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NCL touts ’12 Days of Christmas’ cruise deals

Norwegian Cruise Line is getting into the spirit of the holidays with daily deals starting today on its website. The “12 Days of Christmas” promotion, as Norwegian is calling it, will bring a new limited-quantity “hot offer” every day available on a first-come, first-serve basis as well as lower prices on a minimum of five […]

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Houston tops December hotel comeback list

You may find it a little tougher to book your favorite guest room or land a good deal next month in Houston and Tampa. That’s because Houston and Tampa rank highest on the Top 5 list of U.S. hotel markets expected to experience the biggest recoveries next month in terms of occupancy. Before I reveal […]

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Does Spirit promo mock American’s bankruptcy?

Spirit Airlines appears to be poking fun at the bankruptcy of American Airlines’ parent AMR as Spirit promotes its just-announced new routes from Dallas/Fort Worth International. Spirit on Tuesday announced it would fly to four new destinations from DFW, which is American Airlines’ biggest hub and is just a short distance from AMR’s headquarters. RELATED: […]

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36 Hours in Mérida, Mexico

Friday 3 p.m.1. YUCATECAN FEAST Sample Yucatecan cuisine at the Hacienda Teya (Mérida-Cancún Highway, Kilometer 12.5; 52-999-988-0800; haciendateya.com), a 17th-century plantation that switched from cattle to henequen, used for making rope, at the end of the 19th century, and is just a 15-minute drive from downtown. From the colonial dining room, with walls that are […]

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Many single trip travel insurance policies do not cover winter sports

According to independent financial research company Defaqto, 13% of single trip travel insurance policies do not offer any cover for winter sports – and, where offered, the type and level of cover varies widely between policies.   As a result, those planning a sports-based holiday this winter need to look closely at the features and […]

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Register Now for the ETF Virtual Summit – January 10, 2012

December 1st at 11:17am by ETF Trends ETF Trends is partnering with RIA Database to host the largest ETF investment conference financial advisors.  Advisors will get the latest ETF news, opinions and investment ideas; meet with experts in the ETF industry in a unique, virtual environment; and avoid the hassles and costs of traveling.  More […]

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Poll: Is world’s largest cruise ship a winner?

It’s been exactly a year since Allure of the Seas, the second of Royal Caribbean’s two giant Oasis class ships, set sail on its maiden voyage, enough time for many of our regular readers to have given it a try. Is the vessel a winner? Cruise Loggers, on this anniversary day, we want to hear […]

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‘Sexpionage:’ Are China’s hotel rooms bugged?

What could have been a dull security conference in Canada yesterday turned into a pretty interesting one when a former diplomat discussed how the Chinese government gets at foreign political targets and high-profile business people. The Chinese government uses “sexpionage” – often in hotels – to get the job done, former Canadian diplomat Brian McAdam […]

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Cruise ship photo tour: The revamped Braemar

Built in 1993, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Braemar underwent a massive overhaul in 2008 that included the addition of a an extra deck and a 102-foot-long prefabricated midsection. What’s the vessel like today? Click HERE to see our new comprehensive photo tour of the Braemar by veteran cruise writer and ship photographer Peter Knego. Designed […]

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In Transit Blog: Tastings and Classes at Paris Wine Fair

Jacques GavardA scene at last year’s Le Grand Tasting in Paris. Paris Le Grand Tasting — a k a the Great Wines Fair — offers connoisseurs and novices the opportunity to taste 350 of the best French and European domains. Organized by Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, two wine authorities, it takes place on Dec. […]

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