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TRO TravelGram: Feb 3



Friday, February 3
Destinations that are better in the cold
It's true that the temptation to hibernate until winter's end is difficult to resist...

Six Perfect Days in Southern Brazil
Must-sees and hidden gems... Conde Nast Traveler

Rising from the rubble
Lebanon's capital is fast becoming one of the most exciting cities on Earth... Sydney Morning Herald 

36 Hours: Park City, Utah
Park City, Utah, is the rare ski resort that offers lively diversions on and off the slopes... New York Times

10 great places to see Larry Bird's Indy
Indianapolis may be the center of the football universe during Sunday's Super Bowl, but basketball legend Larry Bird says his city has plenty to offer visitors... USA Today

Tours and Activities
Headed to Hawaii? Go wave jumping in Maui 
Go old-school and get some big air on a windsurfing board... Globe and Mail

At first bite, you'll taste the difference in Hong Kong 
In Hong Kong entire streets dedicate themselves to the sale of dried seafood and its concentrated flavors... Globe and Mail

Canada: Freaky hues of northern lights from this Alberta outpost
The northern lights bring fabulous streaks of greens, blues, yellows and pinks across the night sky in northern climes... LA Times

Carnival Tightens Cruise Cancellation Policy
Effective January 30 for all new bookings, Carnival Cruise Lines has tightened its cancellation penalties for cruises of six days or longer...

So, Just How Safe Is Your Ship?
Ship accidents are rare, but cruisegoers should also consider other dangers, like fire, onboard crime and the dreaded stomach bug...New York Times

Royal Caribbean says bookings down sharply
The downturn in cruise bookings noted earlier this week by industry giant Carnival Corp. is taking place at rival Royal Caribbean Cruises, too... USA Today

Anatomy of an airport security breach 
By all accounts, it started innocently. An airport screener missed a bag... CNN

New Boeing delivered to mystery customer 
Moby Dick of a 747 takes to the skies ... CNN

Hyatt Announces Plans for Three New Hotels in Saudi Arabia
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into agreements with Naseel Holding Company to manage three new Hyat-branded hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...MarketWatch

The Village Pub, Barnsley: hotel review
A very good alternative to the most sought-after hotel in Gloucestershire... Telegraph (London)

Other and Odd
Peru tries to keep ecotourists away from isolated tribe
Several violent attacks have come from a clan of previously isolated Peruvian Amazon Indians who began appearing on the banks of a jungle river popular with environmental tourists last year... Seattle Times

Two American Tourists Kidnapped in Egypt
Gunmen stormed a bus in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday, kidnapping two American tourists and an Egyptian tour guide... New York Times

Must-Pack Medications for Travel

Is Mexico safe? Record numbers think so
Violence related to Mexico's drug wars might make headlines, but it doesn't seem to be putting a damper on tourism... USA Today

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Time Management for Travel Agents - Procrastination
Though not one of the 7 deadly sins, procrastination has to have made it pretty high on the list... [Back to Press Releases Main]