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Swissotel to open new hotel in Germany

On April 1, Swissôtel Hotels Resorts will open a hotel in Dresden, Germany. Swissôtel’s 29 hotels include Wi-Fi in the rate. The small chain includes just one property in the USA in Chicago. The soon-to-open Dresden hotel is located opposite the Residence Castle. Its restaurant “Wohnstube” has contemporary Swiss cuisine based on regional and seasonal […]

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Passengers get Oscar surprise on United 757

Passengers on a Chicago-to-Los Angeles United Airlines flight Thursday got as close to the Hollywood red carpet as most of us will ever get. That’s after customers onboard United Flight 531 from Chicago to Los Angeles got to hold and pose for pictures with Oscar – as in the iconic statuette presented at the annual […]

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Choice Tables: In London, Great Indian Food Without the Fuss

Still, it isn’t what I look for when I go to London. The great thing about the so-called “Indian” food scene here (I’m putting “Indian” in quotation marks because a more accurate term, I suppose, would be “subcontinental,” which would include food from Pakistan, and the disputed land of Kashmir, among other areas) is that […]

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Valentine’s Day-Top Tips for a Romantic Getaway From Direct Travel Insurance

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Love is in the air and if you’re looking for something a little different from a red rose under the Eiffel Tower this 14 February, here are some suggestions for amorous getaways for every budget. Music, chocolate, flowers and pampering should set the mood, but to make sure your trip is memorable […]

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Travel ideas for 2012: Food haunts

Andaman and Nicobar Islands1. Venison, cooked with lots of coriander and green chilli, is what brings many a foodie to Kadamtala, a village that comes en route from Port Blair to Rangat, the capital of Middle Andaman. 2. Seafood on an island comes as no surprise but how you cook it makes the difference, not […]

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New Disney cruise ship on the way to America

It’s official: The Disney Cruise Line is now a four-ship company. Disney executives on Thursday formally took possession of the line’s newest vessel, the 2,500-passenger Disney Fantasy, at a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany — one of the last major milestones before the ship’s maiden voyage in March. The 130,000-ton Disney Fantasy has been under construction […]

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Novotel Times Square: $115 million renovation

In yet another sign of intense interest by hoteliers in New York’s Times Square area, the Novotel Times Square hotel in New York has been sold, and the new owner vows to give it a $115 million renovation, Accor says. Accor, the French hospitality giant, owned the hotel and also runs the Novotel brand. The […]

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Great American Bites: Epic fried chicken at Willie Mae’s in New Orleans

STORY: Muffuletta Sandwich at Central Grocery PHOTOS: Central Grocery’s legendary muffuletta While both restaurants are family owned and multi-generational, Central Grocery has a prime spot in the tourist-rich French Quarter, and having created its own food category, enjoys one-of-a-kind status. Willie Mae’s, on the other hand, is far off the tourist path in the much […]

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Whatever Happened to First Class?

Or sort of. Maybe it was more of a wipe? It was basically the size of a cocktail napkin. Or perhaps it was a piece of the pilot’s long-lost security blanket. Whatever it was, it was marginally warm, borderline damp, and had the unmistakable, oft-used texture of a bargain washcloth. Ah, first class. Once an […]

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Rental Guardian Now Insures Outer Banks Property Managers with Travel Insurance

Rental Guardian, in association with iTravelInsured®, Inc. (iTI®), have entered the Outer Banks market to ensure that property managers operating in a “post-Hurricane Irene” world have travel insurance coverage for their vacationers. (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 “A comprehensive travel insurance plan and damage insurance offering will now be made to travelers vacationing in this wonderful […]

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