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TRO TravelGram - May 4



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Wednesday, May 4
Modern as tomorrow
A desert oasis generally conjures images of palm trees, camels and Bedouin tents. In the United Arab Emirates, it has come to mean something rather more modern: a surreal, 21st-century city where the sky is by no means the limit... The Australian

Royal wedding puts remote Welsh island on the map 
Britain's most glamorous royal couple is spending this week on an island - just not the kind of island everyone expected... Seattle Times

Vence, in France, is known for its narrow streets and restaurants with good, honest cooking... Telegraph (London)

Look! America's best cities for people-watching 
Three warm-weather cities beat out NYC for checking out pedestrians ...

Tours and Activities
Lake Tahoe: Squaw Valley opens 22-foot pro half-pipe to skiers and riders
A challenging, 22-foot half-pipe built for professional skiers and boarders at Squaw Valley has opened to the general public... LA Times

9 Record-Breaking Theme Park Thrills
They're fast, they're furious and they all hold a special spot in the record books... Yahoo Travel News

A new level of small-ship luxury on the Amazon 
The second vessel in Aqua Expedition's luxurious fleet just embarked on its first voyage along the northern part of the Amazon River in Peru's remote Pacaya Samiria National Reserve... Globe and Mail

A photo tour of the new Carnival Magic
The tour includes a close-up look at Carnival Magic's much-discussed deck-top Ropes Course (an industry first) ... USA Today

American Airlines criticized over beauty contest
Campaign 'transported us back 50 years,' union says; airline maintains campaign celebrates crew ...

High rental car gas prices irk many travelers
With most car rental companies charging at least $7.99 a gallon - and Hertz now at $9.29 a gallon - to top off a tank when a car is returned, few subjects elicit more ire among frequent travelers...USA Today

Women who say bed bugs bit them 167 times settle lawsuit with motel
Three women who sued a Glendale motel, saying they suffered more than 100 bed-bug bites, have settled out of court for an undisclosed amount... LA Times

Travelers Can Book Omni Hotels without leaving Facebook
Omni Hotels is giving Facebook-loving travelers the option of booking rooms without ever leaving Omni's Facebook wall... USA Today

China Hilton hotel owner gets life in prison for mob role
A top shareholder of the Hilton hotel in Chongqing, China, was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison for his role in organized crime... USA Today

Other and Odd
Osama bin Laden death: What travel insurance will and won't do for you
Want to cancel your vacation abroad because the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert after? Go ahead, but don't expect to get your money back through travel insurance... LA Times

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Sales for Travel Agents - Sales Psychology and Attitude
When discussing the psychology of sales, it is impossible not to discuss attitude... Travel Research Online

Press Releases of Interest
Introducing the New Travel Agent Portal of Outdoor Traveler Destinations
Outdoor Traveler Destinations announced the launch of its dedicated travel agent portal, Travel Research Online

Today in History
The Kent State Shootings 
On April 30, 1970, US President Richard Nixon announced the American invasion of Cambodia... Travel Research Online