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Will Hyatt’s TV system win over travelers?

Will Hyatt’s system-wide overhaul of the hotel TV be a game changer for Hyatt? Maybe – and maybe not. HOTEL NEWS:  Government gives hotels more time to make pools accessible Hyatt, which became the first full-service hotel operator to make this type of announcement, certainly thinks today’s tech-savvy travelers will appreciate having a cutting-edge TV […]

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Watchdog: Many co-pilots don’t meet training standards

Calvin Scovel III, the Transportation Department‘s inspector general, told the Senate transportation subcommittee on aviation that the co-pilots fell short of the 1,500 hours of flight training that the FAA says they should have starting in August 2013. And, he said, neither of the airlines had plans for meeting the new requirement that the FAA […]

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Frugal Traveler Blog: In Auckland, New Zealand, a Frugal Trifecta

Seth KugelIn Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, there are frugal gems to be found. Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest city and the place you’ll almost certainly fly into if you come from the United States. It’s also quite a pleasant spot. That may sound like damning with faint praise – you don’t fly halfway around […]

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Insurance myths debunked by Direct Travel Insurance

ShareThis Email PDF Croydon (PRWEB UK) 20 March 2012 Popular myths about travel insurance swing from one extreme to another. Some people mistakenly believe they should forego it completely to save a few pounds, while others wrongly assume it covers travellers for absolutely anything they do. Here we debunk 5 common myths about travel insurance: […]

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Travel photo of the day: Midnight at Lake Mohonk

Submitted by Greg DiNapoli / UGC A winter’s night at Lake Mohonk in New York. The weather had been snowy, cold and foggy on a recent February day in New York’s Hudson Valley. But after a day of wandering the trails around Lake Mohonk, Greg DiNapoli watched the storm move on and the skies become clear […]

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Deal watch: Princess kicks off spring sale

Princess Cruises today is launching a week-long promotion on 2012 voyages in Europe and Alaska. The “Spring into Savings” sale, as the line is calling it, features reduced fares and an onboard credit of up to $100 per cabin, the line says. Destinations included in the offer include the Mediterranean, Holy Land, British Isles, Scandinavia […]

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Weekly Top 10: Best beach hotel tour tops list

With spring break around the corner, USA TODAY’s coverage of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 beach, beach-hotels occupied two of this week’s Weekly Top 10 slots. Hotel pools also made the list, but for a different reason. Together, the Top 10 stories below sparked about 240 reader comments via Facebook. Which story did readers share with friends […]

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Hawaii’s most famous beach gets a facelift

Sunseekers are making way for dump trucks along a portion of Oahu’s Waikiki Beach this spring, thanks to a $2.3 million project to widen one of the world’s best known strands. The goal is to add as much as 37 feet of offshore sand along a one-third mile stretch from the Duke Kahanamoku statue at […]

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T Magazine: Golden Ticket

Leonard Fong   Julie Ho and Nicholas Andersen of ConfettiSystem transform simple materials like tissue paper and foil into something unexpected (like piñatas you’d never want to break). For the March 18 issue of T, the duo created a ‘‘lush, textural landscape from which the T would subtly emerge,’’ Ho says. ConfettiSystem began as a […]

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Airline passengers may get a break on electronics

By JOAN LOWY The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type WASHINGTON — The government is taking a tentative step toward making it easier for airlines to allow passengers to use personal electronic devices such as tablets, e-readers and music players during takeoffs and landings. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday […]

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