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Highlights of the MegaDo

New York (Monday, Jan. 23)  A tour of American’s operations tower at JFK airport and a briefing by officials from Finnair, one of American’s Oneworld frequent-flier partners. A kick-off party in American’s Admirals Club helped give the MegaDoers a proper sendoff before their flight to London Heathrow. STORY: Extreme fliers really, really love flying PHOTOS: […]

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Check In, Check Out: Hotel Review: The Nolitan, in New York

UPSHOT A small hotel with a residential feeling, where rooms start at $240. BASICS Opened in August after a long delay, this 55-room property is a nice alternative to those in Midtown. Designed by the New York architecture firm Grzywinski+Pons — who also did the Hotel on Rivington — it appeals to an under-35 crowd […]

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Extreme fliers: They love flying, they really, really do

A grueling week’s work for a high-powered road warrior maybe. But not for about 170 travel fanatics who ended a fast-moving trek here two weeks ago. It was their idea of a vacation — a chance for behind-the-scenes access to how an airline operates and to socialize with other extreme fliers who love air travel […]

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Spirit Airlines proud to be ‘poster child’ for extra fees

“We wear it as a badge of honor,” he says. The Florida-based airline was the first to charge for carry-on bags, the first to charge for a boarding pass at the airport and, in a gutsy move earlier this month, the first to add a fee largely to protest new government regulations. Spirit doesn’t see […]

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Bites: Restaurant Review: Hedone, London

His “if you build it, they will come” approach has paid off handsomely. Within one month of opening, Hedone was booked solid virtually every night — impressive considering that it is 40 minutes by public transit from central London. On prix fixe menus (there are three), heavily driven by the market and served in a […]

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River Riders: Be part of a waterway expedition with Paddle Florida

Palm Beach Post Staff Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type How would you like to enjoy glorious Florida scenery, get a workout, dine al fresco with new friends, explore nature and support a charity – for less than $100 a day? Take a trip with Paddle Florida, a nonprofit that works with […]

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Next Stop: In the Andaman Islands, Finding Paradise Above and Below the Sea

Then we descended. Ninety feet underwater we discovered an untrammeled paradise: thousands of fish wove through brightly colored coral peppered with striped crinoids, small marine animals who hold their tentacles curved like flowers. A six-foot-wide marbled stingray wafted by, as if in slow motion. Three hours later, we were strolling along postcard-perfect Radhanagar Beach, a […]

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Research and Markets Offers Report: UK Travel Insurance 2011 [Manufacturing Close – Up]

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “UK Travel Insurance 2011” report to its offerings. In a release, Research and Markets noted that report highlights include: 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 […]

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Hammondsport native creating unique travel opportunity in Costa Rica

Vacation. The word is synonymous with rest and relaxation, with sunny days spent on beaches or beside a pool. Vacations are the time of lazy afternoons, late nights, tourist attractions and exotic locales. Perhaps above all else, they’re about abdicating the pressures and responsibilities of everyday life. Vacationers might not seem like a latent force […]

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Kansas Speedway bets on $411M casino complex

The chief executive of International Speedway Corp., which owns and operates Kansas Speedway, could only marvel at the new casino overlooking Turn 2 of the race track – a $411 million facility that has created 1,000 new jobs and is expected to attract 4 million visitors annually. “All the different screens, all the colors,” Kennedy […]

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