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Natural Disaster Cover Provided by Direct Travel Insurance

CROYDON, England, November 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — News that 2011 is proving a record year for natural disasters underlines the benefits to travellers of taking out natural disaster cover, according to travel insurance expert Direct Travel Insurance. Holidaymakers and business travellers can be protected against travel disruption caused by volcanic eruption, flood, tsunami, […]

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Brimming with ideas and solutions

Now in its 10th edition, the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes, France, will showcase the industry’s diversity while examining the latest trends in luxury travel AS the 10th International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes, France, opens its doors to the future of luxury travel from December 5 to 8, TTN speaks to Simon Mayle, […]

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The Muppets to have role on next Disney ship

Mickey and Donald will have some new company on Disney’s next cruise ship: The Muppets. Disney today announced that Kermit and the gang will be the subjects of a new adventure game aboard the 2,500-passenger Disney Fantasy, which debuts in March — the first time the Jim Henson-created characters have had a permanent presence on […]

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Do locals crash hotel breakfast buffets?

We’ve all heard of wedding crashers … but free-hotel-breakfast-buffet crashers? Yes, it’s true. In these difficult economic times, the MiamiNew Times says, cash-strapped locals are increasingly posing as hotel guests to dine for free on pastries, cereal, fruit, eggs, bacon and yogurt. (I can’t help but wonder if they take the time to pour batter […]

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AMR is 100th airline bankruptcy since 1990

The bankruptcy filing today by American Airlines parent AMR marks the 100th airline bankruptcy since 1990, according to an “unofficial compilation of research” by the Air Transport Association trade group. HAT TIP:  AMR is 100th airline bankruptcy since 1990 (MarketWatch.com)RELATED:  American Air parent AMR files for bankruptcy protection The ATA list does include some high-profile […]

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Frugal Traveler Blog: A Palm Beach Story, Millions Not Required

I sized up the 14th fairway overlooking the sea in Palm Beach, Fla., long a winter escape for millionaires, and pondered two questions: A 7-iron or an 8-iron? And, what the heck was I doing here? My golf swing is a sad story. But my time in Palm Beach makes for a happier tale. I […]

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Berkely Travel Insurance reverses decision; reimburses pregnant woman

PHOENIX — Brooke Otto is one happy person today, but two weeks ago she was kind of upset with a travel insurance company called BerkelyCare. Back then she told us,  “It’s a lot of money to just give away, or be robbed of.” Harsh words, but Otto was aggravated at the time. She and her […]

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Senior Travel:: Your holiday gift list for travelers

If you’re still looking at gifts for your holiday list, travelers are both easy and hard to please: easy, because you know one of their main interests; hard because they usually have pretty fixed ideas about what they want and don’t want. Nevertheless, I’ll wade into that thicket with this year’s list of suggestions. The […]

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Will American bankruptcy impact cruisers?

Industry watchers say today’s bankruptcy filing by American Airlines should have little immediate impact on cruisers, despite the dominant role the company plays in flights to Miami — the world’s largest cruise hub. American is operating flight schedules and taking reservations as usual during the bankruptcy process, and it should be “business as usual” over […]

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Hyatt Hotels to make kids’ menus healthier

In a move that could ripple across the hotel industry, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts today will announce a commitment to making its kids’ menus healthier, Hyatt tells Hotel Check-In. The news means that over the coming year, you’ll likely see fruits or vegetables automatically arrive on your child’s plate – instead of fries or chips. […]

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