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New survey identifies world’s worst tourists

We have seen the enemy and he is us. Or so indicates a new travel behavior survey to be released Friday by LivingSocial. Americans topped the list as being the worst-behaved travelers in a survey of 5,600 respondents, 4,000 of whom were Americans. Other respondents were in Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. But […]

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Holiday insurance may be void if you’ve been partying, experts warn

They may find their travel insurance is invalid if they need treatment  after they have been drinking during beach parties or in nightclubs. Mugging victims may find  they have no cover if they take large amounts to cash to crime hotspots. Experts warned insurers will be ‘naturally suspicious’ of claimants who have been at events […]

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How to travel on the cheap: tips I gave to Woman’s Day Magazine

Travel website editor Max Hartshorne shares some of the stuff he reads, sees and hears with you.

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Many cities lose out in Southwest-AirTran merger

Last year, they glimpsed a payoff. A record 115,000 fans showed up to watch 16 spring games in the first year the Orioles played in the rebuilt stadium. The visitors, the city figures, spent about $156 apiece each day in the area. But joy turned to worry in January, when city leaders learned that low-cost […]

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Country guides from Direct Travel Insurance

How do you choose where to go, and what will you do when you get there?   The answer is to take a look at the country guides put together by Direct Travel Insurance. There is one for virtually every country stuffed full of know before you go’hints and facts.   As well as where […]

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Visitors to Rockies parks spend more than $1B

The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type HELENA, Mont. — Recreation in the Rocky Mountains’ national parks has provided a boon to their surrounding communities as the economy struggles to recover from recession, with visitors spending $1 billion in the region’s four biggest parks in 2010, a new study found. […]

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Royal Caribbean orders another cruise ship

Another new Royal Caribbean cruise ship is on the way. The world’s second largest cruise company today announced that it had exercised an option with Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard for a second Sunshine class vessel to be delivered in the spring of 2015. The line’s first Sunshine class ship, ordered in early 2012, is scheduled […]

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Might Morgans Hotels and Soho House team up?

Might hip boutique hotel operator Morgans Hotel Group team up in some way with Soho House, the uber-hip, private membership club chain? Let me be clear: There is nothing in the works right now. However, it’s possible, Wall Street analysts learned on Tuesday’s quarterly earnings call with Morgans’ top executives. (Want more Q4 news? Here’s […]

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Costa Concordia survivors tell Congress they felt ‘betrayed’

“There was a violent shaking of the ship followed by loud crash noises as the plates and glasses broke,” Divya Sharma said at a House subcommittee on maritime transportation hearing Wednesday. “Everyone nearby started screaming.” After emergency lights came on, the Massachusetts couple celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary climbed six flights of stairs to their […]

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Practical Traveler: Airline Apps That Check You In, Map Airports and Follow Luggage

While many travel apps specialize in things like tracking a flight (FlightStats) or guiding travelers through airports (GateGuru), the airline apps aim to do it all: from checking in to flight status updates and baggage tracking. American and Delta offer apps for the broadest range of devices: the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows phones. Southwest […]

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