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TRO TravelGram - April 13



Wednesday, April 13
Florida tourism gets a $30 million boost from BP
Tourism in Florida is getting a $30 million boost from BP... CNN

Bergamo, Italy: a cultural city guide
An essential cultural guide to Bergamo, Lombardy's finest hill town and once the home of Donizetti... Telegraph (London)

Hvar, Croatia: the perfect break
Summer crowds throng the island of Hvar, a Dalmatian hotspot...Telegraph (London)

The most expensive U.S. cities to visit
It's a lot cheaper to have friends in New York, Honolulu, Boston and Chicago...

Tours and Activities
All About Apples at Pomze, Paris
Convinced of the limitless culinary uses of the forbidden fruit, brothers Daniel and Emmanuel Dayan opened Pomze in Paris, where more than 120 apple varieties are worked into their offering... Travel and Leisure

Bizarre Iceland museum gets donated human phallus 
Specimen contributed by dead 95-year-old man fills out institution's unusual collection ...

Shanghai Disneyland: Uncovering secrets about the new Chinese theme park
The blurry, fuzzy concept art of a Shanghai Disneyland paints a picture short on details and vague on specifics about the planned project in China... LA Times

An Insider's Guide to Cruise Tipping
There's probably no topic more discussed onboard among novice cruisers and old salts alike than tipping: when to tip, how much to tip, whom to tip...

Small-ship cruising sets a new course 
Oceangoing behemoths may be popular, but smaller cruise lines see renaissance...

The Real Reason Fliers Hate the Airlines 
They have all the power, wield it capriciously and then cry when things get tough...

NYC airport collision shows risks of huge planes
A collision between one of the world's largest airliners and a commuter jet on a tarmac at Kennedy Airport is underscoring worries about ground accidents as U.S. airports begin handling giant planes... Yahoo Travel News

The sky's the limit for Korean Air duty-free shop
Korean Air is about to take duty-free shopping to new heights... LA Times

Airports cater to art lovers with intriguing installations
If you enjoy spending your leisure time visiting art galleries, but instead end up wasting time in airports, you're in luck... USA Today

London's best railway hotels
While St Pancras may have been the most extravagant of London's railway hotels, it was not the only one to be built in such a spirit of grandeur, nor was it the first... Telegraph (London)

Think twice before you take that comfy hotel bathrobe
Embedded tags can track linens in real time - and keep travelers honest ...

Marriott joins controversial Vancouver casino plan
Marriott International could open two new, luxury hotels in Canada if Vancouver approves a controversial, $500 million, casino-and-hotel complex next to the city's stadium... USA Today

Other and Odd
Don't accept first 'no' if travel-insurance claim is denied
A traveler pays for his airline tickets with $601 in credit. But then he has a bike accident and cancels his trip... Seattle Times

Dead cow and a car engine amongst strangest items checked-in to fly
A car engine, a dead cow and bag of sand and sea water are among the strangest items that air passengers have tried to check in on flights... Telegraph (London)

Royal wedding is not luring a sellout tourist crowd
Less than three weeks out, hotel rooms in London are not sold out for the Big Day ... USA Today

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