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Radisson Blu Chicago’s opening bash is tonight

CHICAGO – Good morning from the Windy City! I’m in town primarily to attend tonight’s splashy opening party for Carlson’s hip and elegant Radisson Blu Aqua. I’ll be taking a Chicagoan with me to the bash. The hotel’s closing its Filini restaurant and lounge for the night, so the VIP guests can sample its food […]

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10 great places to get a shave and a haircut

The Barbershop at Spa Toccare  Atlantic City  This is the place for a splurge, offering haircuts, straight shaves, pedicures and even waxing. Located in the Borgata Hotel, Casino Spa, guests are encouraged to linger for a game of pool or to catch a game on wide-screen televisions. “It’s about pampering yourself and taking care of […]

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Practical Traveler: Skipping the Super Bowl?

If you’re willing to skip the game, set for Sunday, Feb. 5, here are areas where you aren’t likely to run into much competition. Restaurants Opentable.com, the restaurant reservation site, typically seats half the number of reservations on Super Bowl Sunday that it does on the Sundays before or after. That’s a bigger drop than […]

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IAVM Member Carol Wallace Named to US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

COPPELL, Texas, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson conducted a swearing-in ceremony on January 19 and met with 32 newly appointed members of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB). Among the new members is Carol Wallace, President and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation […]

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Best Western to open first hotel in Haiti

Reuters reports that hotel giant Best Western is adding another country to its list: Haiti. Best Western, which has hotels in about 100 countries, plans to open its hotel this summer in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville, Reuters says. It will carry the company’s top-notch Premier label, one of two new brands launched last year […]

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Travelers increasingly turn to tablet PCs on the road

The use of tablets and e-readers such as iPads, Kindles and Nooks rose more than 50% last year across all modes of transportation, according to the study by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University. The increase in popularity on airline flights was most dramatic, although Wi-Fi is not yet universally available or […]

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36 Hours: Birmingham, England

Friday 4 p.m.1. MORE CANALS THAN … Birmingham was a hotbed of the Industrial Revolution, a cityscape of soot and furnaces once described as “black by day and red by night.” Heavy industry has left the city center, but the canals that carried the city’s coal and fortunes remain. It is said that there is […]

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Avail student travel insurance to study abroad without worries

By Tapan Singhel, CMO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Studying abroad is a long harboured dream for many, but the thought of heading out of the country for the entire study period can be packed with anxiety, especially if you have no relatives there. Even though traveling overseas is a great experience in itself, a study […]

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Gearing Up for Super Bowl Celebrations, Viator.com Names Winning Hometown …

Whether Boston or New York, a Selection of Exciting Activities Await the Revelers San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2012 As the New England Patriots and New York Giants plot their best gridiron strategies, fans considering a trip to a victory parade can guarantee a winning travel experience whether or not their team wins. The […]

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Top chef Nobu Matsuhisa to lead foodie cruise

Always wanted to meet celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa? Here’s your chance: The famed restaurateur will be headlining a foodie cruise in May aboard the 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity. Luxury line Crystal says Matsuhisa will lead hands-on cooking classes, offer cooking demonstrations and mingle and take pictures with passengers starting on May 24 as the Serenity sails […]

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