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TRO Travelgram: April 11



Wednesday, April 11
8 Perfect Trips for All Ages
The perfect hotels, the ideal outings, and dozens of surefire ways to keep both parents and kids happy... Conde Nast Traveler

Scilly Isles: The flavours at your feet: fresh, wild and free 
The coastal vegetation that defines the archipelago tastes even better than it looks... The Independent

America's greenest cities
To determine the greenest cities, the results came from three survey categories: cleanliness, pedestrian-friendliness and public transit, and great public parks...

Guide to 2012's World Design Capital: Helsinki, Finland
A head-to-hand guide to this year's World Design Capital... Travel and Leisure

Tours and Activities
50 of the world's best dive sites
From rusty wrecks to dozens of toilet bowls -- yes, really -- blowing bubbles is best done at these underwater spots... CNN

Military tourism: Play soldier for a day
The Royal Thai Army targets tourists by granting visitors a chance to play soldier for a day... CNN

Six new spots for architecture lovers
Modern architecture is giving travelers reasons to jump on a plane to see masterpieces around the world... CNN

Stop rearranging deck chairs: Cruise industry needs big changes
Commentator Ross A. Klein says the cruise industry needs much tougher oversight and legislation for passenger safety, environmental issues and workers' rights... Seattle Times

Ten of the best luxury cruises
Cruise companies have piled on the extras over the past couple of years to lure guests on to luxury cruises during the economic downturn... Telegraph (London)

Rock band Kiss to headline music cruise
Fans of the rock band Kiss are getting another chance this year to set sail with the group... USA Today

Malaysia Airlines offers child-free zone on flights
The carrier will start flying its first Airbus A380-800 on July 1, but kids won't be welcome on the upper deck...

Outrageous frequent flyer perks for preferred airlines customers 
Airlines these days are trying to lure in preferred customers with frequent flyer rewards programs that have some pretty unusual perks... Fox Travel News

Allegiant CEO defends carry-on baggage fee
Allegiant Travel Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Maurice Gallagher said he is opposed to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer's request to require airlines to disclose carry-on baggage fees... USA Today

Flights re-routed to avoid N. Korea rocket 
About 20 flights from a string of airlines will be re-routed over the Philippines between Thursday and Monday, when North Korea is scheduled to launch a rocket... USA Today

18 wacky hotels in the United States
Where to sleep under the sea, inside a giant beagle or in a tree house six stories above the ground... CNN

Artsy 21c hotel to open in Lexington, Ky.
The arts-focused 21c Museum Hotel is about to get a third location - this time in downtown Lexington, Ky., which has few high-end hotel options... USA Today

Other and Odd
US Citizens Warned Against Travel To Mali
The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens against all travel to Mali... Misc

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Networking for Travel Agents - Artful Networking
Networking, to be successful, is more than joining organizations, attending events and meeting people... Travel Research Online

Today in History
The Stone of Scone is Returned to Scotland 
The Stone of Scone, sometimes called the Stone of Destiny, is a 330-pound rock made of sandstone that has for centuries been used in the coronation of Scotish, English and British monarchs...Travel Research Online

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