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Royal Caribbean ship fails health inspection

Fruit flies in kitchen and buffet areas? Dirty plates mixed in with clean ones in buffet lines? It’s just the tip of the iceberg in a long list of sanitary problems that U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspectors discovered last month on Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas. In what is a rare […]

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More Americans to hit the road this holiday, AAA predicts

Airlines for America, the U.S. airline industry’s trade group, is forecasting about 43.3 million air travelers during the 21 days surrounding Christmas and New Year‘s, a 1% drop from the same period last year. It would be the smallest number of air travelers since the organization started collecting holiday sample data seven years ago. At […]

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In Transit Blog: Former Astor Mansion in London Is Open to the Public

Courtesy William Morris Gallery, London“Love Leading the Pilgrim Through the Briars” from “The Romance of the Rose” embroidered frieze. London A London mansion that was built for the American William Waldorf Astor in 1895 opened to the general public this fall for the first time in its history. The main floors of Two Temple Place […]

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Europe’s Top Ski Resorts – a Fascinating At-a-glance Guide From Direct Travel Insurance

LONDON, December 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The ski season is upon us and European winter sports resorts offer an array of brilliant holiday choices. In fact there are so many options it can be a little bewildering. To make life easier, Direct Travel Insurance have produced a handy snapshot to help skiers and snowboarders see […]

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Love’s last minute gifts

Man held in Carina Saunders case Dec 20 A man already jailed on drug charges is being held in…

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River line Viking to add ocean cruises

The world’s largest river cruise line, Viking River Cruises, soon may offer ocean voyages, too. Shipbuilder STX France today announced it had received an order to build two 888-passenger luxury ships for a new affiliate of Viking River Cruises to be called Viking Ocean Cruises. STX says the vessels will be delivered in spring 2014 […]

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Pottery Barn to sell Westin’s Heavenly Bed

Do you miss your hotel mattress when you sleep at home? No problem. Starting next week, it will be easier to buy the hotel industry’s most famous mattress: Westin’s luxury Heavenly Bed. TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDelollis That’s because Westin-parent Starwood cut a deal with Pottery Barn to begin selling the bed, which is credited […]

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Reservations glitches dog Virgin America fliers

Virgin America passengers have been stung by travel glitches that have persisted since the carrier switched its reservation system nearly two months ago. The Wall Street Journal writes Virgin America has suffered “a rocky transition since it switched to a new reservations system on Oct. 28, with some passengers unable to modify their flights online, […]

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In Transit Blog: What Are the Best Apps to Keep Kids Entertained While Traveling?

In Transit is a blog on travel news, deals and tips, written by the editors and reporters of the Travel section. It’s also the home for Globespotters, a travel blog that covers news and events from 10 cities around the world. Regular Features Globespotters | QA | Photo of the Week | Life Is a […]

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Travel Insured Web Site Features Agent Selling Tools

December 21, 2011 By: George Dooley Travel Agent Faster access to travel coverage information, instant price quotes and a simplified online booking process – including plan comparison charts –  have been launched by Travel Insured International on its new website. Agents and clients can pinpoint insurance coverage details quickly, Travel Insured reports and new online […]

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