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TRO TravelGram - July 8



Essential guide to Hanoi
Erin O'Dwyer presents the best of a city that has been transformed... Sydney Morning Herald 

Lebanon: so hot right now
Lebanon's hot beaches, cool clubs and top shops are causing a tourism boom... Sydney Morning Herald 

Tours and Activities
Trail of the unexpected: Scottish castles
Scotland's Castle Trail highlights 14 majestic medieval structures... The Independent

What's OK, what's not in national, state parks
Before you go to a national or state park with your dog, bike or Jet Ski in tow, check to make sure it's OK to do the recreational activities on your agenda. The rules aren't consistent...

Stuffed Peppers, Lamb’s Head Soup, Canyons and Condors in Arequipa, Peru
The culinary fame of Arequipa, Peru’s second city, goes way beyond sweets... New York Times

16 days, 5 countries, 4 kids and 8 lessons learned
It was a family vacation that required more preparation and planning than any other trip my husband and I had ever taken: 16 days, five countries, and four kids, ages 22, 19, 13 and 8... Yahoo Travel News

London art exhibit reveals fakes and mistakes
An exhibit that combines X-rays, microscopy, and Botticelli opens this week at The National Gallery, detailing how scientists and others have unraveled some of the art world's mysteries... USA Today

Disney's New Cruise Ship to Feature Teens-Only Spa
In a recent post on the Disney Parks blog, the cruise line announced that the Disney Dream will feature an area inside the ship's Senses Spa & Salon that will offer spa services to teens between the ages of 13 and 17...

Will Holland America go big with its next cruise ships?
A hallmark of the Holland America Line in recent years has been the smaller size of its ships as compared to its closest rivals... USA Today

Recent near-collisions raise air safety alarms
Alarmed by a spate of near-collisions involving airliners, the government is trying to find out why air traffic controllers and pilots are making so many dangerous errors... Yahoo Travel News

Federal regulators affirm approval for U.S.-Tokyo Haneda service
The Department of Transportation said Tuesday it affirmed its tentative approval of three U.S. airlines to start service to Tokyo's downtown Haneda Airport... USA Today

Future of air travel: giant floating hotels
It is many travellers' desire to reach out a plane's porthole and touch the clouds... Sydney Morning Herald 

10 of the best eco-chic escapes
Lodges let travelers combine sustainability with style...

Hotel rates: Which way will they go later this year?
How well is the hotel industry performing these days, and when will room rates start to rise?... USA Today

Other and Odd
Gulf Coast Oil Spill: What Travelers Need to Know
How will the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico affect your travel plans? Find out what you need to know...

Passport fees going up July 13
The fee for first-time adult passport applications is increasing $35, from $100 to $135, according to the U.S. Department of State...Yahoo Travel News

Florida beaches take new tourism tack in the oil spill era
And the message is: Come on down, and you don't have to swim in the ocean... USA Today

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Lean Thinking and Travel Agents – Kaizen
The desire to constantly improve all of your business processes is often referred to as Kaizen – Japanese for “continual improvement” – improvement taken on not as a technique but rather as a culture within your organization... Travel Research Online