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Titanic victims find peace in Halifax

On a gray, drizzly day, retired school principal Glenn Taylor pauses before a stone inscribed J. Dawson. The grass in front is trampled. Faded flowers lie at its base. It has been this way since 1997, when Titanic first hit theaters. “The gardeners can’t get the grass to grow since the movie came out,” Taylor […]

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36 Hours: Vientiane, Laos

Patuxai arch, Vientiane’s version of the Arc de Triomphe.

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Turn Your Online Travel Reading Into a Guidebook With This App

Travel writing is often more useful to travelers of the armchair variety than those actually planning a trip. A new app called Dcovery, however, wants to make travel blogs, articles and other writing a more practical resource for actual travel. The app, which began accepting invites for its private beta this week, helps users automatically […]

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Pittsburgh hotels have highest occupancy in decade

Pittsburgh filled more hotel rooms in 2011 than it had in a decade and the city’s prospects look even better this year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report. Citing figures from the city’s tourism agency, VisitPittsburgh, the Post-Gazette says the overall occupancy rate for Pittsburgh hotels was 68.2% – better than the U.S. average […]

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Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria brand grows

While the original Waldorf Astoria gets a cosmetic makeover in New York City, Hilton Worldwide is bringing the famous brand around the world, Travel Weekly reports. Today, Hilton’s luxury chain now has 23 luxury hotels. But this year and next, it is on track to open six more hotels in Europe, Central America and the […]

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36 Hours in Vientiane, Laos

Friday 5 p.m.1. BREW AND VIEW Come dusk, you’ll find Vientiane’s residents flocking to the new Chao Anouvong Park, a 35-acre expanse of grass and concrete that lines the Mekong River. You can join those engaged in brisk walks and tai chi, or follow the mellower crowd: harem-pants-wearing, jewelry-laden backpackers mesmerized by the sunset and […]

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3 more bodies found in Concordia cruise wreck

By PAOLO SANTALUCIA The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type GIGLIO, Italy — Searchers on Thursday found three bodies under the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off an Italian island in January, an official said, raising the number of bodies found so far to 28 […]

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How to visit ‘Hunger Games’ locations in N.C.

The plot is bleak. The setting is post-apocalyptic. The society is dystopian. Hardly qualities on which to hang a tourism promotion. But the power of Hollywood can be transcendent. Or so tourism officials in North Carolina hope. The movie The Hunger Games opens March 23, and tourism promoters are seeking to attract visitors to the […]

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Squaremouth Travel Insurance Named a Finalist for Best Places to Work 2012

Online travel insurance comparison site squaremouth.com has been named a finalist in the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Squaremouth, which started in 2003, is nominated in the 10 to 25 employees category. According to The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s website, “The 2012 Best Places to Work Awards recognizes the […]

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Guest Post: 10 Ideas for Child Friendly Days Out in and Around Brighton

I feel very lucky to have spent a lot of my life living in Brighton and Hove. My memories of Brighton, growing up here in the 80′s are like a big playground with a never-ending supply of things to do. As you grow older and see a bit more of the world you soon realise […]

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