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Cruise seller CruiseOne launches promotion

Cruise-selling chain CruiseOne is offering on-board credits of up to $150 to customers who book a cruise by Saturday. The Florida-based network of more than 750 travel agencies says the promotion can be combined with on-board credit offers from cruise lines currently in the market such as one from Royal Caribbean that ends today. Under […]

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Is a ‘Eurovegas’ in the cards for Spain?

Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson (The Venetian, The Palazzo) is taking more steps to establish a gaming beachhead in Spain, the Associated Press and other news outlets report. The$22 billion project, from his Las Vegas Sands Corp., is being called “Eurovegas” in the European press. It is in the talking stages, with no city announced. […]

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In Malacca, Malaysia, Vibrant Multiculturism

With its lantern-lighted canals and silent, narrow streets lined with decades-old ornate temples and shop houses, few places in Southeast Asia conjure romantic images of the past as effectively as Malacca, Malaysia’s oldest city.

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United Airlines still leaving passengers on hold

By JOSHUA FREED The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type United Airlines passengers were still having difficulty getting a reservations agent on the phone and experiencing other glitches on Tuesday, more than three weeks after a computer switchover that was supposed to make traveling better after the airline’s merger with […]

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A ‘Love Boat’ for Japan?

Princess Cruises is taking aim at the Japanese market with plans to send a ship to the country in 2013. The Love Boat line today announced it would deploy the 2,022-passenger Sun Princess to Yokohama and Kobe, Japan starting in April 2013 for a series of nine cruises targeted specifically at Japanese vacationers. The 87-day […]

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JetBlue captain subdued after erratic behavior on flight

JetBlue said that the captain of Flight 191, which was diverted to Texas on Tuesday morning, had a “medical situation” and that an off-duty captain traveling on the flight entered the cockpit before the landing “and took over the duties of the ill crewmember once on the ground” in Amarillo. The co-pilot became concerned that […]

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Frugal Traveler Blog: On New Zealand’s South Island, Farm Stays With Friendly Hosts

Seth KugelCastle Hill Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Garston, New Zealand, is just one of the farmland BB’s on the country’s South Island. Jogging down a rural stretch of road on the scantly populated and mountainous South Island of New Zealand last week, I noticed a herd of cattle staring at me. Never one to […]

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TripInsurance.com Signs as Sponsor for Cruise Radio

LOS ALTOS, CA — TripInsurance.com (www.tripinsurance.com), the most trusted online resource to help travelers find the travel insurance coverage they need at savings of 40% or more, has signed a new sponsorship agreement with Cruise Radio (www.cruiseradio.net), the Internet radio resource for cruise travelers. With this new sponsorship agreement, TripInsurance.com will now be able to reach […]

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American Airlines seeks to cancel labor contracts

By DAVID KOENIG The Associated Press Posted: 6:36 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type DALLAS — American Airlines asked a federal bankruptcy judge Tuesday to break its labor contracts and impose cost-cutting terms on workers, a move aimed to pressure unions to accept concessions. Thomas W. Horton, the CEO of American parent […]

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World Bank Nominee Kim to Travel to Brazil, India, China, Japan

Jim Yong Kim, the U.S. nominee to head the World Bank, will travel to Asia, Africa and Latin America to solicit ideas for the institution, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement today. The trip will begin tomorrow and run through April 9, the Treasury said. He will travel to China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, […]

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