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TRO Travelgram: Jan 28



Monday, January 28
48 Hours In: York 
Singular treats await in this historic city, from Roman remains to Norse sagas, via chocolate, beer and trains... The Independent

Best Resorts in the Caribbean
This year's crop of top-ranked Caribbean resorts includes a standout island favorite on Bermuda’s south shore... Travel and Leisure

Mud, Leeches and Stunning Beauty in Tasmania
Why were we doing this? A journey through Australian extremes tests the limits between vacation and hardship... New York Times

Tours and Activities
All in: Gambling options proliferate across USA
Despite the sluggish economic recovery, it seems the American casino is back in a big way. Nationwide commercial gambling revenues are on track to surpass the $35.6 billion notched in 2011, which was up slightly from $34.6 billion in 2010... USA Today

In Quebec, a Celebration on Skis
During the Crossing of the Gaspé Peninsula, known to the author as the "coolest ski week on earth," music, crepes and trailside cocktails are all part of the experience... New York Times

Cruise News Shorts: Go Straight to Jail, Debate Wastewater and Zumba Your Way to Fitness
Every week we catch wind of so much cruise news, we don't always know what to do with it all, but a few standout bits sometimes catch our attention...

Smaller ships will have big presence in 2013
Most of this year's new cruise ships carry fewer than 200 passengers. Cruise trends for 2013 include on-the-ocean experiences, beverage packages, options for priority boarding and updated food menus... LA Times

Cruise ship review: Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth
Overall, we give the Queen Elizabeth mixed marks. While the 90,400-ton vessel is "one of the most beautifully designed cruise ships we've had the pleasure of sailing," the luxurious experience that the line hypes in its marketing material "was oversold"... USA Today

Changes Coming To An Airplane Near You
My crystal ball is somewhat cloudy, and only fools are certain, but here is my best guest as to what new developments airline travelers are likely to see this year... The Huffington Post

From the start, Dreamliner jet program was rushed
It was a plane that promised to be lighter and more technologically advanced than any other. But once production started, the gap between vision and reality quickly widened. The jet that was eventually dubbed the Dreamliner became plagued with manufacturing delays, cost overruns and sinking worker morale...USA Today

Boeing 787 probe shifts to monitoring system maker
The joint U.S. and Japanese investigation into the Boeing 787's battery problems has shifted from the battery-maker to the manufacturer of a monitoring system... [Back to Press Releases Main]