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Monday, January 11
Istanbul: from Byzantines to Bono
Istanbul, European Capital of Culture 2010, is putting on quite a show. James Bedding offers a guide and the top highlights for this year... Telegraph (London)

A taste of Dijon, France's overlooked medieval city
While world famous for its mustard and its wine, the medieval city of Dijon has the reputation of being the best-kept secret in France... Seattle Times

Maldives: Paradise threatened?
Endangered because of climate change, it works to be friendlier to the environment... LA Times

Tours and Activities
Low-cost or no cost fun in Waikiki
Waikiki is one of Hawaii's busiest tourist areas, with luxury hotels edging miles of white-sand beach on the outskirts of Honolulu. But it's easy to find low-cost or no cost fun around Waikiki... Seattle Times

The 31 Places to Go in 2010
From palm-fringed beaches in Bahia to the wilds of Norway, travel choices for nomads have never been more compelling... New York Times

Celebrity plans major makeovers for four older cruise ships
Celebrity says it will update its older Millennium Class ships to bring them closer in look and feel to its hugely popular Solstice Class vessels... USA Today

Poll: Most OK with TSA full-body scanners
Air travelers strongly approve of the government's use of body scanners at the nation's airports even if the machines compromise privacy, a USA TODAY/Gallup poll finds... USA Today

New Security Guidelines Will Make Tight Connections Even Tighter
If you are planning a trip but haven't bought your ticket yet, you should consider padding your connecting time before you buy your ticket... Smarter Travel

Madrid to Barcelona in a flash
Forget flying and all that entails these days -- Spain's AVE high-speed trains are a relaxing and fun way to travel. In fact, they've proved so popular, they're giving airlines a run for their money... LA Times

When in Rome, live among the locals
Rome's ancient layers are its most prominent attraction. When it comes to spending the night in the Eternal City, however, old is not necessarily good... Globe and Mail

Hotel Slump? Don't Tell Them
New and luxe hotels are opening in London, Tokyo and other major destinations... New York Times

Other and Odd
Travel Trends That Will Shape 2010
Will good deals be plentiful in the coming year? Which destinations will offer good values for your vacation dollars? Wonder no more. Here's how to cope with the changing travel landscape... Smarter Travel

Heavy snow snarls travel across northern Europe
Planes, trains and cars halted by snowfall in Germany, France and Scandinavia; Britain struggling with continued frigid weather... Seattle Times

365 Guide Tip for the Day
The Professional Sales Course for Travel Agents - Dealing with Objections
Encourage your clients to verbalize objections as early in the sales process as is possible... Travel Research Online

Today in History
The First Clinical Use of Insulin
On January 11, 1922, a 14-year-old diabetic lay dying at the Toronto General Hospital. Banting gave the boy, Leonard Thompson, an injection of the crude insulin extract... Travel Research Online

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