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Thursday, July 28
Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Food and flea market
The attractions are not merely cute cafes and art galleries... Yahoo Travel News

Wilderness to wildlife, Alaska's got it all
Alaska's a big place. It sounds obvious, but it's an important fact to remember when planning a visit... CNN

Bangkok offers 'best bang for buck' worldwide
Just a couple of weeks after Travel+Leisure readers voted Bangkok the "World's Best City," says the Thai capital offers the "Best Bang for Buck" worldwide ... CNN

Despite violence, Mexico tourism remains strong
Mexico's international image may be taking hits because of the violence produced by drug cartels, but it hasn't hurt its tourism industry... CNN

Tours and Activities
RI's Newport Folk Festival stays current at age 52
Folk music's popularity may have ebbed and flowed since Bob Dylan famously traded in his acoustic for an electric guitar here in 1965, but the festival itself is as relevant as ever... Yahoo Travel News

Experience Shark Week, in and out of the water
There are plenty of ways to get up close and personal with the misunderstood creatures... USA Today

Soda and stories at the Dr Pepper Museum
The museum takes you on a journey that extols American ingenuity... LA Times

Now's the time to book a repositioning cruise
When cruise ships change locations, like many will in the coming months, passengers going along for the ride often score remarkable deals...

Holland America drops Japan from Asia cruises
In a last-minute switch, Holland America is dropping Japan from several cruises scheduled for early next year... USA Today

FAA stats show fewer pilots break airspace rules
Military and civilian aviation officials say fewer pilots are breaking U.S. airspace restrictions this year... Yahoo Travel News

Continental cancels 24 flights due to lack of pilots
Airline won't comment on whether the absences were orchestrated...

IRS: Airlines should refund ticket tax
Passengers who bought plane tickets before the airlines had to stop collecting U.S. ticket taxes for travel on Saturday may be entitled to a refund of the taxes they paid... USA Today

Beat the heat with dive-in movies
When it comes to cooling down after a sweltering summer day, some travelers like to take in a movie; others would rather take a dip...

Top 10 hotels for NYC
Travelocity today unveils the Top 10 hotels in New York City that customers have identified as their favorite... USA Today

Other and Odd
Machu Picchu tourists turned away as limit reached
Hundreds of unticketed tourists have been turned away from Machu Picchu this week as Peru's famed Inca ruins reached capacity...

One-handed man takes on TSA over rejection
Agency said amateur boxer was unable to perform the work and didn't hire him...

Software that spots fake online hotel reviews? 
Researchers at Cornell University recently developed a software program that they said can sniff out "opinion spam" better than you can... LA Times

365 Guide Tip for the Day
The Tactical Array
The list of possible tactics a travel consultant might in building their business can be long and, at times, overwhelming... Travel Research Online

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