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TRO Travelgram - June 9



Thursday, June 9
Battling to keep the 'real' Venice afloat
It is widely regarded as one of the wonders of the world, attracting millions of tourists a year, but the city of Venice faces ongoing problems that threaten its ability to stay above water... CNN

Food file: Copenhagen
In the city that's home to the world's best restaurant, Ute Junker discovers plenty of great Danes ... Sydney Morning Herald 

Prague's Historic Golden Lane Reopens
Last May, the most picturesque part of Prague Castle, Golden Lane, closed for one year, because of broken pipes that were flooding its pretty cottages... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Iceberg diving in Newfoundland isn't for the faint of heart
Get up close and personal with a colossal ice cube... Globe and Mail

Catch Africa's Great Migration - in great luxury 
In the world of safari, the Great Migration across the Masai-Serengeti ecosystem is as exciting as a Stanley Cup final... Globe and Mail

World's 10 best places to climb
From glaciers to rain forests to dunes, tackle the world's most worthwhile ways to reach the top...

Jimmy Buffett's 'Margaritaville' casino to open in Las Vegas
There'll be booze in the blender, and blackjack and poker at the tables... USA Today

Amazon cruise: taking to the world's mightiest river in a floating townhouse
A stylish new ship has begun plying the waters of the Puruvian stretch of the Amazon. Peter Hughes jumps on board... Telegraph (London)

Royal Caribbean CEO on new Asia deployment: 'World has changed'
When Royal Caribbean first unveiled the 138,000-ton Voyager of the Seas in 1999, the idea of the then-record size vessel sailing anywhere outside of the Caribbean seemed unthinkable... USA Today

Small line plans cruise to explore battlefields in the Pacific
Small Australian line Coral Princess Cruises (no relation to Princess Cruises) has teamed up with Australia-based Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours to offer an unusual, 13-night voyage to some of the most foughtiover Pacific islands of World War II... USA Today

All along the line
Hop aboard and chug into the jungle on a spectacular Malaysian rail service... The Australian

Delta apologizes after charging soldiers $2,800 for bags
U.S. Army Detachment 62 were returning home after a nearly year-long deployment in Afghanistan when they were assessed fees for excess baggage... USA Today

Hotels for tennis lovers
As Wimbledon approaches, Francesca Syz chooses four of the best hotels for tennis lovers ... Telegraph (London)

Starwood adds kids dining pass to loyalty program at resorts
For families who love resort vacations, Starwood Hotels and Resorts has rolled out a new perk for its loyalty club members... LA Times

Starwood CEO: 'No big change' expected for trendy W hotel chain
Given Starwood's announcement that its current brand chief for its flashiest luxury brand - W hotels - is leaving... USA Today

Other and Odd
Scientists unveil new mobile app to identify trees
If you've ever wondered what type of tree was nearby but didn't have a guide book, a new smartphone app allows users with no formal training to satisfy their curiosity and contribute to science at the same time... Yahoo Travel News

Glamping: the cure for the common camping trip
Short for glamorous camping, and it’s striking a chord with travelers who want to experience nature without forgoing their creature comforts...

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Positioning for Travel Agents - Credentials
A large part of your identity as a travel consultant is made up of the credentials you earn over time... Travel Research Online

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