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Another Carnival ship in Port Canaveral? Don’t rule it out

Could Carnival move a fourth ship to Florida’s Port Canaveral? A Carnival executive hinted at the possibility on Thursday during a ceremony to welcome the arrival of a third Carnival vessel at the port. Carnival regional vice president of sales Rob Huffman told USA TODAY sister paper Florida Today that the line already is selling […]

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IHG: Everything from iPads to luggage on sale for holidays

IHG’s Priority Club Rewards loyalty program has put thousands of merchandise items on sale for the holiday season, including iPads and retail gift cards. What’s different from last year? IHG put more items on sale, and the site looks more like a shopping experience. TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollis ALSO ONLINE:  Hotel bar snacks – […]

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What’s next for Regis? For starters, a luxury cruise

What’s next for Regis Philbin now that his days at Live! with Regis and Kelly are over? As the Cruise Log first reported in July, at least part of his time over the next few months will be spent on a luxury cruise. Luxury line Crystal is touting Philbin as a celebrity speaker on board […]

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In the Pilgrims’ Footsteps, Through England and the Netherlands

Actually, Lizzie’s forebears were Pilgrims. (My wife, like several million Americans at this point, is a Mayflower descendant.) Nowadays Pilgrims, with their funny, steeple-crowned hats and buckle shoes and their gloomy, pious ways (no games on Sunday, no celebrating even of Christmas!), have gone out of fashion. It’s true that upon arriving in the New […]

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Firm offers space travel insurance

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. Insurance giant Allianz will start offering its new space travel policies from the start of next year to coincide with the launch of Virgin Galactic, the […]

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Exclusive Sunday Preview | Ideas Is air travel about to get better?

In November of 1939, the magazine Popular Science ran a story under the banner “Skyscraper Airport for City of Tomorrow.” The story was about a man who had spent five years thinking about what a “metropolitan skyport” might look like. A rendering of his vision was splashed across two pages of the magazine, depicting a […]

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Celebrity Cruises cancels parasailing trips after death

Celebrity Cruises has canceled all parasailing excursions in the Caribbean indefinitely after a passenger died this week on one of the trips, the Virgin Islands Daily News reports. Celebrity Eclipse passenger Bernice Kraftcheck, 60, fell to her death on Tuesday while parasailing in tandem with her daughter off the coast of St. Thomas, where the ship […]

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Morgans Hotel Group goes clubbing in Vegas

Morgans Hotel Group is getting ready to rock the dance floor. In a sign that Morgans is getting serious about making its hotels popular nightlife destinations, the New York-based boutique hotel operator on Thursday announced that it’s buying a 90% stake in Vegas nightclub operator the Light Group for about $47 million, the Las Vegas […]

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Fliers weigh in on the etiquette of reclining seats

Two notable examples that led to people pushing back: In February 2010, a fellow passenger took a swing at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney when Romney asked him to raise his seatback before takeoff. This spring, a seatback dust-up on a plane bound from Washington, D.C., to Ghana prompted the pilot to return to Dulles […]

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In Transit Blog: Nothing ‘Sacred’ About Arts Festival in London

Jill EvansFrancesca Millican-Slater’s show “Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs” is part of this year’s “Sacred: Keeping the Faith” festival in London. London There’s something undoubtedly tongue-in-cheek about the title of the “Sacred: Keeping the Faith” festival. “Sacred,” which runs from Nov. 24 to 28 in London at the Chelsea Theatre (7 World’s End Place; www.chelseatheatre.org.uk) […]

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