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TRO Travelgram: Jan 6


Monday, January 6, 2014


36 Hours in Chicago
The hardest thing about spending a weekend here may be choosing an itinerary from an abundance of options. Here's a quick guide to help you make the tough choices… New York Times
Morocco's off-the-beaten track attractions
Venture farther afield than Marrakesh and Morocco has many surprises known only to the locals… Telegraph (London)

Tours and Activities

Hong Kong: The city where the shopping never stops 
Don't forget your wallet, says Mark C O’Flaherty. You never know what you may find… The Independent
10 great museums with hidden treasures
If your new year's resolution is to add some culture to your life, don't think it has to be boring. Head to a museum and you may hear some wild tales… USA Today


Delays Threaten Panama Canal Expansion
Cruise passengers hoping to transit the Panama Canal on newer and larger ships will have to wait until at least April 2015 -- and possibly even longer -- due to delays affecting its expansion.…
10 Best Caribbean shore excursions in the water
As you daydream about a Caribbean cruise vacation, there is likely clear-blue sea in the picture. Perhaps you see yourself sitting on a white-sand beach, frozen drink in hand watching the waves. But there are other ways to experience water on fun — and sometimes thrilling — shore excursions… USA Today


Thousands of flights canceled as weather snarls travelers
The Northeast's first major winter storm of 2014 canceled flights, snarled traffic, and launched a cascade of weather-related delays across the country Thursday…
Poll: Fliers would pay for quiet zones free of cell phones
Would travelers be willing to pay extra to sit in a "Quiet Zone" if cell phone calls are permitted in flight? According to a new poll, which tracks fares and fees, many would… USA Today


Hotel Review: Hlemmur Square in Reykjavik, Iceland
This centrally located property, which opened in June, combines a hotel and a hostel under one roof… New York Times
New hotels for 2014
The year's most anticipated new hotel openings… Telegraph (London)
Send a text, get a towel: Hotels try new concierge concept
At some Loews and Four Seasons hotels, you don't have to pick up a phone to ask for towels, a bottle of wine or even a bowl for your dog's meal… USA Today

Other and Odd

A New Year's Checklist for Travelers
Following these five steps could set you on the path to a smoother travel year in 2014… New York Times
7 Travel Rules You Should Definitely Ignore 
You don't have to listen to everything your mother tells you. As millennials, we've decided that some travel rules are more than okay to ditch… The Huffington Post
Gringo Trails: Is tourism destroying the world? 
A new documentary suggests tourism is out of control in parts of the world, irreversibly damaging the environment and indigenous cultures…CNN

TRO Smith

KLM does it again
KLM has continually claimed the title of brilliant marketeers. Virtually every campaign they issue becomes an instant hit with followers. Their use of wit and charm, accompanied by acknowledgement of what the consumer really wants, displays their keen sense in how they are able reach their audience… TRO Smith

365 Guide Tip for the Day

5 Words to Jump Start 2014 – Action
There is absolutely no doubt that a failure to plan is one of the biggest mistakes many business people make. Without a solid business plan, even the best travel consultant can fail to act consistently in any given aspect of their practice. Planning is truly essential. But so is action…Travel Research Online

Today in History

Theodore Roosevelt Dies 
On this day in 1919, the 26th President of the United States died. Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was a larger than life figure whose accomplishments spanned exploration, conservation, science, sports, the military and politics… Travel Research Online

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