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Wednesday, May 18
Nairobi confidential
The sense of bush adventure comes early: there are zebras behind the fences at Nairobi airport and mobile phones' global roaming pops up as Safaricom... The Australian

China's flourishing Nanjing is fueled by youth and art
Thanks to a combination of young entrepreneurs, large numbers of university students and revitalization efforts, today's Nanjing has an air of youthful exuberance that would have been unthinkable only a few decades ago... Seattle Times

Georgia: Blessed in a big-hearted country
A surprising welcome in a former Soviet republic that may be economically poor but has many other riches... Telegraph (London)

Buenos Aires: city of passion
Buenos Aires is often billed as the Paris of the South, and it certainly has the appropriate sophistication... Telegraph (London)

Tours and Activities
8 Unique Tours
Eight tours for people who don't like tours...

Alcatraz, a blooming garden spot
The flower beds that once served as colorful buffers for the notorious former prison site known as the Rock have been restored thanks to the efforts of the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project... LA Times

Hooyah! Navy SEAL-spotting is a hit with travelers
Since a team of Navy SEALs killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden earlier this month, the elite warriors have captured the hearts and minds - and apparently, wallets - of admiring Americans... USA Today

Rock band KISS to play Carnival cruise ship
Want to spend four days rocking with the band KISS? Music cruise organizer Sixthman has your number... USA Today

Chinese travelers embrace romance of the sea cruise
As China's middle class expands, urban Chinese are choosing cruises for vacations that are familiar to millions of Americans but still novel here... USA Today

Pan Am is flying again - on TV 
New ABC series will revisit the era before pat-downs and sardine seating on planes ...

Amtrak chief: Trains more vulnerable than planes 
Joseph Boardman says he wants to step up security patrols and explore new technologies ...

Borrowing Berkeley Hotel's Vintage Accessories
Playing dress-up just got more sophisticated at London's Berkeley Hotel... Travel and Leisure

US Casino Mogul Says Wynn Now 'Chinese Company'
American casino mogul Steve Wynn said Tuesday that his US-based gaming firm has become a "Chinese company" as it held its first annual meeting in Macau, now the world's biggest gaming hub... Travel and Leisure

Hotels pinched by tech-savvy guests 
iPhones, other devices threaten to make in-room services obsolete ...

Other and Odd
New apps allow travelers to plan and share
Several new services for travelers to be revealed at Connected Traveler Technology showcase...

FBI: Unruly Continental flier was trying to kill himself
A Continental Airlines passenger accused of trying to open the cabin door mid-flight last week was trying to kill himself, according to an affidavit filed in federal court in St. Louis... USA Today

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Sales For Travel Agents - Why Consumers Book Direct
Over the past few weeks, we have established that travel agents don't sell travel. Although the public often views the travel agent through a 'retail paradigm', travel agents should strive to position themselves not as sellers of travel but as consultants in the buying process... Travel Research Online

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