, the online leader in publishing travel deals, has compiled a helpful shopping list with its Top 10 Travel Gift Ideas for the Holidays. This […]

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Man who sexually abused teen on Carnival ship gets 10 years

A Mississippi man will serve 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage girl on a Carnival cruise earlier this year, the Alabama Press-Register reports. The news outlet says Dylan Cole Bloodsworth, 19, of Gautier, Mississippi, was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court in Alabama after offering a tearful apology for what has been one […]

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The fate of the Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas is in limbo

Towering over the Las Vegas Strip is a 27-story blue glass structure emblazoned with an advertisement for Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis” show at the nearby Aria hotel. It is visible for blocks, but most Vegas revelers probably don’t know what’s inside the Harmon tower. The answer is: Nothing. Embroiled in litigation, the fate of […]

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Sheraton expands its reach in China

Sheraton is continuing its expansion into China, opening nine new resorts there by the end of 2012. A tenth Sheraton will open in Indonesia. “The Sheraton resorts portfolio is experiencing phenomenal growth fueled by the development boom in China and other dynamic emerging markets across Asia Pacific and the Middle East,” said Hoyt Harper, global […]

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In Transit Blog: Where to Find Holiday Gifts in Rome’s Markets

Amanda RuggeriThe Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo. Rome Looking for a unique gift to bring home from Rome? Don’t waste time in souvenir shops. Instead, the city’s markets are a great way to get some of that holiday shopping done early. For fun clothes and accessories, in-the-know Romans head to Mercato Monti. Located […]

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