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Royal Caribbean to wine fans: We’re your line

Royal Caribbean is taking aim at wine aficionados with a new wine-by-the-glass system on two of its ships. The line says the 48-bottle WineStation system by Napa Technology, added to Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas, is the largest of its kind at sea and gives passengers access to more premium wines […]

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Iceland’s northern lights thaw the winter doldrums

But even as I cast a dubious eye at the snow swirling outside the windows of the snug Hotel Glymur, set high above a whaling fjord about a 45-minute drive north of the capital, Reykjavik, manager Ragna Ivarsdottir remains confidently optimistic. Celestial fireworks, she explains, “are just like Santa Claus. If you really believe, you’ll […]

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In Transit Blog: Shop Delivers Deals and Donations in Prague

Prague Thrift Store Prague Beer can already be found for less than a euro a half-liter in Prague, and many of the city’s attractions are free, but now it’s even easier to find a good deal here: the city has become home to a true thrift shop, where you can root out buried bargains as […]

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Air Australia customers need certainty now

About Ben Sandilands A reporter since November 30, 1960, Ben looks at what really matters up in the sky: public administration of air transport and its safety, the accountability of the carriers, and space for everyone’s knees. Follow @planetalking Posts Comments

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Investigators discuss Queen Mary 2 explosion

Deteriorating electrical machinery led to an explosion last year on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, safety officials have concluded. In a final report on the incident issued today, the U.K.’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch says deterioration in capacitors that store energy on the 2,620-passenger Cunard flagship triggered the blast, which took place Sept. 23, 2010 as […]

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Nice gesture: Some hotels wrap your gifts

With the holidays upon us and most of us crunched for time, a few hotels have cleverly figured out that travelers could use help with the dreaded chore of wrapping presents. In what I see as a kind gesture with no obvious upside for the hotel except to create more loyal guests, the Embassy Suites […]

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In Transit Blog: Brussels Hotel Offers Tintin Tie-In

Rocco Forte Hotels A high-end hotel in Brussels, Tintin’s stomping ground, is offering two new packages and four themed rooms to celebrate the popular comic book hero. The promotion — from the Hotel Amigo  —  is timed to correspond with the release of the film “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,” which […]

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Top Three Tips to Avoid Buying Too Much Travel Insurance Coverage, Warns Squaremouth

As holiday travel begins, many travelers are looking into purchasing travel insurance to protect their expenses. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, many travelers are spending more money on travel insurance policies to cover pre-existing medical conditions simply because they assume they need it. “Understanding pre-existing coverage can save travelers […]

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Travelers Find Entertainment With New Deal From Downtown Vancouver Hotel

VANCOUVER, BC, Dec 22, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — February is right around the corner, so it’s perfect timing to showcase great travel ideas. Hotel deals in downtown Vancouver is teaming up with a fantastic comedy event to provide travelers exciting travel choices that include fun-filled entertainment. What better way to begin the new year […]

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