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Unexpected Travel Insurance Claims Revealed by Essential Travel

London, England — (SBWIRE) — 02/29/2012 — Leading travel insurance, airport parking and hotels provider Essential Travel reveals some of its weirder claims from UK holidaymakers: – A bill of £23,000 medical expenses for a bad bout of Delhi Belly would have been more than a pain in the bum for one unlucky traveller had […]

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European air traffic falls amid economic gloom

By SLOBODAN LEKIC The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type BRUSSELS — The number of commercial flights in Europe will continue to fall this year because of the continent’s economic troubles, air traffic agency Eurocontrol said Wednesday. The agency forecast there will be a total of 9.7 million flights across […]

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CruiseOne extends ‘pay later’ promotion

Cruise-selling chain CruiseOne is extending the ‘book now, pay later’ promotion that it rolled out earlier this month. The Florida-based network of more than 750 travel agencies says customers now will have until March 31 to take advantage of the offer, which lets people book a 2012 cruise without the obligation of putting down a […]

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Weekly Top 10: Beverly Hilton still a talker

Stories involving Whitney Houston’s death at the Beverly Hilton hotel the day before the Grammys continued to attract attention last week. More than 20 readers chimed in when Hotel Check-In posed the question, “Would you ask the Beverly Hilton for a refund?,” given the highly unusual – and historic – situation that unfolded on Feb. […]

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How to beat blackout dates and save a bundle

But whether your vacation plans overlap with blackout dates, peak seasons or holiday premium surcharges, it’s clear not all travel dates are created equal. In all cases, knowledge is power before you book. Hot dates?  In recent years, blackout dates have been a classic “good news-bad news” for airline frequent flier members. While many airlines […]

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In Transit Blog: In Rome, Centuries’ Worth of Vatican Secret Archives Revealed

Zetema Progetto Cultura Rome The Vatican Secret Archives were established four centuries ago to house the Holy See’s official documents. Spanning 12 centuries and occupying a cumulative 50 miles of shelf space, the Archives’ contents range from the quotidian to the controversial. Through September, the Capitoline Museums (Piazza del Campidoglio; 39-060608) will host “Lux in […]

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Aeroplane Myths Busted

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Some popular myths about flying are busted in a unique snapshot of UK aviation created by Direct Travel Insurance. The fascinating infographic also reveals the most popular destinations, the busiest airports and the airlines with the longest delays. There are amazing facts and plenty of useful information presented in very readable form […]

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom to stay open 24 hours for Leap Day

Updated: 7:34 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 Posted: 7:33 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type DisneyWorld is celebrating Leap Day today with a 24-hour opening– 6 a.m. Feb. 29 through 6 a.m.. Called “One More Disney Day,” Disney says it is the first time both Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom park in Florida will be […]

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Strategies for doing Disneyland in a day

In honor of Leap Year Day, both Disneyland in Anaheim and the Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando will stay open for 24 consecutive hours from 6 a.m. on Feb. 29 to 6 a.m. on March 1. And if you want to make every minute and penny of that $85 per person admission count, Los Angeles […]

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Dealing with Emergencies in Foreign Countries

 Most vacations carry on without incident but some don’t. If you are unfortunate enough to be caught in any of the crisis situations below overseas, keep calm and follow the steps listed: Lost or Stolen Passport: Visit your closest Embassy or Consulate immediately to apply for a replacement one. It is always advisable to scan […]

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