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TRO TravelGram: Feb 15



Wednesday, February 15
It's snow much fun in London!
London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics... Seattle Times

Where to Eat and Stay in Barbados, Martinique & St. Lucia
While the Caribbean's emergence as a dining destination is shaking up all the islands, Barbados, Martinique, and St. Lucia reflect the transformation best... Conde Nast Traveler

A new Pete Dye golf course isn't all that's waiting for you in Roatan 
Unlike the notorious pirate Henry Morgan, who stashed his plunder in Roatan's hidden sea caves, golf architects Pete and Perry Dye have left a treasure that's easy to find... Globe and Mail

Holding On to What Was in the Andamans
After the 2004 tsunami, the government invested in tourism on these islands in the Bay of Bengal... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Whitney Houston's death site now a tour stop
That didn't take long... USA Today

ENO Wine Room: Not your father's wine bar
Strategic Hotels CEO Laurence Geller is behind the four ENO wine tasting rooms... USA Today

In Portland, Ore., a D.I.Y. Coffee Culture
A crop of coffee-shop owners in Portland are now roasting the beans themselves... New York Times

Top European River Cruises for Spring
For those cruising Europe's rivers, it's not always enough to simply enjoy the pastoral beauty of the Danube... Conde Nast Traveler

ComPrincess' New Ship to Feature Expanded Atrium
The Royal Princess, Princess Cruises' largest-ever new-build, will feature a dramatically expanded version of the line's signature gold-and-marble atrium...

Carnival Cruise Lines to expand in Europe
Industry giant Carnival today announced it would offer its widest array of European itineraries ever in 2013... USA Today

More cruise ship spas target teens
Add MSC Cruises to the list of lines offering spa treatments for teens... USA Today

PeopleExpress Returns, But It's Not the Same
The news that an airline named PeopleExpress will be flying again has stirred up some chatter... Conde Nast Traveler

White House proposes 2.5% cut for TSA budget
The Transportation Security Administration would be spending less on aviation security and air marshals in the next fiscal year, budget cuts that President Obama proposed Monday... USA Today

Airlines have a good year for arriving on time
The nation's largest airlines ended 2011 with one of their best records for getting passengers and their bags to their destinations on time... USA Today

Marriott plan first hotel in Buffalo, N.Y.
Marriott's working on opening its first hotel in downtown Buffalo, N.Y... USA Today

Hotel Icon is on the cutting edge of cool in Hong Kong 
Think yin, yang and young... Globe and Mail

Other and Odd
'Black-hole' resorts: Turn up, tune out, log off 
'Black-hole' resorts where mobiles are banned and the internet is anathema are set to be huge this year... The Independent

Is the Best Travel Search Engine Around the Corner?
A test of niche travel agencies found that they bested the Internet big boys on both price and service nearly every time... New York Times

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Communication Skills for Travel Agents - Active Listening and Understanding
Listening is a very important part of conversation... Travel Research Online

Today in History
Remember the Maine! 
William Randolph Hearst, the notorious newspaper
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