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No greater risk of blood clots from flying economy class

The guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians, last updated in 2008, are being released Tuesday and will be published in this month’s edition of the journal Chest. Anyone who’s flown recently has heard the advice to stay hydrated, get up and move around the cabin and do leg exercises at one’s seat. That’s […]

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Club Med From the 1950’s to Today

A Club Mediterrannee ad from the 1950’s. Credit: Club Mediterrannee

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Research and Markets: UK Travel Insurance 2011 Report Contains Insight into Advertising Expenditure and Consumer Behaviour in the Market

[February 06, 2012] DUBLIN –(Business Wire)– Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2a6c95/uk_travel_insuranc) has announced the addition of the “UK Travel Insurance 2011” report to their offering. The report includes a discussion of the performance of the major travel insurance competitors, providing data on GWP and market share. It puts this data into context with a discussion of […]

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Ten sweet Valentine’s Day travel ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and many travelers have plans for a romantic getaway to a favorite destination. Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, some are traveling the weekend before, others the weekend after and some not going anywhere at all, choosing instead a night on the town. Then there […]

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Man arrested for prostitution business

A 36-year-old Spokane, Wash., man has been charged with using a website to advertise a prostitution business with encounters at a Missoula, Mont. motel, the Associated Press and a local paper reported. Clifton Ray Dwayne Oliver was arrested by Missoula police on Thursday, and is being held on $250,000 bail at the Missoula County Detention […]

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New Orleans’ Windsor Court: $22 million redo

This week’s Makeover Monday takes us to New Orleans with an update about the Windsor Court from me, and to Irvine, Calif., with an update about an Embassy Suites by Hotel Check-In intern Julia Ryan. New Orleans luxury New Orleans’ luxury Windsor Court Hotel has finished a $22 million restoration with sweeping changes from top […]

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Itineraries: Trench Coats, Vacuum-Seal Bags and Other Ways to Avoid Airline Fees

As the airlines come up with ever more inventive fees, travelers are figuring out creative ways to avoid them. The fee for checked bags seems to vex passengers the most. To avoid it, some travelers stuff as many items as possible into a carry-on bag and then fight for space in the overhead bin. Others, […]

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Mondial Assistance USA Rebrands as Allianz Global Assistance

RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mondial Assistance USA, a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance provider, has rebranded to Allianz Global Assistance as part of a global brand transition expected to be complete in late 2012. Allianz, parent-company of Allianz Global Assistance, is the 20th largest company in the world (Forbes Global 2000, 2011) and 67th most […]

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20th Anniversary Michigan Travel Ideas Magazine Now Available – Sentinel

The 20th anniversary issue of Michigan Travel Ideas, the official state travel guide, is being released today.  Michigan Travel Ideas is free of charge, and has long been one of the state’s top trip-planning resources. New this year, the 120-page full color publication will also be offered in a free digital edition, which will allow […]

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Norwegian sweetens Alaska cruise promotion

Norwegian Cruise Line today rolled out a sweetened upgrade offer on Alaska cruises. The line says that as part of its ongoing “Norwegians Take it to the Next Level” sales event, customers making new Alaska bookings starting today through Feb. 19 will receive a minisuite for the price of a balcony cabin; a balcony cabin […]

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