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TRO TravelGram - July 26



Tuesday, July 26
Beach Tomato's Top 5 City Beaches
The perfect beach isn't always about undiscovered sands in far-away places... Travel and Leisure

A Bilbao on Siberia's Edge?
Once the last stop before the vast beyond, Perm is remaking itself as a cultural capital... New York Times

Cities with the highest -- and lowest -- travel taxes

If you're a tourist in Chicago, you'll pay about 80% more in taxes than the typical visitor to Fort Lauderdale... USA Today

Tours and Activities
10 breathtaking cycling routes
10 of world's best bike routes for cyclists who either are up for breaking a good sweat or simply seeing the world without leaving an ugly carbon footprint behind. ... CNN

Surfing and 'Roughing It' on Southern California Beaches
A surfer can hit the waves and camp in high style on state beaches... New York Times

Crystal drops two cruises that include Middle East calls
In a sign that cruise lines still are struggling to fill sailings that include calls in the Middle East, Crystal Cruises on Monday dropped two 2012 voyages that touch on the area... USA Today

Man admits dealing drugs on world's largest ship
A California man pleaded guilty Monday in a U.S. Virgin Islands court to dealing drugs on board a cruise ship... USA Today

Air ticket taxes: Airports group's chief lambastes airlines
Check out this near-rant by the chief of a group that represents airports... LA Times

FAA impasse will hinder Boeing's 747-8 jumbo jet
Boeing's 747-8F freighter to the growing list of items affected by Friday's partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration....USA Today

Hotel Review: Don Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay
The 21-room hotel in a 1938 nautical Art Deco building is a new boutique choice in town... New York Times

Sheraton, Westin to expand spa locations in Asia
Starwood's two largest upscale chains - Sheraton and Westin - will expand their spa locations in Asia and the Middle East... USA Today

Vegas hotel to Tea Party Nation: You owe $642,000
Did the Tea Party Nation of Tennessee skip out on a $642,144 Las Vegas casino-hotel bill last summer? That's what the Venetian hotel alleges in a lawsuit filed last week... USA Today

Other and Odd
Is our love affair with Europe coming to an end?
While air fares to the US go up and down, flying the Europe has always been expensive. And it's likely to get even pricier... Sydney Morning Herald 

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Tactics: Establishing Referral Networks
Many travel agents have found referral networks provide an excellent source of new clients... Travel Research Online

Today in History
National Security Act of 1947
In response to the growing tensions with the USSR during the Cold War, U.S. President Harry S. Truman on this date signed the National Security Act into United States law... Travel Research Online
TRO Travel Specials
LOT Autumn Commission Special To Europe...

Discover the Magic of Peru, Australia, New Zealand & Europe from Solar Tours...

Roundtrip Air Ticket to Kenya or Tanzania for Travel Advisors, Lucky 7th...

Take Your Own Gap Adventure! Fam Opportunities Webinar...

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