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Coke vs. Pepsi: Does a hotel’s choice matter?

Two years ago this week, I ran what remains one of my all-time favorite posts. It’s about traveler quirks and our boundless enthusiasm for even the most mundane aspects of travel, so I thought I’d pluck it out of the archives today. The post in question’s headlined: “Coke vs. Pepsi: Soda brand can influence your […]

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‘The Godfather’ director opens new resort

Francis Ford Coppola is a man of many talents. Aside from directing The Godfather and other films, he’s a winemaker and a hotelier. No, you don’t sleep with the fishes or have horseheads on your pillows as turndown amenities. I’ve stayed at his Blancaneux Lodge in the jungle in Belize, which is a rustic-elegant retreat […]

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In Transit Blog: A Temporary Eco-Minded Restaurant Pops Up in Milan

ElectroluxThe interior of the Cube, a temporary restaurant. Milan The Cube, the temporary, eco-sustainable restaurant atop Milan’s Galleria Victor Emanuel designed by the Milanese architects Park Associati, opened its doors late last year. Conceived by Electrolux, a Swedish appliance brand, the Cube is a four-month project in which Michelin-starred chefs assume two-week residencies to experiment […]

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ORBITZ WORLDWIDE INC Reports Operating Results (10-K)

ORBITZ WORLDWIDE INC (OWW) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31. Orbitz Worldwid has a market cap of $379.96 million; its shares were traded at around $3.51 with a P/E ratio of 30.5 and P/S ratio of 0.5. This is the annual revenues and earnings per share of OWW over the last 10 years. […]

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Travel photo of the day: Sugar-eating squirrel monkey

Submitted by Christy Prosser / UGC Squirrel monkey, Coca, Ecuador Christy Prosser photographed this precocious squirrel monkey while traveling in Ecuador last April. Prosser spent four days in the Amazon, seeing the region’s diverse wildlife. “The squirrel monkeys were certainly the most entertaining,” Prosser told TODAY.com. She happened upon the monkey, who she dubbed “Sticky […]

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Wyndham hotels embrace TripAdvisor reviews

Wyndham Hotel Group is going to start displaying TripAdvisor ratings, reviews and opinions for its more than 7,200 hotels on its websites, the company announced today. Initially, customers will find TripAdvisor reviews strictly on Wyndham Rewards loyalty program website, but Wyndham plans to add the content to 11 of its brands later this year. It’s […]

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Chef Cat Cora to christen Oceania Cruises ship

Celebrity chef Cat Cora has a new role coming this spring: Godmother of a cruise ship. The Iron Chef America star and co-host of the soon-to-debut Bravo series Around the World in 80 Plates will christen Oceania Cruises’ new, 1,250-passenger Riviera on May 11, the line says. “She understands service,” Oceania president Kunal Kamlani tells […]

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Overnighter | Bratislava, Slovakia

Intimate and easy to navigate, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is just an hour outside Vienna. 

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Pensioners hit by rising cost of travel insurance

According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), foreign hospitals have started charging more for treatment over the last year. Premiums have been pushed up further by unfavourable currency exchange rates and the rising price of aviation fuel, meaning that the cost of flying an ill person home has risen sharply. Some elderly travellers have […]

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Utah Supreme Court takes coal mine challenge

By PAUL FOY The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type SALT LAKE CITY — Environmental groups said Utah regulators erred in approving a strip mine near Bryce Canyon National Park in arguments held Monday before the Utah Supreme Court. Lawyers for the coal company and the Utah Division of Oil, […]

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