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US Airways adds San Diego, 5 other cities from DCA

US Airways announced today that it will add nonstop service from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) to San Diego and five other cities. The other five routes from DCA will be to: Augusta, Ga.; Fayetteville, Ark.; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Montreal and Toronto. US Airways will be the only carrier to offer nonstop service from DCA to […]

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Insurance fails to cover trip cancellation

Catherine Markland assumes her travel insurance policy will cover her canceled tour. But it doesn’t. Can her trip be saved? Q: A friend and I purchased a tour from Friendly Planet to Ecuador last July. We booked a round-trip flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Miami to arrive in time to connect to the […]

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Factorep.com Features Tips for Smart Travel as Spring Break Fever Rages Across …

ShareThis Email PDF www.factorep.com Smart travellers are also known to inform their hotel’s front desk about their itinerary outside of the hotel’s premises. This way if something bad happens, the hotel can actually pass helpful information to authorities. Florida, USA (PRWEB) March 22, 2012 Spring break is truly designed for the young. The season is […]

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Travel agents: Don’t wait for cruise deals

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. Despite a temporary slowdown in mass-market cruise sales, travel agents are warning their clients not to wait for cruise deals. “If […]

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Ex-Trump hotel in Fort Lauderdale could open

Will the never-opened condo-hotel in Fort Lauderdale once linked to Donald Trump finally open its doors soon? It’s possible. This morning, the Wall Street Journal reports that the 298-unit tower with ocean views that was once billed as the Trump International Hotel Tower, Fort Lauderdale, is getting closer to opening after some four years of […]

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Photo tour: N.Y. Palace gets $100 million redo

NEW YORK – This summer, the new owners of the opulent but aging New York Palace hotel plan to launch a $100 million renovation to restore it to its past glory. The renovation will ultimately modernize all of the Palace’s 900 rooms, though the work will take place in phases to minimize guest disruption, says […]

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In Transit Blog: Prague Railways Introduces Ladies-First Compartments

Archife of the Czech RailwaysA six-seat compartment designated for women passengers. Prague Czech Railways recently rolled out a new feature that has raised more than a few eyebrows — “Ladies Compartments.” These designated six-seater areas, introduced at the start of the year, are part of a marketing strategy intended to improve service for women who […]

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Insurance Myths Debunked By Direct Travel Insurance

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: 1.When money is […]

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North Carolina gets ready for ‘Hunger Games’ fans

By MARTHA WAGGONER The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type RALEIGH, N.C. — Fans of “The Hunger Games” are already turning up in North Carolina, seeking out places where the movie was shot, from old-growth forests to an abandoned mill town. And the tourism industry is prepared to cash in […]

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Royal Caribbean says goodbye to its oldest ship

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. Royal Caribbean International’s oldest cruise ship, the Monarch of the Seas, will transfer out of the fleet in April 2013. Built […]

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