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Man gets 33 years for hotel sex trafficking

A 25-year-old man convicted of sex trafficking a minor in a Lubbock, Texas, hotel on Thursday was sentenced to 33 years in prison, NBC-affiliate WKCB says on its website, citing a Department of Justice statement. Last March, undercover police officers agents busted a prostitution ring operating in the upscale Overton Hotel and Conference Center near […]

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Nightmare boss makes employee share hotel room

A recent “Dear Amy” advice column contains a business travel-related letter that all of us could only hope is pure fiction. Get ready to wince … A seasoned female employee wrote to advice columnist Amy Dickinson to discuss her boss, who is 20 years her junior. The boss, “Beth,” seems to have personal boundaries that […]

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Journeys: In Ostia Antica, Italy, Clues to Past Glories

Now, a half-hour train ride away, here I was with the mule drivers. Ostia Antica is a long-abandoned city and continuing archaeological dig at what was once the seaport of imperial Rome, about 20 miles down the Tiber River from the Roman Forum. Before it was buried under silt, dust and its own collapsing buildings, […]

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Airlines hold their ground on despised baggage fees

By Franco Ordonez The Miami Herald Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type WASHINGTON — One of the most loathed aspects of holiday air travel, baggage fees, is at the center of a growing debate. Airline consumers who could otherwise spend $50 on a nice gift for the Christmas host must instead use […]

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Hotel insomnia: 65% turn TV on when awake

We’ve all had a case of insomnia in a hotel, especially when we’ve traveled across time zones and have jet lag. So what do most of us do when this happens? TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollisHOTEL DEALS:  For a limited time, $100 rates in NYC Even though experts suggest quiet activities such as reading a […]

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USA TODAY Cruise Giveaway: Eight days to enter

Cruise Loggers, have you entered your name in the cruise giveaway we’re holding this month to celebrate USA TODAY’s new cruise review site, VacationCruisesInfo.com. Time is running out. 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 […]

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Brussels: The Chocolate Trail

The capital of Belgium may be known as the Capital of Europe, but it is also, at least as far as most chocolate aficionados are concerned, the World Capital of Chocolate. Ever since the Brussels chocolatier Jean Neuhaus invented the praline 100 years ago, the city has been at the forefront of the chocolate business. […]

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6 last minute travel gift ideas for the frequent flier

More from AOL Travel: Airline tickets, Hotel reservations, Car rental, Vacation packages, Discount cruises, Last-Minute Deals Travel Guides: Las Vegas, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Washington, DC, London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Austin, Charlotte, San Diego, Mexico City, Copenhagen, Sydney, Bangkok, Bogota, Toronto, Costa Rica, Bermuda, Puerto Rico AOL Travel © 2011 […]

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Mazatlan, Mexico: We’re safe for cruisers

Tourism officials in Mazatlan, Mexico are criticizing Holland America for dropping calls at the town through March. In a statement sent to USA TODAY, Mazatlan Tourism Trust spokesman Julio Birrueta says the safety concerns the line is citing in canceling visits over the next three months are unfounded. “We realize that this is a difficult […]

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Hotel insomnia: 65% turn on the TV when awake

We’ve all had a case of insomnia in a hotel, especially when we’ve traveled across time zones and have jet lag. So what do most of us do when this happens? TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollisHOTEL DEALS:  For a limited time, $100 rates in NYC Even though experts suggest quiet activities such as reading a […]

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