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TRO Travelgram - Tuesday, June 29


Czech out the prices in Brno
In Brno, the Czech Republic's second city, prices, and crowds, are a fraction of Prague's. The perfect place to party with the

Traveller's Guide: Iceland
David Leffman: The island where continents collide is ideal territory for travellers with a taste for adventure... The Independent

City Slicker in Stockholm
The Swedish capital is booming, not least because it is Europe's first designated Green Capital. Sarah Barrell offers a guide for new and returning visitors... The Independent

Iconic Trips: Provence
Seven perfect days in France's beauty spot... Conde Nast Traveler

Tours and Activities
The surprising home of the world's best restaurant
With 13 Michelin stars to its name and a restaurant recently crowned the best in the world, Copenhagen has become a surprise must for foodies... Sydney Morning Herald 

World's Strangest Places to Get Married
Weird spots that take destination weddings to a whole new level...Travel and Leisure

Ask Trip Coach: National Parks
Sure, you could show up at your nearest national park and wing it—with everyone else. But breaking out of the pack requires a little extra planning... Budget Travel Online

An All-Japanese Mash-Up
New People, in Japantown in San Francisco, is a mixture of Japanese culture, art, design and fashion... New York Times

Moonshine inspires new Tennessee trail
Tennessee tourism officials see gold in them there hills where moonshine stills once bubbled and bootleggers hauled illegal whiskey in fast cars... USA Today

Are Princess Cruise Passengers Bucking the Flexible Dining Trend?
With more ships announcing flexible dining options, it's interesting to note that Princess Cruises has quietly added a third traditional-style set seating on most of its ships ...

Oil Update: Will Tropical Storm Alex Impact the Gulf Oil Spill and Your Cruise?
A new threat to the Gulf oil spill cleanup has appeared on the scene -- and its name is Alex...

Carnival to sail to Eastern Caribbean from Tampa, Jacksonville
Industry leader Carnival says it will launch seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean out of Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla. -- a first for the line... USA Today

Royal Caribbean plans to expand sailings in the Middle East
Industry watcher Seatrade Insider today is reporting Royal Caribbean plans to expand its presence in the Middle East... USA Today

Today's debate: Is the pool deck on the new Norwegian Epic the best at sea?
Norwegian Cruise Line has taken a page from the Royal Caribbean playbook with its newest cruise ship, the Norwegian Epic, by loading it with gee-whiz deck-top amusements... USA Today

Union at American Airlines: Contract offer dead
A union representing ground workers at American Airlines says a contract offer that was once headed for a ratification vote is now dead, and it's seeking to move closer toward a possible strike...Yahoo Travel News

Southwest Airlines launches Boston-Philly flights
Southwest Airlines is expanding at Logan International Airport...Yahoo Travel News

FDA report reveals airline food could pose health threat
Many meals served to passengers on major airlines are prepared in unsanitary and unsafe conditions that could lead to illness, government documents examined by USA Today show... USA Today

Hopes fade for quick restart on Harrah's casino
A sign still welcomes passers-by to the future site of Margaritaville Casino & Resort in Biloxi, but most people agree the project doesn't have a chance of getting built any time soon... Yahoo Travel News

New York considers ban on short-term vacation rentals
For many budget-conscious Big Apple visitors, scoring a short-term apartment rental through Craigslist or lodging websites like AirBnB and Roomorama is a money-saving alternative to pricey Manhattan hotels... USA Today

Do you make your hotel bed before leaving your room?
It's an increasingly relevant question, since more hotel chains are making housekeeping an optional service... USA Today

China Hilton reopens with 'tarnished' reputation
Police allowed the Hilton in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality to re-open today after a weeklong closure for suspected mob-related activities, the China Daily reports... USA Today

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