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TRO TravelGram- Feb 17



Thursday, February 17
Need an adrenaline boost? Head to New Zealand 
It's perfectly normal to jump off buildings, planes, canyons and bridges in New Zealand... Globe and Mail

The Empire Strikes Back
Vienna is reemerging as the new Central Europe's cultural and economic sweet spot... Conde Nast Traveler

Mexico attracting spring breakers despite violence
Spring break reservations for Mexico from U.S. college students remain steady despite near-daily reports of drug violence there...Yahoo Travel News

Is trendy East Berlin losing its edge?
The story of C/O Berlin has been repeated many times. Formerly rundown areas popular with artists, the neighborhoods have been slowly gentrifying since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989... CNN

Mainland Shivers, and Hawaii Basks in Tourism
Tourists have been flocking to Hawaii, including Waikiki Beach last weekend. People in Chicago and New York, meanwhile, were thrilled to see the thermometer hit 40... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Venice Carnival
Venice is bursting at the seems at Carnival time

Central California: Watch for fruit-tree blossoms in Fresno County
Springtime brings bountiful blossoms to fruit trees in Fresno-area orchards... LA Times

Arizona: Yuma goes green with 'Lettuce Days' and cooking class
Yuma, Ariz., is inviting visitors to partake in the region's bounty of all things green through the end of March, when fields are full of every conceivable type of lettuce ... LA Times

Madame Tussauds adds presidents to A-list celebrity lineup
As at all the Madame Tussauds, touching is allowed. So you can sit in the boat alongside George Washington as he crosses the Delaware... USA Today

The Best Smaller Cruise Ships
With all the publicity surrounding the so-called "mega-ships" it's easy to forget there is a sizable fleet of smaller vessels plying the world's rivers and oceans... Telegraph (London)

Coming to America (Sort of): Luxe and Leisurely Hebridean Island Cruises
Travelers looking for something a little less epic and little more refined, take note: Hebridean Island Cruises has come to the

Which airline fees are the most 'sinful?' 
While fees may be here to stay, some are certainly more egregious than others... USA Today

GOP bill would cancel rural air service subsidies
Subsidies for air service to small airports, often in remote communities, would be nearly eliminated under a bill approved Wednesday by a House committee... Yahoo Travel News

TSA officers arrested after allegedly stealing $40,000
Two officers from the Transportation Security Administration were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing cash from a checked bag at John F. Kennedy Airport... CNN

Countdown to Toronto's Ritz-Carlton hotel opening 
The lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, feels quiet and expectant, like a cathedral before worshipers file in... Globe and Mail

Choosing the Right Hotel
Choosing the right hotel is always a trying task, and with the enormous number of promotions and programs out there, it can be downright overwhelming...

Hilton's Holistic Spa Concept
With treatment 'journeys' based on healing rituals from around the globe, Hilton's Eforea spa concept is paving a new path in the world of wellness... Travel and Leisure

Radisson to start charging non-loyalty members for Internet
If you don't join the Radisson loyalty program in the coming months, you may be charged $10 a day for a service that currently doesn't cost a cent: Internet access... USA Today

Other and Odd
Tips mandatory for non-English speakers at Waikiki restaurant
A mandatory-tip policy for "non-English speaking guests" prompted an outcry recently at a Waikiki restaurant... Seattle Times

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