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Dion, Frankie Avalon to headline music cruise

The music-themed Malt Shop Memories Cruise will be back in 2012 — and in a bigger way. Organizer Entertainment Cruise Productions and Time Life say the annual, four-night homage to the music of the 1950s and 1960s, now in its third year, will expand into a seven-night event and boast more entertainers. The new sailing […]

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Weekly Top 10 list: Cyber Monday deals No. 1

Hotel Check-In’s Weekly Top 10 list of most popular blog posts for the Thanksgiving holiday week (week ending Nov. 26) is dominated by posts about turkeys – and shopping deals. The No. 1 post that caught your attention last week is all about what you might do today: shop for Cyber Monday deals. Hotel Check-In’s […]

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Discount airlines change air travel in Asia

Carriers such as Jetstar, AirAsia and Tiger Airways are driving demand by rolling out flights to underserved Asian cities. They’re forcing full-service Asian airlines to lower fares and, in some cases, launch their own discount airlines. U.S. carriers, in an effort not to be left behind, are beefing up their long-haul services to the region […]

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Haciendas and Pulque in Tlaxcala, Mexico,

Church bells are tolled in Huamantla, 45 minutes outside Tlaxcala, a good spot for an overnight trip from Mexico City. 

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Travel Guard® North America Announces Winner of World’s Unluckiest Traveler 2: The Rescue

STEVENS POINT, Wis. , Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — When a harrowing honeymoon experience resulted in an emergency surgery for her new husband, Rebecca Fischer morphed into the ultimate travel hero, identifying resources to help save his life, all while the two were halfway around the world. Thanks to her heroics, Rebecca, of Dallas, Tex. […]

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Finnish Airline & Airport Collect Ideas About How To Improve The Travel Experience

Finnair and Helsinki Airport in Finland launched their second year of ‘Quality Hunters‘ and sent seven people around the world for five weeks in search of ground-breaking ideas and insights for improving the air travel experience. Each Quality Hunter was given a theme to focus on such as food drink, entertainment, socialising, or shopping. Their […]

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Aruba tourist’s companion to be freed Tuesday

Gary Giordano, the Maryland man jailed in Aruba since early August in connection with the mysterious disappearance of his traveling companion, is due to go free Tuesday, according to multiple news reports, including one in USA TODAY’s On Deadline blog. An Aruba judge ruled Friday that after nearly four months of investigation, there is no […]

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Surfacing: Downtown Beirut Finds Its Pulse

By SETH SHERWOOD For years, Beirut was a city without a beating heart. Destroyed by a civil war that lasted from 1975 to 1990, the downtown of the Lebanese capital festered like a wasteland and then, as the city began to recover, was taken over by huge construction sites. But a new city center is […]

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Hot and happening

Idyllic … Hayman Island. Photo: Getty Images The carefree days of summer are coming – Lee Atkinson compiles a wish-list of some of the country’s best new adventures. LOOKING for something new to do this summer? Here are 20 great ideas – places to go, things to see and do – in no particular order, […]

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Asian airlines also upgrading premium services

All Nippon Airways recently upgraded its business- and first-class cabins. Singapore Airlines has introduced seats that allow business-class passengers to lie flat on medium-length flights. Qantas is taking a minority stake in a premium airline. Asia’s booming economies are not only creating a price-sensitive middle class that’s starting to travel, but they’re also boosting the […]

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