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Why American Airlines appears ripe for acquisition

US Airways, spurned in its quest for a major partner at least three times in the last dozen years, has said it’s interested in exploring its options with American, which became the last of the nation’s major carriers to file for bankruptcy protection when it did so in November. Delta Air Lines, already the world’s […]

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In Transit Blog: Food Takes the Spotlight at Berlin Film Festival

Mirjam Siefert, Berlinale 2010Diners fill the “Gropius Mirror” after a screening in 2010. Berlin “It’s not that we don’t like popcorn,” said Thomas Struck, director of the Culinary Cinema program, which runs through Feb. 18 as part of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. “But either the food doesn’t get the attention, or the movies […]

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Play sport, will travel

Sport at every level has an international aspect with teams and individuals travelling far and wide to compete in tournaments.   Sportscover provides travel insurance for both amateur and professional sports, with the emphasis on popular amateur sports, such as cycling. Murray Anderson at Sportscover says, “Sport still raises money for trips. The trips may […]

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River cruise lines adding new Portugal trips

Two major river cruise lines that cater to North Americans will be expanding into Portugal in 2013. Industry giant Viking River Cruises this week announced plans for a new 10-night tour that combines a cruise on Portugal’s Douro River with several days in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. The Viking “River of Gold” program, on the 124-passenger […]

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Marriott plans first hotel in Buffalo

Marriott’s working on opening its first hotel in downtown Buffalo, the Buffalo News reports. TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollisALSO ONLINE:  Patriots QB Brady not thrilled with Buffalo hotelsALSO ONLINE:  Patriots QB Brady apologizes to Buffalo A limited-service, 96-room Courtyard by Marriott is set to occupy the first four floors of the eight-story, former Donovan State […]

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American appears ripe for acquisition

US Airways, spurned in its quest for a major partner at least three times in the last dozen years, has said it’s interested in exploring its options with American, which became the last of the nation’s major carriers to file for bankruptcy protection when it did so in November. Delta Air Lines, already the world’s […]

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Practical Traveler: How to Attain Hotel Elite Status

Earlier this month Starwood Hotels Resorts announced new benefits that go into effect March 1, including rolling 24-hour check-in for those who stay at least 75 nights a year and personal travel assistants, called Ambassadors, for guests who stay 100 nights. Hilton Worldwide recently began allowing its top-tier guests who stay at least 36 nights […]

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UAE travel insurance segment to grow by 40 per cent in 2012

2012-02-15 13:41:57 – AMAN Insurance launches three new travel insurance products aiming to capture significant share of country’s travel insurance market Backed by a robust tourism market amidst the impact left by the recent economic downturn, the UAE’s travel insurance market is poised to grow by 40 per cent in 2012, according to Dubai Islamic […]

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IPREX Adds Market-Leading Consumer Specialist Liquid Ideas to Asia Pacific Group

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Liquid Ideas, one of Australia’s leading lifestyle consumer public relations businesses, has joined IPREX — the worldwide corporation of public relations and communication firms. Based in Alexandria, Sydney, Liquid Ideas was founded in 2000 by Stuart Gregor, an acknowledged expert in the marketing and communication of luxury lifestyle […]

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More cruise ship spas target teens

Add MSC Cruises to the list of lines offering spa treatments for teens. The Europe-based cruise operator this week announced that the Aurea spas on its ships are debuting treatments specifically formulated for the under-20 crowd that include an anti-acne “Fabulous Fresh Facial” and the aroma-focused “Fabulous Fragrant Facial.” The Teenage Kicks treatments, as the […]

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