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Hotels offer unusual amenities to lure guests

Loews Coronado Bay Resort Loews Coronado Bay Resort offers surfing lessons for dogs.

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In Maine, 45 Miles of Skiing

A snowman welcomes skiers to Grand Falls Hut in northern Maine. Credit: Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times

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Trip insurance is the needed protection for travelers

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Frankfurt airport workers announce 24-hour strike

The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type BERLIN — A union representing ground workers at Germany’s Frankfurt airport announced that they will go on strike for 24 hours from Monday, a move that is set to lead to hundreds of flight cancellations. The GdF union said Sunday the walkout at […]

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Orlando hotels to get busier

Orlando’s hotels are expected to check in more travelers this year than last year, the Orlando Business Journal reports. Increased demand typically means higher rates. Last year, Orlando’s hotels saw occupancy jump an average of 9.5% over 2010’s rates, better than the 6.4% year-over-year gain in 2010 – and far better than the 19% year-over-year […]

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1st phase of Italian cruise ship fuel removal done

By Pier Paolo Cito, AP A view of the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Feb. 5.

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Letters: How Safe Are Ships?

Sunday Review » The Download: Hugh Bonneville Reading and listening with a star of “Downton Abbey.”

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Expected $4 gas by spring could hamper SC tourism

By BRUCE SMITH The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type CHARLESTON, S.C. — While an improving economy would seem to be good news for South Carolina’s $14 billion tourism industry encouraging more people to travel, it’s shadowed by rapidly rising gas prices that could hit $4 a gallon in as […]

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Geronimo gets his due in Arizona museum show

But a new exhibit at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience, draws on that warrior’s fame while also exploring less familiar stories of other Apaches. The exhibit runs through January 2013. The story of Geronimo, who was born in 1829 and came to be seen as a freedom fighter, still stirs […]

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Q&A: Bryan Batt of ‘Mad Men’ Gives Mardi Gras Tips

“After the Krewe of Rex had rolled by, my rhinestone glove came in handy shucking oysters with my friends,” he said. Growing up in New Orleans, he participated in masked balls and watched parades at Gallier Hall, the former New Orleans city hall, where he, his brother and Mitch Landrieu, now the city’s mayor, would […]

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