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TRO TravelGram: Jan 5



Thursday, January 5
Christmas Island: 'The kingdom of the crabs' 
Christmas Island is a naturalist's dream... The Independent

Vietnam: a land of ghosts
Explore Vietnam, where the real religion is the veneration of past generations... Telegraph (London)

Good value guide to France
Largely because of the strong euro, France is not quite the holiday bargain it used to be... Telegraph (London)

Secret destinations worth the hunt
Digging for insider tips and word-of-mouth directions before a trip always pays off...

Tours and Activities
Spectacular snow and ice display in China
One of the largest ice festivals in the world officially opens in China on January 5 ... The Australian

Disney Parks to Stay Open 24 Hours in a Row on February 29
If you've ever dreamed of riding Space Mountain or Pirates of the Caribbean at 3 in the morning, here's your chance ... Budget Travel Online

Celebrating Elvis: The King's legacy lives on in 2012
The Elvis Presley Museum Dusseldorf, which opened last month, has one of the largest collections of memorabilia outside of the U.S. and focuses on the singer's years in Germany...

Great American Bites: Sizzling ski-town fare at Jackson's Teton Thai
Where is the last place you would expect to find great Thai food? If you answered, "In the middle of the employee parking lot at the Jackson Hole Mountain ski resort in Wyoming," then be prepared to be shocked... USA Today

Cruise Holidays Forecasts Solid Cruise Sales for 2012
Cruise prices remain in consumers' favor going into 2012, according to a new Cruise Holidays 2012 Cruise Trends survey...Misc

Cruise Crystal Ball: 12 Trends for 2012
Now that we've left 2011 in the dust, it's time to look ahead to whats going to be hot in 2012 ..

NCL announces winter itinerary for new ship
Norwegian Cruise Line's next ship, the Norwegian Breakaway, will spend most of its first winter sailing from New York to the Bahamas and Florida... USA Today

Relax and Refuel: Surprising Airport Amenities
Most of us never really "see" our airports... ABC News

Airlines Not Happy With Impending Fee Transparency Rules 
Airlines now say new rules to let customers figure out ticket prices violates right to free speech... Fox Travel News

AirTran fined for advertising deceptive fares
In the fall of 2011, AirTran Airways advertised one-way fares for $59, but failed to provide customers with information about the type or amount of applicable taxes and fees...

United, Continental fliers bid for experiences
United Continental launched MileagePlus Headliners, an auction program that lets frequent fliers use their miles to bid for experiences such as trips and tickets to theater and sporting events... USA Today

New - or improved - hotels popping up around Miami airport
With new hotels and upgrades at not-so-new properties, the area around Miami International Airport is adding more options for travelers... Miami Herald

The Big Six: English spa hotels 
Relax in these elegant and homey hotels... The Independent

China to open luxury hotel on Soviet aircraft carrier
A former Soviet aircraft carrier under renovation in Tianjin is set to become China's first ex-naval hotel in 2012... CNN

Other and Odd
US State Department Issues Travel Warning for Central African Republic
The US State Department has warned U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to the Central African Republic... Misc

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