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TRO TravelGram: Jan 20



Friday, January 20
Will Europe become a budget travel paradise?
Certainly, the euro is under threat, and because Europe is such an important destination for visitors from North America, what happens to the currency is important... USA Today

Get to know Malaysia - from homestay to high-end hotel 
In Malay culture, food is key. Malays eat six meals a day... Globe and Mail

36 Hours: Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg in winter is cold and often gray, but that's not an obstacle in appreciating this city's formidable charms, with its canals, regal buildings and cozy cafes... New York Times

Tours and Activities
The New Caribbean Cuisine
First, forget the conch. Then, consider Amerindian peppers, African accents, and a pan-European riot of recipes... Conde Nast Traveler

A Guide to "Glamping" Around the World
Itching to be one with nature but reluctant to forgo your morning cappuccino? Here, a host of tents around the globe that combine creature comforts with critter access... Conde Nast Traveler

Great American Bites: Crab heaven at Cantler's in Annapolis
Maryland is world-famous for its crab cakes, but along the coast of the Chesapeake Bay steamed hard-shell crabs are an even more traditional local specialty... USA Today

Legoland to add Pirate Reef water ride, expand Star Wars area
As part of a multi-attraction expansion this spring, Legoland California plans to update the Star Wars Miniland area, add a pirate-themed water ride and install a crab exhibit at the SeaLife Aquarium... LA Times

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review
Explorer of the Seas - don't be scared by the

Crystal Cruises launches faster check-in
For those who find waiting to get on a ship akin to watching paint dry, Crystal Cruises has introduced a bar code check-in that officials say "eliminates 100%" of wait times in embarkation terminals for all passengers... USA Today

New London airport 'could be built in six years'
A new airport sited in the Thames Estuary could take as little as six years to complete .. Telegraph (London)

Alaska Air, Emirates form mileage partnership
Emerites customers can earn miles on Alaska Airlines... Seattle Times

Delta left hanging after attempted fare hike
Rick Seaney, CEO of, said Delta Air Line's most recent attempt to hike domestic airfares has failed... USA Today

Romantic hotels for Valentine's Day
Ten of the best hotels for a romantic Valentine's Day escape...Telegraph (London)

World's Top Hotels
Every year T+L readers vote on thousands of hotels based on rooms, location, service, food, and value... Yahoo Travel News

Design savvy and a true South Beach vibe draw guests to this hotel 
Walking into the Dream South Beach feels like entering another dimension of art deco glamour, Eastern sensuality and Bollywood charm... Globe and Mail

Other and Odd
Ecotourism trips, from urban to out there
The escapes here promise everything from sea turtle photo ops in Bora Bora to a Green Concierge in Santa Monica, Calif., who will snag you a hybrid taxi...

Does travel insurance cover Concordia crisis?
When booking a cruise, travelers are offered the option of travel insurance, for a fee - either directly through the cruise line or a third-party provider... USA Today

Hitler's lair in Poland may become attraction
Poland would like to see Adolf Hitler's former military headquarters turned into a tourist attraction... USA Today

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Teamwork for Travel Agents - Difficult Co-Workers
Teamwork requires respect. There are times, however, when a co-worker's attitude makes teamwork d
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