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TRO TravelGram - June 27



Monday, June 27
You can't help smiling when a city is as Spanish as this
Valencia has sat in the shadow of Barcelona and Madrid for far too long... The Independent

New York Essentials 
A city of endless possibilities, high energy and great diversity, New York has always been the benchmark for first-rate dining, unparalleled shopping and cultural activity...

The Hidden Route to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu was first seen by an American 100 years ago... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Biking the backwaters
John Borthwick takes the slow coastal route to Koh Samui, village by village, on flat, smooth, traffic-free roads... Sydney Morning Herald 

Charleston's historic City Market reopens after major renovation
The City Market, established in 1807 on a four-block stretch near Charleston Harbor, is one of the oldest public markets in the country... USA Today

'Weird' Harley-Davidson exhibit has rare items
A new exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum is proof the Milwaukee motorcycle maker is about much more than its classic hogs...

New cruise line could be heading to Bermuda
That's the word this week from Bermuda's transport minister, who told the local House of Assembly that his office is in talks to attract "a new and exclusive" cruise line to the island getaway next year...USA Today

Queen Mary 2 fails sanitation inspection
Queen Mary 2, billed by its owners as "the most magnificent ocean liner ever built," isn't getting such rave reviews from government sanitation inspectors... CNN

Cruise line aims for 'boutique hotel meets sea'
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has revealed the new cabin designs to be used on its new ships set to come into service over the next three years... The Independent

Warsaw airport hosts Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Hundreds of airplane enthusiasts have hoisted binoculars to the skies to watch the Boeing 787 Dreamliner make its first landing at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin airport...

Engine problems force Continental flight's return
A Continental Airlines flight bound for San Diego had to return to Houston after the pilot reported engine problem...

LAN cancels 39 flights due to volcanic ash cloud
The Chilean airline LAN has canceled 39 flights in Argentina and Chile due to a giant ash cloud emitted by the Cordon Caulle volcano... Yahoo Travel News

Updated hotel continues downtown Vegas revival
If you haven't been to downtown Vegas recently, where hotel rooms are cheaper on average than the Strip and tables have lower limits, you'll be surprised... USA Today

Stay The Night: Sleeperzzz Hostel, Pittentrail, Sutherland
Train carriages, a Bedford bus and a travelling showman's wagon make for cheap yet cheerful lodgings... The Independent

Strange Hotels More Popular Than Ever
Savvy travelers are turning to websites like to find affordable alternatives to staying in expensive chain hotels... Travel and Leisure

Other and Odd
Twitter is handy tool for airline passengers
When you're traveling and something goes wrong, all you want is for someone to help you get back on track... CNN

Washington state abandons all tourism marketing
Washington state is shuttering the official tourism agency that unifies its marketing message and abandoning all public support for one of its largest industries...

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Public Relations for Travel Agents - Writing Opportunities
You can be a "thought leader" in your community... Travel Research Online

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