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TRO TravelGram: Dec 5



Monday, December 5
It's snow much fun in Sapporo, Japan
In winter, snow falls on Sapporo and ski jumpers soar above the skyline... Seattle Times

World's most captivating beaches 
These beaches are drenched in surf, sun, sand and history - some gentle, some grisly...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Atlanta Neighborhood on the Upswing
As a cradle of culinary and artistic innovation, the area is seeing a wave of new art galleries, nightclubs and restaurants... New York Times

London's East End, an Olympics alternative
This part of the city invites a fresh look, its many revitalization projects filling the streets with lively museums, shops and other eye-catchers... LA Times

Tours and Activities
The Hay Festival in Cartagena
The Colombian city, which next month stages a Hay Festival, is a perfect cultural capital... Telegraph (London)

America's best tailgating cities
The theme across tailgating scenes nationwide: devotion --not just to the teams, but also to the pregame tradition...

Plunging Deep (in Pockets) to See Titanic at 100
There are many ways to mark the 100th anniversary of the world's most famous shipwreck, but time is running out for a submersible trip to the deep... New York Times

A new dawn for Burma
A river cruise to Mandalay is the perfect introduction to a country showing the signs of change... Telegraph (London)

Could Europe Drought Spell Big Trouble for River Cruise Lines?
River cruise operators in Europe are hoping that rain forecast for this weekend will resolve the disastrous situation of exceptionally low water levels on the Rhine and Danube...

Cruise line drops Hawaii call after protests
A small cruise ship scheduled to visit the Hawaiian island of Molokai today will skip the call in the wake of protests by islanders worried about its impact... USA Today

US Airways merger could help American grow
American Airlines, which is slipping farther behind beefed-up rivals United and Delta, could bulk up through a merger with US Airways... Seattle Times

Airbus predicts United will buy A380 superjumbo
Ever since it made its first commercial passenger flight in 2007, aviation industry observers have been skeptical that a U.S. airline would decide to add the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft to its fleet... USA Today

Federal budget cuts hit Washington-area hotels
Potentially dramatic cuts in federal spending loom over the region's hospitality industry... USA Today

Charleston, W. Va., hotels get makeovers
If you're headed to Charleston, W. Va., you might want to know that several hotels including the Holiday Inn Express are in the midst of renovating... USA Today

Hotel Review: In Amsterdam, Hotel de l'Europe
An $85-million renovation adds a Dutch nod to kitsch while keeping the continental high style... New York Times

Five Hotels That Get Five Stars
The New York Times' picks five hotels worthy of five stars... New York Times

Other and Odd
Hotwire fails to follow its own hotel ranking
A customer of the Hotwire bargain booking service complains that she booked a 4.5-star room but got something else... Seattle Times

Teen stopped at airport for gun replica on purse
A teenage girl's sense of style got her in trouble at the

Cruise invasion lands Alaska town on EPA list
The explosive growth of Skagway, Alaska as a cruise destination over the past 25 years has been a boon for the local economy. Alas, it hasn't been nearly such a positive for the community's sewage system... USA Today

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