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Hotel occupancy rates up so far in December

So far, December has been a good month for U.S. hotels. For the week of Dec. 11 to 17, the average occupancy rate rose 5.9% to 49%, with the daily rate going up 4.2% to $95.35, according to STR, which tracks hotels data. Among the Top 25 markets, New Orleans and San Diego had the […]

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U.S. tourist drowns at an infamous Aruba beach

In August, American Robyn Gardner was reported missing by her travel companion, Gary Giordano, who said she was pulled out to sea while they were snorkeling at Aruba’s normally tranquil Baby Beach. Her body hasn’t been found, and he was released after being detained for more than three months for questioning. Now comes word that […]

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T Magazine: Great Escape | Snowed In

The Location: Park City, Utah The Girl: The stylist Marina Muñoz What to Wear: Jil Sander’s ski-luxe sweaters and Moncler’s retro parkas; Burton bib pants and snowboard; Hermés feather sweater; mohair accessories and Celine loafers; Gant Rugger Fair Isle crewnecks and Illesteva reflective sunglasses. What to Do: “The Brighton slopes open at 9 a.m. Finish snowboarding by […]

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Falling rupee may raise travel insurance premiums

Voyageurs may now have to pay more for their outbound travel expenses as travel insurance prices are feared to rise due to the failing rupee. Outbound travel insurance claims are paid for by general insurance companies in the form of foreign currencies while the insurance companies receive premiums in rupees. The record fall in the […]

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Last minute ideas for New Year’s Eve – WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – As the end of December nears, so does the opportunity to ring in the new year with a bang. There are just a few days left to pack up and celebrate somewhere special. Lyn McCrory with Pro Travel in Hattiesburg says,”As long as you can go spur of the moment, you can get […]

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New year, new hotel deals in New York City

New York City hotels are some of the most expensive to stay at in the country. But after the new year, they could get cheaper. Hotel deals abound after the holidays, one of the slowest periods of the year for tourism in New York. This winter, NYC Company, the official marketing and tourism organization for […]

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Man returns $10,000 found at Las Vegas airport

– Updated 7:02 p.m. ET (New information throughout) An apparent good Samaritan is in the aviation headlines this week after he returned $10,000 in cash that he found earlier this month while flying through Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. Mitch Gilbert of Greenwood Village, Colo., is the man credited with the honest deed. He says […]

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T Magazine: The Giving Spree | Tata Harper

Canyon Ranch spa in Tucson, Ariz. Go to canyonranch.com. Meade LS series telescope, starting at $1,399. Go to meade.com. Who: Tata Harper, the organic beauty maven What She’s Giving: A weekend at Canyon Ranch. “For my mom,” says Harper. “She lives in Barranquilla, Colombia, so we don’t get to spend as much time together as […]

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Buy senior citizen travel insurance to ensure good health of your parents – PR

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Top-flight Singapore

A hotel executive recently told me that flying Singapore Airlines is so pleasant, losing a bag became a positive experience. Airline staff apologized profusely, delivered the bag within a few hours and gave him a free flight. It made him want Singapore Airlines to lose another of his bags. It was no surprise, then, to […]

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