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Another paddle wheeler to ply U.S. waterways

This item was written by Johanna Jainchill, who covers the travel industry for Travel Weekly. Jainchill is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. Add another riverboat to the growing list of vessels that will be plying America’s waterways in the coming years. American Cruise […]

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IHG launches new brand for China

Holiday Inn parent IHG today announced the launch of a Chinese hotel brand for the massive emerging market. Called Hualuxe Hotels Resorts, the concept includes a prominent tea house instead of a traditional bar, restaurants that offer local food vs. fine dining, and foot massage instead of a spa, China Daily reports. China’s hotel market […]

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Travel concierge services are on the rise

Nawotka, a Houston resident, uses MyAssist, a personal concierge company specializing in travel. When a flight is delayed or he can’t get into an exclusive restaurant, he calls the toll-free number, where a concierge is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, any day of the year. “This appealed to me when I […]

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In Transit Blog: Two Walks Through Paris in Spring

Yann Foreix/Le Parisien, via NewscomBois de Boulogne Paris Paris is known as a great city for walks, and on Sunday, that may be truer than usual. Randonnée Paris du Printemps, organized hikes through Paris, takes place on Sunday, starting at 8:30 a.m. For 1.80 euros ($2.30), anybody can go on a 9-kilometer or 12-kilometer walk […]

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Avoid problems & scams when booking a cruise

<!– –> Tweet – A A A + <!– –> KUSA – Summer vacation cruise line goers may be facing other issues than just the possibility of a sinking ship. The Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to be cautious of unsolicited mail and scams for free and discounted cruises. In 2011, the BBB received more […]

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Yellowstone bison going to Fort Peck, Mont.

By MATTHEW BROWN The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type BILLINGS, Mont. — Sixty-five bison from Yellowstone National Park were due to arrive at northeast Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation on Monday under a long-stalled initiative to repopulate parts of the West with the iconic, genetically pure animals, a tribal official […]

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Avalon Waterways orders two more river ships

This item was written by Johanna Jainchill, who covers the travel industry for Travel Weekly. Jainchill is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. The river ship building boom continues, with Avalon Waterways today saying it has ordered two more “suite ships” to debut in […]

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Ex-Bush press secretary Tweets about hotels

Fox News contributor and former White House press secretary Dana Perino sent out Twitter messages earlier this morning about her hotel pet peeves. Many of her 102,961 followers chimed in, agreeing with her observations. Given how much we love talking about hotel pet peeves on this forum, I thought this post would be of interest. […]

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Makeover Monday: Chicago’s new Hotel Lincoln

This week’s Makeover Monday – our 10th, a mini-milestone – takes us to Chicago’s North Side for Joie de Vivre’s cheeky revamp of a vacant hotel building. – BD The 184-room Hotel Lincoln recently opened after an eclectic, $10 million overhaul that breathes new life into the entire building – from guest rooms to the […]

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In Transit Blog: On the National Mall, Art in the Round

Doug Aitken The landscape of Washington appears fixed, iconic. The Capitol building, the monuments — Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln — are all instantly recognizable and they are illuminated each evening. But this spring the skyline is changing. The Hirshhorn Museum has commissioned a groundbreaking work of what’s being billed as “liquid architecture” from the artist Doug […]

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