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Thursday, December 8
Saint Lucia: Tropical island that's a king of Creole 
Saint Lucia's luxury resorts and idyllic beaches are undoubtedly impressive, but it's the traditional culture that makes a visit so special... The Independent

Thailand: Take me to the beach
We all have our own idea about the perfect island – a bamboo hut and a hammock on the beach, or maybe a villa with a swimming pool and butler. Happily, Thailand has an island to suit most dreams... The Independent

Haiti: The next Caribbean vacation getaway?
Just two years after an earthquake devastated vast areas of Haiti, its president is vowing to promote tourism as a way to break the nation's dependence on foreign aid... USA Today

Tours and Activities
Walking 40 miles in Jesus' shoes
A new trail across northern Israel offers travelers the chance to walk - or trot - through New Testament sites in the footsteps of Jesus... USA Today

London's ahead of the Games
The city has done its part readying for the crush of 2012 Summer Olympics athletes and visitors, but if you're planning to go, here's some info — and survival tips... LA Times

Unusual Christmas trees around the world 
Several long-awaited Christmas trees were lighted last week, including the 74-foot tall Norway spruce at Rockefeller Center in New York. Other trees around the world have been recently set aglow as well - here's a look at some unusual ones... LA Times

Edgy NYC club's hidden in bowels of hotel basement
The most exclusive nightclub and bar in New York - at this moment, anyway - is in the basement of a new hotel, just off its loading dock and garbage area... USA Today

New From Norwegian: One Cruise, Three Embarkation Ports
In a departure from the traditional model of everybody boarding and disembarking at the same port, Norwegian has followed the example of Italian lines MSC and Costa Cruises and opted for multiple embarkation ports in 2012...

Would you book a cruise now for 2015? One line bets on it
In an unusual move, Norwegian Cruise Line today is opening bookings for its weekly Hawaii sailings all the way through April 18, 2015 - more than three years from now... USA Today

Korean Air fare switcheroo irks fliers
Consumers who bought airline tickets at discount prices in September are up in arms over Korean Air's decision more than two months later to cancel their reservations unless they pay more... USA Today

Airlines could lose $8 billion from euro crisis 
Airlines worldwide face over $8 billion in losses next year if Europe's politicians fail to get to grips with the region's debt crisis, the industry's leading trade group warned on Wednesday...

JetBlue to fly to Dallas/Fort Worth
JetBlue will make Dallas/Fort Worth its newest destination. The carrier says it will connect the Texas airport to its hub at Boston beginning May 1... USA Today

24-hour Room Service: Jolyon's at No 10, Cardiff 
Jolyon Joseph's first foray - called, simply, Jolyon's - has just six rooms overlooking the revived docklands of Cardiff Bay. In his new city-centre address, Joseph has been more ambitious... The Independent

Free hotel breakfasts a hit, and not just for paying guests
Most people have heard the adage "there's no such thing as a free lunch." But apparently it is not true for breakfast - at some hotels at least. But there's anecdotal evidence to suggest that it's not just paying guests who enjoy this perk...

Other and Odd
Top 5 disappearing places
For your next trip, consider these Top 5 disappearing places and enjoy them before they're lost to future generations... Yahoo Travel News

Baldwin dust-up sparks debate about electronics on planes
Actor Alec Baldwin's removal from an American Airlines plane Tuesday for playing a game on his cellphone has sparked discussion among experts and frequent fliers at odds over being required to shut off electronic devices during takeoff and landing...USA Today

365 Guide Tip for the Day
A 2012 Marketing Plan: A Public Relations Overview
If your travel practice is centered in your local community, there is probably no more important set of tactics than those grouped under the label of public relations... [Back to Press Releases Main]