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TRO TravelGram - May 3



Tuesday, May 3
Best secret islands in the world 
From a tiny Malaysian hamlet to picture-perfect Skopelos in Greece ...

Tourists visiting Fukushima despite nuclear fears 
Name is now synonymous with the crippled nuclear power plant

10 top getaway destinations with the girls 
Surf, shop, cook, chill or go clubbing in some of the world's great locales...

Osama bin Laden dead: Abbottabad, Pakistan, more getaway than hideaway
U.S. intelligence officials speculated that Osama bin Laden was hiding out in the nether regions of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. You might imagine remote caves. But Abbottabad, in northern Pakistan,is more getaway town and less rugged hideout... LA Times

Tours and Activities
Pearl Harbor museum now shows Japanese perspective 
'You can only get a complete picture if you look at all sides,' says one visitor ...

Busch Gardens named most beautiful amusement park
Park beats Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., for top honor

The Willows: A hidden retreat in Palm Springs
The Art Deco-era inn near the Art Museum is serene oasis just steps from the hustle and bustle of downtown Palm Springs... LA Times

Clue emerges in disappearance of Disney cruise ship worker
There's been a new twist in the case of the young British woman who disappeared in March from a Disney cruise ship: The discovery in recent days of new activity on her credit card... USA Today

Carnival to return to Europe in 2012 with newest ship
Industry giant Carnival once again will have a ship in Europe in 2012... USA Today

Palate pleasers at 30,000 feet
Chef Michelle Bernstein and master sommelier Andrea Robinson want fliers to enjoy the dining experience on Delta Air Lines... LA Times

JetBlue makes Icelandair its newest international partner
Icelandair is JetBlue's latest international partner... USA Today

Las Vegas monorail's future is in question
According to reports out of Las Vegas, including one in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Las Vegas Monorail is in trouble... USA Today

Mideast's hotels start to see life after protests
Hotels in Egypt and other countries hit hard by the Arab uprisings are again starting to fill rooms but a full recovery remains a long way off... Yahoo Travel News

Hotels offer - and charge more for - allergy-free rooms
Eager to woo customers, hotels have seized on the wellness trend with new rooms for allergy sufferers... USA Today

Other and Odd
Handling money on trips abroad
ow to avoid credit-card hassles and other financial pitfalls when traveling abroad... Seattle Times

It's in the Bag
A traveler discovers something called "The Miracle Bag," and never looks back...

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Sales for Travel Agents - Speaking to Benefits
After a travel agent has been in the industry for a while, it is easy to become disillusioned with the sales process. It's not hard to understand why... Travel Research Online

Today in History
The Oklahoma tornado outbreak
On May 3, 1999 a total of 66 tornadoes (by some counts 71) spawned in a single day in the state of Oklahoma... Travel Research Online
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