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Fairmont Hotels revamp children’s menu

Hotels are taking note of the debate over childhood obesity. Fairmont Hotels this year will implement a new children’s menu with healthier food options. They will swap out refined flour for whole wheat, add more fruits and vegetables, and use healthier cooking methods (yes, less frying). The changes won’t be made until March, but already […]

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Las Vegas lands new international airline

Panama’s Copa Airlines will add non-stop service to Las Vegas this summer. Copa will offer four flights a week to its Panama City base, which it bills as the “Hub of the Americas.” The announcement will make Copa the first carrier to fly out of Las Vegas’ ballyhooed new terminal. The Las Vegas Sun’s VegasInc section […]

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Choice Tables: Sorry to Disappoint, but I Ate Well in Berlin

Before I went, everyone told me I’d be disappointed, wished me the best of luck, said it was a real shame I wasn’t headed to Paris or Copenhagen or some other — any other — European capital of note. Afterward, they checked back, eager for affirmation about how underwhelming my experience was. The only thing […]

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Only one in three buys travel insurance

One in three do not have travel insurance and over 1 in 10 people have never had any kind of travel insurance when going abroad. A survey carried out on behalf of Asda says that many consumers believe travel insurance is not necessary as they are covered elsewhere.   One pointed out: “My own private […]

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Guide: Planning your vacation in 2012

It’s time to exercise your imagination and start stretching your budget. The ideas and info in these stories will help you plan your ideal trip — whether you’re headed to New York (above) or New Mexico, the Summer Games in London or the sunny beaches of Hawaii or the Caribbean. January 29, 2012 Travel updates […]

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Poll: How much should Costa pay survivors?

Costa Cruises today announced it was offering survivors of the Costa Concordia accident 11,000 euro (about $14,500) per person as compensation for their lost baggage and personal effects as well as the psychological trauma they suffered during the event. Cruise Loggers, do you think that is a fair amount? Take our quick poll below and […]

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Thompson chain opens first hotel in London

The Thompson Hotels chain is heading to London. On Wednesday, the boutique hotel chain will open its first hotel in the United Kingdom. The Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel, is in London’s chic Belgravia neighborhood. Thompson already has properties in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Washington, D.C. The London property, done in collaboration […]

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Bundle up: The five coldest cities in America

While relatively balmy conditions have prevailed across the USA the past few months, Old Man Winter is making a comeback – delighting skiers in snow-starved Lake Tahoe and elsewhere. And for travelers eager to put those longjohns and fleece parkas to a real test, researchers at The Weather Channel have crunched the latest 30-year average […]

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10 Winter Getaways to Suit Every Age

But coming so soon after the holidays, you don’t want to travel too far. After all, there is still spring break and summer vacation to plan. Ideally, your destination should be somewhere you can reach in an easy drive or on a nonstop flight and that will have enough activities to occupy the children — […]

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Travel Insurance Tips for Smooth Sailing From InsureMyTrip.com

WARWICK, R.I., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster has many today doubting the safety of a shipboard vacation, but according to the Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest cruise line association, 16 million of us enjoyed sailing the world’s oceans last year. Statistically, cruises are considered one […]

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