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Costa Concordia fuel removal operation nearly complete

By Giorgio Fanciulli, AP Fuel is removed from the hulk of the luxury ship Costa Concordia on Feb.13, 2012.

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Update: Now Is the Season for Japan

So as I sat above the enigmatic presentation of 15 rocks, arranged with seeming randomness across a wide bed of raked sand, I could hear nothing but bird song from the cherry trees around me. A trickle of water from a thin bamboo chute issued into a stone basin around the corner, deepening as it […]

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Company plans train between Miami and Orlando

The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type CORAL GABLES, Fla. — A private company said Thursday that it plans to develop a passenger train line connecting Orlando and South Florida by 2014. Florida East Coast Industries said in a news release that the $1 billion project will utilize the 200-mile […]

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Norwegian unveils youth, teen areas on new 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. Norwegian Cruise Line’s upcoming ship, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, will feature the line’s largest youth and teen area when the ship […]

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Increase in Chinese travelers drives hotel rates higher

Hotel rates in key European cities are rising in part due to an increase in Chinese visitors, Starwood Property Trust CEO Barry Sternlicht recently told Wall Street analysts. His comments – made during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Feb. 29 – are only the latest sign that China’s emerging middle class is going to […]

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Report: US Airways takes merger plan to AA creditors

Get ready for the US Airways-American Airlines merger speculation to take off. That comes after Bloomberg News reported today US Airways is “seeking support for a possible merger with AA and has discuss(ed) a takeover plan with some creditors of the bankrupt carrier and their advisers … .” FULL STORY:  US Airways discusses AMR takeover […]

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India in One, Two or Three Weeks

In travel it is seldom acknowledged how routinely people pile on excess. And while this may not hold true on cruises or Club Med, where the biggest daily challenge is finding the proper level of SPF, among independent travelers the tendency is to take on countries, regions, continents, galaxies. From the placid vantage of a […]

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Healthcare Is Better and More Affordable Because of Health Reform

Two years ago today, President Obama signed into law our landmark universal health care reform. The 24/7 news cycle left little time to provide historical context, but it was a milestone a century in the making. Presidents as disparate as Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton had all tried to do this […]

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Northwest Dive and Travel Expo Partners with Dive for a Cure

Dive and Travel Expo is partnering with Oregon-based Dive for a Cure to raise money and awareness for the fight against Breast Cancer. Since 2008, Dive for a Cure, originally facilitated by Eugene Skin Divers of Eugene, OR, has raised over $100,000 in the struggle against breast cancer. Donations acquired through Dive for a Cure […]

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Carnival Conquest to sail year-round from Miami

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 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest will reposition from New Orleans to Miami in November 2013 to operate year-round, seven-day Caribbean sailings. Carnival […]

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