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Prince Harry’s Caribbean getaway

Globe-trotting Prince Harry was the ace of nightclubs in Vegas, and what happened there didn’t stay there. The party-loving prince hit hotspots at Encore and Wynn Las Vegas and flirted with local lovelies. This week, he’s headed for another party destination: the Caribbean and Bahamas. He is due in Belize Friday, where stops include the […]

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In Transit Blog: Flying With Instruments Gets Easier for Musicians

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press As if booking a gig wasn’t hard enough, tightened baggage regulations and inconsistent policies among airlines have made it difficult for musicians to figure out how to get their instruments to the next show. But a new bill passed by Congress this month sets a uniform national policy on the matter. […]

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Grounded Ships and Airline Consolidations Draw Attention to Travel Insurance

STEVENS POINT, Wis., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The travel industry has seen its fair share of major changes and developments in recent years, and 2012 shows no signs of slowing down. The Costa Concordia disaster that struck during wave season, coupled with the very recent robbing of Carnival Splendor cruisers while on a tour excursion […]

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Runway construction halted at Jackson airport

By HOLBROOK MOHR The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s busiest passenger airport is down to one usable runway because a $13.3 million construction project is at a standstill, already eight months behind schedule. Completion of runway surfacing at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport was expected […]

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Four Seasons’ ‘power breakfast’ spot gets redo

WASHINGTON – The breakfast dining room at the Four Seasons hotel – Seasons – has reopened its doors after a $1 million renovation that did away with traditional white tablecloths and other fancy – but old-fashioned – touches. The result: More tables and a hipper style for heads of state, corporate titans and members of […]

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FAA wants to boost airline pilot qualifications

Co-pilots of commercial airliners would have to fly six times longer to become qualified, under a proposal the Federal Aviation Administration released Monday. The tougher rules came in response to congressional legislation stemming from the crash of a Colgan Air jet that killed 50 people near Buffalo three years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board […]

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In Transit Blog: Photographer Who Captured America at the Jeu de Paume

Berenice Abbott/Commerce Graphics Ltd, Inc.Station-service Sunoco, Trenton, New Jersey, 1954, by Berenice Abbott. Paris From Midtown Manhattan to rural Maine, the documentary photographer Berenice Abbott cast an incisive eye on the America of the early 20th century. Through April 29, the Jeu de Paume in Paris (1 place de la Concorde, 33-1-47-03-12-50, jeudepaume.org) displays Ms. […]

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Travel Insurance May Not Cover Everything

CATONSVILLE, Md.  — WBALTV.com Travel insurance may not protect everything that could go wrong before, during and after your vacation. A Howard County man purchased travel insurance for an African safari, but when the trip was canceled, there was no refund. Sam Coyne and his partner booked a luxury safari in Africa through Liberty Travel […]

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Latest attempt to raise airfares stalls

By DAVID KOENIG The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type DALLAS — Airlines have already imposed two broad fare increases in 2012, but the latest effort to raise prices is stalling. Low-fare airlines are hesitating to match last week’s increase of up to $10 per round trip, led by United […]

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A photo tour of movie hotels

In honor of yesterday’s Academy Awards, USA TODAY Travel intern Julia Ryan has assembled a fun photo tour of 10 hotels that have played prominent roles in movies. Given how much Hollywood loves hotels, we didn’t aim to include every single hotel that made the Big Screen. But please do help us compile a more […]

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