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TRO Travelgram - June 6



Monday, June 6
The best U.S. cities for summer fun 
A lot of people like Chicago, but some only love it one season of the year...

Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days
Gangsters, famed musicians and movie stars hung around the Golden Steer, Tiffany's and other historic venues... LA Times

White Nights of St. Petersburg, Russia
The motorized launch cruised toward the Hermitage, the former Winter Palace of the czars, passing underneath a low arched bridge that I feared would graze my scalp as we glided beneath it... New York Times

Tours and Activities
TT races: a high-octane view of the Isle of Man
For two weeks every summer the TT motorbike races transform the Isle of Man, an otherwise peaceful haven of horse-drawn carriages and mackerel fisherman... Telegraph (London)

Cape Town shopping: Africa's Horn of plenty
Lisa Grainger finds an exotic mix of crafts, ostrich handbags, Ethiopian cotton and gold while shopping in Cape Town... Telegraph (London)

Dolly Parton launches pirate show at South Carolina resort
Dolly Parton has hoisted the Jolly Roger on the South Carolina coast with the opening of Pirates Voyage, the new dinner theater show that takes the place of her popular Western-themed Dixie Stampede... Seattle Times

Cruising excursions: 50 of the best
The top day trips, attractions and adventure outings that can be enjoyed after you pull into port... Telegraph (London)

Green Light for New Greenwich Cruise Terminal
After extensive planning applications, the Mayor of London has given approval for an ambitious new cruise terminal in time for the 2012 Olympic Games...

Disney launches a new kids sail free promotion
Disney Cruise Line this week unveiled a "Kids Sail Free" deal on most of its Mexican Riviera sailings from October 30 to December 18, 2011... USA Today

JAL makes Boston 1st new U.S. city in 13 years
Japan Airlines (JAL) has unveiled its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner route, saying it will add nonstop 787 service between Boston and Tokyo Narita next spring... USA Today

Discount carrier struggles to fly in Caribbean
The Caribbean's first discount airline is having a rough time getting off the ground and the company's Irish chief executive blames political fear of competition for the region's government-affiliated carriers... Yahoo Travel News

USA's two biggest carriers raise bag fees
Both United Continental and Delta are upping their fees for checking a second bag on trans-Atlantic flights... USA Today

Nights at the museum 
Sally Webb picks an era along with a villa at a Langkawi resort that salutes the classic styles of Malaysia ... Sydney Morning Herald 

Wild at heart 
It is 7am and all is crisp and cool... The Age (Australian)

The Best New Hotels 2011
From a pioneering farmstead in South Africa to a sexy Manhattan skyscraper, these are the year’s best new hotels... Travel and Leisure

Other and Odd
Sci-Fi's greatest hits on display at British Library
The British Library's new exhibit, Out of this World, wants visitors to know that there's more to sci-fi than The War of the Worlds or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea... USA Today

How to Travel Alone (Without Being Lonely)
I have a complicated relationship with solo travel... Travelhoppers

Holland's plan to ban foreigners from cannabis coffee shops is tourism suicide
Holland is aiming to put an end to the nuisance and criminality associated with coffee shops and drugs trafficking by banning foreigners from cafes that sell cannabis... Daily Mail

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Positioning Your Travel Agency
If the value of a service cannot be articulated it cannot be marketed... Travel Research Online

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