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TRO TravelGram - Nov 17

11-18-2009

Wednesday, November 18

Destinations
Travel guide to Verbier, Switzerland: Marvellous for a moon dance
Rachael Oakes-Ash finds Verbier's celebrity-filled social scene just as alluring as the slopes...
Sydney Morning Herald

Norway: Touring is expensive but the ambience costs nothing
Rick Steves reminds travelers that touring in Norway is expensive, but the scenery is stunning, and the local ambience costs nothing...
Seattle Times

Tours and Activities
Walk like a surrealist
John Borthwick ventures into the hills of Catalonia on the trail of Salvador Dali ...
The Australian

Best Places to Spend Christmas
From New Mexico to New Zealand, a world of Christmas celebrations awaits...
Travel and Leisure

Cruise
Carnival Speaks Out on New Ship Pricing, Innovations
Carnival Cruise Lines is sending a clear message that it is taking a more strategic (read: conservative) approach to ship building...
CruiseCritic.com

Beware of cruise ships' public restrooms
Going on a cruise? To cut your risk of getting sick while sailing the high seas, avoid using the ship's public bathrooms...
MSN.com

Royal Caribbean CEO Adam Goldstein takes questions on Oasis of the Seas
The world's largest cruise ship, scheduled to be unveiled on Friday, can carry more than 6,000 passengers...
USA Today

Transportation
2 carriers to offer new benefits to elite fliers
United, Continental allow program members unlimited complimentary upgrades...
MSN.com

Promises, Promises: 6 years and still no rules
Eight years after the 9/11 attacks brought a new focus on security at airplane maintenance facilities, and six years after Congress first required action, the government still hasn't tightened its vigilance...
Yahoo Travel News

3 airlines extend, raise surcharges for busy days
The $10 and $20 surcharges that air travelers are paying this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are generating so much extra money that three airlines are extending them and increasing them up to $50 all the way to Memorial Day...
USA Today

Lodging
B & Bs Seek to Be a Guy Thing
Bed-and-breakfasts are starting to man up, doing away with the lace bedspreads and trading high tea for brewskies...
New York Times

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