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Government forcing full disclosure on airfares

The Transportation Department, as part of a new set of consumer-protection rules, is requiring airlines in two weeks to: •Make sure that advertised fares include all government taxes and other fees that now are hidden behind asterisks or stuck in footnotes, but which can add 30% to 50% to a ticket price. MORE: Comprehensive list […]

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Portovenere, Italy

Portovenere is a traditional fishing village with a picturesque jumble of pastel houses, boats bobbing in the harbor and a network of meandering hiking trails.

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Squaremouth Provides Travel Insurance Tips for This Year’s Cruise Wave Season

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New deep space mission ideas get NASA’s attention

NASA is taking a close look at new concepts to send crews on deep space expeditions near the moon, as a promising next major “stepping stone” for human spaceflight. The goal of the appraisal is to focus on what can be accomplished affordably in the near future, to showcase NASA’s ability to venture beyond low-Earth […]

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Hotel industry’s elite gets ready to meet in LA

In about two weeks, the hotel industry’s biggest players will gather in downtown Los Angeles for the 11th annual Americas Lodging Investment Conference (ALIS). And in a sign of optimism that the industry’s continuing to recover, ALIS organizers say this year’s attendance is on track to attract the second-biggest crowd since 2007 – the year […]

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Bermuda may let ships operate casinos in port

This item was written by Larry Bleiberg, former travel editor of The Dallas Morning News and Coastal Living magazine. Bleiberg is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. Bermuda, which has seen a drop in the number of cruise ship visits, is considering allowing ships […]

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Malacca, Malaysia

With its lantern-lighted canals and silent, narrow streets lined with decades-old ornate temples and shop houses, few places in Southeast Asia conjure romantic images of the past as effectively as Malacca, Malaysia’s oldest city.

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Travellers urged to check insurance following Kenya terrorism warning

Holidaymakers planning trips to Kenya should check that their travel insurance covers claims resulting from terrorism following a Foreign and Commonwealth Office warning of potential terrorist attacks in Nairobi. The FCO said it believes terrorists may be in the final stages of planning attacks in the capital. In a post on its website it said: […]

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Far Out! New Deep Space Mission Ideas Draw NASA’s Eye

Artist’s view of using the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle as an early servicing system for a future observatory stationed at an Earth-Moon L-point, in advance of having a habitation system at that location.CREDIT: NASA This story was updated at 3 p.m. ET. NASA is taking a close look at new concepts to send crews on […]

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Next Carnival ship to have ‘5D’ movie theater

This item was written by Larry Bleiberg, former travel editor of The Dallas Morning News and Coastal Living magazine. Bleiberg is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. Carnival Cruise Lines is promising to take passengers to new dimensions on its soon-to-debut ship, Breeze. The […]

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