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TRO TravelGram - May 19



Thursday, May 19
Haven on earth 
The Haven has everything you could want from a city escape... The Australian

The Agony and the Ecstasy
Sweden, the capital of wellness... Conde Nast Traveler

Santiago Essentials 
A thriving city of more than six million people, Santiago recently recovered from a difficult period in its long

Tours and Activities
Dive deep and get into the muck: Try muck diving in Indonesia 
Scuba-dive on a sandy bottom and search for weird creatures...Globe and Mail

Camping not just pitching a tent any more
These days, camping isn't just pitching a tent in the wilderness on a long hike, or stopping at a campground far from home on a road trip... Yahoo Travel News

Honolulu event will light up the night on Memorial Day
One of Hawaii's most dramatic annual celebrations will begin at sunset on Memorial Day... LA Times

Celebrations Delayed For P&O Cruises' New Adonia
P&O Cruises' new 30,200 ton, 710-passenger Adonia, which was due to arrive in Southampton early Friday morning in preparation for its naming ceremony on Saturday, is running

Cruisers tell of 'mutiny' during power loss
The MSC Opera continues to be laid up in Sweden for repairs after an electrical panel malfunction left the ship adrift for three days ...USA Today

United apologizes for reusing 9/11 flight numbers 
Technical glitch blamed; steps taken to remove numbers from computer system ...

United begins phase-out of 'tulip' logo
United Continental has begun "Customer Day One" -- the start of a rebranding makeover at its airports that kicked off today in Chicago... USA Today

Government, industry seek ways to skip the airport pat-down
Increasingly, stringent air security screening methods such as these are under question... USA Today

The New World of Home Rental Websites
Thanks to a recent explosion of online booking sites, the $24 billion short-term rental market is now about one-fifth of all U.S. hotel-room revenue... Travel and Leisure

Sofitel case highlights housekeepers' security
The arrest of International Monetary Fund's Dominique Strauss-Kahn for allegedly trying to rape a housekeeper in a New York City luxury hotel suite is putting the spotlight on hotel security - especially for housekeepers... USA Today

Westin plans new amenities for top customers
Most-loyal customers to see new amenities this year... USA Today

Other and Odd
Travel industry rep wants US to speed up visas
A top commercial travel industry representative said the U.S. is losing visitors to other countries by making it unnecessarily slow and difficult for prospective international travelers to get visas...Yahoo Travel News

What to Know When Traveling With Your Pet
Summer vacation is no longer just for two-legged travelers... New York Times

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Sales For Travel Agents - Why Consumers Book Elsewhere - It's Convenient
We are a society that puts a high value on convenience... Travel Research Online

Today in History
Lawrence of Arabia Dies
Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, better known as "Lawrence of Arabia", died on this day in 1935... Travel Research Online
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