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‘Hangover II’ November’s top hotel movie

Given our national obsession with the box office, Hotel Check-In asked LodgeNet for a monthly analysis of the Top 10 Hollywood blockbusters that travelers order in hotels. The list, which you can expect to find on Hotel Check-In each month, is based on pay-per-view movie orders in the 1.7 million rooms that LodgeNet serves. In […]

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New Zealand draws new interest with ‘Hobbit’

“I said, ‘Lord of the what? I’m just a bloody old broken-down farmer with a few sheep running around,’ ” Alexander recalls. Flash-forward a dozen years or so, and Alexander, 70, is still on the farm. Except the old wool shed has been converted into the Shire’s Rest restaurant. And 20,000-plus visitors (some of whom […]

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T Magazine: Dispatch | Eating in Barbados

Clockwise, from top left: Courtesy of the Barbados Tourism Authority; Courtesy of Cuz; Courtesy of Cin Cin by the Sea (2)Clockwise, from top left: Marcus Samuelsson and Tom Colicchio at the Food Wine and Rum festival, held on Barbados last month. The seaside shack Cuz sells pan-fried marlin sandwiches. Pork buns and seared scallops over […]

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Avoid a Snow-Go Disaster With Direct Travel Insurance

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 8, 2011) – There’s a special sparkle about travelling over the Christmas period, with exciting holiday destinations, family get-togethers and the prospect of festive fun… if only the snow holds off and the country doesn’t grind to a halt. Sadly bad weather too often seems to throw travel plans into […]

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Last-minute holiday trips and tips

Kate Maxwell of Jetsetter.com gives her tips for traveling over the holidays and talks about discount trips still available for booking, such as a Manhattan vacation and a golf resort and spa package. Are you planning on flying away for the holidays? Kate Maxwell, editor-in-chief of Jetsetter, swung by the TODAY show this morning with […]

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New USA TODAY cruise giveaway: Click to enter

Cruise Loggers, we have some exciting news: We’re holding another cruise giveaway this month to celebrate USA TODAY’s new cruise review site, VacationCruisesInfo.com. The winner of the VacationCruisesInfo Holiday Cruise Giveaway, as we’re calling it, will receive a $3,000 cruise voucher good toward a sailing on a cruise line that we select. For details of […]

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Lawsuit blasts Marriott’s new sales strategy

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by a longtime Marriott hotel owner seeks $20 million in damages, claiming Marriott’s newly revamped sales structure has cost it business. In the suit, the owner of a 3-year-old, $52 million Residence Inn in Alexandria, Va., says that the hotel’s sales have been “abysmal” despite its convenient location in suburban Washington […]

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Michigan to Wisconsin: Hands off our mitten

A new winter promotion depicting Wisconsin as a left-handed wool mitten has neighboring Michigan – long known as the “Mitten State” for its own suggestive geography – unraveling with indignation. According to the Associated Press, Alex Beaton of the Awesome Mitten website spotted the offending image on the Travel Wisconsin website this week, kicking off […]

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In Transit Blog: Ski Resorts Roll Out Features for Children

Dan Davis/Vail Resorts The ski industry is looking to nurture the next generation of downhillers with new attractions for the toddler set and older. In California, Mammoth Mountain recently started offering day care for ages 3 and up that includes optional snowboard lessons that allow children to slide on gentle terrain groomed with snow humps […]

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Mapfre: Best travel insurance

Jun 30th, 00:00 Mapfre to embark on knowledge transfer to support Middlesea

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